Original German WWII Luftwaffe Wrist Watch by Felco - Fully Functional
Original Item: Only One Available.This is a super rare vintage 1940-1944 German Luftwaffe men’s wrist watch by FELCO. This service wristwatch of the German Luftwaffe was used by pilots and officers during WWII. All of parts of watch are 100% original, yes, even the leather wristband. Amazing!
This example has a beautiful original metal chrome case with stainless steel push back. Reverse of back impressed with serial number 19539.
The watch has beautiful original high-grade movement with rare caliber AS 1130. It is marked FELCO on the face. The dial is original. Watch-hands are original. On the dial, hour markers and watch hands are radium luminous for night viewing. The watch has been fully cleaned, tested and calibrated by a master watchmaker and is in good running condition.
Stainless Steel Push Back
Lug to Lug: 39mm
With Crown: 35mm
Without crown: 33mm
The German ARMY had watches produced and retailed by companies such as ARSA (Auguste Reimond), Alpina, Mulco, Titus, Minerva, Record, Zenith, Silvana, Helvetia, Longines. And also (mixed up with German): Buren, Doxa, Dogma, Glycine, Gala, Mimo, Phenix, Record watch Co., Recta, Para, Leonidas, Revue, Tritona, Wagner, B.W.C., Grana, Helios, Moeris, Helma, Siegerin, Vogele, Zentra, Laco, Stowa ,Wempe, IWC, A. Lange & Sohne, Hanhart, Glashutte.
The pocket as well as the wristwatch had screwed backs and were shock resistant. The dial was black with a small second hand with radium digits and hands. The watches were partly deployed and written into the soldier's book, and also sold to army staff. It is not entirely clear what D H stands for. Some writers suggest the D stands for Deutsches (Germany) and the H for Heer (Army). Some prefer the interpretation given by Konrad Knirim (http://www.knirim.de/english.htm), who has written that the D stands for Dienstuhr (Service Watch) and the H = Heer (Army). However, it is not entirely clear that DH watches were originally intended for the Army alone, given documented instances where the service record books of members of the Luftwaffe (Air Force) have been found with DH watch serial numbers written as issued to these troops. In addition to watches marked with DH, there are some identical watches with only the letter D in front of the serial number and no H after the number. Collectors speculate that these D only watches were for the Luftwaffe. Others speculate that these watches were used by Para-military personnel such as those working in railroads. However, given that the WWII German records have been lost we really don’t know for sure how these watches were issued.
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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