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VINTAGE
NOVEMBER
1968

BENRUS
MIL-W-38188


WITH

DESIGNED TO MILITARY
SPECIFICATIONS FOR USE IN VIETNAM

BENRUS
17J
DR 2F2

WITH

NATO STYLE
DESERT SAND
G-18
NYLON
MILITARY STRAP
WITH
KEEPERS

34 X 41
W/O CROWN

AND


FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL

AND

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

WITH

15.00 USA DOUBLE BOXED TWO DAY AIR WITH
INSURANCE AND SIGNATUR SHIPPING

20.00  DISCOUNTED INTERNATIONAL
REGISTERED INSURED W/SIGNATURE

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THIS BENRUS MILITARY WRIST WATCH SERVED A ONE YEAR TOUR OF DUTY "IN COUNTRY" [VIETNAM]-- A PLACE CALLED THE NAM....

TO BEGIN THIS YEAR OF HISTORY I WOULD LIKE TO P[OINT OUT THAT I HAVE SUPPLIED AN INTERESTING TID-BIT OF HISTORY. BULOVA WATCH COMPANY HAD LONG BEEN HAPPY TO SUPPLY WRIST WATCHES TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. THAT IS.. UNTIL THE SPECS CAME DOWN FOR A LAND AND COUNTRY CALLED VIETNAM.

DUE TO THE FACT THAT JUNGLE CONDITIONS AND MONSOONS WERE PART OF THE PICTURE, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ISSUED NEW SPECIFICATIONS. WATCH MAKERS THEN SUBMITTED THERE OFFERS.

PROBLEM WAS, BULOVA FELL SHORT.

AND THE CONTRACT THAT WOULD HAVE GONE TO BULOVA WENT TO BENRUS.

HERE IS A LINK TO THE ACTUAL RESPONCE BY BULOVA

BULOVA PROTESTING MILITARY BENRUS


THIS BENRUS WAS BORN AND ISSUED IN 1968
IT TRAVELED TO VIETNAM
DURING ITS ONE YEAR TOUR OF DUTY
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS TOOK PLACE

November 1968
William E. Colby replaces Robert Komer as head of CORDS.

November 5, 1968
Republican Richard M. Nixon narrowly defeats Democrat Hubert Humphrey in the U.S. presidential election.

November 27, 1968
President-elect Nixon asks Harvard professor Henry Kissinger to be his National Security Advisor. Kissinger accepts.

By year's end, U.S. troop levels reached 495,000 with close to 30,000 American deaths to date.

1969

January 1, 1969 - Henry Cabot Lodge, former American ambassador to South Vietnam, is nominated by President-elect Nixon to be the senior U.S negotiator at the Paris peace talks.

January 20, 1969
Richard M. Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th U.S. President

January 22, 1969 - Operation Dewey Canyon, the last major operation by U.S. Marines begins in the Da Krong valley.

January 25, 1969 - Paris peace talks open with the U.S., South Vietnam, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong all in attendance.

February 23, 1969
Viet Cong attack 110 targets throughout South Vietnam including Saigon.

February 25, 1969
36 U.S. Marines are killed by NVA who raid their base camp near the Demilitarized Zone.

March 4, 1969
President Nixon threatens to resume bombing North Vietnam in retaliation for Viet Cong offenses in the South.

March 15, 1969
- U.S. troops go on the offensive inside the Demilitarized Zone for the first time since 1968.

March 1969
Letters from Vietnam veteran Ronald Ridenhour result in a U.S. Army investigation into the My Lai massacre.

March 17, 1969
President Nixon authorizes Operation Menu, the secret bombing of Cambodia by B-52s, targeting North Vietnamese supply sanctuaries located along the border of Vietnam.

April 9, 1969
300 anti-war students at Harvard University seize the administration building, throw out eight deans, then lock themselves in. They are later forcibly ejected.

April 30, 1969
U.S. troop levels peak at 543,400. There have been 33,641 Americans killed by now..

May 1969
The New York Times breaks the news of the secret bombing of Cambodia.

May 10-May 20
Forty-six men of the 101st Airborne die during a fierce ten-day battle at 'Hamburger Hill' in the A Shau Valley near Hue. 400 others are wounded. After the hill is taken, the troops are then ordered to abandon it by their commander. NVA then move in and take back the hill unopposed. A decline in morale and discipline begins among American troops with nearly 25% experimenting with marijuana, opium, or heroin that is flooding places like Saigon and other cities by the Viet Cong.  U.S. military hospitals see a rise in drug related cases. Soon drug abuse causalities outnumber war causalities..

May 14, 1969
President Nixon presents a peace plan in which America and North Vietnam would simultaneously pull out of South Vietnam over the next year.

