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While many Hamilton models are unique I have noticed that there are some similarities to other brands.

When foghorn posted his Bulova Hack commemorative, it reminded me of the Khaki Pearl Harbor posted here several days ago.

Any others brands have similar models?


 

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According to this, Benrus made the first mil-spec watches for WWII, so I'm not sure it's accurate to say that these are necessarily Hamilton lookalikes. Bulova's watch was also made to mil-spec.

Here's a Benrus ad for their commemorative. The watch is a manual wind.

Benrus庐 Watch Company, original supplier to the U.S. military, has reproduced this battle-proven wristwatch in tribute to the service of those millions of American servicemen. This re-issued Benrus庐 military watch is made to the same exacting standards as the original. The Benrus military watch is a living testament to some of the greatest moments in the history of the USA. Face measures 1 录". The watch comes with an olive green "tropical weather" strap and a zippered canvas and leather field pouch.

http://www.sunglassescheaper.com/MILITARY_WATCH.cfm
Gruen didn't make watches for the government, but during "the war" they did make mil-spec lookalikes.

Although Gruen did not manufacture watches for the U.S. military, they offered the public a collection of eight military-style watches, to be used as personal watches by (or gifts to) men and women doing military service. Each model was intended for a particular branch of the military鈥攖he Veri-Thin Dix, above, was for the Army. Selling for $39.75 in 1941, ads show it with a Guildite (Gruen's steel alloy) bracelet, but this one has a contemporary-looking khaki strap. The Guildite case is 28mm in diameter; the gray dial has luminous hands and numbers under a plexiglass crystal. Because Time Hill was busy with War work, these were imported as complete watches; the cases were not American-made, as was normal for Gruen.

http://www.pixelp.com/gruen/1945.html
Here's military lookalike for a very good price. It's quartz. No idea who manufactured it.

http://www.armynavyshop.com/Merchan...rmy-navy-shop&screen=PROD&product_code=rc4127
 

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While many Hamilton models are unique I have noticed that there are some similarities to other brands.

When foghorn posted his Bulova Hack commemorative, it reminded me of the Khaki Pearl Harbor posted here several days ago.

Any others brands have similar models?


Invicta comes to mind in regards to making similar models of other brands.
 

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The battle was not only over military government spec watches....Benrus made a run at Hamilton in 1951 with a hostile takeover bid. Hamilton was able to rebuff the hostile takeover bid by Benrus. The fallout from the failed takeover action culminated in Hamilton Watch Co. v. Benrus Watch Co, a Federal proceeding that is considered to be landmark in the realm of Federal anti-trust case law.
 
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