Rare MWC 1960s/70s Vietnam Pattern Watch in Orange on Matching Webbing Strap (New but Needs a Battery Replacement)
We discovered during a stock check that we had 12 of these watches in storage at our fulfilment centre which were purchased at a military and security industries disposal sale which took place in the Far East at the beginning of 2018, the watches arrived with various other items but were missed and not registered on the system at the time of delivery, the battery life of the watches is normally three years (sometimes a bit more) so this means the battery would need replacing. Having said that replacing the battery is a simple task and on average costs $7 or £5 to have it done professionally and it's easy enough to do it yourself if you know the procedure see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Vm-QdoruA these watches are all brand-new and in perfect condition still with the plastic protectors on the face and caseback because they were in a sealed box as received from the manufacturer. They are reduced to under half price because it simply isn't practical for them to be returned back to one of our offices for the batteries to be changed or to be sent to MWC because by the time we have factored in the shipping costs back and forth it would not be worthwhile. As a result they are a bargain at over 50% off.
SKU Code: MWC HK01
This watch is a variant of one of MWC's Vietnam Watches, we are aware that they were made for a contract and supplied to a firm in Hong Kong but we're not quite clear of the significance and in a conversation with MWC they acknowledged that they made them for a specific client and that they purchased around 500 watches but that was all they would tell us, we only manage to secure 12 pieces but as mentioned above they were overlooked when they arrived with other stock. Regardless they are quite unusual because they have orange face with black case and an orange strap. The watches are visually virtually identical in appearance other than the colour! to the watches used by American troops in the Vietnam war during the 1960s and 1970s.
- Thickness 8 mm
- Strap size 18 mm
- Strap type: US Pattern Military Strap
- Width incl crown 36 mm
- Width excl crown 33 mm
- Crystal diameter 29 mm
- Movement Quartz
- Water resistance 30 m (99 ft)
- Supplied in a tin