1988 Gallet 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 uniquely cool and possess all the key elements of a military watch that we swoon over here at Craft & Tailored!
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The asymmetrical case is in wonderful unpolished condition showing the original factory bead blasted finishing and sharp case lines. The bezel is in excellent vintage condition displaying light patina from use and retains its original tritium pearl which matches the dial perfectly. The original crystal exhibits some light wear marks from use. The caseback shows all the correct Govt. serial numbers and contract numbers
The dial is in remarkable condition showing no marks or blemishes. The tritium lume dots at the end of each hour marker have achieved a creamy yellow coloration, 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 functioning and keeping time perfectly.