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MWC GG-W-113 Classic 1960s/70s U.S Pattern Vietnam War Issue Watch with a Hybrid Mechanical/Quartz Hybrid Movement and 100m Water Resistance

£195.00 GBP


Product Details

SKU Code: GGW113/100QZ

This recreation is based closely on the original Vietnam War design from the 1960s but has the advantage of a high-performance hybrid movement, glass crystal, screw caseback, and 100m water resistance. MWC hybrid watches combine the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technology. They feature elements from both conventional automatic and quartz models, resulting in a hybrid ultra-low maintenance movement. The hybrid movement uses a battery to power the movement through coils and a quartz oscillator, but the hands are mechanically actuated and controlled. Essentially, the movement is mechanical except it's powered by a battery and regulated by a crystal; the only thing it lacks is a spring. This watch is ideal for buyers who prefer the sweep secondhand of automatic watches combined with the hassle-free maintenance benefits of a quartz watch.

Modern Enhancements

While retaining the classic 1960s appearance, this watch incorporates important updates for daily use, including increased water resistance from 30m to 100m and a screw-down crown and caseback. The family of watches also includes the A-11, based on the WWII USAAF pilots' watch, and the A-17, based on the Korean War issue model.

Key Features

All original watches, whether A-11, A-17, or GG-W-113, used plexiglass, which was adequate at the time but does not meet modern standards for water or scratch resistance. The updates mean that, unlike the original splash-proof models, this watch is suitable for swimming and other water activities. Despite these improvements, it retains its historical retro appearance, achieved by manufacturing a special curved glass crystal that closely mimics the original.


  • Width Including Crown: 40mm
  • Width Excluding Crown: 38mm
  • Crystal: Hardened glass
  • Thickness: 11.5mm
  • Weight: 52g
  • Lug Size: 20mm
  • Lug to Lug: 45mm
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Caseback and Crown: Screw-down
  • Movement: Hybrid Mechanical/Quartz with "Hack System"
  • Strap: 20mm Canvas
  • Packaging: Gift Box
  • Guarantee: 24 Months

Historical Background

The entire range of A-11, A-17, and GG-W-113 watches originated in January 2009 when MWC was approached by a US veterans association interested in recreating the GG-W-113 watch. This watch was to be identical in appearance to the originals made by Hamilton, Bulova, and Benrus during the Vietnam War. After examining samples and original specification sheets, the resulting watch was very close to the original and featured a high-grade fully jeweled hand-wound movement. This watch, the GG-W-113, is still made by MWC. Following its success, another order was placed to recreate the A-11, an even earlier model. The original A-11 watches, made from 1943 onwards, were produced with cheap metals due to wartime resource limitations, making them less durable. This 1950s pattern A-17 watch sits between the 1940s A-11 and the 1960s GG-W-113, combining elements of both.

Developed in 2019, the new 100m series models blend traditional appearance with contemporary performance standards, making them a perfect choice for collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate both vintage design and modern functionality.

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