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Date/Report Number:.110214:EGST-AF43-3322 Item:  :  VINTAGE  HELBROS 360 AUTOMATIC VIETNAM STYLE
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Description of item:  VINTAGE  HELBROS 360 AUTOMATIC VIETNAM STYLE

Estimated Retail Replacement Value $599.00


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READY TO WEAR
FULLY RESTORED & OVERHAULED
SERVICED
EXCELLENT CONDITION

1969

ABSOLUTE

PX/BX R+R
VIETNAM ERA

34 X 38
MM
W/O CROWN

TWO PIECE STEM
SINGLE
PARKERIZED
CASED

HELBROS
360
AUTOMATIC

RE-ILLUMINATED

WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


WITH

[SWEEP SECONDS]
17 JEWEL
INCABLOC
FULL 360
FORWARD-REVERSE
MANUAL & AUTOMATIC
MOVEMENT

WITH

DRESSED DOWN
VIETNAM ERA LEATHER CUFF
STRAP BORN ON THE 4th OF

 

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NEW ILLUMINATION
OUTER SWEEP SECONDS CHAPTER RING

IS METALLIC SILVER

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FROM WWI THROUGH VIETNAM HELBROS DESIGNED AND SOLD WATCHES TO MEN AND WOMAN IN THE US MILITARY. THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW ARE BUT A DROP IN AN OCEAN
OF WONDERFUL, HEAVY DUTY SOLID HELBROS WATCHES

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1917 HELBROS WWI RED CROSS MILITARY WATCH ***********************************************************

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1940 HELBROS WWII RED CROSS MILITARY WATCH ***********************************************************

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HELBROS WWII WATCH BOX INSERT

In 1913, when only the relatively well-to-do could afford a timepiece, Helbros was created by the Helbein Brothers. The middle class Swiss German watchmakers goal was to manufacture quality timepieces affordable to the working public. Throughout the 20's and 30's, Helbros became a household name and by the 40's and WWII,   Helbros was supplying watches to American Forces and a major promoter of the War Bond efforts of the United States. HELBROS Quick as a Flash was a 30-minute radio quiz program which featured drama segments with guest actors from radio detective shows.

Created by director Richard Lewis and emcee Ken Roberts, the program debuted over the Mutual Network on Sunday, July 16, 1944. Sponsored by the Helbros Watch Company, the show was produced by Lewis and Bernard J. Prockter with scripts by Gene Wang. Music was by Ray Bloch and the Helbros Orchestra.Six contestants from the studio audience competed for cash and other prizes. Clues were presented in the form of dramatic sketches covering such subjects as current events, movies, books and historical situations. With a buzzer, a contestant could interrupt at any time to submit an answer.

 

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NEW ILLUMINATION
OUTER SWEEP SECONDS CHAPTER RING

IS METALLIC SILVER
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LIKE ALL OF THE
VIETNAM US GOV ISSUED WATCH CASES

THIS ROCK N' ROLL RESTORED

HELBROS

HAS THE SAME
SINGLE CASE
SPLIT STEM


YET THIS ONE HAS AN

AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT

NO CASE BACK

THIS HELBROS WAS THE SWAN SONG
BEFORE THE QUARTZ CAME OUT

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OFFERED IN THE
US MILITARY PX/BX SYSTEM
AS WELL AS IN 5 COUTRIES HOSTING
VIETNAM R& R SITES

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THIS WAS THE BEST WE COULD ACCOMPLISH
IN CLEANING THE STRAP
IT IS HEAT TREATED
COATED WITH NEETS FOOT
BUFFED 3500 RPM

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NICE CASE SIZE
THINNER THAN THICKNESS

34 X 38
MM

AWESOME SIZE

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DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, WIDE LEATHER "CUFF" BAND WATCH STRAPS WERE POPULAR.

WHILE IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE 1960'S HIPPIE AND BIKER GENERATION, IT SOON WENT   "GRUNT" IN A BIG WAY. EVEN US GOV ISSUED WATCHES FOUND THEMSELVES ON LEATHER CUFF STRAPS.

