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Old 09-29-2019, 06:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sunday flea market haul

Original Swatch jelly: $5
Seiko ana-digi: $10
Unknown: It has a federal stock number on the back. Possibly it's a Vietnam War military issue? $10
Lucien Picard Laser watch $30
Orient HA 21 Jewel - Faceted crystal, luminescent inner bezel, cool original bracelet - $35
Casio G-Shock - $20

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That military watch is cool. I think many different manufactures made this style of watch for the usa military. Also quite valuable watches.
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Hamilton GG-W-113?

Very nice...if you don't want to keep that one...hi!
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I think GuyJ is right on this one. It doesn't look like the back comes off and I can certainly envision Ham making a front loader. These were often issued to the officers
and the enlisted men got the plastic ones. Also during the VN period it was against the law to put your company name on any product sold to the military so the make
may not even be on the movement.


I like the Orient also. Real sweet finds Brad


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nice haul. the military watch is the gem of the bunch IMO.
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Nice haul, indeed. The military watch could be a Benrus. 1969 would be right for it. That said, I'm no expert. There is value in these old issued watches, but not a lot. Does it run? Also love that 70s looking Orient. Flea market hunts and then finds are so rewarding. Congrats. Dave
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The mil watch runs. The crystal is cracked, but otherwise it looks good. It was in a pile of about 100 cheap watches. A true needle in a haystack. I'll have to do some more research. I'll keep you all updated

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If it is 39886 and no X it is an Hamilton I think. Not 100% but think so.
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Hamilton GG-W-113?

Very nice...if you don't want to keep that one...hi!





Agreed re Hamilton. I did some glasses on some a customer has / had. They were issued / worn in 'nam.
Some plastic movement / parts.
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Agreed re Hamilton. I did some glasses on some a customer has / had. They were issued / worn in 'nam.
Some plastic movement / parts.
Is this something most watchmakers can service, or should I find a specialist? What if it needs parts? Are crystals easy to find?
I feel obliged to make sure this piece of history gets a nice restoration

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You got it Sir ... Guy it is Vietnam Area or around there.
I had them in Vietnam but over the years ....who knows where they went.
I always look for them but need to get at least one yet.
I would even take a Project one if can be found.
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Love the Hamiltion MILSPEC but the true gem of the Sunday Flea Market Haul is the Very Rare and Highly Desirable Vietnam War Era Speidel Stretch Bracelet

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Love the Hamiltion MILSPEC but the true gem of the Sunday Flea Market Haul is the Very Rare and Highly Desirable Vietnam War Era Speidel Stretch Bracelet
Soldiers couldn't be bothered with the unfastening of clasps during combat

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Soldiers couldn't be bothered with the unfastening of clasps during combat

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So, turns out it's a pilot watch.
https://www.60clicks.com/gg-w-113-pi...-buyers-guide/

"There is generally some confusion between the GG-W-113 specification and its predecessor, the MIL-W-3818B. Although both of these watches look nearly identical, the GG-W-113 was issued to military pilots while the MIL-W-3818B was issued to troops on the ground."

It is indeed, a Hamilton: http://www.broadarrow.net/ggw113.htm This article singles out the Air Force, but since all branches of the U.S military fly aircraft, I'm not going to assume it was just the AF issuing these.

More confirmation it's a pilot's watch: https://wornandwound.com/military-wa...ld-u-s-part-2/

More than one article states these were mostly issued with a black nylon strap. These articles also claim it has bars instead of drilled lugs for spring bars, but mine has drilled lugs. Maybe someone drilled out the lugs to have that stupid stretch band put on it? I was worried it was fake for a moment, but the case is truly 1 piece and the movement hacks - good signs it's not fake. Everything else looks correct as well but I've asked on WUS to be sure: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f7/how...l#post49965045

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Nice find. The flea market here sucks, only 1 guy with any watches and when he does have a Seiko, it's a newer quartz he wants way too much money for.

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The military watch is the gem of the bunch IMO.
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I really like the Orient ,I bet it cleans up nice
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We in the third world don't have flea markets...The best I've found was a Casio G Shock DW-5900 for about $12 that I passed on to another friend. Great finds, love the Hamilton too.

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Interesting looking orient watch. Reminds me of the Chronoace
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