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GOLDSMITHWORKS, A GA STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALER, JEWELER, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, INSURED WITH JEWELERS MUTUAL, A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, the SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,   POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA IS OFFERING:::

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BLACK NO DATE

BLACK DATE 24 HR HACK
ALL THREE HAVE 1968/69 70-72 HACKING AUTOMATICS

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THIS IS ANOTHER OF THE FEW ORIGINAL VIETNAM WAR ERA PX/BX R&R ZODIAC,MILITARY HACKING SEA WOLF RESTORES. THESE HAVE HAS GOTTEN EXPENSIVE AND THAT IS THE REASON ONLY A FEW HERE AND THERE ARE COMPLETED BY ROCK. THIS ONE COST 275.00

YOU DID READ THAT?????? IF NOT READ IT AGAIN....

THREE VIETNAM WAR ZODIAC MILITARY WATCHES DATING TO LATE 1960'S FOR 750.00 PLUS 49.00 SHIPPING...

YOU READ THAT????? IF NOT READ IT AGAIN....

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DO NOT SIMPLY TAKE OUR WORD THAT WE
RESTORE OUR WATCHES WITH OUR HEARTS
THAT WE HAVE OVER 40,000 DOG-ON PICS
OF OUR RESTORES AND 12 WEBSITES FULL
OF INFORMATION AND WE WARRANT OUR WORK
BECAUSE NO ONE CAN OFFER A WATCH RESTORED AND SAY IT WILL REMAIN PERFECT.


Every One Of The Below ZODIAC'S
RESTORED BY ROCK
SOLD ON THE BAY
FOR
390.00 to 440.00

SO THE HISTORY OF THIS
ZODIAC HAS ZIP TO DO WITH PRICE
IT IS HERE FOR YOUR APPRAISAL
IT ALLOWS DOUBLE KEYSTONE APPRAISAL
MEANING YOU CAN INSURE IT!

??????AND WHY BUY IT??????
BECAUSE
OVER 700 MORE ZODIAC'S ARE RUNNING
go  ogle "goldsmithworks "
with any WATCH brand or name "
we have over 40,000 images
of our restores ONLINE!
--ALL WARRANTED--

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I CANNOT SEE ANYONE RESTORING A ZODIAC W/0 SPENDING 300.00
HELLO??? THERE ARE SOME GUYS OUT THERE THAT OFFER BS.
CLAIM THEY ARE KINGS OF THE HILL
ROCK SIMPLY LOVES TO RESTORE AND ASKS FAIR MARKET PRICE
THESE ITEMS SEPARATE ARE 400.00 WORTH PERIOD
STRAP 50.00 LIGHTER 80.00 WATCH 300.00
ROCK WROTE AN ENTIRE EXPOSE ON VIETNAM LIGHTERS
TIMEFRAUD COM
READ IT

JEFF

WE HAVE A WHITE DATER DIAL THAT WE INSTALLED
HERE IS THE PDF IF YOU WANT THE WHITE DIAL

1968-WHITE DIAL VIETNAM-ZODIAC-SEA
WOLF-LIGHTER-CUFF.pdf


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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
ALL FEATURES WORKING
EXCELLENT CONDITION

VINTAGE
VIETNAM ERA

1969
PX/R&R
ZODIAC

SEA WOLF
ALL STEEL
HACKING AUTOMATIC

BLACK DIAL
WITH DATE
DIRECTLY FROM VIETNAM

WITH

70/72
17 JEWEL
HACK SET
SHOCK PROTECTED
MANUAL WIND
&
AUTOMATIC

ZODIAC MOVEMENT

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WITH

VINTAGE VIETNAM ERA
BLACK LEATHER
CUFF STRAP

WITH

VIETNAM ERA
ZIPPO LIGHTER
ENGRAVED IN
1968-1969
VIETNAM

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35x45
mm
W/O
CROWN


WITH

FREE
PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL

WITH ALL PICTURES HISTORY AND INFO HEREIN
899.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 6 TO 8 WEEKS FOR REGISTERED LINK
ROCK IS WAY BEHIND DUE TO SERVER DISASTER OCT 15 - NOV 20TH


