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    Rare and Complete US Navy "Life Barter Kit" With Milus Snow Star Ref. M.40.81 Wristwatch, Circa 1960's
    Case: 36 mm, stainless steel, three body case, with screw down caseback
    Dial: silver, sunray finish, applied steel baton indexes, date aperture with red numerals, polished steel Dauphine hands
    Movement: Milus signed Cal, manual wind, 21 jewels, shock absorber
    Band: original issued cloth band
    Signed: Milus on case, dial, movement


    This rare, original, and complete U.S. Navy "life barter" kit would have been given to Navy pilots to be carried while on mission. In the unfortunate event that they would have to survive in unfamiliar territories, the contents of the kit could be traded with locals or anyone else where standard currency would not be present, or to help get to safety.

    The "life barter kit", which was made from hardened rubber with 6 molded compartments that contained the possibly life saving items. This particular kit is stamped with issue number "518".

    The original items included in this unused kit are two gold rings marked "100%" and each baring the traditional Chinese "double-happiness" characters, a small heart shaped charm, three links of a gold chain, and a Milus insta-date in stainess steel, with an unused nato style strap still sealed.

    This particular box is stamped with inventory control number "518"


    Condition Report*: Type: Rare and Complete US Navy "Life Barter Kit" With Milus Snow Star Ref. M.40.81 Wristwatch, Circa 1960's
    Signed: Milus on case, dial, movement
    Dial: silver, sunray finish, applied steel baton indexes, date aperture with red numerals
    Hands: polished steel Dauphine hands
    Metal: watch is stainless steel, four link 22K gold chain, gold shield fob and two rings
    Case Info: three body, with screwdown caseback
    Case Width: 36 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Milus signed Cal, manual wind, 21 jewels, shock absorber
    Band: original issued cloth band
    Circa: 1960's
    Condition: The watch came to auction still in original wrap. It presents as new. The cloth strap is still in the original wrapper. Movement runs and sets as it should. Heritage does not guarantee timekeeping accuracy. We always recommend servicing for daily use and timekeeping accuracy
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2020
    9th Tuesday
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