In May, at an airstrip in Urbana, Ohio, 98-year-old Alfred Pepper got a chance to step back in time and go inside the cockpit of the C-53 “D-Day Doll.”
While he was in the cockpit, he was presented with an honorary watch from TOCKR founders Austin Ivey and Sophy Rindler, who then told the vet they were naming the watch after him.
The Alfred Pepper watch is part of a 75-piece limited series of watches from the new watch company, which was founded in Austin, Texas, in 2017.
The watch company’s first big hit was a series of watches made from pieces of “That’s All Brother,” the C-47 that led the D-Day invasion. Those sold out, which led to the new Albert Pepper watches and another watch called the Skytrain, the C-47’s nickname in World War II.[Read more…]