You are bidding on a SUPERB and VERY RARE example of a WW2 German Kriegsmarine Hanhart Tacvy-Tele Chronograph Wrist Watch!
At the outbreak of WW2, navigator and pilot watches were put into full production. The German government contracted many manufacturers to build pilot chronographs, with the two most popular being Uhrenfabrik AG Tutima of Glashutte, and Hanhart of Schwenningen. Both similar in appearance, several variants were produced. Some variations include a Gold Gilded Movement, and Rotating Bezels with either a red line or arrow. With the chronograph function, the pilot was able to calculate precise time in 30 minute intervals. They were issued according to a pilot’s mission requirements, and when no longer needed (for example if a pilot was injured), they were returned to stores.
The requirements for this watch were black dials for clear visibility, luminous hands, and Arabic numerals. Backs were to be screwed, in order to prevent dirt and moisture from entered the case.
This Kriegsmarine Hanhart Chronometer Wrist Watch is in AMAZING functioning condition, and is EASILY one of the nicest one I have seen in my years of collecting. This is RARE single pusher with rotating bezel, and comes with a modern reproduction strap. The casing features approx 95% original finish, and though there are some very slight scratches and some very minor wear throughout, it is otherwise near PERFECT! The dial is FANTASTIC, with absolutely NO paint loss! The movement is a PERFECT example of a wartime calibre, with nothing replaced. I believe the hands and winding crown have been replaced at one time, and have both discolored slightly, but it does not detract. All markings glow when UV light is applied. The rear features almost NO marks or signs of wear! Also features the KM marking and serial number on the reverse. 100% FUNCTIONAL in every way, and has been serviced. This originally came with some other KM Clocks that were part of the estate of a German veteran who worked at a KM Supply Depot. Supposedly, he took many items home when the war ended.
It is 100% functional, this is EASILY one of the rarest and sought-after chronographs produced during the war. An AMAZING and 100% ORIGINAL example, PERFECT for any collection or display!
Please email me if you need additional photos or information.
——————- PAYMENT —————–
Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment.
——————- SHIPPING —————–
My goal is to ship within 7 days from auction end. However, depending on circumstances, it may take up to an additional 1 week from receipt of confirmed payment. If you need it shipped sooner, please let me know and I will do our best to accommodate.
——————- TERMS OF SALE —————–
Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
——————- ABOUT ME —————–
Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
——————- COPYRIGHT —————–
All pictures and descriptions used in my auctions under COPYRIGHT and I forbid the use of these photos and information in any manner such as paper or electronic (internet) publications or otherwise. Use is solely based on my authorization only.