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NOTE: THE ONLY DIVE WATCH US MIL CONTRACTS WERE THE CANTEEN AND THE TORNEK. IF SOME ONE CAN PINT ANOTHER I WOULD BE HAPPY TO KNOW. FROM ROLEX TO SEA WOLF, MANY DIVES WERE UTILIZED BY NAVY DIVERS UDT ETC, HELIO AND JET PILOTS ALSO UTILIZED MANY DIFFERENT WATCHES, BUT ONLY MIL SPEC WATCHES FROM WWI THROUGH SPEC DESERT STORM ARE CONSIDERED "MILITARY ISSUE WATCHES. MILITARY WATCHES ARE SPEC SHEET CONTRACTED WITH EVERY IOTA PRE SCREENED AND WRITTEN DOWN ON SHEETS. WE HAVE MANY ON OUR SITES. THEY HAVE NUMBERS LIKE A-11 FOR HACKING PILOTS WATCH WWII OR A-17 FOR KOREAN WAR HACKING OR MIL-W-3818-A FOR POST KOREAN WAR TO PRE-VIETNAM WAR. EACH HAS A 5TIO 15 PAGE SPEC SHEET. THEN A CONTRACT WITH MANUFACTURER SPECIFYING ALL PARTICULARS FROM CASE TO MOVEMENT TO CRYSTAL TO CROWN TO MOVEMENT TO HOW THEY WILL BE SERVICED OR IN THE CASE OF VIETNAM WATCHES NOT SERVICED. HOW LONG THEY WILL LAST. WATCHES ARE NOT SIMPLY MADE AND THEN PURCHASED BY THE MILITARY. THEY HAD TO BE TESTED AND INSPECTED ETC. THUS, ALL THE STORIES OF WATCHES SERVING WITH THE SEALS OR UDT OR PILOTS OR GRUNTS OR ASTRONAUTS OR ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY, FROM TIMERS TO POCKETS TO JETS TO SPECIALTY TO SUBS TO DESTROYERS TO CLOCKS HAD AN ID, A NUMBER A SPEC A DATE AND THEY WERE ALL ENGRAVED ON THE CASE BACK. EVEN THE DIALS WERE SPECKED. ONLY THE CANTEEN DIVE AND APP 15000 TORNEK RAYVILLE [SEALS VIETNAM] WERE THUS CONTRACTED. I HAVE RECORDS UP TO 1975. IF YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING ADDITIONAL I WOULD BE HAPPY.....

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BLUE FOR THE BLUEWATER
BROWN FOR THE BROWN WATER NAVY
MUD FOR THE NAVY SEALS

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IMG_5483.JPG (183800 bytes)ORIGINAL NEAR MINT CONDITION
VINTAGE 1966 ORIGINAL
BULOVA M6 DIVE

STAINLESS STEEL
BULOVA CARAVELLE
666 FEET

DIVE WATCH
[1966]

M6

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WITH


M6 11DP
PARA SHOCK
17J

MOVEMENT
ORD DEP STYLE
THE MOVEMENT WAS BUILT BY CITIZEN
READ MY HISTORY OF ISSUED VIETNAM MILITARY WATCHES
THE YEAR 1966 ON CASE AND 1966 ON MOVEMENT

THE NUMBER ON CASE COULD BE A "6"
MAKING THE WATCH A 1966

THIS BABY DID SERVE IN THE NAM

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BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FEET DIVERS THAT BELONGED
TO A FRIEND OF ROCKS WHO SERVED [1966-191968]
A FEW YEARS EARLIER THAN ROCK  


1966
ON THE RARE SIDE

36.5 X 36.5 MM
W/O
CROWN

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ONE OF ROCKS RESTORED SIGNED
VINTAGE VIETNAM STYLE LEATHER STRAPS

AND

NATO BALLISTIC NYLON STRAP

OLIVE DRAB WITH KEEPERS
UP TO SIZE 9

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FREE ONE YEAR WARRANTY
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19.00 UPS 2 DAY AIR INSURED SIGNATURE DELIVERY

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THE SECONDS HAND WAS PAINTED RED. LIKE THE ORIGINAL. EVERY THIS ELSE
KEPT AS FOUND ORIGINAL

DO YOU THINK ROCK WILL INVEST IN AN AWESOME BULOVA 1966 IN RATHER DARK CONDITION, FIX HER UP AND WALLAS~ I GOT A REAL WINNER?

