In World War II, a young man enlisted in the Air Force to be a pilot after Pearl Harbor. His family gave him this watch, a renowned Longines Weems. He wore it through the war, and into the Korean war, and even as a flight instructor in the Air Force during Vietnam.
We are proud to offer this watch for sale here.
It's a classic size for the period but small by today's standards: 27mm.
It has the distinctive Weems bezel and is crafted in 10k gold filled. The cool two-tone dial and some hard-earned patina.
The manual wind movement keeps excellent time.
This is a piece of history that comes with the original guarantee card, the instruction manual, and stub that sets the date purchased at 11/23/42.
It's not a military-issued watch, but it is a military watch in the finest traditions of service to this country.