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Hitler watch,ultimate bad taste

Went to the car boot sale today and came across what must be the ultimate bad taste watch. I didnt have my glasses so i couldnt figure out the make but it was a manual wind watch,white face and by the number 9 was the logo of the SS and on the other side by the number 3 was a picture of Adolf Hitler. The seller wanted £400 for it,well i guess to a collector of such things,it may have been a bargain,but as i pointed out to the man,its hardly something most people would want to wear,in public anyway. I wish i had taken a pic with my mobile phone cam now so i could show you it...maybe next week,if anyones interested.
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That worst guy ever belongs to the trash - and everything with him too. Hitler doesn't belong here nor on any place else in the world.
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I thought the Tianic watch made from part of the hull was in bad taste but you've got that one by far. The hitler watch may be the ultimate in poor taste.
jim
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Some people collect this stuff. I wouldn't care to.

p.s. I take it you got back from Scunny in one piece then Andy?! If you ask Chuck Norris what time it is, he always says, "Two seconds 'til." After you ask, "Two seconds 'til what?" he roundhouse kicks you in the face. Chuck Norris doesn't wear a watch, HE decides what time it is!
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a German military (original) watch from a history or collector's viewpoint, but why anyone would manufacture, much less sell anything with Hitler, Nazi/SS is beyond me. - David A man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight. - Man Law #17
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My previous employer couldn't understand why I didn't want to go to someones house to make a delivery (I would go there quite often), the guy had a huge swastika* tattooed on his chest and would always come to the door with no shirt on. My employers didn't think I was being reasonable. Needless to say, they are my ex-employers!


* I know the swastika was not always a sign for the Nazi, but I don't think this guy knew that! If you ask Chuck Norris what time it is, he always says, "Two seconds 'til." After you ask, "Two seconds 'til what?" he roundhouse kicks you in the face. Chuck Norris doesn't wear a watch, HE decides what time it is!
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... an antique firarms/military collectors show to see all of it you would ever want to. Guys do indeed collect this stuff and they bring it out by the box full. Old Nazi weapons, uniforms, bayonets, medals, you name it. I think to some historians it has some value, as well as some WWII veterans (whose numbers dwindle every day). It was a dark period of history, but history none the less. The guys who sell it are typically pretty old, and many are war vets.

Was is a really old watch from the period, or or we talking about something post-war that was fabricated to appeal to modern day neo-Nazi freaks? Post war would be really creepy. I can see it now: "Collect the whole set: Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, Castro, and Kim Jong Ill !!!" Kind of like the Patek "Masks" series for fascists. Nasty.

And now I'll stop talking because the last time the topic of 'Hitler watch" came up, I started a major poop-storm :-) "I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-a$$ed, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spineless, worm-headed sack of monkey sh*t he is! Hallelujah! Holy sh*t! Where's the Tylenolâ„¢?!?"
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A man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight. - Man Law #17
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The hooked-cross, was used by the Greeks and by the
Indian Kushans in ancient times. It also adorns today,
various Hindu temples in India. It was and is considered
the symbol of prosperity and good health.

Of course, some fruitcake came along and hijacked it....
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Was it dive watch at least?
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Oh i honestly think it is an original 1930s or 40s watch and is an interesting historical timepiece in its own right. I think it belongs in a museum,but never to be worn. I was just kind of shocked to see it. I have seen watches with Stalins face on and obviously Mickey Mouse,Snoopy,etc,etc...but SS and Hitler in military uniform,well i just never knew a watch like that existed. It just goes to show,putting peoples heroes (at that time) on watch faces is nothing new. I wonder if we had a Churchill or Ike watch. I am going to see if its still there next saturday and find out the make,i am intreagued. Yes Fergie,i made it back from S[word removed]horpe and i sure wont park overnight in that potty mouthed Scottish womans burger van spot again,lol.
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...word removed? LMAO (see my reply post above) well its part of a place name. No wonder you put Scunny,Fergie. Thats hilarious,the word censor picks up a certain word from inside another word..work it out yourselves,the place is S..C..U..N..T..H..O..R..P..E, in North Lincolnshire.Thats so funny.
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and a guy had a black nazi uniform with the name of one of the 'camps' on the sleeve for sale. I told him he should burn it. He didn't like that idea but withing 20 minutes, he had removed it from the table.
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It is in pretty bad taste, like the Nazi uniform you mention. As an historical piece, well it's a pretty cool watch. Any of the war museums in Australia have lots of Nazi paraphernalia in the WWII exhibits. That watch would feature nicely in any of the display cabinets, if genuine.

But the sad part is that there are still these neo-nazi whackos out there who worship that crap. Their private collections are a perverted homage to a psychopath.

If you can get a photo, I'm sure we're all big enough here to be interested in it.

Best part of the thread was the "word removed" bit. I've seen similar things with the parent company of Panasonic, the Japanese industrial giant Matsu[word removed]a. Yep, that's M..A..T..S..U..S..H..I..T..A. Steve
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I don't think they are original at all as it was definitely on a post WWII mech watch.

IMO these watches are being redialled on cheapish old mechanicals to sell to mugs who think they are getting something of historical significance.

Hence them turning up at boot sales. Cheers, Neil.
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There's stuff that needs to be kept for us to rememeber,
but kept in museums and not banded about as items of curiosity
and (to the wrong sort of people) desirable things to own.

For instance, my dad has a highly offensive 'Rupert' comic
book from the 50's, titled 'Rupert on Coon Island'. Not seen
as offensive then (christ!), not for the eyes of todays children,
and best not passed around ever.

Then there's a Noddy and Bigears book where he gets robbed in
the woods by a gang of nasty gollywogs...

These things need keeping in museums so we can see how shocking
we were. You can't just put your hands over your eyes and
pretend those words were not used, or those opinions were not
(sadly) commonly held. Just typing the above word made me feel
strange.

Reprinted today these would be as bad as a modern hitler watch.
But as they stand, they need to be kept, as does every example
of every bad thing we have ever done.

It's the film, photographs, witness accounts and relics that
make events in history as terrible to us today as they were
back then.
Time enough...
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If I recall correctly, didn't someone buy up a large lot of Hitler's art work with the sole intent of destroying it? Not the worst idea i'v heard. Charlie, DeVille Prestige 4800.31.01; Seamaster, 1961, Gold, Cal. 500; Seamaster Pro 2231.80; Speedmaster 3523.30; Speedmaster Pro 3570.50
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