This Rolex Tudor Submariner reference 94010 with lollipop hand was purchased from the original owner, Ken, who was in the Canadian Navy. The watch is an issued one and bears all the dirt and sweat of his adventures on and off duty.
Ken spent 7 years in the forces. The watch has never been cleaned; since his exit from the army, it has been sitting in a drawer for 23 years.
Ken refused to write a letter. His words were simple: "I just told you the story, no need to write it". Fortunately, with his disclosed contact information, I was able to find some online information confirming his passage in the Canadian Navy.
Was Ken discharged? Perhaps with time, he will reveal more about his past.
In the meantime, this watch is ready for a trip to the spa! So glad to add a 5th Canadian Milsub to my collection.