Some old guys showing off Vietnam Tudors
May 24, 2023,23:32 PM
It's been a while, I had almost forgotten about this watch laying about.
This one came out of the San Diego Naval base. Ken Jacobs had it and
he sold it to me back in 2007. About 25 years ago when the watch was
only worth $1500.
I paid his crazy price after and hour of loosing negotiations. But then how
often do you come across a watch that belonged to a US Navy Master Diver
assigned to a Submarine? I never did get the name of the person that consigned
the watch. Really would have liked to have found out who was WIJ. Less than
2 to 4% of all US Navy divers qualify for the rank of Master Diver. Usually it
takes 10 years minimum to become qualified for the testing. It is not unusual
for Master Divers to have 20 years diving experience.
If you are familiar with Lt. Slaterly US Navy Seals then you know that the
blue Tudor 94110 was issued to some US Navy personal. Mine I don't know
if it was issued and the serial number is about a couple thousand off from Lt. Slaterly
so probably made same year and could be same order.
More info on US Navy Seals Lt. Slaterly ( technically was UDT)