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TRUE 24 HOUR GENUINE BULOVA MILITARY WATCH

Categories: VIETNAM, WATCHES, WWII
Published on: February 23, 2016

 

IS THERE, OR WAS THERE EVER, A TRUE 24 HOUR
HACKING BULOVA US MILSPEC MILITARY WATCH?? HELL NO! IMAGINE YOU ARE BEING RIPPED OFF AND
GETTING RIPPED OFF AND RIPPED OFF ON AND OFF EBAY AND THE NAWCC AND OTHER ORGS ARE
PARTICIPATING
AND EVEN THE WATCH FORUMS ARE GETTING A PIECE OF YOUR ARZZ AND THEY ARE EITHER STUPID OR
IGNORANT THOUGH IGNORANCE IS NEVER AN EXCUSE WHEN FACTS ARE AVAILABLE SO WHY THE BS????
READ AND EITHER WEEP OR SHOUT FOR JOY IF YOU KEPT YOUR BUCKS…
I PLACED THE ABOVE BELOW DIRECT
FACTUAL US MIL SPEC MILITARY LIST OF WATCHES AND DATES. THERE ARE MIL-SPC PAGES AND NONE
HAVE A 24 HOUR MOVEMENT. OF ANY BRAND LET ALONE BULOVA.

BEFORE
READING BELOW VIEW THE ABOVE AND BELOW SHEET, THEN READ ON.WE HAVE ASKED ON OF THE
INTERNETS MOST ACTIVE IN BULOVA 24 HOR WATCHES TO SEND US SONE FACTS BUT HE HADSNOT.

A NOTE,
WHILE THERE IS NO MIL-SPEC FOR A TRUE 24 HOUR MIL WATCH, THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE
REMOVING BULOVA CIVILLIAN 1960 24 HR MOVEMENTS AND PLACING THEM IN BOLOVA A-17-A HACKING
CASES AND THEN OFFERING THEM FOR 5 TIMES THE PRICE OF A BULOVA MILITARY.

THE
MIL-SPEC MILITARY LIST WITH DATES. IN ADDITION WATCH BELOW

 

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 NONE OF THESE ARE 24 HOUR DIAL TYPES
NONE HAD JUST 1 THRU 24
DIAL TYPES

ALL BULOVA HAD 10BNCH HACK NO 24HR
1950-1962

BULOVA-24HR-MILITARY-WATCH.html
NO-BULOVA-24HR-MILITARY-WATCH.html
LINK TO FREE PDF WITH ALL MILITARY WATCHES MADE FOR US GOV MILITARY FOR VIETNAM WAR

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IMG_7233
ROCK
RESTORED

 VINTAGE 1961 STAINLESS BULOVA 3818A MILITARY HACK
ORIGINAL MILITARY ISSUED STRAP AND ORIGINAL MILITARY VELCRO WITH COVER.  CASE BACK
SIGNED RESTORE BY ROCK -WRIST WATCH ID = MIL-W-3818A SER AF6645-808-1407 BULOVA STOCK NO.
10BNCH CONT. NO. DA-36-038-ORD-21169M U.S.+ MOVEMENT SIGNED  10BNCH BULOVA WATCH CO
USA M1 (1961)CONDITION FINE TO MINTY PROOF.


ROCK RESTORED

WHILE BULOVA CONTRACTED STAR
WATCH CASE CO TO BUILD THEIR CASES, THERE WERE OTHERS -DEPENDING ON THE DATE ….THIS IS
NOT A STAR CASE BUT IS A PURE BULOVA .HACKING A-17-A BUT NOT A TRUE 24 HOUR WATCH BECAUSE
BULOVA NEVER MADE A PURE 24HR MIL-SPEC WATCH FOR ANY MILITARY .. EVER PERIOD AND NEVER
EVER MADE USA MILITARY WATCHES AFTER 1958/ THUS THE USA MILITARY NEVER EVER HAD ONE!

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

THIS IS A TRAINING PAGE CONCERNING TRUE OR UNTRUE: USA 24
HR MILITARY WATCHES?

THAT MEANS ONE REVOLUTION EQUALS 24 HR RATHER THAN 12
HOURS.

Visit TIMEFRAUD.COM FOR MORE INFO….
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OFFER STATEMENT.

Beware of Sellers/Offers OF
24HR BULOVA MILITARY HACKING WATCHES….

ESPECIALLY with cases that have no ordinance information
THAT DIFFERS FROM THE STANDARD INFO AT BELOW:

 

 

LISTEN TO ROCK, SEE THE A17A?

A17A
DENOTES ITS TYPE =
HACKING NAVIGATION

AND SPEC MIL-W-6433A  IS FROM THE SPC SHEET

THESE
DENOTE THE SPEC SHEET. THAT IS THE FACT IT IS A TYPE A17A USA HACKING PILOTS WATCH FROM
THE POST KOREAN WAR 1958+
. 6433A

EVERY
WATCH MADE FOR THE MILITARY CORRESPONDS TO A SPEC SHEET, THESE ARE 10 TO 30 PAGE BOOKLETS
CONTAINING EVERYTHING FROM MINUTE DRAWINGS TO SPECIFICATIONS DETAILING EVERYTHING
IMAGINABLE, FROM SERVICING TO THE VERY PLACEMENT OF DIAL PARTICULARS TO CONTROL TESTING
ETC. WITH A MILITARY HACKING AND FULL 24 HOUR VERSION A SPEC SHEET WITH A NEW SUPERSEDING
COMBINATION WOULD HAVE BEEN REQUIRED. I PERSONALLY LOOKED UP THE FULL LIST OF SPEC SHEETS
BOTH NUMERICALLY AND ALPHABETICALLY AS WELL AS BY DATING AND BY THE TYPE AS IN MILITARY
TIME KEEPING AND UNDER EQUIPMENT. NONE EXISTS… 

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NOTE THE DETAIL FOR
THE 3818-B
WEHICH NBECAME THE PRIME VIETNAMBASE VERSION


 

 …. the MODELS OFFERED THAT ARE 24HR? THEY ARE
FAKE MILITARY……

NOTE
DESCRIPTION CONTINUED:

Crystal:
Original domed acrylic is in good condition, nice and clear. Some very light scratches.
Beware of non-Star watch cases that have mineral crystals, which are not original.
Movement: Mechanical True 24 hour movement. 10BNCH hacks, winds, and sets. Keeping good
time, within 7 seconds of quartz watch after 1 day on bench. Beware of other Bulova movements altered to be 24 hour
movements.