THE VIETNAM WAR WAS ONE OF INDIVIDUALITY RATHER THAN TEAM EFFORT.  

THE PLATOON RULED MORE THAN THE DIVISION.

UNLIKE ANY WAR BEFORE OR AFTER, "THINGS" CIVILIAN WORKED THEIR WAY INTO THE FIELD.

WHILE AT HEADQUARTERS MEN AND WOMAN WERE SHIP-SHAPE, BACK IN THE HILLS, SAND DUNES. FIELDS AND JUNGLES THE INDIVIDUAL SOLDIERS EMPHASIZED THEIR OWN "SELVES" THROUGH OBJECTS.

THUS THE WATCH AND STRAP BECAME ONE WAY OF SHOWING ONCES BACK IN THE WORLD PERSONA.

THIS OFFER INCLUDES A VIETNAM ERA TIME PIECE THAT SPORTS A PX/R&R AVAILABLE AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCH THAT WAS ONE OF, SAY, 100 THAT WERE POPULAR AMONGST THE US, AUSSIE AND KOREAN TROOPS.

WITH THE STRAP AND WATCH THE MOST POPULAR PRIVATE OWNED ITEM THAT A TROOPER COULD OWN, WEAR AND MAKE HIS PERSONAL STATEMENT IN A WORLD HE HAD LITTLE CONTROL OVER, IT ALSO BECOMES OUR WAY OF BEING PART AND PORTION WITH THIS ERA,

FOR PROOF, THESE FACTS CAN BE WITNESS IN THE FOLLOWING MOST IMPORTANT VIETNAM WAR MOVIES:

PLATOON
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PLATOON JOHNNY DEPP
IN THE OSCAR WINNING MOVIE PLATOON, JOHNNY DEPP, AS LERNER,
WORE THE ORIGINAL VIETNAM SERVICE WIDE LEATHER WATCH
CUFF [ABOVE  LEFT] --WHICH HE STILL OWNS AND WEARS TODAY. 

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PLATOON
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SEIKO 6602-8040
ALSO IN THE MOVIE PLATOON
 CHARLIE SHEEN IS ON WATCH DURING THE FIRST ACTION SCENE
WERE HE IS ON AN A AMBUSH PATROL
AND
LOOKS DOWN TO HIS SEIKO WATCH
WHILE WIPING THE CRYSTAL TRYING TO  READ THE TIME
BEFORE ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE.
WE CAN SEE THE WATCH AND SEE THAT
IT IS A STAINLESS STEEL
6602-8040
WITH WHITE DIAL AND NO DATE.

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CASE IS 90%
STILL HAS NON GLARE FINISH
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ABOVE IS AN ACTUAL IMAGE OF VIETNAM SOLDIER
WITH  LEATHER CUFFED US GOVERNMENT
3118B BENRUS MILITARY ISSUE ON

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AWESOME RESTORATION
SINGLE CASE LIKE THOSE OF THE

GOV ISSUED MILITARY WATCHES

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APOCALYPSE NOW
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SEIKO 6105-8119

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON

IN THE FIRST MIND BLOWING POST VIETNAM MOVIE
[I WENT TO THE  FIRST MIAMI PREMIER]
APOCALYPSE NOW
MARTIN SHEEN

[ CHARLIE SHEEN'S OF PLATOON FAME'S FATHER!] 
WORE A 6105-8110/8119 SEIKO HACKING DIVERS WATCH.

