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    Default Stocker&Yale LCD military watch

    Just completed my collection of SandY watches from model 184 thru 660.



    I think it complies with MIL-W-87967, Lysander will know for sure. I thought these watches were plastic but the body is actually anodized aluminum. Type III refers to pilot/navigator or "shallow diver"! Class A refers to a permanent back-light. Still plenty of contrast in the LCD but the tritium back-light is almost dead after about 30 years. Not what you'd call a "sterile" face, eh? Almost as bad as Casio! (ducks).

    The axial brush finish on the back makes it hard to photograph the back markings, this is the best out of 1/2 dozen tries:



    Curiously, the NSN is the same as that for a Benrus type I per MIL-W-50717. Odd, that. The last number is a U.S. Navy Contract reference, presumably awarded to Stocker&Yale in 1981.

    I had SandY leather strap which looks good on this watch IMHO, although the spec calls for a MIL-S-46383 strap.



    Need to sell some more quartz, or go broke buying bloody batteries ;-)
    cheers,

    Ted

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    Default That's a very good example

    I have two of these,not as minty as yours.One of mine has a
    different type of pushbuttons.
    Both marked:
    NSN 6645-01-087-1819
    F 41608-80-D-0107
    80800 U.S.A.

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    That clears up some questions I had on the last (and only) batch of contract information I have on NIIN 00-477-4210.

    Contract # N00104-84-WZP14 issued April 1984 for 9 watches @ 103.37 each CAGE 90640 (Stocker and Yale). Total contact value $930.33

    Contract #N00104-81-CK360 issued January 1981 for 1192 watches @102.87 each CAGE 90640 (Stocker and Yale). Total contract value $122,621.04

    They are listed as suitable substitutes for part numbers X7950 and X7953 (MIL-W-50717, Type I, Class A).

    I wondered why MIL-W-87967 was listed as a part number under that NIIN...

    Obviously, some idiot at NAVICP, Mechanicsburg, PA (which is the contract originator) didn't see the requirement in MIL-W-50717 for 1200 feet water resistance. Unfortunately, I have seen it happen before.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    I have two of these,not as minty as yours.One of mine has a
    different type of pushbuttons.
    Both marked:
    NSN 6645-01-087-1819
    F 41608-80-D-0107
    80800 U.S.A.
    Is yours a Type III also?

    There are three types:

    Features of the Type I wristwatch are as follows:
    a. Twenty-fair hour general purpose watch
    b. Single time zone (24 hour) four position display [minimum, obviously]
    c. Stopwatch (1 hour minimum)
    d. Water resistant (3 atmospheres/45 psi)
    e. Shock resistant

    Type I Classes
    Class A: Self-luminous lighting
    Class B: Incandescent lighting

    Features of the Type II wristwatch are as follows:
    a. Divers watch
    b. Single time zone (24 hours) six position display with optional 12-hour time mode
    c. Autoranging stopwatch (3 hour minimum)
    d. Waterproof (5 atmospheres/75 psi)
    e. Self-luminous lighting
    f. Shock resistant

    Features of the Type III wristwatch are as follows:
    a. Aircrew, navigators and shallow water divers watch
    b. Single time zone (24 hour) six position display with optional 12-hour time mode
    c. Continuous seconds readout
    d. Stopwatch (1 hour minimum)
    e. Water resistant (3 atmospheres/45 psi)
    f. Shock resistant

    Classes for the Type III
    Class A: Self-luminous lighting
    Class B: Incandescent lighting

    It would seem, in the interest of economy, SandY used the same module in the Type I, Class A and III Class A. Possibly even common to the Type II if your stopwatch times beyond 1 hour...
    Last edited by lysander; 01-29-2011 at 15:26.

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    Edit:

    delete the last two sentences....

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    Lysander, thanks for the Navy Contract details, almost like a "limited edition" especially that Contract for qty. 9!!
    cheers,

    Ted

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    Somewhere around here, I have a number of NOS cases. They are exceptionally easy to remove the module and to drop in the module only. Might be able to find them if anyone is interested.
    the Order of the Escopeta Recortada with Crossed Grappling Hooks

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    Hello,

    I will post here, my Stocker & Yale, is the type with different buttons… hope will complete the interesting info shared.

    SNTIII.jpg (6 documenti, 6 pagine totali)

    SNTIII_2.jpg (6 documenti, 6 pagine totali)

    SNTIII_4.jpg (6 documenti, 6 pagine totali)

    SNTIII_5.jpg (6 documenti, 6 pagine totali)


    ps: The Stock Number notepad is not part of the watch of course... I just think it was perfect with the watch

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    Your watch is parts of contract number F41608-80-D-0107 and cost the US Government $98.87 each. The contract was procured in eight segments, as follows:

    September 1980 - 6 each
    September 1980 - 859 each
    April 1981 - 4 each
    April 1981 - 451 each
    March 1982 - 1238 each
    December 1982 - 500 each
    February 1983 - 1500 each
    July 1983 - 1025 each

    There are a total of 5583 watches marked as yours....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lysander View Post
    Your watch is parts of contract number F41608-80-D-0107 and cost the US Government $98.87 each. The contract was procured in eight segments, as follows:

    September 1980 - 6 each
    September 1980 - 859 each
    April 1981 - 4 each
    April 1981 - 451 each
    March 1982 - 1238 each
    December 1982 - 500 each
    February 1983 - 1500 each
    July 1983 - 1025 each

    There are a total of 5583 watches marked as yours....
    Thank you very much for this interesting and complete info you have provide.


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