N a Brushed Stainless Steel Finish. Supplied with 20mm Military Canvas Webbing Strap.
This recreation is based closely on the original World War Two design from 1943 but has the advantage that it is now equipped with a high-performance self-winding 24 jewel mechanical movement, glass crystal, screw case back and 100m water resistance. The watches back in WW2 were made in a variety of slightly different styles by Elgin, Bulova and Waltham but were all based on an original US government specification laid down at the time. This watch is closest in appearance to the Elgin 539 which used a 15 or 16 jewel movement and were made for the USAAF between 1940 and 1945.
The original watch was made from plated base metal (to save steel) but this modern recreation is solid stainless steel so it should stand the test of time better than the originals. This particular recreation came into being because in January 2009 following a request.By a US veterans association who asked MWC to examine the viability of making a watch which was identical in appearance to the original watches which were made by Hamilton, Bulova and Benrus during the Vietnam war. They were sent samples of watches to examine and the original specification sheets and the result was a watch which was very close to the original and used a high grade fully jewelled hand wound movement, this watch was the GG-W-113 which MWC still make. As a result of making that watch they were contacted again with a view to recreating this even earlier model because these are now almost impossible to find in good sound condition. The reason that finding one in good order is difficult is primarily because as outlined above most were made from 1943 onwards when resources were limited, and hence cheap metal was used. This model was developed in 2019 to retain the appearance of the original watches but with multiple upgrades such as screw down crown, 100m water resistance and screw case back.
Screw Case Back & Crown. Strap: Supplied with 20mm Olive Military Canvas Webbing S. Movement: 24 Jewel Automatic with hack system and sweep seconds hand. Contract Serial number and various markings engraved on case back. O Box numbers as a signature is required for proof of receipt.
If this is a problem may we suggest that you use a work or relatives address. Are an Authorised UK MWC watch dealer and have full authority to sell the item(s) in this listing. That there are some sellers advertising MWC items marked'As new but without tags' or'With slight marks' etc. Many manufacturers of military watches suffer problems with illegal fakes. MWCs Head office is in Zurich Switzerland.
MWC are a leading supplier, not just to the military but also to police forces, anti terrorist units, airlines, mining companies and a diverse variety of government agencies and departments. They are one of the largest specialist manufacturers of high performance military watches and produce a wide range of models either to customers specific design requirements or by tendering for contracts where quality, reliability and durability are of primary importance.
To view all items for sale in our shop go to. The item "MWC A-11 1940's WWII Pattern 24 Jewels Automatic USAAF Watch 100m WithR" is in sale since Thursday, August 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "mwcwatches" and is located in Leicestershire.
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