Watches for sale

  Stocker and Yale P650

The real deal. 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. These watches were issued in only 3 years and this one is from the first issue year, 1995. In excellent condition with only slight wear on the bezel [click here].  No scratches on the glass.  New strap.

 

AVAILABLE

$495

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 Longines "Greenlander"

This Longines WWW (wrist watch waterproof) is probably the most famous of the British military watches.  It derives its nickname from the often-cited belief that it was developed for the British North Greenland Expedition of 1952-54.  But there is some doubt that that is true.  But the Longines was a rugged watch and no doubt up to the task.  It was one of the few WWW's in a stainless steel case [click here].  And the cathedral hands are beautiful.  At 38mm it is the largest of the WWW's and very wearable. The 15-jewel movement is a refined version of the 12.68Z fitted with a shock resistance system [click here].. All original and in excellent condition. 

 

AVAILABLE

$3250

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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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  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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  Omega WWW

This is one of the famous "dirty dozen", the British "waterproof" watches that were among the first produced under MOD specs.  All had screw-back cases, black luminous subsecond dials and luminous hands.  This Omega has a rare MOD replacement dial.  The stainless steel case is 35mm in diameter.  The 15-jewel movement is very clean and keeps good time [click here]. Correct markings on the back [click here]. Comes with a 18mm NATO style strap. In excellent condition.

AVAILABLE

$995

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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 and with the original issue box. Just the way it was delivered to the US Army. Over 30 years old! Very collectable.

SOLD

  $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

Rare flag model

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! Also available with a non-flag dial.

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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 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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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 184-1

The SandY model 184-1 was made to mil spec MIL-W-46374 D and meets the requirements for a Type 2 designation. It has a non-hacking 17-jewel movement [click here] (pic is from another 184-1) and has never been worn. Fully marked back [click here]. In original box with papers. NIB issue watches are really special for collectors.

AVAILABLE

$350

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WWII Era Elgin 24hr watch

This watch has an Elgin true-24hr grade 647 17-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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