Friday, 19 May 2017

1st MWF. Tutima. [Glashutte]. UROFA. Kirova. 21 Jewel. Type 59. Chronograph.



Received this watch in record time from a very pleasant and honest seller from Bulgaria, who was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

The Tutima Kirova has always been my ultimate grail watch. Over the years my collection has waxed and waned, but this was the watch i had always most wanted,over all others but could never afford.

Most importantly, to me this watch is original. The dial and hands have not been retouched, the crown and pushers are original, case back and case, with solid spring bars, are again  original. The movement, is unsigned with low serial number and would have been one of the first movements taken from Tutima`s Glashutte Factory,[ about 1947], as war reparations. It would then have been assembled at 1st MWF Factory, with dial signed with there logo.

1st MWF Started manufacturing and signing the movements in about 1949.

This particular watch, has a wonderful patina of age related use, which ,  to my eyes ,only adds to its appeal. The watch keeps exceptional time, and chronograph works as it should.

It is on a temporary strap at the moment, i will find a more appropriate one in time.

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