Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

MWC 100 - 1970s British Naval Diver

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In the years after the conclusion of World War II the Royal Navy went through a series of changes and the number of active vessels was reduced.
in spite of the fresh memory of global conflict, regular conflicts between opposing ideologies were always proving world peace was difficult, if not impossible to achieve. The commitment of the United Kingdom to both NATO and United Nations roles meant Navy personnel and vessels have regularly been in action all over the world, in both peacekeeping and conventional roles.
The Clearance Diving Branch of the Royal Navy was officially raised in 1952, but had effectively been in constantly active operations since the end of the war.
WWII veterans continued to provide training for the new Branch, who's role included removing blockages of harbours, by exposive demolition, as well as the removal of thousands of tones of munitions and anti submarine/shipping mine fields.
Clearance Divers are highly trained professionals, they used to working calmly in what are frequently very difficult conditions, poor light, strong currents and the possibility of old explosives detonating without warning, do not make the tasks they undertake in any way easy.
Divers in these conditions have to have the best, most reliable equipment, and during this time one of the watches they would use for dive operations would be the Omega Seamaster

Polished case, 40.5mm across, 42.2mm at the crown, which is partially recessed into the case.
10.5mm deep, 45.3mm Lug to Lug, 20mm lug width
Case Interior, 33.8mm diameter, 7mm deep. 5mm crown, 31mm glass.
Black Dial with white printed scale, Hours indicated by large tapered markers, extra large triangle at 12
Polished sword shaped minute and hour hands with orange infill, slim polished second hand has a small, orange filled, arrow head near the tip
39.5 mm non rotating bezel, Black plastic insert with Yellow indices, Arabic numerals at ten minute marks, small triangle at 12
Black Nylon Strap 20mm wide at the lug, 20mm buckle, approx. fitting 175/215mm

The issue 38 watch was very similar to this, but was instead based on the later quartz Precista watches


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