Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

MWC 7 - 1960s Australian Naval Diver.

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From the 1960s The Royal Australian Navy issued it’s specialist Clearance Diving Team with watches that were available from the company DROZ.
They were purchased in small batches and there are at least three different models, they are very sought after and command high prices on the collector market.
The model depicted by the MWC watch is most likely a DROZ SuperCompressor.

Polished 42mm case, 45mm with crown, 48.5mm lug to lug, 10mm deep.
Case back engraved with description of the watch. 35.5mm flat glass.
Black dial with white minute markers on the outside ring, Arabic numerals at 15-30-45, and Sand coloured Hour marks on the inside ring Arabic numerals at 12-3-6-9
Chrome and White sharply tapered hours and minute hands, thin straight chrome seconds hand.
Lume on minute and hour hands only.
22mm Sand coloured nylon, polished Buckle, aprox 180-225mm fitting

A couple of strap changes, leather and ZULU

The outer ring on the DROZ dive watches would have been an independently rotating bezel positioned under the glass, and had exactly the same function as the external bezels on more typical divers watches, it would have been adjusted and locked in place by the upper crown.

Updated Dec 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM by Churchy



  1. OTGabe's Avatar
    One of my favorites so far, though the dial and hands do look a bit small in the larger case.
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