E. Gubelin Lucerne Military "Jam-Jar" Case

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Style: Military

Circa: 1940's

Case: Classically styled chrome plated bezel and stainless steel back with rare "jar" style screw back and inner dust cover. Excellent condition with very minor wear.  Unusual screw in gasket inside the case tube to waterproof the crown.  31mm diameter. 16mm strap.

Dial: Original factory printed black dial with luminous markers and steel luminous hands. Center sweep seconds.  Signed E.Gubelin Lucerne, Swiss.

Movement: Swiss 17 Jewels center seconds movement signed Gubelin Watch Co. Swiss. Recently serviced and in excellent working condition.

A highly unusual and rare early attempt at waterproofing retailed by the famous European jeweler and watch dealer, E.Gubelin of Lucerne. The back functions much like a jam jar in that it slots into place and turns a quarter turn to lock closed. Inner dust cover provides more protection. Also features an unusual screw in small gasket within the wall of the bezel to attempt to waterproof the crown and stem assembly. This watch is in excellent overall condition and looks great. A real rarity from a famous house. For decades Gubelin was a dealer in the best of best jewelery and watches from houses such as Patek Philippe, Jaeger LeCoultre, Piaget etc.