Military watches

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Re: Military watches

Post by GerryD » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:52 pm

Do you know who AK is or was?

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Re: Military watches

Post by Scale Military » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:00 pm

GerryD wrote:Thought I would share my Christmas present from my son and daughter.
It's called a Reconvillia and as rare as hens teeth, this one was bought in the late 1940's when the army were getting rid of the old style watches in favour of the Dirty Dozen. Its in unworn condition with the original issue Pig skin one piece strap also as rare as hens teeth.
That is one beautiful watch. That is kinda what my dream watch will look like. BTW, how large is it?
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Re: Military watches

Post by GerryD » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:32 am

Scale Military
Only just seen your post don't lurk on here very often now but its raining in blighty so I'm surfing. To answer your question the watch is one of the largest ATP's measuring 33mm. These Reconvilla watches are rare and represent good value at around £200 if you ever see one.This one keeps time on the wrist to about 30sec a day not bad for an eighty year old watch eh.
Here’s a nice watch with some family provenance, it is a Vertex Revue 57 ATP watch that somehow became the property of an RAF airman Flight Engineer Kenneth Board. He was shot down over Normandy on 7 August 1944 (Lancaster bomber) He subsequently got back to UK via the French resistance escape route, this automatically enlisted him into an exclusive club called the “Caterpillar club”. This watch is unlikely to have been issued to Kenneth its more likely he acquired it through unofficial channels but it’s still poignant as we’ve just passed the 75 commemoration of the Normandy landings.
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Re: Military watches

Post by OSCAR » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:16 pm

Yes. L is British pounds.
I think those watches you found look like they have age on them. I’m not an expert. But I believe that as a watch to wear they won’t bring much. To a collector however they are way more valuable. Try going on that watch forum. Also, try some military collectibles forums. They can probably tell you what you have price wise. You also have better chances of finding a collector there that would buy them. Fewer people these days wear watches. They use cell phone for the time. A collector however would probably like to buy them.
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