GEAR | Elgin A-11 Military Watch
My grandfather worked for Elgin Watch Co. in the 1950s, the first large watch company based in the Midwest. During World War II Elgin produced the A-11 military issue wristwatch that is, according to J.Crew, the inspiration for their Timex military-inspired watches (although these guys would disagree). Now I can't help myself: I'm on the hunt for an A-11. How cool would it look with a great nylon strap or maybe something crocodile? If you need me, I'll be on eBay for the next two weeks.