The watch pictured is a Deck Watch
01/02/2012 - 02:22
These Deck Watches were made primarily for naval ships to be very precise timing instruments and tested at Observatories to confirm their accuracy before being introduced into service. Please post pictures of your watch. I have one that has a center seconds hand and love it! The number engraved on the back is not an official VC serial number, chance are that it is a Naval marking/serial number. You will need to have the case back opened in order to see the different serial numbers engraved on the movement in inside of the case back. Best Regards, Dan
Re: Could anyone help identify a pocket watch?
01/02/2012 - 10:08
V&C deck watch in sterling silver (case) from german Kriegsmarine during WWII.
01/03/2012 - 16:24
The "M11153" control number likely does identify the watch as Kriegsmarine issue. If so, it was classified as a B-Chronometer or Ship's Chronometer, which was a level below the master Marine Chronometer carried on warships. They were required to have the "Ab/Auf" power reserve indicator, which differentiates them from the standard B-Uhren deck watches. The movement would be a very beautiful, and accurate, caliber 162 with 20 jewels.