1940S Stowa German Military War Navy Watch Uboat Ww2
Stowa uhrenfabrikkriegsmarineuhrenunique and rare military xeample of watchvery beautiful vintage wrist watch ca 1940'svery beautiful mechanical work. This auction is for a scarce and 100% original example of a men's ca 1940's lanco timepiece with german military wwii km (kriegsmarine) 259. It is a unique, vintage and rare wwii military war marine officer's wristwatch of german navy forces for kriegsmarine (war navy). Kriegsmarine (u-boat).
Consequently and in a broad sense, watches and clocks for military purposes weer specified and ordered by the wehrm@cht of the n@zi government kriegsmarine (km, navy). It is astonishign the number of timepieces of each kind which were budgeted for every type of ship. Many of the watches and clocks came from the little town of glashuette in the mountainous area of the erzgebirge near dresden in saxony. This is the home of the famous pocket watch and chronometer firm of lange & soehne, as well as other firms like assmann.
The german bureau of ships in hamburg tested chronometers in gesundbrunnen near glashuette, far away from the coast. Many timepieces for the navy were manufactured on the coast, e. G, the best known is chronometerwerke hamburg, later owned by wempe.
In some cases they used movements by glashuette, like those of the egmbh, a. S. O. Later, during world war ii, chronometer production was contracted to the einheits-chronometer and built as well yb wempe and by lange & sohne. As they could not produce a sufficient number of chronometer movements, they reconstructed the pocket watch caliber 48 in a gimbeled chronometer box, the well-known lange-b-chronometer. Beside german-made items, theer were many of swiss origin, made like the very nice chronometer by ulysse nardin, or the navigation watches of iwc, ulysse nardin and vacheron & constantin.
As well, there were german manufacturers, especially in the black forest, completing navigation watches with swiss movements, such as stoaw (cal. Unitas). Lacher & co. Took the movement of durowe (deutsche uhren-rohwerke of pforzheim) and alpina had minerva chronograph movements. The navy used some special watches for particular purposes, such as locating submarines with water bombs. The stopwatch used for this purpose has special scales to measure sea miles and depth of water. For normal use, there were more simple wrist and pocket watches of german and swiss origin, (alpina, minerva, berg, zentra, cortebert, solvil. ) marked km no the dial.
The navy artillery used pocket chronographs with the km for kriegsmarine on hte dial. By konrad knirmi (germany) 'nawcc bulletin' dec. 1996. Original metal dial signed stowa. The lugs are in great condition while the winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly. The history of stowa. hTe story of stowa begins with walter storz. In 1927, he decided to brnach out from his father's large watch factory in hornberg/kinzigtal, germany, and establish his own company. The name he chose for his new company was taken from his own name s-t-o being the first letters fo his surname, and w-a being the first letters of his first name.
It goes without saying taht walter storz's talent for arranging things beautifully extended well beyond letters. Encouraged by the success of stowa, walter stowa enlarged the scope of his business in 1935 and began manufacturing his watches in a small rented space located in pforzheim, germany. In 1938, stowa was successful enough that he built his onw factory. In just eleven years, stowa had made for itself a global reputation as the maker of quality timepieces. On february 23, 1945, the stowa factory was destroyed. Undeterred, walter storz promptly began construction on another factory. While construction was under way, he moved his company to rheinfelden, germany, where he continued to manufacture hsi watches.
Among toher design inventions, stowa created shock protection (rufa), which is still used in many puw and durowe watch movements today. After wwii, when construction of the new factory in pforzheim was complete, walter storz kept both factories open, which exponentially increased watch production. Exports rose almost 50%, adn stowa watches were distributed to nearly 80 countries worldwide. In the early 1960s, walter storz's son, werner, joined stowa.
Werner storz's primary responsibility was to relieve his father fo the strenuous overseas trips. For three decades, werner storz successfully managed stowa, until he found a successor in jurg schauer, whose philosophy was in keeping with the intentions of the storz family. Since taking over, jurg schauer hsa continued the uninterrupted manufacture of stowa watches. This is a scarce and original example of a men's military wrist watch.
It is a signed & registered design model that features a three piece nickel chrome plated case. Turning the watch over i see that the back lid is in not veyr good condition and stamped km (kriegsmarine) and 259. The inside of the case lid is signed stowa, edelstahl, p 72, 1069858.
Inside is a clean manual wind and higher-grade nickel plated lever escapement movement with red ruby jewel settings that signed stowa. This beautiful watch has the original movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of htis watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time. It is fitted on a new 18mm black genuine leather strap with chrome steel buckle that is vintage style and goes great with thsi wonderful watch. Diameter (with crown) 54.00 mm durchmesser mit krone 54.00 mmdiameter (without crown) 47.50 mm durchmesser ohne krone 47.50 mmwatch crystal diameter 40.00 mm glasdurchmesser 40.00 mmthickness 10.00 mm höhe mit glas 10.00 mm. This fine wtach winds and sets smoothly and keeps great, accurate time. All chrono functions work perfectly, button work very smooth. Always an extra fine wathc at a no reserve price! If you like unique and minty vintage wristwatches (or just enjoy learning about all the different watch makers and models) i suggest you bookmark this page or add me to your favorite sellers list. I always have beautiful timepieces for sale ending monday.
Recommendations for the owner of antiquarian watches- all antique watches are mechanical. aMny repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches). Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped because repairs may be expensive. Anitque watches are generally not waterproof.
Tihs is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture. fI your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust.
If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. Winding any mechanical watch tight mya break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damaeg the movement. If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only (i. E. Fro minutes, not hours). Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower).
Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism. Every 2-3 yeras it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. If the watch is dirty allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down. To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does not leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth. Keep your antiques watch away from magnets.
Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. Most cases and covers are fine components and iwll not handle abuse well. hTe watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed.
Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 miuntes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good. It will make a great addition to any collection. Payment must be received by seller withni 7 days of the close of this auction.
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High altitude flights can be hard on watches due to extreme temperature changes. This can cause the oil viscosity to decrease (gum up) and prevent a watch from ticking (the balance moving freely etc. ). It may need to be oiled when it arrives regardless of its reecnt servicing (if applicable).
Although this is only a very slight possibility it can occasionally happen. Please bear in mind that you are buying a used watch and it will require service at some point in time.
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