A new WW2 watch for my collection........

Discussion in 'Aircrew equipment' started by Flightpath, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Flightpath

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    Hi,

    I have been wanting to find a nice WW2 era chronograph watch (a watch with a stopwatch) that an allied pilot might buy for himself or be given by his family (many wanted something nicer than an issue watch).

    After a lot of research I bought this swiss made Pierce chronograph made sometime between 1938 and 1945, it is in nice condition and keeps accurate time.
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    As you can see by the period advert, Pierce sales were aimed at military pilots......Unlike most watch companies, Pierce designed and produced their own movements, it is a two button chronograph with a 17 jewel movement.

    The Pierce looks nice next to my other WW2 watches, I'll post more photos soon,
    cheers,

    -John
     
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    Looks like a nice piece FlightPath. How much does something like that go for?
     
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    Hi Thorlifter,

    the Pierce cost $200 + post and has been serviced within the last couple of years.

    I have just bought a very nice WW2 RAF Omega 6B/159, I'll post more photos when it arrives.

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    cheers,

    -John
     
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