Antiques Nautical Maur

Antiques Nautical Maur
     
Yuri Margorsky
Thanks for visiting my web site! I would like to offer you antique nautical, aircraft & photo instruments.
All devices are sold for cash (US Dollars). Sometimes I have rare-to-be-met aircraft, ship, vintage, military chronometers & clocks, meteo, optical, geodesic instruments & photocameras. If you need something that's already sold, tell me, I'll look for one just for you. Feel free to ask me for any navigation instrument made in DDR or USSR.
 
THIS PAGE IS APOLITICAL... ITS ABOUT WATCHES NOT HATE
Such Military Watches used German's during WWII, this is one of the specimen where a Military (Wehrmacht=Army) context is proven by the D:H engravement on the back. This is the typical design of a Wehrmacht watch of the time, i.e., black dial, roman numerals, subsecs at 6 o'clock. There is luminous material on the hour marks of the dial and in the hands. Watches like this one were given out for a military purpose, i.e., the soldier would need a good watch in his function. These were technically on the high end of contemporary watchmaking: they mostly had a so-called AS 1130 movement, certain specifications of which were given to the watch industry by the Army. This movement is almost legendary, it has been used continuously by many watchmakers even decades after WW2 was over.
 
General info on German Military Watches - WW2 era
 
Subsequent to Hitler's seizing of power in 1933, Nazi Germany in 1934 began a rearmament of its military forces which was breathtaking both in size and pace. Naturally, this meant a big demand for different kinds of watches and clocks in all parts of the military. Relative to WW1, there was a whole new range of weapons technology developed, and time measurement now played an even more crucial role in many contexts, such as in small, highly mobile units (e.g. U-Boats, Torpedo-Boats of the Kriegsmarine, commando raid units of the Wehrmacht, Bombers and fast fighters of the Luftwaffe etc.), accurate time measurement was paramount. Watches were needed for navigation in Ships and planes, for time fuses etc., and last but not least for a huge number of German soldiers: By 1944, a total of 8.8 Million men were under arms in Nazi Germany! These men needed watches, but the outbreak of WW2 had cut the major trade channels from the West. Germany therefore had to depend on its own production, but on the other hand received supplies from "neutral" countries. Obviously, in the watch context this was Switzerland. The Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine (Army, Air Force and Navy) set technical standards according to what a watch may have been specifically needed for (e.g. shockproof, waterproof etc.). But of course there was also a huge number of plain, robust watches with no specific qualities needed out there, to be used by regular soldiers. With supplies being limited throughout the war, the choice of military watches has never been limited to certain suppliers or brands. Towards the end of the war, the military even confiscated watches from private dealers for military use. Consequently, you will find a big number of German WW2 military watches from different makers, mostly Swiss and German, with varying features and movements for different purposes. Watches which were property of the armed forces and as such officially given to soldiers who "needed" one in their specific service function mostly carry an etched or punched-in service code on the back, e.g. for the Wehrmacht a serial number framed by the letters D ... H (meaning "Dienstuhr Heer"), for the Luftwaffe just a serial number beginning with a D...., or for the Kriegsmarine the letters K.M. or just M on the dial or the back of the watch. Most watches, mainly those worn by regular soldiers, who often (mostly towards the end of the war) had to buy their own, do not carry any service number. Many service numbers were even erased from the watches after the war in order to "eliminate" the military (Nazi) context for continued use in civil live. From a collector's point of view, of course watches which do have a service number are the most interesting, however also the most expensive, because there are much more out there without any official sign of military use.
 
Konrad Knirim's Choice: The Timepiece of the month April 2000:
Military Watches and Clocks of the German Forces
The watches and clocks for military purposes were specified and ordered by the Wehrmacht of the Nazi government:
  • Kriegsmarine (KM, Navy)
  • Deutsches Heer (D.H., Army) and by the independent
  • Reichs - Luftfahrt - Ministerium (RLM, Air Force) of Herrman Goring.
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military watches for sale

1. Vintage Military BREITLING '40 2 Reg. Pilots Chronograph

$726

Rare Vintage Military BREITLING 2 Reg. Pilots Swiss Chronograph. A Beautiful Military BREITLING 2 Reg. Pilots Swiss Chronograph. The Dial was Updated. It has a 60 seconds central counter and two subdials, one is a 45 minute recorder (situated on the 12) and the other one is the second hand (on 6 o'clock). The Watch has a Best New Stainless Steel Case. The Dial are signed with "BREITLING"
  • the case of the watch is made of Stainless Steel.
  • Original Swiss Venus 170. 17 Jewel manual wind movement.
  • Stainless Steel back.
  • New Leather Strap (the width 20 mms).
Overall dimensions are:
  • length - 45 mm (with holders for a thong)
  • width - 42 mm (with crown)
  • thickness - 14,5 mm
All works properly, the Watch keeps the Good Time, are in a Good Condition, but we can`t guarantee the accuracy, because this watch more than 70 Years Old! Exceedingly Rare and Highly Collectible! Very Fine Watch for a Collecting and for Carrying!
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2. Rare Vintage Military F. W. KREIS Flieger Gigantic Wrist Watch

