|Date/Report Number ..061811.LC-US2 Item: 1945 GERMAN PROVITA A. BOECK WINDHOECK (LUFTWAFFE/HERMANN GORING)|
|Description of item: VINTAGE 1945 GERMAN PROVITA
ALL STEEL CASE SIGNED A. BOECK WINDHOECK [NAMIBIA] WITH GREEN NYLON G-18 NATO STYLE
MILITARY STRAP WITH KEEPERS. SIZE OF CASE IS 28.55 X 37.44. WITH BLACK DIAL SIGNED PROVITA
15 JEWELS A BOECK WINDHOECK WITH GOLD CHAPTER RING WITH NUMBERS 5 THROUGH 60 GOLD
OUTLINED RAISED RADIUM NUMBERS RELUMED HAND RED SECONDS. ORIGINAL POLISHED CRYSTAL CRYSTAL
RE-LUMED HANDS ALL STEEL CASE
WITH SCREW DOWN BACK STEEL CASE NUMBER 4614601 MATCHES INTERIOR AND THE NUMBER 4601 BETWEEN LUGS OF BEZEL. THERE ARE MARKS ON THE CASE BACK INTERIOR THAT LOOKS AS IF SOMEONE REMOVED GERMAN ENGRAVINGS FROM INSIDE CASE BACK. THE MOVEMENT IS AN AS 1194 1945: MOG 15 Jewels Brevet + Dep Incabloc. Features manual wind sweep second 15 jewels f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h. CONDITION IS EXCELLENT-
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $721.00
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The father of Luftwaffe commander Hermann Göring was a one-time German colonial governor of Namibia and has a street named after him in Swakopmund, Namibia.
NAMIBIA WAS GERMAN COLONY FOUNDED 1884.
In the late 19th century Dorsland trekkers (also known as Junker Boers) crossed the area on their way from the Transvaal to Angola. However, like most of Sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia was not extensively explored by Europeans until the 19th century, when traders and settlers arrived, principally from Germany and Sweden.
Namibia became a German colony in 1884 to forestall British encroachment, although the Palgrave mission by the British governor in Cape Town determined that only the natural deep-water harbour of Walvis Bay (Walfisch in German, Walvis in Afrikaans, Whale in English) was worth occupying (it was annexed to the Cape), and was known as German South-West Africa (Deutsch-Südwestafrika)
From 1904 to 1907, the Herero and the Namaqua took up arms against the Germans and in the subsequent Herero and Namaqua genocide, 10,000 Nama (half the population) and approximately 65,000 Hereros (about 80% of the population) were killed. The survivors, when finally released from detention, were subjected to a policy of dispossession, deportation, forced labor, racial segregation and discrimination in a system that in many ways anticipated apartheid.
It has been argued that the German genocide in Namibia was a model used by Nazis in the Holocaust.