WW2 GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN AWARD POCKET WATCH ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE
Unique and exceedingly rare watch never seen before!!! This edition of IWC award watches are made of stainless steel in wartime, in which time is extremely costly, the price was more than one gold!!! Diameter without a crown 48mm. In good working order. Here is some incredible history of “Admiral Graf Spee” Battleship. The vessel was named after Admiral Maximilian von Spee, commander of the East Asia Squadron that fought the battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands, where he was killed in action, in World War I. She was laid down at the Reichsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven in October 1932 and completed by January 1936. Armed with six 28 cm (11 in) guns in two triple gun turrets, Admiral Graf Spee and her sisters were designed to outgun any cruiser fast enough to catch them. Their top speed of 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph) left only a handful of ships in the Anglo-French navies able to catch them and powerful enough to sink them. Admiral Graf Spee was deployed to the South Atlantic in the weeks before the outbreak of World War II, to be positioned in merchant sea lanes once war was declared. Admiral Graf Spee inflicted heavy damage on the British ships, but she too was damaged, and was forced to put into port at Montevideo. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO ASK, WE ARE HERE TO HELP. The item “WW2 GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN AWARD POCKET WATCH ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE” is in sale since Saturday, December 05, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “dushdimi” and is located in EUROPE. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland