|Movement:||Hamilton Manual Wind Cal 649|
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Here we have a Hamilton Royal Navy issue watch (as the 0552 coding shows on the cae back), that dates to 1973. This has classic military features such as fixed lugs, bold arabic numerals, the circled 'T', signifying Tritium lume and the govermement property broad arrow.
The dial appears in original condition with sharp font and the lume dots ageing to a soft yellowy colour. The original lume on the hands of this watch has crumbled off and looked bad so we have relumed the hands.
The case is a C shape and measures 35mm excluding the replacement crown (same style as original crown).
We have put a grey NATO strap on this watch as this is what it would be been issued on when originally handed out.
This watch offers a chance to own an affordable watch with military provenance.
This has just been fully serviced.
This watch uses the manually wound Hamilton Cal 649 (ETA 2750 Base)
This has 17 jewels and a power reserve of 50 hours (though this may differ due to age and previous maintanance).
Frequency of 21,600 bph.
This watch is in overall very good condition. The crystal has had a light polish so shows very minimal wear. We have not polished or rebrushed the case as we believe this kind of watch is best left in it's original condition. The case back has clearly taken a knock and shows a ding. The NATO grey strap is brand new. The movement is clean, oiled and keeping excellent time.
The crown winds, pulls out and sets time perfectly well.
Water resistance not guaranteed.
This is displayed at the Bridge House Antiques Market though we are always happy to post.