MWC Classic 1950s/1960s Pattern 25 Jewel Automatic "Adventurer" Watch with Retro Luminous Paint, Sapphire Crystal and 1960s Pattern Bracelet

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SKU Code: RE25J/54BL

This watch is based on a 1957 pattern exploration and adventurer design from the 1950s and 1960s. It features a box sapphire crystal that closely resembles the original plexiglass crystal, providing both durability and a vintage look. The movement is a sophisticated Ronda R 150 or equivalent, boasting 25 jewels and a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz). This precision-crafted mechanism offers a substantial 38-hour power reserve, ensuring reliable performance. Additionally, it is equipped with hacking and hand-winding capabilities, exemplifying both efficiency and convenience.

Instead of Tritium, which was used in the 1960s, this watch employs Luminova. The main advantage of Luminova is that it does not deteriorate with age and is non-radioactive. In this variant, the paint color mimics the appearance of aged Tritium paint.

This watch measures 39mm in diameter and is fitted with a matching steel bracelet designed to visually resemble the type of bracelets used in the 1960s.

Dimensions and Specifications:

  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Width (Excluding Crown): 36 mm
  • Width (Including Crown): 39.5 mm
  • Thickness (with Crystal): 13.3 mm
  • Lug to Lug: 43.5 mm
  • Water Resistance: 200m / 660ft
  • Movement: 25 Jewel Ronda R 150 or equivalent
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Crown: Screw-down locking crown
  • Caseback: Screw-down
  • Crystal: Sapphire*
  • Luminosity: Luminova Paint
  • Bracelet: 20mm Retro Pattern Stainless Steel Bracelet

Benefits of Sapphire Crystal

Many people ask about the benefits of sapphire crystal over the original plexiglass. Synthetic sapphire is the superior material for watch crystals due to its exceptional strength and resistance to shattering and scratching. These qualities make it highly appealing to military and security personnel, police officers, and individuals with active outdoor lifestyles—groups that make up over 70% of our customers.

The original plexiglass crystals, made from plastic/acrylic materials used in the 1960s, were prone to scratches and cracks, and limited the watch’s water resistance. In over 90% of cases where clients experience cracked crystals, the watches have mineral glass or plexiglass. Even hardened mineral crystals do not match sapphire's durability under harsh conditions.

Sapphire crystals are heat-treated to remove internal stresses, enhancing their strength. They are then made into watch faces and coated with two layers of anti-reflective material. Interestingly, sapphire crystal is now also used in the latest iPhones. Despite its higher cost, sapphire crystal's superior quality justifies its use in higher-end watches.