One of just 1940 made, this Milus Snow Star has gone on to launch a whole new range. Model reference HKIT001
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
While the warranty card is not stamped these were launched in 2012 and fewer than 2,000 made, so this had to be made in 2012 or shortly thereafter. This is detailed in the booklet on the Snow Star, which shows the Milus company being founded in 1919 and the last entry on the timeline is for the launch of this watch in 2012.
The original 1940 model of the Milus instant date was included in a survival pack for US Navy pilots during WW2. The idea was that is they were shot down behind enemy lines, they could use either the Milus watch, the gold rings or the gold chain to barter for things that could save their life without it being traceable to the US to protect people who might have helped a downed pilot. We have shown a photo of what was in that original life barter kit, and now it makes sense why this watch comes with extras. Instead of gold rings, you get cufflinks with compasses in each. You also get a dog tag style ID necklace, individual to each watch. You get two strap, a lightly used leather with signed buckle and a spare NATO style nylon strap. Condition is close to unworn, and being picky there are some small marks on the non crown side of the case But the only issue we can find is that the serial number on the watch is not the same one that is on the warranty card or dog tag – they must have been mixed up somewhere. Inside is a Sellita 26 jewel SW200 automatic movement, as used by many brands, with quick set date. Yo can see a review of the later, 2019 model here.
This watch will be supplied with the large original presentation box, papers, cufflinks, dog tag, unworn spare NATO strap and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 42.8 mm
Width without crown 40.2 mm
Between lugs 22 mm
Lug to lug length 47.0 mm
Case Thickness 10.4 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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