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    Let's See Your Vintage Military!

    The more I look at the 30's-50's military watches the more I like them. To me they are so cool looking that I have been unable to restrain myself and have picked up several lately. Not all of which run BTW. :-D Here's a gorgeous Mido Multifort Super Automatic that goes into that last category. Trying to find a shop to fix it. My local guy is not accepting anything new until August.



    Absolutely in love with this watch. To me the patina on the dial is very handsome and it really gives the piece some character. I would not touch the dial in any way but the rest of the watch.... I'd like to take care of the movement issues first and foremost as it runs for only a minute or two then stops. Hoping it just needs a cleaning but there are more ominous sounds coming from inside that may indicate something broken. The acrylic crystal has some pretty deep scratches many of which I was able to get out with fine sandpaper and then polywatch but a few stubborn ones remain. And there is a chunk of radium paint missing from the minute hand so I'd like to get the hands stripped and relumed.

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    This one has been getting a lot of wrist time lately: WWII era RAF Omega, manual wind, fantastic condition and runs great.



    My personal favorite, 1930's-40's Omega:


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    Re: Let's See Your Vintage Military!

    Thanks for posting.
    The 40s military watches are appealing because they have a more modern look to them and in many cases are larger than the average rectangular pieces of that era. I don't collect them myself but I know a number of our members do.

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    Hi -

    I've got four military issue watches. One is a real mess, with a botched attempt at reluming and a watchworks that at one point was overoiled and this oil has turned into varnish (not affecting the working of the watch, but ugly as heck) that is my next project watch in my copious free time.

    The other is one of my real successes in trying to collect on a shoestring budget (I got two teenage girls and I spend more on all sorts of cremes and lotions than I do on watches...). It's an Elgin A11 on a vintage canvas strap with a true 24-hour face, in absolutely NOS shape. Got it on German eBay for a LOT less than the watch is really worth (about 2 months ago, the same watch in much worse shape went for twice what I paid for my NOS.

    I've also got a NOS Hamilton for the British military from 1979 which I got for an OK price in Portobello Road in London, a price which actually surprised me because I've seen them sold for more on-line. And then there's the more modern, plastic-cased Marathon with the tritium tubes that are now badly faded and hardly working.

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    Wow, that Elgin is gorgeous! Love that dial, reminds me a little of a Sinn 656 (on my wirst right now) but with a 24 hour.

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    Here´s my Milex Special



    Movement is the AS 1130 (which is called the "Wehrmachtskaliber")

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    Re: Let's See Your Vintage Military!

    That's a cool one Mike... I'm guessing early 1950's? Great hands on that one.

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    Very nice watches so far! Please keep them coming!

    Here are some of my favourite military Germans, early 1940's - late 1960's







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    Oh, those are beautiful! I like the one on the left in the middle picture the best. What brand are those? The first one is a Lange right?

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    Great collections guys. Here are mine:

    Lemania South African Air Force.



    Heuer Bund, 3H and non-3H dials.



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