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1942 Waltham 6 0 military issue watch 1942 Waltham 6 0 military issue watch Waltham WWII A-8 military stop pocket watch Waltham WWII A-8 military stop pocket watch Waltham 1942 Military hack wrist watch Waltham 1942 Military hack wrist watch WW2 Waltham A-11 airforce w.w WW2 Waltham A-11 airforce w.w 1942 Waltham military watch refinished dial 1942 Waltham military watch refinished dial Bulova hack military pilots watch 1940 Bulova hack military pilots watch 1940 Bulova govt. issue military wrist watch Bulova govt. issue military wrist watch 1942 Bulova military hack watch 1942 Bulova military hack watch WWI Elgin soldiers watch porcelain dial WWI Elgin soldiers watch porcelain dial 1942 Elgin govt. issue wrist watch original dial 1942 Elgin govt. issue wrist watch original dial

Military Wrist Watch Repair

World War One - originally known as the Great War and now best known as "WWI" gave the world temporary peace and the everlasting wrist watch. This new devise allowed a soldier to use his pocket for items other than a trusted pocket watch. A few European watch companies had previously flirted with the idea of tethering a watch to a gentleman's wrist, yet it didn't gain favor. This design was considered decidedly feminine. Soldiers fortunate enough to return home from the WWI battlefield and with one of these new watches on their wrist, soon ended this fashion dispute. The wrist watch was born.



European and American watch companies during and after WWI found ways of modifying existing smaller sized pocket watch cases - to accommodate a leather strap or metallic bracelet to fill this immediate demand. Few of these early, "transition" wrist watches remain today. Retooling the Armies and Navies after the hostilities of the Great War - to prepare for long term peace - fueled more military interest the wrist watch. American and European watch factories understood this new market and began producing timepieces with the soldier and sailor in mind. America's first peace time military draft began in 1940 which convinced watch factories to ramp up this production. When hostilities began, in December of 1941, American watch companies ceased all civilian watch fabrication and instead focused on gaining and filling government contracts for military wrist watches, military pocket watches, navigation clocks and other critical military timers. These military timepieces were created for victory. Durability and accuracy was the goal. Many of these epic WWII military contract wrist watches and military contract pocket-watches have survived untold demands and remain in a state that will allow for their return to full function and accuracy.
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I've restored & serviced hundreds of the military timepieces over the years and would be happy to work with you on the repair of your military watch. I offer mechanical watch repair and have focused for years in Military watch repair. After reading and enjoying my military timepiece repair page, please feel free to visit my Wrist Watch Repair page to learn more about the entire process of having your mechanical watch restored with the love any heirloom deserves: http://www.watchrepair.cc/wristwatches.html. I should mention again that I restore military pocket watches also and would be happy for you to review my Pocket Watch Repair page for more information: http://www.watchrepair.cc/pocketwatches.html -And I've serviced and restored many military chronographs over the years and would be happy to offer you these services as well: http://www.watchrepair.cc/chronograph.html

Please enjoy the photographs of a few of the military timepieces that I've restored over the past few years for my customers. I might want to mention that I service military watches from the 1910's to the 1970's - and models made in the U.S., Switzerland and Germany only. Some of watches that I specialize in the restoration of are:

