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. The watches at the time 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.
Width Inc Crown: 39.9mm
Width Exc Crown: 36mm
Lug Size: 18mm
Lug to lug is 43mm
24 jewel, mechanical self winding automatic movement. with "Hack System"
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