6513th "Red Hats" Test Squadron

Regular price £54.99 Sale

Vintage Gold Plated Women's Quartz Watch // Genuine Leather Yellow Strap // Unique Red Hats Design Dial.

This is a unique vintage women's faded gold plated quartz watch. This watch is in good working order, with a new battery installed. The gold plating on the watch case has next to no fading. What makes this watch so unique, is the fantastic dial depicting the 6513th "Red Hats" Test Squadron. We have also given this timepiece a bright yellow genuine leather strap with a gold buckle and navy strap retainer loops. Great to be dressed up for a fancy dinner party or dialled down for jeans and t-shirt at the beach.

Red Hats:

Red Hats was the nickname of the 6513th Test Squadron, whose mission was to test fly a collection of Soviet military aircraft surreptitiously acquired from foreign sources. The 6513th was based at Groom Lake, Nevada in a collection of hangars on the northern end of the base that became known as "Red Square." The program to test Soviet MiGs at Groom Lake began in the late 1960s as a joint CIA/USAF effort under the code names HAVE DRILL and HAVE DOUGHNUT. Again, note the collection of six stars on the patch, which may refer to Groom Lake's nickname.

About this time piece:

MOVEMENT: Quartz, new battery installed.
CASE: Great condition.
DIAL: Great condition.
BEZEL: Great condition.
BACK CASE: Great condition.
CROWN: Great condition.
CRYSTAL: Great condition.
BRACELET: Excellent condition.
PRESENTATION: Presented in a bamboo gift box with watch pillow, great for a gift or to simply keep the watch in (colour may vary).
OVERALL CONDITION: Has been tested, cleaned and checked over and is in excellent working order.

Technical Specs:

CASE SIZE: 26mm - including crown.
BRACELET LENGTH: Adjustable leather strap, fits most wrist sizes.
BRACELET: Leather.


Worldwide shipping available, all items are shipped fully insured and sent as priority mail.
For outside of the EU customs or import charges will be paid by the customer (if applied).


The watch is guaranteed to be in full functioning good working condition when it is posted from our store.

For your peace of mind Wilberforce Watches offers a 30 day mechanical limited warranty for all watches, please see full terms and conditions for full details, available at email request.

Whether it be two days after the sale or two years, please let us know the issue as we have got your back. However please bear in mind that due to the nature of vintage watches, we do expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their new owners. So, no cave diving or base jumping please.