1944 USN Watch Caps

//1944 USN Watch Caps

Just right for colder days! We patterned our 1944 USN Watch Cap after an original in our archive. This classic wool hat is the perfect companion for cold winter days.

The USN watch cap in this style has been favored for decades by US Navy sailors and personnel. Known from many pictures from the war time period this hat became iconic.

The name “watch cap” goes back to the sailor’s duty of keeping watch, on which they wore this hat.

The us watch cap was used by every us navy sailor – from the Atlantic to the Pacific- from destroyer crews to aircraft carrier deck hands.

We have made our Watch Cap according to 1940s specifications even including the authentic spec. label on the front.

Normally the tag would be worn on the inside and not on the outside therefore not visible.

Originally worn with one big or double turn-up.

Our finest Pike Brothers details of the 1944 USN Watch Cap are as follows:
• 100% wool
• one size fits all
• authentic spec. label
• made in Portugal




By | 2018-03-19T20:02:29+01:00 September 19th, 2017|From the Journal|4 Comments


  1. Richard Mebert March 1, 2019 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Can I buy one?
    I resented lost mine and feel naked without it

  2. Paul McAdams June 19, 2019 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Any chance we will see the res ones again. Retired USN here and it would be a neat addition to my collection!

    • Pike Brothers GmbH July 10, 2019 at 9:23 am - Reply

      We´ll get a restock of all colors in fall. Hopefully already in September. Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram. Kind regards!

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