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Original German WWII Kriegsmarine U-boat Torpedo Timer Stop Watch with Reset Button by Minerva - Fully Functional

Regular price $595.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. WWII production for the German Navy and marked with spread eagle and swastika stamping over a large initial M for Marine under the plated finish.

This is the classic design for Torpedo timing and used in U-Boats and E-Boats in the North Atlantic. Offered in great fully functional condition. The fluted knob on the top is used to wind up the movement, and pressing it downward starts and stops the stopwatch. The second button the the right side resets the timer.

The face is maker marked below center:

Minerva

The face retains almost all of the original enamel, though there is some missing around the edges around the 36 second and 97 second marks. The hands still show a lovely shiny blue color. The back of the watch cover is marked with the Kriegsmarine Emblem over issue number Nr. 37850. The inside of the back cover of the watch is marked with the Minerva Serial number: 558813.

Overall condition of the case is very good, and ready to display.

Minerva is a storied Swiss watch manufacturer, famous especially for producing chronograph movements and today part of Montblanc in the Richemont group. The company was originally founded in 1858 as H. & C. Robert in Villeret in the Bernese Jura, the French-speaking area of the Swiss canton of Bern. By 1908 the company was known as Robert Frères Villeret, and began production of chronographs and stopwatches. In 1923 the brand name "Minerva" was introduced, and in 1929 the company was renamed to "Minerva SA, Villeret". In 1934 Minerva SA was taken over by Charles Haussener and Jacques Pelot.

How many times have we all seen these being used in WW2 movies?

Movement is in a fully working condition.

There is no warranty for this watch and returns for a non-working watch will not be honored. Please note all watches are wound and tested then recorded on video before shipment. We are not in the watch repair business- ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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