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HR-2 Höhenrechenschieber by gwr (Dennert & Pape). Only 200 - 300 of these Navigational Instruments were ever produced (including the MHR-1) and there are less than four of these HR-2's known to exist. A relatively large instrument of alloy bodied construction, covered in laquered card segments. Square mounting plate was bolted to a table or other surface.
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MHR-1 Höhenrechenschieber by gwr (Dennert & Pape). Just like its bigger brother the HR-2, this smaller cylindrical slide rule was used for Celestial Navigation. An extremely accurate instrument which was based on the Bygrave AML Position Line Ruler.
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Later Sternfinder (Star globe) Tin globe with laquered card segments by Ernst Schotte & Co, Berlin. The black brass frame bears the stamping, Nautische Werksatten GMBH Kiel. This particular Globe was removed from U-570 on her surrender south of Iceland Aug 1941. The U-570 only had a 3 month career, which could account for the amazing condition of this beautiful Globe .
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Early Sternfinder (Star globe) by Ernste Schotte & Co, Berlin. The grey metal gimballed frame was manufactured by Nautische Werksatten GMBH Kiel. This was aquired by an English Veterain who served behind the German lines early in the War.
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U boat Optical Compass Azimuth by Anschutz & Co GMBH Kiel. Finished in grey paint over a bronze body, this extremely heavy instument was mounted on top of a U-boat Compass gyro repeater and was used to obtain highly accurate bearings. The instrument is in pristine and complete condition. Comes with original transit case.
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Carl Zeiss Jena, blc 7 x 50 UDF (Unterseedopplefehrnhor) attack binoculars. Clipped onto the UZO (UberwasserZieloptik) mount on the Conning Tower and used for surface firing of torpedoes.
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bmk Gunsight IK. DF 4 x 15°. This unusual small and compact binocular has both a mounting bracket on the top and bottom. Has flip open rubber eye cups and through the lens cross hairs. Is fully stamped up with the Kriegsmarine acceptance markings.
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C. Plath Compass Azimuth non optical sight version. Has mount to fit flat top compass. In original case and in unused condition.
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C. Plath Compass Azimuth with optical sight. Has mounting to fit a flat glass compass. In original wooden case with low 'M' number indicating early issue.
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C.Plath Compass Azimuth with optical sight. Has arched mounting bracket to fit the early domed compasses. Has low 'M' number.
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Sold-Libelensextant C. Plath Very scare Sextant, exclusively used by the U-bootwaffe. These Sextants worked on the Bubble principle rather than the Gyro. Very similar in construction to the Seekrieselsextant, but without the Gyro attachment. Fitted in hard wearing metal transit case rather than the wooden version.
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SeeKrieselsextant (Gyro Sextant) Type SKS-2D. This instrument was used to create an artificial horizon and thus help achieve accurate bearings. This particular type of sextant would have been used by most shipping. It was operated by connecting it to a vacuum pump. Complete with all accessories in original wooden case.
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C.Plath Drum Sextant Used for taking readings from the sun or the stars, to determine your latitude position. Has the usual 'M' stamping. Eyepiece is longer than usual, but is sometimes seen on early versions..
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ARG-1 (Astronomisches Rechengerät 1) Celestial Computer by Carl Zeiss Jena (blc). A late War issued, extremely accurate Navigational instrument. This was originally a Luftwaffe issued piece, but was adopted by the U-bootwaffe. The body is of bakelite/ aluminum construction and has an illuminated glass screen. It has a azimuth and microscope eyepiece with adjustable cross hairs. Stamped with an 'M' signifying Marine issue.
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Lorenz Lo 40 K 39d Transmitter. This particular transmitter was used as a back-up transmitter on the late War Type XXI U-boots. The combined weight of these units are 74kg, so they are quite a substantial unit. In the bottom corner is a Eagle and M stamping.

