Old Military Vintage B (Blue)


Available in three sizes: 40 mm, 43 mm or 45 mm - Price from 2,050.00 Euro


The epoch of the old military pocket watch emerged around the turn of the century and reached its peak between the two world wars. After the Second World War, these pocket watches were hardly ever made. Only the then mass manufacturer Cortebert had produced a few pocket watches in military design after the war, otherwise demand had fallen sharply. The pocket watch had been almost entirely replaced by the wristwatch, and wristwatches became a bit simpler in design, with smaller numerals. The design of the old military pocket watches, on the other hand, was characterized by these oversized Arabic numerals, which were lined with luminous material on the inside. A special distinguishing feature of these watches is that the border of the digits is still clearly visible. Normally, luminous material is applied completely to the printed numbers. In the case of military watches, however, the printed numbers are hollow on the inside and illuminants are only applied to the inside of the numbers. Therefore, the digits had to be so large, otherwise it would not have been technically feasible. There were even some dials that completely dispensed with luminous material for cost reasons, or where only some of the digits were covered with Luminova. The "chemin de fer" railway line, which has a rhombus in some places, is also characteristic of military pocket watches. In addition, all had the seconds field at 6 o'clock. Many military pocket watches look confusingly alike. If you believe the dial manufacturers, the brands did not place such high value on independence at the time. At that time, the dial manufacturers still designed the dials themselves for the customer, and therefore there were many similarities between the watch brands. Today everyone attaches importance to an individual design. In the past, however, some watches could only be distinguished by the brand name, otherwise they were almost identical. Military pocket watches from luxury Swiss brands are still very popular with collectors today. In addition, there were also a large number of relatively unknown manufacturers who no longer exist today.


manufactured watch case

wristwatches in vintage pocket-watch design

40 mm, 43 mm or 45 mm diameter

48 mm, 50 mm or 52 mm lug to lug

10.6 mm, 11.3 mm or 14.45 mm thickness total (incl. domed crystal)

22 mm strap wide

watch case in stainless steel (made in Germany)

Old Radium luminous dial and hand

Swiss Made manual wound movement (based on ETA Unitas 6498-2)

17 Jewels, 21.600 A/h beats per hour, power reserve 60 hours

Fine adjusted in 5 positions

Precision -2/+8 sec/day, after casing

Properly refined according to highest watchmaking standards
heat blued steel hands

"fume"vintage blue dial
Domed and anti-reflected sapphire glass on front

Sapphire display case back

Stainless steel buckle

Watch straps made of genuine buffalo leather or Russian leather

Shipped in an attractive travel Leather case

anti-shock proof (DIN standard 8308)
antimagnetic 4,800 A (DIN standard 8309)



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Delivery time within 4 weeks


Price (NET excluded VAT):

Old Military Vintage Blue Basic with Cordovan Leather strap * 2,050.00 Euro

*Upgrade Top Grade Movement  + 800.00 Euro


Extras: (Please click on the text for more informations):

genuine alligator skin strap + 75.00 Euro

Change to straight crown * free of charge

Folding clasp + 75.00 Euro

43 mm rose gold plated watch case (very robust PVD plating) + 200.00 Euro

Large presentation-wooden box + 300.00 Euro


Old Military Vintage Blue 40

The vintage blue model has a gradient dial that runs from blue to black.

Image Pictures

The front

The dial of the Old Military Blue is a special order. The dial has a slight color gradient. The dial is slightly lighter on the inside and darker towards the outside. This makes the watch look like an old original watch from the 1920-1940s, where the dial has slightly faded due to the sun. Before the dial is installed, it gets an antique lacquer coating in our manufactory so that it can also bear the name "vintage". The manufactured watch case is constructed in such a way that the dial sits as high as possible. This makes the watch look even flatter than it already is. Such a case can only be realized with a box sapphire crystal, otherwise the hands would hit the glass.

The leather strap

The leather strap of the Old Military Vintage models is made from genuine Cordovan horse leather. This is made for us in a small tannery in Italy. The tape then gets a "vintage look" through various processes. After use, the band will eventually become darker and greasy, which looks fantastically beautiful.

Live pictures 40 mm model

Even if it looks less professional on a official website, you can only see the quality of the watches from live-pictures. All watches look great on official product images. Even the cheap ones. But in order to get an accurate feeling of the watches, you have to hold them in your hand. These often have a completely different effect. However, since our customers mostly order online and cannot view the watches beforehand, our pictures must be as authentic as possible.

Live pictures 43 mm model

Live pictures 45 mm model

The Basic Movement

The Base movements comes free of extra charge. Choose your favorite.


The silver version is sand blasted and has a skeletonized balance bridge, blued screws and skeletonized winding wheels.


The gold version is sand blasted and has a skeletonized balance bridge, blued screws and skeletonized winding wheels.


The black version is sand blasted and has a skeletonized balance bridge and skeletonized winding wheels.


The rhodium-plated version is finely decorated with Cotes de Geneve, blued screws and finished winding wheels.

The case back

You can choose between closed or display case back (the picture shows the Top Grade movement for + 800.00 Euros).



(The watch in the video is a prototype with a different movement)


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