PROBLEM IS, MOST INDIVIDUALS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE GO THROUGH.  THAT IS IF YOU WANT TO PROVIDE AWESOME VINTAGE AT GREAT PRICE. BESIDES CASE RESTORE, MOVEMENT OVER HAUL, THIS BAD BABY HAD A BEZEL INSERT PROBLEM HAD A SPRING WIRE FOR BEZEL PROBLEM AND A CRYSTAL PROBLEM;

ROCK SHIPPED AND THECRYSTAL CAM LOOSE!

THUS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WORK WENT INTO THIS RARE 1966 VIETNAM ERA BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FEET DIVE WATCH!

AND, TO MAKE THIS BEAUTY AUTHENTIC FOR ITS ERA AND PERIOD, ROCK BUILT A WIDE LEATHER CUFF STRAP. FIRS REMOVING AGES OF EVERY THING. INCLUDED SETTING IT A FIRE!

THUS,  AS LATE AS SATURDAY 7/18/15 HE WAS STILL AT IT.......

HAVE FUN READING

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    FIRST RESTORE                 FINISHED RESTORE

BOTH ARE THE SAME. ALL ORIGINAL DIAL HANDS CRYSTAL BEZEL. BEZEL NOW TURNS WITHOUT THE CRYSTAL COMING LOOSE [LOL..NOT]

THE MAIN FEATURE IS THE NEW VIETBNAN ERA PERIOD
STRAP AND A NATO OLIVE DRAP STRAP
ARE INCLUDED-SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS TO REMOVE AND PLACE ON NATO STRAPAND BACK TO CUFF IS PROCIDED
TAKE ALL OF 10MINUTES

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M-6 1966


AFTER MY CAMERA, WHICH HAS SNAPPED 30,000 PICS WOULD NOT P/U THE CASE CODE I ASKED JAS TO SET UP HER CAMERA WITH LENSES [GSWTREASURES].

BULOVA USED TO PLACE TWO DIGITS ON   EVERY CASE BACK  & SOME MOVEMENTS AS FOLLOWS:

FIRST # IS DECADE    SECOND # IS YEAR
THE FIRST DECADE L = 1950 /    L6 WOULD BE 1956
THE SECOND DECADE M = 1960 /   M6 WOULD BE 1966
THE THIRD DECADE N = 1970/   L6 = 1976
THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FT 
WITH M6 ON BOTH CASE AND MOVEMENT THEY ARE 1966

HERE IS THE SIGNED LEATHER CUFF WITH DETAILS

 

 

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ROCK IS BURNING THE NASTY LEATHER
REMOVIND YEARS OF SHOE WAX. NOTE THE FLAME ON LEFT

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NOTE THE SECET ROCKSTERMIX JUICE TO SOFTEN THE LEATHER

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FIXING BY HAND

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AS THE LEATHER SAT UNDER A PRESS, ROC TESTED THE CASE WITH NEW ORIG CRYSTAL NOTE, THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN SWINM WITH IT ON YOUR WRIST. THE CROWN GASKET IS THE WEAK PART AND ROCK REPALACED IT BUT WE DO NOT KNOW IF IT WILL HOLD

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BACK TO STRAP

 

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HWEERE THE PATCHES AND LEATHER ARE SOAPED DOWN

 

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LOOK AT THE LEATHER. THE   ORIGINAL COLOR AFTER REMOVING 40 YEARS OF WHATEVER. YET ROCK DOES NOT CLEAN TOO MUCH

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BEING HEATED SO THE OILS WILL BE ABSORBED

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THE ALLUMINUM SHOULDER FROM A SINGLE EDGE RAZOR
FOR THE TIE DOWN--EASY TO REMOVE IF YOU WANT TO WEAR
THIS VIETNAM ERA BULOVA ON THE NATO STRAP

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HOLD DOWN STRAP


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THE HOLD DOWN THROUGH LUGS

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THEN THROUGH THE PERFECT CUT OUTS

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M6
1966

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EVERY ITEM IS ORIGINAL INCLUDING THE CRYSTAL
THIS 1966 BULOVA IS ABSOLUTELY RARE
AFTER ONE YEAR WE FINALLY DISCOVERED A CRYSTAL

