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A Classic Recreation of a 1960’s/70’s
US Pattern Vietnam War Issue Military Watch
with a Mechanical Quartz Hybrid Movement
in a Brushed Stainless Steel Finish
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SKU Code: GG-W-113/100QZ
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recreation is based closely on the original Vietnam war design from the
1960’s but has the advantage that it is now equipped with a high-performance
hybrid movement, glass crystal, screw case back and 100m water
resistance. MWC hybrid watches essentially combine the best of both new
and traditional watchmaking technology. They encompass features from both
conventional automatic and quartz models resulting in a hybrid ultra-low
maintenance movement. The hybrid movement has a battery powering the movement
through coils and a quartz oscillator, but the hands are mechanically actuated
and controlled. Essentially the movement is mechanical except it is powered by
a battery and regulated by a crystal the only thing it does not have is a
spring. This watch offers the ideal choice for buyers who would prefer the
sweep seconds hand as seen in automatic watches with the hassle-free
maintenance benefits of a quartz watch.
watch offers the benefit of retaining the classic 1960’s outward appearance
whilst having the advantage of a few important updates to improve its
suitability for use on a day to day basis, the main upgrades are an increase
from 30m to 100m water resistance and a screw-down crown and case back. The
other watches in this family of watches are the A-11 based on the WW2 USAAF
pilots watch and the A-17 based on the Korean War issue model.
All the original watches regardless of whether they were an A-11, A-17 or
GG-W-113 used plexiglass which was fine for the time but does not come anywhere
near meeting modern standards for either water resistance or scratch
resistance. The updates mean that rather than just being splash-proof like the
original models this watch is fine for swimming and other activities involving
use in water, although the updates vastly improve the watch in terms of
performance it still retains the historical retro appearance which was achieved
by manufacturing a special curved glass crystal which closely mimics the
This watch has a heavy stainless steel satin finish case made from Military
Grade 316L stainless steel, sweep second hand, hacking function, black dial and
Luminova or the markings and hands for first-rate night-time performance.
The entire range of A-11, A-17 and GG-W-113 watches came into being because in
January 09 MWC was approached by a US veterans association who were keen to
examine the viability of making a GG-W-113 watch which was identical in
appearance to the original watches which were made by Hamilton, Bulova and
Benrus during the Vietnam war. After receiving samples of watches to examine
and also the original specification sheets the resulting watch was very close
to the original and used a high grade fully jewelled hand-wound movement, this
watch was the GG-W-113 which is still made by MWC. As a result of making that
watch another order was placed with a view to recreating the A-11 which is an
even earlier model, the original A-11 is now virtually impossible to find in
good sound condition, this is primarily because most originals were made from
1943 onwards when resources were very limited due to the war and hence cheap
metal was used which meant they were not very durable and the wartime alloy
watches could not get close to a watch like this model made in solid stainless
The new 100m series of models were developed in 19 and encompass the best of
both traditional appearance and current-day performance standards.
Width inc. Crown: 40mm
Width exc. Crown: 38mm
Lug to Lug 45mm
Lug Size: mm
Strap: Military Issue Black Nylon Webbing
100m Water Resistance
Movement: Mechanical/Quartz Hybrid Movement with “Hack System”
Case Back & Crown: Screw Down Stainless Steal
Supplied in MWC box with 24 month manufacturers warranty registration card
Price includes tracked UK & US shipping with DPD /Royal Mail/USPS. International flat rate shipping with Royal Mail International Signed For Service.
Occasionally duty may need to be paid at your destination, International buyers need to check their countries custom and tax duties. It is buyer’s responsibility for any custom tax incurred.
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are an Authorised UK MWC watch dealer and have full authority to sell the item(s) in this listing.
MWC items offered for sale in this listing are 100% genuine and supplied with a 24 month manufacturers warranty
For more detailed warranty information the MWC website has details of their warranty cover and exclusions i.e. watch glass, strap, batteries etc
Be aware that there are some sellers advertising MWC items marked ‘As new but without tags’ or ‘With slight marks’ etc. and saying they come with a manufacturers warranty- This is not possible
Many manufacturers of military watches suffer problems with illegal fakes. If you are in doubt about any MWC offered for sale, please contact us.
MWC’s Head office is in Zurich Switzerland.
MWC are a leading supplier, not just to the military but also to police forces, anti terrorist units, airlines, mining companies and a diverse variety of government agencies and departments. They are one of the largest specialist manufacturers of high performance military watches and produce a wide range of models either to customers specific design requirements or by tendering for contracts where quality, reliability and durability are of primary importance.
To be assured of excellent customer before & after sales service with a fully backed warranty always purchase from an MWC Factory Authorised Reseller