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17 Rubis Silver-Tone Dugena Mechanical Watch | Vintage Watches For Sale

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Sale price €159 EUR Regular price €170 EUR

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17 Rubis Silver-Tone Dugena Mechanical Watch

This 17 rubis silver-tone Dugena mechanical watch is a classic, vintage timepiece, perfect for everyday wear. Pairing a square-shaped 22-mm silver-tone case and a dark brown leather strap, the watch is an ideal fit for tiny and small wrist sizes

Preserved in amazing condition, with a fully functional mechanical movement, this vintage Dugena ladies watch will surely last you for a long time.

Product details:

Condition: Very good.
Case width: 22 mm.
Case + strap length: 20 cm.
Wrist size: extra small/small (ladies).
Mechanical movement.
17 Rubis.
Made in Germany.

The watch is in working condition.


The name "Dugena" is one of Germany's most famous watch brands. The roots of the company lie in Switzerland, namely with the Swiss watchmaker association Corporation d'Horlogers Suisse, which was founded in 1883 by Gottlieb Hauser. This was called Union Horlogère from 1901 and presented itself at this time with the brand name Alpina, which was first used as the name of a proprietary caliber.

During World War II, the Allies prohibit the Union Horlogère to continue to market in Germany under the name "Alpina". Therefore, 1942 in Berlin it is decided to rename Alpina into "DUGENA - Deutsche Uhrmacher-Genossenschaft Alpina" (German watchmaking cooperative Alpina).

1948, the headquarters of Dugena, which had been in the eastern part of Berlin, is moved to Darmstadt. Under the successful management of the director, Willi Tempel, Dugena becomes a byword for reliable and modern quality watches in West Germany.

The years after the war, as well as the1960s and 1970s, brought unparalleled success to the company. Both with ladies watches as with men's watches the brand gained a considerable reputation. As one of the only very few watch manufacturers, Dugena is not affected by the quartz crisis, as it manages to establish itself with high-quality quartz collections and is thereby open to new buyer generations. In 1973 Dugena is represented at 2,000 watch stores throughout Germany. Even in large department stores, the brand is continuously present. Read more here.


About mechanical watches

mechanical watch is a watch that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to quartz watches which function electronically, with the help of a small battery.

A mechanical watch is driven by a mainspring which must be hand-wound periodically. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power balance, a weighted wheel that oscillates back and forth at a constant rate. A device called an escapement releases the watch's wheels to move forward a small amount with each swing of the balance wheel, moving the watch's hands forward at a constant rate.

Mechanical watches are classic vintage pieces, beautiful displays of minimalism and old-school features. Some of the most elegant mechanical watches, for true vintage enthusiasts, are now available in our vintage mechanical watch collection

Shop the most beautiful vintage mechanical watches on Vintage Radar!



All you need to know about Vintage Radar

From our collection of vintages and antiques, only the best pieces make it through our selection for this platform. Our goal is to locate the finest vintage pieces and reclaim their original, timeless beauty. 

The process behind our brand is a complex one: restoring antique and vintage pieces, making them look flawless, carefully reconstructing what is broken and capturing them as accurately as possible so that these articles get a chance to a second story.

The age, the brand and all the work behind every product, are all reflected in the price of our items. You can read more about the story behind our brand here. 

Our vintage watches are extensively verified by local watchmakers that we work with. Any repairs needed are done by professionals, so rest assured, all the watches are in perfect working condition. They are additionally checked for another 24 hours, once the order is placed, before shipping.

The pieces we sell are vintage, so they may present marks of the passage of time. Make sure you have a close look at the photos of each product. We try to capture them as accurately as possible. Colors may differ slightly. 


Shipping information:

We offer Free International shipping with Tracking Number. The shipping price is already included in the price of the watch.

The items can be shipped worldwide, from Romania. In particular cases, items can be shipped from a different country.

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