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READY TO WEAR
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ORIGINAL CONDITION
LARGE
VINTAGE
1960 -1963
R&R   PX
WESTCLOX
VIETNAM ERA
MILITARY WATCH

34 MM X 41 MM
W/O CROWN!


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WESTCLOX

Charles Stahlberg and partners formed United Clock Company on December 5, 1885 in Peru, Illinois with the goal of manufacturing clocks based on a patented technological innovation by Stahlberg which used lead with brass bushings for plates.

In 1887, the company reorganized as "Western Clock Company" and then went bankrupt and was reorganized by F. W. Matthiessen in 1888 as the "Western Clock Manufacturing Company."

In 1908, the company was granted a patent for the "Big Ben" alarm clock movement. This movement had a "bell-back" design, which meant the bell mechanism was integral to the clock's case.

Western Manufacturing Clock Company introduced the Big Ben in 1909.

In 1910,  the Big Ben became the first alarm clock advertised nationally, with ads placed in the Saturday Evening Post.

In 1910, The modern trademark of the company, "Westclox," first appeared on the backs of Big Ben alarm clocks from 1910 to 1917.

The name appeared on Big Ben dials as early in 1911.

Western Manufacturing Clock Company  was shortened to  "Western Clock Company" in 1912.

The trademark WESTCLOX was officially registered by the company on January 18, 1916.

In 1919, Western Clock Co., Ltd., was incorporated.

In 1931, WESTCLOX merged with Seth Thomas Clock Company.

Both companies became a division of General Time Corporation.

Westclox became known as "Westclox Division of General Time Corporation" in 1936..

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THE
THE US GOV ISSUED
1968 VIETNAM WAR
SINGLE PLASTIC CASE
WESTCLOX MILITARY WATCH

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
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VIETNAM CONTRACT PROTEST

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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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FACTS ONE 0 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 SUBSTITUTE

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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

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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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YOU CAN SEE HOW THE STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACK LOOKS AGAINST THE CASE

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THE FIRST US SPECIAL FORCES "ADVISORS"   IN VIETNAM WERE SENT FROM BASES IN THE US AND OKINAWA. THEIR JOB WAS TO ADVISE THE FRENCH AND THEN THOSE WHO WOULD SOON BECOME THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE. FOR AS TIME WENT BY   THE FRENCH WOULD LOSE IT ALL ON A HISTORICALLY DISASTROUS  GAMBLE...

THIS WAS TO BE A "WELL THOUGHT OUT  BY THE FRENCH AND AMERICAN" PLAN. 

NOW KNOWN AS THE SIEGE OF DIEN BIEN PHU, IT HAS BECOME A LESSON TAUGHT THEN FORGOTTEN....

. DO NOT SUPPOSE YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT VIETNAM AND IT'S "WARS"  WITHOUT READING THE BELOW BOOK! IT IS A MUST ... ONCE READ YOU WILL WONDER  IF ANYBODY IN THE  US MILITARY COMMAND HAD EVER READ IT? THE IRONY IS THAT  IT'S AUTHOR WOULD PERISH WITH A PLATOON OF US TROOPS WHILE GATHERING WHAT MUST HAVE BEEN THE VERY SAME KNOWLEDGE HE HAD ALREADY WRITTEN OF... A TEMPEST IN A STORM OF AMBUSH, WE LOST A TRUE HERO AND A MAN NOT AFRAID TO SAY HOW IT WAS IS AND OUGHT TO BE WITHOUT SEEMING AS IF HE WAS ANTI-WAR. YOU WILL SEE, FEEL, AND EVEN CRY WITHIN YOUR HEART AT THE VALOR OF THE TROOPS AND THE MISERY WROUGHT BY THE TEN FOLD MISTAKES MADE BY THOSE WHO HELD THE KEYS...

GOOGLE:  "GOLDSMITHWORKS DIEN BIEN PHU"
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VERY LITTLE DAMAGE WAS SUFFERED BY THIS WESTCLOX. IT WAS PURCHASED IN A LOT OF 7 WATCHES FROM AN ESTATE THAT HAD 9 MEMBERS WHO SERVED DURING 4 WARS-- INCLUDING ONE WHO SERVED IN WWII THEN IN THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION IN 1952.

"READ A STREET WITHOUT JOY"  AMAZON HAS IT AT 11.00! THEN READ OUR  HISTORIC WRITTEN UP BY CLICKING HERE.

WE HAVE SOME BLEED THROUGH OF COLOR UNDER THE CAMERA LIGHTS. BUT IT LOOKS GREAT.  THERE IS SOME BLACK BUFFING ROUGH COMPOUND THAT WE NEVER SEE UNTIL WE TAKE THESE MAGNIFIED PICS --IT WAS CLEANED OFF.

