This one makes my heart beat very fast and loudly!! [nt]

Jan 21, 2019,10:56 AM

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Military Monday ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-07:32
Advance warning that tomorrow will be Military Monday. Join in by showing any timepiece used by the military. Please post below and the thread starts now ! ...  

"Who dares wins"....

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 20th, 2019-07:48
Is that an indication that it should be British MIL watches? Or that this is a competition and there is a prize?! Best Blomman

...or maybe watches from Only fools and horses ;):)

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 20th, 2019-07:57
Since it was Delboy's favourite catch phrase D


 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-08:03
Was it supplied by Boycie ?

Hopefully not [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 20th, 2019-08:20

Top picture of you! ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : January 20th, 2019-09:34

He he he... [nt]

 By: amanico : January 20th, 2019-09:47

He, he... I think the British SAS would say ...

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 20th, 2019-12:14
Lt Sterling used the phrase long before that! Best Blomman

:);) [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 20th, 2019-12:53
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Good questions ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-07:59
Do you think we should make this a competition and if so who should we have to judge it ?

You tell me...! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 20th, 2019-12:15

I’ll take cover 💥💥💥💥💥💥 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-08:25
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Popular in ‘nam

 By: nomadgiles : January 20th, 2019-08:26

Great to see some Nam favourites...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-08:30
soldiers used to trade watches when on R&R in Bangkok.

Two militaries in my collection over the years . . .

 By: Dr No : January 20th, 2019-11:30
. . . but not simultaneously. First, an Ω ref 2179, ca '45 . . . . . . that was issued to the US military. This particular example was probably distributed thru civilian (meaning: war surplus) means, and unlikely to have seen combat. Gone to a friend's co...  

Hi Art...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-12:25
Omega ref UK2292 is a great military watch and I love the patina.

They're more common than their stablemate reference CK2292 . . .

 By: Dr No : January 20th, 2019-12:55
. . . which had solid stainless steel cases as opposed to the UK2292's alloy/stainless hybrid. I believe the more desirable C K2292s were exclusively RAF issue; not sure about the U K2292s. Art

I'll join in with a triple

 By: claes_t : January 20th, 2019-12:07
Tg195, Lemania monopusher and -53 Fat Arrow ...  

Awesome trio! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 20th, 2019-12:22

Thank you my friend [nt]

 By: claes_t : January 20th, 2019-12:28

Wow.. that’s smashed it ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-12:28
Great to see three superb pieces. How long have you had your Lemania ?


 By: claes_t : January 20th, 2019-12:30
I got the Lemania about a year ago.

Fleet Air Arm ? [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-12:34

RAF -65

 By: claes_t : January 20th, 2019-23:13

Thanks Nico [nt]

 By: claes_t : January 20th, 2019-23:14

Now wait just a dog-gone minute, you scoundrel!

 By: TheMadDruid : January 20th, 2019-12:20
Tomorrow is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He was a pacifist.

We come in peace...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-12:31
Most of the time

I will start with one that never were worn by MIL during duty but....

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 20th, 2019-12:33
Were tested by and named after the U.S. Navy Seals - Navy Seal Alarm - Best Blomman ...  

Great JLC ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-12:44
I haven’t seen this watch for sometime but it’s a great piece. The first time I noticed one was on a divers wrist in the Maldives. Very cool 😎

superb JLC

 By: Seeks : January 21st, 2019-00:37
one more jewel from the blomman collection best regards

Thank you, my friend! [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 21st, 2019-09:48

While on duty...

 By: Ludi : January 20th, 2019-12:55

A type 20 ..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-14:15
Excellent photos thank you for sharing with us.

great piece ! [nt]

 By: Seeks : January 21st, 2019-00:33

Look at this marvel! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-05:31

Very, very nice! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 21st, 2019-09:48

May I join my Captain? Here a few military retired from service...

 By: Subexplorer : January 20th, 2019-15:01
... which now reside in my collection. Cheers! Abel Tudor Sub Ci markings former Argentine Navy Tactical Divers Air King former AEU Military Forces Lemania chrono former South African Air Force FAP ref 2998-6 circa 1962 Heuer Autavia former Argentine Air ...  

What took you so long Able...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-15:03
We have been waiting for this. What an incredible lineup !

