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Posted 10 months ago

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scottvez
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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.

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Thanks buss!

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Thanks for looking pw and vetraio!

    scott
  3. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 10 months ago
    Great photo and watch trivia!
  4. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting 123!

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
    Thanks again mike!

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
    Thanks david and gargoyle!

    scott

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