Just added this to go along with my Czech Longines

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Just added this to go along with my Czech Longines

Post by River Rat » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:05 pm

I been after a WW2 Czech Pilot's Badge but only been able to get a a soviet era one. The WW2 ones are not cheap if you find one. I saw this a WW2 era lapel pin Czeck pilot badge it's coming from overseas should get it later in the month.
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The watch I got it for
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The Soviet era one
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Post by River Rat » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:57 am

On the Soviet era one on the back these issue numbers.
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Post by River Rat » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:10 am

And for my WW2 issued watches these
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A member of MWR Patty A gave me these from a relative who joined the Canadian Airforce before the USA got into WW2 and then went to the US Army Air Corps when the USA got into the war.
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Watches issued during WW2 were the wings above were issued about the same time.
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This last ones interesting the first Waltham issued in WW2 but to the RAF with a Waltham movement in a Dennison Case. When Waltham started in the 1800's in the USA Dennison was partners with Waltham then left to go to England with Tremont Watch Co then went into watch case manufacturing so like the Companies got back together in WW2 for this watch a cool connection.

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Post by River Rat » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:13 am

One for the IDF the bat wings
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Post by River Rat » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:16 am

I got these WW2 US Navy Air Crew wings due to my Dad was Air Crew on TBM Avenger Torpedo bombers Air Craft in WW2
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Re: Just added this to go along with my Czech Longines

Post by aikiman44 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:21 am

Great memorabilia. Those Czech and Russian (especially the women) pilots were true heroes.
"We'd better synchronize our watches."

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Re: Just added this to go along with my Czech Longines

Post by Chocodove » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:30 am

Thank you for sharing this stuff. You have a very well curated collection.
- Todd

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