The Culling Collection of Military Watches
Date of Auction: 15th September 2020
Sold for £150
Estimate: £100 - £150
FootnoteThe airmen of the German Luftwaffe were not issued with standard military wristwatches, as general soldiers were, as instead they would be issued with special watches to fulfil the specific requirements of their roles. However the standard military wristwatches were available for purchase direct from Army stores, by any airman than wished to do so. These wristwatches are stamped with a ‘D’ prefix to the serial number, for ‘Dienst’, meaning ‘Service’ grade.
See: Wesolowski, Z. M., A concise guide to Military Timepieces, 1880-1980, Crowood Press, 1996, p96.