German KRIEGSMARINE wrist watch IIId Reich navy officers WWII
This wristwatch used by officers of the Third Reich fleet till 1945. Kriegsmarine was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945. It superseded the Imperial German Navy of the German Empire (1871–1918) and the interwar Reichsmarine (1919–1935) of the Weimar Republic. The Kriegsmarine was one of three official branches, along with the Heer (Army) and the Luftwaffe (Air Force), of the Wehrmacht, the armed forces of National Socialist-controlled Germany from 1933 to 1945.