You know those guys who won every combat medal imaginable only to return home and never speak of it? My father’s best friend Sam was one of those.
After returning from Vietnam, he put his medals and uniform in the attic and never pulled them out again. Growing up, my brother and I knew to not ask him about the war; it was only when he mentioned it that we were allowed a few questions. While Sam stayed mum about his service, there was one physical reminder of the war that he kept with him every day: his watch. En route to Nam, Sam’s company was allowed a few days of leave in Japan, and they took the country by storm.
He would always get excited talking about the first time he ate sushi; about catching a sumo wrestling match with his buddies and drinking enough cheap Japanese whiskey to stun a yak. Somehow — and no one could quite remember how — he and his friends all purchased matching watches.
Sam wore that watch every day of his life, and when he passed, he left it to me. Now I wear his watch as a reminder of Sam and all the sacrifices he and his fellow soldiers made. The Stauer Platoon Watch takes its inspiration from this classic timepiece.
The design reflects the best that era had to offer: sporty and durable, yet still handsome. Set inside a rough and tumble stainless steel case and back, this watch can make it through a war and come out in one piece. This watch’s black face makes its illuminated hour markers pop, and a date window appears at the 3 o’clock marker.
For the men of Sam’s company, theirs was a brotherhood forged in blood and earth. Their watches never failed them, and this watch won’t fail you. Get a piece of the action, and get the Stauer Platoon Watch today.
Movement: Precision Quartz Movement, 2115
Case, Caseback, & Bezel:Gold-finished Stainless Steel
Strap: Genuine Brown Leather
Case Diameter: 44mm
Case Thickness: 14mm
Band Width: 22mm
Water resistant to 3 ATM
Battery Type: SR626SW