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  1. 30t1 Sep 9, 2020

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    I got a chrono not yet in my hands. So last night I was checking my delivery eta, and found a Helbros auto, super cheap and running with a cool dial so I bought it.
     
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  2. JwRosenthal Sep 9, 2020

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    Welcome!
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  3. 30t1 Sep 9, 2020

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    Wow very nice, I just realized that I don't own a single black dial watch, umm
     
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  4. Dan S Sep 9, 2020

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    Congrats. I really don't know much about the Helbros brand, but they made some quality watches. I have the hand-winding version of the watch that @JwRosenthal showed (with the model-name "INVINCIBLE"), and also this curiosity. I honestly cannot remember when or where I acquired it, but it gives me a 1950s vibe, don't you think.

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  5. 30t1 Sep 9, 2020

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  6. Dan S Sep 9, 2020

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    Did you write this? That's a lot of research, very impressive work. By any chance did you come across any evidence about Helbros watches (specifically the skin diver watches like James showed) being sold in the US Army PX?
     
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  7. 30t1 Sep 9, 2020

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    Thanks but no, yes a lot’s of work went into this. I found it in Wordpress, nothing about PX but I wouldn’t be surprised because they use every selling tool available and advertising media. I was looking for a poster or advertising print I saw once and I can’t find it.
     
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  8. JwRosenthal Sep 9, 2020

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    I have a NOS Helbros from the early 70's, got it on eBay and shared it on the bargain thread and someone noticed on the ad tags inside that it claimed first watch to the moon, an intersting claim. Someone researched the claim and there was a time keeping device, if I recall (not a watch), that was made by Helbros for the moon endevour.

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  9. TexOmega Sep 9, 2020

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    Venus cal 170, circa early 1940's, salmon dial



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  10. 30t1 Sep 10, 2020

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    Wow thats a beautiful machine and with the venus
     
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  11. 30t1 Sep 10, 2020

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    On the helbros 1950s watches, check this dial out.
     
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  12. Helvetia History Sep 11, 2020

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    I've got this Helbros because it's really a Helvetia. Everything made by Helvetia they just added the Helbros name, it's one of the few watches with the rare Helvetia 820 movement, circa 1943.

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    And here is another re-badged Helvetia that unfortunately I don't own, same date, really cool box.

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  13. redpcar Sep 11, 2020

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    It's hard to find a quality Helbros. Seems like they were drugstore watches back in the day. I have one keeper, too.

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  14. WYO_Watch Sep 11, 2020

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    Best example I’ve owned - but sold it to a friend. Maybe he wants to sell it back ::confused2::

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  15. Rman Sep 11, 2020

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    Do you get to wear a special tartan kilt now?
     
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  16. 30t1 Sep 11, 2020

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    ::psy:: at least ::rimshot::
     
  17. Keith88lx Sep 12, 2020

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    You can add me to the clan

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  18. Scarecrow Boat 5000 Candles in the Wind Sep 12, 2020

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    Mine comes in on Monday but these are two listing images
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  19. 30t1 Sep 12, 2020

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