Since today on 11-11-1918 WW1 ended so bought this today

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Since today on 11-11-1918 WW1 ended so bought this today

Post by River Rat » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:06 am

All ways wanted a US issued WW1 Signal Corps wristlet and I just bought this today on Ebay on the anniversary WW1 ended a Zenith Signal Corps USA issued wristlet. Some were I read US pilots used them in WW1 who knows but the history these watches have. Will be getting another strap for it the type with the bund style pad used in WW1 era watches.
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Since today on 11-11-1918 WW1 ended so bought this today

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Post by morningtundra » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:58 am

Wow. Nice survivor!


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Re: Since today on 11-11-1918 WW1 ended so bought this today

Post by rockmastermike » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:53 am

holy cow that is a great pick up
sneakin' down the hall, like an old grey cat in the winter, keeping close to the wall

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Post by River Rat » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:29 am

Some interesting reading about these.
https://omegaforums.net/threads/signal-corps.13158/

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Post by River Rat » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:36 am

Really cool looking dial and blued hands and the patina on the lume can't wait to get this watch. Will have to order a strap like the one I have on this other WW1 era watch I have in the collection.
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Post by River Rat » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:04 am

Longines copy of there past think they messed up on the dial. And as usual the date blows it.
https://www.longines.com/watches/herita ... 309-4-23-2

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Re: Since today on 11-11-1918 WW1 ended so bought this today

Post by james80 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:34 am

Looks great, I'm looking forward to seeing it in the bund. How big (small) is it?

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Post by River Rat » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:02 am

james80 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:34 am
Looks great, I'm looking forward to seeing it in the bund. How big (small) is it?
I think 34mm but these wire lug watches all ways look bigger on WW1 era bund style straps.

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Post by gr8sw » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:37 pm

hot damn, Mike! those are in terrific shape :thumbsup:

the Zenith is amazing and the Black Jack Pershing is way cool! you're on a roll! a good Veteran's Day to ya! :cheers:
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Post by River Rat » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:11 pm

Some more info I dug up from one of my books Military Timepieces by Whitney
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Post by aikiman44 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:50 pm

Dang that is cool.
"We'd better synchronize our watches."

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Post by gr8sw » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:29 pm

River Rat wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:11 pm
Some more info I dug up from one of my books Military Timepieces by Whitney
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you're gonna need some nice 12mm straps for that puppy! :lol: :thumbsup:
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Post by River Rat » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:27 am

Some more info from another book I have
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I thought they were used by US Pilots in WW1 a little more prof

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Post by River Rat » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:34 am

The more home work I do. There is a good chance this watch was issued to US army pilots in WW1 cool story about the first US Military Pilot in the US armed forces check out the first wings with a eagle holding signal flags.
https://warontherocks.com/2016/09/a-tri ... ary-pilot/

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Re: Since today on 11-11-1918 WW1 ended so bought this today

Post by River Rat » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:06 pm

Well got it today. And I got another issued watch coming tomorrow went a little overboard this month.


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