Rare & Original Third Reich Kriegsmarine Wall Clock

Rare & Original Third Reich Kriegsmarine Wall Clock

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A rare and original Third Reich Kriegsmarine (war navy) wall clock

It is highly probable that this clock would have adorned the wall of a German ship’s wardroom. This is where the ship’s officers would gather at meal times and during any brief periods of relaxation.

Ship’s clocks served as general time displays on board and were not normally used for navigational purposes. Time indication signals were received on a daily basis which were then compared to the time shown on the radio stations clock. Any deviation was rectified and duly noted in a journal.

The Kriegsmarine clock for sale is housed in an eight-angled Junghans wooden case with a brushed steel dial with Arabic numerals and an outer chapter ring with twenty-four hour markers along it.

The hour and minute hands are made of blackened steel below which there is a subsidiary seconds dial with sweeping hand.

The dial is printed with a small eagle and swastika with the letter ‘M’ below.

The clock has a rounded circular glass panelled hinged door with white metal edging.

The Third Reich Kriegsmarine clock is offered for sale following a comprehensive service by one of our highly skilled and experienced horologists and comes complete with winding key (replacement) and free six-month warranty.

The clock is in excellent overall condition.

The dial is in wonderful original condition with very few obvious blemishes or flaws. The numbers and other markings are all very clear and legible. Often the swastika symbol has been removed from the dial of these clocks due to the obvious sensitive nature of the emblem.

The wooden casing is in very good condition. As expected, the casing has a few minor marks and scratches commensurate with age. There is a slight split to one part of the wood on the reverse of the case which can be seen in the photographs. The split is stable and is not something of any real concern.

The movement is very clean and running well having been newly serviced by one of our expert horologists.

 

Case: 280mm  (Approx)

Dial: 205mm (Approx)

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