Seiko (Ref. 6119-8100) 'MACV-SOG'


The Seiko MACV-SOG watches are a series of timepieces created by the Japanese watch manufacturer Seiko in collaboration with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). MACV-SOG was a highly classified special operations unit that operated during the Vietnam War.

The collaboration between Seiko and MACV-SOG resulted in the production of watches specifically designed for the special operations forces. These watches were built to withstand the rigorous demands of covert operations and were highly regarded for their durability, accuracy, and reliability in extreme conditions.

The exact details of the partnership between Seiko and MACV-SOG are not widely known due to the secretive nature of the unit's operations. However, it is believed that Seiko supplied a limited number of watches to MACV-SOG operatives for their use in the field.

The Seiko MACV-SOG watches are often characterized by their military-inspired design and rugged construction. They typically feature a black dial with luminescent hands and markers for increased visibility in low-light conditions. Some models also include a chronograph function and a rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time.

These watches have become highly sought after by collectors due to their association with the elite MACV-SOG unit and their limited availability. The historical significance and the scarcity of these timepieces have contributed to their desirability among watch enthusiasts and military memorabilia collectors.

Brand: Seiko
Model: 'MACV-SOG'
Reference: 6119-8100
Year: 1960s
Case: 36.5mm
Lug to lug: 42mm
Material: Stp back, stainless Steel
Strap: Canvas
Box/Papers: No

-The sunray charcoal dial is in excellent condition, only showing a mark near 9 o'clock and a faint line under the hands.
-Markers and hands have matching patina.
-Case is in very good condition for its age, overall a really nice example.
-Service history is unknown but running on spec.

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