Hitler’s gold watch appears at auction

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Hitler’s gold watch appears at auction

Post by koimaster » August 13th 2022, 10:06am

Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland, a specialist in historically significant artifacts, is selling a wristwatch said to have been owned by Adolf Hitler with a pre-sale estimate of $2-4 million.

The gold Andreas Huber reversible wristwatch was likely given to Adolf Hitler himself most likely on April 20, 1933, his 44th birthday.

It was discovered by a French soldier who seized the watch as ‘spoils of war’ on Friday May 4, 1945, when his unit became the first Allied force to arrive at Hitler’s retreat at Berchtesgaden in the mountains of Bavaria.

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Post by DoctorIvey » August 13th 2022, 4:10pm

And I don’t get the statement from JLC denouncing the watch. Nobody said it was a JLC. It’s an Andreas Huber. Imagine the luck of Adolph Hitler getting a monogrammed watch for free! 1933 was truly springtime in Germany for Hitler. 2M is ridiculous however. Dude was the leader of a major country, sure. But it isn’t as if he starred in The Hustler or anything.
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Post by svaglic » August 14th 2022, 5:41pm

Admitted stealing it then benefits from the sale? Seems like the money should go to some Jewish Organization. Now someone has Hitlers watch for a million dollars. Who do you brag about that to?
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Post by DoctorIvey » August 14th 2022, 9:24pm

I’d like to explain away the swastika. “What, this thing? It’s an ancient symbol, generally denoting fertility, or good feelings or something. Oh really? I didn’t notice, are you sure that one didn’t go the other way? Those initials? No that stands for Andreas Huber…”
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Re: Hitler’s gold watch appears at auction

Post by gerdson » August 17th 2022, 7:09am

DoctorIvey wrote:
August 16th 2022, 3:59am
IIRC that is Sanskrit for George Foreman grill.
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Re: Hitler’s gold watch appears at auction

Post by ocean » August 20th 2022, 12:30pm

bbattle wrote:
August 16th 2022, 3:12am
I found one of these in my backyard when I was a kid:

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I still have it somewhere in my coin collection. I never could figure out what the symbols inside the lower left section of the swastika were. some sort of hieroglyphics?

I’ve seen that coin at philmont, it’s a Boy Scout coin.

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