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  1. Silvermans have been selling new, unissued watches for years to almost the same spec as the issued watches. Yours has no issue date so not military issue. Even Silvermans 'Reissues' have a date on (that they were reissued). They also added a 'T' to the dial for authenticity but used luminova on some watches. Quote - ''Luminova markings (Tritium paint no longer used in production since early 2000s). ''
  2. It has notable similarities to a Red 12 trench watch I have. The movement in that is an Adolfe Michel, otherwise AM. The plates are slightly different but most of the screws and the click are pretty much in the same place.
  3. The last time I broke a crystal I hit it with a lump hammer. I was wearing the watch at the time. It hurt........
  4. I had a refurbished issued CWC G10. I had to sell it after a couple of months because I couldn't read the time. It's the only watch I've had that I had to wear glasses to see it. They are very small by today's standards.
  5. Yep also got an Infantry. It was a present cost less than 15 quid. It's a big heavy watch though 155grms if I remember right, so needs to be secure on your wrist or it moves about. On mine, backlight is weak.
  6. Splash the cash - 20 quid incl 67% discount https://www.gbwatchshop.com/catalog/product/view/id/9162/s/sekonda-mens-black-rubber-strap-gold-dial-sports-watch-1621/category/157/
  7. Full PDF manual showing all parts and reassembly. (Citizen 6770) https://www.thewatchsite.com/d1/files/Citizen Technical Manuals/6770.pdf
  8. eezy

    Alter watch

    Yes not impossible that it was built for the export market. My somewhat tenuous link to the military is by virtue of the fact that I once bid on a Portuguese watch advertised as military. At the time my enthusiasm was tempered by the fact that upon researching it, I discovered there were no Portuguese military issued watches and as I said they were supplied to the 'NAAFI' to be purchased much like Indian and Russian military watches. Sorry to be so vague
  9. eezy

    Alter watch

    Surely it can only be Portuguese looking at the day window. It shows 'TER' short for Terca , which is Tuesday in Portuguese. There's no 'TER' day in French or Spanish. I've got a very vague recollection that I've seen this brand advertised as Portuguese military before. In actual fact it was a NAAFI watch sold to servicemen as they did not issue military watches. The old brain might be playing tricks though
  10. Measure it up and then go to the Miyota website. It lists all their products with pictures and spec. I've had discontinued Miyotas before but always found an alternative on their site. Get the model no. and then get one from somebody like Cousins.
  11. Not sure of the point you are trying to make here. Are you saying that no other watches but Longines existed in the MOD during the 50s/60s or something else? The MOD has always used multiple suppliers, more so in times of short supply. A good example is the WWW 'Dirty Dozen' from around the end of WW2. The MOD sets a spec and invites tenders. The Dirty Dozen are almost identical to look at but from 12 different suppliers. Not so many in the 50s/60s and I don't know about the modern era as it doesn't interest me.
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    It looks like the edge of the case has been spliced together. Is it a repair or original or maybe a trick of the light? Is the other side of the case the same? Looks like it could do with a service as the reg is off the scale.
  13. Treading on eggshells comes to mind. It's easier to discuss the subject elsewhere where it is allowed. I understand the need to protect the trade but many an interesting discussion could be had without promoting said items.
  14. My brother gave me a Lorus that he'd put in the drawer years ago. The case was quite corroded on the back and around the edge and the watch not working. I printed a new dial with his name on, put a new Miyota module in and cleaned the case up with a fibreglass brush. It looked quite presentable when done, so much so that it has been his everyday watch for some time. A bit of patience and a jeweller's fibreglass brush is all you need. You won't bring it back to new condition though.
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    It's a Cortebert ww2 ATP watch which looks to have been reissued. It is common to see markings scratched through when MOD watches are re-designated or sometimes sold off or even downgraded. Search Cortebert ATP watch and you will find plenty of images.
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