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    «*U.S Navy Property*» Watch / ELGIN 539 movement


    Hello,
    Can I get your opinion on this "U.S Navy Property" watch ?
    It has a 539 ELGIN movement 1944 dated (T381525)
    No markings on the back...
    Is it ww2 era ? Post war ?
    Thank you for the feed-backs
    P.A


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    Only ones i recall seeing are called "canteens" due to the large cover that screws over the crown

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    Based on the condition of the dial and the plating on tge lugs, I would guess it os a recased movement watch

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    Thank you for the feedback +
    What about the "U.S Navy Property" markings ?... never seen
    Were there some USN specific watches ?

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    movement sound , the case would say later as none marked back and coin edge back not a hex back .. now the dial only seen that sort of thing on a reconnaissance gun camera watch and thought hmmm as seen more with plain dial though not up on American ww2 that much ...
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