MWC Military Divers Watch in PVD Steel Case (Quartz) - Not Running / Crown Needs Checking
This watch is very clean and looks almost new and came from a military and security industries clearance sale with some other watches. The crown won't lock correctly and the watch is not running but it is clearly a straightforward repair for anyone with horological skills or access to a watchmaker.
SKU CODE: XLD/QZ/12/PVD
The MWC Kampfschwimmer (Military Diver) models are MWC's latest heavy-duty divers watch range, they have a significantly more robust case than most other military divers watches, they also have additional crown protection, wider strap at 24mm (most military divers watches use a 20mm strap) and a thicker bezel design. The thicker bezel makes it significantly easier to grip which is a feature which was specified in a procurement contract because these watches were specifically designed for use by Police and Military divers as well as for use in inflatables operating in cold and extreme environments.
This particular variant has a European pattern NATO dial and is finished in a special covert matt black non reflective PVD finish, this finish is often specified in military contracts for many special forces units as well as by anti-terrorist units and for various covert operations. In the PVD process the steel is not black all the way through because the colour is created by a special chemical PVD plating process which is vastly superior to the painted finish used on some lower quality watches which can easily fade or rub off. This PVD process means that the colour of the steel is altered at a molecular level, therefore it will not deteriorate even during heavy usage although it can be destroyed if the case is badly damaged by a piece of metal being gouged out or if the case is worn down by really heavy abrasion against rocks or something similar.
If you are looking for a solid black stainless steel military watch that is both discreet and has a high water resistance rating then this top of the range model is ideal. In addition to the strong robust case this watch has a high performance Ronda 715li movement which provides an incredible 10 years between battery changes plus high levels of accuracy and an end of life indicator to give advance warning that the battery will soon need changing. The watch also has a hacking function to enable synchronization.
Dimensions and Specification:
- Movement: Ronda 715li Quartz
- 300m / 1000ft Water Resistant
- Screwdown crown
- Width Inc Crown 46mm (Exc Crown 43mm)
- Thickness 15mm
- Crystal Diameter 31mm
- Crystal Type: Hardened Mineral
- Lug to Lug 51mm
- Case: 316L PVD Steel
- Illumination: Luminova on hands
- 24mm NATO Webbing Strap