Original German WWII SS Officer Candidate School Bad Tölz Stop Watch by Hanhart - Fully Functional

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. We have had very few of these Torpedo Timer type Stop Watches in over 35 years of business in the U.S.A. This one was made by the German WW2 Military Contractor Hanhart and is marked on the dial.

This stopwatch is offered in great fully functional condition. The fluted knob on the top controls everything. You wind it up and when you push it in once the single seconds had starts moving immediately. On the second push, the second hand freezes at the time elapsed position. On the third push the timer resets itself to zero ready for reuse.

The face is maker marked below center:


The back of the watch is marked:

Bad Tölz

The inscription on the back refers to the SS Officer Candidate School in the Southern Bavarian city of Bad Tölz. In 1937, SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz was established near the town, and operated until the end of World War II in 1945. The name was derived from the "Junker" aristocracy that once had dominated the Prussian military. Indeed, most graduates of the school became unit leaders in the Waffen SS. This watch was most likely given as a commemorative item.

The manufacturer of this watch is Hanhart Chronographs, which was founded in 1882 in Diessenhofen, Switzerland, by Johann A. Hanhart. In 1902, operations were moved to Schwenningen in southern Germany, the stronghold of German watchmaking. They produced watches for the German Navy during WW1 and WW2. This model, as indicated on the watchface, has an 11-Jewel movement.

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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