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New In! 1950's Lemania Royal Navy "Nuclear Subs" Single Button Two Register Chronograph


LEMANIA: Rare original Lemania British Royal Navy issue "Nuclear Submarines" jewel lever single button chronograph, circa 1950's. Large circular stainless steel case with smooth bezel, domed acrylic plexi-crystal, brushed case-sides, large steel winding crown, original round chronograph pusher at 2, and fixed strap bars, in good used condition. Stainless steel screw case back with original military issue marks: 0552/924-3312 75527 and the Admiralty arrow. Rare original cream-white "no lume" dial (some aging to outer edge, and very slight surface scuffs) with printed black Arabic numeral hour markers, black minute dashes, 30 minute counter at 3 o'clock, and running seconds at 9 o'clock. Signed Lemania (with the "fat" broad arrow), Incabloc, and Swiss Made. Original blued steel hands. Frosted gilt 17 jewel lever chronograph mechanism, in very good working order. The watch is fitted with a grey NATO nylons strap. A very small number of Lemania chronograph watches were fitted with white Arabic numeral dials with no luminous material applied as the radioactive luminous compound would trigger the radiation alarms on board nuclear Submarines. Finding an original example in good order is becoming very difficult! Price: £ 4,995 (Stock #28445) Status: Available


1944 Omega "Dirty Dozen" Wrist Watch Waterproof


OMEGA: Stainless steel World War II "Dirty Dozen" British military issue jewel lever strap watch, circa 1944. Large circular stainless steel case with satined case front, down-turned shoulders with fixed strap-bars, and original winding crown, in very good used condition. Polished stainless steel screw case back with military issue numbers: W.W.W. Y17795 10681994 and the Admiralty "broad" arrow, Omega signatures and case no. 10681994 inside. Original matt black dial with applied white arabic numerals, outer minute track with luminous five minute divisions, and white subsidiary seconds track, signed Omega with the the Admiralty arrow (slight paint loss), and Swiss Made. Polished steel hands with white in-fill. Nickel plated Omega cal. 30T2 fifteen jewel lever manual wind movement (no.10280099), with "crown" retaining ring, in very good working order. Fitted with a complementary sand coloured NATO style nylon strap. Box: supplied in our green presentation case and card sleeve. One of the twelve chosen manufacturers contracted to supply watches to the Ministry of Defence during the Second World War. Price: £2,500 (Stock #28235) Status: Available


New In! World War II Cyma "Dirty Dozen" Wrist Watch Waterproof


CYMA: Stainless steel Cyma Wrist Watch Waterproof manual wind British Military issue strap watch, circa 1940's. Large (38 x 45mms excluding crown) stainless steel case with stepped polished bezel, low dome acrylic plexi-crystal, substantial shoulders with fixed strap bars, brushed steel winding crown, and brushed case-sides, in very good used condition. Stainless steel screw case back with military issue markings: WWW P20998 25998, and the Admiralty "broad arrow". The issue numbers are repeated inside the caseback. Original matt black dial with printed white minute railway track with white arabic numerals and luminous five minute marks (some aging), and subsidiary seconds dial, signed Cyma (with Admiralty arrow), and Swiss Made. Original steel baton hands. Very fine nickel plated Cyma fifteen jewel lever manual wind movement (no. 389700) with Geneva stripe decoration and with the jewels set in gold chatons, with protective cuvette, recently serviced by an independant specialist watchmaker and in very good working order. Fitted with a Hirsch black leather strap with white metal buckle. Box: supplied in our green presentation case and card sleeve. One of the twelve chosen manufacturers contracted to supply watches to the Ministry of Defence during the Second World War. Price: £2,150 (Stock #28410) Status: Available


New In! Falklands Conflict Precista "Fat Boy" Army Issue Watch


PRECISTA: Stainless steel Precista "Fat Boy" British army issue centre seconds quartz strap watch, circa 1982. "Sand blasted" deep (hence, fat boy!) stainless steel case with fixed strap bars, acrylic plexi-crystal, original steel setting crown and sand blasted case-sides, in good used condition with some light dinks and surface scratches. Case back with military issue markings: W10 6645-99 541-5317 13509/82, and the Admiralty "broad arrow". Very good original matt black dial with printed white minute railway track with white arabic numerals and luminous five minute marks, signed Precista with a T in a circle (with Admiralty arrow), Quartz, and Swiss. Original steel gladiator hands and white centre seconds hand. Quartz mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with a blue camoflage NATO-style strap with white metal fittings (can be substituted for a black NATO band). This collectable Precista military watch dates from the Falklands Conflict era, and represents very good value! Box: supplied in our presentation case. Price: £495 (Stock #28435) Status: Available


New In! CWC British Army Issue Mechanical Watch


CWC: Stainless steel manual wind CWC British army issue centre seconds strap watch, circa 1973. Brushed stainless steel tonneau shaped monobloc case with fixed strap bars, acrylic plexi-crystal, white metal winding crown and brushed case-sides, in good used condition with some surface marks and scratches. Case back with military issue markings: W10 6645-99 523-8290 22935/73, and the Admiralty "broad arrow". Very good original matt black dial with printed white minute railway track with white arabic numerals and luminous five minute marks, signed CWC with a T in a circle (with Admiralty arrow), and Swiss. Original steel gladiator hands and white centre seconds hand. Nickel plated jewel lever manual wind mechanism (hacking seconds) in very good working order. Fitted with a sand-coloured camoflage NATO-style strap with white metal fittings (can be substituted for a black NATO band). This is an increasingly-collectable genuine British Army issue timepiece. Box: supplied in our presentation case. Price: £495 (Stock #28430) Status: Available


