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Date/Report Number …..05U614.LWW Item :1969/1970 TIMEX VIETNAM ERA MANUAL WIND RE-ILLUMINATED ORIGINAL DIAL "RED DOT" SWEEPS SECONDS STEEL PRESS SEALED CASE BACK DIVER
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Description of item: 1969/1970 TIMEX VIETNAM ERA MANUAL WIND RE-ILLUMINATED ORIGINAL DIAL "RED DOT" SWEEPS SECONDS STEEL PRESS SEALED CASE BACK DIVER

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $519.00


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100% ORIGINAL TIME PIECE
-RE-ILLUMINATED--
1969/1970

TIMEX
MANUAL WIND
RE-ILLUMINATED ORIGINAL DIAL
"RED DOT" SWEEPS SECONDS
STEEL PRESS  SEALED  CASE BACK
DIAL CASE BEZEL LIKE NEW
[ASSEMBLED IN *** PHILIPPINES]
MANUAL WIND

[NOT QUARTZ]

40 X 42
W/O
CROWN

AVAILABLE
CONTINENTAL USA
PX-BX R&R
SAME OR HIGHER QUALITY THAN GOV ISSUE
PLASTIC OR METAL SINGLE CASE

[BAND IS NOT ORIGINAL]

SILICONE RUBBER
AND
STAINLESS
BAND/STRAP
DUAL
QUICK RELEASE
SS
DEPLOYMENT


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FROM SIDE TO SIDE
40 X 42
W/O
CROWN

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In 1960 early 1970, watch giant Timex, an American company, produced the famous to the "grunts" inexpensive Timex Dive/Military series for sale in the US Military PX/BX stores.

 

And for sale in Philippines Subic Bay, Australia, Hong Kong, and other SE Asia Active Vietnam GI's R&R Markets.

 

By the 1980, with the US reducing their presence in SE Asia, Subic Bay, once one of the largest Navel bases in the world, was given back to the Philippines, and with US assistance, a large portion was turned into a Free Trade Zone for the Philippines.

 

Timex, who profited handsomely on watches assembled in the Philippines,  created a  subsidiary named "TMX Philippines" specifically for watch manufacturing in this new Philippines Mactan Export Processing Zone or FREE TRADE ZONE.

 

Today, Timex, which was an American company, is controlled by the Norwegian Fred. Olsen family through the Lichtenstein-based trust Ptarmigan Trust, the brothers Fred. and Petter Olsen and other members of their family own the giant corporation, which is the largest seller of wristwatches in the USA.

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THIS CLASSIC DESIGN DEMONSTRATES
THE MOVE TO DIVE AND 24HR MILITARY LOOKING WATCHES
THROUGH LATE 1969 TO 1975. BY WHICH TIME TIMEX WAS PRODUCING QUARTZ WATCHES UTILIZING JAPANESE MOVEMENTS ALSO ASSEMBLED IN THE PHILIPPINES.

THIS TIMEX IS IN NEAR MINT CONDITION
MINT CONDITION MEANS ONE THING

THE WATCH LOOKS LIKE IT WAS PURCHASED BRAND
NEW RIGHT NOW AS YOU LOOK AT IT

I HAVE SEEN THE TERM USED TO DESCRIBE   WATCHES
THA ARE SO FAR FROM MINT IT KILLS ME

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THE SILICONE RUBBER STRAP
IN BLACK
WITH
ADDED 35.00 NEW STEEL DEPLOYMENT
TWO BUTTON QR COMPLETES THE LOOK
I AM A NAM ERA VET AND BACK THEN IT
WOULD HAVE BEEN PURE RUBBER
WAFFLE OR SIMILAR DESIGN STRAPS
EXCEPTING THE RUBBER WOULD BREAK DOWN
THIS SILICONE HYBRID MIX IS AWESOME SMOOTH
COMFORTABLE AND LASTS AND LASTTS 
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NOTE THE  INVERTED   "V"   CROWN/STEM "TUBE"

VARIOUS STYLES WITH IN A CASE CAN DATE IT
THE STEEL BACK IS A RUBBER SEAL GROOVED PRESS-IN BACK
YOU CANNOT SNAP IN IN BY HAND

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WIDE CHANNEL FITS A RUBBER SEAL SIMILAR TO
SEIKO DIVES

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STANDARD TIMEX PRODUCED NON SWISS MOVEMENT
INEXPENSIVE BUT TOUGH AS CONCRETE NAILS

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NOTE HOOD STYLE LUGS
AND
SLOT FOR CASE OPENED
[I HATE THE EXPENSIVE TIME PIECES
WITH SIMILAR CASE BACKS AND
NO :AREA" SET TO OPEN CASE

THEY CAN BE DAMAGED EVEN BY THE PRO

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SHE IS RUNNING PERFECT

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BEZEL
CRYSTAL
CASE
ARE MINTY CONDITION
AND ALL ORIGINAL
TO THIS TIME PIECE

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NOTE CHROME CASE IS LIKE NEW
CROWN ORIGINAL


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RE-ILLUMINATION INDUCES HANDS
SAME COLORS AND OVER THE
ORIGINAL ILLUMINATION
USUALLY OLD LUME IS REMOVED

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35.00 RETAIL DUAL BUTTON
  DEPLOYMENT IS  TOP GRADE STEEL

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AWESOME

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AWESOME

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