AND

FREE
ONE YEAR GSW
LIMITED WARRANTY

WITH

19.00 US SUBSIDIZED DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

26.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

OVERNIGHT DELIVERY IF REQUIRED AT SMALL ADDITIONAL COST

FREE
USA
800 438 6894
TOLL FREE SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
+17708311257

MORE GREAT DEALS IN OUR EBAY STORE

OR
GSWTreasures ON EBAY!
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1969 70-72 DATER VIETNAM MILITARY PX / R&R
HACKING ISSUE ZODIAC SEA WOLF

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THE MODERN SEA WOLF WAS INTRODUCED IN 1964 AT THE WORLDS FAIR
ROCK WENT TO THE FAIR AND ACTUALLY TOURED ALL THE FREE EXHI
BITS
INCLUDING THE ZODIAC EXHIBIT THOUGH HE WAS OT IMPRESSED AT THE TIME.. LOL

IT WAS THE BIG SEND OFF AT THE NY WORLDS FAIR IN 1964 THAT BOOSTED THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF BRAND AND PROMOTED THE STATEMENTS OF ITS DESIGN, RELIABILITY, RUGGEDNESS, DEPENDABILITY AND PRICE OF 100+.

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FROM THE WORLDS FAIR TO US GOVERNMENT MILITARY PX/BX INSTALLATIONS,  THE MARKETING COMMOTION WAS A SUCCESS AND IT SOON CONVINCED MANY US SOLDIERS, INCLUDING ARMY ***GREEN BERET, PILOTS, NAVY SEALS AND MEMBERS OF UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAMS, THAT THE SEA WOLF WAS NOT A PAMPERED TIME PIECE.

 

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VIET-CONG W/ NEW AK47 & US FIELD RADIOS
PIC FREE SOURCE WIKIPEDIA

YET IT WAS GREEN BERET "ADVISORS", COVERT OPERATIVES AND SUPPORT TROOPS OF THE EARLY 1960'S WHO WOULD PROVE THE RUGGED REPUTATION OF THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF IN THE JUNGLES AND WATERWAYS OF VIETNAM AND MAKE THE SEA WOLF POPULAR AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TROOPS THAT BEGAN ARRIVING IN 1965.

THOUGH THE UNITED STATES ACTIVELY ASSISTED THE FRENCH FROM 1945 TO 1955, AND HAD ADVISERS AND AIR FORCE PERSONAL ACTIVELY INVOLVED,  THE US VIETNAM CONFLICT DATES FROM 1959 TO APRIL 30, 1975. 

DURING THE KENNEDY PRESIDENCY, THE GREEN BERET ORGANIZATION WAS FORMED AND ADVISERS WERE SENT TO ASSIST THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE. THESE "ADVISERS" ACTUALLY FOUGHT ALONG SIDE SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS.

IN 1964, THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ALLEGEDLY FIRED UPON TWO US SHIPS IN THE GULF OF TONKIN. IN RESPONSE TO THE GULF OF TONKIN INCIDENT OF AUGUST 2 & 4 1964, PRESIDENT JOHNSON ESCALATED THE VIETNAM SUPPORT MISSION TO A CONFLICT BY SENDING U.S. GROUND TROOPS TO VIETNAM. IT TOOK 6 MONTHS FOR RESOLUTIONS TO PASS AND THE U.S. MILITARY TO RESPOND.

ON MARCH 8, 1965, THE FIRST US TROOPS ARRIVED IN VIETNAM. 3500 U.S. MARINES LANDED NEAR DA NANG.

NOTE: THERE IS INTERESTING INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF THIS OFFER. IT WILL ALSO BE PART OF YOUR APPRAISAL. Read THE US WAS WINNING THE WAR at the bottom of this page as proof the US was winning the war......

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HOW ABOUT A  VIETNAM ERA HACKING ZODIAC SEA WOLF ?

THIS OFFER IS FOR A VINTAGE  PX HACKING VERSION OF THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF DATER IN STAINLESS STEEL .

