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During the Third Reich era a number of timepieces/watches and clocks were developed for use by the German Airforce or Luftwaffe.

As aircraft were being developed that were flying faster, higher  and longer accurate more accurate mechanical timepieces were required to ensure that locations were reached and that a pilot and crew were able to return back home.

Tutima and Hanhart were brands that many Luftwaffe fighter pilots wore on their wrists during the early days of combat in 1939 to 1945. However many watches were continued to be worn as war souvenirs by the victorious forces, and some watches were issued to French forces as reparation items.

Wartime photos of pilots will show their watches proudly shown to the cameraman, these watches were robust, reliable and did everything a pilot required.

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