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  1. markie916

    markie916 May 7, 2020

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    Hi all. Am wondering what people like or dont like in the Military watch world. I'm not after finding out what you have but what you like. I tend to like watches of the 60's and newer. Tudor have my interest at the moment. The Eterna IDF issue Kontiki i like. CWC SBS diver I like. The Omega Seamaster MilSub is something else. Rivaling or surpassing the Rolex Milsub. The watches history is something that intrigues me, who owned it??

    It seems that known history bumps the price of the watch though.....

    What do people like??
     
  2. OmeGez

    OmeGez May 7, 2020

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    What is the Seamaster MilSub?
     
  3. TexOmega

    TexOmega May 7, 2020

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    Please show and expound upon all your military watches to get us going.
     
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  4. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 7, 2020

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  5. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 7, 2020

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    As for what I like- I like the utility, the form follows function, they are all about readability- which for those of us with aging eyes is a priority. I find my Hamilton mil much easier to wear and read than some of my far more expensive watches. It gets a lot of wrist time
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  6. markie916

    markie916 May 7, 2020

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  7. Gaz6263

    Gaz6263 May 7, 2020

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    The term Milsub is usually used to describe the military issued Rolex Submariner 5513/5517.
     
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  8. TexOmega

    TexOmega May 7, 2020

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  9. markie916

    markie916 May 7, 2020

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    I dont have any no, thats why I tried to post a WTB for a Tudor MN but found out I couldn't until I've done 200 posts. So ill be posting away for a while.
     
  10. calalum

    calalum May 7, 2020

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    Mainly pilot chronos for me. Definitely some interesting things floating around members’ collections.
     
  11. OmeGez

    OmeGez May 7, 2020

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    don’t rush to the 200... enjoy the forum and post genuine, useful questions and answers, learn along the way. By your 200th post, you’ll know exactly what you want and what to look out for.
     
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  12. Candle00

    Candle00 May 7, 2020

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    I enjoy the military aesthetic as well as the heritage of military pieces. Here's my Hamilton W10 from 1973. I also have an Ebel 6b/159 AM which was issued to pilots during WWII.

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  13. maanu

    maanu May 7, 2020

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    Last two days of issued watches from the 70’s
     
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  14. markie916

    markie916 May 7, 2020

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    Thanks for sharing
     
  15. markie916

    markie916 May 7, 2020

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    That Heuer is a beaut. Like that a lot.
     
  16. Pvt-Public

    Pvt-Public May 9, 2020

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    I only have a Hamilton 4992 navigation pocket watch.
     
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  17. RCAFBuster

    RCAFBuster May 9, 2020

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    My Royal Canadian Navy Tudor Submariners, 1961-1984. The key for these is having the direct Provenance.
    Cheers,
    Buster

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  18. llvhhui

    llvhhui May 9, 2020

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    Nothing fancy, just my good old Hamilton.
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  19. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 9, 2020

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    Well that just blows the bell curve, now doesn’t it?!
     
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  20. RCAFBuster

    RCAFBuster May 9, 2020

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    One more Navy Milsub to accompany my RCN Tudors. My Rolex Milsub 5513.
    Cheers, Buster

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