Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

GG-W-113 U.S 1960s Pattern Military Watch with Plexiglass/Acrylic Crystal (automatic)

$362.00

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SKU Code: GG-W-113/OM

In October 1962, the U.S. Government established the GG-W-113 specification for infantry watches, known as MIL-W-3818B, which replaced MIL-W-3818A from March 1956. 

Historical Recreation

In January 2009, MWC was approached by a U.S. veterans association to explore the viability of recreating a watch indistinguishable in appearance from the original models made by Hamilton, Bulova, and Benrus during the Vietnam War. We were provided with samples and original specifications. The result is a watch very close to the original, featuring a high-grade fully jeweled automatic movement with a hacking function. This movement, similar to the original 1960s hand-wound versions, includes a rotor to eliminate the need for manual winding, though it retains the capability for manual winding if desired.

The transition from a 17-jewel hand-wound movement to a superior 24-jewel automatic in 2015 was prompted by customer feedback. Many younger buyers were unfamiliar with hand-winding a watch, having grown up with quartz models, and even their parents lacked this knowledge. The self-winding mechanism offered an ideal solution to these issues.

The Benrus watch sent to us in 2009 was from 1965. Our homage watch is virtually identical, though we have incorporated design elements from other models of the era. Original watches are now almost impossible to find in good condition, but this watch is a very convincing recreation.

Specifications

  • Width Including Crown: 38mm
  • Width Excluding Crown: 36mm
  • Thickness: 12.9mm
  • Lug Size: 18mm
  • Lug to Lug: 43mm
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Caseback: Screw-down 316L Stainless Steel
  • Crown: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 3 atm (30m)
  • Movement: 24-jewel Automatic
  • Crystal: Plexiglass/Acrylic
  • Luminous Material: Luminova
  • Serial Number: Engraved on caseback
  • Strap: 18mm (two included)
  • Packaging: Supplied in a gift box

Water Resistance

For details on water resistance ratings, please see Water Resistance.

This watch combines historical accuracy with modern functionality, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate vintage design and contemporary reliability.

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