Kriegsmarine commander´s clock Kieninger & Obergfell from the estate of Admiral Otto Ciliax in good condition.
All markings are completely preserved. National emblem, M, Kmdt, battleship Scharnhorst, 1939. Case and drive matching numbers 5606. Checked by the watchmaker. Of course it runs perfectly. With the right key. Age-related signs of wear. A small hole on the side of the lid. Glass without cracks or scratches.
Since such on-board clocks were only issued to the first commander of a large ship, such as a cruiser or battleship, for the private rooms on board, of course very rarely and almost never to be found on the open market.
This tradition ceased during the war.
Material: brass, metal, glass
Upper diameter: approx. 17 cm
Lower diameter: approx. 20 cm
The clock was sold by the admiral's wife to a marine collector and historian in the 1970s. A copy of the receipt is included. He also managed to acquire the on-board clock from the commander of the battleship Gneisenau. Both clocks were exhibited in the German Admirals exhibition in the Dresden Military History Museum in the early 1990s. The exhibition catalog is included. However, only the Gneisenau clock is shown there. Likewise in K. Knirim's book "Militäruhren" on page 183.
The clock was examined by experts from the Military History Museum in Dresden, the Hamburg Naval Museum and the historical collection of the Mürwik Naval School and its originality recognized. If I still get that, a confirmation letter from a museum curator will also be delivered. The scope of delivery also includes the books "Scharnhorst - Tragedy at the North Cape" and "Battleship Scharnhorst".