Wonderful ca 1943 Luftwaffe Pilot Chronograph Tutima - Glashutte with Original Band

Wonderful ca 1943 Luftwaffe Pilot Chronograph Tutima - Glashutte with Original Band

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ARTIFACT: Wonderful circa 1943 Luftwaffe Pilot Chronograph by Tutima - Glasshutte - Germany with original brown leather band. During WWII over 3.4 million Germans served in the Luftwaffe and suffered many casualties, missing soldiers, and wounded men. The mechanical Tutima Glasshutte chronograph was issued to German Army Luftwaffe Pilots during this time of war. The reverse of the watch case displays the number "215470". Tutima began making these chronographs in 1941, they feature a black dial that reads: "GLASHUTTE", with Arabic numerals, a 30-minute counter and 'poire squelette' (skeleton pear) hands with florescent 'glow-in-the-dark' coating. Due to the construction of the watch case in nickel-plated brass, today they are almost all in worn condition with areas of brass showing through. However, despite the aforementioned conditioning, these watches are rare and very valuable.

VINTAGE: Circa 1941

SIZE: Diameter of the case with crown: 1-7/8" / 44 mm
Diameter of the case: 1 ½" 39 mm
Diameter of the dial: 1 ¼" 33 mm
Thickness: ½" 10 mm
Band 10" in length x 3/4" in width, or 20 mm x 210 mm

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Riveted leather band, glass, nickel-plated brass case and buttons

ATTACHMENT: Leather watch badge with nickel plated buckle


ITEM NOTES: This is from a Nazi Germany collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-EIH-25-15 LECGEX9/15 SLDEGEX4/16 RET3/17

CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): Overall, the case/glass/crown show minor to moderate surface wear and much of the nickel plating details remain, the original band shows heavy wear, the leather is flexible and showing separation on the non-buckle end (see photo). Great been-there look!

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.