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Unless some one can show me a contract
or MILSPEC that WITH A CORRESPONDING NUMBERING SYSTENM ON THE CASE BACK.. WELL.. ONLY THEN
WOULD THAT DEMONSTRATE THE GOV INVESTED IN TRUE 24HR BULOVA WATCHES..

BUT THEN YOU NEED TO SHOW THIS OCCURRED ! CAUSE BULOVA STIOPPED SELLING TO THE US DGOV!

I MUST SAY THEY ARE FAKES. And, I am
sure that no SPEC sheets exist due to the fact BULOVA LOST ALL DEALINGS WITH THE US
MILITARY FROM 1956 THROUGH TO eternity….

In fact, their last contracts were the
1- A-172-0R 3818
2-3818A
3- THE BEGINNINGS OF THE FIRST DIVE WATCH WITH PLASTIC CYRYSTAL CAPABLE OF DIVING TO 300+
FEETTHAT LAST CONTRACT THEY DROPPED AND IT WAS TAKEN OVER BY
Tornek Rayville WHOM, UTILIZING
THE ORIGINAL PROTOTYPE

AFTER
THAT, THE US GOV HAD VIETNAM ON THEIR MINDS AND IN 1956 HAD DECIDED TO STOP THE REVOLUTION
OF NIFTY NEW IDEAS, LIKE 24 HOUR HACKING WATCHES, AND STICK TO A 24 HR HACKING WATCH, WITH
NO MAINTENANCE, SIMPLE 2 YEAR USE WITH , LIKE I SAID, NO SERVICE AT ALL. A THROW AWAY.,
THAT WAS 1956. SO THEY PREPARED THE SPEC SHEETS JUST FOR THAT. NOTHING FANCY LIKE 24 HR
HACKING !!!!!!!!!! JUST KEEP IT SIMPLE. NO 24 HRS, NO NOTHING BUT HACKING. NO EXTRA JEWELS
NO NOTHING BUT HACKING AND ABILITY TO SURVIVE EVERYTHING FOR 2 YEARS AND NO SERVICING. END
OF LINE.

BULOVA
WAS STUCK IN THE RUT. THEY SUBMITTED ZIP. LONGINES ANS SEVERAL OTHERS GOT TO WORK, BUT
ONLY BENRUS GOT IT RIGHT. 7 JEWELS, SINGLE CASE, GUARANTEED TO LAST 2 YEARS COME JUNGLE OR
SANDS,  STORMS OR RIVERS OR DROUGHT OR MOUNTAINS ….SO, THERE GOES THAT FAKE 24HR
HACKING BULOVA THAT THE MILITARY IS ALLEGED TO HAVE PURCHASED.. WANT FURTHER PROOF 

 BELOW WORD FOR WORD:

FIRST CONTRACT FOR MARINE CORPS
FOR A TOTAL OF 10,849 WATCHES @$28.28 EACH  OR A TOTAL COST OF $306,809.72. THE US
MILITARY KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO BE AT LEAST THIS MANY MARINES IN VIETNAM IN 1961/1962.
THE PRELIMINARY SPECS WENT OUT DURING THIS TIME. IN THE COPY WORD FOR WORD, WE HAVE BULOVA
ARGUING ABOUT THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT. NOTE HOW THE BULOVA FAILED TESTING AND THE FACT
OF A NEW CASE DESIGN, AND HOW BULOVA CONTINUED TO PUSH “CASE BACK: DESIGNS.

TO BULOVA WATCH COMPANY

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR
LETTER OF FEBRUARY 20, 1964, PROTESTING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO BENRUS WATCH COMPANY
UNDER REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO. AMC/A/36-038-64-490/NS), DATED FEBRUARY 7, 1964. THE RECORD
SHOWS THAT IT WAS DETERMINED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE AIR FORCE, NAVY AND ARMY, THAT SPECIFICATION MIL-W-3818A,
DATED MARCH 12, 1956,
REQUIRED REVISION TO ACCOMPLISH THE FOLLOWING RESULTS:

 

A. REDUCE THE
VARIETY OF GRADES AND TYPES OF WATCHES.

B. ASSURE CONSISTENT QUALITY OF
ITEMS.

C. ELIMINATE TESTING REQUIREMENTS
OF ONE YEAR AND SUBSTITUTE IN LIEU THEREOF A GUARANTEE PROVISION.

D. INCORPORATE A NEW CASE DESIGN.

ACCORDINGLY, THE SPECIFICATION
WAS FORMALLY REVISED ON OCTOBER 17, 1962, AND IS IDENTIFIED AS MIL-W-3818B. SUBSEQUENT TO
THE APPROVAL OF SPECIFICATION MIL-W-3818B, ALL SOURCES ON THE PREVIOUS QUALIFIED PRODUCTS
LIST, UNDER SPECIFICATION MIL-W 3818A, WERE INVITED BY LETTER DATED DECEMBER 6, 1962, TO
MAKE APPLICATION FOR THE SUBMISSION OF THEIR PRODUCT OF FRANKFORD ARSENAL FOR
QUALIFICATION TESTING. UPON RECEIPT AND APPROVAL OF THE APPLICATION AS REQUIRED BY
PARAGRAPH 104 OF THE PAMPHLET ENTITLED “PROVISIONS GOVERNING QUALIFICATION,”
SAMPLES WOULD BE AUTHORIZED TO BE SUBMITTED. THREE FIRMS SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS AND
SAMPLES DURING 1963, NAMELY, BENRUS WATCH CO., INC., LONGINES-WITTNAUER WATCH CO., AND
MATBEY-TISSOT WATCH CO., INC.

