Very Clean Original 1985 Pattern MWC G10 50m (165ft) Water Resistant NATO Pattern Military Watch - Not Running Very Likely just a battery issue
This watch is a 1985 pattern G10 in sound condition, 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.
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
Model: G10 with perspex/plexiglass crystal manufactured 1985
Condition: Looks very clean
Fault: Not Running quite possibly because it has been in storage for nearly 40 years and just needs a battery. These watches are now very rare and are the original MWC G10 model from the 1980s with perspex crystal.
Below is the Factory Description of the current MWC G10PL Model which MWC currently make which is a remake of the 1990 model which is very close to this earlier 1985 watch. See https://mwcwatches.com/products/mwc-g10bh-50m-military-watch-satin-case-ltd-edition?_pos=2&_sid=324e48b28&_ss=r
SKU Code: G10PL
This MWC model is an exact remake of the watch which we made between 1982 and 1999, it is very similar in many ways to the current models except that it uses the traditional plexiglass crystal, visually the watch is indistinguishable from the originals one of which can be seen in the final 2 images. We have however made significant improvements, for example this watch has a 60 month battery life whereas the originals back in the early 80s only ran for around 18 months.
The watch uses Super Luminova for improved night time visibility although it retains the encircled T rather than an encircled L for historical reasons. Super Luminova operates like a light battery, after sufficient activation by sunlight or artificial light, the pigment glows in the dark until the luminosity gradually diminishes although larger markings are often visible for the whole night, if needed its very easy to recharge the luminosity simply by exposing the watch to bright light for a few minutes. This activation and subsequent light emission process can be repeated again and again, and the material does not suffer aging which was an issue with the old radioactive pigments which declined dramatically after around 10 years. The other advantage is that Super Luminova pigments are 100% free of radioactivity, the original watches we made in the 80s used tritium paint hence the encircled T on the dial.
Because we have made these watches for over 40 years they are a very tried and tested model and large numbers of military personnel who were deployed in the Middle East and other locations have evaluated these model extensively with very favorable reports concerning long term reliability and durability.
Whilst this model is indistinguishable from the original watches we made in the 1980s and 1990s we have carried a few detail improvements here and there which means that the watch is significantly superior to the original watches made 30 or 40 years ago.
The back of the case bears a unique serial number and the watch is supplied with two current issue NATO webbing straps of which one is standard NATO grey and the other is black, the watch is in a box which carries the original 1974 pattern MWC logo which has not been used for well over 20 years.
- Case Diameter: 36mm (Excluding the crown)
- Case Diameter: Approx. 39mm (Including the crown)
- Lug to lug: 42.5mm
- Lug Width: 19mm
- Strap Size: 18mm
- Thickness: 12.1mm
- Dial Colour: Black
- Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
- Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel
- Crown: 316L Stainless Steel
- Crystal: Impact Resistant Plexiglass/Acrylic
- Water Resistance: 5atm (50m/165ft)
- Battery: 371 with around 60 months battery life
- Movement: Swiss Ronda 705 with date window
- Straps: 1 black and 1 grey 18mm NATO strap