Antique German Chrome Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster DRGM WW2 Watch Strap 16mm. The acronym DRGM means Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster [and/or Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster -Third Reich], and stands for the design/function of an item being officially registered inside all of the Germany states and not just a single/local registration.
DRGM registration was introduced in 1891 and continued to be utilized up until 1949 [during Allied occupation]. The registration was valid for three years. It was left to the registration owner to include the registration number as the DRGM marking alone was the element with legal character.
The actual result of such a registration was called Gebrauchsmusterschutz. DRGM registered products were protected either for their way of intended use or design only without patent protection. Patent rights were secured by applying for a Deutsches Reichspatent. From my research I believe this would have been used on an officer's trench in WW2 era. Marked with DRGM and an Egyptian symbol with silver underneath.Measures 16mm in width would fit a 16mm lug watch. I personally change or polish crystal/Plexiglass to a high standard and straps plus test the watches for efficiency unless specified in title and description. The pictures provided form part of the description and should be checked thoroughly. I do not service the watches, only refurbish unless specified in title/description.
If I have changed something I will detail it in the listing. All stock is stored in a secure facility until sale and therefore extra pictures cannot be provided. In working/serviced condition watches are guaranteed by -5/+5 minutes and is checked manually, item in working condition and keeps time to the best of my knowledge and runs for at least 12+ hours, give or take -5/+5 minutes over 24 hours from a full wind, unless specified in the description.
With any vintage watch not serviced, there could be a few minutes lost or gained over 24 hours. Item has been wound and left stationary running over night and face up, to make sure the watch is functional. The best way to describe a vintage watch is like an old car, regular servicing, oil and care will keep your watch healthy and improve longevity.
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This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watch Accessories\Wristwatch Straps". The seller is "watchesinwonderland" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.