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FS: 1940s Sentinel Tank War Watch - Engraved - WWII Provenance

For sale is a 1940s tank watch retailed by Sentinel. It is in very good condition for its age! The champagne dial and blued steel hands are in perfect aged condition. The base metal outer case shows minimal signs of wear, with plating worn off only at the top edges of the chamfers on all four lugs. The stainless steel back shows some smoothness from wear but is in very good shape. The watch is all original except for the addition of a period correct fabric strap. The watch was serviced in 2018 and runs perfectly. Case is 20.8mm wide and 41.5mm tall (about 37mm pin to pin).

My favorite part of this watch is the engraving of the original owner's name and U.S. Army serial number on the case back. Joe Losh was a member of Patton's band, landing on Utah Beach a few weeks after D-Day and playing trumpet across Europe in the waning years of the war. He (and in all likelihood this watch) was at the Battle of the Bulge, freezing and playing as best he could. I've attached photos of a New York Daily News article about Joe from later in his life when he played for various military bands and ceremonies around New York City.

Take a look at the photos, and let me know if you have any questions!

Asking $650 shipped CONUS

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