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FULL METAL JACKET

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BACK HOME HARDLY ANY OF MY FRIENDS OWNED A WATCH
LET ALONE WORE ONE EVERY DAY. IN FACT.
 IF YOU OWNED A WATCH, IT WAS FOR DRESS, CHURCH OR NIGHT CLUBS.
YET IN THIS POPULAR SCENE IN THE MOVIE "FULL METAL JACKET"

A VIETNAMESE PIMP IS SELLING THE REASONS WHY HIS
GIRL IS WORTH THE MONEY HE IS ASKING

WE SEE THAT NEARLY EVERY MEMBER OF THE PLATOON ARE WEARINMG WATCHES
ONLY ONE LOOKS GOV ISSUE 

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DAY AND DATE

ILLUMINATION

METALIC SILVER SWEEPS SECONDS
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THE DEER HUNTER


AND, ANYONE WHO WITNESSED "THE DEER HUNTER"
..CAN RECALL THE SCENE WHERE ROBERT DI NERO AND CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
PRISONERS OF WAR PULLED FROM THE BAMBOO CAGES BY THE VIET CONG
ARE BEING FORCED TO "PLAY" RUSSIAN ROULETTE
THE SCENE INCLUDES THE PILE OF "ITEMS" PLACED ON THE TABLE BY THE BETTING CONG
YOU SEE A PILE OF OF VIETNAMESE, FRENCH AND AMERICAN CASH
AS WELL AS THE GREATEST CURRANCY--  WATCHES
REMOVED FROM THE PRIOR/PRIVIOUIS PRISONERS WHO DIED
THE WATCHES ARE OBVIOUSLY SWISS AND AMERICAN
NOTE THE DIVE WATCHES!!!
VIETNAM DID MORE FOR THE WATCH INDUSTRY
THAN ALL THREE PRIOR US WARS PUT TOGETHER
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WWI   WWII   KOREAN
WATCHES BECAME A POPULAR MUST HAVE TO 10,000 YOUNG TROOPS
CHOICES WERE AWESOME AND MANY APPEALING TO AT LEAST 75%
FROM 1964 -1978
PRICING CAME DOWN VS FEATURES WENT UP
OVERSEAS MEANT LOWER PRICES WHETHER ROLEX OR BENRUS
THAN RETAIL PRICE BACK IN THE "WORLD
" IT WAS EASY TO PICK ONE UP ATTHE PX-BX ON R&R
OR FROM HUNDREDS OF VIETNAMESE VENDERS
FROM SAIGON NOOKS TO THE KHE SANH HOOKS

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536,100 SERVED IN COUNTRY AT ANY ONE TIME
2,709,918 AMERICANS SERVED THROUGH THE 12 MONTH ROTATION
Americans served and fought in Vietnam.
3,403,100 TOTAL AMERICANS SERVED IN *SE ASIA
* SE ASIA VIETNAM LAOS CAMBODIA THAILAND PHILLIPINES

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I AM A VET BUT YOU NEED NOT BE ONE TO WEAR THIS PIECE!:

I AM A VET AND I TAKE PRIDE IN THESE OFFERS. ESPECIALLY THOSE WHERE I CAN UTILIZE A VINTAGE LEATHER STRAP WITH A VINTAGE RESTORED OVERHAULED WARRANTED APPRAISED WATCH. A COMBINATION THAT WILL BE A PART OF YOUR LIFE!

ON THESE LEATHER CUFFS PERSONALIZATION IS ALSO OFFERED. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FEEL YOU WERE NOT THERE SO YOU FEEL FUNNY WEARING ONE WITH RIBBONS, BUTTONS OR RANK INSIGNIA.

REMEMBER YOU WEARING OF ONE OF MY FANTASTIC TOTALLY RARE PIECES PROMOTES THE VET, REMINDS OTHERS OF THE DEBT, OF THE GLORY OF OUR FELLOW MEN AND WOMAN THAT DID WHAT THEY DID FOR THEIR NATION.

IT IS LIKE THE GUY I KNEW, HE DID NOT VOLUNTARY ENLIST LIKE I DID, HE WAS NOT DRAFTED EITHER. HE WAS INFORMED MILITARY OR JAIL. HE WOUND UP IN VIETNAM. AT THE SIEGE OF  KHE SANH. HE DID NOT SAY.. I SHOULD NOT NE HERE...

