Watches for sale

  Seiko SUS

Very cool Seiko SUS model 7N21-0010 military style watch. The design goal for this watch is that your eyes are first drawn to the hands, then to the dial and finally to the case. Seems to work. The screw-back stainless steel case is 30mm in diameter and 10mm thick, WR to 10ATM. Other views: [click here] [click here]. Original Seiko beveled crystal and gray NATO-style nylon strap. The case has been refreshed and detailed by IWW, including a new battery and gasket [back]. Perfect for the smaller wrist. A difficult to find watch with the right look!

SOLD

$395

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  ASDIC Timer by Precista

ASDIC-- Allied Submarine Detection Investigation Committee? No, actually. The active sound detection project undertaken for the Anti-Submarine Division (ASD)of the British Naval Staff was conducted in utmost secrecy and used quartz piezoelectric crystals to produce the world's first practical underwater active sound detection apparatus. To maintain secrecy no mention of sound experimentation or quartz was made - the word used to describe the early work was 'ASD'ics. In response to a question from the Oxford English Dictionary, the Admiralty made up the story that it stood for 'Allied Submarine Detection Investigation Committee', and this is still widely believed, though no committee bearing this name has been found in the Admiralty archives.

The ASDIC operator on the anti-submarine warship would start the timer the instant the "ping" was emitted. That sound was reflected back to the receiver and the timer was stopped when this second sound was heard. The distance to target could then be read directly from the dial that is calibrated to the speed of sound in sea water. Cool! Full marking on the back [click here]. Issue date 1991. In excellent condition and hard to find.

 

AVAILABLE

$150

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  IWC MKII Movement Ring

Rare part -- a movement holder for the IWC Mk II British RAF watch. These are made of soft iron to supress magnetic fields and consequently rusted if water entered the case. In excellent confition.

AVAILABLE

$45

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  IWC MKII Dust Cover

Another part that's impossible to find -- the dust cover for the IWC Mk II British RAF watch. These are made of soft iron to supress magnetic fields and consequently rusted if water entered the case. In excellent confition.

AVAILABLE

$125

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  Omega 53 Dial

This is a real MOD dial -- the third variant of the Omega 53 dial after the fat arrow and thin arrow. This was installed on a 53 sent to Omega for the spa treatment. Another 53 dial was later sourced for the watch so this one is available.

AVAILABLE

$450

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  Hamilton 6b dial

Stunning dial for your Hamilton 6b. Probably a NOS MOD replacement dial. The luminous markers are light orange. Matte black and untouched.

AVAILABLE

$450

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  Tutima/Boccia 728-07 German Issue Chronograph

These titanium chronographs were issued to German forces in Afghanistan and dated 2005 [click here]. The case is 38.5 mm in diameter and 11mm thick. Sapphire crystal. The movement is a Myiota T-250. In very good condition with light wear. Includes a BUND issue leather strap and instructions.

SOLD

$350

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  Tutima/Boccia 728-06 German Issue Chronograph

These titanium chronographs were also issued to German forces in Afghanistan but prior to the 728-07 model and in far fewer numbers (263 in 2005 and 133 in 2007). Full military markings [click here]. The case is 38.5 mm in diameter and 11mm thick. Sapphire crystal. The movement is a Myiota T-241. In excellent condition with light wear. Fresh battery installed. Includes a BUND-issue strap and instructions.

SOLD

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  1956 Issue Elgin A17A

Navigational hack watch by Elgin with the grade 685 18-jewel movement in a 31.5mm stainless steel case by Star. Fully marked back [click here]. Elgin made the vast majority of watches for airmen in WWII and through the 50's. This one was one of the last made according to the old wartime specifications. Fitted with a Berkeley stainless steel adjustable band [click here]. It has "US" on the clips that go over the sprinbars and is perfect for this watch. The band alone if you can find one is over $100. Runs strong and shows honest wear for its age. All original and correct. Rarely see watches from the 50's since few were issued.

SOLD

$425

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  Korean War Era Bulova

These watches were issued during the Korean conflict. It has the Bulova Swiss-designed but US made 10AK movement with 21 jewels [click here]. It was not issued [click here]. Perfect Parkerized 32mm stainless steel case and back. Original crown and crystal and correct Korean war era nylon strap. Stunning watch!

