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A-11 1940s WWII Pattern Military Watch (Automatic) Brushed Steel Finish with 100m Water Resistance and Sapphire Crystal

A-11 1940s WWII Pattern Military Watch (Automatic) Brushed Steel Finish with 100m Water Resistance and Sapphire Crystal

SKU:SKU Code: A-11

Regular price $385.00 USD
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This recreation is based closely on the original World War Two design from 1943 but has the advantage that it is now equipped with a high-performance self-winding 24 jewel mechanical movement and has also now been upgraded to a box sapphire crystal which is both shatter and scratch resistant although identical in appearance to the original plexiglass crystals which would have been used during the second world war. The watches at the time were made in a variety of slightly different styles by various manufacturers such as Elgin, Bulova, Waltham etc but were all based on an original US government specification laid down at the time. This watch is closest in appearance to the Elgin 539 which used a 15 or 16 jewel movement and were made for the USAAF between 1940 and 1945. The original watches were made from plated base metal (to save steel) but this modern recreation is solid stainless steel so it should stand the test of time significantly better than the originals. 

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DESCRIPTION

This particular recreation came into being because in January 2009 we were approached by a US veterans association who asked us to examine the viability of making a watch which was identical in appearance to the original GG-W-113 watches which were during the Vietnam war. As a result of making that watch, we were contacted again with a view to recreating this even earlier WW2 model because these are now almost impossible to find in good sound condition because as outlined above most were made from 1943 onwards when resources were limited and hence cheap metal was used.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Width Inc Crown: 38mm
  • Width Exc Crown: 36mm
  • Thickness: 12.9mm
  • Lug Size: 18mm
  • Lug to lug is 43mm
  • Lug Type: Spring
  • Dial Colour: Black 

  • Case Material: 316L stainless steel
  • Caseback: Screw-down 316L stainless steel

  • Crown: 316L stainless steel

  • Water Resistance: 5 atm (50m/165ft)*
  • Movement: 24 Jewel Automatic 

  • Crystal: Shatter and Scratch Resistant Box Sapphire*
  • Luminous Material: Luminova
  • Serial number on caseback
  • Strap: 18mm
  • Supplied in a gift box
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