Waltham military wrist watches, Angelus military chronographs, Benrus military wrist, Breitling military pilots watch, Bulova military watch with rotating bezel, Bulova model 700 canteen style, Bulova military bnch, Cortebert CWC chrongraph, Croton military, Cyma wire lug military watch, Cyma model 234, Doxa military chronograph, Electra watch co. chronograph, Elgin canteen style star dial, Elgin U.S. Navy, Elgin model 539, early WWI Elgin wrist watch, Enicar 24 hour bezel, Gallet military chronograph, Girard Perregaux military center second watch, Germinal sweep second watch, Glashutte military chronograph, Glycine Airman, Gruen military watch, Hamiltom contract military wrist watch, Hamilton bomb-timer, Hamilton frogman "USN BU SHIPS", Hamilton military hack watch, Hamilton Swiss made 649 military, Hamilton H3 military, Harvel military watch, Heuer military, Illinois shrapnel cover, Imperial wire lug military, Junghans, Jules Jurgensen military watch, Lange & Sohne, LeCoultre military watch, Lemania military chronograph, Lip chronograph, Longines wire lug military watch, Longines military chronograph, Mido military wrist watch, Minerva chronograph, Hy Moser & Cie signal corps USA chronograph, Ulysse Nardin military watch, Omega military wrist watch, Patria compass wrist watch, Rolex military wrist and pocket watches, Smiths military watch, Stowa military and pocket watches, Tissot military wrist watch, Uhrenfabrik Glashutte military chronographs, Wakman military 24 hour dial wrist watch, Wyler military wrist watches, Zenith military wrist watches, Zodiac Buren, Bulova, Leeds, Helvetia, Arsa, Omikron, Ulysse Nardin, Rolex, Omega, Bovet, Cordura, Waltham, Tissot, Technor, Stabila, Elgin, Elida, Fleurier, Hamilton, Cortebert, Jaeger LeCoultre, Longines, Junghans, Benrus, Stowa, Jardur, Venus, Zenith, Wyler, Orvin, Marvin, Oris, Doxa, Clinton, Ellis, Wittnauer, Movado, Lemania, Turler, Alpina, Fairfax, Glashutte, Pierce, Helbros, Defender, Harman, Seeland, Calvert, Kano, Orator, Bovet, Royce, Eberhard, West End, Eterna, Fortis, Medana, Normandie, Ancre, Lunesa, Breitling, Timor, Zodiac, Gruen, Munwill, Pathe, Gala, Universal Geneve, Cyma, Phenix, Astor, Election watch co., Invicta, Angelus, Heuer, Northfield, Dreffa, Helios, Certina, Lanco, Suisse, Record, Ebel, HMT, Laco, Leonidas, Rodana, Charles Nicolet, Welsbro, Louvic, Olma, Gotham, Lancet, Juvenia, Polar, Vulcain, Elgin, Crawford, Kingston, Harvel, Eska, Enicar, Felca, Girard Perregaux, Illinois, Kelbert, Newmark, Smiths and Uhrenfabrik Glashutte military watches.

So sorry, I don't accept for repair - Russian made watches of any type.

I hope you've enjoyed my military timepiece service page. I look forward to hearing from you and ultimately working with you on your special military timepiece. I promise you safe and rewarding experience.





1943 Elgin Government issue soldiers watch 1943 Elgin Government issue soldiers watch
1943 Elgin WWII govt. issue original condition 1943 Elgin WWII govt. issue original condition
Elgin military hack wrist watch world war 2 Elgin military hack wrist watch world war 2
1943 Elgin military issue wrist watch 1943 Elgin military issue wrist watch
1942 Hamilton military 24 hr. dial 1942 Hamilton military 24 hr. dial
1943 Hamilton government issue wrist watch 1943 Hamilton government issue wrist watch
Hamilton model 22 military chronometer 54 hr Hamilton model 22 military chronometer 54 hr
Hamilton gents govt. issue wrist watch Hamilton gents govt. issue wrist watch
Hamilton WWII aviators issue wrist watch Hamilton WWII aviators issue wrist watch
Original WW2 issue Hamilton wristwatch Original WW2 issue Hamilton wristwatch
1944 Waltham 16-A military pocket watch 1944 Waltham 16-A military pocket watch
1960's Glycine Airman military pilots wrist watch 1960's Glycine Airman military pilots wrist watch
1960's Benrus government issue soldiers watch 1960's Benrus government issue soldiers watch
Hamilton government issue hack wrist watch Hamilton government issue hack wrist watch
Illinois Skyway 1932 W.G.F. Illinois Skyway 1932 W.G.F.
1960's Benrus government issue soldiers watch 1960's Benrus government issue soldiers watch
1940's Hudson soldiers watch silver case 1940's Hudson soldiers watch silver case
1942 Unitas military wrist watch shock resistant 1942 Unitas military wrist watch shock resistant
World War One Swiss wrist watch 1916 World War One Swiss wrist watch 1916
1960's Benrus type 2 class A divers watch 1960's Benrus type 2 class A divers watch
1940's Helvetia military wrist watch chrome case 1940's Helvetia military wrist watch chrome case
WW1 soldiers trench watch 1916 in nickel WW1 soldiers trench watch 1916 in nickel
1940's Axis military wrist watch black dial 1940's Axis military wrist watch black dial
Tavannes World War One wrist watch Tavannes World War One wrist watch
1940's German Army issue Stowa 1940's German Army issue Stowa
1940's Zenith military wrist watch stainless case 1940's Zenith military wrist watch stainless case
Doxa military wrist watch original black dial Doxa military wrist watch original black dial
Doxa WWII military wrist watch black dial Doxa WWII military wrist watch black dial
Helvetia WWII German Army wrist watch Helvetia WWII German Army wrist watch
Stowa German military wrist watch 15 jewel Stowa German military wrist watch 15 jewel


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