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Carl Zeiss Jena D.F 8x60H Glas Early Commander's / aiming binoculars. These certainly look to have been through the War, but optically are excellent. Have the Eagle marking on the right hand ocular and low issue number. These are an extremely hard to find version. They have a connection for an electrical source, that would illuminate the graticule. Click

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8x60 beh Gummi (E. Leitz, Welzlar). These optics were used onboard U-boats and other vessels. Unfortunately the top rubber protection is missing, but it was common for these to be removed in Wartime (also on the smaller 7x50 beh), as the rubber eye cups proved a little awkward to use! These were removed from a captured U-boat on their surrender. Click
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7 x 50 beh Glas (E. Leitz, Wetzlar). Complete with 'M' and 'N' number and nice Eagle and Swastika.
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Kriegsmarine Kopfhörer (headphones) for Radio Room personnel.
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KM Log Hard to find Log used to measure Nautical Miles/ distance travelled. Not one of the usual small Logs that are seldom found, but a very large heavy unit. This Log just screams U-boot use!
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Luft Barometer bulkhead barometer in bakelite and brass case. Stamped with Eagle and 'M' .
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Albert Nestler Rechenschieber Slide Rule. No: 20 'Kiel' model, stamped Marineschule with Eagle and 'M'.
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Kriegsmarine Station Pointer by ED Spencer, Berlin. An accurate position fixing instrument which was used when land was in sight.
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Handwindmesser (Anemometer) by Deuta-Werke. Used by U-boat crews to determine wind speeds whilst making suface runs. In original wooden case.
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Kriegsmarine Aneriod Barograph fine instument in a glass windowed mahogany case. This presision instrument was used to measure atmopheric pressure. Is in full working order and still retains the original paper reading from the War!
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Vulcan-Vakuummeter test kit by Paul & Kark Hamburg. Not quite sure how or where this test kit would have been used, but quite a nice kit with plenty or mercury floating around inside! Anyone has any info, I would appreciate the input.
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Einheitsdichtigkeitsmesser Salinity tester. Mint unused tester, dated 1936. These where used on U-boats to check the water density. Complete with instructions and can with original litmus paper strips.
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Steigungsprüfer by Carl Zeiss Jena. Highly accurate gauge for measuring threads on bolts and bearings. Stamped with Eagle and 'M'.
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S-bootkompass by C.Plath Early domed compass used on board S-boots. Was used in conjunction with arched Peildiopter.
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S-boot Bullauge porthole. Taken from S-69 which was a 1939/1940 Class S-boot. These were the largest of the Schnelleboots and were Powered by three glorious 20 cyl Daimler Benz Diesels, which could achieve speeds of over 40 knotts. Built by Lürssen Vegesack 1941. Comissioned 21.12.1941. Taken over by Britain on capture and scrapped in 1947.
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C. Plath Glass Domed Kompass (Compass). Probably from S-boot or similar vessel. Has low 'M' number signifying early War issue.
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C. Plath Kompass small auxilary compass in original case. Several of these small compasses would have been carried on board U-boats as a 'back-up'.
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Entfernungsmesser Carl Zeiss Jena, blc 0,7 Rf (Range Finder). Was carried on vessels and used on land to determine the range of enemy Aircraft etc. Complete and with case and all accessories (not pictured).
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U-boat Scheinwerfer (Signal light) ESW-20 100w 20cm signal light by bmh. Complete with spare bulbs and in original wooden case (not pictured).
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Original Phonograph from U-155 Seen a little 'action' but is great working condition. Inside the lid is a list of 12 traditional KM songs that were played to enlighten the spirits of the crew, especially after a successful mission. Record pictured is an original War time 'Wir fahren gegen Engelland'. Has KM stampings.
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Beer Bottle and Toothbrush Bottle etched "Eigentum Der Kriegsmarine", 'Property of The Kriegsmarine'. Cap reads "E Bauer Leipzig Brauerei" which is the brewery name. Original bristled wooden toothbrush is marked with the Eagle and 'M'.
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U-534 Spare Parts relic. Salvaged from the famed U-534 when she was raised in August 1993. Contains, bearings, bushes, components and a pulling tool. Looking for similar items from this boat.
