If it says 'Longines' on the dial, and is the same watch you posted earlier here: https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/help-please-longines-weems-identification.173681/
then it is a Weems.
1937 advertisements, your watch matches the lower example.
Beautiful watch with a great history, Bob.
I saw on another site a link to a thread here, and as it concerns another 'football watch', I hope you don't mind me posting a link to it!
It is definitely a Weems, but several other manufacturers made this model too, so without pics showing the movement I'm not sure which it is.
I recommend you join this specialist site for military watches, their knowledge on these and other military watches is vast.
Thanks for this!
Here is the link to the thread with mention of the watch in articles from 1890 newspapers going back to 2014, then the patent found in 2016.
Evidence of ladies wristwatch in the US in the 19th.C.
Interesting, once the squabbling is ignored.
I don't know, there are probably examples somewhere but you know how secretive some collectors can be.
In the linked thread, a newspaper clipping mentions a Pittsburgh gentleman being an owner of one, another mentions different styles.
In the thread it is also mentioned that NAWCC member David...
Good find, and sizeable at 14 lignes!
I have a friend who has a 1909 direct drive centre seconds, he will post on his chosen site soon (hopefully!) and he tells me it is different from the examples you and the OP have posted. So several makers of direct drive centre seconds wrist watches during...
It's pretty obvious that all examples-even those missing their seconds hands- have centre seconds.
Only centre seconds watch dials have the outer dial markers divided into fifths of a second...:rolleyes:
There were several makers of centre seconds watches during and before WW1.
If not done to deceive, I don't see why not.
Many makers of these 'marriage' watches do a great job, and give life to old, unloved and often unwanted movements and parts.
Look at RGM, a maker of some fine pieces. Some of the eBay sellers watches look good too.
I work on my watches and have several dozen, many of which have radium dials.
I am of course careful when handling dials and hands, but my opinion is that a big fuss is made regarding radium in wristwatches, sometimes leading to owners removing dials or even discarding whole watches.