June 8, 1969
President Nixon meets South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu at Midway Island and informs him U.S. troop levels are going to be sharply reduced. During a press briefing with Thieu, Nixon announces "Vietnamization" of the war and a U.S. troop withdrawal of 25,000 men.

June 27, 1969
Life magazine displays portrait photos of all 242 Americans killed in Vietnam during the previous week, including the 46 killed at 'Hamburger Hill.'

July 1969
President Nixon, through a French emissary, sends a secret letter to Ho Chi Minh urging him to settle the war, while at the same time threatening to resume bombing if peace talks remain stalled as of November 1. In August, Hanoi responds by repeating earlier demands for Viet Cong participation in a coalition government in South Vietnam.

July 8, 1969
The very first U.S. troop withdrawal occurs as 800 men from the 9th Infantry Division, a   phased troop withdrawal occurs in 14 stages from July 1969 through November 1972.

July 17, 1969
Secretary of State William Rogers shows that  Hanoi of "lacking humanity" in the treatment of American POWs.[of which was an understatement, especially when you read what the communist have done since 1945! just google french prisoners vietnam. They totrured raped and murdered civillian children & woman and totured to death literally over a 4 million people..

July 25, 1969
The "Nixon Doctrine" is made public. It advocates U.S. military and economic assistance to nations around the world struggling against Communism, but no more Vietnam-style ground wars involving American troops. The emphasis is thus placed on local military self-sufficiency, backed by U.S. air power and technical assistance to assure security.

July 30, 1969
President Nixon visits U.S. troops and President Thieu in Vietnam. This is Nixon's only trip to Vietnam during his presidency.

August 4, 1969
Henry Kissinger conducts his first secret meeting in Paris with representatives from Hanoi.

August 12, 1969
Viet Cong begin a new offensive attacking 150 targets throughout South Vietnam.

September 2, 1969
Ho Chi Minh dies of a heart attack at age 79. He is succeeded by Le Duan.

September 5, 1969
The U.S. Army brings murder charges against Lt. William Calley concerning the massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai in March of 1968.

September 16, 1969
President Nixon orders the withdrawal of 35,000 soldiers from Vietnam and a reduction in draft calls.

October 1969
An opinion poll indicates 71 percent of Americans approve of President Nixon's Vietnam policy.

October 15, 1969
The 'Moratorium' peace demonstration is held in Washington and several U.S. cities.

Demonstration organizers had received praises from North Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, who stated in a letter to them "...may your fall offensive succeed splendidly," marking the first time Hanoi publicly acknowledged the American anti-war movement. Dong's comments infuriate American conservatives including Vice President Spiro Agnew who lambastes the protesters as Communist "dupes" [which they were] comprised of "an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals."

November 3, 1969
President Nixon delivers a major TV speech asking for support from "the great silent majority of my fellow Americans" for his Vietnam strategy. "...the more divided we are at home, the less likely the enemy is to negotiate at Paris...North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that."

November 15, 1969
The 'Mobilization' peace demonstration draws an estimated 250,000 in Washington for the largest anti-war protest in U.S. history.

 


BENRUS
MIL-W-38188

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ORIGINAL
24 HR DIAL
CASE
MARKERS
CROWN

HANDS

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THIS BENRUS
MIL-W-38188
HAS A


SINGLE METAL CASE
WITH
NO CASE BACK
OR
REMOVABLE BEZEL

ACCESS WAS THROUGH
A WYLER WATCH CASE SYSTEM

IT HAS A TWO PART STEM
YOU PULL THE CROWN OUT
PULL THE PLACTIC CRYSTAL OFF
AND THE MOVEMENT COMES OUT THE FRONT/TO

 

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THE SINGLE CASE SYSTEM REMAINS THE BEST
AT WATER RESISTANCE

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THE STEEL CASE HAS A NON-REFLECTIVE FINISH

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CONDITION IS EXCELLENT TO FINE

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CASE IS AN AWESOME
34 X 41

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PERFECT LOOK
FOR
A
PERFECT

BENRUS

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WATCH HAS BEEN OVERHAULED

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I LOVE THESE STRAPS
AND THE COLOR IS AWESOME
WHEN A BLACK DIALED WATCH IS UTILIZED

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CONT. NO.
GS-O6S-2014
SERIAL NO.
006640
DATE
NOV 1968

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FED. STOCK NO. 6645-066-4279

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U.S. MFG. PART NO. XZ 73065

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WRIST WATCH DTU-2A/P MIL-W-38188

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Benrus
DR 2F2
17 jewel
manual wind.

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 569.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7

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UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


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!