Military Industries 1982 Pattern 300m Water Resistant Military Divers Watch With Date Window (Automatic) Ex Display Watch

£399.00 £199.00 199.00

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BRAND NEW BUT HALF PRICE!
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Ex-Display Watch from a Trade Show - as New but has been tried on etc and the packaging is slightly soiled.

 

SKU Code: MIL/DW/SS

These military divers watch manufactured by Military Industries has a robust solid stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and a high-performance NH35A 24 jewel automatic movement with hacking feature and 41-hour power reserve. 

This watch is based on a 1980 UK MOD specification for automatic divers watches (DEF STAN 66-4 [Part 1] Issue 3), this specified a unidirectional bezel and a boldly marked dial with tritium paint and a mineral glass crystal. The MOD document from 1980 can be seen in the final image. This watch is made in the spirit of the 1980 watches but with certain design aspects taken from its predecessors. This watch also has improvements over the 1980 specification such as the sapphire crystal referred to below. 
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This particular watch is one of a range of watches which we produce and is a faithful remake of a watch which we made many years ago and is very much the same as the older model cosmetically, the watch has a typical retro 1970/80s military divers watch appearance and caseback as mentioned in the MOD specification referred to above.
These watches will tend to look even more authentic as they age, even the luminous paint is identical in colour to that used around 40 years ago.

Dimensions and Specification: 
  • 300m / 1000ft Water Resistant
  • Screwdown locking crown
  • NH35A Self Winding 24 Jewel Movement
  • Width Inc Crown 45mm (Exc Crown 41mm)
  • Thickness 15mm
  • Crystal Diameter 31mm
  • Sapphire Crystal*
  • Illumination: Super Luminova (but with encircled T for historical accuracy)
  • Lug to Lug 49mm 
  • Weight 89.5g
  • 20mm NATO Webbing Strap

* Sapphire crystal is a very hard, transparent material made of crystallized pure aluminium oxide created at very high temperatures. Synthetic sapphire has the same hardness as natural sapphire, the primary difference is that is does not contain the colouring agents that gives actual sapphire it's range of colours. When it is heated, the synthetically manufactured sapphire forms round masses, that are then sliced into pieces with diamond-coated saws. These disks are then ground and polished into the watch crystals used in higher specification watches. (One reason sapphire crystals are relatively expensive is that the tools required to cut and polish this extremely hard material are very costly.) Sapphire (whether natural or synthetic) is one of the hardest substances on earth. It measures 9 on the Mohs scale, which is a system for rating the relative hardness of various materials. (Diamond measures 10, the highest rating.) Watch crystals made of synthetic sapphire are often marketed as “scratch resistant” or “virtually scratchproof” because they are very difficult - but not impossible - to scratch. Diamond can scratch them; so can man-made materials that incorporate silicon carbide, which, with a Mohs rating of between 9 and 10, is harder than sapphire. So, if you accidentally scratch your watch on a simulated-stone surface or a wall that incorporates some of these silicon carbide materials, it could scratch the crystal but a sapphire crystal being scratched or shattered is a very rare event.