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  1. MWC 99 - 1940s American Soldier

    by , Jan 27, 2018 at 08:21 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    One of the Key Objectives of Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa in November 1942, was to split Axis forces and weaken their position on the Eastern front where they had invaded Russia
    The areas targeted for invasion were held by Vichy French troops who were in effect collaborating with the Germans, The Vichy French were well equped both as an Army, with large numbers of ...
  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. Great American Watch Companies - Elgin

    In his 1930s classic “Walkin’ Blues”, Robert Johnson wrote of his lady friend: “She’s got Elgin movements from her head down to her toes.” Quite a nice testimonial to the fame of the Elgin watch company I should say.
    Elgin was without a doubt the greatest American watch company. If watch companies were like automakers, Elgin would be General Motors fore sure. The biggest, the most makes, the highest variety of models - Elgin was the king.
    Elgin began in 1864 when a number of citizens ...
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