Ha ha ha!! Thanks a lot dear Captain!!...

 By: Subexplorer : January 20th, 2019-15:06
... it took me some time to search my HD!! Guess I need to organize my pictures better! Lol! I couldn’t find my shots of snother Argentine Air Force Autavia! My pleasure to participate in your roll call my friend!! Abel

Thanks a lot Captain!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 20th, 2019-15:17

How about that Tudor 💥 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 20th, 2019-15:06

That Tudor is definitively one of my favorites...

 By: Subexplorer : January 20th, 2019-15:17
... got it some years ago after many years of hunting. Ci meaning is not known still today though there are several theories. It was issued in the early 80’s to our Navy tactical divers (UDT teams). Seconds hand is not correct but I didn’t want to change ... 

Thank you Nicolas!! Glad you agree. In this particular case I feel the wrong hand adds character and makes me wonder about the unknown story behind this timepiece...

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-03:39
... who wore it, who serviced it and why it was necessary to replace that hand, etc.. Abrazos mi amigo! Abel

The seconds hand is all part of its history...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:28
The watches went through many changes during military service and this is an important part of its history. Great watch Abel.

O no ... another Vlading :-) [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:37

Yes, clearly yes. [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-00:38

Lol! Lol! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-03:42

Lol! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-03:42

Ha ha ha Thank you my friend!!...

 By: Subexplorer : January 20th, 2019-15:10
... I guess many friends here can beat me with their collectons. Not to mention some Vladesque friend with his battery of Fifty Fathoms and Tornek Rayville! Look forward to view many interesting watches in this thread! Abrazos!! Abel

You can never beat a friend...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:40
Just compete with honour

Well said! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-00:53

+1 [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-03:56

That´s true!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-03:43

excellent collection !

 By: Seeks : January 21st, 2019-00:34
may i say that i like the 2998 a bit more best regards

A la Abel! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 21st, 2019-09:49
Fantasting array of MIL watches, my friend! Best Blomman

What a collection! Thats hard to beat...

 By: nitediver : January 21st, 2019-12:02
impressive indeed. would love to see them in metal one day. Best, stefan

That’s an amazing find...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:41
Love the photo.

Alright. I’ll be naughty.

 By: TheMadDruid : January 20th, 2019-15:39

Interesting pieces ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:43
Can you tell us anything else about them ?

I know nothing about the Hebron other than it's approximate age-40s,50s.

 By: TheMadDruid : January 21st, 2019-09:31
The IWC is a Kriegs Marine watch, purchased by the German Navy in 1943. The caseback has a rather offensive etching on it that has gotten me in trouble posting it in the past. You can probably guess what it is.

Thanks, Abel.

 By: TheMadDruid : January 21st, 2019-09:32
I wish I knew the stories. Based on the damage to the KM in particular I would say it saw action somewhere.

Great watch for your endeavors!

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 21st, 2019-00:23
If not the best. Ain’t called the Explorer for nothing.

Incredible photos...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:46
It would be worrying if you could hear more than one thing ticking !

One of my favorites if not THE favorite military-issued watch I have

 By: reintitan : January 20th, 2019-22:07
IWC Porsche Design Ocean Bund Ref. 3319 Issued to German Navy combat swimmer units ( Kampfschwimmer, KSM ) into the mid-late 1990s/early 2000s. ...  

IWC Porsche watch..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:48
It’s an interesting watch for its design and history.

Thanks my friend! [nt]

 By: reintitan : January 21st, 2019-15:22

Omega 53 Pilot . . .

 By: chippyfly : January 21st, 2019-00:17
. . . on board of a DH Chipmunk (RAF trainer 1950's to 1970's). Shown here before. Clive ...  

Not this particular one . . .

 By: chippyfly : January 21st, 2019-01:29
. . but I was issued a similar one when I served as a RAF pilot 1961 to 1971 and flew Chipmunks plus some much heavier aeroplanes. Clive

That’s interesting..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-02:41
Do you still fly regularly for pleasure ?

Great photo Clive ..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:50
and one of my favourite Omegas. Do you know any more about its history ?

I can't get over how cool this shot is! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 21st, 2019-09:51
Perfect setting for this watch! Best Blomman

Ok, let's start strong...

