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    Military Collections

    davide suggested I post these pictures of my military collection. So here goes;

    I do of course expect to see lots of other collections.





    Also have these three;






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    good effort





    But shouldn't they all tell the same time :lol:

    love the collection :shock: :D and i am want the second pic bottom left corner :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by davie0146
    ...want the second pic bottom left corner :D
    The NATO dialed Record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    Quote Originally Posted by davie0146
    ...want the second pic bottom left corner :D
    The NATO dialed Record?
    NOTE to idiot self
    write left on on back of hand
    write right on the other :D :lol:

    i actually meant the one on the right

    I need to go home, to much crap flying around inside my head today :wink:

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    Thanks Alphafloor - a great collection.

    As I suggested it I suppose I'd better participate - will get some pics tomorrow!

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    Thanks, alpha ... if this thread works out as envisaged, it will be known as the "thread of pain" for milwatch aficionados. :roll: :lol: :wink:
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")


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    Quote Originally Posted by davie0146
    ..i actually meant the one on the right
    :lol:

    Ah, the LeCoultre 6B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    Ah, the LeCoultre 6B.
    Yes, the one that causes the most acute pain. :wink:
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    Ah, the LeCoultre 6B.
    Yes, the one that causes the most acute pain. :wink:
    It belonged to a chap called G.W.Masters originally from Kent. Spent most of the war flying around north Africa after Rommel. 8)

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    here are some of mine

    some still here others departed to new loving owners
    :cry:

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    Problem with your Photobucket, Ian? ["This file no longer exists" is what I get when I click on your link].

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    Re: British selection

    Quote Originally Posted by IanD
    http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/idarge/?action=view&current=DSC01451-1.jpg
    Some interesting stuff - are those ATPs?

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    Re: British selection

    Quote Originally Posted by IanD
    http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/idarge/?action=view&current=DSC01451-1.jpg

    This is what it should look like. That's what I call a collection :-)


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    Re: British selection

    Quote Originally Posted by IanD

    And I thought I had too many watches! That is a very serious and impressive collection. What are they all?

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    Re: British selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    Quote Originally Posted by IanD

    And I thought I had too many watches! That is a very serious and impressive collection. What are they all?
    A very good question, to which an answer may not be forthcoming :wink:



    I had one of those in another life. Gave it to my Brother who then lent it to someone and that's the last we saw of it.

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    Here is my military collection -




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    Re: British selection

    Quote Originally Posted by xpatUSA
    I had one of those in another life. Gave it to my Brother who then lent it to someone and that's the last we saw of it.
    Well I hope you took a limb as compensation? :wink:

    davide, I recognize all but one of yours (except the pocket watches), the one below the Omega 53? Is it a Longines?

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    Re: British selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    davide, I recognize all but one of yours (except the pocket watches), the one below the Omega 53? Is it a Longines?
    Hi Alphafloor - yes, here's a closer picture. Are the white dials of yours mainly ATPs?




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    Re: British selection

    Quote Originally Posted by davide
    Quote Originally Posted by IanD
    http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/idarge/?action=view&current=DSC01451-1.jpg
    Some interesting stuff - are those ATPs?

    All right hand top

    Cheers

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    Re: British selection

    Quote Originally Posted by xpatUSA
    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    Quote Originally Posted by IanD

    And I thought I had too many watches! That is a very serious and impressive collection. What are they all?
    A very good question, to which an answer may not be forthcoming :wink:



    I had one of those in another life. Gave it to my Brother who then lent it to someone and that's the last we saw of it.
    I am unaware of the reason that prompted the above remark but hope to clarify the situation.

    Unfortunately I am not independently wealthy this means I am in the position of having to work for a living.

    My business has taken me to many overseas countries and many varied locations and have not worked at home for over 20years.

    My contributions to forums is not great for various reasons

    Lack of time

    Where I can HELP I will

    When I have an opinion I usually keep it to myself.

