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ANY VINTAGE WAR PICTURES WITH MILITARY WATCHES IN USE? "Click" to Login or Register 
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U.S. Army. Someplace in Viet Nam.

Does anyone have any recent images?

Best regards, esp to our troops,

Greg
 
Posts: 1861 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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Vietnam, 1973, receiving reports from advanced troops...


 
Posts: 285 | Location: Rome, Italy | Registered: May 19, 2005
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Cambodia, 1970, preparing for mission...
 
Posts: 285 | Location: Rome, Italy | Registered: May 19, 2005
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A U.S.A.A.F. pilot, a member of the "Tuskegee Airmen," with what appears to be a private purchase sweep-second wristwatch. The watch looks alittle larger than the A-11, but it's hard to tell in a photograph.

 
Posts: 1861 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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Another Tuskegee Airman. The watch might be an early white dialed Elgin A-11. Otherwise it appears to be a private purchase watch on a private purchase wide band.

 
Posts: 1861 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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Fort Ord , Ca, U.S. Army Training Centre, Infantry, 1966,
Training with hand granades

Training with rifle, typ bracelet

Master clock

rgds
 
Posts: 285 | Location: Rome, Italy | Registered: May 19, 2005
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Great project Greg,
Here is a couple that I found when researching (on-line) my Mappin Campaign. These photos were provided by Konrad Knirim


Grant Perry


Photo 1
 
Posts: 335 | Location: Ottawa, Canada | Registered: January 28, 2003
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Number 2


Grant Perry


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Posts: 335 | Location: Ottawa, Canada | Registered: January 28, 2003
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Thanks Grant. Those are some great images. These and others are to be found in Konrad's book: MILITARUHREN 150 YEARS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS OF GERMAN FORCES.

This image is an Imperial Russian officer of about 1916:

 
Posts: 1861 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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Sorry for the quality of the above image! Here is a closer look at the wrist pocket watch holder being used by the above Russian officer.

These adapters were used by all sides in WWI.

 
Posts: 1861 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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Here is my issue Marathon Navigator quartz with composite case and tritium markers.

 
Posts: 495 | Location: Kailua, Hawaii in the USA | Registered: March 14, 2005
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Thanks Mat,

We really needed some current images, and I would like to see some more.

(OT - Which model pistol is that?)

Best regards,
Greg
 
Posts: 1861 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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That is an M9 Beretta pistol.
 
Posts: 495 | Location: Kailua, Hawaii in the USA | Registered: March 14, 2005
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The watch is a Marathon quartz issue navigator. The map in the background is Iraq. This image was taken just before the a fallujah battle in 2004 that restored the city from the terrorist elements and returned it back to the Iraqi people.
Today, Al Anbar province is an example of the Iraq people deciding it's future and demanding peace.
 
Posts: 495 | Location: Kailua, Hawaii in the USA | Registered: March 14, 2005
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Thanks for the information about the wristwatch.

It's not enough, but I want to say thank you for your service in Iraq. It's been a long war.

Through our images, there is an unbroken chain of devotion to country. Some with pocket watches strapped to their wrists, then A-11's, Benrus disposables, and now Marathon quartz navigators. These watches are small parts of our living history. Preservation is essential.

Best regards,
Greg
 
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Who is this fellow? And what kind of watch is he using?

Any guesses?
 
Posts: 1861 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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Hi Greg,
Prince Harry with an Hamilton?
rgds
 
Posts: 285 | Location: Rome, Italy | Registered: May 19, 2005
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Spot-on Enzo, it's HRH Prince Harry.

Not sure of the watch, though. On Broadarrow they think it might be a G-10 or maybe something else.... like a Pulsar...
 
Posts: 1861 | Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA | Registered: November 24, 2002
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hi Greg,

good! ...with this pic i opt for the G-10 Razz
rgds
 
Posts: 285 | Location: Rome, Italy | Registered: May 19, 2005
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It's actually the G2000 (with date) or G10 (without date) sold by the Cabot Watch Company (CWC) of England, but are Swiss made. They are the single supplier to the Ministery of Defense (MoD), and made to their demanding specifications. It's quite an accurate and durable quartz. These are available through a store called "Silverman's". If you are in the market, beware of copy cats (i.e. MWC) Below is a link to the only reliable source of these watches besides joining the UK armed forces.

http://www.silvermans.co.uk/Products/tabid/54/Military/...ext/126/Default.aspx

I have sold my Marathon navigator and GSAR diver that was US issue, and replaced it with the CWC "new version" 12 hour dated Quartz chronograph, the CWC G2000, and the CWC Royal Marine SBS diver (300 meter). BTW, The SBS drops about one second per week....which is less then one minute per year. These guys are not cheap, but in my opinion much better then U.S. and Canadian issue .
 
Posts: 495 | Location: Kailua, Hawaii in the USA | Registered: March 14, 2005
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I think I got this picture from somone here a while back, when I purchased my WWI Pocket Watch Wrist Watch Holder. I will also post a photo of one like the one I purchased.


Sheila


WWI wwholder100
 
Posts: 3119 | Location: La Plata, Maryland U.S.A. | Registered: May 22, 2004
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This is a photo of the holder like the one I purchased. May even be the ebay photo, but that's what you get when you don't mark it as your own!


Sheila


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Posts: 3119 | Location: La Plata, Maryland U.S.A. | Registered: May 22, 2004
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