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polak5
12-08-2005, 05:51 PM
anyone know what is the watch used by the current german airforce. Someone was trying to sell me one but i wasent sure if it was legit.. thx for help

Waldo.Pepper
12-08-2005, 08:33 PM
All I know is that the current (OK 15 year old) Russian Navy watch isn't worth $5.

My brother in law bought one for a $100 and I ended up with it as a gift.

Pirschjaeger
12-08-2005, 09:05 PM
I think it's Junkers, but I am not sure. Sorry.

Fritz

polak5
12-08-2005, 09:25 PM
okie well thx for help anyways.

Loco-S
12-08-2005, 09:31 PM
Tutima was one of the Luftwaffe supliers, some pilots wore also British Longines and assorted swiss and non official issue items.....If its a Tutima, they are getting back to fashion among the rich pilots over here ( and no...Breitling was not official issue)

http://www.tutima.de/

http://www.tutima.de/BILDER/WATCHES/753P1.JPG

chris455
12-08-2005, 10:00 PM
I thought that Hanhart was the Luftwaffe timepiece of choice.

Pirschjaeger
12-08-2005, 10:11 PM
This summer, in Germany, my friend showed me his Junkers watch. Very nice. He told me it was what the LW pilot wore. I just don't know if he's talking about before or currently.

I suggest you change the title of this thread. I passed it many times before opening cause I thought it had to do with AAA.

Might I suggest "What watch does the LW wear?"

Polak5, you should also mention the name of the watch that someone's trying to sell you. BTW, if you are in Poland, good luck. I was told so many German military things made in Poland are fakes. A German collector told me this.

Fritz

polak5
12-09-2005, 12:51 AM
thx for the tips Prischjager.
I thought it was a fake becouse of the fact that it had a iron cross on the back of it, aswell as one on the wrist band.
The one i saw is just like the one on this link exept that the wristband was metal.
http://www.antiqnet.com/detail,german-air-force,351862.html
If u click on other images u can see the iron cross i was talking about. Hmm guess it wasent a fake?

BTW how do i change the title of the thread.

Pirschjaeger
12-09-2005, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by polak5:
BTW how do i change the title of the thread.

Just go to your original post and click on the edit tab. You'll notice your title at the top of the page, just as when you first posted.

I have a TagHeuer Tiger Woods special edition. Sound good right? The back plate says "Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi June 2002" special edition. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

It could be a fake. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Fritz

plumps_
12-09-2005, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by polak5:
The one i saw is just like the one on this link exept that the wristband was metal.
http://www.antiqnet.com/detail,german-air-force,351862.html
If u click on other images u can see the iron cross i was talking about. Hmm guess it wasent a fake?

I can't answer the original question but the watch on these pictures clearly looks like a work of fantasy. The details don't match up:

The clock face shows the silhouette of an F-18 fighter, a US design from the 70s/80s which has never been in the inventory of the Luftwaffe.

The back side says D1958. Are they trying to make believe that this is a German watch from 1958? Showing a picture of an F-18 built many years later and not used by Germany?

The word "Kampfflieger" was used for bomber crew during WW2, and I doubt that it would appear on an "official" Luftwaffe watch (if that exists today).

Also there's a mix of English and German terms that doesn't really make sense.

Do a Google search for:
"Bazel Design" Luftwaffe
and you'll find some shops that offer the same watch for 70-80$. The description says: Quality Japanese quartz movement. NEW.

polak5
12-09-2005, 03:30 AM
So what is the watch that the german airforce uses right now... now im even more intrigued http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

csThor
12-09-2005, 07:39 AM
Actually I doubt there is an officially issued "pilot's watch" at all. So I would be wary of any watch advertized as "actual Luftwaffe watch".

PraetorHonoris
12-09-2005, 07:40 AM
The Luftwaffe issues watches and they did not give it to me?!
seriously: There isn't any "official" or issued watch of the Luftwaffe. Several commercial watches with actual Luftwaffe batches exist, though.

If there is any issued watch at all, the Kampfschwimmer (Seals) could have one, but I am not shure.

polak5
12-09-2005, 01:59 PM
Soo i guess this would be like thinking that the Swiss Army actually uses Swiss Army watches.

Taylortony
12-09-2005, 03:31 PM
If you want a nice aviation related watch try lufthansa

they do the Junkers one for 199 euros

http://www.lh-worldshop.com/products/product_detail.jsp...07850&bmLocale=de_DE (http://www.lh-worldshop.com/products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444177 2375&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302041564&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181218&bmUID=1134167307850&bmLocale=de_DE)

amonst others

http://www.lh-worldshop.com/products/product_listing.js...fthansa_And_Aviation (http://www.lh-worldshop.com/products/product_listing.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=25343743 02041564&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181218&bmUID=1134167297105&bmLocale=de_DE&categoryFolderName=/Assortments/Merchandise/SSC_Primary/Lufthansa_And_Aviation)