Divers watch Kriegsmarine U-100 J.Schepke U-Boat. Raketa 2609HA movt. 300m WR

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Divers watch Kriegsmarine U-100 J.Schepke U-Boat

 

It is one of the most reliable Russian movements. 
It is also the basic movement of Raketa’s new collection

2609HA RAKETA MOVEMENT

Hand-winding. 
Hardened mineral glass.
Shock-proof balance. 
Central second hand. 
All stainless steel case. 
Water resistant 30 ATM(300m). 
Diameter: 52 mm (without crown), thickness 14 mm. 
Comes with band (24 mm). 
Made in Russia (2014). 
Limited Edition

 

 

Schepke was the son of a Navy officer, and he joined the Kriegsmarine in 1930.
 In 1934 he was assigned to the U-boat arm, and in 1938 he commanded U-3.
 At the outbreak of World War II he took U3 to war against Allied shipping. 
After a short stint commanding U-19 and serving in a staff position Schepke 
received the command of U-100, a Type VIIb boat. After 5 patrols in U-100 she 
was heavily damaged on March 17, 1941 by depth charges from HMS Walker 
and HMS Vanoc while executing an attack on Convoy HX-112.
 U-100 was forced to surface and was detected on radar and consequently rammed by Vanoc. 
Schepke and 37 crew members perished in the ocean; six crew members were rescued. 
Schepke was last reported on the bridge of U-100. When Vanoc rammed his boat, he was 
crushed into his own periscope standards, and he went down with his boat.
Joachim Schepke had sunk 37 ships for a total of 155,882 GRT, and damaged 4 more. 
He was awarded the Knight's cross with Oak Leaves. Schepke, Günther Prien and 
Otto Kretschmer were friendly rivals in the U-boat service, and were the most famous 
U-boat commanders in the early years of the war, but all except Kretschmer eventually 
met their ends. Schepke was the favourite of these three, because in contrast to
 Kretschmer he was a convinced Nazi. He wrote and illustrated the book 
"U-Boot Fahrer von Heute" (U-Boat Men of today) in 1940 (Berlin, Deutscher Verlag 1940).
 In February 1941 he made a speech in the Berlin Sportpalast for thousands of Berlin 
schoolchildren about the U-boat war. After his death the German propaganda ministry
 held him as an example for the German youth to follow.

2609HA RAKETA MOVEMENT

Caliber 26 mm, height 4.8 mm, 16 jewels. 
Central second hand, Balance shock resistant device. 
Period of oscillation of the balance — 0.4 sec. 
Average daily rate -10 sec. 40sec.  
Tightened spring works not less than 42 hours.

Brand new. Gift box. Unused. Work fine, tested.


 

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