Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Special edition 2 1970s Australian Naval Diver

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The second Special edition watch is an impressive looking piece, and has a functional bezel and date window.
So far I have been unable to identify what Eaglemoss based it on, although it is reminiscent of the Certina DS-3 super PH1000M, or perhaps an early model Aquadive watch.

Brushed 45.2mm case, 48.2mm with crown, 48.1mm lug to lug, 17mm deep (total).
Inner press fitted polished case liner, 2mm standoff between main body and bezel.
Deep face, 6mm from glass to face, 32mm face aperture, + 6mm face to back
36.6mm movement aperture,
Plated, unidirectional rotating bezel 42mm, 4mm grooved edge, 60 click. 3mm black inlay with silver coloured minute scale, roman numerals at 5 minute intervals
33mm flat glass, Steel back stamped with description of the watch.
Black dial with white minute/seconds markers on the outside ring. Green printed rectangle hour marks.
Movement is a miyota 2115. Hacking movement, with functional date window at 3o’clock position. Black Numerals on white background.
Chromed hands with Green lume. Hours hand is sword blade shaped and the minutes hand straight with triangular tip. Seconds hand chromed with circular lume pip.
22mm Folded Steel bracelet, central narrow links polished, outer links brushed, narrows slightly to a 20mm 'button release' deployment clasp, 6 removable links, fit aprox 175-220mm, each link aprox 6.5mm + 5.5mm in clasp

With quite an impressive case I found the dial itself to be quite a disappointment, the hands are a little short for the dial, the dial is very flat, the earlier SBS, french and German Commando watches had embossing.
Bracelet finish is quite loose, and poorly folded, especially the removable links, with hard edges it can feel a little ’sharp'. It also rattles quite a lot.
For anybody wanting to swap onto another strap there is less than 0.5mm gap between the case and spring bar, reducing options considerably. I did get one NATO on but it took quite a while and did put a lot of load on the spring bars.


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