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German Military Stowa KM Watch for the Kreigsmarine

Kriegsmarine Class II Chronometer Type: Pocket Watch Case: Brass with nickel plating, double snap-on caseback Movement: High-class lever, 19 jewels Functions: Hack seconds function when the crown is pulled Dial: Lume base surface Country of origin: Germany Years of production: 1935-1945 Signed: KM Stowa II. KL. Size: Diameter 59.5 mm There were two types of …

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Seikosha Type 93, Japanese Military Pilot’s Watch

Real Japanese Pilot Watch / Clock from WWII Type: Chest Watch Case: Brass in black paint, with lugs for mounting Movement: Swiss lever type, 7 jewels Country of Origin: Japan Production years: Circa 1939 Caption: [in Japanese] “TIME” Size: Diameter 54mm This watch/clock is a ‘dashboard’ type with mounting lugs, but Japanese pilots wore it …

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German Military Watch KM Hanhart for the Kriegsmarine

Kriegsmarine Navy Chronograph, s/n 303 Type: Wristwatch Case: Brass with nickel plating, screw-in stainless steel caseback Movement: Swiss lever type Escapement, chronograph function with 30-minute drive register Country of origin: Germany, official Reich issue Years of production: 1942 – 1945 Signed: KM Hanhart Size: Diameter 40mm This KM watch is incredibly rare. Hanhart chronographs were …

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1586. Antique Longines ‘Gothic-Deco’ Wristwatch, Switzerland, 1915

A very early model from the world-famous company LONGINES. During the First World War, such watches were used mainly for professional purposes – cavalrymen, drivers, and the military. For wristwatches of the early 20th century, dimensions of about 32-35 mm are typical, but here the largest size is 40 mm, excluding the crown. The serial …

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1400. ‘Robust’ Caliber, Omega ‘DEPOSE No 9846’ Wristwatch , Silver, 1915

Early wristwatches mark the transition period from pocket to wrist form. Spectacular enamel dial with wide numerals and red 24-hour markings, expressive dark blue hands. The body is stout and dense (the diameter without the crown is 35.5 mm). The crown is large and comfortably shaped. According to the catalogue, the serial number dates this …

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996. 153T Longines ‘Professional’, Steel 35 mm, Switzerland, 1942

Rare ‘Professional’ 153T model in a solid, steel shock-resistant and moisture-resistant case. The body is heavy, thick-walled, and quite large for its time of production (35 mm versus the typical 32 mm). The watch was found in an old catalogue (see the scan). In the 1940’s, the Longines company actively collaborated with both UK and …

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1430. Vacheron & Constantin Ladies’ Pendant Watch, Silver 32 mm, Switzerland, 1909

Nice ladies’ pendant watch with a window and hinged front cover from the famous Geneva manufactory Vacheron & Constantin. Branded silver case, typical Vacheron caliber movement with the Maltese cross stamp, the serial number is punched both under the dial and on the bridge, and which, according to the catalogue, corresponds to about 1909. The …

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1173. Vacheron & Constantin Watch No. 339069, New Steel Case 35 mm, 1910

The company Vacheron & Constantin has been around since 1755, and from the very beginning have produced expensive watches, all the while constantly striving to improve the level of quality. The company have worked continuously without ever deviating from their principles, even during difficult periods of world and watch history. Today, Vacheron & Constantin are …

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1568. Patek Phillipe ‘Visitor’ Watch, Steel, 48 mm circa. 1883

A spectacular PATEK PHILIPPE vintage caliber from 1880 – 1885, according to the serial number (see catalogue), with an original enamel dial and gold hands. The Visitor Watch is a ‘guest watch’ with a horizontal dial arrangement – Tiffany & Co. once formulated this concept. When a male guest would come to visit a lady, …

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1043. Omega Watch 2300/5, Steel, 31.5 mm, Switzerland circa. 1944

A small, comfortable watch from the famous Swiss manufacturer Omega. The one-piece, solid steel body looks perfect after polishing. Note the dial with a rare combination of Roman numerals and phosphor. The old radium phosphor had blackened and faded, and so new luminous phosphor was applied without radiation later on. Also interesting is the technical …

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