Do you like this beautiful diver? 🐟
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You could call this my 'second grail watch' and not be wrong. It's taken me a long time to find a proper specimen, with dial and hands in excellent shape. Of course, @kleinvintagewatch is where it happened. Thank you, Spencer and Sabrina! 🙏🏼
For those who are not in the know, this watch is rare and a tad mythological as some copies of this model was issued to the american MACV-SOG soldiers (special forces, typically long range recon) during the Vietnam war. It also helps that other models (except a white dial version) were without numerals. So they are not often seen in real life and rarely in this version. It is from September, 1970.
That being said, this watch, to me, is special as it has qualities as a dress watch, as a sports watch and as a more rugged field watch. It's all about the context. But no matter the context, it will be its own and be distinct from other watches. You can pay a lot more for finer/better watches without that ability and character, hands down, and few watches carry the history and myth of this one.
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