MWC G10 50m (165ft) Water Resistant NATO Pattern Military Watch with Sand Blasted Case Finish, Fixed Strap Bars and 60 Month Battery Life
SKU Code: G10/PB
This MWC model is directly descended from the G10 watches we made back in the 1980s and retains the popular battery hatch which has been discarded by most other manufacturers. The battery hatch was originally employed because in the early days of quartz watches batteries only lasted around a year but with the battery on this watch now lasting around 5 years it is really just a design detail although it remains very popular for historical reasons.
This variant of MWC's G10 is one of the companies most tried and tested G10 models and in its earlier variants has been in service for over 30 years. A large number of serving military on deployments worldwide have evaluated this model with very favourable reports with regard to long term reliability and general durability. One factor which greatly contributes to this is the screw-down locking crown which provides a high degree of protection when compared to watches with more vulnerable push-in crowns.
This watch also benefits from the use of Luminova for improved nighttime visibility. Luminova operates like a light battery, after sufficient activation by sunlight or artificial light, the dial will glow in the dark until the luminosity gradually diminishes although larger markings are often visible for the whole night. This activation and subsequent light emission process can be repeated again and again, and the material does not suffer any ageing. The other advantage is that LumiNova pigments are 100% free of radioactivity.
The watch has a sandblasted non-reflective case, sandblasting is a process that was historically used on a large number of military watches from other manufacturers and has not been widely employed since the 1990s, although more costly to manufacture offers the best non-reflective characteristics of all stainless steel case finished.
When we secured a contract to produce a variant of this model in 2009 it was specified that the case should be covert and non-reflective and it was decided that sandblasting was the best process to meet that requirement as well as providing a very robust and durable finish. The end result is that our G10 battery hatch watches are totally unique and extremely functional with a high visibility dial.
The watch is supplied with both a current issue grey NATO webbing strap and a black strap although we can supply a wide range of straps in other colours if you wish to buy another variant as an additional strap. The back of the case bears various contract markings (which are unique to each watch) in addition to the serial number.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
- Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
- Lug to Lug: 46mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Weight: 66g
- Dial Color: Black
- Luminosity: Super Luminova
- Case Material: Sand Blasted 316L Stainless Steel
- Caseback: Screw-down, 316L Stainless Steel
- Crown: Screw Down 316L Stainless Steel
- Water Resistance: 50m/165ft
- Battery Life: 60 months
- Crystal: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Movement: Ronda 705/715 with date window
- Strap: 2 x NATO issue strap 20mm
- Fixed military pattern strap bars