Cool looking watches, congrats.SOG acquired tonight as part of a 3 watch Seiko grouping. Not cheap. Someone else knew what the middle watch was too. But I knew I had to have it. I can't wait to pair it with the Waltham wrist compass band!
Lambstew,Only the 6119-800x are known as SOG definites.
I think you have hit the preverbial nail right on the head.Lambstew,
Until or If some documentation arises we will never know for sure and can only go by those examples found In the possession of vets and their associated stories.
I agree, but disagree. I think the 7005-XXXX variant is pretty well documented by specialforceshistory.com. Unless that website is somehow not reputable, which I doubt. I'll contact them and see if they have pictures of the backs of the watches.I think you have hit the preverbial nail right on the head.
At this point it can only be speculation that other similar variants were issued to special forces personnel. These variants were available in px's across SE Asia and were purchased by personnel who were in country. So many of the variants can have great history to them. Sellers often have great imaginations of what might have been with the items they sell.
Having learned so much more about these Seiko's I'm not disappointed that i did not winthem.
Good luck with your reasearch.
Think I will stick to hunting the 3 that have been confirmed as being issued to special forces personnel.
I think the 7005 is about the rarest of the 3I agree, but disagree. I think the 7005-XXXX variant is pretty well documented by specialforceshistory.com. Unless that website is somehow not reputable, which I doubt. I'll contact them and see if they have pictures of the backs of the watches.
I agree. Mods, can we make this thread sticky please?I might also suggest to a moderator that this post be made a sticky as a means to attract & collect information on the subject on a continuous basis. I.E. starting a serial number/model database. Seiko collectors have a good eye so it would be great to have an instant way to find the post..just a thought..
I agree. Mods, can we make this thread sticky please?
And Lambstew, per your previous post, I think where we differ on this topic is on the 7005-XXXX variant, or what I will refer to as the "Sheppard 7005". The specialforceshistory.com site names the specific operator "Michael Sheppard" as the recipient of the SOG Supply Office-issued watch. And I read that same post on the MWR forums previously, but it all makes much more sense now, as does the passage from the eBay advert, now that I know who "Konrad" is. ; ). I think this may be a watch that Tim did not have a chance to see. As I stated earlier, I am going to request a photo of the back of the watches from specialforceshistory.com and hopefully I will get something back I can share here.
It certainly doesn't solidify the status of my two watches, but I'll continue to research, document and share what I learn here. And I'd like ti duplicate my posts on the MWR, but the darn site doesn't seem to want to confirm my registration.
We are now officially "sticky" Konrad. : ) And I sent an email message to Jason at specialforceshistory.com tonight too, asking for some pictures of the backs of both watches. Fingers crossed.
It's a shame more was not donefor them in the end.Aloha ,
Yes they were there and I had a few also, today ... who knows where they went.
Yes these watchs were all over the place and the ... Degar -Montagnards had them.
They were the most dependable guys to have with you too. They were the guys we called ... " Halo's .
They watched everyone to make sure they did not get hurt or taken out. They were given these watchs and they prized them and kept them in good shape too. They would just sit and stare at them on their wrist and when you asked them ......
" Hey Whats Ups ", they would say .... I am a G.I too. We told them sure why not you are my Brother, and they would reply saying
..... " Yes ,Thanks Daiwi ". When around them I made very sure they were well taken off all around. I even gave them my hammock to sleep and I would sleep on the ground by the boat piers. If you ever needed protection
these were the ones to be with. They just despise the V.C. terribly.
" Professional Cross Bow "guys too. I have a few on the other Island at my Mom's house yet.
Nice piece. Congrats.Nice score on the 8090's and thanks for the update in general. Hopefully you can make a trip out to visit the watches and have that work out at some point. I have no idea if Ben Baker is still alive but that would be amazing if he was and had something to say about the Seiko's..
This 6119-8001 from Dec. 68 arrived recently..