A vintage issued military watch, dating to the Second World War.
This Helios Swiss watch was one of the few brands issued to the German Army during the war. The issue markings on the back have been ground down to near obscurity in an attempt to conceal the origins of this rugged timepiece.
The all-original black dial is properly signed Helios and features a railroad type minute track with luminous Arabic numerals and large sub-seconds chapter.
In the large photo of the caseback of the watch, please note the issue markings are barely visible begining with the D a series of numbers and ending with an H symbolizing the designation Deutsches Heers or German Army.
The watch is fitted with a 15 jewel manual wind Helios movement which was just serviced by my watchmaker and working properly.
The case is a chromed top with solid stainless steel caseback. There is some minor aging to the sides of the case but the original fixed lugs bars are still installed.
The watch measures 34 mm wide by 42 mm long and is supplied on your choice of a canvas NATO strap of a brown or black leather strap.