Category: military watches

1917 – Official Trailer [HD]:

Heartfelt, reverent congratulations to Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson Cairns, George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman and all who contributed to the epic WWI tribute, 1917. Based on the autobiography of director Mendes grandfather, Alfred Mendes, the film brings great honor to the heroes of WWI as well as the artists who were so earnest in representing their stories. A personal thanks to Sam Mendes for recognizing the importance of wristlet or “trench watches” in the Great War. They are highly visible in the film and featured with sincere affection.

Great colorized photo of pilot trainee, Shirley Slade, who was a member of WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). Slade was one of about 1,100 chosen for the program and trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Slade sported pigtails,GI coveralls and a great wristwatch as she posed on the wing of her Army trainer for this image, which appeared on the July 19, 1943 cover of LIFE magazine.

Original WWII era military wristwatch by Elgin; completely original with a salmon dial and and serviced, with a correctly recreated O.D. strap.

Strickland Vintage Watches was pleased to contribute an article on WWI “Trench” watches for the March/April 2013 Skirmish Magazine by the UK’s Dragoon Publishing. You may read the full article by clicking here: http://goo.gl/HhcWVE

Completely original men’s World War II Bulova ordnance wristwatch in remarkably good condition; fitted with a correct re-creation of its original O.D. canvas strap, circa 1944.

Men’s WWI solid silver wristwatch with rare integrated “telephone” shrapnel guard, circa mid teens. A correctly recreated black cordovan strap by Strickland Vintage Watches rounds out a journey back in time for the wearer.

Men’s WWI solid silver wristwatch with rare integrated “telephone” shrapnel guard, circa mid teens. A correctly recreated black cordovan strap by Strickland Vintage Watches rounds out a journey back in time for the wearer.

Staggeringly crisp men’s World War I era hunter-cased wristwatch with a correctly re-created two-piece cordovan strap and sterling silver buckle, circa 1918.

SWV model Daniel Rancic in Basel, Switzerland. Daniel is wearing his 1945 WWII Hamilton ordnance wristwatch. Photo by Seelenfang (https://www.instagram.com/seelenfang)

Men’s WWI Elgin “trench” watch in its original solid coin-silver hinged case. Featuring midnight black and correctly recreated one-piece O.D. twill strap, circa 1919.