AGAIN. AN IMPORTANT NOTE IS THE HANDS --NOTE THE FIRST WESTCLOX MILITARY WATCHES DID NOT HAVE THE MID SIXTIES US CONTRACT HANDS; THE WHITE ONES YOU WILL SAW ABOVE NOR THE LATE RED AIRPLANE STILE SWEEP SECOND HAND. THIS WAS ADDED TO INCREASE SALES. THE FIRST WESTCLOX MILITARY WATCH HAD THE FAMILIAR BLACK STEEL WINDOWED MILITARY HANDS AND A RED SWEEPS WITH OUT THE "ARROW" TIP.  THE TIP OF THE SWEEP IS BENT SLIGHTLY AND COATED WITH *** RADIUM. LIME THE HANDS AND MARKERS AND NUMBER 12

*** RADIUM PROFESSIONALLY REMOVED AND AF SUPERLUMINOVA , A PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC PIGMENT WAS UTILZED AS A LIVE REPLACEMENT SO IT GLOWS AGAIN WHEN CHARGED BY LIGHT--NOTE: RADIUM GLOWED 24/7 BUT WAS RADIOACTIVE AND CAUSED CANCER IN THOSE WHOM WORKED WITH IT OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. ROCK WROTE SEVERAL ARTICLES YOU CAN GOOGLE.

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SOON,  THE ROLE OF AMERICA AND HER SPECIAL FORCES WAS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. RATHER THAN ADVISING, OUR SPECIAL OPERATION FORCES BECAME RECRUITERS AND HANDS ON LEADERS WHOM TRAINED THEIR "STUDENTS" THROUGH ACTUAL OPERATIONS. THESE TEAMS  BECAME THE HEADS OF VARIOUS  VIETNAMESE COUNTER-GUERRILLA TEAMS OR UNITS. IT IS UNKNOWN HOW MANY ADVISORS WERE CAPTURED, TORTURED AND MURDERED. OR IF ANY  EVER CAME BACK.

IN FACT, FROM 1959-1965, THE 1ST SPECIAL FORCES GROUP  TRAINED VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS AT THE COMMANDO TRAINING CENTER IN NHA TRANG.  IN 1961 THE US EXPANDED THEIR ROLE, THIS TIME IN LAOS. MTTs OR " MOBILE TRAINING TEAMS".  WOULD BECOME THE FIRST US TROOPS COMMITTED TO "A VIETNAM WAR".

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ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT. I FIRST TREATED THE WESTCLOX AS A CHEAPY WATCH. I MEAN WHO WOULD WEAR A WESTCLOX. IN FACT, BEFORE WESTCLOX BECAME ONE WITH BENRUS AND OTHER WELL KNOWN BRANDS PARTICIPATED IN THE PRODUCTION OF US GOV ISSUE MIL-W-46374A , I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHTO F WEARING A WESTCLOX!

THIS BEAUTY IS WITH OUT DOUBT ONE OF THE ORIGINALS.SPECTACULAR, TOTALLY REBUILT WITHOUT TAKING ANYTHING FROM IT'S ORIGINAL BEING, LOOK OR ALTERING THIS TIMEPIECE. MOVEMENT OVERHAUL. DIAL CLEANING AND RE-ILLUMINATION, LIGHT CLEAN AND BUFF OF CASE, ORIGINAL CRYSTAL, RED HAND REPAINTED. THAT IS THAT.


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THESE THREE WERE COMPLETED SAT. THE ELEVENTH. THE 34 X 41 MM W/O CROWN ON THE LEFT IS THIS BEAUTY.

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U.S. SPECIAL FORCES & CIDG IN SOUTH VIETNAM:
( Civilian Irregular Defense Group )

In April of 1960, the 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces WWII Airborne was reconstituted.

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) was officially activated in September of 1961 at Fort Brag, North Carolina, &, With the support of President Kennedy, RECEIVED PERMISSION TO WEAR THE GREEN BERET....

By 1962, elements of the 5th Special Forces Group began serving 6 month temporary tours of duty in Vietnam with a mission to advise and train the ARVN & ARVN SP -Vietnamese Special Forces, assist in building relationships with villagers, building schools,  infirmaries,  providing medical treatment, and creating Civilian Irregular Defense Groups in the villages and hamlets to combat the Viet Cong

[Viet Cong = guerilla fighters in South Vietnam supported and directed by the North Vietnamese / "Viet Minh"- Viet Minh = Vietnam Independence League].

