Did Adolf Hitler wear a wristwatch ?

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Hitler’s alleged wristwatch sold for US$1.1m

Post by Helmut0815 » 30 Jul 2022 19:03

A watch that is believed to have belonged to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been sold for $1.1m (£900,000) to an anonymous bidder at an auction in the US.

The Huber watch, dating from the 1930s, features engravings of a swastika and the initials AH.
Full article and photos of the watch in question here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 34598.html

IMHO someone paid a fortune for some fake.


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Re: Did Adolf Hitler wear a wristwatch ?

Post by VanillaNuns » 30 Jul 2022 23:44

I agree. A simple and frugal man such as Hitler wouldn't have owned such an extravagant watch. He would have considered it vulgar.

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Re: Did Adolf Hitler wear a wristwatch ?

Post by Mannheim » 31 Jul 2022 08:03

Could have been a gift. He did receive quite a lot of vulgar knickknacks and ostentatious gifts.
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Re: Did Adolf Hitler wear a wristwatch ?

Post by Helmut0815 » 31 Jul 2022 09:12

But what about the dates on the back of the wristwatch?
- 20.4.89 AH's birthday.
- 30.1.33 The day Hitler came to power.
- 5.3.33 Reichstag elections. Why in the world could this date be of special interesst for AH? I would say he wasn't a big fan of elections. Sio why this date and not another date, e.g. that of the beer hall putsch?


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Re: Did Adolf Hitler wear a wristwatch ?

Post by john2 » 31 Jul 2022 21:14

The election of March 5 1933 or 5 March was the first the nazis together with the nationalists gained a majority on the Reichstag. So it certainly would have been important. If the watch was a gift perhaps the prior owner put the dates on there.

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Re: Did Adolf Hitler wear a wristwatch ?

Post by von thoma » 31 Jul 2022 22:03

I agree Helmut.
I'm sure he's been scammed.
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Re: Did Adolf Hitler wear a wristwatch ?

Post by FlyingStukas » 01 Aug 2022 01:34

von thoma wrote:
31 Jul 2022 22:03
I agree Helmut.
I'm sure he's been scammed.
"Sure" is a strong word. Although sure, it is not very smart to pay such a fortune for an item which can hardly be authenticated.

The bigger the fish, the bigger the reason to scam.
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Re: Did Adolf Hitler wear a wristwatch ?

Post by Hans1906 » 06 Aug 2022 13:30

There are no photos of the ascetic Hitler with a wristwatch, the Führer didn't strike an hour.

The man kept the time for years, even without a wristwatch.


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Re: Did Adolf Hitler wear a wristwatch ?

Post by Annelie » 06 Aug 2022 13:57

As I said years ago.......Hitler was of the time
when men wore pocket watches more than wrist watches.

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