Dating a vintage festina watch does intimidating
Later, the watch briefly appeared on e Bay, but the buyer returned it to the seller as he thought it was too small for him, thus enabling me to acquire it instead :-): In the 1940's the British Ministry of Defence produced a standard specification for watches to be issued to the armed forces.The result was the WWW (or Wrist Watch Waterproof) and was made by Buren, .This particular watch is probably from the 1960's and has an AS1701 25 jewel automatic movement.GSTP is not a manufacturer, but rather a type of British military watch issued during the Second World War as "General Service Time Pieces" (although GSTP might also stand for "General Service Temporary Pattern").: A contemporary interpretation of the classic "Tank Louis Cartier", the designs for which were first visualised by Louis Cartier in 1917 in homage to the armoured fighting vehicles of the allied troops.This large sized Francaise model has an automatic movement, octagonal crown, steel bracelet and retains the classic Cartier guilloche dial with roman numerals. CWC (Cabot Watch Company) was founded in 1972 solely to supply timepieces to the British armed forces.
Fashion and design threw off rigid, centuries-old rules while personal accessories of every description grew increasingly handy, compact and stylish.
Accounts suggest that such watches were more practical than wristwatches as they could be laid on the maps and charts from which the airmen were working and be more easily read at a glance.
: The Super Ocean was developed in the 1950's for professional and military divers.
Most have snap-backs although some have screw-backs.
The casebacks bear GSTP and broad arrow markings plus a code number.