Flieger watches were commissioned by the German Luftwaffe in the 1940′s from five different brands. Because they required specific specs, the watches looked very similar. Each had a 55mm pocket watch movement with center seconds and hacking mechanism along with a large onion-style crown for setting. Visibility was an absolutely crucial factor. The triangle at 12 o’clock quickly oriented the dial, which came in two easy-to-read layouts: the Flieger Uhr or Pilot’s watch with Arabic numerals and the Beobachtungs Uhr or Observer’s watch, which separated out hours and minutes into two different sectors. Luminous paint coated indices and blued-steel hands.
To enter the contest, name which brand made the watches seen in the pictures and also the other four brands that supplied timepieces for the Luftwaffe. All you have to do is place your answers in the comments section along with your email for contact purposes. From the correct entries, one person will be chosen at random to win a really cool book that gives an inside look into one of the historic brands we’re talking about. I can’t reveal the title or I’d be giving away part of the answer.
You have until July 28th to submit your answers. Only one entry per person, please. Good luck!