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Old 05-13-2019, 11:18 PM   #76 (permalink)
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A watch comes in handy down there in the summer. The sun does not set for three months. 2am and 2pm look the same, sun just in a different part of the sky. Winter no sun for 3 months, again it all looks the same.
Would be interesting to see another thread on the highlights of your 13-month extraordinary stint in Antarctica...if ever this would be my only opportunity to hear firsthand (unusual) stories from that continent!
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Amazing thread we have here...plenty of extraordinary information...many thanks to all for sharing!
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For those interested in the Cold War intrigue behind the Soviet R36Orb I found these recently declassified photos. Both the US Military and Intelligence Agencies were working together to develop a solution to counter this feared weapon.





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With the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and the landing of the Man on the Moon there has been a renewed interest in the accomplishments of the US Space Program. Working under cover of the National Science Foundation(NSF) and DVDP US Space Agencies NASA and JPL were in Antarctica beginning in 1971 to track Soviet ICBM Test Missile Launches disguised as "Research Satellites".






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US Navy Operation Deep Freeze and NSF extreme cold weather gear in Antarctica 1970s



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Although funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and under the Command and Control of US Navy Operation Deep Freeze the DVDP in Antarctica was Directed by the US National Security Agency (NSA)


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Dedicated to All the Brave Men and Women Who Served Their Country at the Bottom of the World. Thank You!
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First off, thank you bigblueKyle for doing so much research on these watches, without this feed Would have been fishing in the dark when I discovered this DVDP1973 6105-8110 at an estate auction in Colorado last week. The 6105 was already a favorite in my collection, but to grab this one, with such provenance, is supremely special. Overall the watch is battle tested (as it should be) but in really great condition. And after looking at this baby for a couple days I have to say that the dial of my previous 6105 feels semi naked without the DVDP1973 text. Anyway, super fortunate to snag this one, here are some pics.

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Thanks to all who contributed to this post. Great information.
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Welcome to the SCWF Dan. You certainly have made a grand entrance with your Very First Post. Congratulations on your Seiko 6105-8110 DVDP 1973. The Seiko DVDPs are super rare and yours looks all original and in Fantastic Condition. Amazing that there are still undiscovered DVDPs out there.

This is the only known photograph of a US Rocket Launch from Antarctica's Dry Valleys. Photograph was taken by a Member of an Antarctic Expedition Team from France. According to the US National Science Foundation (NSF) the DVDP launch was a Scientific Research Satellite to measure the Air Density of the Upper Atomsphere ???


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Thanks for having me! Made the decision to go with a new crystal since I will be wearing this watch a lot and I can always throw the old crystal back in there if Im feeling nostalgic. Im very happy to report that the dial and lume are really great. When I have a moment (I have my hands full with two kids under three) Im going to speak with someone at the auction house and see if they know who owned this watch before me, as I would love to know. In the meantime, here are some pics with the new crystal.








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Congratsvery nice find.


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Thanks for having me! Made the decision to go with a new crystal since I will be wearing this watch a lot and I can always throw the old crystal back in there if Im feeling nostalgic. Im very happy to report that the dial and lume are really great. When I have a moment (I have my hands full with two kids under three) Im going to speak with someone at the auction house and see if they know who owned this watch before me, as I would love to know. In the meantime, here are some pics with the new crystal.








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Such a beautifully preserved and historic watch!
Um, I hope you did remove the movement before you did the crystal replacement?
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Dont worry- all done by my very reputable watchmaker


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The New Crystal looks Superb! Makes the Dial, Lume, and DVDP Text look Fantastic!

The Hand Set also looks to be in Wonderful Condition and still has the orange color on the Lume Dot of the Sweep Seconds.

Looking closer I can also see that your 6105-8110 DVDP 1973 case has 2 click balls Extra Text = Extra Ball

Stunning Watch! Huge Congratulations!

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If any watch deserves an extra ball its this one.


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