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-00:23

Now we are in trouble..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:54
Incredible !

Thank you, Captain. [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-00:55

Let’s see them ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-02:06

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-09:51

Does a NASA approved watch also counts?

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 21st, 2019-00:25

Yes, NASA definitely counts...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-00:52
I was hoping that we would see some great Speedmasters 👍

Extreme testing...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-02:31
Bremont worked with Martin-Baker who manufacture ejection seats for the military, to make a watch that could withstand the ejection seat test program. It’s a great tool watch. ...  

2 x “11” , [nt]

 By: mynewemailaccount : January 21st, 2019-03:00
Sorry, I messed up my post by pressing submit before I attached the photograph of my 1948 JLC and 1952 IWC. I hope it is attached now. Regards, Bob S ...  

Hi Bob..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-03:26
Two great watches. I like the IWC and I was hoping that you could tell us some more about about them.

5 military JLC watches.

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-03:11

They look great ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-03:22
Can you tell us more about the watches ?

Have a look here:

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-04:02

Thanks 🙏 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-04:05

JLC in top form. [nt]

 By: reintitan : January 21st, 2019-15:23

Thanks, Reintitan. [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-23:47

Pakistani Milspec, now...

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-04:10

You’ve been very busy :-) [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-04:18

Gracias, Abel. [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-09:52

Mi placer mi amigo Nicolas!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-10:45

I like the bezel insert 👍

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-04:14
and the rest of the watch !

How not to love it!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-10:45

CWC chronograph...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-04:13
previous owner was a Sea Harrier Pilot. Only a small amount of lume so the cockpit environment wasn’t compromised at night. ...  

You are correct..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-05:19
Dial and case are specific to the RAF and Fleet Air Arm role.

My Hamilton Pair, for the British Navy.

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-05:30

That’s a great pair...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-05:31
I always love to see a great pair

He he... [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-05:33

Direct hit 💥..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-05:35
You are good at Battle Ships... returning fire ! ...  

Ha ha ha!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-11:00

Three Services, Two Wars

 By: Tick Talk : January 21st, 2019-08:12
Service history is known for the Royal Navy deck watches (top and left), courtesy of the Royal Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The lone Kriegsmarine navigation watch (bottom, also an Observatory prize winner) remains a mystery as the Hamburg depot was bombe...  

Great to hear about them..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-10:25
I like the photo 👍

A different kind of "Submariner"

 By: Tick Talk : January 21st, 2019-13:39
that actually served on a submarine! This VC was with the British Fleet at Singapore and saw duty on HMS Truncheon. I love this watch in particular because the Chronometre Royal models were mostly found in gold cases and gentlemen's pockets, but a few wer...  

That’s very interesting..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-14:25
and I like the sub photo !

Longies W.W.W...

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 21st, 2019-09:54
Best Blomman ...  

Time you get one...?! [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 22nd, 2019-10:57

Good luck 😉 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 22nd, 2019-13:31

That looks great 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-10:26

Thanks! [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 22nd, 2019-10:58

Thank you, dear Abel! [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 22nd, 2019-10:58

Always a pleasure my friend! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2019-08:09

Wow, that’s great ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-10:26

Love this one [nt]

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 21st, 2019-12:49

I know ☺️ [nt]

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 23rd, 2019-08:01

:)) [nt]

 By: amanico : January 23rd, 2019-08:18

IWC Mk 11...

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 21st, 2019-09:55
Best Blomman ...  

Another great photo 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-10:34

:) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 22nd, 2019-10:58

:)) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 22nd, 2019-10:58

Thank you! [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 22nd, 2019-10:59

Breitling USAF ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-10:38

Pilots documents [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-10:48

Excellent! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-10:57

Rolex 5513 Marine Nationale.

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-10:39

With great pleasure. [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-10:58

:)) [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-10:58

Same for me... ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-10:58

:))) [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : January 21st, 2019-10:59

Wow! When did you get this one my friend?

 By: reintitan : January 21st, 2019-15:26
So rare and beautiful!

Some 9 years ago... [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-23:46


 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-11:13

Military??? [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-11:28

Wow, cool! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-12:14

It made my day 😉

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 21st, 2019-12:15
I wish it could talk !

For sure! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-12:17