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    Default WWII Longines Wittnauer US ARMY Navigation Type A8 Timer

    Wonder if anyone can shed some light into this WWII stop watch. Could find nothing on the web.
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    Have never seen this particular maker Type A8 before , only Waltham and Hamilton !!.
    Very nice for a USAAF collector like myself !!
    Carl

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    Very cool. I believe shipment of these watches to the US was halted after Germany declared war, so relatively few were produced in comparison to their Elgin and Waltham counterparts.

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    I'll check the WSC that I have , to see if there is any more info
    Carl

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    Have owned this stop watch since 1980's. Balance moves VERY fast, every rotation of the hand equals to 10 seconds.

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    Default Wittnauer

    I do have it listed on Ebay. Would prefer to sell to a real collector.

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    Just to be clear, if it's Wittnauer it's not the same as Longines. Wittnauer was Longines' distributor but was not the same company and did not make the same movements.
    Does anyone know what this movement is?

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