HOWEVER, BENRUS WATCH CO., INC.,
WAS THE ONLY SOURCE THAT SUCCESSFULLY MET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVAL. THEREFORE, THAT
FIRM WAS FORMALLY NOTIFIED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1963, THAT THE SAMPLES SUBMITTED WERE APPROVED
AND THAT ITS PRODUCT WAS LISTED ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST FOR SPECIFICATION
MIL-F-3818B. THE OTHER TWO SOURCES WERE NOTIFIED BY LETTER OF NOVEMBER 21, 1963, THAT
THEIR SAMPLES DID NOT MEET MINIMUM SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

ROCK
RESTORED

ON THE BASIS OF
MILITARY INTERDEPARTMENTAL PURCHASE REQUESTS FROM THE MARINE CORPS FOR A TOTAL OF 10,849
WATCHES, THE CONTRACTING OFFICER EXECUTED A DETERMINATION AND FINDINGS DATED FEBRUARY 2,
1964, AUTHORIZING NEGOTIATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 10 U.S.C. 2304/A) (10) AND ASPR
3.210.2 PROMISED ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES REPORTED AS FOLLOWS:

“A. THIS WATCH IS A
QUALIFIED PRODUCT AND THE TIME REQUIRED FOR TESTING WOULD UNDULY DELAY DELIVERIES.

“B. THE INTEREST OF THE
GOVERNMENT REQUIRES ASSURANCE PRIOR TO AWARD THAT THE PRODUCT IS SATISFACTORY FOR ITS
INTENDED USE AND NO OTHER MEANS OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IS AVAILABLE.

“C. AMPLE SOLICITATION AND
OPPORTUNITY WAS AFFORDED THE CLOCK AND WATCH INDUSTRIES, RESULTING IN ONLY ONE QUALIFIED
PRODUCT, NAMELY, BENRUS WATCH CO.’


ROCK RESTORED

THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL WAS
ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 7, 1964, WITH A CLOSING DATE OF FEBRUARY 24, 1964, TO BENRUS WATCH
COMPANY, AS A SOLE SOURCE PREMISED ON THE FACTS SHOWN ABOVE. BENRUS QUOTED A UNIT PRICE OF
$28.28 EACH FOR A QUANTITY OF 10,849 WRIST WATCHES OR A TOTAL COST OF $306,809.72. ON
FEBRUARY 20, 1964, AN AMENDMENT WAS ISSUED EXTENDING THE CLOSING DATE TO FEBRUARY 27,
1964. THE PROCUREMENT ACTION WAS SYNOPSIZED, FOR SUBCONTRACTING ONLY, IN THE COMMERCE
BUSINESS DAILY DATED FEBRUARY 17, 1964. AT YOUR REQUEST, YOU WERE FURNISHED A COPY OF THE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ON FEBRUARY 13, 1964.


ROCK RESTORED

YOU ALLEGE, IN EFFECT, THAT
FRANKFORD ARSENAL IS ATTEMPTING TO CIRCUMVENT CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE AREA OF
COMPETITION AND METHOD OF PROCUREMENT AND HAS FAILED TO CLARIFY AMBIGUITIES IN THE
SPECIFICATION, PARTICULARLY WITH REFERENCE TO THE GUARANTEE PROVISION AS SET FORTH IN
PARAGRAPH 3.21 OF SPECIFICATION MIL-W-3818B, DATED OCTOBER 17, 1962.

ROCK
RESTORED

YOU ALLEGE SPECIFICALLY THAT
FRANKFORD ARSENAL, WITH KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR INTEREST IN THE PROCUREMENT OF BACK-TYPE
WATCHES, CIRCUMVENTED PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS BY NOT OBTAINING COMPETITION.

THE RECORD SHOWS YOU WERE
AFFORDED AMPLE TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT FOR QUALIFICATION TESTING AND POSSIBLE
INCLUSION ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST. HOWEVER, YOU DID NOT SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT UNTIL
FEBRUARY 13, 1964, A LAPSE OF 14 MONTHS FROM THE DATE APPLICATIONS WERE ORIGINALLY
REQUESTED. THE PRODUCT YOU SUBMITTED WAS REJECTED ON MARCH 11, 1964, FOR THE REASON THAT
IT FAILED THE SHOCK TEST PERFORMANCE PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 4.8.9 OF SPECIFICATION MIL-W
3818B IN THAT OVER A PERIOD OF 20 HOURS THE WATCH GAINED 1 HOUR AND 22 MINUTES. THIS
FAILURE WAS CONSIDERED A SUFFICIENT CAUSE TO REJECT YOUR PRODUCT AS NOT QUALIFYING FOR
INCLUSION ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST. SINCE ONLY ONE OF THREE OTHER SOURCES WHICH
SUBMITTED THEIR PRODUCT FOR QUALIFICATION TESTING SUBMITTED A PRODUCT WHICH PASSED ALL THE
REQUIREMENTS OF MIL-W-3818B AND WAS APPROVED FOR INCLUSION ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST,
THE DETERMINATION BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER THAT IT WAS IMPRACTICABLE TO OBTAIN
COMPETITION, AND THAT A CONTRACT SHOULD BE NEGOTIATED WITH BENRUS, APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN
PROPER.

YOU FURTHER ALLEGE THAT THE
PROPOSED PROCUREMENT SHOULD BE CANCELLED AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROCEED ON AN
ADVERTISED PROCUREMENT TO ASSURE ADEQUATE COMPETITION.


ROCK RESTORED

AS INDICATED ABOVE, COMPETITION
COULD NOT BE ATTAINED BECAUSE ONLY ONE SOURCE WAS ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST AT THE
TIME OF THE INITIATION OF THE PROCUREMENT ACTION, AND SO FAR AS WE ARE ADVISED NO OTHER
PRODUCT HAS SINCE BEEN QUALIFIED. IN OUR DECISION OF AUGUST 9, 1961, 41 COMP. GEN. 93, IT
WAS HELD THAT WHERE THERE IS ONLY A SINGLE SOURCE LISTED ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST,
THE PROPER METHOD OF PROCUREMENT IS NEGOTIATION IN LIEU OF FORMAL ADVERTISING. WE SEE NO
VALID BASIS UPON WHICH A DIFFERENT CONCLUSION MAY BE REACHED IN THE INSTANT CASE.

