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BMT (RIP)
03-09-2013, 11:51
As Seen By:

HQS MACV:
A drunken, brawling, Jeep stealing, woman corrupting, liar with a Star Sapphire Ring, a Rolex Watch and a Demo Knife.

Himself:
A tall handsome highly trained professional killer, female idol, Sapphire Ring wearing, Demo Knife carrying gentleman who is always on time due to the reliability of his Rolex Watch.

His Wife:
A stinking member of the family who comes through Fort Bragg once a month with a rucksack full of dirty clothes and a hard-on.

His Commander:
A fine speciman of a drunken, brawling, Jeep stealing, woman corrupting liar with a Star Sapphire ring, Rolex Watch and a Demo Knife.

Dept of Army:
An overpaid, over ranked tax burden that is indespensable because he has volunteered to go anywhere, do anything as long as he can booze it up, brawl, steal Jeeps, corrupt women, Lie, wear a Star Sapphire Ring, Rolex Watch and carry a Demo Knife.


BMT

Kyobanim
03-09-2013, 12:06
His Wife:
A stinking member of the family who comes through Fort Bragg once a month with a rucksack full of dirty clothes and a hard-on.



LMFAO

UWOA
03-09-2013, 19:30
That one was going around Hardy Hall when I was going thru SFOC in 1970. Still just as funny now though.

Oops. Didn' focus on the MACV reference until after I posted (so much for speed reading), so the timeframe I gave is redundant .... However, the version I first heard also references being able "to leap over buildings in a single bound" ... what's with that? Are we ground bound now (grin)?

Trapper John
03-09-2013, 20:26
Haven't seen that in 40 years! Thanks Bro. Still makes me laugh:) Now where did I put my star sapphire ring and Rolex?

SPEC4
03-10-2013, 12:40
Lost the watch, a hot babe got away with the ring years ago, still have a Demo knife :D

Trapper John
03-10-2013, 13:48
Lost the watch, a hot babe got away with the ring years ago, still have a Demo knife :D

Oh yeah, now I remember:D I think I like Johnny Carson's advice: "Next time just find a woman you hate and buy her a house!"

76 warlock
03-29-2013, 16:39
As I recall, back in 1968-1988 it was a Sieko watch.

MtnGoat
03-29-2013, 16:44
That one was going around Hardy Hall when I was going thru SFOC in 1970. Still just as funny now though.

Oops. Didn' focus on the MACV reference until after I posted (so much for speed reading), so the timeframe I gave is redundant .... However, the version I first heard also references being able "to leap over buildings in a single bound" ... what's with that? Are we ground bound now (grin)?

Well it hasn't changed over the years. Funny

Richard
03-29-2013, 16:49
As I recall, back in 1968-1988 it was a Sieko watch.

Rolex GMT or Submariner; Seiko's were the cheap-charlie acceptable alternative. :D

Only time I ever wore a Rolex were the Submariners issued to us from the Group Scuba locker.

I never wore jewelry but still have a demo knife in my toolbox here at the ranch.

Richard :munchin

mark46th
03-29-2013, 17:06
I bought my Submariner at the Bangkok PX in 1972. It is now resting on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean somewhere between Catalina and Palos Verdes... I have since switched to an Omega Seamaster.

SF18C
03-29-2013, 18:28
This is a "no shitter," I got home one night after a couple of weeks of "TDY", the wife met me at the door to tell me my Team Daddy called to tell we were punching out in the morning for a "trip".

I looked at my watch and told her we had just enough time to wash my dirty laundry and "knock one out" before I had to get back to the team room.

She bolted shortly after that...apparently she wasn't SF wife material!

Dozer523
03-29-2013, 18:36
I bought the sub. Don't know why. I was on a mountain team and a ruck team. Any scuba guy with a GMT want to trade?

bushmaster11
04-13-2013, 15:24
My first was a submariner. Those DEROS from B-36 (3d MSF) were given a GMT. I didn't get my ring until CCN. CCN issued Swiss knife instead of demo knife. Still have them.

J R sends
DOL

Beef
04-15-2013, 20:44
My first was a submariner. Those DEROS from B-36 (3d MSF) were given a GMT. I didn't get my ring until CCN. CCN issued Swiss knife instead of demo knife. Still have them.

J R sends
DOL

JR, I have not heard that B-36 gave GMTs as DEROS gifts. That is very interesting. You have no idea how much frequently military connections to Rolexes in VN are discussed on the Rolex collectors forums. It usually is brought up in conjuction with (no surprise) SEALS-Who were issued Tudor Submariners at that time. The "SF Rolex"that I always saw in the '70's was a GMT. Private purchase from PX, if I asked. My first Rolex was a Sea Dweller. Bought it as a rising young Recon Jarhead in Geneva. Thanks for that tidbit!

Beef
04-15-2013, 20:49
Rolex GMT or Submariner; Seiko's were the cheap-charlie acceptable alternative. :D

Only time I ever wore a Rolex were the Submariners issued to us from the Group Scuba locker.

I never wore jewelry but still have a demo knife in my toolbox here at the ranch.

Richard :munchin

Richard, do you recall if they were Rolexes or Tudors? As you probably know Tudor is Rolex's "lower" line of watches. At that time, the only difference was the movement and name on the dial. The case, crown, band were all Rolex. Looked identical.

JJ_BPK
04-16-2013, 06:42
Richard, do you recall if they were Rolexes or Tudors? As you probably know Tudor is Rolex's "lower" line of watches. At that time, the only difference was the movement and name on the dial. The case, crown, band were all Rolex. Looked identical.

I'll add $00.0002,,

All the hi-speed lo-drag watches I ran into were Rolexes. My 1st was a non-date Submariner, won in a poker game. My opinion of the GMT's was they were all store bought??

And although we all had demo knives, I though the "poem" knife was a Randall??

:munchin

Beef
04-16-2013, 08:12
I'll add $00.0002,,

All the hi-speed lo-drag watches I ran into were Rolexes. My 1st was a non-date Submariner, won in a poker game. My opinion of the GMT's was they were all store bought??

And although we all had demo knives, I though the "poem" knife was a Randall??

:munchin

JJ, that was my impression. BUT that was just that, an impression. The ones I personally encountered were always from the Nha Trang/Da Nang/ Subic Bay PX. The fact that they were given as DEROS gifts is really great new information for me. Although they were not officially issued via supply system, this is pretty close. The only actual branded Rolex ( not Tudor)that I have documented knowledge of were some early Sea Dwellers issued to Navy hard hats in the late 1960's. They were issued through a USN/Rolex test program.

So you won a no-date Sub in a poker game?? I have visions of the poker game in the. "Beerhunter!" Ha! Most likely yours is either a 5512 (has "Superlative Chronometer" on the dial)or 5513 (doesn't have it.) Value on 5512-$6-8K. 5513-$4-6K. Depends on condition and originality. Not bad for a watch that retailed for about $300.

The Randall was the knife I was familiar with in the ditty. But I came along later. The Model 14 Attack was gold standard. I have seem the earlier demo knife versions of the ditty, though.

As best I can tell the Rolex/ star sapphire ring, as best I can tell, first really took off with the White Star teams. The "Company" men wore Rolexes and the star sapphires were the quintessential souvenirs of Thailand.