Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Issue 6 - 1960s French Navy Seaman

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This watch is probably based on a 1960s Omega Seamaster 300. Some sections of the french Navy used a watch bought "off the shelf”, the Tudor ‘Oyster Prince’, however one section, SHOM; Service Hydrographique et Océanonographique de la Marine, was supplied by Omega, the role of the department is to document and map the worlds oceans both for military and public service.

40mm polished finish. 41.5mm including partially recessed crown, smoothly curves to lugs 45.2mm lug to lug, 11mm deep.
33.7mm interior aperture. 5mm grooved crown. 31.2mm flat glass.
New Style Case back, stamped with, 'Eaglemoss Collections’. ‘1960’s’ 'French Navy' in English, and below that, in a smaller font size, French and Portuguese translations. 'Japanese Quartz Movement’
39.8mm grooved finish non rotating bezel with a 3mm wide black insert, green minute indices, a triangle marker at 12 with roman numerals a 10 minute intervals.
32.4mm black painted dial. white printed minute scale at outer edge. Hours indicated with white baguettes which have applied chrome coloured surrounds and white infill.
Gladius shaped hours and minutes hands, thin straight seconds hand with arrow pointed tip. all hands have white infill.
All hour marks and hands have good, green luminous effect.
Standard EM Epson AL55a movement.
20mm black nylon, polished buckle, aprox 180-225mm fitting.

This is an Asian made homage to another Omega watch, the Planet Ocean, it has similar Baguette hour markers and the distinctive Omega style curved case.

You could easily argue that, along with many other manufacturers, Citizen have also been influenced by the Omega Seamaster stye.


  1. OTGabe's Avatar
    Non rotating bezel, eh? I suppose that's what you get for a few quid!
  2. Churchy's Avatar
    Unfortunately it's a theme that continues. expect further things that don't do what they should.

    the upside its you never have a bezel that always seems to be set at 58 minutes every time you look at your watch.
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