MARIAN42 Wrote:Gentlemen, thank you both. Michael for sharing the pictures and Giovanni, sharing more information!
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clepsydra Wrote:Excellent find. Looking forward to the next.
Best regards,Jim"We are the other people, we are the other people...you're the other people too!" Frank Zappa
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Giovanni Ambrogio Wrote:Great find Michael. Congratulations.Well, I am not an expert in that field, but I was curious, and here is a bit of history which I found (sorry, if for the experts among you it is already common knowledge):Apparently there were IWC prizes at some of this German shooting competitions. At least I found IWCs of the Bundesschiessen in Frankfurt in 1912 and the one in Munich in 1927.I did not know what the Bundesschiessen actually was, so I looked it up:In 1861 the Deutsche Schützenbund (DSD) (German shooting association) was founded in Gotha. They decided to have every three years in Summer a German shooting competition (the Deutsches Bundesschiessen). The first one took place under the official title "Schützenfest" from 13. to 21. July 1862 in Frankfurt. It was an important event, which attracted a lot of general and political attention.The imperator, the king, the government and the gentry were donating valuable prices, which the winners took home with pride.The 3-years rhythm could not be kept because of wars and others, e.g. the 4th one in Hannover was moved to 1872 because of the German-French war, and the 5th one in Mainz was moved to 1894 because of cholera. Until 1934 20 Bundesschiessen events took place. After WWII 3 further took place, the last one in Hannover in 1965.Your watch is from the 14th Deutsches Bundesschiessen in Hannover, which took place from 5th to 12th July 1903. There were 2700 shooters from 4 nations. This was the second time this event took place in Hannover (first one in 1872).