ROCK RESTORED

IN ADDITION, YOU ALLEGE THAT THE
GUARANTEE PROVISION OF PARAGRAPH 3.21 OF MIL-W-38188 IS UNREASONABLE IN THAT IT REQUIRES
THE CONTRACTOR TO BE LIABLE FOR THE REPAIR OF WATCHES THAT FAIL TO MEET ALL SPECIFICATIONS
FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS, AFTER ACCEPTANCE BY THE GOVERNMENT, WITHOUT ANY LIMITATION OF
REPAIR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER.

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ROCK RESTORED

SINCE THE THREE SOURCES THAT
SUBMITTED THEIR PRODUCTS FOR TESTING DID NOT TAKE ANY EXCEPTION, OR REQUIRE INTERPRETATION
AS TO THE GUARANTEE PROVISION IN THE SPECIFICATION, IT APPEARS THAT THOSE FIRMS WERE READY
TO MEET SUCH PROVISION AND THAT THE PROVISION WAS CONSIDERED REASONABLE. ANY EVENT IT DOES
NOT APPEAR THAT THE GUARANTEE PROVISION IS GERMANE TO YOUR PROTEST OR TO YOUR FAILURE TO
HAVE A WATCH APPROVED FOR INCLUSION ON THE LIST.

ROCK RESTORED

AS TO THE ALLEGATION THAT BENRUS
WATCH COMPANY IS NOT A MANUFACTURER OF WATCHES BUT ONLY IMPORTS CASES AND SELLS WATCH
MOVEMENTS FROM FOREIGN SOURCES, WE ARE ADVISED THAT BENRUS POSSESSES MANUFACTURING
FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND SWITZERLAND WHICH ARE UTILIZED IN THE PRODUCTION AND
ASSEMBLY OF WATCHES AND, THEREFORE, QUALIFIES AS A MANUFACTURER UNDER ASPR 12-603.1. THE
BENRUS PROPOSAL SHOWS THAT IT IMPORTS THE MOVEMENT AND DIAL SETTING, DIAL STEM AND SPRING
BARS, AND THAT THE CASE, CROWN, ATTACHMENTS, PACKING MATERIAL AND JEWEL BEARINGS (TURTLE
MOUNTAIN ORDNANCE PLANT) ARE ALL DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED. ITS COST DATA INDICATES THAT THE
COST OF THE DOMESTIC COMPONENTS IS CONSIDERABLY IN EXCESS OF 50 PERCENT OF THE COST OF ALL
COMPONENTS, AND THEREFORE THE ITEM MUST BE CONSIDERED A DOMESTIC SOURCE AND PRODUCT UNDER
ASPR 6-101 (D).

ROCK RESTORED

 So,
to say that Bulova created a Hacking 24hr Military watch any time between 1955 and 1965 is
pure BS! THERE WERE NO SPEC SHEETS. NO CONTRACTS. NO INFO ON THE REAR CASES OF ANY OF
THESE WATCHES OFFERING ANY FACTS TO STATE THAT THEY ARE HACKING 24 HR WATCHES… NOTE???
THAT???? FACT????

EVERY
MILITARY WATCH THE US PROVIDES IT’S TROOPS HAS A CONTRACT, A SPECIFICATION
"BOOK" .. WELL, IT IS AT LEAST A DOZEN TYPED PAGES LISTING EVERYTHING
IMAGINABLE… THERE US NONE…. AND NO, IT DID NOT GET LOST… WE HAVE THEM ALL.

I RECENTLY NOTED A SERIES OF alleged SUPER RARE 24 HOUR
MILITARY WATCHES BEING OFFERED. IT IS THE BULOVA A-17/3818A TYPES THAT CONCERN ME THE
MOST, ESPECIALLY WITH 900.00 PRICE TAGS. OFFERS LIKE THE ONE BELOW ARE RAMPANT IN THEIR
DEMAND FOR 1000.00 A POP.

****************************

OFFER

For your consideration is an
Excellent Authentic Vintage Men’s Bulova True 24 Hour

Movement Military Wristwatch.
It is fully operational and the hack function is working. This watch is in very good
condition with just a couple minor blemishes. This watch is a very rare find because of
its 24 hour (hour hand completes 1 cycle/revolution per day) hacking movement and dial.
Case: Excellent condition. All stainless steel, original, very crisp, 33mm wide, screw
down back, military Ordinance information on case
back.
Some light scratches.

Beware of other sellers with cases that
have no ordinance information and no Star Watch Case embossed logo on the case back, they
are fake.

Movement: Mechanical True 24 hour
movement. 10BNCH hacks, winds, and sets. ***Beware of other movements altered to be 24
hour movements, the only original 24 hour movements are the 10BNCH and the 10CNCH, which
both have the hack mechanism.

THE ABOVE OFFER IS A
FRAUD…….

 

 

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THE LAST TIME PIECE BULOVA
WORKED ON BECAME THE TORNEK RAYVILLE ABOVE

 

 

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PROBLEM WAS/IS NO INFO WAS PROVIDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AS TO THE CASE BACK AS TO THE 24 HR PORTION ONLY
THE ORIGINAL HACKING GARDEN VARIETY A17A

***NOTE: THE 10BNCH IS LISTED IN THE ONLY BULOVA
MILITARY WATCH PRODUCTION

INFORMATION AT VERY
TOP — THIS 1OCNCH ARE HACKED AND ALTERED BUT NOT FOR THE MILITARY
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AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM
THERE IS/ARE NO FACT
SHEETS, NO MILITARY SPECIFICATION SHEETS

AND, IN FACT, THE WATCHES
BEING/SOLD HAD ONLY THE A-17 A-17A CODES

WHICH ARE ONLY FOR HACKING
WATCHES: PULL STEM THE MOVEMENT STOPS.

A-17A IS A KOREAN WAR PIOTS HACKING WATCH AND NONE OF
THESE WERE 24HR WATCHES PERIOD

THE US MILITARY  ARE
TO THE POINT

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 ROCK RESTORED

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ABOVE IS AN AS 1187/1194 INTRODUCED IN 1945 TO 1950
MILITARY SUPPLY CO RELEASED
A TRUE 24HR WRIST WATCH

WITH THIS MOVEMENT 6 YEARS
BEFORE BULOVA

AS 1187 Features manual wind sweep second signature;
shock device

1945: MOG, Avia, Mead
Company, Swiss, 17 Jewels – AS, 1187, 1194, Brevet + Dep; Incabloc

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ABOVE IS A PARTS
MOVEMENT WITH THE HOUR WHEEL + MINUTE WHEEL.