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Kriegsmarine stamped brass Öler (oiler). I recently spotted one of these in the engine room of the U-534.
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First Aid kit taken from a stricken U-boat in 1944. Rubberised pouch complete with bandages, dressings, pins and shears. All dated 1943.
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Chart Rule Adjustable angled rule most probably used for chart work. Marked "Kriegsmarine" and in original case.
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Kriegsmarine Protractor Beautifully contructed very large protractor by Dennert and Pape. Used for chart and map work. Measures 52 x 26cms.
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KM Winkelmesser Navigators Squares by Dennert and Pape. Used on vessels for plotting courses and chart work. One lacks the white semi circle.
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Micrometer/ Caliper Used by Engineers to obtain highly accurate measurements. Stamped with Eagle and 'M'.
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Calipers for engineering or perhaps chart work. Have faint Eagle and 'M'
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Defekt Sucher Official Kriegsmarine issued Resonator by manufacturer 'Apparatebau C. Richter of Hamburg'. Very nice markings on the ear section.
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Diaton Resonator DRP These instruments were used in the engine rooms of U-boots (as in Das Boot) and other vessels of the Kriegsmarine. Any change in note of the engine would easily be detected through the instrument.
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U-576 Typewriter One of a kind typewriter from the U-576. This came from a family whos father worked at the U-boot pens at St. Nazaire in France. This was removed before the U-576 left France on 16.6.42, as it was upgraded. The fitter in question took it home as a souvenir. The U-576 was lost 30 days later on 15.7.42 with all hands. Take a look at the wonderful markings.
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Co Anzeiger /Detector in Auer Case. These instruments were used onboard U-boots to detect poisonous Co gas. Item appears unused and is a complete test kit.
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Kriegsmarine Morse Key Finished in bakelite and heavy plate metal. Bakelite has Eagle and M. Remains of grey paint still showing.
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C. Plath thermometer in a steel cased body, with a weighted base protected in heavy leather. Perhaps would have been hung over the side of a vessel to determine the sea temperature? Glass thermometer has KM stampings, as does the housing of the casing. Has low 'M' number.
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Varta U-boat battery / cell Has 'M' acceptance stamp. Probably removed from a bank of cells on a Midget 'Molch' U-boat.
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Salinity Thermometers Fragile glass thermometers in original card tube. With 'M' stampings.
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Auer Neophan night vision Schutzbrille (goggles).Kriegsmarine issue In original canvas pouch.
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Kriegsmarine Auer Neophan Schutzbrille (goggles) with rare polarizng lenses. In original canvas pouch.
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Kriegsmarine Gasmaske with microphone attachment on side of mask. Complete with spare lenses and filters. Mask has Eagle and 'M' stamping between the inside of the eyes.
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Kriegmarine Schwimmweste (life vest). All pockets still inflate and hold. Has KM exceptance stamps.
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Tauchretter Escape Device by Dräger. Removed from the U-776, which surrendered in Weymouth on 20th May 1945. It was then sailed down the Thames and moored close to the Houses of Parliament. The boat was open to the public the following day, so they could witness what a U-boat was like. Looking for scrubber can and nose clip.
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Schlauchboot Einmann II . One-man life raft used by U-boot crews. One of these is on display at the new U-boat Story exhibition.
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U-44 U-boot Bell Scarce U-boot Bell in cast. Over 15" tall and the base diameter is 13". Weighs over 15kg and has a fabulous clang! Bell was removed from U-44 at the onset of the War (not very practical on patrol!). Four months later she was lost with all hands. The Bell was placed as a memorial in a Marineschule. On liberation it was removed by an RN Commander's men and placed in his kitbag as a joke! It remained with the family until recently.
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U-boot Anchor 500kg anchor of the exact same style and size of a U-boot anchor. Was kept in an old chaps garden until recently. Has numerous markings on the shaft section which require research. Will take better photos when the anchor can be moved and cleaned up.
