GG-W-113 US 1960s Pattern Military Watch (Mechanical) Brand New But Faulty
This watch is a GG-W-113 below is a full description of this particular watch and the issues which it has (or is reported to have because in many cases the watches do not have significant issues, below that is the full information relating to this model from the factory website which gives full details of all of the dimensions, specification and other information relating to the watch.
We buy these watches from various defence auctions and other disposal sales and it's frequently the case that we find that there is actually nothing wrong with the watch but it has to be assumed it will have some form of fault though in most cases it's very minor or as described below. These watches are disposed of at low-cost because we find that one of the problems is pressure of time for our service staff in the UK and elsewhere and in most cases they have given them a quick check over and nothing is immediately apparent though we have to assume that there is either no real fault with the watch or something will reveal itself over time in which case it’s normally a simple case of a service, repair or battery exchange depending on the exact model.
CONDITION: Brand New in it's Tin
POTENTIAL FAULT: The watch seems to have been overwound. We know the watch is mechanical and assume it's a hand-wound variant but there is a chance it's automatic. It's hard to be certain short of stripping it down as the two variants are visually identical.
SKU Code: GG-W-113
In October 1962 the US Government set down a specification for infantry watches which became known as GG-W-113 this was MIL-W-3818B which replaced MIL-W-3818A from March 1956. This full specification details be seen at the following link www.shinall.com/pdf/watch/MIL-W-3818B_Sepcifications.pdf
In January 2009 MWC were approached by a US veterans association who asked us to examine the viability of making a watch which was indistinguishable in appearance from the original watches which were made by Hamilton, Bulova and Benrus during the Vietnam war. We were sent samples of both watches to examine and also the original specification and the result is a watch which is very close to the original and uses a high grade automatic 24 jewel movement with hacking function.
For those that are interested in the original models of these watches there are some excellent pictures of a Vietnam era Benrus at this site http://home.earthlink.net/~exresearch/InfoPages/W46374A.html the actual Benrus sent to us in 2009 was from 1965 but as you can see from the various pictures of the original and the pictures of MWC's homage watch the two are virtually identical although they have also taken a few design pointers from other models which were manufactured at the time. The originals of these watches are now almost impossible to find in good sound condition but this watch is a very convincing recreation.
- Width Inc Crown: 39.9mm
- Width Exc Crown: 36mm
- Thickness: 11.5mm
- Lug Size: 18mm
- Lug to lug is 43mm
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Mechanical movement.
- 2 x Nylon Webbing Straps