NOTE THE HOUR/MINUTE WHEELS
AND HOW WIDE SPACED THEIR TINE ARE

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AN HOUR
WHEEL FOR THE

NON 24 HR [SAME] MOVEMENT
ON THE center IS THE HOUR
WHEEL FOR 24 HOURS

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NOTE, WE ONLY OFFER
RESTORED WATCHES

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A TON OF WORK + THE MAIN
WENT THIS AM

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ROCK RESTORED

SO, YOU
CAN UNDERSTAND HOW A 24 HOUR

WATCH WORKS. SIMPLY TURN
THE HANDS

TWO TIMES IN ONE DAY

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ROCK RESTORED

A-17A-MIL-W-3818A
[NOT A "STAR"
CASE]

RESTORED BY ROCK NOT A 24HR WATCH
NOTE INFO ABOVE IN THE
BULOVA AREA UNDER 10BNCH TYPE A-17-

LOOK AT "DIAL
TYPE" THE 1-12 13-24 IS NOT A TRUE 24HR WATCH DIAL

WHAT IT MEANS IS THE 1-12
WERE OUTER CHAPTER + AN INNER 13-24

THEY ARE PART OF THE DIAL


ROCK
RESTORED

ELGIN
ONLY ELGIN CAN RECEIVE
CREDIT FOR A WWII WATCH LIKE THIS MADE UP VARIANT

SO, IS
THERE A True 24 Hr BULOVA MILITARY? THERE WAS A 24HR WATCH BUILT BY BULOVA FOR PUBLIC
CONSUMPTION. BUT NEVER FOR THE MILITARY AND NEVER HACKING! THERE ARE NO PRE-CONTRACT OR
POST SPEC SHEETS W/ANY DETAILS FOR A 24 HR WATCH AND NO SPEC NUMBERS! NO INFO NO MILITARY
CONTRACT NO SPEC SHEET CALLING FOR A BULOVA 24 HR MILITARY WATCH.

SO, WE KNOW
BULOVA MAY HAVE OFFERED A CIVY 24 HOUR WATCH IN COMPETITION WITH SEVERAL COMPANIES ONLY

THOSE INCLUDED
THE AIRMAN
THE HELBROS [AS1187/1194]
MILITARY SUPPLY CO [AS
1187/1104]

THERE WERE ALSO TRUE 24 HOUR A DAY GMT WATCHES IN THE
LATE 1950’S,

BUT, THERE WERE *NO 24HR ISSUE MILITARY WATCHES THAT WE
CAN EVEN

HOPE TO POINT TO FOR KOREA
[A-17] AND THE A-17-A + 3818A-

*ELGIN PRODUCED A WWII 24 HOUR MILITARY WATCH AND TIMER

IS THIS BULOVA A-17 / A 17A A FAKE 24HR MILITARY OR NOT

HERE IS/ARE 2 BULOVA 24HR 10BNCH HACK MOVEMENT FOR THE BULOVA 3818A

NOTE THAT IT IS STATED THE 10CNCH MOVEMENT IS STATED TO  DATE TO 1960-61 ERA 24 HOUR
BULOVA WATCHES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC???

NO FACT
SHEETS, SPECIFICATIONS OR ITEM NUMBER FOR A BULOVA 24 HR MILITARY.

SO, SORRY,
THERE WERE NO BULOVA 24HR MILITARY PERIOD,NO CONTRACTS/ORDERS

BULOVA LOST
OUT ON THE MILITARY CONTRACTS STARTING IN 1956 THROUGH OUT 1966. SO WHEN WAS THIS ALLEGED
HACKING 24 HR MILITARY WATCH MADE??? THEIR LAST CONTRACT WAS ONE FOR DIVE WATCHES AND THEY
GAVE THAT ONE UP ALSI TO TORNEK WHO BUILT THE SEALS WATCH????

 

 BENRUS-3118BROCK RESTORED
BENRUS 3118/B

FIRST CONTRACT FOR MARINE
CORPS FOR A TOTAL OF 10,849 WATCHES @$28.28 EACH  OR A TOTAL COST OF $306,809.72. THE
US MILITARY KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO BE AT LEAST THIS MANY MARINES IN VIETNAM IN 1961/1962.
THE PRELIMINARY SPECS BEGAN IN 1956 AND WENT OUT 1958/59. IN THE COPY WORD FOR WORD, WE
HAVE BULOVA ARGUING ABOUT THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT. NOTE HOW THE BULOVA FAILED TESTING
AND THE FACT OF A NEW CASE DESIGN, AND HOW BULOVA CONTINUED TO PUSH “CASE BACK:
DESIGNS.

TO BULOVA WATCH COMPANY

 

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR
LETTER OF FEBRUARY 20, 1964, PROTESTING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO BENRUS WATCH COMPANY
UNDER REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO. AMC/A/36-038-64-490/NS), DATED FEBRUARY 7, 1964.

 

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT IT
WAS DETERMINED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE AIR FORCE, NAVY AND ARMY, THAT SPECIFICATION
MIL-W-3818A, DATED MARCH 12, 1956, REQUIRED REVISION TO ACCOMPLISH THE FOLLOWING RESULTS:

 

A. REDUCE THE VARIETY OF GRADES
AND TYPES OF WATCHES.

 

B. ASSURE CONSISTENT
QUALITY OF ITEMS.

 

C. ELIMINATE TESTING REQUIREMENTS
OF ONE YEAR AND

 

SUBSTITUTE IN LIEU
THEREOF A GUARANTEE PROVISION.

 

D. INCORPORATE A NEW CASE DESIGN.

 

ACCORDINGLY, THE SPECIFICATION
WAS FORMALLY REVISED ON OCTOBER 17, 1962, AND IS IDENTIFIED AS MIL-W-3818B.

