The Hamilton G.S. is amongst the various Hammys issued to the British during the mid-60s to the mid-70s. These Hamiltons alongside its variants are known as the ‘Poor Man’s Mk 11’ due to its 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.
The G.S. on the dial of this watch stands for General Service, and while the 6B variants were issued to the RAF, the G.S. versions were specifically made for government personnel. This included government agencies overseas, foreign and commonwealth office aid groups and for former military men who worked overseas on behalf of the British government.
This example is perhaps the rarest of all the Hamiltons- a G.S. with a 24-hour dial. Highly unusual, I have only come across a couple in the past few years. The differences from a standard G.S. is the sterile caseback and of course, the unique 24-hour dial where the Hamilton logo has shifted to 6 o’clock to make space for the extra text.
There is not much information on these, but for the military collector and for those who know, this is a true grail.