Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

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  1. MWC 97 - 1940s American Seaman

    by , Jan 9, 2018 at 10:31 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    America's determination to win the War in the Pacific can be easily seen in the sheer size of it's Navy.
    At the close of the war, the US fleet consisted of over 51,000 vessels, the majority of which were specified as landing craft, a testament to the necessity of landing huge numbers of troops on the numerous Pacific islands. Providing air and artillery support to these troops were up to 28 ...
  2. MWC 82 - 1940s American Marine Corp Airman

    by , Apr 7, 2017 at 12:46 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The War in the Pacific had been a long time beginning. As far back as the early 1930s, Japan had followed an increasingly Imperialist policy, aiming to expand its territories and influence in an attempt to gain access to the raw materials that the Japanese homeland lacked, for example, the Dutch East-Indies was known to be rich in oil reserves. Australia, The Netherlands Britain and the USA had ...
  3. MWC 76 - 1940s American Airman

    by , Jan 28, 2017 at 12:06 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    Nice little story to go with this issue's watch which is based on the Gallet Commander, an expensive and unusual watch for the period.

    Lieutenant James Richard Hoel and his fellow Aircrew from 322nd Bombardment group arrived in Britain and undertook low-level flight training to avoid German Radar, In ...
  4. MWC 67 - American Soldier 1920s

    by , Aug 30, 2016 at 11:52 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    President Woodrow Wilson tried to keep The United States out of World War 1. He understood that the Army stood at just under 100.000 men in the ranks, a small number compared to the British and French forces, that they were not trained in trench warfare and were poorly equipped. In 1915 there had been a serious attempt to actually cut military funding, even the loss of 128 American citizens when a German ...
  5. MWC 65 - American Airman 1950s

    by , Aug 23, 2016 at 09:23 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    Towards the end of the World War II, the US company Waltham was charged with developing the successor to the highly acclaimed A11 military watch that had been produced by Elgin, Waltham and Bulova.
    Although the A11 was very successful there was a need to update the pattern and improve legibility, especially in reduced lighting conditions. By 1947 pre-production models of the A17 were being made, ...
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