Archive for the Timepieces Category

Swiss West End Watch Co Trench Watch.

Posted in Timepieces with tags , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis watch, by West End Watch Company, is a “Silidar” model, near the top end. It has an enamel face which dates it to prior to WW2. The watch case is the classic trench watch type, raised.

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Kriegsmarine U-Boat Torpedo Timer

Posted in Timepieces with tags , , on April 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Junghans stopwatch or torpedo timer. If you look carefully you can see where someone (the owner?) has carefully removed the Kriegsmarine eagle and swastika from the front face, probably so that they could continue to use this after the war when such symbols were banned.

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Etienne Mark IVa RFC Cockpit Watch

Posted in Timepieces with tags , , , on April 13, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis is a Pilot’s Watch from World War 1 manufactured by Etienne & Co. It is marked with the War Department arrow on the rear of the case. This is a RFC watch dating to about 1915 or 1916. These watches were intended to be mounted in the dash of the aircraft and removed by the pilot when he returned from flight.

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U-Boat Torpedo Timer Case

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Timepieces with tags , , , on November 21, 2010 by The Dude

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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