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  1. MWC 92 - 1940s Japanese Seaman

    by , Yesterday at 07:03 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) operated on the belief that a small, powerful, technologically superior fleet was the the optimum strategy for their Navy. The development of the Japanese navy was groundbreaking and at the same time a huge drain on the resources of the country. In the early part of the 1920s over 30 percent of Japans national budget went to the IJN
    They launched the world's ...
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  2. MWC 91 - 1940s American, Women Airforce Service Pilot

    by , Aug 13, 2017 at 08:52 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    Two Women were key in involving Women Pilots in the US War effort
    In 1940 Jacqueline Cochran Wrote a letter to Eleanor Roosevelt suggesting women pilots could help with the fight against Germany. Nancy Harkness-Love also thought Women could play a key part and she wrote to the American Air Corps with the proposition. Neither of them was taken seriously by a male dominated Military
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  3. MWC 90 - 1950s French Naval Diver

    by , Aug 4, 2017 at 09:59 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is an Iconic piece and the model for the modern divers watch
    In the early 1950s, the head of Blancpain, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, was a pioneer of sports diving. He understood that the life of a diver depended on a reliable timepiece and found that there was nothing suitable on the market. He tasked his watchmakers with the challenge of accurately measuring time in ...
  4. MWC 89 - 1960s Swedish Soldier

    by , Aug 1, 2017 at 09:22 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    Sweden was very aware that during the cold war their position directly on Soviet border meant they were on the very front line should any conflict between NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries start, and with typical Swedish attention to detail they prepared the whole country to be ready for war at very short notice.
    The numbers of troops went up from 250,000 to 400,000 in 1950. Young men were ...
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  5. MWC 88 - 1940s American Naval Diver

    by , Jul 27, 2017 at 12:13 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    During WWII the United States Navy set up an elite force, The Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) Their two main objectives were reconnaissance of enemy defences on coastal positions, and demolition of beach obstacles designed to hinder amphibious landing craft.
    Aware of the disastrous allied landings at Gallipoli in World War I, the US Navy provided possible solutions for future conflicts, ...
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