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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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636. No Name/ LeCoultre & Co. with Rare Dial, 48 mm, Switzerland, 1880’s

Vintage movement from a gold pocket watch, now in a new steel case. Very rare dial, silver with carvings and gold appliques. Original gold crown. The ‘lily’ (fleur-de-lys) shaped hands are dark blue. The mechanism is based on a LeCoultre & Co high-quality workpiece, with jewels in the bezels.  In very good condition, this watch …

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LOEHR Automatic Winding Pocket Watch

Loehr Patent Perpetual, Switzerland 1880’s The relationship between precision mechanics and gravity has been explored by inventors and watchmakers since ancient times, starting with the weights and pendulums of large clocks, and ending with self-winding devices and high-precision tourbillons. In this article we will examine a very unusual pocket watch with an automatic winding mechanism …

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Quarter Repeater with Breguet Caliber and Ruby Cylinder Escapement

Quarter repeater mechanism with MF (MH) stamp, number 350. Paris, France, circa 1820. Until recently, this mechanism was in the collection of the famous collector Paul Chamberlain and is mentioned as number 701 in his book ‘It’s About Time’, published in 1943. After a tough battle at the auction, the watch has now migrated to …

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