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ZENITH Dienstuhr Heer German WWII Nazi Military Vintgae 1944 Kriegsmarine Watch

£645.00Price

A Rare German Military 

DH Zenith 

 

NAZI Dienstuhr Heer - Military service Issued Pocket Watch

 

Dienstuhr Heer is the official designation for the watch (wrist and pocket) used by the German army in times of Nazism .

  • Description

    A Rare German Military 

    DH Zenith 

     

    NAZI Dienstuhr Heer - Military service Issued Pocket Watch

     

    Dienstuhr Heer is the official designation for the watch (wrist and pocket) used by the German army in times of Nazism .

     

    Their Military watch specifications were extremely strict and and almost pan Army (Wehrmacht) with only few exceptions, whether it was army (Heer) navy (Kriegsmarine) Or Air Force (Luftwaffe) 

     

    All Watches Were Specified Black Dials with luminescence (at the time Radium) Screw Down case backs and for wrist watches where possible Screwdown crowns (and from the resulting increased resistance to moisture)

     As well as, Being Antimagnetic and offering Extreme anti shock protection  and this is unusual for the era, Antichoc Protection. As we see in this pocket watch with early "Shock-Resist" shock protection

    Which is actually not unique but very uncommon for the late 30's

     

    THE CASE

    A Full size gents pocket watch 26s or 50mm Diameter 69mm case base to bow tip. 

     

    This is an exceptionally well designed Hermetic Antimagnetic and shock proof case. 

    With no access to the watch from the case front and sealed with a screwdown case back. 

    Inner Iron case ring offers additional antimagnetic protection.  

     

    Military numbers to the watch case back. The watch is in ALL ORIGINAL condition the case has not been "Refinished" 

     

    THE DIAL 

    Again VERY good condition Note the increased patina to the dials around the 12, 3, and 9 numerals as well as the tip of each of the opposing hour markers not already lit by the Numerals. 

    This is due to the use of Radium as a luminescent compound on the watch's dial. Again found here in ALL ORIGINAL Condition. 

    Otherwise Crisp white detail on a matte black dial, A dial designed to give maximum read clarity at a glance, And we can but imagine how striking this piece would have been all Glowing in 1944 

    Subsidiary Dial at 6 "ZENITH" at 12 Legibility is superb 

    ALL ORIGINAL Classic military "Pencil" Hands again Radium Inset. 

     

    THE MOVEMENT 

    Wehrmacht Specification 15 Jewels and Anti-Shock Protection. 

    It seems Zenith Used their caliber Zenith 18-28-3T

    This here Rebranded as 193-P-6 Prefix "P" indicating chamfer to plate edges Prefix "6" with its anti-shock designed by ZENITH, which is a watchmaking rarity

     193-P-6 Was I'm pretty sure (but happy to be corrected) a movement designed and used exclusively by the German military 

    During WWII 

    The Watch's Serial number 3460503 puts the watches production circa 1943 / 44. 

     

    Features

    stem wind and set

    sub second

    15 jewels

    f = 18000 A/h

    power reserve 34h

    open face calibre

    bimetallic screw balance

    Breguet hairspring