WW2 USN Lapel watch, please help.

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WW2 USN Lapel watch, please help.

#1 Post by Romakak » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:40 pm

I recently inherited a watch from my Grandfather who served as a submariner during WWII. This watch was among several naval pieces but doesn't seem to fit with the rest of his things. I have tried every search term I can think of and haven't found anything even remotely close to it. It says Raleigh, Swiss, and 7 Jewels on it. No one in the family had ever seen him with it and we have zero information on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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#2 Post by unreformed66 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:04 pm

That's a woman's watch. The target audience for an item like that would have been either a female sailor or perhaps it was meant to be marketed to the sweethearts or wives of sailors. The movement is nothing special, it's just a generic Swiss movement from that era. I know this isn't much information but I hope it helps.

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#3 Post by frayedknots » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:40 am

Wow. My aunt had one from her time as a Navy Nurse. One of her kids lost it and was she,,,, annoyed. She said it was impossible to keep polished,

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#4 Post by tictic » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:00 pm

frayedknots wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:40 am
She said it was impossible to keep polished,
Likely due to use of sterling silver for the case material.

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#5 Post by Nookster » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:04 pm

Great watch, thanks for posting.
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