WW2 German officers mess/duty clock

WW2 German officers mess/duty clock

Code: C22480


Di: 7.5cm (3")


By Kienzle.  Nickel plated steel casing approximately 7.5cm diameter x 3.5cm deep. Black dial with Roman numberals 1 - 12 on the outer edge and 13 - 24 inside the first set.  Luminous hands and hour markers.  Subsidiary seconds dial at the 6 0'clock position.  The clock is hinged to allow access to the rear for winding and hand setting.  Eight day 10 jewel lever escapement movement.  The inside of the case reads 'Heereseigentium' (property of the Army) and is maker marked with serial number and 1940 date.  This movement would originally have been mounted in a small round topped wooden case for desk use alhtough it is believed that some were used in instrument panels.  Overall cosmetic condition is good but when the clock is wound the hands turn at 'warp-speed' indicating a problem with the escapement and/or balance.  Sold as seen for spares or repair and priced accordingly. Ideally sold to the UK only due to laws relating to radium paint.  Stock code C22480.