Original 1940's items purportedly from a WW11 German Wehrmacht soldier.

 

5th SS Panzer Division Wiking connection.

 

The metal box is 8cm X 10.5cm and 4cm tall. Black paint, shows signs of flaking and corrosion to the metal but the box is intact and sturdy. Wooden base and inside side walls. Has the Iron eagle to the front.

 

A brass matchbox cover features a portrait of a soldier and the words "Dich ruft die SS" (The SS Calls You) and a stamp on the rear of RZM within a circle.

 

A brass petrol lighter is embellished with a small SS badge to one side and the insignia of the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking to the other. Featuring the word "WIKING"  (Viking) and partially decorated with oak leaves. A stamp to the top cover has the Iron eagle and Swastika. Fully working and tested,

 

The watch is a gent’s pocket watch with a Swiss movement. The dial has been replaced at some point as the dial fitted is from another type of watch (the original dial would have had 2 dial feet, the dial fitted has none but has outer foldable tabs to allow fitting to a movement).

 

The rear cover features a skull, Swastika, SS markings and oak leaf decor. It has the words " Waffen Totenkopf" (Deaths Head). The rear cover is a little loose and the dust cover is missing.

 

I have left the watch in the original condition I received it other than cleaning debris from the movement and getting it to run. It runs but runs very fast. A leather lanyard strap is attached. reasonably supple but is starting to dry out. No guarantees on the running and time keeping of this watch, it is strictly a memorabilia or curiosity piece.

 

All items came together and are originally from the Czechoslovakia region.

 

For horological and military history interest, I do not endorse hate speech or promote the ideology of the SS and related political views.

Wehrmacht SS WWII Soldiers Watch - 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking

£559.00Price

    © 2018 Andrew Howe - Time Pocket Watches - Tyne and Wear

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