MWC G10 100m Water resistant Military Watch in Stainless Steel Case with Screw Crown - Brand New but Crown Needs Attention
SKU Code: G10/100ST/1224
The MWC 100 m G10 models in stainless steel are among the highest specification general service watches in production anywhere in the world, the watches use a Ronda 715li movement which has an incredible 10-year battery life. This particular model with a 12/24 hour US pattern dial is sterile (unbranded) which tends to appeal to serving military in quite a few countries such as the US and Canada where we supply watches.
Although this watch traces its origins right back to MWC’s earliest G10 designs in the 1980s the 100 m models were initially introduced for contract purchases in 2008-2010 and were an upgraded version of the earlier battery hatch models, when they were launched they represented the most radical upgrade to MWC general service watches since 2004.
Currently, MWC is the leading contractor manufacturing NATO specification infantry watches which meet a water resistance rating of 100 m (330ft) as opposed to the standard 30 m or 50 m (99ft or 165ft) rating of other manufacturers. Whilst the screw down crown and screw caseback greatly improve the water resistance the upgrade to the Ronda 715li movement with 10 year battery life significantly reduces the maintenance requirements and greatly lengthens the battery change intervals . The watch has a sandblasted non-reflective case, sandblasting is a process which was historically used on numerous military watches from other manufacturers and has not been widely employed since the 1990s, although more costly to manufacture than other steel finishes it offers the best non-reflective characteristics and is vastly superior to both standard brushed or satin stainless steel cases.
When MWC secured a contract to produce the earlier variants of this model in 2009 it was specified alongside the requirement for screw caseback, 100m water resistance and screw down crown that the case should be 100% covert and non-reflective, and it was decided that sand blasting was the best process to meet that requirement, in addition it offers a very robust and durable finish. The G10 100 m models offer high levels of luminosity for night use and have clear easily readable dials.
The 100 m G10 models are very rugged and designed to survive the most extreme of conditions. The watch is supplied with both a gray NATO webbing strap and also a black version, we can also supply a wide range of straps in other colors if you wish to buy another variant as an additional strap. The back of the case bears various contract markings (which are unique to each watch) in addition to the serial number.
- Case Diameter: 40 mm Excluding the crown
- Case Diameter: 42 mm Including the crown
- Lug to Lug: 46 mm
- Thickness: 13 mm
- Weight 60g
- Dial Color: Black
- Luminosity: Super Luminova
- Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
- Caseback: Screw down, 316L Stainless Steel
- Crown: Screw Down 316L Stainless Steel
- Water Resistance: 10atm (100 m/330ft)
- Battery: CR2016 Lithium - Estimated life 10 years
- Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Movement: Ronda 715li with date window
- Strap: 2 x 20 mm NATO issue straps (1 x black and 1 x Grey)