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    Hitler’s Gift Watch Makes $70,000 At Auction - Jul 17th, 2007

    Geneva, Switzerland:An historically important pocket watch has made its way to auction as a result of the work of John Farkas and Connie Rose of Antiques and Estate Auctioneers.

    The watch, an 18K gold, hunting-cased, keyless pocket watch, which is described as a "minute-repeating" watch by A. Lange & Sohne, Glashutte, I/SA, B/Dresden, No. 91764, realized $70,000 at a May 12 auction.

    According to the archives at A. Lange & Sohne, the watch was made in 1938, and sold on December 12, 1938, to Adolf Lunser, Berlin, a company that was the official supplier to the German government and the Third Reich.

    The watch was then presented to Dr Theodor Gilbert Morell by Adolf Hitler on July 22, 1944. The exceptional watch was inscribed in German "22.7.44 mit den herzlichsten Wünschen," which loosely translates as "July 22, 1944, with most cordial wishes."

    Morell was Hitler's personal physician, and was well known in Germany for his extremely unconventional and alternative medical treatments. Historians have come to believe that Morell's practices may have contributed to Hitler's ill health.

    After more than 60 years, the watch was still in pristine condition, and included the original box, spare mainspring, certificate and guarantee from A. Lange & Sohne, which only added to its desirability. Research showed that Europe would be the most profitable location for the auction.


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    Default Re: Hitler loved fine watches ......

    Thats a very nice watch.. My father in law collects pocket watches.


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    Default Re: Hitler loved fine watches ......

    I love pocket watches!
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    Default Re: Hitler loved fine watches ......

    That's a nice watch.....but it's kinda creepy people would want it since hitler was well....Hitler......

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    Default Re: Hitler loved fine watches ......

    Quote Originally Posted by coach-princess348 View Post
    That's a nice watch.....but it's kinda creepy people would want it since hitler was well....Hitler......
    I agree! Kind of creepy!!!


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    Default Re: Hitler loved fine watches ......

    I guess it is an historical piece, even if it was owned by a maniac.
    Archie, do you collect pocket watches too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coach-princess348 View Post
    That's a nice watch.....but it's kinda creepy people would want it since hitler was well....Hitler......
    I think it would be really interesting to own something like this actually. I certainly do not like Hitler, but to own something that belonged to him would be neat. I don't know how to put. The pocket watch has history- it "lived" through an horrific event and might have been present at key times. I think that is what fascinates me about it- that it was there, so to speak. If it could talk, imagine what it could tell us about WWII and Hitler! Am I making any sense?

    Anyway, it is a beautiful pocket watch. I can't believe that it is in such great condition after all these years!

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    Hello,
    NO - I don't collect pocket watches.... I only collect things I can use.... Pocket watches have never really appealled....

    I DESPISE HITLER.... grandfather was a POW (russian soldier captured by the nazis)

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