Minuteman Watch Company has released its take on the iconic WWII A11 military watch.
The A11 watches were originally produced by Elgin, Waltham and Bulova. The A11 saw service not only with the American military but also with the RAF (Royal Air Force), RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) and even the Soviet Air Force. How cool is that.
Photograph: shamelessly borrowed from the Internet
The original A11 watch.
Minuteman A11 has been updated and these are the specifications:
- Stainless Steel case.
- Heavy duty 2pc nylon strap.
- Sapphire crystal.
- 38mm width without crown.
- 100 meter water resistant.
- Ameriquartz 7122 quartz movement.
- Luminous hands and dial.
Interesting to note that Minuteman have updated the watch in terms of size, with the original coming in at 32mm and case material. The original watch case were either nickel or silver. Minuteman have also added the day and date complication to the watch.
Photographs: Minuteman Watches
The other interesting aspect of the watch is the movement used. The watches will be powered by the Ameriquartz movement. These movement is new to the market and is produced in Arizona by FTS USA. I will indeed talk more about FTS USA in a future post.
The watches currently retail for USD189 and as with all Minuteman watches, part of the proceeds with go to the Homes For Our Troops charity.
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