Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Issue 25 - 1960s Portuguese Colonial Army

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At the start of The Portuguese Colonial War in 1961 the Portuguese Army was badly equipped and used poorly suited and outdated WWII equipment to fight a guerrilla war.
As part of the upgraded equipment, watches were supplied by the Swiss company Heuer, high precision, designed for use in Motorsport and Aviation environments they used a quality Valjoux chronograph movement.

Polished 40mm case, 42mm with crown, 45mm lug to lug, 9.2mm deep.
Case back engraved with description of the watch. 32.3mm flat glass. 33.6mm interior aperture.
3mm wide bezel insert,black with silver arabic numerals indicating both hours and minutes.
32.5mm black dial with white 1/5th second scale at outer edge. Red marks at 5 second intervals. Pale green rectangular hour markers.
Gloss red hands. White filled, baton style, hours and minutes hands. Slim straight seconds hand.
Lume on minute and hour hands only.
20mm black canvas effect strap with red contrast stitching, 18mm polished buckle.

Strangely the "Fake Dial" issue has managed to effect this watch too, this time the original Heuer Autavia watch would have been a full chronograph and had sub dials, many have said that the MWC watch is too sterile and lost the look of the original.

Also some early images also show the watch with moulded fake 'pushers' to imitate the chronograph buttons. This image appears to have had the sub dials 'removed'.

My example has had the bezel insert fitted off centre, which is poor.

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 06:08 PM by Churchy (better image of the "pusher" watch)



  1. is that my watch's Avatar
    when's this one out mate ?
    Updated Jan 18, 2015 at 07:20 PM by is that my watch
  2. Churchy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch
    when's this one out mate ?
    The Portuguese will be out this week (week commencing 19th Jan 2015)
  3. is that my watch's Avatar
    cool might just have one of them
  4. is that my watch's Avatar
    like the strap the case and hand are ok but the dial is a bit of a let down what do you think
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