DH-D-DU German military WW2 watch archive

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The pictures on these pages I have taken from the internet or they have been sent to me, via email. On some occasions the owner of the watch has given me permission, via email, to use the pictures. On other occasions I have used the pictures without permission. Many of the military watches displayed I have permission to use. 

I am just a wristwatch hobbyist trying to display some watches that are of interest to me. I hope this does not offend anyone.

Lastly, note that nothing here for sale or trade, just for connoisseur reference.

We strongly appreciate for you to send your DH/D/DU watch photos and grant your permission to add them to the catalogue. Just send pics via e-mail: german.polosin@gmail.com

Please keep in mind everything put on the Web cannot be unput, so please mind that photos contributed can be used on this web-resource forever.

[RUS] Никакие часы из приведённого каталога не подлежат продаже или обмену. Каталог поддерживается для исследовательских и познавательных целей.

Note about the radium lume. Please note some of watches listed in catalog have non-original lume. Originally all DH/D/DU WW2 watch hands and numerals/indexes were painted with radium lume. As it is dangerous in some circumstances, some owners re-painted it with safe non-radium luminova. Keep in mind – originally it always must be radium.

D = Dienstuhr Luftwaffe - Air forces
DH = Dienstuhr Heer - Military land-forces
DU = Dienstuhr (Verwaltung) - Government services and administration

DH / DU / D WW2 military wristwatches for Wermacht

A – Acacia SA DH

Photo1, Photo2Photo3Photo4Photo5.

Alpina D / Alpina 592

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
Chrome top, smaller size 32 mm.

Arcadia DH / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4.

Ariston DU / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4.
Photo5, Photo6, Photo7.

Arsa DH / Unitas 173

Chrome top. 34 mm.
Photos: Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4, Photo5, Photo6
Links: ArsA 1, ArsA 2, ArsA restoration

Aster DU / AS 1130

Photo1Photo2Photo3Photo4.
Chrome top. 33 mm. Very few collectors know or have seen this one before a sighting on a dealers web site. Interestingly this wasn’t on most people’s list of DH/DU/Ds.

B – Bielco DU

Photo1, Photo2.
Please submit more photos

Bulla DH / AS 1130

Photo1,
Photo2Photo3Photo4.

Buren DH / Buren 410

Chrome top. 33 mm.
Photos: Photo1 , Photo2, Photo3, Photo4, Photo5, Photo6
Links: Link1, Link2

BWC D / AS 1130

Note yellow finish 1130 movement.
Example 1: Photo1Photo2Photo3Photo4Photo5.
Example 2: Photo1Photo2Photo3Photo4

Choisi / AS 1130

Chrome top.
Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Civitas

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Cronos DU / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Dogma D / AS 1130

Chrome top.
Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Doxa DH / 12″1

Two case types:

  • All SS.
  • Chrome top.

At least two sizes:

  • Not sure, but one close to 33mm.
  • Not sure, but one close to 35mm.

At least two dial types.

  • Arabics all same.
  • Arabics 3, 6, 9, 12 different color.

Link 1

Edo DH / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2
I am told EDO was produced by HELMA ( note the logo on the back )
Photo3Photo4, Photo5.

Emco

Please submit photos

ERA D, DH / AS 1130

Chrome top
Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
Please submit more photos
Links: Link1

Etanche DH

Smaller size ~29mm, unusual snap-on caseback.
Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Felco

Please submit photos

Fides / AS 1130

Please submit photos

Flora / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Fortis DU / AS 1130 mod.

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4.

Freco / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Frenca / 25-115

Calibre Buser 25/115.
Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Gala DH / AS 1130

Chrome top. Signed “GALA Bruchsicher Wasserdicht”.
Black version: Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4.
White version: Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4.

Glycine DH / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2,
Chrome top. 36 mm.
Links: Link1, Link2
*soon*

Grana DH

*soon*

Gustonia

Please submit photos

Hado DH / AS 1130 mod

Chrome top, Modified AS 1130 calibre.
Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4.

