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  1. MWC 78 - 1910s British Army

    by , Feb 12, 2017 at 01:07 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    Wristwatches were not unheard of at the start of World War 1, certainly, in 1880 a swiss manufacturer supplied a number of specially modified watches to the German Imperial Navy, and during the Second Boer War, at the turn of the century, British officers had been issued with 'wristlet' watches. However, they were still seen as feminine items and were rarely worn by men.
    The increased importance ...

    Updated Feb 12, 2017 at 01:18 PM by Churchy (info)

  2. MWC 74 - 1910s British Nurse

    by , Jan 20, 2017 at 08:31 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    Military Nursing was in its infancy at the start of World War One, those who treated the tens of thousands of casualties came from several different organisations, including Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service.
    On October 12th, 1915 in Belgium, a British Nurse was executed by a German firing squad on suspicion of espionage, she had been helping injured soldiers from both sides of ...
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  3. 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 ...
  4. Issue 49 - 1920s Italian Army Officer

    by , Feb 1, 2016 at 06:05 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    In 1919 the Sons of George Eberhard took a larger role in the running of the company and released Eberhard & Co's first "wrist" chronograph. The link between this watch and the Italian Army is a little tenuous. It is quite possible that Army Officers would have purchased the Eberhard & Co wristwatch, and having a wrist Chronograph would certainly have been useful for ranging artillery, ...
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