1983 Hamilton Military Watch (Mil-W-46374B)
The original Mil-W-46374 specification was first issued in the late 1960s during the Vietnam War, although it was revised multiple times over the years. Following the original model designation, each subsequent modification was assigned a letter. This model B watch was part of the second generation of improved timepieces that began manufacture in 1975, following the Vietnam War's end. The B model was the first run of these watches to have all of the dials printed with the H3 and radioactive markings. These were designed to alert the wearer that the watch contained tritium (also known as hydrogen-3). From the bead-blasted anti-reflective case, the radioactive markings on the matte black dial, the fixed spring bars, the military designations on the case back, and the modest overall size make for an excellent everyday military watch that is both stylish and flies under the radar.
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The unpolished case retains its factory bead-blasted finishing and remains in exceptional condition showing no major signs of use. The bead-blasted smooth bezel also is in excellent condition and shows minimal signs of use. The case retains its original unsigned bead-blasted crown. The case back retains all of its original military markings. The watch comes supplied on an era-correct black single pass nylon ribbon strap.
The matte black dial "H3" dial is remarkably well preserved, showing no signs of age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a dark brown patina and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands have aged to a lighter tan patina and are in great condition, showing no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. Watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.