21 of the Best Military Watches and Their Histories. - Watch Freeks


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Old 04-25-2019, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 21 of the Best Military Watches and Their Histories.

Knowing very little about military watches I found this article quite interesting.
Did you know for example that Seiko made watches for Kamikaze pilot's under the Seikosha brand, as you can imagine these are extremely rare.
I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.
A link and a selection of pictures below.
https://gearpatrol.com/2019/04/24/be...eir-histories/
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Totally enjoyed this Gary, and learned a ton to be honest with you !
Seriously is something seeing all of these watches in one article like
this, and discovering what made each of them so special. Holy cow,
thank you !

What's such a cool coincidence is we just had DubyaDubya with his
'grail' post too, and really ALL of these watches are grails within this
article sir. ..In a way, they were all so far ahead of their times, and
almost like concept watches of their time. With so many of the great
design ideas, and specifications eventually making their way into
regular every day watches.

Just is the best, and makes you appreciate each, and every one of
these even more Gary. Thanks very much for finding this for us !!!
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Superb. Everyone of those watches. Thanks for the post DD
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You are very welcome, I liked the fact a Smiths watch made an appearance. These watches including the movement where made in England, I do remember this brand mainly for clock making though.

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d-d:
Seiko made watches for Japanese WW2 airmen?
Kinda like Laco making watches for Luftwaffe guys!!!
And both are as scarce as hens teeth!!!!

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I only counted 5 watches? lol

He missed the Accutron Astronaut...



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