Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Issue 10 - 1960s British RAF/Army.

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The issue depicts the classic British military watch, the Smith W10.
The W10 was an evolution of an earlier Smith watch, and many collectors believe it borrowed heavily from the the Swiss made Jeager LeCoultre movement.
A former LeCoultre employee was employed by Smith as technical director.

39mm brushed finish with polished bezel, 41.2mm with crown, 50.6mm lug to lug, 9.4mm deep.
Case back engraved with "1960s British RAF". 33.3mm flat glass.
Black dial with white seconds/minutes markers and green accents at hour points on the outside ring.
White Arabic hour numerals with a green triangle at 12o'clock, white triangle logo on lower quarter of dial.
Pencil type chromed hours and minutes hands with lume on full length and triangular point. Straight white seconds hand.
20mm khaki nylon strap, polished Buckle, aprox 180-220mm fitting.

NB: This may be peculiar to my example but the holes for the spring bars are at the mid point of the lugs making it quite a tight fit for even a moderately thin strap, the striped NATO in the picture below, for example, just fits.

I have also included a side by side with to earlier issue 8 watch and the subscriber RAF watch for comparison.

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 05:33 PM by Churchy

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