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Categories: VIETNAM
Published on: April 8, 2015

 

 

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READY TO WEAR
Restored & Serviced

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MILITARYWATCHBOX™
FEATURING & HONORING
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SEAL TEAM ONE
RIVER RATS
[RIVERINE FORCES]
RIVER PATROL SQUADRON
BROWN WATER NAVY

NAVY SEAWOLVES HELICOPTER ATTACK FORCES
WITH
MEMORABILIA

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ALL MILITARY WATCH BOXES HAVE AT LEAST ONE TIME PIECE

VIETNAM ERA WYLER DIVE WATCH
*SINGLE CASE SYSTEM

WYLER SINGLE CASE SYSTEM  INCAFLEX. 1968/69DIVE WATCH
SIGNED WYLER INCAFEX WATERPROOF
THICK ORIGINAL LUME MARKERS
RE-ILLUMINATED W/AF LUMINOVA

<“LEFT”>MADE FAMOUS IN THE EARLY 1930’S BY WYLER WATCH COMPANY, THE DESIGN WOULD BE COPIED BY BENRUS AND SUBMITTED BY BENRUS TO THE U.S. MILITARY. IT BECAME THE PROTOTYPE FOR THE FIRST 10,000 MARINE CORPS MILITARY WATCHES. AND BENRUS WON THE CONTRACT OVER A HOST OF MAJOR WATCH COMPANIES; INCLUDING LONGINES AND BULOVA, THIS VERY DESIGN WOULD BE IN THE SPECS FOR ALL FURTHER MILITARY WATCHES IN THE NAM.]

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THE CUFF AND STRAP ARE VINTAGE 1969
WE ADDED NAVY AND ARMY EMBLEMS
AND A LIEUTENTANTS BAR

WYLER presented its first 16 and 19-line precision movements to the public in 1927. The particularity of these was the INCAFLEX balance wheel, which was legendary at the time. The WYLER INCAFLEX balance wheel is protected along its diameter by two curved, elastic arms, which absorb any shocks to the balance wheel.In 1937 the company caused a stir by launching a water-resistant watch that was not fitted with the conventional soft gaskets. The mineral glass was pressed in between the edge of the case and a pressed or screwed bezel, the gap between the winding shaft and the watch case was sealed hydraulically by fitting the winding shaft and bushing together, in the same material, to 1/500mm.

THIS OFFER INCLUDES A1968/69 WYLER DIVE WATCH WITH ALL THE ABOVE FEATURES ALONG WITH A SIGNED WYLER PLASTIC CRYTSAL.

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ABOVE   OLIVE DRAB  G-18

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THE CROWN WAS ORIGINALL THIS FAR FROM CASE IT HAS A FLOATING STEM TUBE WAS SETUP TO USE  FOR DIVING GLOVES. WHEN THE CROWN IS PULLED THE THICK STEM TUBE PROTECTS WHILE IN SET MODE
WYLER ORIGIONAL CROWN IS SIGNED “W” ORIGINAL DIAL & HANDS HAVE BEEN RE-LUMED
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SWISS MADECRYSTAL
SIGNED W

THERE IS NO CASE BACK

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MAIN CASE SIGNED WYLER

ONE PIECE CASE

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SEE THE CHANNEL?
CRYSAL SEATS IN THE CHANNEL
A STEEL OUTER BEZEL RING IS PRESSED OVER CRYSTAL

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E1080 17 JEWEL
(ETA 1080)
Features
manual wind
sweep second
Data
10.5”’, Dm= 23.3mm
H= 4.15mm
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 42h

 

 

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THE U.S. NAVY CREATED River Divisions WHICH BECAME part of a larger group of “Brown Water Rats”; American forces that engaged the enemy upon the muddy inland waters, rivers and canals of The Republic Of Vietnam.

wHAT MADE THESE GROUPS “WHOLE” WERE THE Navy Seawolves Attack Helicopter SQUADRON, The Navy Seals and UDT TEAMS,as well as U.S.Army personal.

