The Culling Collection of Military Watches

Date of Auction: 9th June 2020

Sold for £420

Estimate: £300 - £400

British military: An RAF pilot’s Gen 2 chronograph wristwatch, by Seiko, 1995, the signed matt black dial with luminous Arabic numerals and luminous hands, outer 0-60 chronograph scale and centre sweep chronograph hand, subsidiary dials at 6 o’clock for seconds, 9 o’clock for 24 hours and 12 o’clock for 30 minutes, and date aperture at 4 o’clock, signed quartz movement numbered ‘7T27B’, the sand blasted steel case with chronograph push buttons at 10 and 2 o’clock, the screw down back signed, numbered ‘531441’ and bearing British military issue broad arrow pheon and number ‘6645-99 8149181 272/95’, on a blue/grey Nato strap, dial diameter 32mm. £300-£400

Footnote

The Generation 2 (7T-7A20) chronograph wristwatch was commissioned by the British Department of Defence and delivered by Seiko from 1993-1997. They were primarily issued to RAF pilots. The Generation 2 is slightly larger than the Generation 1 model, with a quartz chronograph movement and a sand blasted stainless steel case and fixed military bars. The movement is the 7T27. The P mark on the dial indicates that Promethium 147 luminous paint was used.