WW2 Memento Gun Metal SGDG Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster Pocket Watch Working
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WW2 Memento Gun Metal SGDG Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster Pocket Watch Working. Condition is “Used”. Dispatched with Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class Letter.
DRGM (Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster)
The acronym DRGM means Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster [and/or Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster -Third Reich], and stands for the design/function of an item being officially registered inside all of the Germany states and not just a single/local registration. DRGM registration was introduced in 1891 and continued to be utilized up until 1949 [during Allied occupation]. The registration was valid for three years. The DRGM registration offered a copyright protection for the duration of three years and included the right to indicate the item status by marking the registered items with the DRGM acronym. It was left to the registration owner to include the registration number as the DRGM marking alone was the element with legal character. The actual result of such a registration was called Gebrauchsmusterschutz. DRGM registered products were protected either for their way of intended use or design only without patent protection. Patent rights were secured by applying for a Deutsches Reichspatent
This amazing gun metal memento watch is marked DRGM & SGDG. This means this was made in France and exported to Germany for the military or German market. This watch dates roughly to late 1920s, 30s so will have a rich Military history. Making this a real collectors piece.
Type – Pocket Watch
Condition – Case good condition overall, The gunmetal case has aged beautifully which can be seen from the pictures. Enamel appears to be damage free. Crystal has been professionally polished, there are a few visable scratches and minor surface scratching may remain. Tested and keeping good time.
Brand – Memento
Movement – Manual wind
Case Material – Gun Metal
Case width excl. crown Approx – 53mm
Thickness – 16mm
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