The Watch & The War

The Watch & The War

The story of Lt. Benedict Brucia, an American naval intelligence officer in WWII, and the mysterious origin of his rare 1938 Panerai Radiomir wristwatch.

In the 1950's, Jim Brucia, a six-year-old boy, used to play with a watch his Uncle Ben brought home from the War. When Ben died in 1972, Ben's daughters gave Jim the watch.

When Jim Brucia took his uncle's watch out of the drawer, where it had lain for decades, he discovered that it was a rare example of secret military engineering—and the key to understanding the role his Uncle Ben had played in the War.

Watch this story at Hodinkee.com
http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-watch-and-the-war-a-short-film-tracing-the-history-of-a-1938-panerai-radiomir-that-belonged-to-an-american-intelligence-officer
 

CREDITS

DIRECTOR Benedict Campbell
EDITOR Amy Adair
CINEMATOGRAPHER Serena Kuo
MUSIC Clinton Curtis
MUSIC Geoff Countryman
SECOND CAMERA Veena Rao
COLOR Serena Kuo