Military prior to, during, and after WWII. The three main manufacturers of the AN-5740 and AN-5740-1 were The Hamilton Watch Co.
The Elgin National Watch Co. And the Waltham Watch Co. This is by far the rarest of the three - the Elgin model AN-5740. This uses an Elgin B.
Raymond movement marked 21 jewels but actually has an extra jewel on the sweep hand arbor making it a total of 22 jewels. Black dial and Arabic numerals- a rare combo for the era. Pocket watch measures approximately 2 in diameter.Manual wind movement by B. Raymond, 22 Jewels, 5 Adjusted Positions, Temperature, 41755160. This watch looks amazing and is fully functioning. Army carrying case is in probably the best condition you can find considering the age.
Although designed as a pocket type watch it was designed to be carried in the the magnetically protected case to suspend the watch and protect it from the vibration and turbulence of an aircraft. It also has a protective glass viewing panel so the user could look down onto it without removal. The brass data plate on the front reads. CASE, CARRYING, WATCH, NAVIGATION U.
Please contact with any questions. Come around for sale in this condition often. Don't miss your chance at this rare WWII timepiece in amazing condition! The item "Rare WWII Elgin AN-5740 GCT Navigator Military Army Pocket Watch WithCase, Hamilton" is in sale since Thursday, September 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".The seller is "greatdealeagle" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.