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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiji View Post
    You might be waiting a while. Colonels as a rank don't normally exist in the French Navy.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranks_in_the_French_Navy
    Oh now I get it... He's that kind of Colonel. He must have held the same rank Colonel Sanders then...
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    Or, although they're actually part of the army, a French Marine? They splash about with the navy quite a bit.
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    Armee De Terre, A F Armee Francaise, etc. Not Marine Nationale M N

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    Story and markings not likely. Look at J Biachi Armee Fransaise diver watch. Look at Auricoste Armee Fransaise 13e RDP.

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    From my discussions with 13e RDP.

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    I think we have shown the Colonel story is unlikely. However, haven't demonstrated that 5513 wasn't issued to M. N. I have gone through posts up to 2010 on VFR. Rolex 5513 is not confirmed as authentic. Here is a link to a ver comprehensive article on Rolex and Tudor M.N subs. No mention of 5513 ever been used. M. N. went from Rolex 6538 to Tudor 7928 and skipped all Rolexes there after.

    http://bulangandsons.com/tudor-and-t...collaboration/

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    MWR December 6, 2006, 2:38 PM posted pictures of MN 22 Rolex 5513. Nice big clear images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foilguy View Post
    MWR December 6, 2006, 2:38 PM posted pictures of MN 22 Rolex 5513. Nice big clear images.
    Could you post a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foilguy View Post
    MWR December 6, 2006, 2:38 PM posted pictures of MN 22 Rolex 5513. Nice big clear images.
    Hi Paul, any chance you can screen capture the important postings from that archive disk? 266 is as far back as we can go.

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    Default Found this.

    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showt...G-MODEM-BURNER!)

    If it is the same Saad who [Saad Zinani] wrote the below, lends some weight to legit watch.


    http://www.classicwatch.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=44

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    http://www.watchprosite.com/page-wf....open_bLoB_s-0/

    I also found a document from the French army regarding one of these watches
    Not quite sure how to upload pics onto here but it is in that post somewhere

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    So this is the gratitude letter from Amiral Pierre Lacoste. Rolex 2298 M.N 70

    https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Lacoste

    Last edited by Seiji; 05-21-2017 at 14:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiji View Post


    So this is the gratitude letter from Amiral Pierre Lacoste. Rolex 2298 M.N 70

    https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Lacoste

    so does this conclude that the MN subs are infact out there and genuine mil subs?

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    We don't know what No 2298 means. It is not a 3 digit issue number. IT DOES mean he awarded something. If I wanted to I could use this letter to "prove" he awarded Datejusts or Tudor Subs made by Rolex.... We're missing a match to the pattern. In 1970, how do we get from 022 to 2298?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiji View Post
    We don't know what No 2298 means...
    yes we do -

    2298XXX is the watch serial number and as it so happens it dates to circa 1970.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    yes we do -

    2298XXX is the watch serial number and as it so happens it dates to circa 1970.
    Thanks. Stupid I didn't think about redacted serial number.

    Justin, if you've got a lead on one, remember to get the Lacoste letter!

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    Yeah I did see one for sale but I don't think I'm going to pull the trigger
    Thanks for your help anyways it's appreciated
    Think I'll just stick to civilian watches till my knowledge is a bit more advance and I've grew a bigger bank balance to by a circle t of some sort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    Yeah I did see one for sale but I don't think I'm going to pull the trigger
    Thanks for your help anyways it's appreciated
    Think I'll just stick to civilian watches till my knowledge is a bit more advance and I've grew a bigger bank balance to by a circle t of some sort
    Look at the ink on the letter. Look at the signature and impressions left by the writing instrument. Paper that old should be delicate. Look at the typewriter print on the sample and compare. If the paper doesn't look the right age and have impact left on it from the typewriter, walk away.

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