SOLD

$295

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 1984 British Royal Air Force Mk 1 Seiko

These quartz chronographs were issued to airmen starting in 1983 and by the time the Mk2 appeared over 11,000 had been issued. [back] The high-grade 7A28 movement has 15 jewels, 4 stepper motors and all metal gears (the Gen II Seiko has zero jewels!). It was the first analog quartz chronograph movement. The 7A28 is no longer produced (too expensive!) but is still serviced by Seiko. The bead-blasted stainless steel case is 37mm in diameter and 11 mm thick. A new beveled Seiko crystal and battery have been installed as well as all new gaskets. Comes with a new 18mm NATO strap. My favorite issue watch and perfect for everyday wear.

SOLD

$695

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WWII Japanese Army issue watch by Seiko

Japanese military watches are the most difficult to find in good condition (and sometimes in ANY condition!) because so many did not survive the war. Those that did typically came home with servicemen. This example was made by Seiko and has a Seikosha-signed movement that winds smoothly and runs well [click here]. It's a double-cased watch, an attempt to protect the watch from the elements [click here] and tiny by today's standards at 31mm [click here]. The case is chrome-plated base metal with a stainless steel back [click here]. Fixed lugs. Dial signed "Special Seiko" with military time in red. Nicely aged and (except for the front crystal that looks modern) original and correct. Includes an black leather unworn, strap that's correct for this watch [click here]. Some light oxidation on the strap hardware. A piece that every mil watch collection should have.

SOLD

$695

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 Accurton Type T

Not a military watch but special nonetheless. This model Bulova Accurtron spaceview was referred to as the Type T and has a manufacturing date of "N1" (1971) [click here]. This tuning fork movement (type 214) is back-set and has the hacking feature (most do not). The stainless steel case is 38mm wide and 42mm from lug to lug. Correct Bulova signed crystal. It has recently been overhauled and phased to accept the readily-available 1.55v 387S battery -- the original 1.35v mercury batteries are no longer produced. Keeps good time. With a 70's vintage NOS leather band. Very cool!

AVAILABLE

$650

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 1982 Hamilton General Purpose Issue Watch NIB

This Hamilton was made to the MIL-W-46374 specification and has a 7-jewel ETA hand-wound movement. It's dated April 1982 on the back [click here]. These watches were designed to be disposable and the back is marked "Dispose Rad Waste." Matte 32mm stainless steel case. This example is unworn [click here] and with the original issue box. Almost 35 years old! Very collectable.

ON HOLD

  $395

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 WWII Omega Hydrographic Service Pilot's Watch

Rare Omega HS8 marked Fleet Air Arm pilot's watch [click here]. These were almost identical to the RAF version (6B). According to Wesolowski's Military Timepieces, the earlier models had spring bars and a plated brass case while after 1942, to save money, they used the same alloy case and fixed bars as the 6B. This watch is the later version. Very clean 16-jewel movement [click here] runs good. The dial has a maroon, pebbly look when viewed up close. Originally purchased from FinerTimes. With a nice pigskin strap.

SOLD

$525

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 Stocker & Yale U.S. Army Issue Watch

This SandY model 590 is genuine military issue, made to military spec MIL-W-46374F Type 3 [click here]. It features a Ronda Swiss-made jeweled quartz movement with quick change date and hacking feature. The39x39 mm black case is made of an extremely durable nylon/fiberglass composite material and the crystal is hardened mineral glass with aluminum bezel. This type of watch was used extensively in the Gulf War. Stocker & Yale no longer produces military watches. In excellent condition with a NEW Ronda 715 movement and new Maratac black nylon strap. Great everyday watch!

AVAILABLE

$95

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 US Military Navigator's Watch by Marathon

NIB U.S. Military Navigator's Watch, dated January 2011. The asymetrical nylon/fiberglass composite case is almost 33mm in diameter and 13mm thick, water resistant to 6 ATM [click here]. This Type III Class 1 issue watch is made to the latest MIL-PRF-46374G spec. High quality, hacking Swiss-made quartz movement. Tritium-tube hands and markers. Hesolite crystal. It is designed for accuracy at high altitude to 35,000 FT without compensating pressurization. The rotating bi-directional outer bezel provides marking for a second time zone. The stainless steel back has full military markings [click here]. Comes with black nylon flight strap and strap-mounted compass. Great everyday watch and only a few available at this price. I also have one NIB dated 2004 with a new battery installed.