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MAKING HOLD DOWN SPRING WIRE FOR BEZEL ROCK IS SANDING TO OO.5

THE BEZEL OPERATES. THIS VIETNAM ERA BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FEET DIVERS THAT BELONGED TO A FRIEND OF ROCKS WHO SERVED A FEW YEARS EARLIER THAN ROCK

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ON AND WORKING
THE BEZEL NOW TURNS

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THE FACT IS, OUTSIDE OF S/P GREEN BERET AND SUPPORT TROOPS
THE ACTION AND  IN VIETNAM BEGAN IN 1966
GOT STARTED ON THE DATE THIS BULOVA CAME TO LIFE

IN TIME TO WITNESS THE BUILD UP OF TROOPS
THERE FOR ROCK DESIRES A FAIR PRICE

The Selective Service System of the U.S. drafted 382,010 men into military service in 1966, the highest total during the Vietnam War. By comparison, in 1962, only 82,060 men were drafted[28] The draft was a major source of opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States.

At the beginning of 1966, the number of U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam totaled 184,314.

The Philippine Army deployed to Vietnam

A platoon of U.S. Marines blocked the passage of a convoy of pro-Buddhist ARVN soldiers en route to take over Da Nang airbase. The armed confrontation was resolved after negotiations between the two sides. Over the next few days the tense situation in Da Nang and Hue quieted down although control of the two cities was still contested between the government and the Buddhists.

Operation Crimp also known as the Battle of the Ho Bo Woods—was a joint US-Australian military operation during the Vietnam War in the Ho Bo Woods, 20 kilometers (12 mi) north of Cu Chi in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam, about 56 kilometers (35 mi) north-east of Saigon. The operation was a minor tactical success for the Australian and U.S. armies but the Viet Cong soon returned to the area and it continued to function as a base area for them until 1970.


The Battle of Suoi Bong Trang was a major action during the Vietnam War fought on the night of 23–24 February 1966 between US and Australian troops, and the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. The battle occurred during Operation Rolling Stone, a major American security operation to protect engineers building a tactically important road in the vicinity of Tan Bihn, in central Binh Duong Province, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Bien Hoa airbase.

Battle of ?c Co was a major engagement between the North Vietnamese 5th Battalion of the 33rd Regiment and the South Korean 3rd Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Regiment on August 9, 1966. The battle resulted from North Vietnamese attempts to infiltrate ?c Co from Cambodia.

Premier Ky told General Westmoreland that the Buddhist Struggle Movement virtually controlled the three northern provinces of South Vietnam and that the Buddhist leaders were suspected of being in contact with the Viet Cong On Premier Ky's orders, without notifying President Thieu or the U.S., a pro-government military force arrived in Da Nang to take control of the city from the Buddhist Struggle movement protesting against the government and American influence. An American gunner on a helicopter fired on a menacing crowd at the airport in Hue and killed an ARVN officer. The Buddhist Struggle movement blamed the incident of the American. After the funeral of the ARVN officer killed by an American, a large crowd burned down the United States Information Service library in Hue. Several Buddhists later set themselves on fire. THEN a crowd of pro-Buddhist demonstrators stormed the U.S. Consulate in Hue and set it on fire [SOUTH VIETNAM  WAS HEADED BY CATHOLIC VIETNAMESE, THEY WANTED TO ELIMINATE THE BUDDHISTS].

MACV's long-standing estimates were that the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam numbered 282,000. CIA analyst Sam Adams wrote a memo stating that "the number of Viet Cong is closer to 600,000 and perhaps more." The memo would initiate a lengthy debate between MACV and the CIA concerning the number of Viet Cong.


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I APOLOGIZE FOR THE FACT WE CAN NO
LONGER FIND THE OLD NATO "OLIVE DRAB" COLOR STRAPS 

BUT THESE ARE NICE AND LOOK SIMILAR.

