"The G.I." US WW2 A-11 Pattern Military Service Watch

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"The G.I." US WW2 Pattern Military Service Watch

These are high-quality reproductions of the WW2 A-11 Military service watch. Though numerous watches were produced in the U.S. and issued during the war, the A-11 is perhaps the most iconic. Early in the conflict, it was recognised that Allied personnel would need a wristwatch that could stand up to the rigors of combat. Which led to the spec for this watch being issued.

Three American watch manufacturers (Elgin, Waltham, and Bulova) were contracted to make the watches, though despite being an American production, the A-11 also saw service with the RAF, the RCAF, and the Soviet Air Force.

All in all, this made for a simple, accurate, high-grade wristwatch that could stand up to the rigors of use in the field and be easily maintained and serviced.

Each watch features:

  • A black dial with white indices
  • Battery-powered Quartz movement
  • An outer track for the minutes
  • A smart stainless-steel housing with a snap-off back casing
  • Luminous hands and numbers for easy reading in low-light conditions
  • A 23cm olive green canvas wrist strap, which is held in place by spring bars
  • All watches were also required to feature ‘hacking’ (the second hand stopping completely upon pulling out of the crown) for ease of synchronisation and precise timing
  • The watch face measures an authentic 32mm across, not including the crown
  • A flat brown presentation box with silver text
  • A maximum wrist size of 20.5cm

These reproduction US Service watches would make a great addition to your impression or to use as an everyday watch.

Please note: To see the full effect of the luminous hands and numerals, the watch will need to be exposed to light to effectively 'charge' this feature.

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  • Is this watch waterproof?
    Submited by: Frank Rudisill 02 Sep 2022
    • This watch is splash proof only, not waterproof.
      Answered by Admin on 05 Sep 2022
  • What is the lug width of this watch? Need to know so I can plan a strap for it
    Submited by: William N. 24 Mar 2023
    • Hi William, the lug width for this watch is 17mm.
      Answered by Admin on 27 Mar 2023
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