Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

MWC 94 - 1970s South African Navy

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South Africa has an important position on a global sea trading route and it's Navy takes very seriously its defensive tasks even on a comparatively restrictive budget. Right up till 1975 it shared responsibility with the British Royal Navy in patrolling the shipping lanes
South Africa also had close connections with France during the 1970s, France supplied Submarines and specialist training to South African Divers who often went on to roles in Special Forces
in modern times the Navy is more concerned with relief operations and a wider military role as part of the African Union
Part of the Divers equipment included Tudor 'Snowflake' watches, which were a Rolex derived watch utilising off the shelf ETA movements to reduce costs. These days the rarity of the watches used by South African Divers means that they command premium prices to collectors

Polished 40mm case, 42.3mm at the crown, 11.4mm deep, 47.5mm Lug to Lug, 20mm lug width
Case Interior, 31.2mm diameter, 9mm deep. 5mm crown, 30mm glass.
Black Dial with white printed minute/second scale, Hours indicated by raised yellow blocks
baton-shaped minute hand with yellow infill, the hour hand has a square shaped detail at the end as does the slim polished second hand
39.1mm black infill bezel with silver markings, numbers at the 10-minute intervals and a triangle indicator mark at zero
Black nylon strap 20mm wide, approx. fitting 175/215mm



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