In 1869 Wihelm I introduced a new brocade belt and belt buckle for wear by naval Officers with the formal evening dress, dress, parade and walking out uniforms and the full dress and service dress on special occasions. In 1902 Wilhelm II altered the dress buckle by the adding his "W" monogram cypher superimposed over the fouled anchor.
On December 15TH 1921 the Weimar era Reichsmarine introduced a new brocade belt and buckle which followed the basic design of the Imperial brocade belt and dress buckle but eliminated the crown and "W" monogram. The reorganized Kriegsmarine retained the Reichsmarine brocade belt and dress buckle for Line Officers.
Originally the buckles were only produced with a gilt finish until 1934 when a silver version for Administrative Officials with the equivalent of Officers ranks was introduced. The Officers/Administrative Officials belt buckle came in two sizes with a roughly, 57mm, (2 1/4"), diameter buckle for wear with the brocade dress belt and a smaller, roughly, 38mm, (1 1/2"), diameter buckle for wear with the black fabric undress belt. The belt comes with a roughly, 57mm diameter, injection molded, gilt washed, aluminum alloy construction buckle which features a high relief, embossed, overlapping, laurel leaf wreath outer edge encompassing an embossed, vertical, fouled anchor, on a slightly domed, horizontally ribbed field. The outer edge of the buckle conforms to the shape of the laurel leaves. The item "8963 German Navy Kriegsmarine officer parade belt buckle gold WW2 Dolchkoppel" is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Uniforms".anderson" and is located in Abbots Langley. This item can be shipped worldwide.