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Anyone interested in/wearing original military watches?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Cooper A-2, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    Anyone interested in or wearing original military watches with flight/military jackets?
     
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  2. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    I've wear a 1982 Precista 'WWW' I part traded for a broken IWC (yes that one - one of the dirty dozen).
     
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  3. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    The new IWC owner must be very happy and lucky.
     
  4. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    He certainly was, my watch man had put me off repairing it owing to the cost and tbh I really needed the cash at the time. The buyer repaired it himself within a week! No regrets from me the cash was nice and the Precista is good looking accurate and if I lose I'll get another if I'd kept the IWC and ever damaged or lost it I'd have cried!
     
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  5. Pdxgeo

    Pdxgeo A-List Customer

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    I wear a ww2 hamilton with or without my a2.
     
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  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I have seen some really great WW1 trench watches.
    I especially like the schrapnel guards and leather straps.
    If they came in 37mm diam., I'd probably take the plunge :)
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  7. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    I wear an Omega Moon Watch and a Benrus DTU 2A/P with my flight jackets.
    For work its a Casio G-Shock Rangeman
     
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  8. Deacon211

    Deacon211 Practically Family

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    I'd love to get a true period watch. The closest I came was a 42mm Laco...Nav B Uhr. Not true to the original size (which was huge), and wrong side of the conflict.

    But a cool watch nonetheless.

    I do have an old red/black Rolex GMT. More 50s than 40s, but a pilot favorite.


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  9. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    Love Rolex.
    Especially the divers.
    Got a Tudor issued in 1993, had to give it back.
    Need to sell a few items more and then buy a DeepSea.
     
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  10. Superfluous

    Superfluous Call Me a Cab

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  11. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I would if I had one. I like the WWII watches. But I am interested in the watches with the metal over
    the crystal. I do have one of those- would have been my grandfather's. He served in WWI. I may have
    to get it restored. Didn't know what it was.
     
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  12. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Practically Family

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    I wear an Elgin WWII 1945 A-11 aviators watch. I also wear a 1969 Benrus GG-W-113 watch. I have leather bands on both...brown on the Elgin and black on the Benrus.

    - Ian
     
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  13. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Mine:

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  14. Mr. Pickett

    Mr. Pickett Familiar Face

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    On the lookout for a vintage Longines Lindbergh!
     
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  15. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    We have a whole thread on the general subforum.

    I wear a late 1920s Elgin military watch daily. I have several vintage Elgin from that era and the 1930s also a Timor A.T.P watch from WW2.

    I don't like modern watches because I like the size of the old ones and the designs. Not interested in watches that cost thousands of dollars.
     
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  16. Talon884

    Talon884 New in Town

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    I wear this one from time to time from my grandfather, from his days flying P-51's in the South Pacific during WW II. Waltham Type A-11
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  17. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    One of the factors that make a pilot's watch is visibility. Here are a couple of mine.
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  18. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    I have my grandfather's Bulova A-11. I wore it all the time after he first gave it to me (I must have been 9 or 10, he died when I was 11) but over-wound it. I had it repaired when I graduated college but it only lasted a couple weeks and has resided in my jewelry box since. Someday I'll have it repaired again.
     
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  20. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    My trio are very similar to yours, will post pics over the weekend if time allows.
     

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