U-Boat Torpedo Timer Case

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a waterproof case for a U-Boat torpedo timer or pocket watch. It’s missing the lining inside but is otherwise in great condition. This came out of an antique store in Barrie, Ontario. Someone commented that this is definitely a reproduction. I am now certain that this is a fantasy piece. There is a NSRL/DRL type eagle attached rather than a KM one as you would expect.

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11 Responses to “U-Boat Torpedo Timer Case”

  1. Interesting. But there should most likley be some sort of padding inside that case as well, to protect the stop watch from impacts. The Germans never did anythng half-good. Either it was perfect or it wasnt at all.

  2. I have the same brass “stop-watch” case with the same U-boat….but has the Swastika in a cross on top, and “U 42” below the boat. Mine is padded and lined with brown pigs-skin.

  3. 100% reproduction and not to be considered authentic.

  4. jim long Says:

    EN RE THE SOUVOL NAVY FLAK BDGE. IT WAS POINTED OUT TO ME LONG AGO THAT THE DEAD GIVE AWAY ON THE MODERN R.S. STUFF (SHAME ON YOU,RUDY.COLLECTORS OUGHTA HAVE A BOUNTY ON YOU,YOU AND ALL YOUR BRO.FAKERS) IS THE PIN RETAING CLIP(BOTTOM) A CIRCLE OF METAL,LAID DOWN, THE CENTER CUT,PEELED BACK AND CURVED OVER TO RETAIN PIN.DINNA REMEMBER WHO TOLD ME BUT BLESS HIM HE’S SAVED ME PAIN.

    • Yes, Souval went through several phases of their fakery. Initially they made badges post war from parts to satisfy the GI souvenir market. Then as these dried up they made fraken-badges of a mixture of parts. Then they continued with completely post-war manufactured badges. This means some badges, early on, were indistinguishable from wartime pieces, in fact it was just the context of timing of manufacture that made them non-canonical. This has poisoned RS as a collectable manufacturer broadly because one can never know. I don’t collect these things anymore, simply because of the fakery. Once you get up into the 500$ range on them it becomes a real risk that you’ll end up with a fake which is disheartening years later when you go to sell it. I started focusing on the weapons a few years ago simply because it is a lot more simple to work out what you have and, while they may have been mucked with, they aren’t faked.

      • THANX,DUDE, YOUR SITE IS A EYE OPENER.THE FAKE NSDAP PIN ? QUESTION, I KNOW OVERSIZE PINS ARE A GIVE AWAY BUT WHAT IS IT W/THE MI/129??…I JUST SAW ONE GUILTY AND BIG AS LIFE,FOR SALE…THANX
        JIM LONG,USMC RET

  5. DUDE, AS PER R.S., I READ A “DON’T DO THIS ” ARTICLE WHERE A GUY WAS OFFERED A RARE PIECE. BOUGHT IT AND JUST WISHED HE COULD FIND SO AND SO. THE SELLER CALLED HIM A MONTH LATER W/A BEAUT. LONG STORY SHORT . AFTER THE THIRD AQUISITION HE SNAPPED OUT OF IT AND DECIDED NOTHING’S THIS EASY AND STARTED ASKING QUESTIONS.IT SEEMS EVERY TIME THIS GUY MADE A WISH, THE SELLER WAS CALLING HIS PAL IN CRIME,RUDY
    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SH**.I ‘VE BEEN HAD BAD BUT I PERSONALLY DO NOT THINK I’D HAVE THE COURAGE TO CONFESS THAT STORY
    JIM USMC

  6. Jim, the M1/129 maker never made party badges, so these are never good.

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