 

SUBSEQUENT TO THE APPROVAL OF
SPECIFICATION MIL-W-3818B, ALL SOURCES ON THE PREVIOUS QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST, UNDER
SPECIFICATION MIL-W 3818A, WERE INVITED BY LETTER DATED DECEMBER 6, 1962, TO MAKE
APPLICATION FOR THE SUBMISSION OF THEIR PRODUCT OF FRANKFORD ARSENAL FOR QUALIFICATION
TESTING. UPON RECEIPT AND APPROVAL OF THE APPLICATION AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH 104 OF THE
PAMPHLET ENTITLED “PROVISIONS GOVERNING QUALIFICATION,” SAMPLES WOULD BE
AUTHORIZED TO BE SUBMITTED. THREE FIRMS SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS AND SAMPLES DURING 1963,
NAMELY, BENRUS WATCH CO., INC., LONGINES-WITTNAUER WATCH CO., AND MATBEY-TISSOT WATCH CO.,
INC.

 

HOWEVER, BENRUS WATCH CO., INC.,
WAS THE ONLY SOURCE THAT SUCCESSFULLY MET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVAL. THEREFORE, THAT
FIRM WAS FORMALLY NOTIFIED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1963, THAT THE SAMPLES SUBMITTED WERE APPROVED
AND THAT ITS PRODUCT WAS LISTED ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST FOR SPECIFICATION
MIL-F-3818B. THE OTHER TWO SOURCES WERE NOTIFIED BY LETTER OF NOVEMBER 21, 1963, THAT
THEIR SAMPLES DID NOT MEET MINIMUM SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

 ON THE BASIS OF MILITARY
INTERDEPARTMENTAL PURCHASE REQUESTS FROM THE MARINE CORPS FOR A TOTAL OF 10,849 WATCHES,
THE CONTRACTING OFFICER EXECUTED A DETERMINATION AND FINDINGS DATED FEBRUARY 2, 1964,
AUTHORIZING NEGOTIATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 10 U.S.C. 2304/A) (10) AND ASPR 3.210.2
PROMISED ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES REPORTED AS FOLLOWS:

 

“A. THIS WATCH IS A
QUALIFIED PRODUCT AND THE TIME REQUIRED FOR TESTING WOULD UNDULY DELAY DELIVERIES.

“B. THE INTEREST OF THE
GOVERNMENT REQUIRES ASSURANCE PRIOR TO AWARD THAT THE PRODUCT IS SATISFACTORY FOR ITS
INTENDED USE AND NO OTHER MEANS OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IS AVAILABLE.

“C. AMPLE SOLICITATION AND
OPPORTUNITY WAS AFFORDED THE CLOCK AND WATCH INDUSTRIES, RESULTING IN ONLY ONE QUALIFIED
PRODUCT, NAMELY, BENRUS WATCH CO.’

THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL WAS
ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 7, 1964, WITH A CLOSING DATE OF FEBRUARY 24, 1964, TO BENRUS WATCH
COMPANY, AS A SOLE SOURCE PREMISED ON THE FACTS SHOWN ABOVE. BENRUS QUOTED A UNIT PRICE OF
$28.28 EACH FOR A QUANTITY OF 10,849 WRIST WATCHES OR A TOTAL COST OF $306,809.72. ON
FEBRUARY 20, 1964, AN AMENDMENT WAS ISSUED EXTENDING THE CLOSING DATE TO FEBRUARY 27,
1964. THE PROCUREMENT ACTION WAS SYNOPSIZED, FOR SUBCONTRACTING ONLY, IN THE COMMERCE
BUSINESS DAILY DATED FEBRUARY 17, 1964. AT YOUR REQUEST, YOU WERE FURNISHED A COPY OF THE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ON FEBRUARY 13, 1964.

YOU ALLEGE, IN EFFECT, THAT
FRANKFORD ARSENAL IS ATTEMPTING TO CIRCUMVENT CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE AREA OF
COMPETITION AND METHOD OF PROCUREMENT AND HAS FAILED TO CLARIFY AMBIGUITIES IN THE
SPECIFICATION, PARTICULARLY WITH REFERENCE TO THE GUARANTEE PROVISION AS SET FORTH IN
PARAGRAPH 3.21 OF SPECIFICATION MIL-W-3818B, DATED OCTOBER 17, 1962.

YOU ALLEGE SPECIFICALLY THAT
FRANKFORD ARSENAL, WITH KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR INTEREST IN THE PROCUREMENT OF BACK-TYPE
WATCHES, CIRCUMVENTED PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS BY NOT OBTAINING COMPETITION.

THE RECORD SHOWS YOU WERE
AFFORDED AMPLE TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT FOR QUALIFICATION TESTING AND POSSIBLE
INCLUSION ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST. HOWEVER, YOU DID NOT SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT UNTIL
FEBRUARY 13, 1964, A LAPSE OF 14 MONTHS FROM THE DATE APPLICATIONS WERE ORIGINALLY
REQUESTED. THE PRODUCT YOU SUBMITTED WAS REJECTED ON MARCH 11, 1964, FOR THE REASON THAT
IT FAILED THE SHOCK TEST PERFORMANCE PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 4.8.9 OF SPECIFICATION MIL-W
3818B IN THAT OVER A PERIOD OF 20 HOURS THE WATCH GAINED 1 HOUR AND 22 MINUTES. THIS
FAILURE WAS CONSIDERED A SUFFICIENT CAUSE TO REJECT YOUR PRODUCT AS NOT QUALIFYING FOR
INCLUSION ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST. SINCE ONLY ONE OF THREE OTHER SOURCES WHICH
SUBMITTED THEIR PRODUCT FOR QUALIFICATION TESTING SUBMITTED A PRODUCT WHICH PASSED ALL THE
REQUIREMENTS OF MIL-W-3818B AND WAS APPROVED FOR INCLUSION ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST,
THE DETERMINATION BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER THAT IT WAS IMPRACTICABLE TO OBTAIN
COMPETITION, AND THAT A CONTRACT SHOULD BE NEGOTIATED WITH BENRUS, APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN
PROPER.

YOU FURTHER ALLEGE THAT THE
PROPOSED PROCUREMENT SHOULD BE CANCELLED AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROCEED ON AN
ADVERTISED PROCUREMENT TO ASSURE ADEQUATE COMPETITION.

