This automatic self winding A-17 pattern watch is a classic design based on the typical designs used in the Korean War during the 1950s, it has a hardened mineral glass crystal and the mechanical movement is upgraded to automatic with the option to hand wind if required. The watch offers the benefit of retaining the classic 1950s outward appearance whilst having the advantage of a a few discreet updates to improve its suitability for use on a day to day basis. The other watches we produce in this family of watches are the A-11 based on the WW2 USAAF pilots watch and the GG-W-113 based on the Vietnam issue watch. Our A-17 is different to the other two models because we have upgraded the case and fitted a genuine glass crystal as opposed to plexiglass the end result is this watch is up to modern standard of water resistance and rated at 100m / 330ft where the A-11 and GG-W-113 are rated the same as the original watches at 30m. This means that rather than just being splash-proof 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 it's historical retro appearance.
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 luminous markings. Please note: The watch uses Luminous Super Luminova paint for first class visibility in the hours of darkness.
- Case Diameter: 37.5mm exc crown, 40mm incl crown
- Thickness: 12mm
- Weight: 70g
- Dial Colour: Black
- Case Material: 316L stainless steel
- Caseback: 316L stainless steel
- Crown: 316L stainless steel
- Water Resistance: 100m / 330ft
- Movement: 24 Jewel Automatic
- Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Contract serial number on caseback
- Strap: 18mm Military Webbing Strap
- Supplied in Tin