Military pocket watches along with their civilian equivalents are seeing a huge increase in popularity. Historically they were often used for both land-based 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 36mm diameter hence the pocket watch’s larger size of not far off 50mm meant that the time could be seen much more easily.
General Service Military Pocket Watch (Hybrid Movement with Cream Dial)
SKU: PW/B1/CD Category: Pocket Watches