MILITARY WATCHES OF THE WORLD: ISRAEL

Post Reply
User avatar
koimaster (Online)
Founder
Posts: 43288
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon, Thanks for visiting! Now go back home!
Contact:

MILITARY WATCHES OF THE WORLD: ISRAEL

Post by koimaster » March 5th 2021, 11:28pm

Jumping to 1970s dive watches, the timepiece that appears next on the scene is perhaps the best-known of IDF-issued watches: the cushion-cased Eterna Kon-Tiki Super. Issued beginning in 1970, this is the timepiece that would ultimately replace the Tudor Submariner on the wrists of Shayetet 13 commandos and other Shayetet operators (submariners, divers, etc.). With respect to S13, whether this change was a result of cost-cutting measures or the search for a more effective watch is unknown, but both are fair guesses.

These watches features a 41mm stainless steel cushion cases, black dials with tritium lume and a highly visible handset combining sword and baton shapes, a ratcheting dive bezel that’s easily gripped when wearing gloves, an oversize crown, and the Eterna-Matic automatic movement with 5-ball bearing rotor mount and a chronometer-grade accuracy adjusted to six positions, including temperature. This particular Eterna Kon-Tiki Super was, quite simply, one of the most robust automatic watches ever put to military use.

https://wornandwound.com/military-watch ... 3skpupol0c
Image

1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
Post Reply

Return to “Military Type or Style Watches”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest