MWC 300m Water Resistant Stainless Steel Navigator Watch with Super Luminova - Slight Second
This watch is a NAV/QZ/B/LU 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 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
Condition: New - This watch was one of 10 pre mass production models of the range which were used by magazines etc for promotional photo shoots - some of the images are shown here. MWC told me they were horrified to see the error at 7 and various magazines had to photoshop the images!
Fault: Small Error on Dial (9 and not 19 at 19 hours!) Other than that 100% perfect.
These robust 300m water resistant watches were specifically designed for marine, surface and airborne navigation applications, manufactured to U.S MIL-PRF-46374G specification. The watches all have a 12hr bezel, which offers a very simple and straightforward method to track a second time-zone. The bezel has high visibility numerals and the dial is also very clear and easy to read even under adverse light conditions. The watch uses Super Luminova which is a non radioactive paint which stores light and releases it progressively during the night.
The timepiece features a high quality Ronda high precision Quartz Movement (Ronda caliber 715li) designed to withstand high G-forces which has an incredible 10 year battery life as well as an end of battery life indicator. The watch is water resistant to 30 ATM (1000 ft/300m) although it is not a diving watch due to using an entirely different bezel format to permit usage in two time zones it is manufactured to the same water resistance rating as our divers models with screw down crown and caseback. The main difference between this watch and many other models which we manufacture is that it is designed to maintain high levels of accuracy at altitudes up to 12,000m / 40,000ft without compensatory pressurization.
The case is made of stainless steel. The rotating outer bezel provides annotations to enable the watch to show the time in two different time zones.
The crystal is military grade sapphire which is highly scratch resistant and has two internal layers of non reflective coating.
Dimensions and Specification:
- Water Resistance: 300m / 1000 ft
- Movement: Ronda 715li with 10 year battery life
- Illumination: Super Luminova
- Width: Excluding Crown: 40mm
- Width including Crown: 45mm
- Thickness: 15mm
- Crystal Diameter: 30.5mm
- Crystal Type: Sapphire with anti reflective coating
- Lug to Lug: 48mm
- Screw caseback
- Screwdown 5.5mm crown
- 20mm NATO Webbing Strap