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Hamilton - 6BB - RAF Issued Watch - c.1975 - Ref 6BB-6645-99

Here is another exceptional vintage military watch available here at Vintage Watch Specialist a Hamilton RAF issued 6BB from 1975 in unbelievable condition. These watches were part of the line of watches issued by the Ministry of Defence to the British Military from 1973-1976, only 1500 of the 6BB serial numbers were known to be produced.

Case
Stainless Steel
Dial
Black Tritium
Box
No
Papers
No
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$1,540.00 USD

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RAF Issued Hamilton Watch with Caseback Reference 6BB-6645-99 523-8290 8165/75 - Issued in 1975

Hamilton is a Swiss watch brand with a rich history that dates back to 1892. While it started in the United States, it is now part of the Swatch Group, a conglomerate of Swiss watchmaking companies. Hamilton is known for producing a wide range of watches, including both mechanical and quartz movements. 

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, Hamilton was once an American company. The brand gained a reputation for its pocket watches and later became a supplier of watches to the U.S. military during both World War I and World War II.

One of Hamilton's most popular collections is the Khaki Field series. These watches often draw inspiration from military aesthetics and are known for their robust design and functionality.

What’s on Offer

Here is another exceptional vintage military watch available here at Vintage Watch Specialist a Hamilton RAF issued 6BB from 1975 in unbelievable condition. These watches were part of the line of watches issued by the Ministry of Defence to the British Military from 1973-1976, only 1500 of the 6BB serial numbers were known to be produced. These watches were built to ensure durability in the field so were fitted with fixed lug bars and a domed plexiglass face.

The stainless steel tonneau style case is in excellent condition with only very light signs of wear and sits at a lovely 36mm so it is a treat for the wrist. The Matte black dial manufactured with tritium instead of radium is in beautiful condition displaying all numerals fully.

The Internal specifications include an ETA 649 calibre movement with 17 jewels and a power reserve of 50 hours. ETA supplies watch brands across the globe and is known for its quality and reliable movements.

Paired with a NATO-style strap this is an awesome looking vintage military piece and you can not go wrong with a Hamilton in terms of reliability and functionality.

This Hamilton is offered for sale as seen, as we are selling it on behalf of a watch collector's family who has asked us to help sell an entire collection - this is reflected in the price, still, it is a very nice watch and would look excellent in any collection. The watch however can be serviced by our watchmaker, once you have made the purchase please add a note when placing it in your basket and we will contact you to discuss this. Once serviced the watch will be given a 12-month warranty.

Case
Stainless Steel
Dial
Black Tritium
Box
No
Papers
No
Crystal
Plexiglass
Bracelet
NATO Style
Winding
Manual
Movement Type
Mechanical
Calibre
ETA 649
Jewels
17
Power reserve
50 Hours
Condition
Excellent
Date of issue
1975
Warranty
None
Width (without crown)
36mm (widest)
Lug width
19mm
Lug height
(lug to lug) 41mm
Wrist size
Adjustable

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