A friend of mine owns a nice little watch which could be the dream of a ebay seller: cold war, military and baseball . Objectively its just a simple civil handwinding wrist watch with a otero 44 (bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Otero 44 ) inside:
But it looks differend:
This dial was probably specially made for a baseball event 1961:
THe USAREUR & South Eastern Baseball Champs
"THIRD INF DIV" stands for the Tird infantry Division with the nickname "Rock of marne" depending on their history in the WW1 1918 in france.The blue and white striped spuare is the badge of this unit. Already in 1945 the European Championships U.S. Army took place.
Here a handout for Nürnberg 1945 on the soldiers field (the former Zeppelin-field a part of the former nazie "reichparteitags" terrain ). But germany is still "soccer land" and therefore he didn't get any informations about the USAREUR Baseball 1961 and where it was happen. I thought it might be possible that someone over here could help. Does anyone have a idea if this watch was she something like sponsoring, merchandise or a award for sucsessful baseball ?
Kind regards Silke