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  1. markie916

    markie916 May 10, 2020

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    Thats just taken the bar up a notch or 10 Buster. I love a Role MilSub. A grail for sure. I hope you know that every time you strap that baby on? Lovely RCN MilSubs btw. Mark.
     
  2. markie916

    markie916 May 10, 2020

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    Nice looking Hamilton, what year was it issued?
     
  3. markie916

    markie916 May 10, 2020

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    Beautiful collection Buster
     
  4. rossonero3

    rossonero3 May 10, 2020

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    My Bulova Military 96B229 UHF watch w/ 'sweeping' seconds hand. This watch took inspiration from it's own military heritage, the watch Bulova supplied to thousands of US and Allied troops, the A-11 "hack" watch. I really like this watch, simple and elegant. Cushion case more reminiscent of a 1930's Rolex Oyster, and coin edge bezel which some of the A-11's had. They say it's the 'watch that won the war'.
     
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  5. llvhhui

    llvhhui May 10, 2020

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    It's not issued. They don't issue nice things like that in the military.
     
  6. obstando

    obstando May 14, 2020

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    All issued (one questionable one)

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  7. markie916

    markie916 May 14, 2020

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    Thanks Obstando for posting. Do you have a favourite?
     
  8. Tuna Cowboy

    Tuna Cowboy May 17, 2020

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    Thanks for the info everyone, is there reliable place to learn and perhaps purchase specifically military watches?
     
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  9. markie916

    markie916 May 17, 2020

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    Hi. Military watch forum MWR, ebay and hours spent on google amongst other things.
     
  10. maanu

    maanu May 17, 2020

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    Precista from the Fab 4
     
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  11. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 17, 2020

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    I know the dirty dozen, I assume the Fab4 are 4 makers of these chrono’s for MOD?
     
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  12. Tuna Cowboy

    Tuna Cowboy May 17, 2020

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    Thank you!
     
  13. Dan S

    Dan S May 17, 2020

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    Here's a military grouping.

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  14. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe May 17, 2020

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    1944 Elgin UDT diver's watch & 1959 Bulova navigators watch
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    42 RCAF pilots watch as redialed and reissued by the air force in about 65, its a WW2 Waltham A11 under that Canuck disguise
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    non issue 1944 30T2 SC PC, sold after the war as the "Techron" and advertised as RCAF approved for pilot use. Sounds like a way to dump wartime overrun if you ask me.
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    and the "any old Hamilton" we must all have. The story with these, as I heard it, was that a large distributor saw Hamilton was still making these for the military and told the factory rep that if he could get them, he could sell them. And so the Khaki line was born. I think the initial runs were sold through Cabela's stores. Identical to the real deal, hack feature and all, but with that "Khaki" name on the face definitely non issue.

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  15. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe May 17, 2020

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    I really liked this watch when I saw it announced in a magazine and almost ordered one. Luckily I saw one at the dealer and had a chance to try it on, its substantially larger that the piece it is represented to honour, which wouldn't be so bad but I'm a skinny bastard and the damn thing nearly spanned my arm! Dammit...

    Lucky for me, the real things aren't that expensive and they're the right size for us stick bug types! (see RCAF A-11 in above post)
     
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  16. maanu

    maanu May 17, 2020

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    yes, these ones. CWC, Hamilton, Newmark and Precista. I found a sterile dial so it is like Fab 5.
     
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  17. Syrte

    Syrte May 17, 2020

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    Wow, what a spectacular array. Never realized the Royal Canadian Navy used Tudor subs. What does the caseback look like if I may ask?
     
  18. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 17, 2020

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    Ok, this sleepy thread just dialed it up to 11!
     
  19. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 17, 2020

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    And I have shared these in the WRUW military thread but since we are all joining in now...

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  20. Wooden_spoon

    Wooden_spoon May 17, 2020

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