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    Morning all,

    Just seen a post on Instagram from CWC saying the have some RM MILITARY UTILITY WATCH STRAPs from 1982 for 9.99.

    http://www.cwcwatch.com/collections/...ty-watch-strap

    British military Marines issue date stamped '82. Falklands issue strap. 20mm will fit General Service and divers watches. Quick pull adjustment ensures exact fit and is easy to get on and off. Extra long 350mm length, which will fit over divers' dry suits or combat gear where the standard Nato strap is too short to do this.

    The buckle stays threaded for ease of use, just slide it on & off.
    Just pull giving resistance against the body to tighten.

    Made in the UK when British kit was overconstructed.

    In case you were interested.

    PS I have nothing to do with CWC.

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    Thanks for the heads up. I have ordered one to see what it's like

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    I've got one on order too. I wonder where they dug these up from.

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    No idea, but I have ordered a couple for my CWC divers watches

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    sold out

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    CWC site says "Temporarily unavailable".

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    I bet that means temporarily unavailable until we find more "pre-Silvermans" stock in another long lost cupboard.

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    Or sock drawer!

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    Never seen those used on a watch before, what a great idea. BTW it is a utility strap but not a watch strap
    If I had served God half as well as I have served the King, he would not have given me over to die in such a place as this

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    Here is a link to where they are referenced on the internet at the Imperial War Museum but no pictures available

    http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30015417

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    From that wepage


    Physical description


    straps green nylon webbing straps


    [1] stamped (on each buckle) [2] printed (on 1 strap)


    [1] PT. NO. 1075 PAT. NO. 690104 AEROLEX LTD. [2] 8165-99-132-4555
    Catalogue number

    • EQU 2273

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    • whole: cloth/metal

    Dimensions

    • whole: all straps 18mm wide one strap 34cm long two straps 48cm long

    Alternative names

    • full name: 3 small nylon straps with buckles
    • simple name: misc equipment : British

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    this may also be of some interest.

    rapid watch cover -

    http://www.cwcwatch.com/collections/...nt=32808284812





    but not a great fan of MTP..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post

    but not a great fan of MTP..
    Say what ?

    I'm currently wearing a pair of the below and have a pair of the waterproof MVP overtrousers, which have been very useful over the past couple of months.



    That reminds me to ask if anyone, maybe JamesK, knows if there is a thicker cloth version of these combat trousers ? Is there just a plain Trousers, Combat MTP or is the next step up the windproof ?

    Edit - Just found this list of kit on a MoD page on PCS and PCLE and it does seem as if the next step up is the windproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    but not a great fan of MTP..
    yep, but saying that my friend has just got me a brand new UK SF reptilia chameleon multicam jacket which is a pretty cool piece of kit - just need to wait now for the weather to warm up..

    similar example -

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reptilia-C...p2047675.l2557

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    Back to straps - A search through the NSN system shows the description to be - Strap, Utility.

    NATO Supply Class (NSC) 8465 is the classification number for Individual Equipment. This link provides a bit more info.

    https://www.nsncenter.co.uk/NSC/8465?PageNumber=458

    NSN 8465-99-132-4555 - Strap, Utility is listed towards the bottom of Page 458.


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    As I said just a good use for a utility strap
    If I had served God half as well as I have served the King, he would not have given me over to die in such a place as this

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    Your trousers are the warm weather version, like CS 95 DPM. The Personal Clothing System MTP trousers are thicker, there are also windproofs and two weights of Goretex. There is a Tantalus Clothing System issued to SF which is sometimes printed in Multicam rather than MTP. The main suppliers of Tantalus are Carinthia, Keela and Chameleon.

    Quote Originally Posted by ianp View Post
    Say what ?

    I'm currently wearing a pair of the below and have a pair of the waterproof MVP overtrousers, which have been very useful over the past couple of months.



    That reminds me to ask if anyone, maybe JamesK, knows if there is a thicker cloth version of these combat trousers ? Is there just a plain Trousers, Combat MTP or is the next step up the windproof ?

    variant, but they're highly sought after and very expensive.

    Edit - Just found this list of kit on a MoD page on PCS and PCLE and it does seem as if the next step up is the windproof.

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    Dave the Chameleon jacket is a commercial one that is part of the Tantalus SF clothing range, Chameleon also make the fleece. Keela, Carinthia are also some of the other manufacturers but there are several others.
    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    yep, but saying that my friend has just got me a brand new UK SF reptilia chameleon multicam jacket which is a pretty cool piece of kit - just need to wait now for the weather to warm up..

    similar example -

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reptilia-C...p2047675.l2557
    If I had served God half as well as I have served the King, he would not have given me over to die in such a place as this

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    CWC is now selling "french military" watch straps that look the ones made by Ericka.

    http://www.erikasoriginals.com/

    They say them to be "Genuine French Marine Nationale military watch strap " but they are only parachute straps converted to watch strap…

    Actually nice looking straps but not issued ones…



    Last edited by DW9000; 01-26-2017 at 08:23.
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