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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Cooper A-2, Nov 13, 2016.
Anyone interested in or wearing original military watches with flight/military jackets?
I've wear a 1982 Precista 'WWW' I part traded for a broken IWC (yes that one - one of the dirty dozen).
The new IWC owner must be very happy and lucky.
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!
I wear a ww2 hamilton with or without my a2.
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
I wear an Omega Moon Watch and a Benrus DTU 2A/P with my flight jackets.
For work its a Casio G-Shock Rangeman
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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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.
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.
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.
On the lookout for a vintage Longines Lindbergh!
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.
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
One of the factors that make a pilot's watch is visibility. Here are a couple of mine.
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.
If the watch could only talk......
My trio are very similar to yours, will post pics over the weekend if time allows.