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U.S. NAVY DIVE WATCHES
COLLECTIBLE DIVE WATCHES
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
HOW THEY LOOK

NOTE: THE ONLY DIVE WATCH US MIL CONTRACTS WE HAVE UNCOVERED HAVE BEEN THE WWI/WWII CANTEEN AND THE TORNEK RAYVILLE [VIETNAM]. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO KNOW IF A CONTRACT OR MILITARY SPEC SHEET IS AVAILABLE TO DISPUTE THIS FACT.

FROM THE AUTOMATICS TO THE ROLEX SUBMARINER TO THE PRE-AUTO SEA WOLF, MANY DIVE WATCHES WERE UTILIZED BY INDIVIDUAL NAVY DIVERS/SEAL TEAM MEMBERS, INCLUDING UDT- ETC.

ALSO HELO AND JET PILOTS. BUT NO CONTRACTS,SPEC SHEETS WERE EVER PRINTED OR SIGNED OR DEALS MADE BY THE US GOV/MILITARY. EXCEPTING FOR THE TORNEK RAYVILLE/BULOVA DIVE AND/OR THE BUSHIPS CANTEENS

INDIVIDUALS SOLDIERS, PILOTS , SEAL TEAM MEMERS AND NAVY DIVER MEMBERS UTILIZED MANY DIFFERENT WATCHES, BUT NONE WERE ACTUALLY MADE OR ORDERED SPECIFICALLY FROM WWI THROUGH THE VIETNAM WAR.

THERE MAY HAVE BEEN GIFTS OR GROUP BUYS FROM WWI THROUGH DESERT STORM. NO MILITARY ISSUE WATCHES THAT WERE SPEC SHEET CONTRACTED WITH PRE SCREENED AND WRITTEN SHEETS. LIKE A-11 HACKING PILOTS WATCH THE A-17 FOR KOREAN WAR PILOTS, OR THE MIL-W-3818-A FOR POST KOREAN WAR TO PRE-VIETNAM WAR SP[ECIAL FORCES. EACH HAD A 5 TO 15 PAGE SPEC SHEET AND A CONTRACT WITH MANUFACTURER SPECIFYING ALL PARTICULARS FROM CASE TO MOVEMENT TO CRYSTAL TO CROWN TO MOVEMENT TO HOW THEY WOULD 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. I HAVE YET TO FIND ONE, YET I HAVE 150,000 PICS ONLINE OF RESTORED VINTAGE WATCHES! HECK, EVEN DIALS WERE SPECKED. ONLY THE CANTEEN AND TORNEK TORNEK RAYVILLE WERE SPECKED….

NOTE. THE WATCHES NBELOW WERE POPULAR WITH SOLDERS ETAL. DOXA 300T IN BLACK. EARLY ZODIAC NON-DATE NON HACKING VERSIONS WERETHE FIRST, THE BULOVA/TORNEK DESIGNED FROM MIL SPEC BULOVA BUILT. FIRST NAVY AUTOMATIC BUILT, TESTED THROUGH SERIES OF DIVES BY BULOVA AND FINAL SPECS ARRIVED 1961 WITH MOISTURE INDICATOR 4 U.S. NAVY SPEC MIL W 22176 A BULOVA DID NOT RENEW CONTRACT CHOOSING TO GO TO CIVILIAN WITH TECHNOLOGY THEY DEVELOPED, BLANCPAIN TOOK USED ORIGINAL BULOVA TECHNOLOGY FOR CASE ETC AND THE NEW Milspec 1 SPECIFICATIONS IN U.S. NAVY SPEC MIL W 22176 A TO PRODUCE THE TR-900-FIFTY FATHOMS WAS UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE U.S. NAVY DEVELOPED MOISTURE INDICATURE DOWN TO THE CHEMICALS THAT MADE IT WORK AND THEN PLACED THIS TECHNOLOGY INTO THE FIFTY FATHOMS Milspec 1

(NOTE: THEY HONORED THE U.S. NAVY )

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U.S. NAVY SPECA MIL W 22176 A NOTE IN 1940 THERE WAS THE
U.S.N. BU SHIPS
Canteen Style Diver Watch

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U.S. NAVY SPECA MIL W 22176 A

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U.S. NAVY SPECA MIL W 22176 A

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. –NOTE THE ONLY TIME I AM AWARE AN AUTOMATIC WAS EVEN CONTEMPLATED

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 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 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 SEA WOLF BEFORE 1964- BUT IT IS NOT AND NEVER WILL BE THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF TO SERUIOUS COLLECTERS

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THE ABOVE ADVERT INFORMS ITS READERS TO VISIT THE ZODIAC EXHIBITION IN THE SWISS WATCH PAVILION AT THE NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR AND THE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNE 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 OFFICERI 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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