Sold

RELLUM Military WW2 Pilot’s Watch

Description

SOLD!

Click watch above…more detail will appear…

This mid to late 1930’s RELLUM German LUFTWAFFE pilot’s watch is simply MASSIVE! The chrome case measures a whopping 40.7mm. case (13mm. high with the original beveled, 3mm. high glass crystal). The coin edge turning bezel rotates the crystal and inner triangle (marker) for keeping track of events, This 3mm. high original glass crystal is nearly impossible to find, as most have been destroyed. All the scratches on the crystal add much character to the watch, lending to the likelihood this watch saw WW2 action! The enamel dial with aged Arabic numerals, sub seconds and cathedral style hands is original and without a scratch. The sub-second hand may have been replaced at one time. I love the protruding onion crown that was necessary, so pilots could wind and set the watch whilst wearing their gloves. The crown protrudes 9mm. from the case. Please note: in my picture the bezel was not fully fastened (is now). The manual winding movement is original-just cleaned and keeping time. These movements were not known for their accuracy-so, 3-4 minute per day is considered acceptable. We installed a custom leather PILOT’s band which is a hefty 24mm. wide-applied to the fixed lugs. On the wrist, this WW2 Pilot’s watch will draw many eyes-you will love it!

> ]]>