Item:
ONSV6387

Original U.S. WWII 1942 Army 9-Jewel Wrist Watch by Waltham with Canvas Band - Fully Functional

Regular price $395.00

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an early war (1942) OC Enlisted Man issue stainless steel snap back Waltham Model 10609 9-Jewel wrist watch with a plated brass case. This wonderful example has been fully cleaned, tested and runs great. It was manufactured in 1942 for the US Army as indicated by the '42 marking on the movement. It has a white face with radium luminous numbers for night use. The band is an original period canvas OD green type with buckle. It even has the original cardboard that the strap came with. These are very rarely found in this intact condition. The serial number of the watch is 219008.

During WWII, Waltham supplied watches for the US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps [the Air Force was the Army Air Force]. In 1940, the Ordnance Department published the requirements for military watches. The list includes pocket, wrist, and stop watches.

Marking on the case reads:

ORD.DEPT.
U.S.A.
OC - 219008

The movement is marked:

6/0 '42
WALTHAM PREMIER
NINE JEWELS
U.S.A.

Specifications:

Brand: Waltham
Size: 6/0
Movement: 9-jewel
Model: 10609
Movement Serial: 30987 668
Watch Shape: Round
Serial Number: 219008
Case Color: Silver
Year of Manufacture: 1942 
Face Color: Cream
Country of Manufacture: USA

There is no warranty for this watch and returns for a non-working watch will not be honored. Please note all watches are wound and tested then recorded on video before shipment. We are not in the watch repair business- ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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