NO, HE STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE.AS IF HE WANTED TO ENLIST JUST TO FIGHT THAT BATTLE. HE PASSED TWO YEARS AGO, EVEN I, FOR EVER TELLING STORIES, COULD SHUT UP WHEN HE TOLD HIS HISTORY OF THE 35 DAYS HE FOUGHT UNTIL HIS WOUNDS WOULD NOT LET HIM FIGHT ANYMORE....

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SO INVEST AND WEAR WITH PRIDE.

LEARN THE HISTORY I RESEARCH CONDENSE AND OFFER

SO YOU CAN TELL THE STORY!! CAUSE WEARING
ONE OF MY GREAT PIECES WILL EVOKE QUESTIONS.

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1-THE RIBBON OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AS GREAT AS ANY ONE CAN EVER WIN.

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NOW, TO ME, THE GREATEST RIBBON ONE CAN EARN IS THAT INITAIAL NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON EVERY MAN AND WOMAN RECEIVES IN BASIC TRAINING. YOU DID NOT FIGHT, PERFORM AN ACT OF COURAGE OR DO SOMETHING YOU COULD BRAG ON.. NO, ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS ENLIST --OR EVEN BE DRAFTED!

IT WAS THE FIRST COLORS THAT SPLASHED THERE WAY ONTO OUR BROWNS. DISPLAYED ABOVE THE LEFT POCKET, IT SIGNIFIED ONE'S OATH TO DEFEND THEIR NATION; THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS; THE VERY CONSTITUTION THAT BEGAN OUR NATION. AS AN ENLISTEE, I CAN RECALL THE FIRST TIME I WORE MY NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON --PROUDLY --WHEN I HAD MY FIRST LEAVE, 6 MONTHS AFTER VOLUNTEERIN0, TO THE PEOPLE IN MY HOME NEIGHBORHOOD THAT INCLUDED ANTI WAR MEMBERS.

YES, BACK IN QUEENS, NEW YORK, I FIRST DARED NOT SAY ANYTHING   --REMEBERING THE SPITTING AND NAME CALLING THAT FORCED A FEW TO REMOVE THEIR UNIFORMS. BUT MY UNIFORM LOOKED GREAT... I WORE IT FOR THREE DAYS AND THE PRIOR REPUTATION CAUSED ANY DISSENTER TO SIMPLY NOT SHOW UP. I STILL HAVE THAT FIRST RIBBON....

THUS THE NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON IS PERMANENTLY ATTACHED TO THE CUFF--PS ON MY BIKE I HAVE TWO, ATTACHED TO PERMANENT LEATHER POUCHES, THEY HAVE BEEN THERE 7 YEARS AND STILL LOOK GREAT!.

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2- A Collar Disc representing the Chemical Warfare branch of the U.S. ARMED FORCES.

chemical

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HERE SHE IS WITH ALL PARTS ASSEMBLED

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AN ORIGINAL RARE WINNER

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PERFECT FOR ALL WEAR

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WANT ONE? WELL, THERE IS ONLY ONE

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DAY DATE AUTOMATIC

 

 

NOTE CASE WHEN WE INVESTED

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AFTER 6 HOURS CASE WORK

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INCABLOC AND 17 JEWELS
MADE IT A TOP PERFORMER
MANUAL & AUTO WINDING

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MOVEMENT OVERHAULED SERVICED
READY TO MOUNT DIAL

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MOVEMENT WITH DIAL INSTALLED
DATE AT 3
DAY AT 6

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CASE IS CLEANED
ELECTRO STRIPPED
DULL POLISHED
READY TO ACCEPT THE MOVEMENT & DIAL

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WE DROP THE MOVEMENT INTO THE CASE


BEFORE WE CLEANED THE FEMALE STEM END & CROWN

THIS LOCKS THE THE MOVEMENT IN AND COMPLETES IT

ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE PRESSING OF THE CRYSTAL

A NEW CRYSTAL

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QUICK SET DAY DATE

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES