Found A Pair Of Sterile-Dial Glycine Airman

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Found A Pair Of Sterile-Dial Glycine Airman

Post by koimaster » September 24th 2022, 5:04pm

If you were in a Navy SEAL team in the late '60s you may have been issued a Tudor 7928, before the MIL-W-50717 specification for military dive watches was released. The Tudor 7928 is an off the shelf model, not necessarily produced specifically for combat use, but it was issued to various units inside the American naval special operations community. Former SEAL Moki Marti shared a bit of insight on Talking Watches: The first two Tudors were free, but if you lost those you’d have to buy your third for a hefty $64.

It makes sense that SEAL team members are issued watches due to the nature of the teams' missions, but what about everyone else in the Navy? Not everyone was issued a timepiece. We hear so often about issued equipment that we're lead to believe it was standard practice, even though very few service members were actually issued watches. Most soldiers, sailors and airmen bought their own

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Re: Found A Pair Of Sterile-Dial Glycine Airman

Post by codguy » September 25th 2022, 8:24am

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This is what the Navy supplied its flightcrew members

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And this was what I wore early on.

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Could typically purchase them in Kowloon for around $10 back in the day and was quite convenient when figuring out weight/balance Percent of MAC and fuel consumption etc without digging for a calculator often buried in a nav bag.
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Re: Found A Pair Of Sterile-Dial Glycine Airman

Post by jason_recliner » September 25th 2022, 9:13pm

Love that one on the strap without the wart growth blemish tumour cyclops .

Cod, so cool you used a calculator watch for, you know, calculating. My mate's parents brought one back for him from Hong Kong around 1988. We thought it capital fun that you could make it display BOOBS.
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