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    Default Timor WWW wristwatch

    Here is another out of my collection a WW2 Timor WWW used by the British military.



    I used this syikes knife as a prop it was used by British and US camando's in WW2

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    WOW! For a chrome top case this one looks brand new. Just amazing.

    Excellent example, thanks for sharing


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    Oh my god you've shown a picture of a 'knife'!!!!

    I am sorry but that is 'Verboden' here so you will have to be immediately ejected from the site.



    Only joking...!!

    That is a great piece of History.... Ebay?

    PS. Watch ain't bad either... I like the WWW, Cyma, Timor, etc config... very cool I think I should get at least one of those watches.....
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    Very nice. That case really does look incredible. Great catch. I imagine it looks pretty small next to that Auricoste you posted! I've not managed to get around to finding a WWW (yet). Found a lovely Smiths W10, but that was only from '70.

    Those Timors are popping up all over the place at the moment - there's even one for sale on the vintage section of ASOS (of all places).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATG View Post
    Oh my god you've shown a picture of a 'knife'!!!!

    I am sorry but that is 'Verboden' here so you will have to be immediately ejected from the site.



    Only joking...!!

    That is a great piece of History.... Ebay?

    PS. Watch ain't bad either... I like the WWW, Cyma, Timor, etc config... very cool I think I should get at least one of those watches.....
    I got a good deal on the Timor at the MWR forum last year and found the syike's knife at a antique store.For a minute I thought I got the boot off the forrum

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    That commando knife just stirred up some long lost childhood memories - I grew up reading Commando magazine and The Victor comic. (I used to have a plastic knife like yours - I think I sent off for it?) The knife formed part of the comic's logo. I even found this old cover with the knife on the back cover...



    Here's a rather appropriate cover bearing in mind that these WWW watches are often referred to as "The Dirty Dozen" due to the number of makers...



    Couldn't resist this one...



    Here's the link to the official site http://www.commandomag.com/

    Mike - any chance you could do a detailed post on "The Dirty Dozen" WWWs? I just told Gary that you are the expert on them! (see here http://forum.atgvintagewatches.com/s...ead.php?t=1960).

    Also, for old times sake, could you post a few more photos of the knife, particularly any broadarrow markings?

    Regards

    Jon'.

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    Here's a link to the Wikipedia entry on the Fairbairn-Sykes knife

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbai...Fighting_Knife

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    Wow they take me back...

    When i was a child my Summers were pent in Anglesey in North Wales... my father's family used to go there pre war... and then when children were being evacuated from Liverpool it was natural for them to send their kids there. My father and his brother stayed with the same family that they had known all through the war.

    Fast forward to 2009...I took my 2 boys back to the same beaches... coastal walks and Druid stones that my father's, father had shown him 60 years ago...and we are going back in the Spring... they still treat me like their own and my kids the same.

    Anglesey is a tough weather environment and during those holidays when the weather was bad and between jumping off stacks of hay bales I would read those books... 'COMMANDO'..... bought from a Store 'not shop' were you could buy petrol, rubbers, (pencil), hair nets, fresh lobsters, fold up rain macs, and the TIMES! You now those shops right....

    Ahhh happy days...



    PS. I'd love one of those knives...

    This is called Church on the Sea




    Quote Originally Posted by StampeSV4 View Post
    That commando knife just stirred up some long lost childhood memories - I grew up reading Commando magazine and The Victor comic. (I used to have a plastic knife like yours - I think I sent off for it?) The knife formed part of the comic's logo. I even found this old cover with the knife on the back cover...



    Here's a rather appropriate cover bearing in mind that these WWW watches are often referred to as "The Dirty Dozen" due to the number of makers...



    Couldn't resist this one...



    Here's the link to the official site http://www.commandomag.com/

    Mike - any chance you could do a detailed post on "The Dirty Dozen" WWWs? I just told Gary that you are the expert on them! (see here http://forum.atgvintagewatches.com/s...ead.php?t=1960).

    Also, for old times sake, could you post a few more photos of the knife, particularly any broadarrow markings?

    Regards

    Jon'.
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