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bmk Flak Gunsight 4 x 15° for U-boot Flak. With filters, cross hairs, fold down eye cup and fixed aiming sight on the top.
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3,7 cm blc Flak Optic Rare optic for 3,7cm Flak Cannon. Designed for use only on U-boats. Extremely heavy bronze construction with graticule and filters. One of these optics was recovered from the sunken U-534 and is on display at the museum.
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Flak Gunners Sight Large sight in very good condition. Has a faint M stamping on the main support leg.
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Sea Mine Horn from large German sea mine. Horn originally had a vile of acid that would break (on contact with a ship), releasing the acid and detonating the mine.
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Kriegsmarine Sea Mine Timer short fuse timer which would be fitted to large round sea mines. Stamped 'dmt M 4598'. In excellent condition.
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Kieninger & Obergfell 8 day U-boat/Ship clock, with brass air tight case. Low 'M' number signifying early War issue. Comes with original winding key. This clock was in the same family for over 62 years! The original owner worked at the U-boat base at Kiel. This clock was removed from a U-boat and replaced with a new one due to a slight running fault.
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Lange & Söhne B-UHR Klasse-1 Class I Observer watch. 35 hour power reserve indicator. Has full luminous dial for U-boat use. A rare and very fine watch. Complete with original Lange & Söhne wooden storage case. Could be hung in the case for added protection.
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Hanhart Chronograph This single button Chronograph was produced early in the War for the Kriegsmarine. It would have been used specifically for Artillery use and more than likely used on the large Warships. The red telemeter scale would have been used to determine distance through sound. I am also looking for the wrist watch version. These were not issued to U-boot Commanders!
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KM Stowa B-UHR Klasse-2 (Walter Stroz) Watch was owned by Oblt. Fritz Kosnick of U-739. Was handed over to a Commander Small when the boat surrendered on 8th May 1945, in return for the fair treatment of his men. Class II watch with full luminous dial for U-boat use.
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KM IWC B-UHR Klasse-2 Observer watch in beautiful condition. Has rare luminous dial for U-boot use. This was purchased by a Watchmaker after the War and has been in his care ever since!. It is possible that this watch was never issued. It was purchased from one the original Jewellers that supplied watches to the Kriegsmarine.. Complete with original stamped linen pouch.
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KM IWC B-UHR Klasse-2 Observer watch. Another IWC in beautiful condition. This is the slightly smaller brother to the luminous IWC. This also came from the same Watchmaker as the luminous version.
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Chronograph by Leonidas Has rare Unitas movement. Some parts missing, but looking to restore. Has KM markings on the reverse.
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Chronograph Pocket watch is signed A. Lünsen Berlin. It has the Herm. Bark / Alpina logo within the second dial. Scarce KM issue with Eagle and M on reverse.
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KM Solvil Genf. Attractive looking Klasse-3 silver cased pocket watch by the Swiss watch manufacturer. No Eagle on the reverse as is usual with this watch, but carries a KM issue number.
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Taschenuhr KM Alpina Watch with offical KM contract marking.
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Taschenuhr KM Cortébert Watch with offical KM contract marking.
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Taschenuhr Festa Not offical KM contract watch, but I have included this as it would have been used within the Wartime period.
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Junghans J30E small 8 day U-boat / Ship clock. These were used in conjunction with the large 8 day clocks on board U-boats and other KM vessels.
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Junghans Stoppuhr 60 second timer, with red Telemeter scale. Beautiful Timer has very nice Eagle and extremly low 65G number on reverse. This perhaps predates the early N/G code. Comes in original wooden carry case with original rope. Case has matching 65G numbering. Watch perhaps used for training purposes?
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Herm Bark Stoppuhr 60 second Timer in rare original Oak transit case. These would protect the Timers from bumps and knocks onboard the U-boots. Very early piece with low N/G number and Eagle marking. The N/G number is also repeated on the case.
