I bagged this recently though it`s yet to be posted- let alone drop on my doormat.
I often browse vintage Helvetias as I already have one in my collection which I like and wear regularly.
This popped up on ebay looking a bit the worse for wear but underneath the scuffed and tatty crystal the dial looked in fair shape.
It was the picture of the case back that upped my interest though.
I know precious little about military watches-German or otherwise but I did recognise the DxxxxxxH markings. Even though I know the watch specs don`t fit with many of the basic requirments of black dial,sub secs at 6 and screwdown case back ( to mention just a few ) Does anyone have any views on the authenticity of the markings?
The seller did not mention military in the listing and seems not to be a regular buyer or seller of watches.
I`m aware that Helvetia did supply a few different types of watch to the German military and from what I`ve read recently towards the latter part of WW2 standards were sometimes relaxed due to pressing need for watches.
The DH apparently signifies an Army issue watch but they may have well had many non-combat type offshoots like the equivilant of Britain`s Home Guard or Air Raid Protection units that may have been supplied with them perhaps?
I thought I`d give you guys in vintage the first try as my last post in Military and Pilot`s was given a wide steer !
As soon as the watch drops in my hot little hands I`ll update with the movement info/pics -I`m expecting it may be a Helvetia 82.
Thanks for any info in advance