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  1. cfw

    cfw Jan 15, 2016

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  2. watchme

    watchme First Owner - Omega Darkside Jan 15, 2016

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    Don't know why I took this one for the weekend. It feels good![​IMG]
     
  3. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jan 15, 2016

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    Pre-flight check...

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    Time is correct, I'll leave the rest to the pros.

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  4. bigdubnick

    bigdubnick Jan 15, 2016

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    Nice strap choice!
     
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  5. Hijak

    Hijak Jan 15, 2016

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    Thanks Nick, just trying to up the ante in the 145.006 WRUW battle!;)
     
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    bigdubnick Jan 15, 2016

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    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jan 15, 2016

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  8. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 15, 2016

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    Messing around with straps, tried the classic racing-style on the XI-45 for the ::censored:: of it...

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  9. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 15, 2016

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    The 4ATM again.
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  10. daddykc

    daddykc Jan 15, 2016

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    Pre dark side of the moon
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  11. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Jan 15, 2016

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    Marvin says 'Hi' :thumbsup:!

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  12. Hijak

    Hijak Jan 15, 2016

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  13. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jan 15, 2016

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    Aye and we've perfected steam boilers ;)
     
  14. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Jan 15, 2016

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    Thanks!

    I was just quoting what I've heard around the forums (MWR and woundforlife.com). I don't doubt that you are correct about it being artillery. In fact, I'd take your word first!

    Here's a few places where the terms 'bomb squad' and 'demolitions unit' were used:

    http://www.woundforlife.com/2015/12/04/market-watching/
    (Neil's first pick last month)

    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?39075-Lemania-Tg-195-cal-2225-Swedish-Air-Force-value
    (post #14)
     
  15. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Jan 15, 2016

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    Yes I know - that disinformation has been flying around the world accompanying the model. 1/ - the sheer number (high) of watches of this model contradicts it. Sweden, up til just some years ago, had a compulsory military service and the guys using this watch thru the years were many. The Lemania "Viggen" chronograph was issued to the SWAF fighter pilots and the SWAF ordered circa 400 of those. The Tg 195 can or could be found in the thousands. I remember them for sale in surplus stores in the seventies/eighties here in Sweden - big boxes full. Year after year. 2/ - the benefits from synchronizing watches between members of a bomb squad/demolition team is not great. 3/ - the use of its complication in the artillery is cruicial - I would say many, many lives depended on it in war or training for war (many lives has been lost to friendly artillery fire during history). Last but not least - my family has been in the artillery both professionally and as conscripts for generations and they have used the Tg 195 - also in generations (not me though - I was the black sheep, choosing to train for actually seeing the enemy I was going to engage... Something I have teased my grandfather, father and two brothers for - hiding far away with their indirect fire). The Tg was also used in the infantery (probably mortar service) and there are examples of guys who say they themselves used it when in the armored forces. Guys trained as bomb squad members must have been very few. I have yet to meet a Swedish guy who have done service as a member of a bomb squad (and I have never heard of one either) - so to be absolutely truthful I do not know if they used it too... But it is an artillery watch.
     
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  16. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Jan 15, 2016

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    Well, if I had any doubt it was used primarily by the artillery at all, you've completely dispelled that!

    Thanks for your wonderful clarification on the misnomer :thumbsup:... undoubtably, you'll never hear me associate the Tg195 with the B-word :eek: again :D..
     
  17. blufinz52

    blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Jan 15, 2016

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    I'll never say 'bomb squad' under any circumstance :whistling:
     
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  18. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Jan 15, 2016

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  19. gensiulia

    gensiulia Jan 15, 2016

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    Thank you very much :)
     
  20. gensiulia

    gensiulia Jan 15, 2016

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    Thank you Sir.
     
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