PUW

(Pforzheimer Uhren-Rohwerke GmbH, Pforzheim, Germany)

Movements

caliber size jewels shockprot. construction features condition
49 5 3/4 x 8 3/4''' 15/17 ?
none
A,HSKM,F OK
60 10 1/2''' 17 ?
?
A,HSK,M,F SCD OK
70 5 1/2 x 7''' 17 Incabloc
A,HSKM,F OK
73 5 3/4 x 7''' 17 KIF Trior
Monorex
A,HSKM,F OK
74 5 1/2''' 17 KIF Ultraflex
A,HSKM,F OK
80 OK
260 OK
360 11 1/2''' 17/21 KIF Ultraflex
Incabloc
A,HSK,M,F SCD OK
460 OK
461 11 1/2''' 17 Antichoc S65
A,HSK,M,F SCD,QG,RDR OK
500 8 3/4 x 12''' 15 none
A,H,SKM,F s Balance broken
561 11 1/2''' 17 Incabloc
Ruby-Neutro-Shock
A,HSK,M,F SCD,QG,RDR OK
660 11 1/2''' 17 Incabloc
A,HSK,M,F SCD OK
663 11 1/2''' 17 Incabloc
A,HSK,M,F SCD,QG,JG,RDR OK
663S 17 Incabloc
OK
700 9 3/4''' 4 none
H,SKM,F s needs service
800 6 3/4 x 8''' 17 Rufa-Anti-Shock
A,HSK,M,F SCD OK
801 8 1/4''' 17 Antichoc S65
A,HSK,M,F SCD,QG,RDR OK
803 8 1/4''' 17 Rufa-Anti-Shock
OK
1001 12 1/2''' 7 Incabloc
SC?,QG,RDR,EL OK
1071
1075 5 1/2''' 17 Rufa-Anti-Shock
A,HSKM,F h,m OK
1075E 5 1/2''' 17 Incabloc
A,HSKM,F OK
1175 OK
1175D OK
1177 17 OK
1261 11 1/2''' 25 Incabloc
SCD,QG,RDR,AUT OK
1360 25 OK
1361 11 1/2''' 25 KIF Trior
SCD,QG,RDR,AUT needs service
1561 11 1/2''' 21 Incabloc
SCD,QG,RDR,AUT OK
1561D 11 1/2''' 21 Antichoc S65
SCD,DIG,QG,RDR,AUT OK
1660 11 1/2''' 25 Rufa-Anti-Shock
A,HSK,MF SCD,AUT OK
1661 25 Rufa-Anti-Shock
OK
1661S 25 OK
2509 12 1/2''' 7 Antichoc S65
SCI,QG,JG,RDR,EL parts missing
3000 6 3/4 x 8''' 11 Rufa-Anti-Shock
SC,EL gummy

Details

By clicking onto the photos, you can access the detail pages of the movements
 

    PUW 49

    PUW 60

    PUW 70 / Dugena 702

    PUW 73

    PUW 74

    PUW 360

    PUW 461

    PUW 500

    PUW 561 / Dugena 2509

    PUW 660

    PUW 663

    PUW 700

    PUW 800

    PUW 801

    PUW 1001

    PUW 1075

    PUW 1075E

    PUW 1261

    PUW 1361

    PUW 1561

    PUW 1561D

    PUW 1660

    PUW 2509

    PUW 3000

History

The watchmaker Rudolf Wehner, born in Dresden, founded the Pforzheimer Uhren-Rohwerke (PUW) in 1932, because the Foreign exchange situation of the German Reich was precarious and the import of Swiss ebauches was a burden of the German balance of payments.

In the early 1940s, the PUW had already 260 employees, but was also forced to produce detonators for the German Air Force and the military.

In 1945 the factory was almost completely destroyed in the large air raid on Pforzheim. After the war ended, a provisional production was established quickly, before they were able to move into its new built domicile in 1950.

The following years, PUW grew to become Germany’s largest wristwatch movement producer and made up to two million movements (manual wind and automatic) per year. They also made strong investments in research and development of electromechanical and quarz movements.

After the production terminated of the caliber families 660/1660, and 800/810 in 1979, they still produced quartz movements for a decade before their end was sealed in 1990 and the PUW was taken over by the Swiss Swatch Group.

An interesting detail on the side is that Rudolf Wehner also marketed watches with PUW movements himself by founding the Porta watch factory in 1948, which produced 200,000 watches per year at peak times.

(based on PUW official press release via [Josef M.Stadl, German Chronometric Society] (/supporters/j-m-stadl-dgc/))