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Not a homage but an original design for the Military 
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Post Not a homage but an original design for the Military
I have had a design for a watch going for some time, a watch design with my 25 years of experience in the military taken into account, lets face it the G10 is not realy that good for todays conflicts. I had help with the design from a couple of people on forums and TJ from Treadstone art so thanks, unfortunatly i was never in the position to fund the build my self, Luckily my Regiment put faith in me and commisioned me to get a watch built for their comming tour in Afghanistan. So i would like to pressent the Joint Fires watch.
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This has been built be H3 tactical watches in Switzerland and i would like to thank the CEO for his help in the build.
the Specs include sapphire glass 100m water resistance, Silicone and Textile G10 style strap, H3 Gtls lumination and luminover on the hands and bezel, non reflective PVD coating. And a pre and post event timer bezel in Our Tactical recognition flash colours.

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What a pain trying to photo GTLS and luminova
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I personaly think that i have created a watch that will see them through the tour and beyond, I have taken the time to personaly engrave names where it was asked for on the rear, i just hope that is never needed to for any other reasons but sentimental ones.

The feed back from the ones that have been issued so far is outstanding!

Oh and it is only available if you are going!

For those who wonder i get nothing out of this but the pride that as i retire my regiment will be going with something i designed for them to serve them (and a good contact at a Swiss watch firm)

What do you all think

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Post Re: Not a homage but an original design for the Military
OMG Andy. This is great. I love watches that are designed to be tools and this definitely is one! It's too bad that you will not be building civillian versions of this watch. It's great that you are doing this strictly for pride! My hats off to you. Can you tell me the meaning of all the words on the dial? Thank you.


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Post Re: Not a homage but an original design for the Military
I would do a civil version if i had at least 20 orders (RRP for the standard watch is £265) The maker is in the process of getting it nato codeified

XXVI are roman numerals

Joint fires are the department that encomasses all indirect fire support, Air, Artillery, mortars and also target Aquistion

OP HERRICK is the operational name for the British operations in Afghanistan,

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This is Wonderful. Good looking practical watch to a extremly deserving
group of soilders. :clap:

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What movement is in this watch? And what is involved in the NATO certification process?


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The movement is a swiss quartz, a mecanical os just too inacurate for this day and age fopr the military with every thing GPS timed

Getting a Nato stock number involves subbmitting drawing and design info to the Military codifeing authoritys

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Post Re: Not a homage but an original design for the Military
That is awesome 8-) :thumbup:

The strap sounds like it will be super-comfy! Would be great from an aesthetics point of view if it were COSC mechanical movement (IMO) but I appreciate the many benefits of quartz over mechanical in this situation!

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nice

can't wait to see this vintagised!!!

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I think that the training and 6 months out there will vintageise one nicely

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Post Re: Not a homage but an original design for the Military
Nice job, really like the look of it.

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I think that the training and 6 months out there will vintageise one nicely


Please do post some pics of one after they're back...

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Post Re: Not a homage but an original design for the Military
I will be well into my retirement then ans working full time with watches then but i will see if one of the guys will pop by for a photo shoot

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Post Re: Not a homage but an original design for the Military
Well the next 50 has arrived for the Regiment along with 10 special ones just for me

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Even almost all of my ones have an owner so i am pretty happy how this project has worked out,
I will try to get a group shot of them all together later this afternoon, and one highlight of having a bad back is waking up in pain at 5 in the morning and comming down to the office and seeing 60 GTLS lumed watches glowing back at you.

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:clap: :clap: :clap: Really lovely watch... love the indices with tritium gas tubes.

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this kicks a..! :thumbup:

Andy Schuhren wrote:
Well the next 50 has arrived for the Regiment along with 10 special ones just for me

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Even almost all of my ones have an owner so i am pretty happy how this project has worked out,
I will try to get a group shot of them all together later this afternoon, and one highlight of having a bad back is waking up in pain at 5 in the morning and comming down to the office and seeing 60 GTLS lumed watches glowing back at you.

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Post Re: Not a homage but an original design for the Military
Thanks Guys, i suppose it is a bit of a homage of the old CWC divers bit uprated with saphhire crystal and GTLS lume with a a bit of super luminover for good mesure on the tips of the hands

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Damn. This is a looker! Are those tritium vials available for sale at all?
Battle timer......sounds like a big bully :thumbup:


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Post Re: Not a homage but an original design for the Military
I have never seen them for sale on there own, they are quite fragile and dangerous when broken, but i tell you what they are good in the dark, completly different to luminover, when you eyes are adjusted these glow like mad! i will ask if they are available to reto fit to a dial

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and the best bit if all the people that asked for a non regimental one take them they are all sold

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:thumbup: :thumbup: good job, I like a few of the details sir.

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Sorry all sold sandstorm

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:clap: :clap: :clap:

fantastic project!!

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