Thiel Wrist Watch w/ Black Face Red Hands
Original military style wrist watch made by Thiel. It has a very military look with a black face and red hands. It is in good working order. The crystal is a little yellowed and the face a little dirty, but overall it is a nice functioning watch.
Note for handling watches:
- Do not shake a watch! If it seems to be sticking, rotate it back and forth a bit as if you were turning a knob off and on; this motion works in the same direction as the movement.
- Never fully wind a watch! Wind the watch only until you feel slightly more resistance. If it stops turning, you've gone too far. You probably didn't damage it this time, but don't do it again. A better habit is to simply wind it a little bit throughout the day.
- Generally speaking, as long as a watch still runs its probably still good. If a watch is a little slow or fast it can probably be adjusted with little effort. A watch maker can do it quickly with a timing tool but it can also be done with trial and error. Very often a small adjustment to the +/- leaver inside the watch will make a big difference to the speed.