Jochen Benzinger PUW 660

German PUW 660 manual winding vintage movement
• Case diameter (mm): 40.0
• Case thickness (mm): 11.0
• Case lug width (mm): 20
• Case back: Transparent
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: Jochen Benzinger
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WatchBuys Direct Price: $5,370.00
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Jochen Benzinger PUW 660
Jochen Benzinger PUW 660
Jochen Benzinger PUW 660
Jochen Benzinger PUW 660
Jochen Benzinger PUW 660
Jochen Benzinger PUW 660
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Product Details

Jochen chose the German PUW 660 to power this watch because of its reliability and rarity. PUW was a German watch movement company located in Pforzheim that unfortunately was the victim of the quartz boom of the early 1970's. Luckily, many of the mechanical movements survived, and Jochen has used a new old stock movement to create this watch.

But we would challenge even the most movement knowledgeable among you to recognize the PUW 660 after Jochen's hand engraving, hand skeletonizing and hand guilloching is complete. Again, it is better to let the pictures do the talking, but one look at the result and you'll know why this watch is unique. Jochen has used rich colors in decorating the movement, including yellow gold, silver and charcoal grey. The contrasts and different engraved patterns create an interesting depth to the movement.

Enough about the back - now to the front. The 40 mm case features a coin edge finish and onion crown. The case itself has been bead blasted to a matte finish.

The dial is guilloched completely by hand. We must make a distinction about the type of guilloche work done by Jochen - each dial takes many hours of hand engraving on machines driven by leather straps. We invite you to click here to learn more about the process and see the actual machines used in his workshop. This type of hand guilloche, or engine turned dial, is extremely rare, as most guilloche dials today are either stamped or made by computer navigated engraving machines.

We watched the creation of one of these dials while visiting Jochen, and admit that we simply would not have the patience required to make the smallest of patterns (not to mention the talent).

This watch ships with a black Benzinger calf leather strap and deployant buckle.

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