AS INDICATED ABOVE, COMPETITION
COULD NOT BE ATTAINED BECAUSE ONLY ONE SOURCE WAS ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST AT THE
TIME OF THE INITIATION OF THE PROCUREMENT ACTION, AND SO FAR AS WE ARE ADVISED NO OTHER
PRODUCT HAS SINCE BEEN QUALIFIED. IN OUR DECISION OF AUGUST 9, 1961, 41 COMP. GEN. 93, IT
WAS HELD THAT WHERE THERE IS ONLY A SINGLE SOURCE LISTED ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST,
THE PROPER METHOD OF PROCUREMENT IS NEGOTIATION IN LIEU OF FORMAL ADVERTISING. WE SEE NO
VALID BASIS UPON WHICH A DIFFERENT CONCLUSION MAY BE REACHED IN THE INSTANT CASE.

IN ADDITION, YOU ALLEGE THAT THE GUARANTEE PROVISION OF
PARAGRAPH 3.21 OF MIL-W-38188 IS UNREASONABLE IN THAT IT REQUIRES THE CONTRACTOR TO BE
LIABLE FOR THE REPAIR OF WATCHES THAT FAIL TO MEET ALL SPECIFICATIONS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO
YEARS, AFTER ACCEPTANCE BY THE GOVERNMENT, WITHOUT ANY LIMITATION OF REPAIR RESPONSIBILITY
WHATSOEVER.

 SINCE THE THREE
SOURCES THAT SUBMITTED THEIR PRODUCTS FOR TESTING DID NOT TAKE ANY EXCEPTION, OR REQUIRE
INTERPRETATION AS TO THE GUARANTEE PROVISION IN THE SPECIFICATION, IT APPEARS THAT THOSE
FIRMS WERE READY TO MEET SUCH PROVISION AND THAT THE PROVISION WAS CONSIDERED REASONABLE.
ANY EVENT IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THE GUARANTEE PROVISION IS GERMANE TO YOUR PROTEST OR TO
YOUR FAILURE TO HAVE A WATCH APPROVED FOR INCLUSION ON THE LIST.

 

AS TO THE ALLEGATION THAT BENRUS
WATCH COMPANY IS NOT A MANUFACTURER OF WATCHES BUT ONLY IMPORTS CASES AND SELLS WATCH
MOVEMENTS FROM FOREIGN SOURCES, WE ARE ADVISED THAT BENRUS POSSESSES MANUFACTURING
FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND SWITZERLAND WHICH ARE UTILIZED IN THE PRODUCTION AND
ASSEMBLY OF WATCHES AND, THEREFORE, QUALIFIES AS A MANUFACTURER UNDER ASPR 12-603.1. THE
BENRUS PROPOSAL SHOWS THAT IT IMPORTS THE MOVEMENT AND DIAL SETTING, DIAL STEM AND SPRING
BARS, AND THAT THE CASE, CROWN, ATTACHMENTS, PACKING MATERIAL AND JEWEL BEARINGS (TURTLE
MOUNTAIN ORDNANCE PLANT) ARE ALL DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED. ITS COST DATA INDICATES THAT THE
COST OF THE DOMESTIC COMPONENTS IS CONSIDERABLY IN EXCESS OF 50 PERCENT OF THE COST OF ALL
COMPONENTS, AND THEREFORE THE ITEM MUST BE CONSIDERED A DOMESTIC SOURCE AND PRODUCT UNDER
ASPR 6-101 (D).

 

IN
THE CIRCUMSTANCES WE FIND NO VALID BASIS FOR YOUR PROTEST, AND IT IS THEREFORE
DENIED  

WE HAVE YET TO DISCOVER A
CONTRACT OR ANY GROUP BUY BECAUSE THEY NEVER EXISTED

NOTE THE INFO ON CASE BACK FOR
HACKING BULOVA PRE VIETNAM  – IF IT ALSO WAS FULL 24HR IT WOULD NOT HAVE SAME
DESIGNATION INFO

I PLACED
THESE MILITARY SPECIFICATION SHEETS BELOW TO DEMONSTRATE THE FACT THAT EVERY WATCH/STYLE
PURCHASED BY THE US MILITARY HAD TO HAVE A SPEC SHEET. I HAVE YET TO FIND ONE, NOR A
CONTRACT, NOR AN ID NUMBER. THESE OFFERS FOR BULOVA 24 HR WATCH MIL WATCHES DO NOT HAVE A
"NUMBER" OR "CODE". INSTEAD, THE WATCHES I HAVE SEEN HAVE THE A-17
A-17A AND 3818 A. I SIMPLY AM CONFUSED. FOR THE MILITARY WOULD HAVE HAD A CODE AND A SPEC
SHEET. YOU DO NOT CALL UP A GEBNERAL AND TELL HIM YOU HAVE MILITARY WATCHES FOR SALE

I HAVE THE
US MILITARY MARINES AIRFORCE ARMY NAVY WATCH [,MILSPEC] SPECIFICATIONS BEFORE AND AFTER
THIS RELEASE. BELOW ARE TWO OF THE TWENTY SHEETS JUST FOR ONE WATCH. every watch style has
had a complete mil specification

2

1

2

 

 

U.S. NAVY
SPECA MIL W 22176 A

NOTE
IN 1940 THERE WAS THE

U.S.N. BU SHIPS
Canteen Style Diver’s
Watch

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U.S. NAVY
SPECA MIL W 22176 A

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U.S. NAVY
SPECA MIL W 22176 A

THE
FIRST AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCHES

The
modern scuba diving watch was introduced to the public in 1954 at the annual watch trade
show in Basel, Switzerland; BLANCPAIN AND ROLEX INTRODUCED THE FIFTY FATHOMS AND RO9LEX
SUBMARINER RESPECTYIVELY..

With
existing contracts with the Air Forces and Army, the US Navy FIRST entered into an
agreement with the Bulova Watch Company IN 1956, and it’s Bulova Research and
Development Laboratories, to develop and manufacture a new AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH
WITH PLEXIGLASS CRYSTAL AND 350 FEET CAPABILITY.

