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WW1 soldier with early trench watch

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Posted 2 years ago


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WW1 saw a rise in popularity of wrist watches. It was much more practical for a soldier to wear his timepiece on his wrist.

This AZO RPPC shows an early adaptation. A leather band and partial case (showing the dial) was used to wear a pocket watch on the wrist.

The soldier wears signal corps branch insignia on his collar.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks buss!

  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking pw and vetraio!

  3. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 2 years ago
    Great photo and watch trivia!
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting 123!

  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again mike!

  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks david and gargoyle!


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