    Regards

    IanD

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    Re: British selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    Quote Originally Posted by IanD

    And I thought I had too many watches! That is a very serious and impressive collection. What are they all?
    Left hand top

    WWWs

    Buren, Cyma, Eterna, JLC, Lemania, Omega, Record, Timor, Vertex


    6B/159

    Cyma, Ebel, Omega, Longines

    CWC Chrono

    Hamilton 6B & GS

    Right hand top

    All ATPs

    Buren, Cyma, Ebel, Enicar, Font, Grana, Lemania, Leonidas, Moeris, Record, Rotary, Reconvillier, Revue57. Revue59, Timor,Unitas,


    Right hand bottom

    2 ATPs

    CWCs


    Left hand bottom


    German DHs

    1930s aviator watches

    Eterna with strap

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    IanD - Thanks for the clarification on exactly what you have there.

    To collect that many watches must have taken you quite some time!

    Any chance of some closer pictures of the 6B/159 collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    IanD - Thanks for the clarification on exactly what you have there.

    To collect that many watches must have taken you quite some time!

    Any chance of some closer pictures of the 6B/159 collection?
    I will scan them when I am home at the W/E

    Cheers
    Ian

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    Hi!

    IanD - any chance of close ups of your German DH's??

    Cheers

    Tim :happy6:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    IanD - Thanks for the clarification on exactly what you have there.

    To collect that many watches must have taken you quite some time!

    Any chance of some closer pictures of the 6B/159 collection?



    longines,longines
    cyma,omega,ebel

    all need work

    cheers

    ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by erasuretim
    Hi!

    IanD - any chance of close ups of your German DH's??

    Cheers

    Tim :happy6:



    Buren,Buren,Glycine
    Nisus,Nisus,Moeris
    Stabila,Helma,Record
    Civitas,Record,Longines

    Cheers
    Ian

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    Many thanks Ian, I had no idea so many makers made 6B/159s - I was only aware of Omega, Longines and (I think?) JLC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davide
    Many thanks Ian, I had no idea so many makers made 6B/159s - I was only aware of Omega, Longines and (I think?) JLC.
    sorry the cyma is a HS8

    but there was also a Movado

    Cheers

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    IanD Thank you for those pictures. You really have some fantastic watches. :shock:

    I think, and correct me if I'm wrong, but there were seven manufacturers of the 6B/159;

    Omega
    Longines
    JLC
    LeCoultre
    Movado
    Cyma
    Ebel

    I do like the Longines (both) :wink:

    Thanks

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphafloor
    IanD Thank you for those pictures. You really have some fantastic watches. :shock:

    I think, and correct me if I'm wrong, but there were seven manufacturers of the 6B/159;

    Omega
    Longines
    JLC
    LeCoultre
    Movado
    Cyma
    Ebel

    I do like the Longines (both) :wink:

    Thanks

    Dan



    Here is the link to marvin Smiths collection

    http://homepage.mac.com/marvin.smith/6BWebPage/TOC.html

    Cheers

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanD
    Here is the link to marvin Smiths collection

    http://homepage.mac.com/marvin.smith/6BWebPage/TOC.html

    Cheers

    Ian
    It was his pictures of the Dirty Dozen that started me on the slippery slope. I'm currently trying to ignore the voices telling me to collect 6B's. :x

    Dan

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    military collections

    My collection has been focused on primarily Dive watches since I started collecting. Although there have been many that have come and gone ( Benrus Types 1 & 2, IDF Eterna Kontiki, Heuer Bundeswehr Chronos, Blancpain Bundesmarine, to name a few but I am very happy with my collection as it stands Right now.


    From Top left
    1 Cyma RN diver
    2 Marathon SAR 2006 contract
    3 Tudor 7016 Submariner ( not issue, buit the Olangopo belonged to a US navy diver
    4 Marine Nationale Issued G-Shock

    from Bottom Left
    1 RAN clearance diver Droz super compressor
    2 Blancpain Milspec 1, thought to have been issued to US Navy divers
    3 Precista 93 RN diver

    Hope you enjoy

    Regards
    John

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    Re: military collections

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny B
    My collection has been focused on primarily Dive watches since I started collecting. Although there have been many that have come and gone ( Benrus Types 1 & 2, IDF Eterna Kontiki, Heuer Bundeswehr Chronos, Blancpain Bundesmarine, to name a few but I am very happy with my collection as it stands Right now.
    Hope you enjoy

    Regards
    John
    Great collection - I like the Droz and Tudor Sub with Olangopo. :)

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    A few issued Omegas from my collection...

