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Hamilton W10

$1,345.00

In stock

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It's one of a kind.
Once it's sold, it's gone for good.

This is a true classic – it’s an ultra durable military-issued watch made specifically to handle the most brutal weather, to be battered on an army wrist, and to provide clean, predictable, and readable time.

And while here, form clearly follows function, it wasn’t far behind.

This watch was produced by Hamilton in 1973 for the British Ministry of Defense, for army personnel. The caseback serves as a register for the watch – identifying item and serial numbers, federal supply group and class – this one being “instrument for measuring time”. 99 is the country code for the UK. That broad arrow symbolizes it’s use for the United Kingdom.

Everything about this literal beater watch screams durable and practical. See that case – thick, rounded steel bulging on the sides? That’s called “Tonneau.” But, as opposed to typical Tonneau dials filling their case, these military models focused more on maintaining heft and protecting the watches integrity.

It features hacking seconds, military sword hands for maximum legibility reminiscent of the Rolex Military Submariner, a circled “T” marking tritium lume, and fixed bars. You could drag this watch through hell and back and it’ll keep ticking.

Military watches are extremely cool, in my opinion and representative of impressive history. They also happen to be extremely tastefully designed – this one features a matte black dial, beautifully aged luminous hour markers, including a triangle at 12, and a balanced an interesting dial. It’s not cluttered, no frills, just pure function – and it’s refreshing to see that.

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THE DETAILS

Maker: Hamilton
Model: W10
Year: 1973
Case Diameter: 35 millimeters
Lug Width: 20 millimeters
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Condition: Great condition, no serious nicks or scratches
Dial Condition: Great condition, no blemishes
Movement: Manual Winding
Examined & Guaranteed: Before being listed, this watch was fully inspected by our watchmaker. It was examined for timekeeping as well as all forms of damage – corrosion, water penetration, shock, extensive wear etc. Since it passed his thorough examination with flying colors, a full in-house service was not needed or performed.

T&H GUARANTEE

Through rigorous vetting of each wristwatch we carry, we are able to guarantee authenticity and sound, reliable mechanics. Ultimately, we’re obsessed with your satisfaction and everything we do is in pursuit of exactly that – so if you have any questions, no matter how large or small, please ask. We’ll always do our best to make every interaction and transaction, well, perfect.

Mechanical Guarantee: By thorough inspection and service by our veteran watchmaker, we keep a high standard of quality here at T&H. Each watch is guaranteed by a 30-day mechanical warranty so if anything goes wrong, please let us know immediately. But whether you run into a complication two days after the sale or two years, we’ll be here for you. That being said, please keep in mind, due to the nature of vintage watches, we expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their owners. So please, no vintage watch swimming.

RETURNS

It’s simple. We don’t want you to have a watch that you don’t love. So, we will always give you three days to love or return your Theo & Harris wristwatch, no questions asked. Naturally, all returned wristwatches must be in the same condition as initially shipped. Insured shipping for returns must be paid for by the buyers and buyers assume all risk. Once received, 90% of the original purchase price will be immediately refunded.

RECENT REVIEWS

Robert Haley
02:11 22 Nov 17
My purchase and overall expierence with Theo and Harris was absolutely wonderful. I sent in an email inquiring about doing a trade plus some extra cash. Christian responded very quickly and a very fair deal was made after some research on his end. I paid on a friday and the watch was delivered on the following Tuesday. I am absolutely thrilled with the watch and the overall buying experience. Christian was so very helpful and quick to respond to any question that I had. I think that I was impressed the most by the care and service that was provided.
Jason Whitehurst
00:00 19 Nov 17
The only partner I trust to provide the best examples of vintage watches.I have partnered with Christian at Theo & Harris for just over a year. I've purchased several watches from him and each has been an excellent value. I've even partnered with Christian to resell some of my vintage pieces as I made adjustments to my collection. Christian is consistently a wealth of information, truthful in his approach, dogmatic about what's a solid value and what is not. I couldn't ask for a better parter to source quality vintage time pieces. The business mantra of T&H to provide an experience far and above the simple purchasing of vintage time pieces shines through with each experience.I am happy to report I've just purchased my next vintage piece from him and don't expect to stop anytime soon.
Michael Moore
17:38 07 Nov 17
First-class operation. Christian and team place a high premium on earning trust and they make sure you are satisfied. Received personalized follow-up after the sale, and my entire experience was excellent. Highest marks! Thank you T&H!
Tony Tran
00:01 04 Nov 17
I recently purchased a vintage birth-year Omega from them and it went as smooth as the sweeping seconds hand of a Seiko Spring Drive. Price was market price and the condition of the watch exceeded my expectations. Obviously it's not perfect since it's a watch that's over 30 years old but great for its age. Delivery was prompt and only took a couple of days to arrive in Hong Kong. Any answers were replied quickly and Christian was extremely helpful. Definitely recommend.
James Reid
19:45 01 Nov 17
I have nothing but great things to say about the watches sold by Theo & Harris as well as the customer service provided by Christian and the T&H team! It is clear that they care about what they do and, perhaps more importantly, about their customers. After quite a bit of searching, I purchased an amazing vintage Rolex from T&H, and I could't be happier with the result. It is a beautiful watch, and the purchasing process couldn't have been smoother. If you are hesitant about purchasing a vintage watch online, you shouldn't be. Everything is as promised, and judging by their continued success, I am certain that they will be around a long time. I would certainly buy another timepiece from them, and have already recommended T&H to friends and colleagues interested in buying a vintage watch. Keep up the great work, T&H!!!!
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