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10-03-2019 01:59 PM
danleewest If any watch deserves an extra ball its this one.


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10-02-2019 06:19 PM
bigbluekyle 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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10-02-2019 06:12 PM
danleewest Dont worry- all done by my very reputable watchmaker


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10-02-2019 05:58 PM
Bob Z. Such a beautifully preserved and historic watch!
Um, I hope you did remove the movement before you did the crystal replacement?
10-02-2019 05:15 PM
jimmy1963 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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10-02-2019 05:02 PM
danleewest


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10-02-2019 04:58 PM
danleewest 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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10-01-2019 06:20 PM
bigbluekyle 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 Atmosphere ???

10-01-2019 03:56 PM
carl3989 Thanks to all who contributed to this post. Great information.
10-01-2019 02:39 PM
danleewest 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.

Cheers
Dan W.




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08-01-2019 10:43 PM
CombatID
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Dedicated to All the Brave Men and Women Who Served Their Country at the Bottom of the World. Thank You!


Amen!


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08-01-2019 10:21 AM
bigbluekyle Dedicated to All the Brave Men and Women Who Served Their Country at the Bottom of the World. Thank You!
08-01-2019 10:06 AM
bigbluekyle 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)

07-30-2019 10:35 AM
bigbluekyle US Navy Operation Deep Freeze and NSF extreme cold weather gear in Antarctica 1970s



Does Her Name Tape actually say FOX

07-29-2019 09:22 AM
bigbluekyle 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".





05-19-2019 11:33 PM
bigbluekyle 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.





05-13-2019 11:55 PM
EDBOner Amazing thread we have here...plenty of extraordinary information...many thanks to all for sharing!
05-13-2019 11:18 PM
EDBOner
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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!
05-13-2019 10:19 PM
Willie_B 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.
05-13-2019 01:10 PM
Bob Z.
Reminds me of a movie...

Wonderful thread and photos. Super rare Seiko too.
Looking at these photos reminds me of the Antarctica international research station scenes in the 1982 movie "The Thing".
I don't recall the actors wearing any wrist watches though.
05-13-2019 12:21 PM
boid69 hi kyle...this is an amazing thread and that DVDP 6105 is easily the best i have ever seen.

freakin amazing.

thanks for your hard work posting all this stuff. Great to read about the soviet nukes.
USS Glacier is aptly named
05-12-2019 08:56 PM
bigbluekyle US Navy Operation Deep Freeze Icebreakers (Left to Right ) USS Burton Island (AGB-1), USS Atka (AGB-3), and USS Glacier (AGB-4) push together to move a huge iceberg to clear a channel leading to McMurdo Station in Antarctica




US Navy Operation Deep Freeze Antarctic Development Squadron Six (VXE-6) Helicopter unloading at the DVDP in Antarctica

05-12-2019 03:14 AM
CombatID
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Thank YOU all for such a Lesson of this History.Kyle and Mike and many of you for your contributions are they are inspiring. I had no idea of the many twists and turns of what was going on. I think for myself 1964 was when I was most frightened of War. Cuba...
I had just enlisted at 17 and JFK was assassinated. I was on a Destroyer headed to Cuba before I knew what was happening. That we have not yet caused the End of Civilization is the Greatest accomplishment we may ever make. From the moment I found out what was waiting for us in Cuba I have felt my whole life that I have been on Borrowed Time. Thank you all for this Great Post "School has been in Session Today" Its been a Humbling Feeling.


And thank you for your service!


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05-12-2019 01:49 AM
seikozen Thank YOU all for such a Lesson of this History.Kyle and Mike and many of you for your contributions are they are inspiring. I had no idea of the many twists and turns of what was going on. I think for myself 1964 was when I was most frightened of War. Cuba...
I had just enlisted at 17 and JFK was assassinated. I was on a Destroyer headed to Cuba before I knew what was happening. That we have not yet caused the End of Civilization is the Greatest accomplishment we may ever make. From the moment I found out what was waiting for us in Cuba I have felt my whole life that I have been on Borrowed Time. Thank you all for this Great Post "School has been in Session Today" Its been a Humbling Feeling.
05-11-2019 06:49 AM
CombatID And I like to believe the providence of God.


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