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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
OVERHAULED
RESTORED

1970
ELGIN

POWERED BY
THE SAME
FRENCH MOVEMENT
THAT POWERED
THE 1969/70
VIETNAM GOV ISSUE
WESTCLOX

34.5 X 42.8 MM


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BENRUS WON THE INITIAL 1963 CONTRACT FOR 10,000 UNITS FOR MARINE CORP
BENRUS SUBMITTED A SINGLE CASE DESIGN BY COPYING THE WYLER WATCH DESIGN OF 1928

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NOTE THE MILITARY ISSUE  DIAL
WESTCLOX
US GOV ISSUE 1968/69
MIL-W-46374A
DIAL

CHECK OUT THE STORY
GOOGLE:
GOLDSMITHWORKS BENRUS VS BULOVA
VIETNAM CONTRACT PROTEST

AND THESE

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1959 Westclox
OWNED BY SF MEMBER

PX R&R 1970-1971
SAME WESTCLOX DIAL

PX R&R 1965-1967
SAME WESTCLOX DIAL

PX R&R 1967 1969
SAME WESTCLOX DIAL

WESTCLOX SOLD AND GAVE AWAY A FEW HUNDRED WESTCLOX WATCHES TO US SPECIAL FORCES ADVISORS IN VIETNAM IN THE LATE 1950'S TO EARLY 1960'S. THE DESIGN FEATURES OF THESE TIME PIECES AS WELL AS THEIR STAMINA IN THE FIELD WOULD FIND THEIR WAY INTO A SERIES OF MILITARY WATCHES THAT WOULD PROVE NOT ONLY TO BE RUGGED AND EXCEPTIONAL, BUT ABLE TO LAST IN THE JUNGLES OF VIETNAM OF THE "MUST DO" REQUESTS OF  THE US MILITARY CONTRACT-- THUS THIS WOULD GAIN WESTCLOX ONE OF THOSE  US MILITARY CONTRACTS FOR THOUSANDS OF US MILITARY ISSUE WATCHES FOR TROOPS IN VIETNAM.

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FACT ONE

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE YEARS 1961-1965 WHEN THE FIRST US COMBAT FORCES IN VIETNAM WERE MAINLY SPECIAL FORCES - I.E.: GREEN BERETS      

FRENCH INDOCHINA Vs VIETNAM:

Before WWII , the French colonized Indochina.[Cambodia Laos Vietnam]. After the outbreak of WWII, the Japanese invaded Indochina but allowed the French to continue to Govern. In 1945 the Japanese, fearing US  invasion, rounded up the French and the French "puppet government " and locked them up in what amounted to concentration camps. During this time, with US assistance, Vietnamese organized guerilla units to harass the Japanese.

At the conclusion of WWII -1945- the French moved back into Vietnam. which led to the French Indochina War --and eventually the halving of Vietnam into South Vietnam [Republic of Chochinchina],   under French control, and North Vietnam, eventually under Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh Nationalists-- communists.

With the defeat of China's Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Army     in 1949 by the Chinese Communists, the US stepped up support for opposition groups through out Asia.    When war breaks out in Korea in 1950, with China jumping in, the US stepped up support for the French in Vietnam fearing a domino effect.

When both China and Russia recognized Ho Chi Minh's Democratic Republic of    Vietnam and the Viet Minh Nationalists defeated the French in 1954, the US with UN Support, assisted in the establishment of a government in South Vietnam. By 1959, US military support by way of cash, arms and advisors were stepped up. In fact, the first US casualties in Vietnam occurred in 1959 when two U.S. military advisors, Maj. Dale Buis and Sgt. Chester Ovnand, were killed by Viet Minh guerrillas at Bien Hoa, South Vietnam.

( SEARCH: DIEN BEN PHU. A HISTORIC INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE FRENCH SPECIAL FORCES & THE COMING OF AGE OF GENERAL GIAP AND THE VIET MINH )

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JAPANESE 2 VERSIONS

SWISS WITH 4 SQUARE

FRENCH 4 VERSIONS

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THE ONLY PROBLEM WESTCLOX FACED WAS THE MOVEMENTS, TO MEET THE CONTRACT PRICE STRUCTURE, THE ORIGINAL SWISS SWISS MOVEMENTS HAD TO BE DROPPED. INSTEAD, A SERIES OF FRENCH JEAMBRUN AND A JAPANESE SEIKO MOVEMENTS WERE *SUBSTITUTED

