Darwil 1970c

An almost unknown brand, I believe Italian with a Swiss UT6325 movement, was popular in the former Yugoslavia for a short time. I estimate the date of this one to be early 70’s.

There’s nothing really special about it but I liked this watch as soon as I saw it. It’s signed on the dial, movement, back and crown. The back has a rather impressive logo.

Unlike its contemparies, this watch has a sub second hand rather than a sweep hand. The movement is large, tough and not usually found in wristwatches but more comon in small pocket watches.

Even though not water resistant, it is shock resistant and quite robust. I believe it would have won the favor of East Europeans who where less technologically advanced than the West.

About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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