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Should 24-hour watches be considered a military watch or not or are they really something else?
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They're anything that you want them to be...
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But should they be?
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It's a neat question Accutronitis, and I really don't know if there
is a right, or wrong answer. But I'm no expert. Still kind of would
lean in the direction of Forza. In saying that they can be I guess.
Especially when they have that cool field watch, or aviation watch
feel to them.

Honestly is something I never even thought about, but now am
thanks to this topic here. Thanks very very much !



Just stumbled upon this article about some cool non-issued
military watches, and a couple of them are 24-hour it looks
like. Hope you, and the guys enjoy...


https://wornandwound.com/the-px-watc...e-vietnam-war/
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It's a neat question Accutronitis, and I really don't know if there
is a right, or wrong answer. But I'm no expert. Still kind of would
lean in the direction of Forza. In saying that they can be I guess.
Especially when they have that cool field watch, or aviation watch
feel to them.

Honestly is something I never even thought about, but now am
thanks to this topic here. Thanks very very much !



Just stumbled upon this article about some cool non-issued
military watches, and a couple of them are 24-hour it looks
like. Hope you, and the guys enjoy...


https://wornandwound.com/the-px-watc...e-vietnam-war/
I good friend of mine got a 1968 Accutron Astronaut px watch along with the original box, paperwork, and the vietnam px receipt!

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i mean, isnt any watch really?
i can look at any regular watch and know that 6pm is 1800. its muscle memory at this point. i would assume anyone that needs to use military time would be the same.

a lot of field watches are coming with a 24 hour minute track so those could be considered military as well.
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I guess what I'm really asking is there any other common use from a 24-hour watch beside for military use that comes to mind?

Or what defines a watch as being military or not?
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The only time I ever even think of military time is when I'm setting a GMT.
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The only time I ever even think of military time is when I'm setting a GMT.
Yeah I'm the same, The only other time is when I'm wearing the only 24-hour watch I've ever owned...

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Should 24-hour watches be considered a military watch or not or are they really something else?

I did 4 years in the Marines and 31 years on the Chicago Police Dept, both used Military Time and no one I saw ever used anything but a normal watch.
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I did 4 years in the Marines and 31 years on the Chicago Police Dept, both used Military Time and no one I saw ever used anything but a normal watch.
Do you any ideas as to why that was? I know 24-hour watches are a little harder to find for the average watch buyer but you would think a few people might have use one?
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I good friend of mine got a 1969 Accutron Astronaut px watch along with the original box, paperwork, and the vietnam px receipt!


That is amazing Accutronitis ! Seriously, just the watch alone would
be unbelievable to have, but then he has all of the paperwork, and everything?!
Has to be incredible, and also must be a centerpiece in his collection too.
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That is amazing Accutronitis ! Seriously, just the watch alone would
be unbelievable to have, but then he has all of the paperwork, and everything?!
Has to be incredible, and also must be a centerpiece in his collection too.



"Bulova 1968 Accutron Astronaut

Member: lielaisozols
Model ID rating explained. Manufacture Year:

1968

Movement Model:

accutron

Movement Serial No.:

-

Case Serial No.:

1-676583

Case shape:

Round

Gender:

Mens

Additional Information

I bought my Accutron Astronaut new at the PX in Vietnam in 1971. It's been sitting in my desk drawer without a battery for the last 35 years maybe.


https://www.mybulova.com/model/accutron-astronaut?page=1 "




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"Bulova 1968 Accutron Astronaut

Member: lielaisozols
Model ID rating explained. Manufacture Year:

1968

Movement Model:

accutron

Movement Serial No.:

-

Case Serial No.:

1-676583

Case shape:

Round

Gender:

Mens

Additional Information

I bought my Accutron Astronaut new at the PX in Vietnam in 1971. It's been sitting in my desk drawer without a battery for the last 35 years maybe.


https://www.mybulova.com/model/accutron-astronaut?page=1 "




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Nice Alain, so it would probably work fine then if a new battery
was put in it right?!! ..Has to be in pretty great shape.
Have always appreciated Accutron watches from a far. Mainly
because I know how rare, and often expensive they are. But
honestly don't know enough about them.

Thanks a lot for this info, along with the links here above !
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That is amazing Accutronitis ! Seriously, just the watch alone would
be unbelievable to have, but then he has all of the paperwork, and everything?!
Has to be incredible, and also must be a centerpiece in his collection too.
Well no, not the centerpiece, He has three 18kt solid gold Accutron Astronauts, two have the 18kt solid gold bullet link bracelets and one is on a leather band!
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"Bulova 1968 Accutron Astronaut

Member: lielaisozols
Model ID rating explained. Manufacture Year:
1968
Movement Model:
accutron
Movement Serial No.:

-
Case Serial No.:
1-676583
Case shape:
Round
Gender:
Mens

Additional Information

I bought my Accutron Astronaut new at the PX in Vietnam in 1971. It's been sitting in my desk drawer without a battery for the last 35 years maybe.


https://www.mybulova.com/model/accutron-astronaut?page=1 "




https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/bu...lane-ever-made
You bought a Swiss Astronaut at the PX in Vietnam in 1971? do you still have the receipt?







If it's been sitting in a drawer for 35 years I'd get it serviced before you put a battery in it...

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I good friend of mine got a 1968 Accutron Astronaut px watch along with the original box, paperwork, and the vietnam px receipt!
Here is my friends 1968 Accutron Astronaut PX watch, It a USA made Astronaut as you would expect to buy at a U.S. PX...

Note what he paid for it in 1968 $157.00 dollars! I'll take 10 of them please! lol





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Well no, not the centerpiece, He has three 18kt solid gold Accutron Astronauts, two have the 18kt solid gold bullet link bracelets and one is on a leather band!
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Here is my friends 1968 Accutron Astronaut PX watch, It a USA made Astronaut as you would expect to buy at a U.S. PX...

Note what he paid for it in 1968 $157.00 dollars! I'll take 10 of them please! lol






Wow, amazing Accutronitis !

We will just call it 'one' of the centerpieces then.

That 1968 Accutron Astronaut PX is really extraordinary by the way.
It honestly still looks brand new, or NOS from here ! I'll take just
one of those if that's o.k. ..Thanks so much for all of the pics !
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It really is extraordinary because it still has EVERYTHING like every bit documentation AND even a 1968 picture of the PX it has bought at! extraordinary is the perfect word to describe that watch, It's almost like a time machine taking you back in time!




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It really is extraordinary because it still has EVERYTHING like every bit documentation AND even a 1968 picture of the PX it has bought at! extraordinary is the perfect word to describe that watch, It's almost like a time machine taking you back in time!
Was thinking the same thing !

It's like we got to go back in time, and basically feel what it was like picking
one of these up back in the day. I swear even the packaging, and all of the
care that went into things was phenomenal years ago. ..It actually mirrors
the coolness of the watch !!

Incredible in so many ways Accutronitis. Thanks once again !!!
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