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MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic

MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic
MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic
MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic
MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic
MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic
MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic
MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic
MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic

MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic    MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic

A Classic Recreation of the WWII Pattern. With 21 Jewel Automatic Mechanical Movement.

In WWII Ordnance watches were made for the US military by Waltham, Hamilton, Bulova and Elgin. The original watches were made of nickel-plated brass because wartime conditions precluded the use of stainless steel as a consequence the original watches were not very durable hence finding one in good and sound condition is very challenging. The original watches were very small and measured 33/34mm, but we increased the size slightly to 36.5 mm excluding the crown and 39 mm including the crown. The US Army Ordnance Department watches were intended for use by non-aviation personnel; the A-11 which is similar but with a black dial was the USAAF equivalent. During the second world war Army personnel were issued with watches by the "ORD DEPT" In 1940, the Ordnance Department published the specific requirements and specifications for military watches hence all the various watches were very similar in basic specification and design. The original watches were hand wound, this particular watch is a self-winding automatic although we also make a hand winding manual version for buyers who prefer this feature which makes it closer to the WWII originals. For comparison the last two images were sent to us by a watch enthusiast and show original WWII watches. Case Material, Case back & Crown: 316L Stainless Steel. Crystal: Plexiglas/Acrylic similar to that of the original. Strap: Supplied with an 18mm canvas strap as per the original.

Movement: DG5866 21 Jewel Automatic with hacking and subsidiary dial with sweep seconds hand. And can be hand wound to top up the 31hr power reserve.

Serial number engraved on case back. Supplied in MWC Presentation Box. 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 relative's address. Are an Authorised UK MWC watch dealer and have full authority to sell the item(s) in this listing. Be aware 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.

MWC's 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.


MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic    MWC WWII Pattern American Army Ordnance / ORD Watch 21 Jewel Automatic