Defense of the Republic of the Philippines

General Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: horge on July 01, 2019, 09:18:24 AM

Title: Question regarding standard-issue timepieces in the Philippine military.
Post by: horge on July 01, 2019, 09:18:24 AM
Kindly let this float in Gen/Disc for a bit (for higher visibility) before punting it to Equipment/Gear.  :)

Have any of the Philippine armed services ever issued (or been issued) a spec/standard wristwatch for servicemen?
What/when, if so?

Thanks.

h.
Title: Re: Question regarding standard-issue timepieces in the Philippine military.
Post by: spoon on July 01, 2019, 11:53:56 AM
Most servicemen opt to purchase their own wristwatches of different brands, mostly timex and casio models. Though some rare occasions special units give stipends for them to buy preferred brands. In some cases the LRR then where given/issued wristwatches as part of the organizing the unit in the early stages of their formation. The SWAG might have diver type watches issued or bought with the unitís stipends.
Title: Re: Question regarding standard-issue timepieces in the Philippine military.
Post by: horge on July 01, 2019, 01:32:16 PM
Thanks, that's what I'd been hearing as well.

I was hoping that at some point, there was a department-level procurement (or acceptance of foreign EDA).

It would be astonishing if a service had actually drafted specs for a public bid, followed by an actual contract,
delivery, and then general issue to servicemen.
Title: Re: Question regarding standard-issue timepieces in the Philippine military.
Post by: sirius on July 01, 2019, 02:13:44 PM
What do the Navy divers wear?