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CASE IS ALL STAINLESS STEEL
THE LUGS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN ANY WATCH EVER
THEY ARE PERFECT FOR RUBBER DIVE STRAPS OR A ROCKSTER WIDE LEATHER STRAP. IN FACT IF YOU WANT ONE WITH BADGES AND EXTRAS LET US KNOW A GREAT PRICE FOR YOU! ROCK WAS GOING TO PLACE IT

ON A WIDE CUFF BUT HE HAS SO MANY HE DECIDED
TO LEAVE IT TO THE INVESTOR

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CROWN IS SIGNED
NEW BACK SEAL
NEW CROWN SEAL

WOW LOOK AT THE LUGS
THIS WAS MADE FOR A 1960'S WIDE CUFF STRAP

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BEFORE CASE WORK

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COMPLETELY TORN DOWN INCLUDING MOVEMENT

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LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK

DEPLETED RADIUM HANDS AND SECONDS HAND
  DEPLETED RADIUM MARKERS AND NUMBERS
TOTALLY SAFE & SO NICE ROCK DID NOT RE-LUME

;M6 = 1966

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AFTER RESTORE OVERHAUL SERVICE

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AGAIN THE CROWN SPORTS THE "C"


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M6

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CASE BEFORE RESTORE -BUFF-POLISH

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NEW CASE BACK SEAL SECURELY IN THE SEAL NOTCH

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HERE ROCK WAS RESETTING THE
BLACK BEZEL INSERT INTO THE BEZEL

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ALL TOGETHER

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ALL DONE

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BESIDES THE ITEM I AM OFFERING, I PROVIDE HISTORY FOR YOU. EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT. I HAVE 150,000 IMAGES OF OUR WORKS ONLINE AND 12 WEBSITES OF HISTORY. SO GET INVOLVED... CONVERSE, SHARE FACTS AND HISTORY, AND IF YOU BELIEVE SOMETHING CONCERNING THE HISTORY IS DESCRIBED INCORRECTLY WRITE ME! EXPLAIN TO ME...

LATER ROCK

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WE USED A SPRING BAR CURVING TOOL TO TAKE OVERSIZE SPRING BARS
AND CURVE THEM SO THE THICK OVERSIZE NATO STRAP WOULD FIT

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WITH CRYSTAL REMOVED ONE CAN SEE THE BEZEL AND INSERT ARE FOR
THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666

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THIS BEZEL HAS SPRING WIRE LIKE SEIKO 6105/6309

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 CRYSTAL.

WE HAVE OVER 2000 CRYSTALS BUT NOTHING FIT THIS BEAUTY
EXCEPT THE ONE ABOVE WHICH WAS ON THE WATCH

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ORIGINAL DEPLETED  RADIUM DIAL.

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In 2008
A Bulova Automatic Wristwatch
lost overboard by a sailor in 1941
was found
after 67 years
on the seabed
and
returned to its owner
It still works today

The modern scuba diving watch was introduced to the public in 1954 at the annual watch trade show in Basel, Switzerland; With existing contracts with the Air Forces and Army,  the US Navy entered into an agreement with the Bulova Watch Company, and it's Bulova Research and Development Laboratories, to develop and manufacture a new dive watch.

THIS  PARTICULAR BULOVA BELOW  LAUNCHED ALL FUTURE LINES AND MODELS OF THE FAMOUS NAVY MILITARY DIVE WATCHES DURING VIETNAM WAR AND ALL FUTURE BULOVA 333 FEET AND 666 FEET DIVE WATCHES.

THIS VERY MODEL WAS THE RESULT OF THREE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS FROM 1958 TO 1961, [MIL-W-3181 / MIL-W-22176 / MIL-W-22176A] WHEN BULOVA WORKED UNDER US NAVY CONTRACT TO PERFECT THE FIRST AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH WITH PLEXIGLAS CRYSTAL AND PASSED ALL GOVERNMENT TESTS INCLUDING DIVING TO 392 FEET.

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AROUND 1961/63 BULOVA DROPPED THEIR CONTRACT & THE CONTRACT WAS TAKEN OVER BY BLANCPAIN, WHO THEN PRODUCED A DIVE WATCH TITLED THE TR-900/TORNSK RAYVILLE THAT MATCHED MUCH OF THE SPECS, CASING  AND OTHER DESIGNS OF THE BULOVA' FINAL VERSION, INCLUDING THE VERY LOOK AND DESIGN DOWN TO THE RADIUM MARKERS, BEZEL AND BEZEL INSERT AND MOISTURE DOT ON DIAL..

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ABOUT 1000 TR-900'S WOULD BE PRODUCED UNDER TWO CONTRACTS FOR THE NAVY DURING 1964 & 1965 AND ISSUED TO NAVY UDT FROGMAN TEAMS AND MARINE RECON UNITS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. AROUND THE SAME TIME, BULOVA RELEASED THEIR PLEXIGLAS AUTOMATIC 666 DIVE WATCH FOR COMMERCIAL SALES.THE NON AUTOMATIC 1965 BULOVA 666 WAS AVAILABLE AT MILITARY PX AND WAS AS POPULAR AS THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF.. . WHICH MAKES THIS VERSION A RARE TIME PIECE..

