In the mid 1960’s Hamilton began supplying the British military with watches and the Hamilton 6B was issued to the RAF. This watch is a wonderful, all original example of one and is in excellent overall condition. It also maintains all of its original RAF marking.
The black dial and original hand set look great with very little signs of aging except for some color change with the luminous. The hands have lots of patina almost to the point of looking bronze color instead of steel.
The 36mm stainless steel case and crown are untouched and shows normal wear. There are a few bumps and bruises here and there, but again nothing out of the ordinary. Certainly not when considering this is a issued military timepiece. The lugs and strap bars are in good shape also.
The movement is a Hamilton Cal. 75 manual wind with 17 jewels. It is Swiss made and has been recently serviced and is running well. The movement is protected from magnetism by a Faraday cage comprising a soft iron movement ring, removable movement cover, and an extra thick dial. The only bit that stands out is the screw-down case back has some scratches from someone being clumsy with a case opening tool.
The watch comes on a German made heavy duty leather strap with open ends and screw fasteners.