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

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

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:58 am
by morningtundra

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

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:58 am
by morningtundra
Wow. Nice survivor!


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

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:53 am
by rockmastermike
holy cow that is a great pick up

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

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:29 am
by River Rat
Some interesting reading about these.
https://omegaforums.net/threads/signal-corps.13158/

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

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:36 am
by River Rat
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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Re: Since today on 11-11-1918 WW1 ended so bought this today

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:55 am
by River Rat

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

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:04 am
by River Rat
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

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

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:34 am
by james80
Looks great, I'm looking forward to seeing it in the bund. How big (small) is it?

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

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:02 am
by River Rat
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.

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

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:37 pm
by gr8sw
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:

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

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:11 pm
by River Rat
Some more info I dug up from one of my books Military Timepieces by Whitney
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Re: Since today on 11-11-1918 WW1 ended so bought this today

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:50 pm
by aikiman44
Dang that is cool.

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

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:29 pm
by gr8sw
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:

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

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:27 am
by River Rat
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

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

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

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:06 pm
by River Rat
Well got it today. And I got another issued watch coming tomorrow went a little overboard this month.


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