One of a kind WWI Omega Gunmetal, Silver&Enamel award pocket watch&Iron Cross fob. Eiserne zeit 1916(Iron time). The watch has been made for the Cabinet of the German Marshal. The rear case depicting a portrait of Marshal Mackensen in his parade uniform with the Totenkopf Skull hat. The watch has amazing Art-Deco style gunmetal case with coin edge, and silver trim.
The watch is preserved in excellent condition! The watch has a high grade movement, Breguet spiral, bymetalic compensating balance wheel , precision regulator, ruby endstone on balance. Please note the very rare long "Berlin Iron" chain.
Berlin Iron is very collectible and is becoming exceedingly difficult to find. Berlin Iron jewelry was first created in the early 1800's when the Prussian royal family urged citizens to contribute their gold to fund the war against Napoleon. In return for their gold, citizens were given iron jewelry, usually inscribed with Gold gab ich für Eisen (I gave gold for iron), or Für das Wohl des Vaterlands (For the welfare of our country / fatherland).Wearing the black, intricately designed Berlin Iron became a symbol of patriotism and wearing gold became passé and inappropriate. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva's. The item "One of a kind WWI Omega Gunmetal, Silver&Enamel award pocket watch&Iron Cross fob" is in sale since Saturday, June 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.