We were just thinking it was high time (ahem) we featured another cool vintage watch when Fourtané’s Kris Bonifas came up with the goods.

Here we have a 1964 Rolex Submariner on a Special Forces steel bracelet custom-made for a Green Beret during the Vietnam War.

In the ’60s and ’70s, these stainless-steel “Olongapo Bands” were a trademark of Special Forces officers, Bonifas tells us.

Special Forces Submariner

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“The bracelets were made in Olongapo City in the province of Zambales in the Philippines near the US Naval Base Subic Bay, where elite military teams would go to for R&R during Vietnam War.

“The bands were custom-made for each individual soldier, who would order the combination of insignias they desired to represent their respective accomplishments and skills.”

Special Forces Submariner

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The Sub pictured here features a custom matte finish as well as a “Master Parachutist” badge (top) and a US Divers badge (above) representing Combat Diver Qualification and proficiency on the bracelet.

Priced at $8,800, it will certainly set you apart from the pack of Submariner-sporting wannabe badasses.

Though to do it justice, you should probably also join the Navy SEALS…