|Date/Report Number ..051212R5BY.04 Item: 1969 ZODIAC SEA WOLF VIETNAM|
|Description of item:
VINTAGE 1969 VIETNAM MILITARY PX VERSION ZODIAC SeaWolf with 70-72
AUTOMATIC HACKING 17 JEWEL 34x42mm
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00
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1969 STAINLESS STEEL MILITARY PX VERSION SEA WOLF WAS AVAILABLE AT MILITARY PX AND SOME SPECIALTY DIVE SHOPS. UTILIZED BY MANY US SOLDIERS INCLUDING NAVY SEALS AND MEMBERS OF USA UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAMS, THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS RUGGED, DEPENDABLE AND SEEMED DESIGNED FOR VIETNAM'S BRUTAL TROPICS, MONSOONS AND BURNING OVEN DRY SEASON.
IN FACT, MUCH OF THE RUGGED REPUTATION OF THE SEA WOLF BY ZODIAC STEMS FROM ITS POPULARITY AMONG US TROOPS IN THE VIETNAM WAR. THE SEA WOLD WAS NOT A PAMPERED TIME PIECE.. ON THE CONTRARY.. IT IS THE FACT OF ITS DESIGN AND RELIABILITY THAT WON THE SEA WOLF POPULARITY.
"In order to establish the best hermetic seal possible for the Sea Wolf, the engineers created a special back for the casing, a longer stem sleeve, several new types of gaskets, and a rounded crystal sealed in plastic. Throw in radium hands for greater visibility and you've have a diving watch used by amateurs and professionals, including military members such as the Underwater Demolition Team and US Navy SEALs."
ZODIAC SEA WOLF
70-72 HACKING MOVEMENT
6-9 & 12
MARKERS WITH BLACK NUMBERS
HOUR MARKERS WITH LUMED CENTERS
ORIGINAL STEEL HANDS RE-LUMED
SHARP AND CLEAN MINT CONDITION DIAL
RESTORED 34 x 32 MM STAINLESS STEEL CASE
IN FINE CONDITION
NEW ORIGINAL FACTORY CRYSTAL
BEZEL IS IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION
WITH LUMINATED TRIANGLE 12/0 MARKER
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 40h
DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, WIDE LEATHER "CUFF" BAND WATCH STRAPS WERE POPULAR. IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE HIPPIE GENERATION, THEN IT WENT BIKER, THEN WENT "GRUNT". THOUGH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ISSUED WATCHES SUCH AS THE BENRUS MIL-W-38188, THESE WERE ISSUED ONLY TO CERTAIN PERSONAL ON A LIMITED BASIS. MOST SOLDIERS SERVED WITH THEIR OWN PERSONAL WATCHES. AND THE WATCH BECAME ONE OF THE FEW "PERSONAL" ITEMS SOLDIERS HAD TO REMIND THEM OF HOME. OR THE FREE WORLD. THE PHOTOS BELOW DEMONSTRATE THE PX WATCHES IN SEVERAL MOVIES.
IN THE OSCAR WINNING MOVIE PLATOON, JOHNNY DEPP, AS LERNER, WORE A WIDE LEATHER CUFF --WHICH HE STILL OWNS AND WEARS TODAY.
ALSO IN THE MOVIE PLATOON, CHARLIE SHEEN IS ON WATCH DURING THE FIST SCENE WERE HE IS ON AN IN A AMBUSH PATROL. HE LOOKS DOWN TO HIS WATCH AND BEGINS WIPING THE CRYSTAL TRYING TO READ THE TIME. WE CAN SEE THE WATCH AND SEE THAT IT IS A STAINLESS STEEL 6602-8040 WITH WHITE DIAL AND NO DATE.
IN THE VIETNAM MOVIE Apocalypse Now, MARTIN SHEEN WORE A 6105-8110/8119 SEIKO DIVERS WATCH.
THUS, THIS BENRUS, DESIGNED TO THE SAME SPECIFICATIONS AS THE BENRUS MIL-W-38188 EXCEPTING THIS MODEL IS ALL STAINLESS STEEL, HAS BEEN SET-UP JUST LIKE MANY WERE DURING THE VIETNAME WAR; WITH AN AWESOME, ROCK FINISHED, WIDE LEATHER CUFF.