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    Default Met up with some fellow military watch enthusiasts this weekend....

    I thought I'd share with you a couple of quick snaps I took at a gathering of watch collectors in London this weekend.

    First up is a group of milsubs:



    Next up is a pair of (very) rare HS10CD military dive watches from the early sixties. The Omega SM300 on the right is mine, and the recently surfaced Rolex on the left belongs to a friend.

    These are the 'big crown' fathers of the Rolex milsubs and Omega SM300s that we know and love. The Ministry were essentially trying out different brands of dive watch in the early sixties, with very small numbers of both Rolex and Omega being issued. I've covered up some of the issue numbers.

    Best wishes,
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    Wow. Around $3M worth of watches just sitting on a table

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    Foooooooooooock!

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    Any more photo's of the GTG and how about a front shot of the Omega and Rolex since I moved to the boonies I have not been to a GTG in years. Love that first shot with the large pile of issued Rolex subs.

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    Now that's what I call a GTG

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    WOW. I'm having trouble just processing this. I hope you had some big fellows watching the door!

    Some more good photos here: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/in...ollecting-club

    - Matt

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    "Wow. Around $3M worth of watches just sitting on a table "

    If only you'd seen the whole table!

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    .. a full english breakfast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by workahol View Post
    rather liked the 7809 Tudor greenlander - ah should really say BNGE watch.

    seem to recall it has probably been posted on here previously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchlover View Post
    There was a Longines Swissair 49 GCT wristwatch that had same dial and hands as a issued Hamilton 4992B pocket watch was that a recased pocket watch made into a wristwatch or was that made that way originally ?

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    Wish I could have been there. Thanks for sharing.
    River rat, treat yourself to this video of a Longines Swissair and many more.
    http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/tal...fredo-paramico

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    Default Here's a better photo.....

    There were two Tudor Greenland watches, from the British North Greenland Expedition of 1952-54!

    Here you go, pic below. I'm sorry for the poor quality photo. I haven't yet uploaded the better pics from my camera. The one on the right is mine, and the other belongs to a good friend.

    The only other one that has surfaced to my knowledge is the one that Tudor now own, gifted to them within the last couple of years by an elderly gent (the original owner) My watch (pictured) belonged to Herbert 'Dixie' Dean, the expedition Radio Operator.

    Best wishes,
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    How do you identify these as being Greenland watches? Are they engraved? I have an Oyster Prince exactly like those. Owned by an ex-soldier, oddly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodabod View Post
    How do you identify these as being Greenland watches? Are they engraved? I have an Oyster Prince exactly like those. Owned by an ex-soldier, oddly enough.
    Mine came direct from the owner's niece. I believe Guillaume's also came from the family. It's not clear to me whether Tudor have a record of the serial numbers of the watches which were issued - I think not. Their interest in these watches waned considerably once they had one back for their own collection. (from the elderly gent, now deceased, who rediscovered his in a drawer) The serial numbers are not sequential (I know four of them) but cover a range of at least 53*** to 57***

    Best wishes,
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    Just amazing thread and thanks everyone for sharing . There was a small write up on hodinkee referring to the same ( I believe) .

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