The name Dugena is one of the most famous German watch brands, but the roots of the company lie in Switzerland, namely with the Swiss watchmaker association Corporation d’Horologers Suisse. It was founded in 1883 and in 1901 it changed names to Union Horlogere, at which time it presented itself with the brand name Alpina, which still today is a very strong brand of Swiss watches.
From about 1909 there is a branch in the renowned German watchmaking town of Glashutte called Präsicions-Uhrenfabrik Alpina, which subsequently moved to Berlin. During World War II, the Allies prohibit the Union Horlogere to market in Germany under the name Alpina, so in 1942 it is renamed to Dugena which stands for Deutche UhrmacherGENossenschaft Alpina.
In short, what you get is a Swiss made movement assembled in Germany by a company with a very long and interesting history of watch making.
This is a beautiful, very wearable, and larger than normal 37 mm gold-plated manual wind dress watch. It is unmistakable vintage from the 1960’s in a fantastic condition. The impeccable ivory dial is slightly raised and has applied mulit-faceted gold hour markers. It was completely serviced by our watch maker in October 2017 and has a new crystal and a high-quality very soft deep brown genuine calf leather strap from Hirsch.
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This watch comes in a generic black presentation box, certificate of authenticity and one year warranty from Arlington watches.