Vietnam War Style Watches


Not sure where you can find these in Louisville, but check out the Cool Material website for their great retro 1960’s Vietnam War watches! The smartphone might have done away with the need for men’s watches, but it will never kill the desire. There’s something about the perfect timepiece that ties a whole outfit together, regardless of whether you’re in khakis and chinos with a chrono or a full suit with a modern aviator. These aren’t just watches for men, these are the men’s watches that we’ve carefully selected to complete any outfit, for any man, for any occasion…All these can be found from the Cool Material website!

This watch is virtually identical in appearance to the watches worn by American troops in the Vietnam War. Unlike those timepieces, however, this modern version is built to be a bit more durable—the ones during the ‘60s and ‘70s were plastic and designed to be disposable. Because of its size (36mm including crown) and its price, it’s perfect for camping, hiking, and not worrying about. This version gets clad in a bit of an army motif, with a khaki strap accenting the olive case. It’s the basic watch for your active life that just happens to come with a bit of history. 

Even iconic pieces can be improved upon. The Timex Expedition Scout Watch is an updated version of Timex’s legendary Field Watch, and with twelve and twenty-four hour time settings, an Indiglo night-light feature, and a genuine leather strap, we think the tinkering paid off. The contrast stitching adds character to the durable band, and the orange second hand brings just a small amount of color into the mix. It’s the do-everything, wear-with-everything watch you’ve been looking for $55.00

MWC supplies watches for the military, police forces, antiterrorist units, and also, for you. The G10LM is a smaller faced watch that still exudes ruggedness. It features a military webbing strap, a screw down caseback, and quartz movement. This model comes in a grey/silver that should match just about anything you wear. $85.00