Atp Watch Moeris Help Wanted
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:38 AM
Thanks in advance Phil
Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:52 PM
ATP's could not be privately purchased, and they were pretty low quality pieces purchased en masse for the army rather than specially designed for military purposes.
I would imagine most self respecting officers got themselves something more robust & reliable.
The 25xxxxx number is the case number. Moeris in that range were non-shock protected. Serials after 28xxxxx had shock protection.
I'm not so sure about the other number...(serial number maybe?) , or whether it would enable you to trace the owner. I know the German army noted watch serial numbers on soldiers' paybooks but i dunno if similar applied to the British army. I'll dig my Grandad's paybook out when i get home.
oh...and welcome to
Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:34 PM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:17 PM
It will be somewhere very safe i'm sure.....
I'd consider it highly unlikely that they'd stamp a soldier's service number on the watch issued to him. I expect records were kept of serial numbers and who they were issued to, but whether those records have survived the intervening 70 odd years i have no idea.
Best of luck with your search. If you do find any details let us know
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