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  1. #1

    Default Need help on Glycine pocket watch

    Glycine made a large number of black dial military watches similar to yours. The back of your watch has three slots which is characteristic of 1940s German Army pocket watches. These usually have issue marks on the back but these are easily polished off.

    Regards
    Dave

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    Cary
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    Default Need help on Glycine pocket watch (RE: David Thomas)

    DH means Army property...or close to it so your watch would be WWII. It might have had a dust cover behind the back.

    There are 3 or 4 main brands that supplied these watches. Minerva being the hardest to find.

    Nice watch.

    Here is a Minerva that I sold in a silly moment a year or so ago.

    http://a1.cpimg.com/image/4B/D9/8458...-0142016D-.jpg

    Cary

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    Default Need help on Glycine pocket watch (RE: David Thomas)

    I have one made by Helvetia. Mine have the same notched notched case.

    Tom

    Tom Huber

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    Steve Maddox
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    Default Need help on Glycine pocket watch (RE: David Thomas)

    Hey! I think I bought that Minerva -- or at least, one just like it!

    Mine came from an NAWCC "Mart" a year or two ago. I can't remember exactly where I bought it, or what I paid for it, but I remember thinking the price was very reasonable.

    The reason the case backs on watches of this type have notches is so that a special wrench could be used to tighten them. They have a gasket in back, and while I don't think they were intended to be "waterproof," they were at least "weather-resistant," which I'm sure helped keep them running while enduring wartime conditions.

    At very least, tightening the case back with a wrench might have kept some private from "adjusting" the works with a greasy finger and the point of a bayonet! :biggrin:

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    Steve Maddox
    President, NAWCC Chapter #62
    North Little Rock, Arkansas

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