MWC G10 50m (165ft) Water Resistant NATO Pattern Military Watch with Satin Case Finish, Fixed Strap Bars, Sapphire Crystal and 60 Month Battery Life

£165.00 165.00


SKU Code: G10/PB/2

This MWC G10 model is a direct descendant of the G10 watches which MWC produced in the 1980s. It retains the popular battery hatch, a feature many other military watch manufacturers have since abandoned. Originally, the battery hatch was essential because early quartz watch batteries lasted only about a year. Nowadays, the battery in this watch lasts around five years, making the hatch more of a design feature than a necessity, though it remains popular for its historical significance.

This variant of MWC's G10 is among the most tested and proven models, with earlier versions in service for 40 years. It has received favorable reviews from military personnel deployed worldwide, noted for its long-term reliability and durability. A key feature contributing to its robustness is the screw-down locking crown, which offers superior protection compared to more vulnerable push-in crowns. Additionally, the watch is equipped with a shatterproof and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, introduced in mid-2024.

The watch also benefits from Luminova, enhancing nighttime visibility. Luminova functions like a light battery: after sufficient exposure to sunlight or artificial light, the dial glows in the dark until the luminosity gradually fades. Larger markings remain visible throughout the night. This activation and emission process is repeatable indefinitely, and Luminova pigments are completely free of radioactivity.

The G10 battery hatch variant is exceptionally rugged, designed to withstand extreme conditions. It comes with both a grey NATO webbing strap and a black strap, with additional straps available in various colors if desired. The back of the case features unique contract markings and a serial number.


  • Case Diameter: 40mm excluding crown, 42mm including crown
  • Thickness: 11.5mm
  • Weight: 60g
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Luminosity: Luminova
  • Case Material: Satin finish 316L stainless steel
  • Caseback: 316L stainless steel
  • Crown: 316L stainless steel screw-down locking crown
  • Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50m/165ft)
  • Battery: 371 with approximately 60 months battery life
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Movement: Ronda 705/715 with date window
  • Strap: 2 x 20mm NATO issue straps (one black and one grey)
  • Fixed Military Pattern Strap Bars

Why Choose Sapphire Crystal?

Many customers ask about the advantages of sapphire crystal over standard mineral crystal. Synthetic sapphire is the best material for watch crystals due to its strength and resistance to shattering and scratching, making it highly desirable for military and security personnel, police officers, and outdoor enthusiasts. These groups constitute over 70% of our customers.

Accidents that result in cracked crystals typically involve watches with mineral glass. Even our hardened mineral crystals cannot match the durability of sapphire under adverse conditions. The strength of sapphire crystals comes from a heat-treatment process that removes internal stresses, followed by the application of two layers of anti-reflective coating. This durability is why sapphire crystal is also used in the latest iPhones. However, sapphire crystal's superior quality comes at a higher price, which is why it's typically found in higher-end watches.