A-11 1940s WWII Pattern Military Watch (Automatic) with 100m Water Resistance - 3 Ex Display Watches from the DSEI Defence Show at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London

£239.00 £119.50 119.50



We have 3 ex-display watches available from the DSEI Defence Show at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London. These watches are brand new and come with a full guarantee. However, the straps may show minor signs of being tried on, and the packaging might be slightly soiled.

To clear our inventory, these watches are offered at half their normal price.


SKU Code: A-11/100

This watch is a faithful recreation of the original World War Two design from 1943, now enhanced with modern technology. It features a high-performance, self-winding 24-jewel mechanical movement, a glass crystal, a screw caseback, and 100m water resistance. The original WWII watches were produced in slightly different styles by Elgin, Bulova, and Waltham, all based on a US government specification. This modern recreation closely resembles the Elgin 539, which used a 15 or 16-jewel movement and was made for the USAAF between 1940 and 1945. While the original watch was made from plated base metal to conserve steel, this modern version is crafted from solid stainless steel, ensuring greater durability.

The creation of this model began in January 2009 when MWC was approached by a US veterans association to produce a watch identical in appearance to those made by Hamilton, Bulova, and Benrus during the Vietnam War. MWC examined samples and original specification sheets, resulting in a watch very close to the original, featuring a high-grade, fully jeweled hand-wound movement—the GG-W-113, which is still in production. Following this success, MWC was asked to recreate the earlier WWII model, which has become almost impossible to find in good condition due to the use of cheap metal during the war years.

Developed in 2019, this model retains the original appearance while incorporating multiple upgrades, including a screw-down crown, 100m water resistance, and a screw caseback.


  • Width Including Crown: 40mm
  • Width Excluding Crown: 38mm
  • Hardened Crystal
  • Thickness: 11.5mm
  • Lug Size: 20mm
  • Lug to Lug: 45mm
  • 100m Water Resistance
  • Screw Caseback and Crown
  • 24-Jewel Mechanical Self-Winding Automatic Movement with "Hack System"
  • 20mm Canvas Strap