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A-17 U.S 1950s Korean War Pattern Military Watch with Plexiglass/Acrylic Crystal (Automatic)

£275.00 GBP


Product Details

SKU Code: A-17-OM

This recreation of the A-17 watch is based on the original design used by U.S. pilots during the Korean War (1950-1953). The original A-17 was an improved and updated version of the A-11 used by the USAAF during World War II. This modern recreation features an upgraded automatic mechanical movement with the option to hand-wind, retaining the classic 1950s appearance with discreet updates for everyday use.

Family of Watches

In addition to the A-17, we also produce the A-11, based on the WWII USAAF pilots' watch, and the GG-W-113, based on the Vietnam War issue watch.

Historical Recreation

The journey of our recreations began in January 2009, when a US veterans association approached us to create a watch identical in appearance to the original models made by Hamilton, Bulova, and Benrus during the Vietnam War. We examined samples and original specifications, resulting in the GG-W-113 with a high-grade fully jeweled hand-wound movement. Following the success of the GG-W-113, we were asked to recreate earlier models, including the A-11 from WWII and the 1950s pattern A-17. The A-17 bridges the gap between the A-11 and the GG-W-113, sharing characteristics of both.

Key Features

This A-17 model is crafted with a heavy stainless steel satin finish case made from Military Grade 316L stainless steel. It features a sweep second hand, hacking function, black dial, and luminous markings for excellent visibility in low light conditions, using Luminous Super Luminova paint.


  • Width Including Crown: 38mm
  • Width Excluding Crown: 36mm
  • Thickness: 12.9mm
  • Lug Size: 18mm
  • Lug to Lug: 43mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 50m
  • Caseback: Screw Down
  • Crystal: Acrylic
  • Movement: 24-jewel automatic hacking (self-winding) mechanical
  • Strap: Nylon Webbing

This watch combines historical design with modern functionality, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate vintage style and contemporary reliability.

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