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Silvana - German Army Service Watch - WW2 Issued Wristwatch - c.1940s

£625.00GBP
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A Rare WWII Silvana German Military Issued Wehrmacht Officers/Soldiers Watch from c.1940s in Superb Condition with Original Radium Dial and Attractive Buttery Lume.

The first watches to bear the Silvana name were made by Victor-Eugène Bahon in 1898 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the cradle of Swiss watchmaking. The brand was officially registered in 1921 and quickly went on to enjoy success all over the world.

What’s On Offer 

This WW2, German military issued watch features the typical black dial, which has a very slightly speckle of patina in the centre, with recessed sub-dial, luminous Arabic hour-markers which are still sharp, and syringe hands with beautiful buttery coloured lume which is perfectly intact.

The case is made from chrome-plated brass and is in fairly good shape with only minor signs of wear (some areas of brass showing through), whilst the domed crown has lost its chrome plating to leave the brass exposed – this is a rather happy accident as it adds a pleasant contrast to the case.

The typical screw back-plate bears the impressed D399664 issue number. A common interpretation of the 'D' code is that it stands for Dienstuhr - "Service Watch".

Additional information

Made from

Case: Chrome Topped, Stainless Steel Caseback

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: NATO Style

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: AS1130

Jewels: 15

Waterproof: When New

Power reserve: 44hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference :

Date of issue: c.1940's

Guarantee: 6 Months by VWS

Dimensions

Width (without crown): 33mm

Lug width: 18mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 35mm

Wrist size: Adjustable