MWC MKIII PVD Steel with Tritium GTLS Tubes (Quartz) Very Slight Second as described below
SKU Code: MKIII/PVQ/SL
These MKIII Tritium models are slight seconds because of a slight variation in tube brightness or a minor marking on the case. In reality we find they are barely noticeable unless you actually look for it carefully but they were bought at a Military and Security industries clearance auction and listed as perfect as far as water resistance and accuracy but with one of these slight flaws hence they are a bargain at at over £100/$125 saving off of the regular factory price.
This is the same watch as sold on the factory site at £239 see https://www.mwcwatches.com/products/mwc-mkiii-pvd-steel-with-tritium-gtls-tubes
The Limited Edition MWC Mk III Automatic in black PVD is a combination of design ingredients taken from the classic 1950s NATO specification watches which were made under UK Ministry of Defence reference 6B/346 Mk XI fused with modern features such as a high water resistance rating of 100m and tritium GTLS tubes for unbeatable night performance. Although this watches case design is very similar in style to the watches made in the past this model utilizes a modern low maintenance Ronda 715li quartz movement with 10 year battery life.
The reality is that with current budgetary constraints no modern military forces can afford watches of the quality of even our standard MKIII models when cheaper options can meet the needs but these models were designed based on suggestions from many clients who are either retired or serving military or working in Law Enforcement, Personal Protection or Security.
Its interesting to keep in mind that in the past the worlds forces regularly purchased Rolex, IWC, Omega, Longines and various other well known makes but unfortunatately those days are long gone. This watch was created to be superior to any currently issues General Service Watch and no expense has been spared to create a superior quality product to offer the best of both worlds from the high performance modern movement to the brushed stainless steel 1950/60s design case which is manufactured and handfinished in Zurich. The quality of finish is visibly superior to any current military watches.
The special covert matt black non reflective PVD finish is often specified in military contracts for many special forces units as well as by anti terrorist units and for various covert operations. In the PVD process the steel is not black all the way through because the colour is created by a special chemical PVD plating process which is vastly superior to the painted finish used on some lower quality watches which can easily fade or rub off. This PVD process means that the colour of the steel is altered at a molecular level, therefore it will not deteriorate even during heavy usage although it can be destroyed if the case is badly damaged by a piece of metal being gouged out or if the case is worn down by really heavy abrasion against rocks or something similar.
The watch has a screw caseback and screw down crown; it is highly accurate and very robust as well as being water resistant to 100m (300ft).
- Diameter - 38mm exc crown, 40mm inc crown
- Water Resistance 100m / 330ft
- Thickness 13mm
- Strap: 18mm NATO
- Movement: Ronda 715li
- Illumination: GTLS / Tritium