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  1. MWC 86 - 1940s Soviet Airman

    by , Jul 18, 2017 at 08:00 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    As the Russian Army advanced through Germany at the close of World War II they captured Glashutte, one of the most important watch manufacturing areas in Germany. The Soviets quickly recognised an opportunity and seized all the watchmaking machinery and equipment, technical diagrams and spare parts, that they could, loaded them onto trucks, and carried them off as war reparations to Moscow
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  2. MWC 85 - 1970s Chinese Army Officer

    by , Jul 15, 2017 at 11:04 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    The differences in communist ideology between The Soviet Union and China caused a split between the two countries that verged on open war for nearly three decades, the cold war had driven the Soviets to major military advancements and increases in military hardware and personnel. Border skirmishes were not unheard of and many troops were killed and equipment captured, including a Russian t-62 tank ...
  3. MWC 84 - 1940s German Paratrooper

    by , Jul 9, 2017 at 06:12 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    The Soviets had already demonstrated the military possibilities of airborne infantry, large numbers of troops could parachute into potential battle zones via large transport aircraft, and while they would not be heavily armed they had the advantage of surprise and could then be reinforced by land-based infantry with heavier armaments

    Germany's Parachute arm, the Fallschirmjager, was ...
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  4. MWC 83 - 1970s Swedish Airman

    by , Apr 22, 2017 at 10:54 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)


    Sweden remained neutral throughout the second world war, but recognised the growing tension between the Nato Alliance and the Warsaw Pact countries, with the Russian border just 200 kilometres away Sweden knew it would have to react with lightning speed should any invasion come.
    Knowing airfields would be priority targets for any invasion force the Swedish government devised a series of Sub-Airfields, ...
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  5. The ever fluid Grail Situation

    With the Wife going back to School (to finish her Geology Degree), I've had to become a little more frugal in my dreams.

    So, unless I change my mind in the next week or so, the new Grail -
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    Just talked to Topper Jewelers on the Phone today, and I'm only $130.00 away.

    Beautiful classic Watch that appears to look good on just about every Strap. Soon...
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