USS HARTFORD

How To Set Your Watch!

A.  AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT

B.  WINDING THE MAINSPRING

  • Automatic winding watch can also be hand winded by turning the crown in "A" position.
  • Wind 15-20 times and it will start to move naturally after shaking slightly.

C.   SETTING THE TIME

  • 1. Pull the crown out to the 2nd position.
  • 2. Turn the crown to set hour and minute hands.
  • 3. Push the crown back to the normal position.

HISTORY

USS Hartford (SSN 768) is a Los Angeles-class attack submarine.

The Los Angeles-class, sometimes called the LA-class or the 688-class, is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines that forms the backbone of the U.S. Navy's submarine force. Sixty-two submarines of this class have been completed, 41 are still in active service.

The Los Angeles class contains more nuclear submarines than any other class in the world. The class was preceded by the Sturgeon class and followed by the Seawolf. Except for USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709), all submarines of this class are named after American cities and a few towns (e.g. Key West, Florida, and Greeneville, Tennessee). This system of naming broke the Navy’s long-standing tradition of naming attack submarines for creatures of the ocean (e.g. USS Nautilus (SSN 571).

 

FACTS

Builders: Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Ct.
Powerplant: One nuclear reactor, one shaft
Length: 361 feet (110.3 meters)
Beam: 32 feet
Displacement: Approx. 18,750 tons (17,010 metric tons)
Submerged Speed: 20+ knots (23+ MPH; 36,8+ KPH)
Crew: 12 officers, 98 enlisted
Armament: 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes 12 × vertical launch Tomahawk missiles

Most Sailors hate the Mid Watch.

Standing guard in the middle of the night while everyone else is in their bunks getting the rest they wish they were getting.

The Sailors who are lucky enough to be in their bunks at three a.m. don’t usually know who’s got the watch.

They stand watch aboard ships, in aircraft, in infantry units, aboard submarines, in armored fighting vehicles.

They stand watch from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic, from office buildings to defensive positions in the desert.

And they do it every day, and every night, whether the rest of us pay attention or not.

The MidWatch was forged in the spirit of the vigilance, dedication and strength of those Sailors who fearlessly stand the midwatch every night.

Tenacity’s sleek and beautiful MidWatch certainly echoes that sentiment, with a:

  • Brilliant black stainless steel pvd coated case
  • Super-sharp black strap
  • Flawless automatic movement
  • 100m water-resistance
  • Dazzling sapphire crystal dome
  • Screw-down crown

Inspired by the selfless service of the selected few that ensure our way of life…

The MidWatch!

Watch Specifications:

Movement: Japanese Miyota 8215 (Automatic)

Casing: 316L Stainless Steel (45mm) 

Water Resistance: 10 ATM

Band: Mesh Strap with hook buckle

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