The Military collection is growing..... with others on there way!
1 of todays arrivals is this Unitas Military Issue ATP (Army Trade Pattern OR Army Time Piece - depending on where you read... 'Trade Pattern' IMO).. which will date from approx 1939-44.
The seller (son in law of original owner) informs me the watch had not been used since 1978 (when the owner died).... He told me after the sale:
"The owner was Capt. James Roberts of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was in Banking before WW2 and became a farmer when war ended."
I have not done a search yet... but hopefully can find some info on the Captain!
As for the watch, I have been searching for a ATP in reasonable condition for a while... as many for sale have quite worn dials! this has a tiny bit of patina/rad burn, but it just adds to the look IMO.
Case is a good size and one of the larger ATPs at 33mm wide (excl crown) by 39mm lug to lug! The 17mm lug width is quite anoying... but as this is the same as my Smiths, I just borrowed the strap for the pics!
Unscrewing the case back.... I was quite happy to see the Unitas 173 (have seen it referenced elsewhere as a 173 cal?) in great condition
and to finish, just a few wrist shots!
And the 'military' collection as it stands! I have a couple on there way with another getting serviced!
info/comments always welcome!