Today is Veterans Day here in the USA, so we thought we would reach into the HODINKEE archives and find something cool to celebrate. During World War I, Vacheron & Constantin (the “&” wasn’t dropped until 1970) made 3,289 pocket watches for the US Corps of Engineers, most of which were 60 second chronographs like the watch we have here. The luminous numerals and large hands make the dial extremely legible for field use, though most examples have since had the radium lume removed for safety concerns. Click through for the full story of these awesome military pocket watches.
- The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time Explained (VIDEO)
- An Aerial Look At The Vallée de Joux (VIDEO)
- Vacheron Constantin Introduces The Overseas Perpetual Calendar Chronograph: It Looks Good, Really Good
- The Beauty of Vintage Vacheron In Detail: What Teardrop Lugs and A Star Dial Can Do To A Watch
- SOLD: A Unique Vacheron Constantin and Unique Patek Philippe from the Epic Collection of James Ward Packard
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