U.S. Marine Corps Leatherneck Military Watch XWA4624
The term "leatherneck" was derived from a leather stock once worn around the neck by both American and British Marines. In the United States, beginning in 1798, "one stock of black leather and clasp" was issued to each Marine every year. The use of the collar in battle was to protect the neck against the cutlass of pirates.
The First Barbary War engaged the new American fighting force to stop the Barbary pirates from holding trade ships for ransom during Jefferson's term as president.
The dress blue uniform of the US Marines still bears a tribute to that stock collar today, with its stiff cloth collar.
The Wrist Armor U.S. Marine Corps Leatherneck Watch features an incredibly tough solid stainless steel case design with a locking crown protector and nearly invincible K1 Hardened Mineral Glass Crystal and is water resistant for deep sea diving down to 200 meters below sea level. Model XWA4624 comes with a padded and stitched brown leather strap, a tribute to the original leatherneck uniform and an incredibly tough accessory to the watch..
The Leatherneck is a very large watch, 46 millimeter square case diameter plus another 3 millimeters for the crown, a total of 49 millimeters diameter. The case is black pvd plated stainless steel with a screw down stainless steel caseback and a screw down crown. Night illumination is enhanced with non-radioactive luminous hands and markers. Accuracy is assured by a fine quality Swiss quartz analog movement. The Military Grade watch features 20 atm water resistance, us to 200 meters below sea level.
Each Wrist Armor United States Marine Corps watch is brand new, packaged in a U.S. Marine Corps gift box and backed by a 2-year manufacturer's limited warranty. Officially licensed. A donation is made to the United States armed forces with every Wrist Armor watch purchase.
- Swiss Analog Quartz Movement
- K1 Extra Strong Mineral Glass Crystal
- Date Feature (Window at 4 o'clock position)
- Luminous Hands and Dial Markers
- Screw Down Crown
- Locking Crown Protector
- Stainless Steel Case
- Stainless Steel Caseback
- Screw Down Caseback
- 2 Year Limited Warranty
- Padded and stitched Brown Leather Strap
- Diameter: 46 millimeters
- THICKNESS: 14 millimeters
- LUG WIDTH: 24 millimeters
- WEIGHT: 10 ounces
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