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Just watched a Vid on  U toob about the history  of MOD watches through the 50/60's Ha! well I served in the army through the late 50s til the end of the 60;s and saw none of the ones mentioned and  We only ever had Longines and they were never mentioned.

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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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Just saying never saw any of the brands mentioned  we had Longines  did not mean that there were no others. Though surprised Longine  not mentioned.

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I myself am not an expert on military watches per se and so I wouldn't dare answer this question with any degree of authority. However, I can refer you to the following article, available online on Worn & Wound: "Military Watches of the World: Great Britain Part 2 - Post-WWII Through the Vietnam War Era", words by Oren Hartov and posted on 21 May 2013.

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I understood the point Jambria was making is that its suggested certain brands were common used by the British Army - but whilst in the army for 10 years he never saw them; but the 1 he did see all the time was never mentioned at all.

So he's saying that the Video was inaccurate.

Personally I think that's a fair and interesting point to make.

Out of interest Jambria - have you still got the Longines? 

 

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15 minutes ago, KAS118 said:

I understood the point Jambria was making is that its suggested certain brands were common used by the British Army - but whilst in the army for 10 years he never saw them; but the 1 he did see all the time was never mentioned at all.

So he's saying that the Video was inaccurate.

Personally I think that's a fair and interesting point to make.

Out of interest Jambria - have you still got the Longines? 

 

Yes, spot on - I agree, the OP has said he watched “a history of...”, well it’s not much of a history if incomplete, which would therefore lead me to wonder about the veracity of the whole piece. 
 

I am off today though to read the military watches of the World article!

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