SEIKO WATCHES & THE VIETNAM WAR

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SEIKO WATCHES & THE VIETNAM WAR

Post by koimaster » February 10th 2022, 12:13pm

Seiko watches were used by the MACV-SOG military unit. ‘MACV-SOG’ stands for Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group. This military unit was founded in 1964 as a special operations unit that would operate behind enemy lines. This included sabotage, strategic reconnaissance, personnel recovery, counterintelligence, and psychological operations – all behind enemy lines. They were responsible for preparing and coordinating some of the most pivotal moments of the war.

This role was particularly dangerous for those who were secretly enlisted. SOG had a casualty rate greater than 100 percent, which meant that all members who served were either wounded, many multiple times, or killed. These special operations units were instructed to blend in as much as possible as they operated behind enemy lines. So, the typical military timepieces would not suffice – these units would often look to reliability, low cost, and highly practical watches, often landing upon Seiko.


https://montrespubliques.com/new-long-r ... ietnam-war


And for those who were not there, this is a short blurb about MAC-SOG

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/macv-sog-t ... -heard-of/
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