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Part of Haveston's Insignia series, the Service Dial Coaster Series features a selection of the most iconic vintage military dial designs, revered by watch collectors for their history, aesthetic and service.
An original Haveston product design.
90mm (3-1/2") diameter.
Set of four.
05-B: MK.X WWW / Dirty Dozen Dial Coaster - 1945 Commissioned by the British MoD, the MK.X gained the “Dirty Dozen” nickname from the twelve manufacturers tasked with its production. Featuring a six o’clock subdial and radium lume markers, it replaced the white-dialed ATP predecessor and is marked with the Pheon military arrow icon.
06-B: Mil-W-50717 Type-1 Dial Coaster - 1961 A highly distinctive dive dial design, notably with an absence of numbers and instead a triangle 12, and rectangles for each 3, 6 and 9 hour position. Equipped with tritium luminous paint at each marker, its case features an asymmetrical profile that served as an integrated crown protector.
07-B: Trench Dial Coaster - 1918 Trench watches were the first mass adoption of wrist-worn military timepieces and are often found with angular Gothic-style numerals. Radium paint did not adhere well to the enamel dial surfaces, so indentations were made to anchor the lume, with a double upper dot to aid orientation in complete darkness.
08-B: MK.XI / 6B-346 Coaster - 1949 Commissioned by the British MoD under strict specifications, the MKXI was issued to the RAF and several other air forces and applications. Equipped with a hacking function and distinctive triangle and baton markers, it continued to be manufactured into the early '80s.