Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

MWC 71 - 1960s Canadian Airman

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The Canadian Military underwent a major tactical reorganisation in the mid-1960s to improve efficiency and flexibility while reducing underlying costs due to the threat from an increasingly hostile Soviet Union.
Between 1961 and 1984 The Canadian Air defence command was equipped with Macdonnell CF-101 Voodoo all-weather interceptors, manufactured in the United States and armed with nuclear-tipped un-guided missiles for use against Soviet bombers
The pilots required intensive training to pilot these fast and manoeuvrable aircraft, and a huge effort was placed on fast deployment, each RCAF base equipped with the Voodoo was required to maintain a quick reaction alert facility and crews were expected to be in the air within 5 minutes of an incoming alert, some bases were extremely efficient and regularly brought this time down to under a minute.
Certified Mechanical Chronographs, like the ones produced by Omega and Breitling, were needed to implement the new tactics effectively. Relatively few were produced for this elite force and watches rarely come up for sale and they are expensive when they do.


Polished 36.5mm case, 39.2mm with crown, 9.1mm deep, 43.5mm Lug to Lug, 18mm lug width.

Interior diameter 31.8mm, 6.7mm deep, 5mm crown, 29.5mm flat glass, solid 'fake' pusher at 2 on the case


White dial, Black minute scale and Green Arabic 3,6,9,12 numbers and additional black numerals and green dots at intermediate hours

Black pencil hour and minute hands with green infill, and a slim red seconds hand


Green nylon strap, polished buckle, approx. fitting 175/215mm


  1. Spooky's Avatar
    Very nice watch. Wonderfully utilitarian
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