U.S. NAVY SPECA MIL W 22176 A

NOTE IN 1940 THERE WAS THE

U.S.N. BU SHIPS
Canteen Style Diver’s Watch

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THE FIRST AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCHES

The modern scuba diving watch was introduced to the public in 1954 at the annual watch trade show in Basel, Switzerland; BLANCPAIN AND ROLEX INTRODUCED THE FIFTY FATHOMS AND RO9LEX SUBMARINER RESPECTYIVELY..

With existing contracts with the Air Forces and Army, the US Navy FIRST entered into an agreement with the Bulova Watch Company IN 1956, and it’s Bulova Research and Development Laboratories, to develop and manufacture a new AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH WITH PLEXIGLASS CRYSTAL AND 350 FEET CAPABILITY.

 

BY 1964 THE BULOVA 666 (FEET) & 333 (FEET) MODELS WERE  LAUNCHED ALL FUTURE LINES AND MODELS OF THE FAMOUS NAVY MILITARY DIVE WATCHES DURING VIETNAM WAR AND ALL FUTURE DIVE WATCHES. WE CAN NOTE WITH PLASTIC/PLEXIGLASS CRYSTALS, INCLUDING THE DOXA.

ADDITIONALLY, THE FIRST OFFICIAL US MILITARY DIVER WATCH WAS IS THE RESULT OF THREE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS FROM 1958,TO 1961, [MIL-W-3181 / MIL-W-22176 / MIL-W-22176A]. IT WAS IN 1961 THAT BULOVA, UNDER US NAVY CONTRACT TO PERFECT THE FIRST AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH WITH PLEXIGLAS CRYSTAL, WAS FINALLY SUCCESSFUL AND IT PASSED ALL GOVERNMENT TESTS INCLUDING DIVING TO 392 FEET.

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WHILE STILL IN DEVELOPMENT, IN 1963, BULOVA DROPPED THEIR CONTRACT & THE CONTRACT WAS TAKEN OVER BY BLANCPAIN, [BLANCPAIN MI SPEC 1” ]WHO PRODUCED THE TR-900 DIVE WATCH. THE TR-900 DIVE MATCHED MUCH OF THE SPECS, CASING AND OTHER DESIGNS OF BULOVA’ FINAL VERSION, INCLUDING THE VERY LOOK AND DESIGN DOWN TO THE RADIUM MARKERS, MOISTURE INDICATOR, BEZEL AND BEZEL INSERT. ABOUT 1000 TR-900’S WOULD BE PRODUCED UNDER TWO CONTRACTS FOR THE NAVY 1964 TO 1968 AND ISSUED TO NAVY UDT FROGMAN TEAMS AND MARINE RECON UNITS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. AROUND THE SAME TIME, BULOVA RELEASED THEIR PLEXIGLAS AUTOMATIC 666 DIVE WATCH FOR COMMERCIAL SALES AND WERE AVAILABLE AT MILITARY PX ANSD R&R LOCATIONS. IT IS IN THIS TIME FRAME THAT ELGIN PRODUCED THEIR FIRST AUTOMATIC WATER PROOF, ALL STEEL DIVE WATCH WITH RADIUM MARKERS.  

BY 1964-1967, DIVE WATCHES WERE IN HIGH DEMAND. ESPECIALLY AUTOMATICS. AND, WITH A WET HOT HUMID VIETNAM WAR BUILD UP— THE PX & R&R LOCATIONS WERE A HOT MARKET.

[NOTE: ALL THE WATCHES SHOWN WERE RESTORED BY ROCK]

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BULOVA, WHO ACTUALLY DEVELOPED THE FIRST AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH WITH PLASTIC CRYSTAL UNDER US CONTRACT, RELEASED THEIR AUTOMATIC MODEL IN COMPETITION WITH THE 1964 ZODIAC SEA WOLF AUTOMATIC. WHICH WAS INTRODUCED AT THE 1964 WORLDS FAIR. [THERE WAS A ZODIAC SEA WOLF BEFORE THIS BABBY BUT IT WAS BLAH!