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U-jagd Stoppuhr Timer with scales for timing runs of torpedos. With very rare luminous dial. As the name U-jagd suggests these were actually used for submarine hunting by surface vessles. However this particular watch was removed from a surrendered U-boat in 1944, proving that some were actually used aboard some U-boats.
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Huber Stoppuhr 3 second timer in beautiful condition. Minerva movement. Rear of watch has small Eagle and M symbol.
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A. Schuchmann Whilmhaven Stoppuhr Huge 70mm 60 second timer in beautiful condition and in original box. Unfortunately the Eagle and M have been removed Post War.
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Junghans 29a Stoppuhr 60 second timer, with rare luminous dial and protective case. Watch has an Eagle and Swas on the dial. The case is stamped erreff 22.
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Junghans Stoppuhr 60 second timer, with red Telemeter scale. Watch was used as an Artillery piece to gain accurate distance readings. Polished Timer has trace of Eagle and 'Kriegsmarine' wording on the reverse.
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Junghans Stoppuhr 60 second timer, with red Telemeter scale. Watch was used as an Artillery piece to gain accurate distance readings. Timer has scarce 'KM' on the dial. This watch was contracted to the Kriegsmarine. Black casing with Eagle and 'KM' on the reverse.
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Junghans Stoppuhr 30 second timer, with KM stampings on the reverse.
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Hanhart 60 Second torpedo timer. Dial has numerous scales. Accurate 11 jewel movement. Traces of Eagle on the reverse which was removed Post War.
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Hanhart 60 Second Timer 3 Stein movement . Stamped 'Kriegsmarine Nr' on the reverse.
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Hanhart 30 Second Timer in fantastic condition. Complete with protective case stamped erreff 22.
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KM Armbanduhr signmed KM Wiemer with PUW 500 movement. This watch was exchanged for a pack of cigarettes when the owner was taken POW.
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KM Armbanduhr signed KM Siegerin (CAL . 595)
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KM Armbanduhr signed KM 586 (Alpina CAL 586).
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KM Armbanduhr signed KM 592 (Alpina CAL 592).

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KM Armbanduhr signed KM 720 (Festa CAL 720)

 

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KM Armbanduhr signed KM Alpina (Alpina 586 movement).

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KM Armbanduhr signed KM Berg (CAL PUW 500).
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KM Armbanduhr signed KM Huber (PUW 500)
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KM Armbanduhr signed KM Selza (with fine Selza BIEL movement)
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KM Armbanduhr signed KM Speck (PUW 500)
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KM Armbanduhr signed KM Stortz (Stowa) with CAL. PUW 500

KM Armbanduhr signed KM Wagner with PUW 500 movement
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KM Armbanduhr signmed KM Wiemer with PUW 500 movement.
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KM Armbanduhr signed KM Zentra (Zentra 338 movement)
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Schirmmütze (Cap) of Korvettenkapitän Wilfried Prellberg of U-31. This cap came from his Estate several years ago. Prellberg survived the War and lived until 19 March 1986.
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Flotillenchef (Flotilla Commander) Schirmmütze Unsure of origins, but came with other KM items including a Zerstorer Kriegsabzeichen (Destroyer Badge).
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Officer's Schiffchen from U-763 nice original Schiffchen with Cap Device from the above mentioned U-boat.
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Overseas Schiffchen nice white Schiffchen. Unfortunately the blue eagle has been washed out, as someone thought it would be e good idea to try and make the cap a little whiter with bleach!
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Kriegsmarine issued M1940 Stahlhelm (steel helmet), with owners name written inside. Still retains original finish with single decal about 70% visible. Liner and strap in excellent condition and stamped 1941 with manufacturer name.
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Kriegsmarine Tropical Pith Helm early issue. Of cork construction with leather band and liner and green canvas lining.
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Leather Winter Cap with fur lining and ear flaps. Reputed to have come from the Obermachinist of U-552. He served under the Late Great Erich Topp and later Oblt. Günther Lube who also died in 2006 .
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Leather Südwester (sou'wester) rain hat. With KM stampings inside.
