Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Issue 22 - 1940 Japanese Army

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Japanese armed forces were issued with watches made by the Seikosha Watch Company, A branch of Seiko.
The original watch would have had a seconds hand sub dial at 6 o'clock, and either a 12 hour or 24 hour dial. Some had a protective case.
They would have been marked with a Star for the army; an Anchor for the Navy; and a Cherry blossom for the Air service.

Polished 30.8mm , 33mm including the crown, 37mm lug to lug, 7.9mm deep. 27.5mm interior aperture.
3.4mm dia grooved crown. Case back engraved with description of the watch. 25.5mm flat glass.
26.5mm white painted dial with black minute scale, green Arabic Numeral Hour marks with black borders, and smaller 24 hour indicators in red.
"Mercedes" style hours hand, Breguet style minutes hand and thin straight seconds hand. Hours and Minutes hands have luminous green infill.
Epson AL55a movement.
16mm tan coloured PU backed leatherette strap, with Antiqued finish, narrows to 14mm polished Buckle, aprox 175-215mm fitting.

The watch is the smallest offered so far in the collection
Here it is shown alongside the issue 11 French Foreign Legion watch

And here on a cheap black leather strap...

and a 16mm NATO I had to hand that matched nicely...

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 07:40 PM by Churchy

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