E-2C Hawkeye: The history

THE LAST MISSION

The E-2 first flew in October 1960 and since then it has had several changes; E-2C and now E-2D advanced Hawkeye.

The E-2C Hawkeye provides carrier-based Airborne Command and Control to US, Allied, and Coalition units.

The squadron VAW 123 was established in April, 1967, and first flew the E-2C in 1973.

After 51 years, the World Famous SCREWTOPS are due to transition to the E-2D

The SCREWTOPS, along with Carrier Air Wing THREE, Carrier Strike Group TWO, and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) make up one of the most storied teams in Naval History.

While flying the E-2C, the squadron VAW-123 has supported operations around the globe, and from Desert Shield/Desert Storm to Operation Prairie Fire all of the way to the current Operation Prosperity Guardian

“This is a tribute watch for the VAN 123 squadron and the iconic E-2C Hawkeye”

E-2C Hawkeye WATCH PROJECT

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

“The project initiative comes from part of the crew and assigned personnel to the E-2C Hawkeye “

Textual words of the project motivation – G.J.  CLT USN, VAW-123:

“We are currently on our final deployment with the E-2C, after more than 5 decades, and aviators are very fond of their watches.

So combining these two things, I figured I’d try and do a tribute watch, of types. Especially with this final deployment being as dynamic as it’s been, with the ongoing Red Sea Crisis, and the parallel Operation Prosperity Guardian.”

PROJECT REGISTRATION

  • We offer two versions of the watch, both a personalized and exclusive design.
  • Choose your option and make the prepayment: credit card or PayPal
  • Delivery second half of July.
  • We will keep you informed of the progress of the project
  • Before shipping we will contact you to confirm your data
  • Our contact email: info@unitywatches.com

OPTION 1

GRAY DIAL

Price €410

SHIPPING INCLUDED

€496 countries EEC (price with 21% tax)

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OPTION 2

BLUE NAVY DIAL

Price €410

SHIPPING INCLUDED

€496 countries EEC (price with 21% tax)

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

CASE

Case manufactured from stainless steel 316L. Matte finish. Diameter 42 mm. Back case with emblem VAW-123.

DIAL

Pilot dial in two colours; navy blue & gray. Numbers and marks in C1 white superluminova. Subdial seconds at 9h. All dials customized with the plane E-2C Hawkeye

H&M HANDS

Spear-style hands & little seconds subdial on the left. White C1 superluminova.

CRYSTAL

Flat sapphire crystal.

MOVEMENT

Manual wind mechanical movement ST 3600 decorated movement. Oscillation Frequency 21600 hz, 17 Jewels.

STRAP

All with double strap: leather & nato. Colour depending on the watch (see options)