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  THE ABOVE ADVERT INFORMS IT’S READERS TO VISIT THE ZODIAC EXHIBITION IN THE SWISS WATCH PAVILION AT THE NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR AND THE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN WAS HEAVY ON TV AND RADIO. THIS WAS 1964, IN FLUSHING QUEENS NY.  I WAS THERE AND VISITED THE PAVILION. IT WAS FREE. IF YOU READ MY BOOK, YOU WOULD READ HOW WE WENT TO 14 FREE EXHIBITS THE WATCH PAVILION, GENERAL ELECTRIC AND THE IBM EXHIBITS WERE THE BEST AND THE AMPHIBIAN CAR THAT WENT INTO WATER MADE IT A GREAT EXPERIENCE; ESPECIALLY FOR MY BROTHER WHO WAS 7 AND I , AT 11, WERE JUST KIDS BEGINNING A JOURNEY [“RUNNING AWAY”].

BOTH OF THESE, AS WELL AS OTHERS, WERE INVESTED IN BY US AND AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS FROM PRIVATE TO OFFICER…I FACT, BULOVA MADE MORE SALES AND MONEY THAN BLANCPAIN, WHO HAD TAKEN OVER THE BULOVA CONTRACT AND UTILIZED ALL THE MAIN FEATURES OF BULOVA RESEARCH IN PRODUCING THE US MILITARY DIVE WATCH!

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WALTHAM [ABOVE], ANOTHER LONG TIME US MILITARY WATCH DEVELOPER, FOLLOWED WITH THEIR OWN MODEL WHICH WAS LARGER THAN THE BULOVA, ZODIAC OR ELGIN.

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ELGIN, WHO HAD SUPPLIED US MILITARY WATCHES SINCE WWI. RELEASED THERE OWN VERSION WITH STRAIGHT DROP LUGS, MEDIUM BEZEL IN A SMALL CASE SIMILAR TO THE OLD ELGIN WWII CASES. IT WAS ONLY LARGER DUE TO THE BEZEL.  

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AND, FINALLY, WE HAD BENRUS. BENRUS HAD, BY BEATING OUT BULOVA, ACTUALLY WON THE FIRST MAIN CONTRACT FOR MILITARY ISSUED VIETNAM SERVICE US ARMY AND AIR FORCE WATCHES AND ALSO A MILITARY DIVE WATCH. THEY WOULD INTRODUCE THE SINGLE CASE BENRUS. AT THAT TIME, DUE TO ITS SINGLE CASE DESIGN AND THE SIMPLY BEZEL WITH ELGIN STYLE LUGS, IT BECAME A HIT WITH THE GI’S. BUT THEY TOOK ANOTHER STEP. TO MAKE THEIR DIVE WATCH STAND OUT, THEY INTRODUCED A LIMITED 25 JEWEL INCABLOC MODEL. THEY UTILIZED A 25J A.S. EUBACHE AND A ETA 17J ROTOR ASSEMBLY TO PRODUCE THE LIMITED SELF WINDING ULTRA DEEP 666 FEET

 

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BULOVA, WHO ACTUALLY DEVELOPED THE FIRST AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH WITH PLASTIC CRYSTAL UNDER US CONTRACT, RELEASED THEIR AUTOMATIC MODEL IN COMPETITION WITH THE 1964 ZODIAC SEA WOLF AUTOMATIC. WHICH WAS INTRODUCED AT THE 1964 WORLDS FAIR.


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1972 BULOVA CARAVELLE DIVE WATCH
VIETNAM WAR PROVEN SYNTHETIC SINGLE CASE
GENUINE DISABLED AMMO

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CELEBRATING THE 82 AIRBORNE
WITH GENUINE 1913/14 OILED ESCAPE MAP OF FRANCE

HIDDEN UNDER PATCH
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BIG RED ONE IN VIETNAM


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ABSOLUTE WWI LANCET POCKET WATCH WRIST CONVERSION
FULL RESTORE CUSTOM STRAP

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ANOTHER ONE OF MY PIECES
CENTER AIRBORNE USING JAWAN FOR WATCH

A CAMO VERSION AWESOME
TREATED TO LOOK AGED,
RESISTS WATER OR HEAT DAMAGE,
LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE CAMO FINISH
REMEMBER TO USE A WW2 KOREAN
WAR OR VIETNAM ERA WATCH
PRICE IS AVERAGE 150.00 MORE

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WONDERFUL CUFF WWII ERA OFFER

HONOR MARINES

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