Hey guys, glad to be a new member.
I was recently going through some old things and found 3 of my grandfather's old watches. He was a proud fighter pilot in World War II and didn't retire around the mid 50's, so the watches could be from NY where in between 1940 and 1955 or even after that.
This is the Charly incabloc.
After doing extensive research I can't find a single similar watch whatsoever. Nothing named Charly at all, only watches that have some of the same features on the dial.
The only piece of information I have on this one is that my mother remembers him wearing this one when he would be coming back from action but her memory is too vague to confirm. It seems to be the most capable watch of the three, given all of the measurements on the dial and the fact that it says waterproof. So I'd have to assume if he were wearing any watch during actual combat, it would be this one, as compared to the more casual Omega and Longines in my other threads.
I consider these watches to be priceless airlooms, and any information on the watch would be greatly appreciated.
Was never into watches - pretty cool that these watches are getting me interested in horology, given its importance for a pilot, this late in the game at 27 years of age.
Photos are attached