27 Apr '15, 6am

Rolex Makes Its Escape

Rolex Makes Its Escape

Long before Rolexes were status symbols, British pilots prized the timepieces for their accuracy. Unfortunately, when the men were shot down in World War II, their watches were the first thing captors confiscated. This news didn’t sit well with Rolex cofounder Hans Wilsdorf, a German expat, who decided he needed to support the troops in his own way. Throughout the war any British pilot whose Rolex fell into enemy hands simply needed to write a letter explaining what had happened. Wilsdorf, in response, would immediately send replacements along with an invoice instructing the recipient not to “even think of settlement during the war.” Thousands of British officers took Wilsdorf up on his offer, and the German-born watchmaker’s implied confidence in an Allied victory buoyed recipients’ morale. There were strategic benefits to the watch-credit program too: The Rolex 3525 Oyst...

Full article: http://mentalfloss.com/article/63346/rolex-makes-its-escape

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