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NOTE:
GSW IS  HONORING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE FAMILY THAT WE PURCHASED THESE ITEMS FROM BY NOT USING THE NAME OF THE INDIVIDUAL AIRMAN/PHOTOGRAPHER WHO OWNED THEM.

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WWII
AIR CORE
MILITARY WATCH BOX

WITH

READY TO WEAR
RESTORED
WARRANTED
REMOVABLE
VINTAGE
1940-1943
WWII
ELGIN

MILITARY WATCH
WITH
SUB-SECONDS
REGISTER

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AND
ELGIN
17 JEWEL
4 ADJ
555
MOVEMENT


AND
ORIGINAL 1940'S
U.S. ISSUED
WATCH STRAP


AND
READY TO WEAR
RESTORED
WARRANTED
REMOVABLE
VINTAGE
WWII
ELGIN
SIGNED

TYPE A-8
JITTERBUG

WWII ELGIN TYPE A-8
10 SECONDS NAVIGATION TIMER
WITH LEATHER FOB
&
MILITARY BUTTON


AND

WWII
Cloth Flight Helmet

AND
Aviator Goggles

WITH

WWII  DISNEY DESIGNED
BOMBER FLIGHT PATCH

4 1943 WWII KELLOGG PIN BACK
BOMBER SQUADRON BUTTONS

 
AIR CORE PIN

 
LIEUTENANTS BAR

WWII DOG TAG

WWII HAT INSIGNIA

WWII
Asiatic Pacific
Campaign Ribbon

AND


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NOTICE THE HELMET AND GOGGLES
ON THE PHOTOGRAPHER


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"TARAWA"
"DAD TOOK THESE ON TARAWA"


AND
12
FREE
6 X 4
PERSONAL
TARAWA PHOTOS

AND

A FREE PROFESSIONAL
ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH
A HISTORY OF THESE ITEMS
AS TOLD HEREIN

FOR
INSURANCE & HISTORIC
PURPOSES

Your Appraisal Shall Also Contain All The Information & History
We Have listed . Click Here To View A GSW Appraisal With History 

YOU ALSO RECEIVE

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FOR WATCH & TIMER


35.00 US SHIPPING DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

40.00 PUERTO RICO AND HAWAII

45.00 INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

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FREE USA 800 438 6894 TOLL FREE SUPPORT
INTERNATIONAL +17708311257

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ELGIN WWII
SUB-REGISTER
WATCH

 

 

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THE DIAL
WHITE ORIGINAL FINISH DIAL
BLACK OUTLINED 1-12 LUME NUMERALS
BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER RING
BLACK HASHED SECONDS SUB-REGISTER

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FINISH IS ORIGINAL



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LUME STILL HAS GLOW


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CASE HAS
SCREW DOWN
TOP BEZEL
AND
SCREW DOWN
CASE BACK
BEZEL

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CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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YOU CAN SEE THE
LOCK FOR CASE WRENCH

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LARGE MILITARY CROWN

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE
CASE BACK
AND
BEZEL
SCREW RINGS

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ORIGINAL WATCH STRAP

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STAR WATCH CASE
COMPANY
3726594

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SERVICED
OVERHAULED

ELGIN
1940-43
17 JEWEL
555
4 ADJUSTMENT


Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
8/0 size, Do= 23.7mm,

Dm= 23.25mm
H= 3.9mm
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h

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ELGIN A-8 NAVIGATION TIMER
NICK NAMED
"THE JITTERBUG"

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CASE DIAL AND MOVEMENT
IN EXCELLENT
WORKING CONDITION

THIS ELGIN
10 SECOND
NAVIGATIONAL TIMER
IS AN

AWESOME TIME PIECE
AND
STUNNINGLY ENGINEERED

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WITH LEATHER FOB
AND
MILITARY BUTTON

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ELGIN "JITTERBUG"
10 SECOND
NAVIGATION TIMER

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THIS 10 SECOND NAVIGATION TIMER
IS THE REAL DEAL
WITH 10 SECOND TIMER MARKERS
AND
5 MINUTE REGISTER
THE TIMER REVOLVES

6 TIMES FOR EACH MINUTE

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ALL ORIGINAL
INCLUDING CRYTSAL

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SIGNED CASE BACK


TYPE A-8
SPEC NO. 94-27749
SER NO. AF43-3322
MFRS PART NO. 1778
ORD NO. W5351C-34898

ELGIN

 

Grade 582 1/30-second timer used by the US Army-Airforce and known as Watch. Navigation (Ground Speed) Type A-8.