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Leather wet weather scull cap With KM acceptance stamp on the inside.
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Tellermütze (Matrosenmütze) for Enlisted Sailor, with Torpedoschule band.
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Tellermütze-Überzug (cap cover) for KM cap.
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Kriegsmarine U-bootlederjacke in grey.
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Lederjacke (Jacket) belonging to Knight Cross winner OBtsMt Rudolf Mühlbauer, Stabsbootsmann of the famed U-123. Jacket is in excellent shape and comes with grey anchor buttons and shoulder boards. Rolph has even written his name on the inside of the pocket lining!
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Stulphandschuh (gauntlets) also belonging to Rudolf Mühlbauer, Stabsbootsmann of the U-123. Lined with very thick wool. Gloves are in excellent shape with the KM exceptance stamp on the inside.
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Stulphandschuh (gauntlets) in black leather. Lined with very warm fur. The gloves have a few field repairs, but they just add to their character. Have KM stampings inside.
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Handschuhe (gloves) in black leather. Gloves have very thick wool lining and also have a few field repairs. KM stamping inside.
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Officer's Dress Gloves Original soft grey suede, with stampings inside.
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Officer's black Dress Tie with stampings.
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Schirmmütze-Überzug for Commander. I think that this could have been a Private Purchase item. The band has a nice pattern unlike the usual plain design. The strap is also made of quality leather. The cotton top (feels like Egyptian cotton) has a badge sewn on as opposed to the usual metal insignia that was worn. These furnishings were reputedly exchanged for cigarettes in a POW camp.
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Mauser 1934 Kriegsmarine issue in excellent condition. Complete with wooden grips and retaining all of the original bluing. Has Eagle and M stamping on the side. Pictured with original Mauser holster in brown leather, which is stamped with an Eagle and M and is stamped E. Schineider Aurenscheid 1940. Also has the owners name written inside.
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Officers Ceremonial Dolch (Dagger) by Eickhorn of Solingen. Complete with Gehänge (hangers), Koppel (belt) and Portepee (knot).
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Erkennungsmarke (id tags) Set of five complete, but slightly corroded .
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KM Knopf (buttons) in Feld-grau in original issue box. Also a selection of original brass and glass buttons.
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Mützenband Kriegsmarine und Marineschule Kiel (Cap Tallys) for Seemann.
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Private purchase Silber Zigarettenetui (Silver cigarette case), Silber Flachmann (Silver Hip Flask) and Feuerzeug (brass lighter). With matching Eagles and Swastika over 'M' stampings.
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Original crew made brass matchbook cover. Has the Type XXI U-2513 etched into the side. This was one of only two XXI to sail in the War. Next to the picture of the boat is etched 'U-Hastig' which could be a refence to the high speeds achieved by these new U-boats. On the edge is etched 12.X.1944 which is the date that the boat took to the water.
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Pfeife (Boatswain's whistle), with anchor motif and cord.
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EK 1 with brass core Complete with original issue case.
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EK 2 with original issue packet.
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U-Boots-Kriegsabzeichen (unmarked) with original issue packet.
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KM cloth insignia.
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KM metal insignia and awards.
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Schulterstück (epaulets) from Oberfähnrich zur See (Sub-Lieutenant).
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Original U-boat cap badges.
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Kriegsmarine photo albums. Many with famous German Ships and U-boats.
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Kriegsmarine photo albums Many with famous German Ships and U-boats.
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Kriegsmarine am Feind The story of the Kriegsmarine in the early stages of the War. Date stamped 1941.
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Kriegsmarine cloth covered diary from 1942. These diarys were given to the families of fallen Kriegsmarine men, to help them with their memories.
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Die Kriegsmarine and Die Wehrmacht War time magazines that gave updates on the progress and inovations of the War.
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Iinstructions that came along with the 7x50 blc Ubootglas. Gives specifications and instructions on usage.