$350

A Beautiful Huge F. W. KREIS Berlin Flieger Wristwatch. The Dial are signed with "F. W. KREIS Berlin". The Dial was Updated. The Case Wristwatch also has been Restored.
  • The Watch has a chromium - nickel case
  • Subsidiary Seconds at 6 o' clock
  • Original Swiss manual Gold - plated winding movement
  • 15 Jewels
  • Leather Strap (the width 20 mms)
Overall dimensions are:
  • length - 67 mm (with holders for a thong)
  • width - 62 mm (with crown)
  • thickness - 15 mm
All works properly, the Watch keeps the Good Time, are in a Good Condition, but we can`t guarantee the accuracy, because this watch more than 80 Years Old! Exceedingly Rare and Highly Collectible! Very Fine Watch for a Collecting and for Carrying!
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3. German WW2 BULLA Military watch D ... H service

$150

It was made for German Army in 1930th -1940th. It's marked D 2822 H that means Deutsche Heer.
  • the mechanism is Serviceable
  • manual wind movement
  • the case of the watch is made of chromium - plated brass
  • subsidiary Seconds at 6 o' clock
  • Stainless Steel back
Overall dimensions are:
  • length - 41mm
  • width - 36mm
  • thickness - 10mm
  • watch crystal diameter - 29mm
The Watch is running Well and keeps Correct Time, are in a Working Condition!
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4. German WW2 MOERIS Military watch D ... H service

$160

It was made for German Army in 1930th -1940th. It's marked D 2623656 H that means Deutsche Heer.
  • the mechanism is Serviceable
  • manual wind movement
  • the case of the watch is made of chromium - plated brass
  • subsidiary Seconds at 6 o' clock
  • Stainless Steel back
Overall dimensions are:
  • length - 39mm
  • width - 36mm
  • thickness - 11mm
  • watch crystal diameter - 28mm
The Watch is running Well and keeps Correct Time, are in a Working Condition!
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5. German WW2 MULCO Military watch D ... H service

$150

It was made for German Army in 1930th -1940th. It's marked D 1513 H that means Deutsche Heer.
  • the mechanism is Serviceable
  • manual wind movement
  • the case of the watch is made of chromium - plated brass
  • subsidiary Seconds at 6 o' clock
  • Stainless Steel back
Overall dimensions are:
  • length - 40mm
  • width - 37mm
  • thickness - 10mm
  • watch crystal diameter - 29mm
The Watch is running Well and keeps Correct Time, are in a Working Condition!
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6. German WW2 MOERIS Military watch D ... H service

$155

It was made for German Army in 1930th -1940th. It's marked D 2566991 H that means Deutsche Heer.
  • the mechanism is Serviceable
  • manual wind movement
  • the case of the watch is made of chromium - plated brass
  • subsidiary Seconds at 6 o' clock
  • Stainless Steel back
Overall dimensions are:
  • length - 41mm
  • width - 37mm
  • thickness - 10mm
  • watch crystal diameter - 29mm
The Watch is running Well and keeps Correct Time, are in a Working Condition!
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7. German WW2 HELMA Military watch D ... H service

$148

It was made for German Army in 1930th -1940th. It's marked D 01280 H that means Deutsche Heer.
  • the mechanism is Serviceable
  • manual wind movement
  • the case of the watch is made of chromium -
         plated brass
  • subsidiary Seconds at 6 o' clock
  • Stainless Steel back
Overall dimensions are:
  • length - 41mm
  • width - 35mm
  • thickness - 11mm
  • watch crystal diameter - 29mm
The Watch is running Well and keeps Correct Time, are in a Working Condition!
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WRISTWATCH for Red Army Pilots WWII
13. GREAT EXAMPLE OF A AVIATOR type LACO BOMBER PILOTS AND NAVIGATORS HUGE WRISTWATCH for Soviet Red Army Pilots WWII period.

$145

The black dial with a small hour dial and a big minute dial. Movement similar Le Coultre. Watches similar to this where issued before a flight/mission and then collected in on landing. This was due to the high cost of the items. All watches where syncronised in breifing, and accuracy was extremely important so that individual Navigators/Bombardiers on individual aircraft all came to the same bearing (Latitude/Longtitude) at a given point.
The watch was usually used in conjunction with a Gyro Sextant.
  • the case of the watch is made of chromium - plated brass.
  • Rare Gold - plated Manual Winding Movement
  • 15 jewels
Overall dimensions are:
  • length - 57 mm
  • width - 56 mm (with crown)
  • thickness - 15 mm
The Watch is running Well and keeps Correct Time, are in a Very Good Condition! Suitable for Everyday Use! Exceedingly Rare and Highly Collectible! Very Fine Watch for a Collecting and for Carrying!
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