(To better understand what the mission was in 1962, Rent that famous 1968 movie " Green Beret "  starring John Wayne with its hit Green Beret soundtrack).

While Vietnamese Villagers were recruited into CIDG's, the Special Forces began to recruit the largest minority group in Vietnam: the Montagnard.

(To better understand rent  the 1979 movie "Apocalypse Now" Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen & Robert Duvall.

The Montagnard. was not an individual TRIBE or SINGLE peoples, rather, it was a term loosely applied to over 100 separate tribes constituting up to one million indigenous primitive mountain people scattered throughout Indochina. They lived in a tribal society that centered their livelihood and way of life on the village and slash-and-burn agriculture; setting them apart from the Vietnamese who inhabited the lowlands.

Though there were unique differences amongst the Montagnard. peoples and villages,    the Montagnard. as a whole had an ingrained hatred for the Vietnamese and an a historical desire to be independent and thus, they were more than likely candidates for the US Special Forces.

During the French Indochina War, both sides, the French, and the Viet Minh, worked to win the Montagnard. to their side because they occupied territory of strategic value to what had initially become an insurgency

[(French Indochina: Cambodia Laos Vietnam)- but the term Indochina originally included all areas that were influenced by Indian & Chinese Influence. I.E.:    Cambodia Laos Vietnam Peninsular Malaysia Myanmar (Burma)  Singapore & Thailand (Siam)]

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In 1961, it was estimated that twenty-nine tribes with nearly 200,000 peoples of different cultural characteristic and linguistic patterns lived in villages within the borders of South Vietnam.

The first "TRIBE"  to be approached to participate in the CIDG program were the Rhade. The Rhade, numbering around 100,000,  were the most influential and strategically located of the Montagnard. tribes in the highlands of Vietnam. Though the largest concentration of Rhade were centered around the village of Ban Me Thuot in Darlac Province, they also had villages in  Quang Due, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa Provinces.

By April of 1962, a twelve-man U.S. Special Forces A detachment , with the assistance of the U.S. & Vietnamese Special Forces,  incorporated forty Rhade villages   into the CIDG ( Civilian Irregular Defense Group ) program.

By June of 1963, the U.S. Special Forces had trained  close to 11,000 strike force and 40,000 hamlet militia from over 800 villages in border surveillance and mountain scout programs, which included ambushes, reconnaissance patrols, and combat patrols.   With enough strike force troops, they switched from training to military operations against the Viet Cong..

By 1964, the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, with an authorized strength of 1,297, expanded their organization to face the new mission head on -- to seek out and destroy the Viet Cong. This direct confrontation required a change of troop commitment from a 6 month temporary deployment to a one-year permanent change of station.

Before the massive commitment of  U.S. conventional forces to South Vietnam in 1965/66, the U.S. Special Forces conducted counterinsurgency programs to destroy the Viet Cong, create secure environments and assist in establishing governmental control over the population--which included enlisting the Vietnam villagers active support of government's programs.

By 1965 full deployment was completed with the main operational base headquartered at Nha Trang, and operational units deployed throughout South Vietnam to 270 established and manned camps and  locations. From these locations, the forces of the civilian irregular defense groups, including the Montagnard., as well as the regular units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam were trained and led.

Though the 5th Special Forces Group Airborne was one of the smallest units during the entire Vietnam War,it's soldiers were among the highest decorated -- which include seventeen Medal  Medals of Honor,-- and gathered twenty campaign streamers to their Colors.

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BEFORE OVERHAUL
NOTE THE BRASS SQUARE
THE LONGER STEM
THIS DESIGN WAS INVENTED BY
OMEGA DURING WWII
DESIGNED TO PROTECT MOVEMENT FROM STEM LEAKAGE.
WE JUST COMPLETED ONE AND IT WAS INVESTED IN LAST WEEK

THE ONE BELOW WE OFFERED ON EBAY A FEW YEARS AGO

WWII  OMEGA 4 SQUARE WWII MILITARY WATCH 2009

NEW RESTORE INVESTED IN JAN 2014

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GREAT LOOKS

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HISTORY

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OFFERS WARRANTY AND APPRAISAL
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THEN LOSES 60% ON THE DEAL

IT IS THE HISTORY
KNOW IT BEFORE YOU WEAR IT

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WESTCLOX SIGNED

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READY FOR HANDS


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LINK:
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NEW RESTORE INVESTED IN JAN 2014

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AFTER OVERHAUL
THAT BLACK ROUGE
WILL TAKE 5 DAYS
TO GET OUT OF MY CALLUSED SKIN!
DENISE MAKES ME WEAR GLOVES
NOT.....

YA GOTTA FEEL THE FORCE

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