The Hamilton 6B/910-1000 H is known as the ‘Poor Man’s Mk 11’ due to it’s strong resemblance to the IWC and JLC Mk 11 and relatively accessible price point. After all, it was built according to the same specs and for those who are seeking an entry into military pieces, this is the best watch to start with. I say this because you get a lot of watch for the money.
These Hamiltons were issued to the British Royal Air Force from the mid-60’s to the mid-70’s and came in a couple variants. This version, the 6B/910-1000 H though not the rarest amongst the variants is one of the favourites amongst collectors due to it’s broadarrow and ’T’ stamped dial.
Although exact production numbers are not known, through thorough research and collation of data, the community at the Military Watch Forum (MWR) estimates that 3,200 pieces were produced. Compare this to the approximately 9000 IWC Mk 11s that were issued, this is a very rare watch which costs a quarter of the price.
With caseback markings and that classic military design (black luminous dial, 36mm stainless steel case), this is a pure utilitarian watch that is value for money.