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Watch Roll
Watch Roll
Watch Roll
Watch Roll

Watch Roll

The M1942 Frog Skin pattern was originally designed and tested in 1940 by the US Army Corps of Engineers. However, this first attempt of the disruptive camouflage was shelved until 1942. The first to be issued the Frog Skin uniforms were the Marine Raiders. Uniforms were received with a reversible  pattern; a jungle pattern with a green background on one side and a beach pattern with a tan background on the other side. 

After World War II, the United States sold the Frog Skin pattern to be used by the French Parachute Regiments in the First Indochina War. The Central Intelligence Agency later issued the pattern to the Cuban exiles for the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Finally, being used by the U.S. Special Forces for guerrilla warfare activities with the Montagnard during the Vietnam War.

At Sangin Instruments, we strive to make products with meaning. Designed and developed in collaboration with Rob Lihani of The Signal Depot, we decided to take authentic and reproduction World War II Frog Skin camouflage shelter half(s) and repurpose them for meaningful daily use as watch/gear rolls. The perfect material to keep three timepieces safe while traveling and an extra spot for a replacement strap.  Built with the heritage and craftsmanship to ensure that they will last for generations to come. 

**Original M1942 Shelter Half camouflage  may have small blemishes due to service.

STORY:

Our individual journeys are often uncertain. At times, one may travel to sandy, dry, hostile locations. Others may find themselves in suits in a sunny tropical environment, briefing commanders, and Ambassadors at an embassy. The tools and gear must be multi-dimensional and adaptable.

While we were experiencing this environment shift first-hand on our last deployment, we realized that the most common identifier for members of the military was the watch we wore. Mainly large, black, ugly rubber watches. Going from shop to shop, we found the watches we wanted were far too expensive. We needed a watch that would not attract any unwanted attention from locals or other travellers. We wanted a watch that could be worn with a suit while we briefed an ambassador or a commander, but one that could also be worn during kinetic situations on patrol or in the field.

Story
Story

Our individual journeys are often uncertain. At times, one may travel to sandy, dry, hostile locations. Others may find themselves in suits in a sunny tropical environment, briefing commanders, and Ambassadors at an embassy. The tools and gear must be multi-dimensional and adaptable.

While we were experiencing this environment shift first-hand on our last deployment, we realized that the most common identifier for members of the military was the watch we wore. Mainly large, black, ugly rubber watches. Going from shop to shop, we found the watches we wanted were far too expensive. We needed a watch that would not attract any unwanted attention from locals or other travellers. We wanted a watch that could be worn with a suit while we briefed an ambassador or a commander, but one that could also be worn during kinetic situations on patrol or in the field.

Story
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Change can be unpredictable. It can be uncertain, unexpected, and fleeting. 

Time is dependable. It's unchanging, expected, and consistent. It works like clockwork because it is, well, clockwork. 

But through all the inconsistencies the future holds, one thing stays constant: the basics of time. And with Sangin, we brought out the brilliance in the basics. Sangin is the constant through it all. 

For whoever you are and wherever life takes you, each piece we produce is put through a rigorous quality control inspection. We work tirelessly to ensure each timepiece at Sangin is as timeless and dependable as time itself. 

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