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U.S. involvement began in 1954 and ended when Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. For enthusiasts of mechanical watches and military history, this period of time produced a plethora of interesting military watches with real historical provenance. From the mil-spec field watches produced by Bulova, Elgin and Benrus to the civilian dive and pilot watches acquired by troops at Post Exchanges (PXs) – there are more interesting watches here than can be covered in one blog post.
“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."