Iconic Watches of The Vietnam War

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Iconic Watches of The Vietnam War

Post by koimaster » February 25th 2020, 5:48pm

The Vietnam War was a long, dark period in American military history. Primarily a conflict between North and South Vietnam, and by proxy the communist and anti-communist allies, this 20 year conflict came at the cost of 3 million human lives, most of them civilian.

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.

https://www.60clicks.com/vietnam-war-watch-guide/
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Re: Iconic Watches of The Vietnam War

Post by koimaster » September 6th 2020, 9:13am

3Flushes wrote:
September 6th 2020, 8:15am
^^^that

Nice examples of the Bulovas are hard to come by. Tried to find one like my cousin had who served in Vietnam in the USN and never came across one.
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