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    Shrapnel crystal guard

    Just arrived from an antique dealer in Australia.
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    Re: Shrapnel crystal guard

    Funny, people really call this a 'shrapnel crystal guard'. The main purpose for that was however to protect the crystal against contact with hard obstacles, with the wearer of the watch moving around in a difficult and dangerous environment, like a trench or other places of war. If the watch is hit by a shrapnel, the condition of the crystal is really the last thing that would matter.

    Excellent piece for a collection. Congrats!
    Last edited by Border-Reiver; December 10th, 2015 at 19:07.
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