1944 Stowa Luftwaffe

$4,995.00

A Legacy of Leadership: The Luftwaffe Stowa watch, a relic of World War II, carries a rich history tied to Generalmajor Oskar Dinort, a prominent figure in the German Luftwaffe. As the first Commandeur of the Stuka-Geschwaders 2 “Immelmann,” Dinort played a crucial role in the early stages of the war, leading dive-bombing attacks with devastating effect.

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A Timepiece of War: The Luftwaffe Stowa Watch of Generalmajor Oskar Dinort

A Legacy of Leadership: The Luftwaffe Stowa watch, a relic of World War II, carries a rich history tied to Generalmajor Oskar Dinort, a prominent figure in the German Luftwaffe. As the first Commandeur of the Stuka-Geschwaders 2 “Immelmann,” Dinort played a crucial role in the early stages of the war, leading dive-bombing attacks with devastating effect.

Design and Wear: This particular timepiece, a symbol of Dinort’s military service, boasts a classic design with a black dial, Arabic numerals, and a stainless steel case. The worn leather strap speaks to its age and use, a testament to the trials it endured alongside its owner.

Key Features

  • Luftwaffe Stowa watch formerly owned by Generalmajor Oskar Dinort
  • Fliegerzielgruppe II Kiel inscription
  • Scratched in date “30.11.48” of an old repair
  • Classic design with black dial, Arabic numerals, and stainless steel case
  • Awarded Knight’s Cross on 20 June 1940
  • Awarded Oak Leaves on 14 July 1941

Personal Touch: The watch’s connection to Dinort is further solidified by the inscription inside the lid, “30.11.48,” likely marking a repair date. This inscription adds a personal touch, hinting at the care taken to maintain this valuable possession.

A Decorated Hero: Dinort was an enthusiastic glider pilot. Soon after he was promoted to Oberleutnant in 1928, he set a 14 hours and 43 minutes Gliding World Record. He won the Deutschlandflug in 1931. He had participated in the second FAI International Tourist Plane Contest Challenge 1930, finishing in 10th place. Dinort’s distinguished career is underscored by the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, one of Germany’s highest military honors. Awarded the Knight’s Cross in 1940 and the Oak Leaves in 1941, Dinort’s bravery and leadership were recognized at the highest levels.

A Symbol of History: The Stowa watch, with its connection to Dinort, serves as a tangible link to a pivotal period in history. It represents not only the technological advancements of the time but also the personal stories of those who fought and served.

A Lasting Tribute: This timepiece is more than just a watch; it is a historical artifact that encapsulates the valor, dedication, and sacrifices of Generalmajor Oskar Dinort and the countless others who served during World War II. It stands as a reminder of the past, a tribute to those who came before, and a symbol of the enduring power of human resilience.

Year

1944

Location

Melbourne, Australia

Era

WW2

Brand

Stowa

Model

Luftwaffe

Dial

Black

Size

38mm

Country

Germany

Military Grouping

Luftwaffe