We have here a classic W10 military watch that is rapidly becoming very desirable. The monocoque, tonneau-shaped, stainless steel case back is engraved 'W10-6645-99, 523-8290, 6699/75' and also with the Broad Arrow. It has fixed lugs, as with all military watches, and houses a manual wind cal. ETA 2750 with hacking seconds.
The black dial has a slight, but even patina, and the dial is signed 'Hamilton', the 'Circle T' (for the Tritium lume) and with the Broad Arrow. The lume on the hour indices markers and hands have also aged well.
Extra PointsThe dial and hands are showing signs of age you’d expect to see from a 50 year old military watch. The case is in very good condition, with few signs for wear, again, as you would expect.
The watch has been fully serviced by our on-site workshop and comes with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
Hamilton produced W10 watches for the British Military between 1973 and 1976, and it is estimated that around 30,000 were produced during these three years. Hamilton took over the contract from Smiths, and were succeeded by CWC.
There is something truly amazing about wearing a military watch, never knowing what it may have seen or been through throughout its life, whose wrist it was on etc... That is what I think people are drawn to with military watches - the unknown, but the potential.
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : 1975
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty