Trabant Military

 Trabant is a name that one normally does not associate with watches but with the minimalist East German Car that was made between 1957 and 1990 with essentially the same formula.  It was nicknamed the "Spark Plug with a Roof".  This particular Trabant which means "Satellite or Companion" in German is a military wristwatch that although small in size is rather rare in its numbers.  Just like Trabant (the car) it is a very utilitarian watch that has a solid pin lug configuration that accepts a feed-thru band as many military watches do.  The case which measures 28mm in diameter, by 35mm lug to lug, by 10mm thick is made from a combination of Stainless Steel & Chrome.  It is a 15 Jewel, gilded movement, with a very unusual and intriguing spiral design shock protector between the case back and the movement....I've never seen another one like it!  The black dial, for night ops, has the original lume in the hands and dots at the chapters, but it no longer glows-in-the-dark.  The hand in the seconds bit (at the 6 o'clock position) is blued steel and is not apparent in the photos but it is there, and original to the watch.The Trabant Watch was a product of Karl Trabant of Fischer & Trabant in Pforzheim, Germany.  Our head watch maker has lovingly restored the movement to keep time just as it did back in 1936 when it was first pressed into service.  We have fitted it with an olive drab, 16mm military band from the period to complete the look.  If you have a smaller wrist or simply want a very unusual military watch for a very small investment then this may be the watch for you! 



Price: $750
Year: 1936
SKU: w2513

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