THE 1969 ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS AVAILABLE AT MILITARY PX AND ON R&R IN 7 COUNTRIES. THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS UTILIZED BY MANY US, AUSTRALIAN AND KOREAN SOLDIERS; INCLUDING NAVY SEALS AND MEMBERS OF USA UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAMS AS WELL AS PILOTS AND GROUND TROOPS.

IN FACT, MUCH OF THE RUGGED REPUTATION OF THE SEA WOLF BY ZODIAC WAS AWARDED BY ITS POPULARITY AMONG US TROOPS IN THE VIETNAM WAR.    

ITS RUGGEDNESS, DEPENDABILITY AND PRICE MADE IS A TOP CHOICE.

THE SEA WOLD WAS NOT A PAMPERED TIME PIECE.. ON THE CONTRARY.. IT IS THE FACT OF ITS DESIGN AND RELIABILITY THAT WON THE SEA WOLF POPULARITY.

ZODIAC

"In order to establish the best hermetic seal possible for the Sea Wolf, the engineers created a special back for the casing, a longer stem sleeve, several new types of gaskets, and a rounded crystal sealed in plastic.    Throw in radium hands & dial for greater visibility and you've have a diving watch used by amateurs and professionals, including military members such as the Underwater Demolition Team and US Navy SEALs."

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NOTE IT SAYS:
" WHITE OR BLACK RADIUM  DIAL, SWEEP HAND"

LATER MODELS HAD TRITIUM DIALS

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ZIPPO VIETNAM LIGHTERS -FAKE OR GENUINE


THIS ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS A
KEEP IT AS CLOSE TO ORIGINAL
AS POSSIBLE
ENTERPRISE.

ROCK STARTED WITH A SEA WOLF

COSTING OVER 250.00 PLUS SHIPPING.
SO SHE WAS A 250.00 CANDIDATE PLUS
STRAP LIGHTER RESTORATION
OVERHEAD EBAY 12.5% FEES


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 DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, WIDE LEATHER “CUFF” BAND WATCH STRAPS WERE POPULAR. WHILE IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE 1960'S HIPPIE AND BIKER GENERATION, IT SOON WENT    “GRUNT” IN A BIG WAY. EVEN US GOV ISSUED WATCHES FOUND THEMSELVES ON LEATHER CUFF STRAPS. THE VIETNAM WAR WAS ONE OF INDIVIDUALITY RATHER THAN TEAM EFFORT. THE PLATOON RULED MORE THAN THE DIVISION. UNLIKE ANY WAR BEFORE OR AFTER, “THINGS” CIVILIAN WORKED THEIR WAY INTO THE FIELD. WHILE AT HEADQUARTERS MEN AND WOMAN WERE SHIP-SHAPE, BACK IN THE HILLS, SAND DUNES. FIELDS AND JUNGLES THE INDIVIDUAL SOLDIERS EMPHASIZED THEIR OWN “SELVES” THROUGH OBJECTS. THUS THE WATCH AND STRAP BECAME ONE WAY OF SHOWING ONCES BACK IN THE WORLD PERSONA. 

THIS OFFER INCLUDES A VIETNAM ERA TIME PIECE THAT SPORTS A PX/R&R AVAILABLE AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCH THAT WAS ONE OF, SAY, 100 THAT WERE POPULAR AMONGST THE US, AUSSIE AND KOREAN TROOPS.  WITH THE STRAP AND WATCH THE MOST POPULAR PRIVATE OWNED ITEM THAT A TROOPER COULD OWN, WEAR AND MAKE HIS PERSONAL STATEMENT IN A WORLD HE HAD LITTLE CONTROL OVER, IT ALSO BECOMES OUR WAY OF BEING PART AND PORTION WITH THIS ERA,   FOR PROOF, THESE FACTS CAN BE WITNESS IN THE FOLLOWING MOST IMPORTANT VIETNAM WAR MOVIES:

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PLATOON
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IN THE OSCAR WINNING MOVIE PLATOON, JOHNNY DEPP, AS LERNER,
WORE THE ORIGINAL VIETNAM SERVICE WIDE LEATHER WATCH
CUFF [ABOVE  LEFT] –WHICH HE STILL OWNS AND WEARS TODAY. 

