We have reviewed and enjoyed several Martenero models, and you can read our enthusiastic full review of the Martenero Edgemere watch here to learn more about it.
For this giveaway, the winner will get the model pictured here with the white dial, raised red hour ring, and blue highlights in the hands and chapter ring.
THEY HAD TO LAST 2 YEARS WITH NO REPAIRS]The MIL-W-46374 series of U. Military wrist watches began with specification publication dated 30 October 1964. Movement designations: ## j = number of jewels; QTZ = electronic quartz mvt, MEC =manual wind mechanical mvt.; HCK = hacking WESTCLOX SOLD AND GAVE AWAY A FEW HUNDRED WESTCLOX WATCHES TO US SPECIAL FORCES ADVISORS IN VIETNAM IN THE LATE 1950’S TO EARLY 1960’S. SO THEY DID NOT USE A MIL CASE, CASE BACK AND DIAL AND SIMPLY CHANGE THE MOVEMENT. MEANING THE BACK CASE WAS CARVED AND NOT STAMPED – ONE CAN TELL BECAUSE IT IS NO PERFECT.“THE HIL-W-3818A BRAND ???????
Case designations: PLA = plastic, CRM = corrosion resistant metal; STS = stainless steel .
Let's say you have a Waltham watch with serial number 21,607,210 as shown in the photo below.
The solid caseback features a compass rose engraving in reference to the watch's stated nautical design inspiration.
The Martenero Edgemere comes on a handmade leather strap and has a retail price of where required (if you've signed up for the commenting system before, your e-mail should already be in there).
The MIL-W-46374B was required to have a 7 jewel manual wind mechanical movement, stainless steel case and acrylic crystal- though some plastic B series watches occasionally show up.
HARDLY ANY VIETNAM ERA WATCH HAD NAMES ON THE DIAL. THEY HAD TO BE EXACT AS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THAT MODEL. THIS IS THE FAMOUS BULOVA FIRST NAVY AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH CONTRACT THAT WAS ASSUMED BY BLANCPAIN .
GREEN BERET SOLDIERS RECEIVED THE A VERSIONMIL-W 3818b WAS THE FIRST FULLY RE DESIGNED MIL WATCH THAT RECEIVED THE NAME DTU-2A/P . THESE ARE NOT COUNTERFEIT, BECAUSE THEY WERE NEVER MADE BY THE COMPANIES ATTRIBUTED TO IN THE SIGNINGS ON THE MOVEMENTS. AND IN FACT, EVEN THE A-11, A-8, MIL-W-3818 38, GG-W-113, MIL-W-4637 AND OTHER US GOVERNMENT ISSUED WWII AND VIETNAM ERA MILITARY WATCH CONTRACTS PROVIDED THE MAIN PLANS, EACH VENDER/BRAND PRODUCED THEIR OWN MOVEMENTS. LIKE THE BREITLING AND LECOULTRE, THE TWO TOP MOVEMENTS ARE ALSO FAKE /FRAUDULENT AN ELGIN AND WALTHAM WATCH WITH THE DEAD GIVEAWAY BEING BOTH MOVEMENTS ARE ALIKE. THEY HAVE USED A COUNTERFEIT DIAL WITH GREEN ILLUMINATED TRIANGULAR MARKERS.