The Culling Collection of Military Watches

Date of Auction: 9th June 2020

Sold for £120

Estimate: £60 - £80

German military: A ‘Deutsche Heer’ wristwatch, by Helios, the signed black dial with luminous Arabic numerals, outer minutes track and subsidiary seconds dial, the hour hand with luminous detail, the 15 jewel movement signed and numbered ‘P300’ within protective soft metal inner case, in nickel plated case, the screw down back numbered ‘D 44053 H’, on later brown leather strap, dial diameter 30mm. £60-£80


To indicate that they were issued by the German Armed Forces, such watches were marked with the letters DH with a serial number between. The meaning of the letters DH has been debated but it is widely agreed that they stand for either Deutsche Heer (German Army) or Dienstuhr Heer (Service Timepiece Army).