that's what i figured. From the price level and a tactical standpoint (e.g., the highly polished stainless steel) i wouldn't think that the u.s. Navy would buy the colt superocean by the pallet.
+1 ;-)in the late 1960's into around 1974 the us navy was issuing seal, udt and saturation divers a rolex which believe it or not the government was obtaining for around $350 each.
OTOH, when you buy a Rolex some of your money also goes to charity.Chief,
Thanks for the correction on the Rolex 5517. It's unreal how much Rolexes cost these days. It must cost a good deal of money to sponsor the U.S. Open and the Masters, though-- and I figure that's where some of your money goes when you buy one.
Does that mean the $1000 for hammers and $1600 for toilet seats are not true...:-dI don't know if it was issued to the SEAL's so much as met their specs.
TAG used to describe the Aquagraph Chronograph as having been tested by the seals and passing all their tests. I think that is also what Breitling is referring to, having been tested. Perhaps some SEAL's get to keep a few watches after the testing and in return companies get some bragging rights.
It's unlikely the Gov't would spend thousands on something which is not as suitable as a $50 G Shock. (Although unlikely doesn't mean impossible with our gov't of course...)
The Milsub was issued to RN divers and existed as both a 5513 and 5517, with sword hands and merc hands.The "MilSub" of that period was actually the Rolex 5517 with the circle T dial and Omega SM300 style sword hands. Those were issued to British Special Operators into the mid 80's.
RT - do you have any extra tickets to Mitch-A-Palooza? I'll take a couple if you do.Speaker City is an Electronics store with a wide selection of stereo and video equipment, including high-end surround sound speakers, amplifiers, and television sets. Mr. Bernard "Beanie" Campbell is the CEO of the company.
Thorough Military Rolex history is hard to find on the 'net, but you might try the guys in the Rolex Forum here at Watchuseek. MWR may also be a good place for discussion of Milsubs and the like.Very interesting thread. I'd like to hear more about the US military issued Rolex watches...
And Vince Vaughn in the movie "Old School" worked there:-dSpeaker City is an Electronics store with a wide selection of stereo and video equipment, including high-end surround sound speakers, amplifiers, and television sets. Mr. Bernard "Beanie" Campbell is the CEO of the company.