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BUGATTI AUTOMOTIVE REGULATOR WATCH - Prince Wilhelm of Urach

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BUGATTI AUTOMOTIVE REGULATOR WATCH - Prince Wilhelm of Urach


ID: 200

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Oversized automotive regulator silver pocket watch, produced for Bugatti.
Diameter is 70mm, weight is hefty 260 grams.
Watch comes with heavy silver chain, total weight of the watch + chain is about 380 grams.

The dial bears Bugatti logo.
The back cover is decorated with cypher W under prince crown.
Most probably it's a cypher of Prince Wilhelm of Urach, who was worked for Bugatti in 1920s.
Prince Wilhelm of Urach, Count of Württemberg (1897 – 1957) was a member of the German princely House of Württemberg and a senior automotive production engineer.
After WWI he choose career in engineering and technology. studied .
Following his graduation in Mechanical engineering at Stuttgart's Technical Academy, he worked in 1920s for Bugatti in Molsheim.
In 1927, he switched to Daimler-Benz, working at Untertürkheim as a design engineer where he spent most of his professional career, where he joined top-management team and appointed a chief engineer. His responsibilities included taking care of the Mercedes drivers at sporting events.



Condition
The watch appears to be in good condition.
The Bugatti logo is partly restored on the edge (letters are intact).
The dial appears to be in good condition.
The movement is heavy and robust one with 8 days winding.
The movement is in running condition, though time keeping is not guaranteed and cleaning is recommended.



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