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COSD Longines Paratrooper WW2 Military Watch

Longines COSD Watch

This watch was designed to be used by British paratooper formations during the later part of WW2.

The actual movement is not shockproofed, and therefore relied upon the large “waterproof”

The case  had a much larger diameter than the movement to absorb shocks.

The case is large even by the military watch size standards of today, with the early dials & hands being highly radioactive.

This watch was not widely issued during WW2, and were apparently not ready in time in large numbers for the invasion of Europe in 1944 or the famous Arnhem parachute operation.

After WW2 a number of these watches were given new dials and cases.

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