Pair of GG-W-113 US 1960s Pattern Stainless Steel Military Watches (Mechanical ) - Need Attention
This is two watches being sold together, below is a full description of these particular watches and the issues which they have - or are reported to have.
Model: 2 x GG-W-113 - MWC discontinued this variant some years ago but the current model which is an automatic can be seen here https://mwcwatches.com/products/gg-w-113-us-1960s-pattern-military-watch-automatic?_pos=1&_sid=8ff46f1b6&_ss=r
Condition: Both are very clean as can be seen in the images, both watches require new plexiglass crystals and both are handwound versions. We gave them a quick wind and they run but one is also missing a second hand.
Fault: Both watches require new plexiglass crystals and both are handwound versions. We gave them a quick wind and they run but one is also missing a second hand.
This GG-W-113 is a recreation based on the original 1960's Vietnam designs. The watches at the time were made in a variety of slightly different styles by Benrus, Bulova and Waltham but were all based on an original US government specification laid down at the time. Many of the original watches used a 15 or 16 jewel movement but this one has 17 jewel movement to improve accuracy.
This particular watch came into being because in January 2009 MWC were approached by a US veterans association who asked us to examine the viability of making a watch which was similar in appearance to the original watches which were made during the Vietnam war. They were sent samples of watches to examine and also the original specification sheets and the result was a watch which was very close to the original and uses a jewelled handwound movement. The original watches are now almost impossible to find in good sound condition and in mint condition are becoming fairly valuable so this recreation is a cost effective way to own a watch made in the spirit of the original.
- Handwound mechanical Movement
- Stainless Steel Case
- Plexiglass Crystal
- Width Inc Crown: 39.9mm
- Width Exc Crown: 36mm
- Thickness: 11.5mm
- Water Resistance 30m/99ft
- Lug Size: 18mm
- Lug to lug is 43mm