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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
  2. MWC Special Number 10 - 1940s The Luftwaffe

    by , Jan 14, 2017 at 09:19 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The details of the actual watch are a little thin, I have a few clues but they seem to contradict the design of the watch actually supplied
    The watch is described as being Used By German Airman in the 1940s; 38mm in diameter; using a 17 jewel Swiss 281 movement; 60 seconds subdial at the 6 position;, 45 (sic) minutes subdial at 3 position; long indices at 3,6 and 9; RLM (Reichsluftfahrtministirium) ...

    Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 07:29 PM by Churchy

  3. MWC 52 - Luftwaffe Pilot 1960s

    by , Mar 2, 2016 at 11:53 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The modern Air defence force of West Germany was founded in 1956 during the cold war and was a key part of NATOs strategic air defence network, at the same time as Russia was backing the Air force of East Germany, many German pilots how had formerly fought against the Allies were now being trained to use American equipment and Aircraft.
    The first Aircraft were Republic F-84 Thunderstreak and then in 1960
  4. Issue 45 - 1980s German Defence Force

    by , Oct 25, 2015 at 10:03 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    As part of NATO, West Germany was well prepared to be at the forefront of any Warsaw Pact invasion.
    The Airforce flew the Panavia Tornado Tactical Fighter Bomber, Designed and built jointly with Italy and The UK.
    Pilots were issued with Porsche designed Orfina Chronographs.

  5. Issue 43 - 1960s Italian Pilot

    by , Oct 2, 2015 at 08:52 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    During WWII the Italian Regia Aeronautica was split into two, the North fought with the Axis forces and was called the Aeronautica Nazionale Republicana (ANR) and the souths Aviation Cobelligerante Italiana (ACI) supported Allied operations. Total loses on both sides exceded 9000 personel and 5000 aircraft.
    It was only in 1946 when Italy became a republic that the combined Italian Air Force was renamed ...
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