High Grade Swiss Watch. This watch was popular with U.S. Airborne forces in WW2. Advertising for this watch in the 1940’s said: “For men of action on our fighting front or home front ……. Truly waterproof, truly shockproof, truly airtight…… Not affected by air pressure in drops from high to low altitudes.”
This handsome watch features:
– Silver color case with some wear
– Stainless steel back
– Back attached by screws
– Gold color dial, black chapter ring, two tone dial
– Sub second hand
– Swiss made Pierce hand wound 17 jewel movement.
– Made in Switzerland
The Manufactures des Montres & Chronographs Pierce S A, was established by Leon Levy Freres in 1883. The brand was founded in Bienne, Switzerland – it is one of the centers of the Swiss watchmaking. The company continues in business, today.
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