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Buren Grand Prix - German Army - D-H - WW2 Military Issued Wristwatch - c.1940s***NOW SOLD***

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A 'D-H' German Army Issued Buren Wristwatch in Original Condition with Grand Prix Signed 12''' Movement and Original Radium Dial. Very Collectible with Historical Significance.

The Buren Watch Company was created in 1898. This followed the acquisition of Fritz Suter & Cie, at the Swiss town Büren An Der Aare, by the London company of H. Williamson Ltd, producing pocket watches and table clocks of all types
Adverts in the 1920's proclaimed Buren to be “The Perfect Watch” and boasted of the linking up of Swiss watch manufacturing with British Enterprise and Capital.

Buren manufactured watches for various armed forces including the British army and obviously the German military as illustrated here. These watches were manufactured according to military specifications and supplied to German officers during the 1940s.

What’s On Offer

A "D-H", which we think is "Deutsche Heer", which translates to, German Army, watch on offer here from Buren (movement signed Buren Grand Prix), who had deep roots in military watch manufacture.

Similar in form and function to its British "Dirty Dozen" counterpart with a rich black radium dial and recessed concentric ringed subdial. The lume in the syringe minute hand has clearly suffered a little along the way, but this isn't anything unusual for a watch of this age that may well have seen live combat at some point.

The beautiful caramel lume in the hour hand more than makes up for any slight deterioration and the Arabic numerals have also aged nicely to a deep coffee colour.

The chrome topped case is in great condition with only minor signs of wear and the steel caseback is engraved with the DH German military mark. This mid-size watch is paired with a stylish soft black leather Hirsch strap and wears very comfortably on the wrist. This would be an interesting addition to any military collection. 

Made from

Case: Chrome Topped

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: Black Leather with Pin Buckle

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: 12''' 

Jewels: 15j

Waterproof: n/a

Power reserve:

Purchase details

Condition: Very Good

Model Reference: D8145H

Date of issue: c.1940s

Warranty: 6 Months VWS


Width (without crown): 32mm

Lug width: 17.5mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 40mm

Wrist size: Adjustable