I promised you a change from movie stuff that was found in the Sasha Fisher archive recently, added to which there has been some interest on diablog in watches, with Engine Room even creating their own label.
Sash had quite an interesting 'collection'of the usual broken strap cheap stuff but we found three interesting items, the first of which was a German Aviator watch.
These things are enormous (see later) and were apparently either worn on the wrist over flying overalls or, apparently according to a specialist of my acquaintance, at the ankle - though how you could read it is another matter.
As with all his possessions this needed a bit of research as it was an odd thing for a submarine commander to own and heavens knows from where he obtained it, though for someone who also owned a piston from the engine of a Japanese Zero fighter (Mitsubishi a6m) which is in use in the International HQ as an ash tray
I guess anything was possible - anytime!
So back to the watch...
... where the leather strap (as massive as the watch!) is serviceable and, as can be seen here, there are some numbers on the back
but it is really the face that commands attention and if ever I am going out with people who wear ostentatious giant Rolex's I wear this just to prove a point.
To give an idea of how giant it is, this pic is along side a British 50 pence piece (about 25mm in size for the 'foreigners' amongst you) and it weighs tons!
But then aren't all good things worth the effort of a sprained wrist?
Yours, diablog, in the nick of time