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Maker: Eterna
Year: 1940s
Model: c1941 Rare WW2 Waffenamt Approved Big German Military Watch in Oversized Cushion-Shaped Steel Case with Eagle and Nazi Swastika Military Issue Markings on Case-Back Original Dial with Subsidiary Seconds
Movement: Eterna Cal. L852 Manual Winding 17 Jewel Movement
Case: Fixed-Bar Military Lugs Oversized Water-Proof Steel Screw-Back Case Serial Number 3184562 with Waffenamt Approved Military Issue Markings WaA58 on Case-Back
Dial: Original Dial with Sub-Seconds Signed Eterna Swiss
Band: Light Olive Green Military Band
Our Ref: Waffenamt Military Eterna
Diameter: 41 (with crown) mm
Height: 11 mm
Lug to Lug: 49 mm
Band Width: 21 mm

Waffenamt (WaA) was the German Military Weapons Agency that officially approved any item for military use by the German Armed Forces during WW2. This is a rare and highly collectible military watch from WW2 approved for German Army use c1941. It is the same as those issued to the Czech Air-force and was probably commandeered by the occupying Nazi forces and given a Waffenampt military approved issue stamp on the case-back for German Army (or Heer) use. Many of the military insignia markings were rubbed off after the war due to a ban on Swastikas in public. This one has survived and displays the Eagle carrying a Nazi Swastika and the markings WaA58 on the back indicating that it was officially approved for military use by the Waffenamt sometime between 1941-1942 in Budapest, Hungary. Lovely, big, military, watch constituting an unusual piece of history and highly collectible.

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