MoD sells its upmarket watch collection

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Raymond Weil, Dior and Maurice Lacroix watches part of huge web sale.

While you might expect things like spy gear and camouflage jackets to be up for sale when the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has a clear out, luxury watches aren’t an obvious piece of military kit, but that is exactly what the MoD is selling right now.

The MoD is having a clear out of “non-essential items of kit” to raise some cash and the haul includes three upmarket watches.

Currently for sale at the MoD’s Disposal Services website are a Maurice Lacroix gent’s Miros Coussin chronograph, a ladies Dior Christal chronograph set with a diamond-set bezel and black lacquer face and a Raymond Weil Tango chronograph.

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All watches are described as being new and unused. There are no prices on the listings for the watches but other MoD equipment is being sold at knock-down prices.

While the watches might seem a strange piece of kit for the MoD to be harbouring, it is thought that they might have been used to help MoD employees working at embassies overseas to blend into the crowd when attending events with diplomats and dignitaries.

Other items on sale include an engineless Lightening T5 fighter jet, combat clothing, office furniture, medical supplies including a portable dentist chair and a skin graft machine, boats, trucks and bulldozers.

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