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    Traser SAS Watch?

    Hi guys!

    I'm really new to all this, and was just wondering whether the Traser P49 Special Force 100 (105485) has anything to do with SAS?

    I've heard a few rumours it's the exact watch they wear, but I thought here would be a good place to check.

    Let me know!


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    Do you work for watch nation that sells these?

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    They wouldn't WEAR THAT IMHO!

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    I must say I do like that, the bezel design especially.

    I normally stay away from watches with overt armed forces connotations because my main use for them is telling the time while at Tesco, in a pub or out on a bike, rather than co-ordinating military operations. But at least it's not obvious.

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    A friend of mine was in the SAS a few years ago & I asked him if there's any favourite watches between all the lads to which he replied nobody really cares they all just wear what they want.
    He wore a citizen & still does now.

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    I know that traser has a thing for military style watches but I do agree with Bry that I don't think they would wear this. Technically they shouldn't even be allowed to wear this as it's too flashy/visible.

    Maybe the watch is somewhat similar to one that the SAS might have commissioned from Traser and now they're trying to market it as an "SAS watch".

    I just found this btw...

    https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/artic...=brandrepublic

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiennaB View Post

    Let me know!
    http://www.watchnation.com/product/t...al-mens-watch/

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    The answers no,I expect the OP already knows that.

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    The only official link Traser has to any military unit is that they purchased the design rights to the Stocker and Yale P650 which was one of the last true issued US military watches. (Which may or may not be where the McNab link came from) Traser are no longer official issue but there may be some unit purchase watches of various designs out there.
    IMO they are fine as a (not so) cheap disposable watch but a Marathon is better quality. The more expensive versions are SAR / JSAR prices and the latter are far in superior quality.

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    Yep, 100% as worn by Randy McNab.

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    The chance of SAS members wearing that is about the same as a Firefighter wearing the Sinn Firefighters watch, ie zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiennaB View Post
    Hi guys!

    I'm really new to all this, and was just wondering whether the Traser P49 Special Force 100 (105485) has anything to do with SAS?

    I've heard a few rumours it's the exact watch they wear, but I thought here would be a good place to check.

    Let me know!

    By 'all this', do you mean selling watches?

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    It's personal choice, sometimes watches are provided to gather feedback or get presented after a particular mission/campaign, but the training and intelect needed to gain the sand beret would steer troops away from iwatches with micky mouse hands and loud alarms -generally


    Mozza

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    There must have been something of sponsorship going on because I remember reading Andy McNab books from years ago, and they mentioned Traser and G-Shock Baby G. I only read a few as they get old quickly, so other deals may have been done with other watch companies.

    I have owned 3 Traser watches, and knew nothing of tritium before the Andy McNab books, but I liked them because they were robust, but mostly because you could see the time in pitch darkness. The numbers on the bezels wore off quickly though. In the end, it was the way the Traser prices climbed that made me look for a better watch, and I ended up with a Seamaster. No tritium, but a watch in a different league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    The answers no,I expect the OP already knows that.
    I was genuinely curious and only trying to confirm what I'd been told at work :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    By 'all this', do you mean selling watches?
    No, I mean the entire watch industry. Just started my first job in it so I'm on here to learn as much as I can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    Do you work for watch nation that sells these?
    Yes I've recently started there as assistant to the director, which I'm really excited about! Hence why I came on here to try and confirm a rumour that was going around work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiennaB View Post
    Yes I've recently started there as assistant to the director, which I'm really excited about! Hence why I came on here to try and confirm a rumour that was going around work.
    If you are experience some scepticism, it is because some of us are weary of people posting apparently genuine questions but with a hidden commercial agenda.

    If you really want to learn, then welcome to the forum and good luck in your new job and industry. I have learnt a huge amount from the forum and still do every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiennaB View Post
    Yes I've recently started there as assistant to the director, which I'm really excited about! Hence why I came on here to try and confirm a rumour that was going around work.
    A friendly observation, as assistant to the director of traser watches I suggest you ask the director as if he doesn't know who he is selling his watches to then no one will,as a director of a small company (only 50 employees) I would know from our weekly sales meetings if the MOD had bought products/services from us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    A friendly observation, as assistant to the director of traser watches I suggest you ask the director as if he doesn't know who he is selling his watches to then no one will,as a director of a small company (only 50 employees) I would know from our weekly sales meetings if the MOD had bought products/services from us
    Wasn't very clear there sorry! I'm not assistant to the director of Traser watches, but assistant to the director at WatchNation, a watch retailer based in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiennaB View Post
    Wasn't very clear there sorry! I'm not assistant to the director of Traser watches, but assistant to the director at WatchNation, a watch retailer based in the UK
    Have any of your new colleagues asked you to pop to B&Q for some 'tartan paint' or a new 'bubble' for a spirit level?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Have any of your new colleagues asked you to pop to B&Q for some 'tartan paint' or a new 'bubble' for a spirit level?
    We used to send newbies to the rigging store to ask for "a long weight".

    It took a long time before the Buffer came out to help them...they had a long wait.

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    I had the Traser that was dialed Uberwasser
    https://www.watchpatrol.net/listing/441905/ I sold it on here, not a bad watch just a bit to Orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyJack View Post
    We used to send newbies to the rigging store to ask for "a long weight".
    I actually fell for that one aged 16, although it was a Ďlong standí. Didnít help that I was the bossís son doing a summer job and in the machining shop. It got better once they realised I felt the same way about the boss as they did :).

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