MWC Classic 1960s Pattern Divers Watch with Retro Luminous Paint and a Hybrid Mechanical/Quartz Movement
SKU Code: SM/SUB/ST31RL
This watch is based on a 1960s military specification for divers watches but it has some subtle differences. The original watches in the 1960s were 200m (660ft) water resistant where this watch has a 300m (1000ft) rating, the watch has a screw down locking crown, screw caseback, Luminova and a sophisticated hybrid movement which combines the characteristics of an automatic watch, for example sweep second hand, with the benefits of a highly accurate quartz movement. The watch also has 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 divers watches essentially combine the best of new and traditional watchmaking technology encompassing features from both our conventional automatic and quartz models 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.
Although the watch uses Luminova as opposed to the Tritium which was used in the 1960s it has an encircled T as opposed the the L normally used for Luminova on military watches this is for historical reasons. Luminova unlike Tritium does not deteriorate with age and is not radioactive. On this particular variant the paint colour mimics the appearance of aged Tritium paint.
This watch measures 39mm in diameter and is fitted with a black NATO strap.
Dimensions and Specification:
- 300m / 1000ft Water Resistant
- Movement: Mechanical Quartz Hybrid
- Screwdown locking crown
- Screw Caseback
- Hardened Mineral Crystal
- Width: 39mm
- Thickness 14.4mm
- Lug to Lug 47.5mm
- Weight 74g
- Luminova Paint
- 20mm Black NATO Webbing Strap