Waltham Wrist Watch – Chinese Made USMC Wrist Band.

The watch was made just after WWII, and worn by a China marine. Silver Chinese made wrist band with EGA & Imperial Dragoon.

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Not being knowledgeable in watches, you’ll have to bear with my trying to accurately describe this piece. As always, any other question are just an inquiry away.

I believe the serial number for his watch is, “33085297,” and from what I was told dates to the 1946-7 era. It is a 17 Jewel movement that appears to have had a Chinese jeweler replace the face in silver and applied thin gold numbers and arms upon it.  The case information read, “Waltham / Pioneer / Stainless  982253.” The case back is marked with a “P” (in an triangle) 10K RGF BEZEL/ ST. STEEL BACK.” 

A China marine who owned this watch while overseas, had this silver wrist band made. Each side mirrors the other with the use of nicely detailed eagle, globe, and anchor, and an Imperial dragoon, with other small embellishments. Each side has Chinese chip marks; and the side connect by use of a small stud that slides back into a slot, 3 provide for adjustment. Expanded to the largest size this would work for an average man’s wrist size. There is enough length on the end to add an additional notch, but not more than half an inch.

The watch is running, looks like it could use a cleaning. The face has some tarnish, and the look would be greatly improved with a professional cleaning.

This is a great piece of jewelry worn by a WWII era marine serving in China in the WWII era.

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Weight 1 lbs