MWC WW2 Pattern British Military Pattern 17 Jewel Hand Wound Military Pocket Watch
Military pocket watches along with their civilian equivalents are seeing a huge increase in popularity. Historically they were often employed for both land-based, Airborne and naval applications. During WW2 they were frequently used by RAF and USAAF navigators and bomb aimers (US: Bombardier) in preference to a conventional watch. They often found it easier to place their pocket watch on the chart or bench or in the nose of the aircraft while they were working or approaching the target, the main reason the pocket watch was so popular was that wrist watches at the time were very small and hard to read with an average size of only around 32mm diameter hence the pocket watch’s case size of around 50mm was vastly easier to see.
This classic WW2 pattern military watch with a small subsidiary dial second hand is based on the typical designs made by a variety of manufacturers and has a traditional 17 jewel hand wound movement, the watch has also been upgraded to a glass crystal which is superior to the acrylic / plastic crystals which were used in World War Two and were very easily scratched or damaged.
This particular pocket watch has a solid stainless steel case made from Military Grade 316L stainless steel with subsidiary dial second hand. The watch also has a hacking feature for synchronization or to enable you to stop the watch if needed.
- Diameter: 47.5mm
- Length with crown: 58mm
- Thickness: 14mm
- Crystal Width: 40mm
- Crystal Type: Domed Glass
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Caseback: Stainless Steel
- Luminosity: Luminova
- Movement: 17 Jewel Handwound Mechanical Movement
- Complete with chain
- The Watch is delivered in its original box and has a 2 year factory guarantee