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Seiko Automatic with Arabic Numerals

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This watch isn’t supposed to exist. The 7005-8030 (along with the 6619-8060 and 6119-8100) are some of the most interesting U.S. military watches I’ve come across to date. According to a book called “Running Recon” by Frank Greco, these Seikos played a pivotal role in the U.S Special Operations Group (SOG) during the Vietnam War.

Although not produced specifically for the U.S. military, these Seikos were said to be purchased in-bulk from the manufacturer by Ben Baker, department head of the U.S. Counter Insurgency Support Office (CISO), and issued directly to SOG serviceman.

Because of the sensitive nature of SOG operations, it was a requirement that all military issued equipment was completely free of any markings that would identify a fallen soldier as American. This made the watch an excellent choice as a field watch that lent itself to complete anonymity – while maintaining the classic look of an American military field watch.

In 1972, this covert group was ordered to disband. All the unit’s official records — after-action reports, photographs, negatives and intelligence reports and records — were to be burned. This makes finding any real information surrounding the activity of this unit about as difficult as finding a Seiko SOG watch in working condition. Ours is presented in excellent condition and features the rarer white dial

Movement: Seiko 7005
Size: 38MM
Case Metal: Stainless Steel
Strap: Original Steel
Crystal: Original Acrylic
Year: 1970
Condition: 8/10

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