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Looking for a WW1 Watch

I am looking for a French wrist watch as used by Johnny "Poilu" during WW1, in particular one featuring the 75mm field gun.

Looks like this:

A shot in the dark but perhaps one of your warry ancestors brought one back?
There are some Slavic types that knock up WWI and WWII type knock off watches, usually using vintage Molnija movements that were turned out on the same machines with the same basic ebauche as the Cortebert/Rolex 618 (that Rolex used for Panerai), as well as taking vintage Swiss pocket watches and modifying them to the "early wrist watch" format, commonly embellishing them with German symbols... you might be able to get them to cobble together a reasonable facsimile for you for less than a couple hundred Euros if you are unable to find a real one... and if you are looking on eBay, you may have already found them. ;-)

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