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  1. Issue 15 - 1950s British Air Force

    by , Dec 28, 2014 at 09:32 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    In 1953 Omega supplied a batch of Chronometer certified antimagnetic watches with radium painted dials, to the British RAF.
    Known to collectors as the Omega '53, the watch had a limited production run and was recalled to have tritium dials retrofitted.
    Original Omega 53s are rare, and the few remaining Radium dialled examples are even more expensive.
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  2. Issue 12 - 1940s British Paratrooper

    by , Dec 24, 2014 at 04:42 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The British Army needed a water and shock resistant watch and had a batch of Longines movements put into custom cases, nicknamed ’Tuna Cans”, larger and designed to be more shock resistant, they also had a screw down crown to aid water resistance.
    It was only issued in small numbers and later recalled due to the old Luminous paint decaying into powder and fouling the movement.


    Updated Dec 28, 2014 at 09:37 PM by Churchy

  3. Issue 10 - 1960s British RAF/Army.

    by , Dec 19, 2014 at 03:46 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The issue depicts the classic British military watch, the Smith W10.
    The W10 was an evolution of an earlier Smith watch, and many collectors believe it borrowed heavily from the the Swiss made Jeager LeCoultre movement.
    A former LeCoultre employee was employed by Smith as technical director.


    Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 06:33 PM by Churchy

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