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Weyers Taschenbuch Der Kriegsflotten 1941/42 One of the best Shipping guides used in the War. These would have been carried on board and used to identify enemy, friendly and neutral shipping. Has many pencil marks inside that corresponds with shipping lost at that time.
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Nauticus books from 1938 to 1944. Books have information and guides on War time technology and were a vital read to sailors in the Kriegsmarine.
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Wie komme ich zur Kriegsmarine Small Kriegsmarine magazine.
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Der U-boot-Pirat This is one of a series of adventure books of the same name, that were produced in the early 40's.
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Volkischer Beobachter und Die Grüne Post Volkischer is dated Tuesday 7 April 1942 and has an article about U-boats. The other has a picture of an Officer taking bearings whilst using a Sternfinder.
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Fiend im Fadenkreuz by Werner Hartmann, 1943. Written by one of the most successful U-boat Commanders, about his experiences in the Atlantic.
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Die Deutsche Wehrmacht cigarette card album. Dated 1937/8. Complete. Showed off the skill and magnitude of the Heer before War was declaired.
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U-boote Westwarts! German War time film about the lives of a U-boat crew. Three parts on original 8mm film. Also comes with original Westwarts programme.
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Justus Perthes See Atlas Extremely indepth pocket sized atlas, with information on weather patterns, sea charts and other useful guides on Shipping and the Kriegsmarine.
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Atlas Oberkommando Der Kriegsmarine Massive Atlas used by the High Command which gives accurate information on the ground state under the Sea. These were used to plot safe passages for the U-boat arm. Areas covered are the Atlantic coast line, including Spain, Portugal, France and The Gibraltar Straight.
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Atlas Oberkommando Der Kriegsmarine Massive Atlas used by the High Command which gives accurate information on the ground state under the Sea. These were used to plot safe passages for the U-boat arm. Areas covered the Western Coastline of the British Iles.
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Atlas Oberkommando Der Kriegsmarine Massive Atlas used by the High Command which gives accurate information on the ground state under the Sea. These were used to plot safe passages for the U-boat arm. Areas covered are the Shetland Ilses and surrounding areas.
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Kriegsmarine Seekarte (map) of the North West coast of England. 'Morecambe Bucht' is covered in great detail and some interesting points have been highlighted.
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Kriegsmarine Seekarte (map) of the North West coast of England. 'Great Ormes Head bis Skelker Point. Great detail and some very interesting points have been highlighted.
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Reichsflagge in very nice condition. Size 135 x 80. Has original stampings and still retains rope loops.
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Kriegsmarine Federhalter (fountain pens), pencil and eraser.
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Original Schiffslampe Glavanised construction with manufacture's name 'J H Peters & Bey Hamburg on name plate with Ser No and 1942 date etching on the glass.
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Unusual children's 'play' dagger from War time Germany. Based on the Kriegsmarine dress dagger.
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Kriegsmarine Dessertlöffel (stamped dessert spoon).
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Kriegsmarine broaches These were sold by children of the HJ (Hitler Jugend) to members of the public. They sold them to help raise money for the War effort. People purchased them to perhaps remember loved ones who were at sea.
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Original March Kompass Although this is not KM issue, it was supposedly removed from a surrendered U-boat at the end of the War.
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POW made cigarette case made from old aluminium and theatre type glass. Very nicely made with a lot of detailed etching.

This is an ever expanding collection and it will be updated on a regular basis. All of the items pictured are 100% genuine and original items from WW2.

There are many items out there, that are fake. Although it is fair to say that not all sellers of these fake items are knowingly selling bent goods as genuine. There's always the chance that they have been scammed too! Spotting a fake from a genuine piece is not always easy to do, especially if you're new to the World of collecting. I have been collecting this gear for many years and although you learn something new on a weekly basis, I do still get stung from time to time. If you are starting up a collection (of any kind), do your research and homework. There are people out there who will try to take advantage. Seek advice and ask around. The internet is bursting with all different kinds of websites and forums (see links), that will only increase your knowledge and hopefully make your experiences as enjoyable as mine.

 

 

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