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  1. MWC 94 - 1970s South African Navy

    by , Oct 24, 2017 at 08:45 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    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 ...
  2. Special Edition 8, British Navy, 1940s – Longines Hydrographic Survey (HS) watch

    by , Apr 21, 2016 at 08:38 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    When Churchill heard of Italy’s use of human torpedoes against Royal Navy Ships in the Mediterranean he ordered that the British produce a similar device.
    The capital ships of the German fleet were a constant threat to North Atlantic convoys and strenuous attempts were made to sink ships such as the Tirpitz including Operation ‘Title’
    Two British copies of the Human Torpedo, called 'chariots', ...
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  3. Issue 48 - 1950s Russian Naval Diver

    by , Jan 30, 2016 at 10:31 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The Soviet Union began to use combat frogmen during World War 2, from August 1941 early units operated from a base near Leningrad on Deckabristov Island. These units were disbanded at the end of the war and it was not until 1953 that a new naval combat diving unit was formed.
    The soviets were used to repurposing captured German equipment and it is likely that they also put captured Diving ...
  4. Issue 28 - 1980s British Royal Navy Diver

    by , Mar 12, 2015 at 08:32 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The specialist British naval divers undertake a very demanding role performing under the toughest conditions.
    Between 1982 and 1989 around 3400 Precista PRS watches were supplied to the Navy.
    Early on they would have been mechanical but due to the harsh nature of the divers work environment they were soon superseded by cheaper, more reliable Quartz movements.

    Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 08:35 PM by Churchy

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  5. Issue 21 - 1980s French Naval Diver

    by , Jan 4, 2015 at 08:57 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The French Navy started to use Tudor brand divers watches for Naval Divers and Marine Commandos in the 1960s.
    Tudor is a more affordable sub brand of Rolex, they use Swiss ETA or Valjoux movements but have similar styling.
    The specification of the watches used changed over time to a Blue Dial/Blue Bezel configuration from the 80s.
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