1986 Adanac Military Diver/Navigator

In the late eighties, both the USAF and Canadian Armed Force issued these tough-looking Adanac watches to their service members. Adanac is (Canada spelled backward) and was produced in the joint contract between Gallet and Marathon. The watch has an unusual 0-11 marked bidirectional bezel, which makes it look like a hybrid of diver's and pilot's watches. Both the United State air force and the Canadian Armed Forces issued the Adanac watches in the late 1980s. The Adanac possesses an asymmetrical case that possesses a screw-down crown, has fixed bars, and is water-resistant to 660 feet, which qualifies this watch as a military diver's watch although it seems to have been issued more commonly to aircrews. The dial maintains 24-hour markings commonly found on many military watches. The hour and minute hands have applied tritium luminous material as do the hour indexes on the dial and the zero position on the bezel is also tritium coated. The Adanac uses a Swiss-made quartz movement and there is a separate latch (which you can open with a coin) for replacing batteries. 

These Adanac military watches are unique and cool, possessing all the key elements of a military watch that we swoon over here at Craft & Tailored! 


Stock # ADANACMSUB86-2
Brand Gallet
Style Diver
Model Sub
Serial N/A
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 40mm
Bracelet Black Single Pass NATO


The asymmetrical case retains its original bead blasted finishing and remains in excellent unpolished condition. The bezel is in remarkable condition and retains its tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock position. The original crystal does exhibit some signs of use. The caseback shows all the correct Govt. serial numbers and contract numbers. The watch will come on a black single pass NATO strap.


The dial is in stunning original condition. The tritium lume dots at the end of each hour marker have achieved a vivid orange patina, under U.V light inspection, the lume plots show no degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. 


None. The watch is running at spec and is in perfect working condition.