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This is a put-together watch that has brought me a lot of satisfaction and
compliments over the last 18 months or so. I don't really want to let it go, but
it's not getting worn as much as it deserves anymore. Hoping to find it a good

I took the movement/dial/hands from a Titan M2420 and dropped them into the case
of a Chronomat GMT sub a while back. I then put a finely brushed finish on the
case and bracelet and installed a red/black submariner-style bezel insert. The
result is a really cool, one-of-a-kind milsub which represents a tremendous value.

The case and bracelet are awesome. Extremely solid and satisfying construction.
Rock solid with no squeaks or play anywhere. Just a pleasure to hold and wear.
Bezel operates flawlessly with 120 uni-directional clicks. Screw-down crown is
clean, smooth, and operates perfectly. The crown isn't too big, so it doesn't dig
into your hand when you bend your wrist.

The brushed finish and mil design mean that this watch can work with casual
clothing, but the polished indeces/hands, glossy black dial, and timeless design
mean that it looks great when dressing up as well. The brushed finish has a sheen
to it; it's not dull and lifeless.

Runs great and starts up with just a shake. Genuine Miyota 82xx movement inside
is handwindable. Winds and sets easily; runs strong at about +20 per day. Two
divots have been added to the caseback so that the watch may be opened with a
standard opener (not just a rolex-style opener).

There are no noticeable blemishes to the case, hands, dial, or bezel insert. The
crystal has no scratches, however there are some marks on the very edge between 7
and 8:00. There is also a small chip on the very edge at the 28 minute mark.
These blemishes are not noticed unless you're looking for them.

The bracelet is in excellent condition with only the tiniest blemishes present.
Solid end links fit perfectly to the case. Solid screwed links. The clasp has
lots of microadjust holes. The bracelet is sized for my 6.75" wrist and two extra
links are included.

- Excellent overall condition
- 40mm case width not including crown
- 20mm lug width
- Flat mineral crystal

Daytime lume color on the dial and hands is white. The lume isn't outstanding,
but it is functional and useful in the dark. The dial shows the US Navy insignia
for submarine warfare.

One of the reasons that I love this watch is because of the no-date design. This
makes it unique from all the other subs with date/cyclops and it also makes it a
tremendous grab-and-go watch. Simply unscrew the crown, set the time and you're

In addition to the watch, I'm throwing in two freebies from the watches that I
used to create this franken-milsub. Pics of both are at the bottom of this post.

1) Chronomat GMT automatic movement. Chinese origin. Comes complete with dial,
hands, and stem. It's a tap 10 stem with stem extender so it should work with a
variety of different cases and crowns. Movement runs fine when shaken. No known

2) Original case assembly from a Titan Submariner M2420
- 40mm case width not including crown
- 20mm lug width
- flat mineral crystal
- near mint condition
- crystal is perfect
- unidirectional 60-click bezel
- includes crown & crown gasket (no stem)
- includes caseback gasket
- etched submarine silhouette on the caseback
- barely used - crown and bezel work like new

(The Chronomat movement will not fit in the Titan case - the movement is too

Those of you who are Googling more info on Chronomat, you should also search for
Chronotac. This company rebranded their watches a few years ago.

SOLD for $95 shipped for everything
- PayPal only
- USA only

E-mail: stumpbass {at}


I am PayPal verified. Watch forum sales references available on request. For other references,
please check me out on eBay. My handle is stumpbass1 and my current rep is 100% positive
feedback (160).




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