I have a feeling this is going to be the first in a long line of posts like this from me so bear with me. Skip to the last parigraph if you don’t want the story behind this and just wanna skip to the question.
My uncle passed this last year, when my cousin was sorting through his stuff she found a bag of watches with my name on it. I have been sorting through them. Some pretty cool stuff and also the papers to go with my 69 omega he gave me when he was in the hospital.
My uncle had this Swiss army watch that was his favorite out of all of them. I think he said he got it when he got out of the service. There is a Swiss army in the bag but I don’t think it’s THAT. Swiss army because it’s quartz, he was Korea era and quartz wouldn’t have been invented yet. The thing that gets me with this watch is that there is his initials engraved in the back With the date 6/10/94. The patina on the watch looks to be much older than 25 years the strap also looked far older than 25 years. Speaking of the strap the one that was on the watch was a 18mm the watch takes a 19. In the bag there was a strap box with a 19mm strap that was wore out like crazy with no buckle on it and two new buckles beside it. I think that is the original strap and some one carried the Swiss army bucks over to a new one. All these thing lead me to believe that this watch is older than 94 and somthing significant happened in his life on that date and he had it engraved later. I wish he was still here so I could ask him.
So the question what year would you place this watch at. Some of the pictures the watch is wearing a brand new hadly Roma I just put on it.