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139
Elgin
A STAINLESS STEEL DIVER'S CANTEEN WATCH U.S. BU SHIPS, CIRCA 1950
Estimate
1,0001,500
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139
Elgin
A STAINLESS STEEL DIVER'S CANTEEN WATCH U.S. BU SHIPS, CIRCA 1950
Estimate
1,0001,500
JUMP TO LOT

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Elgin
A STAINLESS STEEL DIVER'S CANTEEN WATCH U.S. BU SHIPS, CIRCA 1950
lever movement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, black dial, luminous arabic numerals and hands, centre seconds, satin finish steel case, screw-down case back, protective screw-down cap to seal in winding crown, dial signed, case stamped U.S No. Grade WG 
diameter 31mm.
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Catalogue Note

These canteen watches were produced to aid the U.S Naval Underwater Demolition Teams. The special waterproof watches, first produced by Hamilton, feature a protective cap for covering the winding crown and were effective to a working depth of 50 feet. For further information see Wesolowski, Z.,M., Military Timepieces., 1996, page 168.

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