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    Opinions on this watch

    I bought this Active Service as a spares watch for my Admiral.

    Both have identical movements, the Admiral having a broken balance hairspring
    The Admiral is in very nice condition cosmetically but the Active Service has a badly worn case and the dial is not as nice


    I had a look on the net and the Active Service might be WW2 issue watch

    1940-WWII-ACTIVE-SERVICE-WATCH-AS-984-SUB-SECONDS

    Question is should I keep the Active Service watch as is or steal the balance to fix the Admiral

    Also if I were to keep it what sort of strap should it have? An Army Green Nato?

    Thanks for the help

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    Re: Opinions on this watch

    Hi!

    I don´t know how difficult it is to find the right sparepart for your Admiral, but I would leave the Active Service as it is. It´s a nice watch and part of history. I would give it an original WWII-canvas band, still available for a moderate price here. I bought two of them for my WWII-Rados, they look nice and are comfortable.
    Here a pic of one of them(Rado, labeled as Bullock´s):

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    Last edited by mike184; April 22nd, 2012 at 16:36.
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    Best regards, Mike

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    Re: Opinions on this watch

    You're probably right if it really is a genuine military.

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    Re: Opinions on this watch

    Quote Originally Posted by mike184 View Post
    Hi!

    I don´t know how difficult it is to find the right sparepart for your Admiral, but I would leave the Active Service as it is. It´s a nice watch and part of history. I would give it an original WWII-canvas band, still available for a moderate price here. I bought two of them for my WWII-Rados, they look nice and are comfortable.
    Here a pic of one of them(Rado, labeled as Bullock´s):

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    Those straps look just the job
    Which strap did you get.? Is it the American Band Co one?
    The picture is a bit blurred . Not sure if it too light in colour or the green ones may suit better

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    Re: Opinions on this watch

    I have a wrist diameter of 21,5 cm, so I bought the XL ones(B1C). The sales-pics match the colour perfectly - better than my pic of the Bullock´s-Rado, made with artificial light and my old camera.
    Best regards, Mike

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    Re: Opinions on this watch

    Hi Mike,
    I took your advice and got a NOS strap from WatchDoc
    The B1B I really wanted was sold out so I got a B1BB instead.
    Arrived in 1 week to UK. Excellent service and great quality. I think it suits the watch really well


    Thanks for the help
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