In 1960, Special Forces of the US Army [green beret] & Navy [seals udt] began to train ARVN, Village Militia Forces and Indigenous Tribesmen in what was South Vietnam. Along the way they realized that protecting and controlling the massive river systems of South Vietnam was integral to the success of their mission: halting the communist North Vietnam and it’s Guerilla Forces –called the Viet Cong–  from seizing South Vietnam.

By 1964, the in-shore warfare role of the US Navy was expanded from engaging the enemy forces in Vietnam’s twisting inland waterways, to conducting a secret, deadly war with North Vietnamese forces on and above the Demilitarized Zone and in neighboring countries such as Cambodia and Laos. From their core duty of keeping the waterways free of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong,  their mission expanded to special operations involving Seal, UDT  (under water demolition) and Helicopter Assault Teams.

Between 1960 and 1975, 116 members were killed or went missing in action. This included 5 Staff Officers, 2 Commanders, 40 Light Attack Helicopter Squadron members, 38 members of Seal teams 1 and 2, and 4 Underwater Demolition Team Members.

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WITH

THE COMPLETE INFORMATION
PICTURES AND HISTORY
BELOW


STRAPS JEWELRY MILITARIA JAS EBAY STORE GSWtreasures


TWO OF OUR PAST RIVER RAT BOXES EXCLUSIVELY OFFERED ON EBAY

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RIVER RAT SOLD ON EBAY JUNE 2014

RIVER RAT/SEALS SOLD ON EBAY

 

 

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SAIGON MADE BLACK WOOL BERET WITH RIVERINE PATCH

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2 OF ABOVE
INCLUDED

A COPY OF BROWN WATER BLACK BERET
A COPY OF US NAVY SEAWOLVES

PLUS A COPY OF GUNBOATS OF VIETNAM DVD

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COMPASS
BLACK BERET

WITH PATCH
MACV SPF TIMER
MIL SPEC UTILITY KNIFE
SIGNED 1971

 

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DISPLAY ON THE WALL
YOU MAY
REMOVE ANY ITEM OR GROUP OF ITEMS
SUCH AS THE WATCH TO WEAR AND REPLACE IT

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I WILL POST BETTER PICS OF BOX

(CASE OPENS FROM THE BACK SO REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH EASE )

BLACK WOOL MADE IN SOUTH VIETNAM BERET

 

 

 

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THE FORMATION OF RIVER DIVISIONS CONTINUED TO GROW UNTIL   THE US BEGAN TURNING OVER THE EQUIPMENT AND BASES — INCLUDING FLOATING BASES– BEGINNING IN 1970.

MANY OF THE OPERATIONS, SUCH AS ” GIANT SLING SHOT” IN   NHA BE AND TUYEN NHOUN ON THE SONG VAM CO TY RIVER, INCLUDED FORCES FROM THE NAVY, ARMY AND SPECIAL FORCES. HELICOPTER FORCES , SPECIFICALLY THE “SEAWOLF” OUTFIT    PROVIDED RECUE, FIRE MISSIONS AND OTHER ASSSTANCE.

SOME RIVERS AND WATER WAYS:

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FROM BROWN WATER BLACK BERET

CUA SOI RAP,SONG VAICO,SONG VAM CO TAY,SONG VAM CO DONG,KINH NGANG,CANAL DE CU THUNONG,CANAL LAGRANGE,DONG NAI,SONG DONG TRANH,SONG DINH BA,SONG LONG TAU,SONG NGO BAY,RACK TCHEU,SONG CAI MEP,RACH DA GIANG,SONG CO GIA,SONG DONG KHO,SONG DUA,SONG DONG TRANH.RUNG SAT SPECIAL ZONE ,OPERATION GIANT SLING SHOT,BARRIER REEF,SEA LORDS

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FLOATING BASE

SOME BASES AND VILLAGES:
NHA BE,TUYEN NHON ,MOC HA,VONG TAU,TUYEN BINH,GO CONG,FORT DU RACH CAI

PATCHES INCLUDED

BELOW ARE 4 OF THE 5 IMPORTANT PATCHES/INSIGNIA

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In 1960, Special Forces of the US Army & Navy began to train ARVN, Village Militia Forces and Indigenous Tribesmen in what was South Vietnam. Along the way they realized that protecting and controlling the massive river systems of South Vietnam was integral to the success of their mission: halting the communist North Vietnam and it’s Guerilla Forces –called the Viet Cong–  from seizing South Vietnam.