 

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PLATOON
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SEIKO 6602-8040
ALSO IN THE MOVIE PLATOON
 CHARLIE SHEEN IS ON WATCH DURING THE FIRST ACTION SCENE
WERE HE IS ON AN A AMBUSH PATROL
AND
LOOKS DOWN TO HIS SEIKO WATCH
WHILE WIPING THE CRYSTAL TRYING TO  READ THE TIME
BEFORE ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE.
WE CAN SEE THE WATCH AND SEE THAT
IT IS A STAINLESS STEEL 6602-8040
WITH WHITE DIAL AND NO DATE.

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ABOVE IS AN ACTUAL IMAGE OF VIETNAM SOLDIER
WITH  LEATHER CUFFED US GOVERNMENT
3118B BENRUS MILITARY ISSUE ON

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LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
IN THE FIRST MIND BLOWING POST VIETNAM MOVIE
[I WENT TO THE  FIRST MIAMI PREMIER]
APOCALYPSE NOW

MARTIN SHEEN
[ CHARLIE SHEEN'S OF PLATOON FAME'S FATHER!] 
WORE A 6105-8110/8119 SEIKO HACKING DIVERS WATCH.

APOCALYPSE NOW 

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FULL METAL JACKET
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BACK HOME HARDLY ANY OF MY FRIENDS OWNED A WATCH
LET ALONE WORE ONE EVERY DAY. IN FACT.
 IF YOU OWNED A WATCH, IT WAS FOR DRESS, CHURCH OR NIGHT CLUBS.
YET IN THIS POPULAR SCENE IN THE MOVIE “FULL METAL JACKET”
A VIETNAMESE PIMP IS SELLING THE REASONS WHY HIS
GIRL IS WORTH THE MONEY HE IS ASKING

WE SEE THAT NEARLY EVERY MEMBER OF THE PLATOON ARE WEARING WATCHES
ONLY ONE LOOKS GOV ISSUE


AND, ANYONE WHO WITNESSED “THE DEER HUNTER”
..CAN RECALL THE SCENE WHERE ROBERT DI NERO AND CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
PRISONERS OF WAR PULLED FROM THE BAMBOO CAGES BY THE VIET CONG
ARE BEING FORCED TO “PLAY” RUSSIAN ROULETTE
THE SCENE INCLUDES THE PILE OF “ITEMS” PLACED ON THE TABLE BY THE BETTING CONG
YOU SEE A PILE OF OF VIETNAMESE, FRENCH AND AMERICAN CASH
AS WELL AS THE GREATEST CURRENCY–  WATCHES
REMOVED FROM THE PRIOR/PREVIOUS PRISONERS WHO DIED
THE WATCHES ARE OBVIOUSLY SWISS AND AMERICAN
NOTE THE DIVE WATCHES!!!
VIETNAM DID MORE FOR THE WATCH INDUSTRY
THAN ALL THREE PRIOR US WARS PUT TOGETHER

WWI   WWII   KOREAN
WATCHES BECAME A POPULAR MUST HAVE TO 10,000 YOUNG TROOPS
CHOICES WERE AWESOME AND MANY APPEALING TO AT LEAST 75%
FROM 1964 -1978
PRICING CAME DOWN VS FEATURES WENT UP
OVERSEAS MEANT LOWER PRICES WHETHER ROLEX OR BENRUS
THAN RETAIL PRICE BACK IN THE “WORLD
” IT WAS EASY TO PICK ONE UP AT THE PX-BX ON R&R
OR FROM HUNDREDS OF VIETNAMESE VENDERS
FROM SAIGON NOOKS TO THE KHE SANH HOOKS

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536,100 SERVED IN COUNTRY AT ANY ONE TIME
2,709,918 AMERICANS SERVED THROUGH THE 12 MONTH ROTATION
Americans served and fought in Vietnam.
3,403,100 TOTAL AMERICANS SERVED IN *SE ASIA
* SE ASIA VIETNAM LAOS CAMBODIA THAILAND PHILIPPINES


