World War II Watches
#11

That makes sense to me Al. To infantry, armor, etc., time synch becomes a much more critical issue on the lines. Would love to hear from other infantry officers etc. Thank you kindly for your input.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#12

The watches that were issued to pilots when I was in the A.F. were either Hamiltons or Elgins and were 17 jewell with luminus dials. They were called (Pilots hack watches). Being a scrounger I had one for years and it was a good watch. Even tho I was in much later then WW11 some of the watches had dates on the back of the watch as early as 1944. No telling how many million were made over the years.

 

Parker

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#13

Even tho I was in much later then WW11 some of the watches had dates on the back of the watch as early as 1944.

 

That's an interesting fact. Would have never guessed that they would still be handed out to you guys. Pretty cool! B)

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#14

Al,

 

It wasn't me that lifted your watch! You know what I mean about being a scrounger. I made sure I always had a good friend in supply.

 

The older watches had green nylon bands and the newer ones had black nylon bands.

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#15

Its neat to see somthing as little as a watch bring out the old stories. Thanks guys!!!!

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