General Service Military Pocket Watch (Hybrid Movement with Black Dial) - Prototype Running Fine and Brand New
Condition: Prototype Watch
Fault: The watch doesn't have a fault it was received with another watch of this type labeled as a prototype and was among some samples which we received from the manufacturer. We can't see any difference between this one and any of the others we have sold and it's running fine. There may be some very slight technical specification difference, but if there is, we can't identify it but it could well be something trivial, like a slight change of movement from one Hybrid variant to another. It is possible, of course, that there was a note somewhere accompanying the two watches when they arrived, but we have had them for 11 months, and they are now reduced to clear.
Please note: The price is per watch not the pair!
Military pocket watches along with their civilian equivalents are seeing a huge increase in popularity. Historically they were often used for both land-based and naval applications. During WW2 they were frequently used by RAF and USAAF navigators and bomb aimers (US: Bombardier) in preference to a conventional watch. They often found it easier to place their pocket watch on the chart or bench or in the nose of the aircraft while they were working or approaching the target, the main reason the pocket watch was so popular was that wrist watches at the time were very small and hard to read with an average size of only around 36mm diameter hence the pocket watch’s larger size of not far off 50mm meant that the time could be seen much more easily.
MWC make several variants of this watch with slightly varying specifications to meet the specific requirements of a variety of clients. This variant has a sophisticated hybrid movement combining the characteristics of an automatic watch such as sweep second hand with the benefits of a highly accurate quartz movement. The watch also has two subsidiary dials, one to measure a 24 hour period the other for the date, the watch is also equipped with a hacking feature for synchronization or to enable you to stop the watch running and conserve power if it won't be used for an extended period.
The MWC hybrid pocket watches essentially combine the best of new and traditional watchmaking technology. They encompass features from both our conventional automatic and quartz watches resulting in a hybrid ultra-low maintenance movement. The hybrid movement has a battery powering the movement through coils and a quartz oscillator, but the hands are mechanically actuated and controlled. Essentially the movement is mechanical except it's powered by a battery and regulated by a crystal the only thing it doesn't have is a spring but in terms of feel and outward appearance it looks the same as it’s mechanical sister models.
- Diameter: 47.5mm
- Length with crown: 58mm
- Thickness: 14mm
- Crystal Width: 40mm
- Crystal Type: Domed Glass
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Caseback: Stainless Steel
- Luminosity: Luminova
- Movement: Hybrid (Mechanical/Quartz)
- Accuracy: ± 15 seconds per month
- Complete with chain
- The Watch is delivered in its original box and has a 2-year factory guarantee