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THE ZODIAC HAD DEAD TRITIUM RADIUM
MARKERS & HAND WINDOWS

THE STEEL HANDS WERE CORRODED
FROM THE RADIATION

ROCK
TIGHTENED UP THE HOLES
POLISHED THE CORROSION BY HAND

FILLED INDENTS W/HEAT RESISTANT
METAL EPOXY THEN RE-ILLUMINATED THEM
WITH AF LUMINOVA

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USS RANGER VIETNAM TO DESERT STORM

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The seventh USS Ranger (CV/CVA-61) is one of four Forrestal-class supercarriers built for the US Navy in the 1950s. Although all four ships of the class were completed with angled decks, Ranger had the distinction of being the first US carrier built from the beginning as an angled deck ship.

Commissioned in 1957, she served extensively in the Pacific, especially the Vietnam War,
for which she earned 13 battle stars. Near the end of her career she also served in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.

Ranger appeared on television in The Six Million Dollar Man, Baa Baa Black Sheep and in the films Top Gun, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (standing in for the carrier USS Enterprise), and Flight of the Intruder.

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General William Westmoreland, commanding the Military Advisory Command in Vietnam, visited Ranger on 9 March 1965 to confer with Rear Admiral Miller. Ranger continued air strikes on enemy inland targets until 13 April when a fuel line broke, ignited and engulfed her No. 1 main machinery room in flames. The fire was extinguished in little over an hour. There was one fatality. She put into Subic Bay 15 April and sailed on the 20th for Alameda, arriving home on 6 May. She entered the San Francisco Naval Shipyard 13 May and remained there under overhaul until 30 September.

Following refresher training, Ranger departed Alameda on 10 December 1965 to rejoin the 7th Fleet. She and her embarked Carrier Air Wing 14 received the Navy Unit Commendation for exceptionally meritorious service during combat operations in Southeast Asia from 10 January to 6 August 1966.

USS Ranger (CV-61) departing from San Diego

On 21 July 1967, she logged her 88,000th carrier landing. From June until November, Ranger underwent a long and intensive period of training designed to make her fully combat ready.

Attack Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) embarked on 15 September 1967, with the new A-7 Corsair II jet attack plane and the UH-2C Seasprite rescue helicopter, making Ranger the first carrier to deploy with these powerful new aircraft. From carrier refresher training for CVW-2, Ranger proceeded to fleet exercise "Moon Festival." From 9 to 16 October, the carrier and her air wing participated in every aspect of a major fleet combat operation.

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Arriving on station 3 December 1967, Ranger commenced another period of sustained combat operations against North Vietnam. During the next five months, her planes hit a wide variety of targets, including ferries, bridges, airfields and military installations. Truck parks, rail facilities, antiaircraft guns and SAM sites were also treated to doses of Air Wing 2's firepower.

Bob Hope's Christmas Show came to Ranger in Tonkin Gulf on 21 December. Another welcome break in the intense pace of operations came with a call at Yokosuka during the first week of April. Returning to Yankee Station on 11 April, Ranger again struck objectives in North Vietnam.

At the end of January 1968 USS Pueblo was seized by North Korea. Ranger turned north and proceeded at full speed from the tropical waters off Vietnam to the frigid waters off North Korea. The ship had been on the combat line in Vietnam for one month and was due to for an R&R.

At the conclusion of the North Korea deployment the ship had been at sea for 65 days. The carrier stopped at the small Japanese port of Sasebo for several days, then proceeded back to combat operations.

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She departed Alameda on yet another WestPac deployment in October 1969 as flag ship for Rear Admiral J.C. Donaldson, Commander Carrier Division Three, and Captain J.P. Moorer as commanding officer and remained so employed until 18 May 1970.

During this time the ship spent at least two extended periods on Yankee Station, the longest being 45 days, due to mechanical problems with the carrier that was to relieve her. A pleasant break in the lives of Ranger's crew came with the arrival of the Bob Hope show on 24 December 1969.

