Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Watch, c. 1964, rare stainless steel water-resistant antimagnetic dive watch produced for the U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team, now known as the Navy SEALs, with the assistance from importer Allen V. Tornek Co. of New York, with sweep center seconds, moisture indicator and Promethium-147 lume, bidirectional revolving black bezel with luminous unit indication, two-part screw-back engraved with military markings, "MIL-W-22176," movement marked "Seventeen (17) Jewels Tornek-Rayville No. TR-900," with brass dust cover, dia. 40 mm.
Provenance: The current consignor was gifted the watch in the early 1980s by his father, due to his interest in scuba diving. His father was a US Army veteran who saw duty in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam; he retired to an area adjacent to a USMC supply logistics base.
Note: UPDATE 10-21-20. After further review and discussion the serial number area has scratches and fine polishing indicating it could of have been an issued watch.
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