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Rec Spec - OG Popcorn

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The Rec Spec

THE 196O'S DRESS WATCH THAT BECAME A FIELD WATCH

AN INFUSED HISTORICAL VALUE

Workhorse Automatic Movement

For the Rec Spec, we’ve used the rugged and dependable NH caliber from Seiko. More specifically, we’ve gone for the NH36 featuring the day-date complication that makes these watches so iconic. Featuring a custom date wheel to match the vintage SOG watches the movement is also the closest thing to the orignal caliber used in the trio of MACV-SOG watches. Featuring 40 hours of power reserve & a 21,600 BPH (Beats per Hour) the Rec Spec is ready for pretty much everything you throw at it.

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The Rec Spec

THE PROJECT

The Rec Spec project initially started when we met with John “Tilt” Stryker Meyer - a former MACV-SOG member that wrote his experience through three separate books. He explained how the unit had to source gear from outside the traditional military procurement channels and this led MACV-SOG to go directly on Vietnamese markets to buy local Seiko watches. This unique procurement explains why the MACV-SOG watches look so different to the more “traditional” US Military watches of the 60s. Initially, they were meant to be sold as dress watches. Turns out - they worked well as field watches for some of the most elite units in Vietnam at the time. The Rec Spec - short for “Reconnaissance Spec” pays a tribute to both the men & equipment that they used as they provided valuable intel behind enemy lines.

The Rec Spec

THE PROJECT

The Rec Spec project initially started when we met with John “Tilt” Stryker Meyer - a former MACV-SOG member that wrote his experience through three separate books. He explained how the unit had to source gear from outside the traditional military procurement channels and this led MACV-SOG to go directly on Vietnamese markets to buy local Seiko watches. This unique procurement explains why the MACV-SOG watches look so different to the more “traditional” US Military watches of the 60s. Initially, they were meant to be sold as dress watches. Turns out - they worked well as field watches for some of the most elite units in Vietnam at the time. The Rec Spec - short for “Reconnaissance Spec” pays a tribute to both the men & equipment that they used as they provided valuable intel behind enemy lines.

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