HAGER S.E.R.E. Military Special Forces Automatic 42.7mm Bead Blasted Steel


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The Hager S.E.R.E. is our interpretation of the watch that was issued to U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets, UDT-SEALS, and CIA SOG teams) during Vietnam. The Benrus Type I was considered to be one of the finest timepieces ever produced for the military. They were simple to use and ruggedly built. The Type 1 was one of the few military issued watches to feature an automatic movement under a military specification of its own, MIL-W-50717, and designated CLASS A, which is essentially the highest classification awarded to military watches. These watches were never sold commercially and have become a favorite amongst enthusiasts and collectors. Our watch is a perfect tribute to the Type I, as most of the case parts can be used as direct replacements on the original watch. We offer the S.E.R.E. in two different configurations with different dials and bezels for each. 

Movement Caliber: HGR48 Automatic
Functions: hours, minutes and seconds
Size: 11 1/2″
Jewels: 17 Jewels
Power Reserve: 36 Hours
Hz: 4/28’800 vibrations per hour
Finish: Gold plated with company logo laser engraved on the rotor .
Case, Dial & Hands
Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Diameter: 42.7 mm without crown
Height: 14.5mm to top of dome
Case Length (lug to lug): 47.5mm
Lug Width: 20mm fixed lugs
Finish: Bead-Blasted or PVD coated
Water Resistance: 50m
Case Back: Engraved with the Combined Operations Insignia
Crystal: Acrylic crystal
Dial: illuminated with SuperLuminova
Bezel: Reversed cut and hand lumed acrylic insert/Stainless Steel
Hands: SuperLuminova blue and green dial, hands and bezel insert
Crown: Screw-down with 2 piece stem

IMPOSSIBLE to find! Only 100 issued in this Bead Blasted Steel finish and almost all were given to Military personnel. This watch was featured on the Today Show back in 2013:

Back in February 2013, National Geographic Doomsday Prepper Star Jay Blevins wore the new Hager PVD S.E.R.E. on the Kathie Lee aand Hoda Show. Jay is the author of Survival & Emergency Preparedness Skills (SEPS): Mental, Physical, & Spiritual Readiness for Uncertain Times.

I thought Jay did a nice job in discussing some useful ways people can protect themselves from an attacker with just every objects that they carry on them or in their purse. I talked to Jay later and he said he normally takes off his watch and uses it as a knuckle duster to show you can use a watch to crack someone in the face, but then he remembered he was wearing the SERE and said it looked too nice to bust up. Thanks Jay.


About the S.E.R.E.

The S.E.R.E. was designed for a U.S. government client and is limited to 100 bead blasted and 100 PVD numbered editions each. They will also be issued to members of the USAJFKSWCS for possible future use in kits. S.E.R.E. is a military acronym that stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE). it is a program that provides U.S. military personnel, U.S. Department of Defense civilians and private military contractors with training in evading capture, survival skills and the military code of conduct.

Impossible to find!! Here is your chance to own one of the very, very few still in circulation! The watch is is excellent overall condition – there is a slight blemish on the bezel insert between 5 & 6…looks like tape residue or perhaps glue…it is visible at certain angles- I have NOT tried to remove it. Might be as easy as a little nail polish remover needed!


MODEL: S.E.R.E. Automatic

MOVEMENT: Automatic

CASE: Bead Blasted Stainless Steel

CROWN: Screw down Crown

SIZE: 42.7mm

LUGS: 20mm

DIAL: Black Dial

BEZEL: Rotating Bezel

CONDITION: Pre-Owned – Excellent!

BOXES/PAPERS: Yes/Yes – Comes with Hager Pelican Case – no papers were issued with this model


STRAP/BRACELET: – Original Hager NATO Tactical Nylon strap with Steel buckle.


We buy similar watches…large packages as well as one at a time. We also take trades against any of our watches…

Let us know what you have in your collection!! I consider all watches in trade! Please upload pictures and include details of your trades through my Trade/Buy tab at the top of my homepage.