In 1950s, the US navy ordered a new military diving watch from Tudor, which was named as “Command” project, but at last, the project was shelved. You may be surprised that why the military watch “Commando” was not adopted by US navy. Today I will introduce the history to you.
The world seemed to be in peace after the Second World War in 1945. But the US and Soviet Union never stopped developing their military equipment. At that time, it is not only the huge military equipment, but also the military watches were developed and tried by US military. It was exactly the suspended Commando project. The requirements of the diving watches from US navy were not complicated. Durability, robustness, locked bezel and good waterproofness. So the steel case copy Tudor with strange appearance was designed.
Everyone knows that the project was abandoned by US navy. Why? If you think carefully you will understand it. In order to achieve the purpose of the durable and robust bezel that US navy required, the buckle Tudor designed was too complicated and troublesome. It was also not convenient to the wearers. The new perfect Tudor Black Bay imitation watch perfectly reproduced the appearance of the original model. Of course, the shortage has been copied too. The bezel is not convenient to operate.