MWC G10 300m / 1000ft Water resistant Military Watch in PVD Steel Case with Sapphire Crystal (Non Date) - New but Faulty
This watch is a G10/PV/300/ND 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: Brand New
Fault: The watch is new but there seems to be a fault with the Ronda 715li movement I can supply new movements if needed at £16/$21. It might be a simple battery fault and not the movement but we can't tell without sending it to the watchmaker.
The MWC 300m / 1000ft water resistant G10 models in black PVD stainless steel have the highest water resistance rating of any G10 / General Service watch anywhere in the world. The watch has a highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal and an incredible 10 year battery life. Although this G10/98 Specification watch like many of MWC's other variants traces it's origins right back to their earliest G10 designs in the 1980's this model is totally updated and no other General Service watch currently in production can beat it's specification.
Currently MWC is the only contractor producing NATO specification infantry watches which meet a water resistance rating of 300m / 1000ft as opposed to the standard 30m or 50m (99ft or 165ft) rating of other manufacturers. Whilst the screw down crown and screw caseback greatly improve the water resistance the Ronda 715li movement with 10 year battery life significantly decreases the maintenance requirements of the watch. The watch has a sandblasted non reflective black case, sandblasting is a process which was historically used on a large number of military watches from other manufacturers and has not been widely employed since the 1990s, although more costly to manufacture than other steel finishes it offers the best non reflective characteristics and is vastly superior to both standard brushed or satin stainless steel cases.
When MWC secured a contract to produce this model it was specified alongside the requirement for screw caseback, 300m water resistance, sapphire crystal and screw down crown that the case should be highly covert and non reflective and it was decided that sand blasting was the best process to meet that requirement because their client had specified it previously with a another watch which MWC produced for them. The end result of all these improvements in the specification is that their 300m water resistant G10 watches are totally unique, low maintenance and robust.
The watch is supplied with a black NATO strap although we can supply a wide range of straps in other colors if you wish to purchase another option.
The back of the case bears various contract markings in addition to the unique serial number.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
- Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
- Lug to Lug: 46mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Dial Color: Black
- Case Material: 316L Black PVD Stainless Steel
- Caseback: Screw down, 316L Stainless Steel
- Crown: Screw Down 316L Black PVD Stainless Steel
- Water Resistance: 30atm (300m/1000ft)
- Battery: CR2016 Lithium - Estimated life 10 years
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Movement: Ronda 715li with date window
- Strap: NATO issue strap 20mm