Helbros

Please submit photos

Helios DH / P300 / AS 1130

Photos: Photo1, Photo2, Photo3Link
*soon*

Helma DH / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2.
Photo3, Photo4, Photo5 (crown non-original)
Chrome top. 33 mm. Note “helmet” stamp on caseback. At least two dial layouts known.
Links: Link1, Link2.

Helvetia DH / Cal. 1553

Links: Link1, Link2, Link3.
Note hands shape specific for Helvetia DH.
*soon*

Herold DU / AS 1130

Please submit photos

Lavina

Please submit photos

Leonidas D / AS 1130

Photo1Photo2Photo3Photo4
Chrome top.

Longines / 12.68Z

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4,
Photo5, Photo6, Photo7, Photo8, Photo9, Photo10, Photo11, Photo12, Photo13.
Stainless steel case is of smaller size. Lug width is 16 mm.
Well regarded, good quality movement. (Note movement with
and without Geneva stripes.) Relatively rare.
Scans (8-9) and (10-18) are what seems the more rare D# (not D#H) version.
The reference numbers on the inside casebacks seen so far are
22133
22188
22209
22249
22880
This watch can come in two bezel types – one square and one rounded off.

Madix

Please submit photos

MileX

Please submit photos

Mimo DH / AS 1130 mod.

Photos: Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
Links: Link1
Stainless steel. 34.5 mm. Shallow ‘D.H.’ and number stamping.
Note modified AS1130 movement.

Minerva DH / Lavina / Minerva

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
Chrome top.
There are two movement types^
– Lavina caliber (see 12)
– Minerva caliber 12 (see 13 and the 21s)

Moeris DH / 10 1/2″

Chrome top 33 mm
Links: Link1.
Please submit your photos

Monitor / AS 1130

Please submit photos

Mulco / AS 1130

Please submit photos

Nisus DH

Note two versions of NISUS. There is version of a smaller case (28-29 mm) with Peseux 170 movement.
Large AS 1130 version: Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4.
Small Peseux 170 version: Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, Photo4, Photo5, Photo6.

Nivia DU

Please submit your photos
Links: Link1.

Onda D / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Onsa

Please submit photos

OPE

Please submit photos

Optima

Please submit photos

Page / D202

Unusual snap-on caseback.
Photo1Photo2Photo3, Photo4 – replaced crown
Photo5, Photo6.

Para

I have been told that Para was made in Germany with a Swiss movement. It is different than most of the others in that it has a snap back instead of a screw back.
Please submit photos

Paul Buhre DU / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
Links: Link1 (re-plated case)

Phenix / AS 1130

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
There are at least two dial types and at least two case types for this watch.
Links: Link1, Link2, Link3, Link4.

Pierpont DH

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Pronto

Please submit photos

Protex / AS 1130

Please submit photos

Record DH / 022K

Chrome top 34 mm.
Links: Link1, Link2,

Recta DH

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
Photo4, Photo5, Photo6.

Revue Sport DH

Stainless Steel, size 33 mm.
Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
Links: Link1, Link2.

Selza D & DH / AS 1130

Chrome case. Seems like two case styles: one with “flat” bezel (see examples 1 and 2) and one with “bubble” bezel (see examples 3 and 4)
Links: Link1.

Siegerin D

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Silvana DH, DU / AS 1130

DH links: Link1, Link2,
DU links: Link1.

Stabila

Please submit your photos

Syntakt D

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Titus / ETA 810

Please submit your photos

Tritona DH

TRITONA came in 3 versions. They differed in size and / or movement.
1) The small-size, quite rare. It is 30mm in diameter with a FHF – 150 movement.
2) The mid-size, quite common. It is 32mm in diameter with a FHF – 150 movement.
3) The big-size. It is 34mm in diameter with a AS 1130 movement.
– 30mm FHF small Tritona: Photo1Photo2Photo3Photo4Photo5.
– 33mm FHF version Tritona: Link.
– 34mm AS 1130 version: Photo1Photo2Photo3Photo4.

Tsilla DU

Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Zenith DH

Two case types:
1. All Stainless Steel. All Arabic numerals same size. Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.
2. Chrome top. 3,6,9,12 Arabics bigger than others. Ref “1518” between lugs. Photo1, Photo2, Photo3.

Zentra D

Please submit your photos
Links: Link1.

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