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THIS WONDERFUL MILITARY WESTCLOX DATES FROM 1960 TO 1963
CONDITION IS EXCELLENT. THE CASE IS CHROME PLATED THE LIGHTING
TENDS TO CAST THE UNDERLAY IN THESE PHOTOS WE HAVE KEPT HER AS
FOUND WITH FULL OVERHAUL OF HER SWISS 17 JEWEL SHOCK PROTECTED
MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT. THE DATE IS SURELY FACTUAL IN EVERY
REGARD. NOT UNTIL THE THIRD SERIES DID WESTCLOX USE
JAPANESE MECHANICAL MOVEMENTS

*SUBSTITUTED: THESE MOVEMENTS TURNED OUT TO BE INCREDIBLE, LASTING SEVERAL YEARS IN THE JUNGLES W/O SERVICE AND MANYCONTINUED TO OPERATE AS IS FOR DECADES

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RADIUM ORIG HANDS

RADIUM US HANDS

TRITIUM US HANDS

1958 - 1964

SECONDS WOULD RECEIVE RED ARROW 1969

THUS, RADIUM OR TRITIUM AND MAKER OF MOVEMENT BECAME THE MEANS OF DATING YOUR FIND. BUT, IT IS NOT SO MUCH FROM  WHEN, SAY, SEIKO MADE THE FIRST OR LAST MOVEMENT. IN OTHER WORDS TH MANUFACTURE DATE-- BECAUSE THESE MOVEMENTS WERE MADE FOR THE WESTCLOX AND NOT VERSA.

ARROW SECOND HAND  -  WHITE "VIETNAM MILITARY WATCH STYLE" , BLACK STEEL HANDS, SWISS, JAPANESE OR FRENCH MOVEMENT- RADIUM OR TRITIUM - STEEL - PLASTIC - CHROME PLATED CASE [CHROME WENT TO STEEL IN 1964/65] -    SIGNED DIAL - SIGNED AND JEWEL COUNT DIAL - CLEAR DIAL.......

DATING BECOMES A GROUP OF ITEMS, HAND STYLE, DIAL, CASE, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURER. .

ONE OF THE CLEAR SIGNS OF AGE IS THE ILLUMINATION
RADIUM WAS UTILIZED ON THE MILITARY VERSIONS FROM 1959 TO 19 67.
AFTER THAT, THE US GOV REQUIRED TRITIUM NOT RADIUM. SO
RATHER THAN OFFER RADIUM PX/R&R WATCHES WITH RADIUM. YOU
WILL FIND THAT WESTCLOX AFTER 1967 USED TRITIUM

VERSIONS THAT FOLLOWED THE ORIGINAL WESTCLOX MILITARY

M101 26D 7J 1968 MIL VERSION
D407 7J 1968 MIL VERSION
A 201 17J VERSION
M101 26D 17J 1968 MIL VERSION
M102 26D 21J 1968 MIL VERSION

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BEAUTIFUL STUNNING THIN LINE

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I START WITH THE CASE.
IT IS CHROME OVER BASE METAL
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
 
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DIAL IS EXTRA ULTRA FANTASTIC

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THE VIETNAM ERA MOVEMENTS DID NOT HAVE DATE
THIS BABY HAS AN ELGIN DATE RING

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SEVENTEEN JEWELS
VIETNAM MOVEMENTS HAD 7 JEWELS
THE CIVILIAN R&R PX VERSION HAD 17J
 
 
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AN INCREDIBLE DURABLE LONG LASTING MOVEMENT

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DISREGARD THE BUFFING COMPOUND

IT ALMOST ALWAYS SHOWS IN PICS
BUT IS CLEANED AFTER PICS

AS YOU CAN SEE FURTHER BELOW
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DISREGARD THE BUFFING COMPOUND

IT ALMOST ALWAYS SHOWS IN PICS
BUT IS CLEANED AFTER PICS

AS YOU CAN SEE FURTHER BELOW

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A BLACK STULLER LEATHER
STRAP COMPLETES THIS ENSAMBLE

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SCREW DOWN CASE BACK

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AWESOME

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SMOOTH
 
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SMOOTH

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24 HOUR MLITARY TIME
RICH GOLD AND BLACK EXTRAORDINAY CHAPTER RING

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ABSOLUTELY UNUSUAL AND THE TYPE
OF TIME PIECE THAT MAKES STATEMENTS FOR DECADES

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TV VIEW STYLE 1970 ALL IN ONE
GREAT LOOKS

SHARP DETAILS
VINTAGEFEEL
MODERN FLAVOR

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LOW PROFILE STRAP
FROM 20 MM TO 16 MM

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NOTE COMPOUND CLEANED
 
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MAKE A STATEMENT
WHILE KEEPING GREAT TIMNE

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THE EXTRA ORDINARY

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FANTASTIC


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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!  

 

TAUBERT & FILS

Taubert & Fils was one of the finest Geneva based case makers and specialists in the manufacture of high quality dirt and moisture-resistant cases. The company’s case stamp was F.B. within a cartouche.

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