If you were a soldier you relied on your wristwatch to coordinate maneuvers and to make sure you weren't late for mess. It became your constant companion and a device that you could rely on. As a consequence of hard service, especially during combat, many of these military watches are in bad shape today. but that is not the case here. This amazing Waltham has retained all of its lume and its original black dial finish in perfect order. The Arabic Numerals and hands have aged to that desirable "coffee color" that all collectors want. The stainless steel case measures 32mm in diameter (not including the crown), by 40mm lug to lug, by 12mm thick (including the crystal). When you take a gander at the "Zoom-In" photos you can clearly see the ordinance designations on the back of this hearty watch. It is a 17 jewel, type A-17, made circa 1949. The photos of the movement let you see what great condition it is in. No water ingress. No sloppy maintenance, just a clean healthy movement. It is winding, setting, and keeping time just as it did in the late 1940s. If you want a look that not everyone has, this may be the watch for you! Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with peace of mind.