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A RARE AND UNUSUAL STAINLESS STEEL MILITARY CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH BROAD ARROW FOR BRITISH GOVERNMENT MVT 8315730 NO 231 CIRCA 1952
• cal. 1468N manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, protection cover • black dial, Arabic numerals, outer track with luminescent indexes, inner red Arabic 24 hours, centre seconds with red arrow tip • large circular polished case, stepped bezel, screw-down case back • case, dial and movement signed
diameter 44 mm thickness 14 mm
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Longines developed a small series of watches for the British Military for scientific expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.

The present lot was delivered to the the Office Commanding Amadi, a city in Tamil where a large portion of the Indian defense industry and RAF and IAF squads were based, on May the 3rd 1952.

Less than 100 specimens were produced in steel with a screw back, 44mm diameter, used for astronomical navigation.

As military watches had to withstand large amounts of stress, the War Department designed a waterproof case of larger diameter than the watch movement; this allowed any violent shock, such as experienced during parachute decent, to be dissipated through the case rather than be transferred directly to the movement.

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