    Regards,
    Martyn.

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    Very nice collections. Lovely watches. :P

    Best regards,

    AP :)

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    Re: A few issued Omegas from my collection...

    Quote Originally Posted by martynw
    Regards,
    Martyn.
    Looking good Martyn - guess the collecting is going well once again.... :wink:
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Martyn, lovely pics of some fantastic watches! You have inspired me to start searching again for an old Seamaster!

    My military watch collection is biased towards divers. I have one very rare piece coming in October, otherwise this is how it looks. I hate group photos and did take one, but it's too damned wide. So I'm posting by country groups. Not pictured is a Suunto Vector issued to an operator and gifted to me for services rendered.

    Here are my UKers:



    The Americans:



    Ze Germans:



    and Israel/France/Czechoslovakia:



    Future directions? Precista, Sinn EZM-1/2, RAN Certina, Heuer Bund chrono, and of course a RN Sub are all on the list. Dunno if I'll ever be able to afford the Rolex, but it's on the list.

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    Re: A few issued Omegas from my collection...

    Quote Originally Posted by martynw
    Regards,
    Martyn.
    Having got the the "Dirty Dozen" a good mil SM300 and sub must be be next.

    You people don't help a guys bank balance :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalu
    Here are my UKers:
    Must get Mil Sub & Mil SM300

    Quote Originally Posted by Nalu
    The Americans:
    Benrus type I & II

    Quote Originally Posted by Nalu
    Ze Germans:
    Those IWC are just :shock: and the the BP

    Oh I give up :cry:

    When I was asked to start this thread I thought I was complete.

    Damn you all :hmph: :crybaby:

    I do want to see loads more collections though. :P

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    Re: military collections

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny B
    .Cyma RN diver
    .Tudor 7016 Submariner ( not issue, buit the Olangopo belonged to a US navy diver
    .RAN clearance diver Droz super compressor
    .Blancpain Milspec 1, thought to have been issued to US Navy divers
    .Precista 93 RN diver
    Oh Crap, now I also want all those!

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    If this isn't too crude a question, what's the average price for the different WWWs? I presume it varies by manufacturer?

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    Wow.. :shock:

    All very, very nice gents. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob
    If this isn't too crude a question, what's the average price for the different WWWs? I presume it varies by manufacturer?
    Varies massively with manufacturer and quality of the watch. A rough guide to what I have found for good examples;

    Buren - 150
    Cyma - 180
    Eterna - 300
    Grana - Anything, if you can find one! ~2000
    JLC - 500
    Lemania - 250
    Longines - 600
    IWC - 1500
    Omega - 350
    Record - 150
    Timor - 150
    Vertex - 150

    Definitely not to be used as a concise guide. You also have differences with dial variations, so a IWC NATO dialed watch will probably cost you more for example.

    Dan

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    Very nice collections, compliments.

    Here are some quick shots of my watches.








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    Very nice collections, gents!

    I'm back to a dial-up connection temporarily - so no pics, but you can view my mil collection here. AFIK, I have all the Stocker & Yale model numbers (unless you happen to have a P550 to sell me?). Also a very clean Marathon-Gallet; the rest are fairly common.

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    Super collections..

    Now this is what I would call a thread.
    One of the best ever.
    Thanks for posting so much valuable information and images.
    Adrian.

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    Re: Military Collections

    Some absolutely gorgeous Watches here.

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    Re: Military Collections

    Some magnificent watches there gents.

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    Re: Military Collections

    Here's my previous collection - now all sold apart from one GSTP watch :cry: :cry: :cry:



    A Heuer Bund, Laco B-uhr & Kadlec compass, Lemania single button, JLC WWW, Omega RAF,
    and several GSTP watches.

    Gone, I'm afraid.

    TTPS

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