AVAILABLE

$175

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 Stocker and Yale P650

The real deal. New in the box Stocker & Yale (sometimes called SANDY) geniune issue P650, MIL-W-46374F spec Type 6 watch. Correct issue markings on back [click here]. With a fresh battery installed. In the original S&Y issue box with instructions.

SOLD

$895

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 WWII USN/USMC Pilot's Watch by Hamilton

Nice Hamilton issue piece from WWII with the 18-jewel hacking 2987 movement, probably the best movement of any of the wartime watches [click here]. These were issued to Navy/Marine Corp pilots. The plated case is 31mm in diameter and correctly marked [click here] with some corrosion consistent with the age and use of the watch [click here]. Original hands and dial have a nice patina. Runs strong. Comes with a period OD canvas strap. Very collectable piece.

SOLD

$350

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 Royal Navy Diver's Watch by CWC

CWC (Cabot Watch Company) has made watches for the British Ministry of Defense for over 30 years and their automatic diver's watch has been made to exacting MOD specs. It was issued for approximately one year and replaced the Rolex Submariner Automatic in the early 80s. It was then replaced by the CWC RN quartz divers' watch, which is still in current service today with Royal Navy divers. Swiss mechanical hacking auto movement, water-resistant to 300 metres, tritium luminous markers. Fixed bars. NATO stores numbers and broadarrow on back [click here]. On new OD strap. With original box and papers. Looks unworn and keeps excellent time. Currently over $800 at Silverman's.

SOLD

$695

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Hanhart wristwatch

Interesting watch! Hanhart signed dial that appears to be half of a chronograph! Luminous numerals and cathedral hands. The case is 39mm and chrome plated. Fixed lugs and stainless steel snap back [click here]. The 15-jewel movement [click here] looks to be set up for a chronograph. Konrad Knirim suggested that these were made by Hanhart after the war and during the occupation possibly as part of war reparations or civilian use. Hanhart was not able to get the cams and levers necessary to make the full chronograph movement so they made these instead. Interesting indeed! Comes head only. Ever see another?

SOLD

$295

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Navigator's Watch Carrying Case

These cases were machined from solid brass to protect the 4992B navigational watch from stray magnetic fields. The watch holder [click here] is made of brass and the springs (to protect the watch from vibration) are a copper alloy. The navigator would bring his watch aboard in this case. This example is in good condition -- a few paint chips as can be seen in the pic. Getting hard to find. If you have a 4992B, you have to have one of these!

SOLD

$250

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WWII German Army Watch

This is a rare Wehrmacht issue watch. The outstanding dial is marked "Etanche" and, under that "77" (perhaps a reference to the movement). It's a small watch, only 29mm in diameter, but the case is not brass or stainless steel but an aluminum alloy! Knirim in his reference book on military timepieces suggests that this may have been issued to women (Damenuhr)! The stainless steel snap-back is DH marked [click here]. Running and all original. Includes a cotton canvas band that's the correct vintage but not original to the watch.

 SOLD

$350

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NOS Stocker and Yale 490

The SandY model 490 was made to mil spec MIL-W-46374 E and meets the requirements for a Type 1 designation. It has a hacking 17-jewel Swiss ETA 2801 movement and has never been worn. In original box with papers. NIB issue watches are really special for collectors.

SOLD

$295

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WWII Era Elgin 24hr watch

This watch has an Elgin grade 539 16-jewel adjusted movement [click here]. It's housed in a 31mm NOS stepped chrome screw-back, waterproof case. No, it's not the elusive A-12. Watches such as these were never issued as wristwatches but were made from instrument watches -- like those used in wing cameras to document the action and, hopefully, a kill. Some are found in ordinance cases and some in A-11 cases. But a cool piece nonetheless. Comes with a vintage NOS Elgin tan canvas band.

AVAILABLE

$325

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