Military Industries W10 1970s Pattern Automatic Military Watch, 100m Water Resistant With Screwdown Crown and Date
SKU Code: MIL/W10/MQ/D
The hand-wound version of this automatic W10 was the predecessor to the quartz G10/98 models used by the armed forces of today. Interestingly in the British MOD specifications from February 1980 inviting companies to tender for contracts to supply watches to the British forces (see last two images), the requirement foresaw that the W10 pattern watches would continue with a quartz movement, however, there was a major problem because at that time no quartz movement could fit the case due to being vastly too thick. This situation led to the watches we still refer to as the G10.
This variant has the benefit of a 24 Jewel automatic movement with hand-wind option and a 41-hour power reserve. Other upgrades to bring the watch up to current military specifications are 100m water resistance, screw-down locking crown and glass crystal as opposed to plexiglass/plastic ob the 1970s watches.
The W10 has a heavy stainless steel satin finish case made from Military Grade 316L stainless steel, it is very robust and tough and built to endure the most extreme of conditions, sweep second hand, black dial and luminous markings. Please note The watch uses Luminous Luminova paint although the watch carries a T for historical accuracy though no radioactive material is contained within the watch.
These watches are currently reduced to a special introductory price
- Case Diameter: 36mm exc crown, 39.5mm incl crown
- Lug to Lug: 42mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Dial Colour: Black
- Case Material: 316L stainless steel
- Caseback: Screw-on Caseback in stainless steel
- Crown: Screw Down Locking
- Water Resistance: 100m / 330ft
- Movement: NH35A 24 Jewel Automatic
- Crystal: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Serial number on caseback
- Strap: 18mm NATO
- Supplied in a Tin