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Took a gamble on this bring-back artifact today.  It appears to be a Swiss pocket watch found on a Western Front battlefield.  There is German writing etched onto the watch but I can not make out much of what it says.  There is a German name and the phrase "K.K. JAGER."  I will try to get better pictures of the etchings but these are the pictures I have for now.  The info tag was included with the watch. 

 

Jacob

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When I was a young teen in the 80's I displayed my WWII collection in our local library for the 40th anniversary of D-Day.  There was a story about it in the local paper, and the widow of a a WWII vet from my hometown gave me a call.  She wanted to give me some of her husbands WWII bring backs.  She ended up giving me some insignia, a duffle bag with clothing, dog tags, invasion currency, etc.  She also gave me a small Swiss watch that she said her husband received in trade for some cigarettes from a German POW.  Looks very similar to yours.  

 

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4 hours ago, bigschuss said:

When I was a young teen in the 80's I displayed my WWII collection in our local library for the 40th anniversary of D-Day.  There was a story about it in the local paper, and the widow of a a WWII vet from my hometown gave me a call.  She wanted to give me some of her husbands WWII bring backs.  She ended up giving me some insignia, a duffle bag with clothing, dog tags, invasion currency, etc.  She also gave me a small Swiss watch that she said her husband received in trade for some cigarettes from a German POW.  Looks very similar to yours.  

 

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That is awesome!  Looks like the exact same type of watch.  Thanks for sharing!

 

Jacob

 

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