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    New in.

    This Leonidas came to me from a freind who asked me to clean it up for him. The case had seen better days, it had no plexi and the strap was missing.

    As he knew nothing about the watch, I did abit of digging for him and was informed that it was probably issued to Police Officers who worked for the Civil Service in India or CS ( I ) as it was know as in the 1940's, WW2 era.

    The watch itself is very small, measuring 33mm with crown and a 15mm lug width, with a MW & Co manual wind movement.

    Because of it's military ( ish ) background I asked if he wanted to sell it me, to which I ended up doing so. And the rest is history. The refurb turned out much better than I expected.

    So here's the end result. Probably not to everyone's taste, but I like it.

    Last edited by MADDOG; 17th July 2019 at 18:46.

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    Grand Master JasonM's Avatar
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    That is very nice indeed.
    Well done.
    Cheers..
    Jase

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    Grand Master Dave+63's Avatar
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    Very nice!

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    Love the simplicity. Standard size for watches in those times. Nice find.

    Didn't know Mappin and Webb did their own movements though.

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    The clarity is better than many modern dials at 40mm.

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    And a quick wrist shot.


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    That is a cracker so very well done.

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    Looks a little small on the wrist but pleasant enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenny1969 View Post
    Looks a little small on the wrist but pleasant enough

    It's Compact and Bijou.

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    Compared to that keyboard and watch you look like a giant! Nice work.

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    Looks good,like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manganr View Post
    Compared to that keyboard and watch you look like a giant! Nice work.
    I'm not a small guy. Thanks.

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    As good designers recognise - "less is more" and works all the better for it Maddog

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    That wedding ring could do with a stretch.

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