1970s Union Glashütte Submariner
The German Submariner? Ja Wohl!
In 1989, the iron curtain had fallen. East and West Germany were united. The watch industry in Glashütte (east Germany) was on the ground like every other industry. Glashütte needed a good idea to get back on the market and to survive in capitalism. What could be more obvious than to copy the most famous design and buy some ETA movements!? That´s how this model was born.
Although not popular on their release, they now have become quite sought after by collectors.
This rare diver was sold under 3 different brands. Glashütte, GUB and Union, where the Union is the rarest model.
The watch is completely original, including the bracelet. The hands have been replaced with original parts, but also has a NOS set included. That´s why the lume on the hands is slightly different.
It wears very well because of the flat case which is only 10mm in height.
The condition is very good, almost like new. No stretch, no scratches on the glass.
The watch comes with 2 extension links for the bracelet and the original box (which is rare itself).
- 39mm/41mm (excl. crown/incl. crown)
- Depth 10mm
- Stainless Steel screwback
- Rotating bezel with 60 clicks
- Manual wind
- Functions with accuracy, wind smoothly, sets crisply
- Production 1980's
- ETA 2824-2
- Original Tritium dial
- Hands replaced (original set included)
- Stainless steel bracelet with no stretch, two spare links
- Original box.