I CANNOT OVER STATE THE IMPORTANCE OF DIAL WORKS
IT IS EXPENSIVE
BUT THOUGH THE COST CAN BE 50 TO 100
BENRUS STAR/SUN BURST
NOTE TWO PART DIAL
DURING WWI, ELGIN CREATED A WATCH WITH A UNLQUE BLACK AMERICAN MILITARY DIAL. WITH 48 STARS FOR THE STATES, A SHELD AND EAGLE, WITH USA AND ELGIN. THEY WERE AWESOME. THE DIAL WAS CASED IN CUSHION CASES IN SILVER, GOLD FILLED AND NICKLE SIMILAR TO THE 1918 GERMAN ALPINA BELOW. IT DID NOT SELL WELL. AND ELGIN HAD A FORTUNE TIED UP SO THEY CAME UP WITH AN IDEA USE GENERAL PERSHINGS NAME ..
[EVENTUALLY THEY WOULD PRODUCE SOME WITH WHITE DIALS,]
REMEMBER, THEY WERE AN EXPENSIVE DUD. SALES WERE NOT IN LINE WITH COSTS. BUT ALL IN ALL THEY NEEDED A PROPER NAMES. INTRODUCE GENERAL JOHN J BLACK JACK PERSHING. THEY NAMED THE WATCH AFTER THE NOW FAMOUS GENERAL. THUS THE WATCH COMPLETE WAS CALLED THE PERSHING. ADVEERTISE AS JONN J BLACK JACK PERSHING. THE POPULARITY OF PERSHING MEANT THE WATCHES BEGAN FLYING OFF THE SELVES.
1918 ORIGINAL NOT RESTORED
THE ELGIN FOCH
NOW, ELGIN DID NOT STOP HERE, AFTER ALL THE FRENCH HAD TO HAVE A SALEMAN.. ONE WHOSE NAME WOULD SELL WATCHES! .STEP UP FEILD MARSHAL FOCH! FOCH WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HALTING THE ADVANCE OF THE GERMANS DURING THE GREAT PUSH IN THE SPRING OF 1918 AND THEN LEADING A COUNTER ATTACK THAT HELPED TURN THE TIDES OF THE WAR
HOW DO I CHANGE THE DIAL?
WE CAN CHANGE THE DIAL OUT
THE ORIGINAL DIAL FEET ARE ON IT
BUT, IF YOU DESIRE TO PLACE
PLEASE USE OUR EBAY PATRON TICKET PROGRAM
WE HAVE OPENED A TRAINING PTROGRAM OMLINE
WHILE THERE ARE CUSHION CASED WATCHES WITH THIS DIAL, THERE ARE POCKETS AND TRENCHES ALSO WITH THIS DIAL. BECAUSE PERSHING WAS CHOSEN FOR THE FIRST NAMED WATCH WITH THIS DIAL, IT MADE THE DIAL A PERSHING..
SAVE THIS ANYHOW
THE ELGIN KITCHENER
WITH THE CREATION OF THE 1ST ID [BIG RED ONE!] BY PERSHING AND ITS JUMP POINT TO MAINLAND EUROPE BEING THE UNITED KINGDOM, ELGIN, WHOM WERE SUPPLIERS OF TIMING DEVISES TO THE US AND ENGLAND [BOTH WARS] , DISCOVERED THERE WAS AN ENGLISH VERSION OF BLACK JACK BY THE NAME OF [LORD] KITCHENER. KITCHENER LOVED BY ALL .. INCLUDING THOSE WHOM WANTED TO PROFIT NOTE THOUSANDS OF LEATHER TRENCH WATCH STRAPS BEING SOLD AS KITCHENER MILITARY STRAPS.
In 17 months under Gen Pershing, the 1st ID went from a a small,loose group of rapidly trained ground troops, to a concise, well trained and courageous unit that helped defeat the most powerful army in the world
Over 22,320 1st ID troops perished in the Great War, 1ST ID helped clear St. Mihiel salient , fought in the Meuse-Argonne Forest advancing seven kilometers and defeating eight German divisions, completed the farthest American penetration of the war, was first to cross the Rhine into occupied Germany. Five Medals of Honor were awarded. The 1st ID colors carry campaign streamers for (1) Lorraine, 1917; (2) Lorraine, 1918; (3) Picardy, 1918; (4) Montdidier-Noyon; (5) Aisne-Marne; (6) St. Hihiel; and (7) Meuse- Argonne.
Americas military stepped into the 20th century on the backs of those troopers of the 1st ID . And two decades later the 1st ID would once again place the U.S. Army at the forefront of the Western world.
BELOW IS ROCKS CRAZY DIAL