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    Default A little piece of diving history...

    Pte. Patrick "Pat" H***** training with under water cutting gear at the Marchwood Royal Navy diving school in June 1969, wearing a standard diving helmet, and maybe even his Hema automatic diving watch (though I can't spot it in the photo!):



    After completing his training, Pat went on to have a successful career in the Diving Wing of the Royal Engineers, and was issued with a diving watch as part of his equipment. The watch remained a loyal and faithful friend throughout his career, and dived with him around the world and on numerous dives to the wreck of the Mary Rose. The super-dome crystal on the watch still retains numerous "battle scars", including a run-in with an oxy-hydrogen cutting torch!



    Pat retired from the Royal Engineers in the late 1980's, and sold off his old diving equipment to members of a local dive centre. Sadly, he died of cancer a few years later, leaving his wife and teenage son and daughter. Thirteen years after Pat's death, his family decided to let the last remnants of his diving career go, and they were very happy for them to end up with an enthusiastic collector...



    I think I will be a very worthy custodian of this stunning milSub!!

    Mike Wood


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    damn you, mike! you know, you must be the only guy to run a shop where nothing's really for sale!!

    oh well. enjoy it in good health.

    take care, hurley
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    "The Old Watch Shop" is merely a front for the MW Collection...

    But we do sell batteries, and straps, and stuff...

    Just not Old Watches...!


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    you don't even sell the *nice* batteries!
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    That's a fantastic (what some collectors would call a) group. It's the first issue Rolex Submariner I've seen.

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    I love the Hema, any idea what movement it has, or how I can gind out more about the company?

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    Default this was originally posted in 2008


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattwah View Post
    I love the Hema, any idea what movement it has...
    it looks like there is one for sale here -

    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showt...-FS-Hema-Diver

    unless that is the one that you are referring to..

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    That Hema is the same as the one I had - remember it!

    Mine had a different bezel though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattwah View Post
    any idea what movement it has...
    the one in the linked for sale post is one of the 25J ETA 2742 series of movements..

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    Very beautiful time piece. Some people are so lucky...

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