Upon leaving Yankee after one tour and on the way to Sasebo, Japan, Ranger was ordered to stand off the coast of Korea for 3 days due to North Korea forcing down a US C-130 and holding the crew. Initially Ranger was to leave the line on Yankee Station for a week of R&R in Subic Bay while offloading supplies, then to Japan and on to Australia and home.

She was ordered to hold on station and fly the first sorties on Cambodia. Finally leaving Yankee Station, Ranger made a fast 3-day offload in Subic Bay and a two-day port call in Sasebo and back to Alameda BEFORE departing for her sixth WestPac cruise in late October 1970.

On 10 March 1971, Ranger, along with Kitty Hawk (CV-63), set a record of 233 strike sorties for one day in action against North Vietnam

During April, the three carriers assigned to Task Force 77 – Ranger, Kitty Hawk, and Hancock – provided a constant two-carrier posture on Yankee Station.

Hours of employment remained unchanged with one carrier on daylight hours and one on the noon to midnight schedule. Strike emphasis was placed on the interdiction of major Laotian entry corridors to South Vietnam.

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After five months of intensive operations, Ranger called at Hong Kong 5 May 1968 and then steamed for home. There followed a shipyard availability at Puget Sound that ended with Ranger's departure 29 July for San Francisco.

Three months of leave, upkeep and training culminated in another WestPac deployment 26 October 1968 through 17 May 1969.

On 18 December 1972 Linebacker II operations were initiated when negotiations in the Paris peace talks stalemated. Participating carriers were Ranger, Enterprise (CVN-65), Saratoga (CV-60), Oriskany (CV-34), and America (CV-66).

The Linebacker II operations ended on 29 December when the North Vietnamese returned to the peace table.
These operations involved the resumed bombing of North Vietnam above the 20th parallel and was an intensified version of Operation Linebacker.

The reseeding of the mine fields was resumed and concentrated strikes were carried out against surface-to-air missile and antiaircraft artillery sites, enemy army barracks, petroleum storage areas, Haiphong naval and shipyard areas, and railroad and truck stations. Navy tactical air attack sorties under Linebacker II were centered in the coastal areas around Hanoi and Haiphong.

There were 505 Navy sorties in this area during Linebacker II. Between 18 and 22 December the Navy conducted 119 Linebacker II strikes in North Vietnam. Bad weather was the main limiting factor on the number of tactical air strikes flown during Linebacker II.

On 27 January 1973, the Vietnam cease-fire, announced four days earlier, came into effect and Oriskany, America, Enterprise, and Ranger, on Yankee Station, cancelled all combat sorties into North and South Vietnam.

On 19 December 1992, Ranger was relieved on station by Kitty Hawk and began her last journey home.

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PLEASE. TO GET THESE VINTAGE STRAPS RIGHT
IT TAKES 7 HOURS AND LOTS OF

OILS COMPOUNDS AND EFFORT
DO NOT WEAR WITH
LIGHT COLOR
LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS
FOR FIRST
TEN WEARS IN CASE ANY OF
THE TOTALLY SAFE
OILS TRANFER

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I AM A VET BUT YOU NEED NOT BE ONE TO WEAR THIS PIECE!:

 I AM A VET AND I TAKE PRIDE IN THESE OFFERS. ESPECIALLY THOSE WHERE I CAN UTILIZE A VINTAGE LEATHER STRAP WITH A VINTAGE RESTORED OVERHAULED WARRANTED APPRAISED WATCH. A COMBINATION THAT WILL BE A PART OF YOUR LIFE!

ON THESE LEATHER CUFFS PERSONALIZATION IS ALSO OFFERED. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FEEL YOU WERE NOT THERE SO YOU FEEL FUNNY WEARING ONE WITH RIBBONS, BUTTONS OR RANK INSIGNIA.

REMEMBER YOU WEARING OF ONE OF MY FANTASTIC TOTALLY RARE PIECES PROMOTES THE VET, REMINDS OTHERS OF THE DEBT, OF THE GLORY OF OUR FELLOW MEN AND WOMAN THAT DID WHAT THEY DID FOR THEIR NATION.

