Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Issue 40 - 1970s French Soldier

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During the 1970s the French military became very active in the former French Equitoral African countries of Chad, Gabon, Central African Republic, and Congo. They provided Assistance to Chad and Congo against guerillas, cooperating with Belgian and American Forces in a hostage rescue. In 1979 French Specialist forces began an operation to oust President Bokassa, following International outrage at his role in the massacre of Children.
French Specialist troops were trained in new tactics and issued with enhanced equipment to improve communications and coordination. One such piece of equipment was the Auricoste Valjoux 7765 Chronograph, today these rare watches are highly sought after.

Polished 40mm case, 43.2 with crown, integrated lugs, 42 mm lug to lug, 7.7mm deep.
Case engraved with watch description, 35.3mm flat glass.
30.5mm grey dial, white 5th second scale at outer edge with longer second marks.
Hours indicated with green rectangular markers. enclosed bezel includes a tachymeter scale.
White painted, straight style hours and minutes hands, infilled withe grey colouring that does not appear to be luminous, Seconds hand is slim straight and painted red with no adornment.
PU backed canvas strap, 20mm wide with polished buckle. approx fitting 185-225mm

detail of hands

Tachometer Scale on internal raised bezel

rear view showing integrated lugs

I don't think I can say this any other way, The Auricoste is a fabulous timepiece, sadly the Eaglemoss version loses the originals key features.

Updated Aug 31, 2015 at 10:51 PM by Churchy



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