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Hamilton U.S. Military Issue H3 circa 1982

$1,095.00

US Military issue Hamilton man’s wristwatch featuring 34 X 41mm non reflective brushed finish base metal case with screw down case back, acrylic crystal, and original matte black dial with 24 hour indexes and oversize triangular luminous hour indexes, luminous hands and arrow tipped sweep seconds hand. Powered by 7 jewel manual wind calibre 466 Standard Time Corp (S.T. Co.) non hacking movement. Caseback dated December 1982. With removable spring bars that take an 18mm 2 piece, or 1 piece NATO style strap.

A pristine condition example recently fully serviced and in excellent operating condition. With nicely patina’d oversized luminous plots, fully intact luminous wide luminous hands, and without any damage, chipping, nicks or other detractions from the great condition and eye appeal of this piece.

As non military experts, we were intrigued by the H3 and radioactive symbol printed on the dial.
According to our reading, the H3 is an alternative designation to T SWISS T for the low radioactive luminous material tritium. H2 is regular hydrogen, and H3 is a hydrogren isotope. While Britain used the letter T in a circle to designate the use of tritium on their military issue watches, the H designation was used in other European countries. The H3 designation is probably best known on the Heuer Bundeswehr models where it is printed in bold red. See photo.

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Additional information

Maker

Hamilton

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

46374B

Circa

1982

Case mm

32mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial & Hands

matte black

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

466 ST

Crown-Pushers

Signed Crown

Strap / Bracelet

NATO style strap

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet Size

18mm

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Brand

Vintage & Pre-Owned Hamilton Watches

Hamilton is easily considered the preeminent brand of wristwatches made in America. Since WBAW? opened its doors nearly 40 years ago, we have been proud purveyors of used and vintage Hamilton watches. Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892 producing high quality pocket watches for gentlemen, ladies, and for railroad workers and executives, Hamilton is the best known and highest regarded of the U.S. watchmakers of the 20th Century. Hamilton was the first in the 1980’s to introduce reissues of many of its most popular models from the 1940’s, 1950’s, and 1960’s, including the Boulton, the Hamilton Electric reissue of the Ventura, the Ardmore, the Carlisle, and countless others.

We are proud to represent the finest of vintage and pre-owned Hamilton watches in our selection.

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