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Reconvilier ATP - Army Trade Pattern - Military Issued Watch - c.1939 ***SOLD***

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This 1939 Reconvilier (unmarked) ATP (Army Trade Pattern) watch is a great example of British-issued military watch. Known as the rarest of the ATP watches, the Reconvilier is intentionally hard to recognise due to a distinct lack of branding. The unmarked dial especially important in watches issued to behind enemy lines military personnel, it would grant soldiers an anonymity that would otherwise have been lost due to a manufacturer name appearing.  This watch has a fantastic patina to the dial.

The chrome-topped case is in lovely, evenly worn condition and at 34mm is larger than the average ATP military watch seen on the market. The watch, dial and hands all reflect its age and also have a beautiful patina. The black painted hands seem to have their original luminous inserts which have turned a fantastic green colour, as have the dial plots!

The dial has a subsidiary seconds dial which is made up of multiple rings, a little like a target. The solid steel screw-down case back is engraved with /|\ (British Military 'Broad Arrow'), ATP and serial number 28013.

The watch is powered, as are all of the ATP's, by a hand-wound movement, which, in line with the sterile dial, is unmarked. 

The watch was purchased from the son of the original owner and was not working when it arrived with us. The watch will be serviced before dispatch to a new owner and will then receive a 3-month warranty for your peace of mind.

There is an informative article here should you wish to read more.

The watch will come on a new NATO style strap as pictured.

Modern or vintage PX’s considered, please contact or call me on +44 7831 454658

  • Model ref: Army Trade Pattern
  • Year: c.1940s
  • Warranty length: 3 months
  • Box and papers: No
  • Movement type, calibre and jewels: Hand winding 15j 
  • Case: Chrome topped
  • Dial: Military
  • Crystal: Plastic
  • Bracelet: NATO
  • Width (w/o crown): 34mm
  • Height, lug to lug: 41mm
  • Lug width: 17mm
  • Wrist size: Adjustable