Assorted Military Medals from a Private Collection


The 1854-55 Baltic Medal: An un-named heavy Victorian silver medal (reverse). The medal is unmounted and in good order (some edge knocks), with a very clean ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 225 (Stock #28330) Status: Available


The Crimea Medal with Three Clasps: A Victorian silver medal (reverse) with clasps for Sebastapol, Inkermann, and Alma, named to 2808 Serjt. Edmond. Bermingham. 1st Battn. 1st. Royals. The medal is unmounted and in good order (some minor knocks), the clasps are compressed, and fitted with a used ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 595 (Stock #28338) Status: Available


The India General Service Medal with Clasp: A heavy Victorian silver medal (reverse) with clasp for Pegu, named to Wm.G. McKnight, Paymr. "Cleopatra". The medal is unmounted and in good order, with a lightly used ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 395 (Stock #28335) Status: Available


1857-58 Indian Mutiny Medal: A Victorian silver medal (reverse) named to Corpl. H. Orr, 83rd Regt. The medal is unmounted and in good order with a clean ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 375 (Stock #28340) Status: Available


Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: A Victorian silver medal (reverse) named to F.J. Akhurst, Boatman, H.M. Coast Guard. The medal is unmounted and in good order (some small knocks to edge) with a clean ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 195 (Stock #28342) Status: Available


Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: A Victorian silver medal (reverse) named to D. Grounds CPO H.M.S. Eagle. The medal is unmounted and in good order (some knocks to edge and suspending bar) with a clean ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 185 (Stock #28345) Status: Available


1873-74 Ashantee Medal: A heavy Victorian silver medal (reverse) named to F.J. Akhurst Boy.1.Cl. H.M.S. Rattlesnake 73-74. The medal is unmounted and in good order with a very clean ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 425 (Stock #28350) Status: Available


Volunteer Force Long Service Medal: A Victorian silver medal (reverse) named to Corl. W. Vokes 1st V.B.S.S.R. From 1875-1896. The medal is unmounted and in good order with a very clean ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 85 (Stock #28352) Status: Available


The 1882 Egypt Medal: A Victorian silver medal (reverse) named to Pte. J. Rees R.M. H.M.S. Agincourt. The medal is unmounted and in good order (some movement between medal and suspending bar) with very clean ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 200 (Stock #28322) Status: Available


The 1878-80 Afghanistan Medal: A Victorian silver medal (reverse) named to 1443 Pte. T. Yates Rifle Brigade. Private Yates was born in Leigh, Lancashire. The medal is unmounted and in good order with a clean ribbon showing some fading. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 225 (Stock #28322) Status: Available


The 1900 China Medal: A Victorian silver medal (reverse) named to Pte. C.E. Astbury R.M. HMS Terrible. The medal is unmounted and in good order (some movement between medal and suspending bar) with very clean ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 325 (Stock #28322) Status: Available


Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: George V silver medal (reverse) named to P.O. C.A. Walthen H.M.S. Malaya. The medal is unmounted and in very good order with a very clean ribbon. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 95 (Stock #28355) Status: Available


Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: George V silver medal (reverse) named to Ldg. Seaman H.H. Parker H.M.S. Excellence. The medal is unmounted and in good order with the ribbon showing handling marks and glue residue. Supplied in a clear plastic pocket. Price: £ 85 (Stock #28357) Status: Available


First World War Medal Trio: Comprising 1914-1915 Star, 1914-1918 Medal, and 1914-1919 Medal (reverse). All medals named to Pte. T.V. McKnight N.Z.E.F. (New Zealand Expeditionary Force). The medals are unmounted and in very good order with very clean ribbons. A nice set made more interesting with the New Zealand connection. Supplied in clear plastic pockets. (Stock #28318) Status: Reserved


Watch Collectors Accessories

Watch Collection Cases


Cherrywood display cabinet for fifteen wristwatches with accessory drawer. Large square cabinet in cherrywood finish with hinged glass display top with simple key lock, and slide out drawer with partition dividers. White coloured flock interior with 15 fitted cushions to accommodate bracelet or strap watches. Watches not included! Price: £75 Status: Out Of Stock


Black genuine leather watch collection storage case for ten wristwatches. Rectangular padded black leather case with decorative silver leather centre stripe, and grey coloured interior with 10 fitted cushions to accommodate bracelet or strap watches. Supplied with a protective draw-string cloth cover. (Post & Packing in the UK: £5) Price: £50 Status: In Stock


Black genuine leather watch collection storage case for five wristwatches. Rectangular padded black leather case with decorative silver leather centre stripe, and grey coloured interior with 5 fitted cushions to accommodate bracelet or strap watches. Supplied with a protective draw-string cloth cover. Measures: 12.5"w x 4.5"d x 3"h. (Post & Packing in the UK: GBP 5) Price: GBP 40 Status: In Stock


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