 BY 1964 THE BULOVA
666 (FEET) & 333 (FEET) MODELS WERE   LAUNCHED ALL FUTURE LINES AND MODELS
OF THE FAMOUS NAVY MILITARY DIVE WATCHES DURING VIETNAM WAR AND ALL FUTURE DIVE WATCHES.
WE CAN NOTE WITH PLASTIC/PLEXIGLASS CRYSTALS, INCLUDING THE DOXA.

ADDITIONALLY, THE FIRST
OFFICIAL US MILITARY DIVER WATCH WAS IS THE RESULT OF THREE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS FROM
1958,TO 1961, [MIL-W-3181 / MIL-W-22176 / MIL-W-22176A]. IT WAS IN 1961 THAT BULOVA, UNDER
US NAVY CONTRACT TO PERFECT THE FIRST AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH WITH PLEXIGLAS CRYSTAL, WAS
FINALLY SUCCESSFUL AND IT PASSED ALL GOVERNMENT TESTS INCLUDING DIVING TO 392 FEET.

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WHILE STILL IN
DEVELOPMENT,  BULOVA DROPPED THEIR CONTRACT & THE CONTRACT WAS TAKEN OVER BY
BLANCPAIN, [“BLANCPAIN MI SPEC 1” ]WHO PRODUCED THE TR-900 DIVE
WATCH. THE TR-900 DIVE MATCHED MUCH OF THE SPECS, CASING AND OTHER DESIGNS OF BULOVA’
FINAL VERSION, INCLUDING THE VERY LOOK AND DESIGN DOWN TO THE RADIUM MARKERS, MOISTURE
INDICATOR, BEZEL AND BEZEL INSERT. ABOUT 1000 TR-900?S WOULD BE PRODUCED UNDER TWO
CONTRACTS FOR THE NAVY DURING 1964 & 1965 AND ISSUED TO NAVY UDT FROGMAN TEAMS AND
MARINE RECON UNITS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. AROUND THE SAME TIME, BULOVA RELEASED THEIR
PLEXIGLAS AUTOMATIC 666 DIVE WATCH FOR COMMERCIAL SALES AND WERE AVAILABLE AT MILITARY PX
ANSD R&R LOCATIONS. IT IS IN THIS TIME FRAME THAT ELGIN PRODUCED THEIR FIRST AUTOMATIC
WATER PROOF, ALL STEEL DIVE WATCH WITH RADIUM MARKERS.  

BY 1964-1967, DIVE
WATCHES WERE IN HIGH DEMAND. ESPECIALLY AUTOMATICS. AND, WITH A WET HOT HUMID VIETNAM WAR
BUILD UP— THE PX & R&R LOCATIONS WERE A HOT MARKET.

[NOTE:
ALL THE WATCHES SHOWN WERE RESTORED BY ROCK]

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BULOVA, WHO ACTUALLY
DEVELOPED THE FIRST AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH WITH PLASTIC CRYSTAL UNDER US CONTRACT, RELEASED
THEIR AUTOMATIC MODEL IN COMPETITION WITH THE 1964 ZODIAC SEA WOLF AUTOMATIC. WHICH
WAS INTRODUCED AT THE 1964 WORLDS FAIR
.

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  THE ABOVE ADVERT
INFORMS IT’S READERS TO VISIT THE ZODIAC EXHIBITION IN THE SWISS WATCH PAVILION AT
THE NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR AND THE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN WAS HEAVY ON TV AND RADIO. THIS WAS
1964, IN FLUSHING QUEENS NY.  I WAS THERE AND VISITED THE PAVILION. IT WAS FREE. IF
YOU READ MY BOOK, YOU WOULD READ HOW WE WENT TO 14 FREE EXHIBITS THE WATCH PAVILION,
GENERAL ELECTRIC AND THE IBM EXHIBITS WERE THE BEST AND THE AMPHIBIAN CAR THAT WENT INTO
WATER MADE IT A GREAT EXPERIENCE; ESPECIALLY FOR MY BROTHER WHO WAS 7 AND I , AT 11, WERE
JUST KIDS BEGINNING A JOURNEY [“RUNNING AWAY”].

BOTH OF THESE, AS WELL
AS OTHERS, WERE INVESTED IN BY US AND AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS FROM PRIVATE TO OFFICER…I
FACT, BULOVA MADE MORE SALES AND MONEY THAN BLANCPAIN, WHO HAD TAKEN OVER THE BULOVA
CONTRACT AND UTILIZED ALL THE MAIN FEATURES OF BULOVA RESEARCH IN PRODUCING THE US
MILITARY DIVE WATCH!

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WALTHAM [ABOVE], ANOTHER
LONG TIME US MILITARY WATCH DEVELOPER, FOLLOWED WITH THEIR OWN MODEL WHICH WAS LARGER THAN
THE BULOVA, ZODIAC OR ELGIN.

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ELGIN, WHO HAD SUPPLIED
US MILITARY WATCHES SINCE WWI. RELEASED THERE OWN VERSION WITH STRAIGHT DROP LUGS, MEDIUM
BEZEL IN A SMALL CASE SIMILAR TO THE OLD ELGIN WWII CASES. IT WAS ONLY LARGER DUE TO THE
BEZEL.  

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AND, FINALLY, WE HAD
BENRUS. BENRUS HAD, BY BEATING OUT BULOVA, ACTUALLY WON THE FIRST MAIN CONTRACT FOR
MILITARY ISSUED VIETNAM SERVICE US ARMY AND AIR FORCE WATCHES AND ALSO A MILITARY DIVE
WATCH. THEY WOULD INTRODUCE THE SINGLE CASE BENRUS. AT THAT TIME, DUE TO ITS SINGLE CASE
DESIGN AND THE SIMPLY BEZEL WITH ELGIN STYLE LUGS, IT BECAME A HIT WITH THE GI’S. BUT
THEY TOOK ANOTHER STEP. TO MAKE THEIR DIVE WATCH STAND OUT, THEY INTRODUCED A LIMITED 25
JEWEL INCABLOC MODEL. THEY UTILIZED A 25J A.S. EUBACHE AND A ETA 17J ROTOR ASSEMBLY TO
PRODUCE THE LIMITED SELF WINDING ULTRA DEEP 666 FEET.

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