Hamilton - A Geneve Dial 6bb Military (RAF) Issued Watch - 1974 ***SOLD***
***On Hold***A Rare Hamilton 6bb RAF Issued Watch with a 'Geneve' Dial in Fantastic Condition With Beautifully Aged Lume and Original Military Engravings
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Hamilton produced for the RAF under the 6bb mark between 1973 and 1976. The watch succeeded the earlier Smiths production piece and preceded the CWC production pieces.
The ‘T’ marking on the dial stand for tritium, the original 1960s and 1970s material used to make dials luminescent, a mark that guarantees the originality of the dial. Fixed lug bars as typical of military pieces, notably also present in the ‘Dirty Dozen' collection.
What’s On Offer
A Rare 1974, Geneve signed dial, RAF issued British Military Watch with its mechanical hand-wound movement and steel tonneau case, with broad arrow military dial and issue engravings, 6bb/5238290 on the case back. The dial has white Arabic numerals, which are typical of most military-issued watches. These watches also have a sweep second hand with a 'hack' feature and steel luminous hands, which is again fairly typical of vintage military watches.
For this to have survived so long in this condition is extremely rare; this is a true gem. The marking 'Geneve' on the dial is much scarcer than the versions without and as such this watch would make a superb addition to any collection.
The dial is in the original condition right the way down to the tritium hour plots which are remarkably intact and have aged to a beautiful pale vanilla colour. The original sword hands are in perfect condition too and also retain their original lume which has aged to the same pale yellow as the hour plots.
Bracelet: NATO style
Movement Type: Mechanical
Calibre: 649 (ETA 2750)
Power Reserve: Approx. 50hrs
Model Reference: 6bb/5238290
Date of issue: 1974
Guarantee: 12 months by VWS
Lug width: 18.5mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 41mm
Wrist size: Adjustable