Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Issue 23 - 1970s Australian Soldier

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Almost 60,000 Australians served during the conflict in Vietnam. Australia were part of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation. (SEATO)
During this time the Australian Army shared a lot of equipment with US forces including the Benrus watches already used by US infantry.
Simple and robust the watch had a plastic case and fabric strap.

Painted black to imitate the plastic, 40mm case 42.2mm including the crown, 47.5mm lug to lug, 9mm deep. 35.2mm interior aperture.
5mm dia grooved crown. Case back engraved with description of the watch. 35.5mm flat glass.
34.9mm black painted dial with white minute scale, green triangle marks at 5 minute intervals, White Arabic Numeral Hour marks and smaller 24 hour indicators in smaller scale.
Pencil style hours and minutes hands and thin straight seconds hand. Hours and Minutes hands have luminous green infill.
Epson AL55a movement.
20mm black nylon strap, with polished buckle, aprox 180-225mm fitting.

On a black/grey NATO...

Here it is shown alongside the issue 1 U.S. Infantry watch, with which it shares a common lineage

Updated Jan 5, 2015 at 11:59 PM by Churchy



  1. Dan R's Avatar
    Love the soldier carrying an FN-FAL. That rifle was a workhorse. Near impossible to accurize like the M-1A/M-14, but rather accurate if you knew how to use it.

  2. popoki nui's Avatar
    Neat watch, but why does it say "grooved crown to allow ease of winding"....if it's a quartz? Did it come in quartz and mechanical versions?

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