Elgin A-11 World War II Military Hacking Watch
Offered is this great looking Elgin A-11 World War II hacking Military watch that winds, sets, and runs great. It keeps excellent time. My understanding is that the AF 44 on the back stood for the year manufactured of 1944. The hacking feature stops the seconds hand when the crown is in the setting position and allowed watches to be set in unison with other watches right down to the second, which was often important in military operations. The A-11 designation specified that the watch was to have a minimum of 15 Jewels, center seconds hand with hacking feature, and black dials with white numeric indices. Read more about these watches here.
BRAND: Elgin A-11
CASE: Base Metal
CASE BACK: Screw-down, marked A.F.U.S.ARMY TYPE A-11, SPEC.NO. 94-27834-B, Serial No. AF 44-54372, MFRS.PART NO. 2114, ORD.NO. WII-107-AC-267
BAND/BRACELET: Vintage Dark Blue Nylon Strap, with matching Silver Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: Manual Wind, marked Elgin 539, T92728, U.S.A., 16 Jewels
SIZE: 31mm without crown | 39mm lug to lug
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Showing Expected Wear
DIAL: Very Good, with Original Finish
HANDS: Very Good, Original
Guaranteed to arrive in fine working order, or your money back, or return for a refund for any reason within 7 days if not satisfied. I am a NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.