Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Special subscribers Issue - 1950s British RAF, multifunction watch.

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This watch was released as a subscriber only edition, there was no magazine accompanying the watch and so details of its origins are speculative.
Similar watches were produced by CWC, the Cabot Watch Company, a long time suplier to the British military. However for the time period attributed to the watch many RAF chronographs were supplied by Lemania.

Please note the differences between the suplied watch and the one detailed in the above literature. Also my copy of this watch has had the hand from the Issue 5 watch retrofitted.

Polished 40mm case, 43mm with crown, 48.3mm lug to lug, 8.6mm deep.
Case back engraved with description of the watch. 33.3mm flat glass.
The two protrusions above and below the crown, at 2 and 4 o'clock, are solid and have no function.
Black dial with white minute markers on the outside ring and Sand Hour marks with Arabic numerals at 12 and 6, other hour numerals in white in a smaller typeface.
Day indicator dial at 9 o'clock with date indicator at 3 o'clock.
Chrome and White straight hour and minute hands with sharply tapered points. Day and date hands chrome. Lume on minute and hour hands only.
Please note there is No seconds hand on the watch as standard. The movement has the mechanism for a seconds hand and the watch pictured has had one custom fitted.
20mm, Imitation snake/lizard (not marked as leather), polished Buckle, aprox 175-215mm fitting.

There was a high level of controversy over this watch, initially advertising information describes this watch as being a 'specially commissioned chronograph watch' later, emails and the Eaglemoss website changed this description to be a 'multifunction watch with day and date'. Along with the lack of a seconds hand and the non functioning push buttons there was a lot of derision on the internet, though there were also a lot of positive reviews.
Here fitted with a NATO strap.

This is the CWC that the Eaglemoss is very similar to.

And this is the Lemania that would have been more likely issued during the early post WW2 period, note the single pusher for the chronograph.

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM by Churchy

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  1. OTGabe's Avatar
    Least favorite of all so far for obvious reasons. The Lemania on the other hand...
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