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Discussion in 'Watches' started by Civilian, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Civilian

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    Timex watch I bought on R&R in Singapore in 1968:

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    Lasted the rest of my Vietnam tour in the boonies; still runs now.
     
  7. malraux72

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    Classy as always !
     
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    Sorry, can't take a picture of my Galaxy Note 5 :)

    I stopped wearing a watch a decade ago because for my job I was in & out of my pockets and the watch kept wearing out around the pocket openings. Got tired of buying new pants so now only use the phone. I still have my Citizen's, Seiko's, Casio's and Wenger's though. Thought about getting a fob style lately. But this prompted me to pull out and charge my Citizen Eco-Drive back up to wear around again!

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    Thank you, malraux72! It actually still keeps pretty good time, too (although that nylon watchband is just a bit skanky!).
     
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  11. malraux72

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    Skanky Awesome ! Was a private purchase watch more common then an issue one back then...?
     
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    Exactly, @malraux72: guys with sufficient rank or an 'in' with the Supply Sergeant got the issue ones. The rest of us, the Great Unwashed, bought our own. Later, when I had moved up a couple of notches on the 'ladder of rank' I was issued a watch. However, it didn't work for very long and was in a non-repairable sealed plastic case; so back to my trusty Timex I went.
     
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    Thnx. I always wondered if this was the case or urban legend.
     
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    Thank you for your service. That watch has seen some things...
     
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    Thank you! Yeah, that old watch has been around the block. (I guess I have, too.)
     
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    That is why we listen when you speak Sir !

    Gotta ask ... the pendant ?
     
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    Well, as you may surmise, @malraux72, no one hates war more than those who have been in combat. However, in the late 1960's - early 1970's, there was a not-often-talked-about generational 'changing of the guard' going on in the entire US military.

    Everything was shifting: tactics, strategy, unit cohesiveness, discipline, the military culture itself. The World War II and Korean War vets that still actively served found themselves at odds with the younger generation, especially the draftees, who often wore love beads, peace sign pendants, etc.

    Unlike those young draftees, I chose to enlist. All of my male relatives -- and quite a few of my female ones -- served in WWII, so I was more aligned with that generation than my own. Thus, the "War" pendant.
     
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  18. Civilian

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    Too cool! Love seeing old pieces still making the rounds. Thanks for your service.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, @Civilian!
     
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    Wilson Watch Works Automatic Sport with ETA 2824. I love changing the straps on this thing. I find the field watch dial to be very useful and easy to read.

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