The DUFA breuer is most definitely a Bauhaus designed timepiece with minimalistic characteristics. It is crafted in a thin 316L solid steel case with teardrop style lugs and a nicely proportioned dimension at 38MM x 10.3MM thick. A really neat feature is the cut out exhibition window which shows the custom rotor of the automatic movement inside the watch. The caseback is also held down by four screws, which is typical of German watches.
A nice shade of Blue is used on this iteration of the Breuer with applied brushed slim markers. The date window is also matching the dial which shows they put a bit more effort in the production of these watches. Overall, it is very minimalist and legible including a reference 12:00 and a very visible date cutout at 6:00. I like the fact that the sweeping seconds hand does reach down towards the end of the dial, which some companies fail to achieve at this pricepoint. The crystal itself is a hardened mineral crystal with a nice dome for that vintage Bauhaus aesthetic.
One of my favorite Japanese movements , the Miyota 9015 is inside the Breuer, with a beautiful DUFA shield inscribed on the rotor. This movement was made by the Citizen group to compete with movements such as the ETA 2824 and SW-200. It has a higher beat rate at 28,800 BPH - contains 21 Jewels - and has a 40 hour power reserve. I have spent my fair share of time with tons of watches utilizing this caliber and they are most definitely accurate at around +5 or better per day.
Calf Leather Band
DUFA doesn’t skimp when it comes to their Genuine Calf Leather bands. This one is actually 18MM and tapers down to 16MM. It is well made with neat stitching and quick-release bars for easy strap changing. Overall, the dull grey color matches the dial perfect and I do not see a reason to change it out.
Furthermore, DEUTSCHE UHRENFABRÍK definitely has a winner on their hands with this piece. If you are in the market for an affordable German Made Bauhaus design timepiece with a solid and trusted movement - I would definitely be taking a look at this model.
The main component of a mechanical movement is the mainspring, a spring that gradually unwinds and transmits energy. A mechanical watch will keep accurate time despite requiring winding up if it's manual. ... Inside an automatic watch sits a small weighted rotor that has to oscillate in order to wind the mainspring.