IT IS LIKE THE GUY I KNEW, HE DID NOT VOLUNTARY ENLIST LIKE I DID, HE WAS NOT DRAFTED EITHER. HE WAS INFORMED MILITARY OR JAIL. HE WOUND UP IN VIETNAM. AT THE SIEGE OF  KHE SANH. HE DID NOT SAY.. I SHOULD NOT NE HERE…

NO, HE STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE.AS IF HE WANTED TO ENLIST JUST TO FIGHT THAT BATTLE. HE PASSED TWO YEARS AGO, EVEN I, FOR EVER TELLING STORIES, COULD SHUT UP WHEN HE TOLD HIS HISTORY OF THE 35 DAYS HE FOUGHT UNTIL HIS WOUNDS WOULD NOT LET HIM FIGHT ANYMORE….

 

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 ABOVE NOT PART OF OFFER PLACED TO DEMONSTRATE STORY/HISTORY

SO INVEST AND WEAR WITH PRIDE.

LEARN THE HISTORY I RESEARCH CONDENSE AND OFFER

SO YOU CAN TELL THE STORY!! CAUSE WEARING
ONE OF MY GREAT PIECES WILL EVOKE QUESTIONS.

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 1-THE RIBBON OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AS GREAT AS ANY ONE CAN EVER WIN.

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 NOW, TO ME, THE GREATEST RIBBON ONE CAN EARN IS THAT INITAIAL NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON EVERY MAN AND WOMAN RECEIVES IN BASIC TRAINING. YOU DID NOT FIGHT, PERFORM AN ACT OF COURAGE OR DO SOMETHING YOU COULD BRAG ON.. NO, ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS ENLIST –OR EVEN BE DRAFTED!

IT WAS THE FIRST COLORS THAT SPLASHED THERE WAY ONTO OUR BROWNS. DISPLAYED ABOVE THE LEFT POCKET, IT SIGNIFIED ONE’S OATH TO DEFEND THEIR NATION; THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS; THE VERY CONSTITUTION THAT BEGAN OUR NATION. AS AN ENLISTEE, I CAN RECALL THE FIRST TIME I WORE MY NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON –PROUDLY –WHEN I HAD MY FIRST LEAVE, 6 MONTHS AFTER VOLUNTEERIN0, TO THE PEOPLE IN MY HOME NEIGHBORHOOD THAT INCLUDED ANTI WAR MEMBERS.

YES, BACK IN QUEENS, NEW YORK, I FIRST DARED NOT SAY ANYTHING    –REMEMBERING THE SPITTING AND NAME CALLING THAT FORCED A FEW TO REMOVE THEIR UNIFORMS. BUT MY UNIFORM LOOKED GREAT… I WORE IT FOR THREE DAYS AND THE PRIOR REPUTATION CAUSED ANY DISSENTER TO SIMPLY NOT SHOW UP. I STILL HAVE THAT FIRST RIBBON….

 

THUS THE NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON IS PERMANENTLY ATTACHED TO THE CUFF–PS ON MY BIKE I HAVE TWO, ATTACHED TO PERMANENT LEATHER POUCHES, THEY HAVE BEEN THERE 7 YEARS AND STILL LOOK GREAT!.
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THE DIAL WAS IN OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION
THE RADIUM BETWEEN THE NARROW MARKERS
IN THE TRIANGLE MARKERS WAS BURNED OUT.

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SAME DIAL
ROCK CLEANED
***SILICONE TREATED
AND
RE-ILLUMINATED
CENTER OF MARKERS
AND
TRIANGLES
THEN RE-PAINTED

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***ABOVE A VIETNAM ERA 6105-8000 SEIKO DIVE
ITS DIAL RECEIVING AN EXTRA CLEANING AND RESTORATION
AFTER THE ILLUMINATION IS INSTALLED

ROCK INSURED THAT THE CASE IS NEAR MINT
JUST BECAUSE IT IS STEEL AND CAN
BE BUFFED USE OF FILES
WET SANDING
AND OTHER HIGHSPEED AND LOW SPEED
BUFFS WITH 7 VARIETIES OF COMPOUND?
ARE NECESSARY TO KEEP SHARP LINES
SHARP AS ABOVE
BACK OF BEZEL WERE PROPER
NO BUFFING SHOULD EVER BE BE ACCOMPLISHED
REQUIRES ONE MORE CYCLE
THEN BUFFING BY HAND