1967 MILITARY VIETNAM ISSUE COMPASS

SEAL TEAM ONE
HEY ARE LOOKING AT THEIR COMPASSES AS A KBAR KNIFE IS TAPED TO HIS SHOULDER , ALONG WITH A DIRECTIONAL FLASH LIGHT WITH DIFFERENT COLORED LENSES. HE CARRIES AN M-60 AND HAS A LAAW ROCKET STRAPPED TO HIS BACK. IN HIS WEBBING IS A GERBER MK-1 KNIFE AND A SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 22 WITH SILENCER IS A HOLSTER. IT’S ANOTHER SEAL BODY SNATCH MISSION. AFTER RIVER RATS DROPPED THE 6 MAN TEAM , THEY BEGAN MOVING UP THE RIVER BANK LOOKING FOR WIRES AND TRAPS AS THEY KEEP LOOKING AT THEIR COMPASSES TO INSURE THEY ARE GOING THE RIGHT DIRECTION. IT’S ANOTHER SNATCH AND GRAB ….AFTER TAKING OUT THE GUARDS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE HUT USING DIRECT FORCE OR SILENCED SHOTS. THEY ENTER THE HUT TO DISCOVER THE MAN THEY’VE COME FOR ASLEEP ON THE FLOOR ALL BY HIM SELF. NOBODY ELSE THERE.IT MAKES IT EASIER.  PULLING ON HIS RED-LENS ED FLASHLIGHT,BENEDICT CONFIRMS THAT THIS IS THE GUY.

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FLASH LIGHT

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1971 US Camillus

The Camillus Cutlery Company was one of the oldest knife manufacturers in the United States as its roots date back to 1876. The Company produced millions of knives until it filed for bankruptcy in 2007 due to fierce overseas competition. Its brand name and intellectual property rights were purchased by Acme United Corporation, which re-launched the Camillus brand in May 2009.

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During the Vietnam War, Camillus again manufactured a large number of knives for the armed forces, for instance a pilot survival knife, a USMC combat knife and a four bladed utility knife. After the Vietnam War, the company continued its growth by adding more new pieces to their already wide product range. In the 1960s, Camillus was sold to the Baer family of New York City. 2009.

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PUNCH
CAN OPENER
BOTTLE OPENER WITH SCREW DRIVER/BLADE
CUTTING BLADE

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THIS WAS UTILIZED IT HAS SOME TELL TALE SHARPENING ON MAIN BLADE

 

 

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ORIGINAL BELT PROTECTOR SHEATH

 

 

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THIS MILITARY WATCH BOXHONORS
SEALS TEAM 1 & 2 IN VIETNAM
AND THOSE WHOM WHO
ASSISTED & SUPPORTED THEM
INCLUDING PILOTS AND AIR CREWS

Between 1960 and 1975, 116 members of the following groups were killed or went missing in action. This included 5 Staff Officers, 2 Commanders, 40 Light Attack Helicopter Squadron members, 38 members of Seal teams 1 and 2, and 4 Underwater Demolition Team Members.

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USS Valley Forge, was a 27,100-ton Ticonderoga class aircraft carrier and  was the only U.S. aircraft carrier in the Western Pacific when the Korean War broke out. The Valley Forge made four separate combat tours in Korea. The Valley Forge was altered into an amphibious assault ship in 1961 so as to carry helicopter-born Marines. From 1965 to 1969 the Valley Forge conducted combat operations in Vietnam.

