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Did these ever exist?
« on: November 11, 2016, 02:41:52 AM »
Question:  Did these ever really exist? If so, what's the story behind them? If not, where did they come from? I only paid a peppercorn for it as it came in a job lot, so really more curious.



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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 08:16:37 AM »
Yes. The USMC awarded them to their supplier of the year.
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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2016, 08:18:06 AM »
Is it in the catalogues? - what decade/year are we talking? 50s or 60s?
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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2016, 08:19:40 AM »
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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2016, 08:21:52 AM »
I do. I must have skipped over it when I was looking at Hermetics - I'll head back, Butch.  I think I might have been trying to find the dial design...
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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2016, 08:22:58 AM »
First of all, Thank You! Please see this then.

http://www.vintagezodiacs.com/zforums/index.php/topic,2896.0.html
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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2016, 08:26:04 AM »
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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 01:43:16 AM »
message sent.

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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2016, 07:50:09 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2016, 05:52:15 AM »
Some preliminary results:
It appears that the Zodiac Leatherneck award was/is presented to a USNA Midshipmen commissioned in the Marine Corps achieving the highest cumulative score during the Leatherneck course at TBS. The Marine Corps Association & Foundation sponsored the Leatherneck Award. I believe it was also awarded to the top recruit from his/her platoon with the highest grades and the best physical fitness score. In the mid to late 1950s the award took the form of the Zodiac Hermetic watch. From what I can tell so far, and I am still waiting for some ex-marines to confirm, the watches were only awarded over a small time period. More to come as I keep digging. Might be a lot scarcer than I first thought.

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Re: Did these ever exist?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2016, 08:57:12 AM »
Interesting. That was not what I found years ago when I researched one I had bought for my uncle. Keep us informed.
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