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The First Military Wrist Watches

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World War 1 was the start point for military timepieces to become prevalent on the battlefield, in the air and at sea.
With men being mobilised to fight on a huge scale there was a definite need for some sort of organisation related to timings being required. A good example of this was a coordinated attack after an artillery barrage to avoid any “friendly fire” casualties.
Historically pocket watches were used, and these were often modified so that they could be adapted to be put on the wrist. Read the rest of this entry »