Informative watch forums are hard to come by. Hyunsuk, an avid military watch collector, is here to help. Hyunsuk started his Gallery to present comprehensive records of the watches he’s compiled over the years. His reviews give plenty of details; ranging from the history of each watch, the soldiers, if any, who wore them, and the occasional field modifications performed to adapt the watches to their unique mission environments. If you are interested in having your military watch listed in his gallery, Hyunsuk is open for any donations. This Gallery is constantly updated so it may behoove all of you watch aficionados to bookmark this site.
One interesting watch Hyunsuk features in his Gallery is the Adanac Military Diver/Navigator’s Watch. According to Hyunsuk, in the late eighties, both the USAF and Canadian Armed Force had issued these tough looking Adanac watches to their service members. The one pictured in his review was issued by USAF in 1988. It’s a fascinating watch because it has “Adanac” written on the dial but the case is signed “Gallet”. In addition to that detail, the watch was actually produced under government contract by Marathon Watch Co. based in Ontario, Canada. The watch has an unusual 0-11 marked bidirectional bezel, a screw-down crown, fixed bars that takes a 20mm black nylon band, and is water resistant to 660 feet, which qualifies it as a military diver’s watch. Check out www.50717.com for the full review.
See some of the other watches in the collection after the jump.
Source: Amateur Economist