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A RARE STAINLESS STEEL MILITARY ISSUE AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH REF 5513 CASE 3927016 SUBMARINER CIRCA 1972
• cal. 1520 nickel lever movement, 26 jewels • black dial with encircled "T" above the depth marking, luminous triangle, dots and baton indexes, luminous sword hands, outer minute and second division • revolving black bezel calibrated to 60 units, polished and brushed Oyster case, screw-down case back engraved with "0552/923-7697 539/76" and crown, case back engraved with the military arrow and issue numbers • case, dial and movement signed
diameter 40 mm thickness 14 mm
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Description

The reference 5513 became an official Military issue model after the British Royal Navy commissioned a series of Submariners with specific adaptations. The dial was marked with an encircled 'T' to indicate the use of the luminous material tritium. The outside of the case backs were marked with the military broad arrow sign, Ministry of Defence issue numbers and unit number. The watches were also fitted with the hacking feature which was only introduced on the chronometer models at a later date and allowed the easy synchronisation of time, an especially useful function for troops on operations.

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