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1973 Hamilton W10 Hacking Seconds British Navy watch - New Old stock condition


1973 New Old Stock Hamilton W10 hacking military watch. 

Hamilton - a (British Army) military issue gentleman's wrist watch. The watch back is numbered W10-6645-99 523-8290 /I\ 14071/73, making it a 1973 watch which still hasn’t been worn. The watch has a “hacking feature” calibre 649 movement housed inside a monocoque tonneau shaped stainless steel case.

Hamilton produced for the British Navy under the W10 marking between 1973 and 1976, making this one of the earlier pieces produced by them. For this to have survived so long in this condition is extremely rare- this is a true gem. The watch succeeded the earlier Smiths production piece, and preceded the CWC production pieces. 

The ‘T’ marking on the dial stands for tritium, the original 1970s material used to make dials luminescent, a mark which guarantees the originality of the dial. The dial is in fully original condition right the way down to the tritium hour plots which are remarkably intact. Perfect condition sword hands, hour plots, tracking ring and broad arrow denotation all typical of military pieces.

The case too is in new old stock condition, with only a couple of minute blemishes from storage etc. as these watches were never sold with a box of their own (as is the case for all Ministry of Defence issued pieces). Fixed lug bars as typical of military pieces, notably also present in the ‘Dirty Dozen’ collection.

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  • Model ref: W10 Hamilton Military
  • Year: 1973
  • Warranty length: 12 months
  • Box and papers: N/a
  • Movement type, calibre and jewels: Calibre 649
  • Case: Stainles steel, fixed lug bars
  • Dial: Hamilton black military, tritium dial
  • Crystal: Plexiglass
  • Bracelet: NATO Strap
  • Width (w/o crown): 35mm
  • Height, lug to lug: 41mm
  • Lug width: 19mm
  • Wrist size: Adjustable