Ice Station Zebra Watch

Ice Station Zebra Watch

Ice Station Zebra Watch – click to zoom

Ice Station Zebra PosterA favorite of mine since i was a kid and more than likely because its a submarine movie – Ice Station Zebra was , I think, The first time I noticed a chronograph watch in a movie.

 

Now this little rant is not meant to do anything real useful except hopefully inspire some folks in the watch forum to find out what the deal was with the chronograph watch worn by seemingly all the officers in the movie which i think is incorrect for the US Navy at this time. We all know that rolex was making their “Submariner” watch at this time but that was not necessarily issued to submariners by the navy as they dont traditionally leave the submarine and go deep under water.

 

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So i am still trying to figure out what kind of watch this is. I have seen the question asked a couple of times on the various watch forums with no real answer – “Bulova” and Whittanuer both get thrown around but no photo examples of something like this are posted.

The watch itself has the early and classic “3”, “6” & “9” position chronograph face and a leather band – this shot is really the only one that shows that it has a “Pepsi” (Red and blue) bezel. (This officers watch has that bezel at least, cannot see it on any of the others as visibly).

I think it looks like a “Universal Genever Compax” but i cant find one with the pepsi bezel anywhere.

 

I am hoping to work on this a little more and then spread it around to some of the watch forums for feedback. Just sussing out the details here.