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Old 14 June 2001, 01:44
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The SOCNET watch thread....

Has anyone out there actually been issued a watch or know anyone that was? If so which one? One of my side hobbies is mil-watches and I have never actually known someone that received one, even when I was in.
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Old 14 June 2001, 09:15
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My father was issued a watch wile serving with the Army. Nothing fancy about it just a green nylon band with a 24 hour watch on it.
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Old 31 December 2007, 17:47
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My father was issued a watch wile serving with the Army. Nothing fancy about it just a green nylon band with a 24 hour watch on it.
I still have the one I "obtained" back in the '70's. Nylon band, plastic bezel hamilton with the radium hands. Still working after all these years. Who knows what all that radiation has done to me over the years.
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Old 14 June 2001, 10:09
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Yep, we got them.. I wouldnt say it was "Issued", but they came in when we ordered them. I'll dig it up and give ya the specs. I think it was a navagators watch. They are better than the Non maintainables.
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Old 14 June 2001, 12:18
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Maybe Mark92 can direct you better, but I understand some SF mountain teams are issued watches with the built in compass and altimeter. SUUNO(sp?) brand I believe...

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Old 3 July 2012, 23:20
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Maybe Mark92 can direct you better, but I understand some SF mountain teams are issued watches with the built in compass and altimeter. SUUNO(sp?) brand I believe...

di
Suunto
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Old 14 June 2001, 15:52
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Try www.broadarrow.net
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Old 14 June 2001, 16:51
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Back in the day Force Recon Marines were issued Rolex Submariners (still wear mine every day). Later on the watches issued were the Seiko Divers Watch, and then years later a sterile, no markings grayish/black divers watch. I don't know what watch, if any, is currently issued.

The SEALS and Frogmen that I worked with also had been issued Rolex watches but I believe that like us some jealous "common air breathing, dirty nasty leg" finance officer skylined the practice among the heavies and the practice was discontinued. S/F
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Old 14 June 2001, 20:05
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Hey Guys,

If you are interested in that Suunto watch, it is called the Vector. Specifications are as follows:

Combination altimeter(up to 9,000M), Barometer and compass
Has all the features of an advanced timepiece
Large easy to read digital display
Easy to operate with gloves on
Waterproof with electroluminescent backlight
Comes in Green, Black and Yellow.
I have them but not up on the site. If you want one let me know. I'll ship out the next day.
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Old 27 March 2008, 22:10
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Hey Guys,

If you are interested in that Suunto watch, it is called the Vector. Specifications are as follows:
Extreme,

I just bought a Suunto X-Lander, the Military version that is all black. Great service to date. Is it much different than the Vector ?(Other than I paid more than $180.00 for it)

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Old 14 June 2001, 22:11
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Im scared to ask, but whats the price on the Vector?
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Old 15 June 2001, 12:11
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Mark92A,

Price is $180.00.

Thanks for asking,

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Old 15 June 2001, 20:48
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Thanks for the replys. I am really interested in the general issue type watches,
Stocker and Yale, Marathon,Casio, etc.
I know that some special ops and aviation units will buy watches from the open market or buy sterile versions to fit specific needs. I know that some dive qualifed units will buy Seiko or Rolex and that most any unit can use its funds to order watches.
It is those GP type watches that I am trying to find first hand info on.
Mark92, what did your unit get and who are they going to be issued to?
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Old 15 June 2001, 21:38
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A very good friend of mine was a plank owner in Team One. He said he was issued a Rolex Submariner in those days. I believe they had to return them after dives though. Can't remember all the details, much Soju consumption at the time.
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Old 16 June 2001, 00:34
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I'll dig out my watch and let ya know. Like I said, They werent "issued" but being a QM guy, you do get some "fringe benefits"

Your unit can order them also if it has a NSN, isnt on the Control Degree Listing, and find a helpful Supply SGT to order it, and it gets past the Commanders Exception Report you can get one. (Thats for "normal" units, not Spec Ops or other units with huge Class 2 budgets)

However, we do have some (5-10 ea)for a company of 180 plus soldiers (yep 180, no kidding) on the property books, however, they stay locked up in a wall locker in supply, only to see the light of day for 10%'s and Change Of Commmand Inventories. Since it is a Property Book item, you loose it, a Report Of Survey gets done. It is easier to keep them locked up them issue them out and do the ROS when Joe looses his.

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Old 14 March 2002, 22:38
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Watches

Its a bit late where I am (2:25 AM) so here comes the silly question for this month....

What do you use for watches when you are in the field? Is it down to personal choice or is there a super secret stealth watch thats too OPSEC to talk about?

Just wondering

I'll shut up and go to bed now

Joe90
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Old 14 March 2002, 23:29
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Wear whatever works for you Joe,
myself I like the Casio G-shock for when I'm in the field: water-proof, abuse-proof, useful functions, keeps good time.....good enough!:)
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Old 15 March 2002, 04:18
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Does anyone have an opinion on the Suunto Vector? It's a bit pricy at $189.00 but I love the idea of having a compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, 3 alarms, countdown timer, calendar, and stop watch. Oh, it tells time too. I'm a big fan of having backups of backups of my backups.

Anyone ever use one or hear anything in regards to them?

Thank you kindly.
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Old 9 September 2008, 23:56
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Does anyone have an opinion on the Suunto Vector? It's a bit pricy at $189.00 but I love the idea of having a compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, 3 alarms, countdown timer, calendar, and stop watch. Oh, it tells time too. I'm a big fan of having backups of backups of my backups.

Anyone ever use one or hear anything in regards to them?

Thank you kindly.
TGO
I haven't gotten the chance to read every post here...but i've had a Vector and a Highgear alterra...the highgear's face didn't scratch like th Vector and the altimeter didn't have to be updated nearly as much....due to it locking when you stayed at a certain altitude so that the changes in weather didn't effect it. Check here for a full review...
http://geargeeksreview.blogspot.com/...rra-watch.html
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Old 16 March 2002, 20:23
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Wear whatever works for you Joe,
myself I like the Casio G-shock for when I'm in the field: water-proof, abuse-proof, useful functions, keeps good time.....good enough!:)
That's right, go with what works best, personally, for you.

Now mw, I'm a G-Shock fan/user myself. Had mine for almost five years now, cheap too. Just remember to change the waterproof battery band when changing th battery. I learn that the hard way.

Hope this helps...
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