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MACV-SOG
special operations group

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  HANHART
SEVEN JEWELS
SHOCK PROOF
STOP WATCH
MIL 44-43873
6645-03-44286
AMERICAN EQUIPMENT
1085
DLA 449-01-0-2615
RB-283-1969

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THIS UNIQUE TIMER HAS A RARE WHITE CENTER HAND THAT RECORDS REVOLUTIONS. NOT THE 60 MINUTE CENTER REGISTER. THIS BEAUTY IS SIGNED . THIS FIND WORKS PERFECT.

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SOMEONE GLUED VELCRO ONTO CASE BACK. IT WAS A CHORE TO SAY THE LEAST TO REMOVE IT TO READ THE US MILITAQRY INFORMATION ON BACK. SOME OF THE SIGNING WAS LOST. BUT THE FACTS REMAINED

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SIMILAR MIL SPEC NUMBERS TO THE ONE ABOVE

 

Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
Vietnam Defense Campaign
6 to 7 October 1965
7 to 18 November 1965
25 November to 24 December 1965
Vietnamese Counteroffensive – Phase IV
2 to 15 April 1968
27 April to 16 June 1968
Vietnamese Counteroffensive
25 December 1965
6 January 1966
26 January to 1 March 1966
8 March 1966
Vietnamese Counteroffensive – Phase V
5 to 7 July 1968
Vietnamese Counteroffensive – Phase II
30-September to 2 October 1966
26 October to 6 November 1966
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
3 to 20 April 1969
2 May to 8 June 1969
Vietnamese Counteroffensive – Phase III
28 November to 3 December 1967
18 December 1967 to 29 January 1968
30 January to 19 February 1968
Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
9 to 14 June 1969
7 July to 15 August 1969
2 to 6 September 1969
Tet Counteroffensive
1 March to 1 April 1968

 

 


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Vietnam Service Medal & Ribbon
All Services Instituted: 1965 Dates: 1965-73

Criteria: Service in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, or Thailand during the above period. Prior to issuance of this award in November 1965, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal was given to those who served in Vietnam. After that period, it is the veteran’s choice to exchange the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for the Vietnam Service Medal. It is the military’s policy that you cannot have two medals to recognize service in the same action. There were 17 campaigns during the Vietnam War. Devices: All Services: Bronze, Silver star; Army: Bronze Arrowhead; Navy: Bronze Marine Corps device Bronze and silver stars are authorized to signify participation in any of the 17 designated campaigns during the inclusive period. The colors of the suspension drape and ribbon suggest the flag of the Republic of Vietnam (the red stripes represent the three ancient Vietnamese empires of Tonkin, Annam, and Cochin China) and the green represents the Vietnamese jungle.


U.S. NAVAL FORCES

RIVER PATROL FORCES – TASK FORCE
VAL-4 / HAL-3, HEADQUARTERS, BINH THUY
SEAL TEAMS – ONE AND TWO
UDT 12 & 13 – MST 2 – STABRON 20

NAVY SEWING KIT

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In 1963 Va-152 was sent to Vietnam to train Vietnamese pilots to fly the A1H/J Skyraider. In December of 1964 VA-152 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing16 and began training for deployment in April 1965 on board the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) . 

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The USS Oriskany was the home of VA 152 and for nine months in 1965 during the Vietnam War,

Deployed 256 Days. 210 Days at sea. Flew 12,070 combat sorties. Dropped 8,473 tons of Ordnance, Fired 513,000 Rounds of Ammunition. Flew 14,750 total Sorties.

Awarded – 1 Navy Cross 5 Silver Stars 56 Distinguished Flying Crosses 120 Navy Commendations 7 Purple Hearts 929 Air Medals

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THE 26th Marine Regiment fought during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II and were activated again during the Vietnam War.

Award Year(s)
Presidential Unit Citation Streamer with two Bronze Stars 1945, 1966–67, 1968 Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Khe Sanh
Navy Unit Commendation Streamer 1968 Vietnam
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer one Bronze Star 1945 Iwo Jima
World War II Victory Streamer 1944–1945 Pacific War
National Defense Service Streamer
Vietnam Service Streamer
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Streamer
Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions Streamer
1966–1974 Vietnam War

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