One of its most important uses of the A-8   was for navigation. Air speed indicators on WWII aircraft were controlled by air being forced into the air speed indicator as you flew your plane. The problem was that as you gained altitude less and less air entered the device and there was always a wind blowing and your speed relative to the ground is going to be either lower or higher depending on whether you are flying into the wind or with the wind.

To make corrections and get  your actual speed relative to the ground you needed to do some arithmetic. You had to figure your actual ground-speed and compare it to the airspeed indicator and then adjust your navigation calculations accordingly. The pilot or navigator would pick out, say, a pair of known parallel roads or other landmarks about 5 to 10 miles apart early in your flight and the measure the distance between them using the scale on a map, they would then click this 10 second timer on and then off as they   flew from one to the other. Some basic [for those that were trained] calculations and division and they had their actual ground speed.

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DOUBLE CASE COVER

A MUST TO ADD TO ANY
WWII
ARMY-AIR FORCE
MILITARY COLLECTION

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CASED AND TIMED
BY ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO
WATCH
STAR CASE
COMPANY
1830036

(THIS IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST MODELS)

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TITLED "THE JITTERBUG"
DUE TO THE SMALL BALANCE THAT
ROTATES BACK AND FORTH
SO FAST IT SOUNDS LIKE A JITTERBUG

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YOU CAN SEE HOW SMALL IT IS

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41521590
ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO
U.S.A.
15 JEWELS


WWII US
Cloth Flight Helmet

FINE TO MINT OVERALL CONDITION

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THIS WONDERFUL FLIGHT HELMET IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION AND INCLUDES
PERFECT EAR PADS AND LEATHER SNAP
STRAPS AND PADDED CHIN STRAP

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OVER ALL ABSOLUTELY
FINE TO MINT
CONDITION

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LEATHER STAYS & SNAPS
ARE IN
FINE CONDITION

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OUTER COMMUNICATION DEVICE HOLDERS
ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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HEAPHONE EAR MATERIAL
AND
CHIN WRAP
ARE IN MINT CONDITION

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AWESOME

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THE BOX WAS CUT TO ALLOW THE EAR COVERS TO FIT.

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US WWII
FLIGHT GOGGLES

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LENSES
ARE IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION

METAL AND CLOTH
EXCELLENT CONDITION

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CONDITION IS EXCELLENT

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STRETCH STRAPS
ARE IN
FAIR TO GOOD
CONDITION

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OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION


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WWII  DISNEY DESIGNED HAND PAINTED ON
CANVASS BOMBER FLIGHT PATCH

When Walt Disney was a young American ambulance driver in France during World War I, he was exposed to a new form art that would be titled "nose art". Nose Art was comic character painting on the cowls of military trucks and the sides of military airplanes. Nose Art had an immense morale boosting effect among the troops.

Disney returned to the United States in 1918 and became the premier cartoonist of the era.

In 1939, the a U.S. Naval unit made a request of Disney, they asked if he would draw up a mascot to paint on one of their new ships. Disney produced a "Bumble Bee in a Sailor's Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves". The Naval unit involved was so pleased with the design they adopted it the "Bumble Bee in a Sailor's Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves" as their unit insignia and began painting it on their jackets and other vehicles.

It was not long before the entire armed forces began requesting Disney creations for their mascot

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With the help of six of his top artists, Disney attempted to fill the growing demand for unit mascots. The first two mascots produced by Disney in WWII went to the "Eagle Squadron" of the Royal Air Force, a unit of American volunteers flying for the British prior to American involvement in the war, and to the famed "Flying Tigers", another volunteer force operating out of China.

By the time of US involvement in WWII, while Disney and his staff were creating new designs, Warner Bros. joined in..

While Donald Duck was the most popular amongst Disney characters, Warner Brothers called up both Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny.

Besides the use of  then known popular cartoon characters, every creature that could come to mind was utilized including nearly 150 new dog and cat creations. Their creations swam, crawled, slithered, flew, and were featured just about in every conceivable fashion.

