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    WWII Hamilton Watch

    Hey Guys,

    For some reason I have recently become very interested in authentic WWII issued watches. I think it is very neat to own an artifact from the war, and something such as a watch that played a key role in so many aspects of battle (plus I am a watch aficionado).

    Recently I have started searching for a WWII Hamilton watch, I want something of better quality than an Eglin of any of the other A-11 watches. Does anyone know where I can find a 1940's Hamilton issued to American soldiers? Also, how much would one of these run me? I am soon to purchase an Omega Aqua Terra and thus do not want to spend too much on the Hamilton. Thank you all!

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    Re: WWII Hamilton Watch

    Hi,

    Below is an ad for a WW2 Hamilton watch that I shameless stole from the thread posted below. Some good info on Hamilton WW2 military within the thread.




    USMC Wrist Watches of the 1940s


    Regards,

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    Re: WWII Hamilton Watch

    eBay is going to have the widest selection, but most will not be of collector grade condition. The cases on a lot of these were chrome-plated brass and did not age well. Also, eBay is loaded with fakes. A couple of resources online would be the repair manual issued to field watchmakers by the War Department during WWII:

    https://archive.org/details/TM9-1575

    Another place to look would be the Military Watch Resources forum:

    MWR Main Forum

    There may be a few for sale over there.

    Hope this helps,
    gatorcpa
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