Nice strap choice!
Thanks Nick, just trying to up the ante in the 145.006 WRUW battle!
OMG. The signal boxes are in black & white, north of the wall
Messing around with straps, tried the classic racing-style on the XI-45 for the of it...
The 4ATM again.
Pre dark side of the moon
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Still love it!
Aye and we've perfected steam boilers
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:
(Neil's first pick last month)
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.
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 ... undoubtably, you'll never hear me associate the Tg195 with the B-word again ..
I'll never say 'bomb squad' under any circumstance
Thank you very much
Thank you Sir.
TinTin today for date night with my wife...off to see the latest Star Wars flick
Sharp! How do you like the NATOs from them?
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