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1972 Royal Navy MOD Sub

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Adam at EoT found this incredible-looking Rolex. Looks like something James Bond wore in basic training.

“Large stainless steel case, with brushed case sides, fixed strap bars, screw down Rolex crown, and acrylic crystal. Fitted with the 60 minute marker bezel unique to the military issue Rolex Submariner. Screw case back with military issue markings. Original black dial with luminous dot and baton hour markers, outer minute marks, and signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, 660ft=200m, Submariner, and Swiss T-25, with a white T in a circle. Original white metal sword hour hand, pencil minute hand, and arrow centre seconds hand. Nickel plated Rolex calibre 1520 movement with hacking seconds (seconds hand stops when the winder is pulled out to allow time synchronisation). The watch is fitted with a NATO-style nylon strap. It is estimated that around 1,250 Rolex Submariner watches (ref. 5513 and 5517) were bought by the British Ministry of Defence and issued up until the late 1970s. Model ref. 5513”

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Excellent Collection Shots

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I love me a few good shots of Speedies in the wild. But dig that Eberhard!

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Honking Big Clearance

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Bulovas, SPOTs, 121Time, and More!
Drop me a line at john @ wristwatchreview dot com if you’re innarested.

External Regulator

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Amazing new addition for knob-twiddlers – An external regulator!

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Charlize Flogs for Raymond Weil

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Dude, this lady CANNOT be the same lady that starred in Monster.

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COSC Chronometer Certification Down for 2004

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Timezone has some info on COSC Certification for 2004. COSC Certification is a pretty arbitrary certification of a time-piece, allowing it to be considered a “superlative chronometer” or some such pish-posh. It looks nice on the face and makes your watch more ‘spensive.

The number of timepieces registered fell by 10.4%, to 1,137,716 (1,104,691 in the mechanical category, -10.6%, and 33,025 in the quartz category, -3.8%). “In view of the behaviour of watch markets in 2004, this result could be seen as surprising,” writes the COSC in its annual report. “The findings must however be viewed in a relative context, possibly reflecting a depletion of stocks,” it points out

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Man Makes Own Straps, Wife Considers Him Crazy

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A really beautiful custom strap job by Greg at PMWF. Very cool.

The leather looks like it was from an old bomber jacket. It is incredibly soft. For each piece I used one long piece and folded it over and glued it together. That way the bottom side of the strap is the same as the top side. I’m interested to see how well it holds up as it is only cemented and not stitched. So far so good. My wife definitely thinks I am crazy now.

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Meister Schmuck – Portable Sundail

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This is actually a very attractive sundail with a pretty horrible name.

The coin-sized sundial. Timing from light and shadow. As a pendant or as a pocket tool with integral compass. Titanium with fold-out shadow caster in gold. Time display on the front. Sun data on the back.

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OmegaBlogger Selling Blue Dialled Omega Electronic

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This excellent condition Omega features the innovative and supremely accurate F300 Tuning Fork movement. Holding a place in history as the first electronic watches it is based on the Bulova Accutron movements. Much preferred by the Omega collector due to the fact that the second hand sweeps round smoothly unlike the jerky action of the inferior quartz watches.

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