Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Issue 24 - 1940s German Navy

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The German Navy during the Third Reich era, the Kriegsmarine, were supplied by German and Swiss watch manufacturers, including Alpina.
The watches were made to a single style, a chrome or nickel plated brass case with a white or matt silver dial, that discoloured over time due to exposure to seawater.
They were issued according to role, not rank.

Polished 40mm case, 42.4mm with crown, 46.8mm lug to lug, 10mm deep, 35.7mm interior aperture.
Case back engraved with description of the watch. 34.8mm flat glass.
35mm cream dial with black rail track minute marker scale at outer edge. Pale green markers at 5 minute intervals, black Arabic hour numerals
Gloss black hands. White filled, pencil style, hours and minutes hands. Slim straight seconds hand.
Lume on minute and hour hands only.
Dark tan leatherette strap, 22mm wide, narrows to 20mm polished buckle. Approx 180-225mm fitting.

The rail track minute scale is very typical of the era and this watch immediately reminded me of the Issue 15 - 1950s British Air Force watch.

Updated Jan 13, 2015 at 08:46 PM by Churchy

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