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AFTER  CLEANING
BUFFING TOP SIDE
ELECTRO CLEANING
IN BETWEEN
THE BEZEL IS RESTORED ONLY TO BASIC FINISH


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GOOGLE
GOLDSMITHWORKS  ZODIAC
GOLDSMITHWATCHWORKS ZODIAC

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CASE WITH NATO STRAP DEMONSTRATES FINISH

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THOUGH THE HISTORY OF THIS ZODIAC
PROVES IN-COUNTRY WEAR
AS IN VIETNAM IN
1968 AND 1969
IT WAS SERVICED IN SAIGON


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CROWN SIGNED

 

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STEEL FINISH PERFECT

 

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AGED ZODIAC SEA WOLF RESTORED

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REQUIRES ONE MORE CYCLE
THEN BUFFING BY HAND

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CASE BACK RESTORED

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THE RE-ILLUMINATION OF 60 TRIANGLE

 

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SIGNED CROWN

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JUST LOOK AT THE
CASE DIAL HANDS


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YOU MAY USE ANY STRAP/BRACELET YOU LIKE.

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FACTORY FINISHED & SIGNED

ZODIAC LTD
LeLocle Swiss
ACIER
INOXYDABLE

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MODEL 70-72
[NOT YEAR BUT MODEL#]

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HAS SOME FINE FEATURES
IT IS A MODEL
A

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NOTE THE BALANCE
CENTER BOTTOM
W/BRASS SHOCKABSORBERS
AND
RED JEWEL
[SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE]

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TOP END REBUILT
NOTE

BRASS AND RED JEWEL SHOCK ABSORBER
MATCHES THE ONE

UNDER WATCH MOVEMENT

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NOVEMBER 1968 - JANUARY 1969
70-72 DATER VERSION
WITH
MILITARY HACKING FEATURE
ALSO SOLD IN THE PX /BX AND IN
STORES IN R&R COUNTRIES.

ca. 1969
70-72
Zodiac Ltd
Swiss
17 Jewels
Incabloc

Features
automatic
sweep second

hacking

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
H= 4.8mm
17 jewels
f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 40h

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REPAIRING
A
ZODIAC
OFFSET
CANNON PINION

GOOGLE GOLDSMITHWORKS ZODIAC PINION TO READ THE FULL VERSION.

THIS IS  A 1969 ZODIAC 70-72 DATE AUTOMATIC WITH OFFSET CANNON PINION
ALL SEA WOLF MODELS WITH THE HACKING 70-72 MOVEMENT HAVE AN OFFSET CANNON PINION THAT WEARS OVER TIME -- ESPECIALLY ON DATER MODELS. SO, NOT ONLY DID WE OVERHAUL THE MOVEMENT, WE ALSO REPLACED MAIN, AND REPAIRED THE CANNON PINION WHICH THE PICS BELOW DESCRIBE :

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REPLACE THE CROWN WHEEL AND RATCHET WHEEL
REMEMBER, THE CROWN WHEEL (WITH JEWEL OILING HOLE)

SCREW TURNS TO LEFT TO TIGHTEN
THE RATCHET WHEEL TURNS RIGHT TO TIGHTEN

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REPLACE THE CROWN WHEEL AND RATCHET WHEEL
REMEMBER, THE CROWN WHEEL (WITH JEWEL OILING HOLE)

SCREW TURNS TO LEFT TO TIGHTEN
THE RATCHET WHEEL TURNS RIGHT TO TIGHTEN


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PLACE THE AUTO WIND ASSEMBLY BACK ON
TURN THE ROTOR/PENDULUM/WEIGHT
LIGHTLY
AS YOU PRESS DOWN
IT WILL DROP IN PLACE

PLACE TWO SCREWS AND TIGHTEN 

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
HACKING FEATURE WORKS
DATE FEATURE WORKS
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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 899.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

**
APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATE


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


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