Reply To: Elgin military pocket watch

Home Forums General Discussion Forum Elgin military pocket watch Reply To: Elgin military pocket watch

#55985
david pierce
Participant
  • Topics Started: 90
  • Total Posts: 1360

FYI,
Turning on a light to read a dial could give your position away to an enemy. The black dials with the white or even radium markings could be read at a far lower light level than a white dial with black markings. For some stupid reason this became a fashion statement and even leaked over to machinists dial indicators.
david

david pierceReply To: Elgin military pocket watch