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Waltham Type A-17 U.S. Military



Maker: Waltham
Model: Type A-17
Functions: Time-only
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Width: 32mm
Case Thickness: 11.5mm
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: Yes, radium
Lug Width: 16mm
Box/Papers: N/A
Year: 1950s


The dial is in very good condition, still retaining all the lume in both the hands and numerals. There’s one nick at 4 which can be seen in the pictures. Everything is original to this watch, except the strap. The movement has not been serviced but it’s keeping good time: +15s/d, 230º.



Waltham is a U.S. based company. They produced this Type A-17 watch in the early 1950s, most likely issued to go fight in the Vietnam war alongside a U.S. soldier.

This watch is very special to all military lovers, as it comes with the whole correct engraved case back and an all original dial and hands. It is the only military watch we have seen with a lumed seconds hand, which could be used for timekeeping of short events.

It comes with a period-correct military strap made of khaki green canvas cloth.