NOTE:
A) Mickey Mouse was a consensus objector because Disney did not want to establish Mickey with war
B)  The personal insignia of German Luftwaffe ace Adolf Galland was Mickey Mouse

With both Disney and Warner Brothers at the helm, nearly every unit  in the armed forces was sporting either a cartoon mascot or skulls, grim reapers, devils and other sinister mascots on  jackets, military equipment, uniforms, tanks,  planes, boats, jeeps, and even dinner plates & stationary were adorned with proud unit mascots.

By 1945 the Disney group & Warner Bros. had created over 1,800 Mascot Logos

Though some "field made" variants were created, most authentic squadron patches were embroidered on "Chenille", hand painted or decal on leather or hand painted/silk-screened on canvas.


8 WWII KELLOG SQUADRON PIN-BACK BUTTONS

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In 1943, the Kellogg's Cereal company placed 36 small pin-back buttons each featuring a WWII squadron insignia in boxes of their Pep Cereal.

Introduced in 1923. Pep was a Kellogg Company brand of whole-wheat breakfast and long-running rival to Wheaties.

By the 1930's, Pep was one of the first "fortified" cereals with   vitamins. Extensive advertising, from print advertisements to sponsorship of Mutual Radio's Superman radio series helped keep the brand in the public's consciousness.


 


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BADGE FOR CAP


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LIEUTENANTS BAR
AIRCORE WINGS
US MILITARY BUTTON


 

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WWIII
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal

Awarded to any member of the United States military who served in the Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945. There were twenty one official campaigns of the Pacific Theater, denoted on with a service star. The arrowhead device is authorized for those campaigns involving amphibious assaults. Credible campaigns for the Pacific Theater are as follows: Philippine Islands 7 Dec 41 - 10 May 42; Burma, 1942 7 Dec 41 - 26 May 42; Central Pacific 7 Dec 41 - 6 Dec 43; East Indies 1 Jan 42 - 22 Jul 42; India-Burma 2 Apr 42 - 28 Jan 45; Air Offensive, Japan 17 Apr 42 - 2 Sep 45; Aleutian Islands 3 Jun 42 - 24 Aug 43; China Defensive 4 Jul 42 - 4 May 45; Papua 23 Jul 42 - 23 Jan 43; Guadalcanal 7 Aug 42 - 21 Feb 43; New Guinea 24 Jan 43 - 31 Dec 44; Northern Solomons 22 Feb 43 - 21 Nov 44; Eastern Mandates 7 Dec 43 - 14 Jun 44; Bismarck Archipelago 15 Dec 43 - 27 Nov 44; Western Pacific 17 Apr 44 - 2 Sep 45; Leyte 17 Oct 44 - 1 Jul 45; Luzon 15 Dec 44 - 4 Jul 45; Central Burma 29 Jan 45 - 15 Jul 45; Southern Philippines 27 Feb 45 - 4 Jul 45; Ryukyus 26 Mar 45 - 2 Jul 45; China Offensive 5 May 45 - 2 Sep 45. Additionally, the following Pacific Theater “blanket” campaigns qualify - but without service stars: Antisubmarine 7 Dec 41 - 2 Sep 45; Ground Combat: 7 Dec 41 - 2 Sep 45; Air Combat: 7 Dec 41 - 2 Sep 45.

 

 

 


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THANKS TO ONE OF OUR PATRONS
WHO WE AGREED NOT TO REVEAL
WHOSE FATHER SERVED IN WWII
AS A NAVY AIRMAN
&
COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER
WE ARE FREELY OFFERING THE FOLLOWING HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC
IMAGES AS A FREE ADDITION TO THIS HISTORICAL  COLLECTION.
WE ARE NOT RASING THE PRICE OF OUR OFFER.

THESE ARE NOT PRINTER COPIES BUT ACTUAL PHOTOS THAT
WERE  DEVELOPED FROM ORIGINAL FILM ON SPECIAL FUJI
ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PAPER.

[IRONIC FOR JAPANESE RELATED PRINTS!] 

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THE PHOTO HOLDER WITH PHOTOS WILL BE PLACED ON THE BACK OF THIS
HISTORICAL WW II U.S. AVIATION MILITARYWATCHBOX

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NOTICE THE HELMET AND GOGGLES
ON THE PHOTOGRAPHER


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MAIL CALL

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CONDITION WATCH & TIMER
EXCELLENT  -  WORK EXCELLENT

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 2938.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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