Black PVD Titanium G10 Military Watch with 300m Water Resistance, Sapphire Crystal, 10 Year Battery Life and GTLS Tritium Illumination - Second Hand Needs Resetting

£299.00 £99.00 99.00

This watch is a T/12/SL23PV below is a full description of this particular watch and the issues which it has (or is reported to have because in many cases the watches do not have significant issues, below that is the full information relating to this model from the factory website which gives full details of all of the dimensions, specification and other information relating to the watch.

We buy these watches from various defence auctions and other disposal sales and it's frequently the case that we find that there is actually nothing wrong with the watch but it has to be assumed it will have some form of fault though in most cases it's very minor or as described below. These watches are disposed of at low-cost because we find that one of the problems is the pressure of time for our service staff in the UK and elsewhere and in most cases, they have given them a quick check over and nothing is immediately apparent though we have to assume that there is either no real fault with the watch or something will reveal itself over time in which case it’s normally a simple case of a service, repair or battery exchange depending on the exact model

Model: T/12/SL23PV

Condition: Excellent as in the image.

Fault: The watch runs no fault apparent other than the secondhand needing resetting. 

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FACTORY DESCRIPTION

SKU Code: T/12/SL23PV

This is the latest MWC self luminous G10 model from MWC's Combat Elite range, the watch has a titanium case with 300m (1000ft) Water Resistance, screw down crown, screw caseback, scratch and shatter resistant sapphire crystal and Tritium GTLS light sources on the hands for maximum performance during the hours of darkness. 

The special covert matt black non reflective PVD finish used for this watch is often specified in military contracts for special forces units as well as by anti terrorist teams for various covert operations. In the PVD process the titanium is not black all the way through because the color 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 wear off. This PVD process means that the color of the metal 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.

The MWC 300m Black PVD titanium G10 with a Swiss Ronda 715li movement is one of their highest specification general service watches, it’s by far the highest specification watch of its type manufactured anywhere worldwide. Essentially this model combines the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technology. It retains all the popular features from the conventional 300m steel models but the titanium case, ultra low maintenance movement, cutting edge self luminous GTLS tritium vials which provide unbeatable night visibility set this apart from it’s competitors, now add in the shatter and the scratch resistant sapphire crystal and it's clear this is the ideal timepiece for all military, law enforcement and security applications.

The self luminous system makes the watch very easy to read at night and it has a very distinctive high visibility dial. The, hour markers and the hour and minute hands each have a brightly glowing vial of Tritium gas. Whilst the vials contain radioactive gas even when they are all taken together they contain less than the personal limit of 25 millicuries. (see U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations 10 CFR 30.15).Military watches of this type are the easiest in the world to read in low light or total darkness thanks to a self-activated light source which is 100 times brighter than traditional light sources such as paint. The light-emitting tubes require no battery power or any other form of charging, and never need servicing or maintenance. 

MWC designed these watches specifically for a government contract, when it was pointed out they would not be used continuously and needed to be able to be held in storage and then issued when required without the stores worrying that the batteries might be dead they immediately recommended the Ronda 715li because the 10 year battery life of this movement completely avoids this issue.

The standard MWC G10 is one of the most tried and tested military watches and in its earlier variants have been in service since the 1980s, this model shares a similar design to the steel models but the titanium case puts it into a very separate class of watches. The G10 Combat Elite range are supplied with a black NATO pattern nylon military webbing strap. The reverse of the case carries various contract markings.

Specification:

  • Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
  • Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
  • Lug to Lug: 46mm
  • Thickness: 13mm
  • Weight: 52g
  • Dial Colour: Black
  • Case Material: PVD Titanium
  • Caseback: Screw down
  • Crown: Screw Down 
  • Water Resistance: 300m / 1000ft
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with non reflective coating *
  • Movement: Swiss Ronda 715li 
  • Battery Life: 10 Years
  • Standard Spring Strap Bars
  • Strap: Black 20mm NATO nylon military webbing strap

* Many buyers inquire about the advantages of sapphire crystal compared to standard mineral crystal. The rationale behind sapphire crystal's superiority lies in its exceptional strength, shatter resistance, and scratch resistance. These attributes render it highly desirable for individuals with active lifestyles, particularly among military, security personnel, and police officers, constituting over 70% of our customer base.

In practical terms, our observations reveal that over 90% of incidents resulting in cracked watch crystals involve timepieces with mineral glass crystals. Even when considering the use of hardened mineral crystals, they fall short of sapphire in terms of durability, especially in adverse conditions. Sapphire crystals derive their robustness from a meticulous process – post-manufacturing, the sapphire glass undergoes heat treatment to eliminate internal stresses that could compromise its strength. Subsequently, it is transformed into watch crystals, receiving two layers of anti-reflective coating. 

Undoubtedly, the premium quality of sapphire crystal comes with a corresponding price tag, making it a feature predominantly found in higher-end watches. This investment, however, pays dividends in terms of longevity, resilience, and overall performance, solidifying sapphire crystal's status as the top choice for discerning customers seeking unparalleled durability in their timepieces.