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    Default Great little military watch

    I've always liked these and finally got around to buying one.... Elgin A-11

    Small 20ishmm but bags of character....you can look the movement serial number up on the Elgin database... this is what mine says.....


    Serial Number SN Range RunQty Name Year grade size code jewels Adj/reg/etc.
    -------------- -------- ------ ---- ---- ----- ---- ------ ------ ------------
    T436029 T417001 35000 1943 539* 8/0s s3f2h 15-16j


    grade total runs first yr last yr class size code jewels Adj/name
    ----- ----- ----- -------- ------- ----- ---- ------ ------ ----------
    539 460000 33 1940 1950 ? 8/0s s3f2h 15-16j

    (*) notes on grade 539: SS flat nickel Hack setting
    first 8/0s hack setting # sometimes used by the military
    **** UNKNOWN DATA LISTED! UPDATE DATABASE IF POSSIBLE ****









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    Great watch - I've seriously thought about one of these many times but this one is a cracker. Very intereresting strap - I've not seen one like that before but I guess it could well be the original?

    I particularly like the caseback engraving.

    I wonder which aircraft it spent time in? One of these maybe...





    Mine please if you tire of it...

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    Nice Elgin A-11.I think I got one of each from Elgin,Waltham,Bulova in my collection the Elgin is my favorite of the bunch.I also like the 1940 era strap.

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    They are really reasonable I think for the doubt... this cost me 150 and for that you just can't fall off right?

    I would like a Pershing next, I don't wear them much because they are too small for me but as historical objects they are very cool I think....

    I must put a list together of the lesser know and 'fancied' military watches and pick them up... if anyone has a list of them already and doesn't mind can you mail them over.... you know what I mean, the ones like this or the Vietnam era Bulovas...etc....
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    Pershings are good - several types too. Tricky to find one which isn't knackered though - I've been looking for one with added lume on/in the dial and preferably some military caseback engravings but so far it's been elusive. NOS dials for the Elgin and Waltham versions have been for sale you know where recently.

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    Well here is my Pershing Dial Elgin.It got it name from General Black Jack Pershing leader of the American Expeditionary Force in WW1 if you look at the dial there are 48 star's one for each state of the USA at the time we now have 50 states.On the back cover some one scratch some thing it was a natinal guard unit that was activated in WW1.



    And here is some thing I found on the 29 div.
    http://www.29infantrydivision.org/WW...Harry%20R..htm
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    That one is brilliant, Mike, great condition and military caseback markings too. I hadn't appreciated the significance of the stars on the dial. Am I right in thinking that those are the original hands? They certainly look authentic compared to most of the ones I have seen.

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    Yep like that one....

    Also a small tip... when in New York try breakfast at the Pershing Square Cafe which is under the bridge at Grand Central Station - loved it..: http://www.pershingsquare.com/
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