The Culling Collection of Military Watches

Date of Auction: 15th September 2020

Sold for £90

Estimate: £60 - £80

German military: A ‘Deutsche Heer’ wristwatch, by Helios, circa 1939, the signed black dial with luminous Arabic numerals, outer minutes track, and subsidiary seconds dial, the 15 jewel movement signed, within soft metal inner case, within nickel plated outer case with steel screw down back numbered ‘D 26867 H’, on a later black leather strap, dial diameter 30.5mm. £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 has been debated but it is widely agreed they stand for either Deutsche Heer (German Army) or Dienstuhr Heer (Service Timepiece Army).