Military Industries General Service (GS-2017) NATO Pattern Military Watch with Battery Hatch (Sterile Version)
SKU Code: MIL/GSST/50M
This Military Industries General Service watch with fixed lugs retains the battery hatch which has been discarded by many other manufacturers although it's a useful feature which saves considerable expense when a replacement battery is needed. This model has impact resistant glass, using actual glass means that the watch is very resistant to minor scratches and also gives the watch a much cleaner and more streamlined appearance than the earlier models with acrylic crystal.
The watch uses Super-Luminova for improved night time visibility although the colour of the pigment resembles the earlier tritium watches and because the design is based on the easiest General Service watches of this type we have used the encircled T for historical reasons rather than the L normally used on modern Luminova military watches. Super-Luminova operates like a light battery. After sufficient activation by sunlight or artificial light, they glow in the dark until the luminosity gradually diminishes although larger markings are often visible for the whole night. This activation and subsequent light emission process can be repeated again and again, and the material does not suffer any aging. The other advantage is that Super-Luminova pigments are 100% free of radioactivity.
This watch is built to a tried and tested specification used by various manufacturers including ourselves for over 30 years and is very close to the original watches except that the water resistance is now higher, it has a glass crystal and heavy duty case back.
This particular watch is sterile (unbranded) and we produced these after a request from a number of military outlets which we require for this particular design. As far as we know we are the only manufacturer of high end military watches making an unbranded general service watch.
The back of the case bears various contract markings and the watch is supplied with two current issue NATO webbing straps, one in black and one in grey.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Exc Crown and 42mm Inc Crown
- Lug to Lug 48mm
- Thickness: 12mm
- Weight 61g
- Dial Color: Black
- Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
- Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel
- Crown: 316L Stainless Steel
- Water Resistance: 5atm (50m)
- Battery: 371 with around 5 year battery life
- Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Movement: Ronda 705/715 with date window
- Strap: 2 x 20mm NATO issue straps (one black and one grey)