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Welcome Archimede to the Windup Watch Shop
Words by Windup Watch Shop

For collectors and enthusiasts of high-quality German-made watches, Archimede is a well-known purveyor of reliable, affordable timepieces. Founded in 2003, Archimede watches are manufactured in Pforzheim, Germany by Ickler, a family-owned, independent brand dating back to 1924. Though their catalog includes several lines, Archimede has made a name for themselves with their expansive catalog of pilot watches.

Today, we are excited to announce that we are bringing Archimede into the Windup Watch Shop, starting with a selection of their incredible Pilot’s watches, tailored specifically for the store. Across the four watches, you’ll find Archimede’s in-house made heat-blued hands. Flipping them over, you’ll see the ETA 2824-2 movements inside through the display case-back, around which you’ll find custom laser-etched text including “Archimede for Windup Watch Shop.” Laslty, we’re adding in a black ADPT Strap in addition to the classic riveted leather straps that accompany each watch.

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Archimede Pilot 42A

Featuring a 42 x 51 x 9.9mm case, the 42A is Archimede’s most contemporary pilot. The dial sports clean white printing that glows blue, has branding, and a date window at six. The case is Archimede’s extremely wearable take on the theme with exceptional brushing and a surprisingly thin profile. Available here for $760

Archimede Pilot 42H

The “H” dial watches are an ode to historic military pieces with sterile dials (no logos or other text) and no date. The lume is also C3, which has a more yellow/green appearance in light, and glows very bright. The case is the same as the 42A. Available here for $760

Archimede Pilot 39H

The 39H has the same sterile dial as above, and same general case design, but sized down for smaller wrists or for those who simply prefer a smaller watch. At 39 x 45 x 9.9mm, the 39H is an exceptionally comfortable size that still gets the boldness and legibility that is key to a pilot watch across. Available here for $760

Archimede Pilot 42H Bronze

Lastly, something a bit exotic, the 42H Bronze. This is essentially the 42H, but with a solid CuSn8 bronze case, crown and buckle. An unexpected material for a pilot’s watch, as it’s more often associated with naval watches, the bronze adds a dimension of warmth and patina to the package. While it might start off a bright, almost rose gold color, the material will quickly oxidize, randomly turning brown, green and blue. Available here for $999