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Rare MWC Mk III Stainless Steel 1950's Pattern (Manufactured in the late 1970s) Automatic Military Watch - Needs Repair to Crown

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This watch is a very rare 1970s made MWC MKIII and the direct predecessor to the MKIII100MSS which they still make see MKIII below is a full description of the current watch but this watch is very similar and is the same dimensions although it has a Swiss Schild movement, A. Schild S.A. (also known as ASSA) was an ebauche and watch movement maker operating from the 1890's through the 1970's and this watch I am informed by MWC was made in 1978.

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: Predecessor to the current MWC MKIII100MSS model

Condition: Very Clean

Fault: The watch runs but the crown needs a repair because it comes out.

Factory Description of Current Model:

The MWC Mk III Automatic is on a grey NATO strap and is a recreation of the classic 1950s NATO specification watches which were made under UK Ministry of Defence reference 6B/346 Mk XI. Although it is very similar in style to the watches made at that time it offers greatly improved accuracy through the use of a modern 24 jewel Automatic movement with 40 hour power reserve and hacking function.

The reality is that with the budgetary constraints no modern military forces could afford watches of this quality when cheaper models can meet the need. In the past the worlds forces regularly purchased Rolex, IWC, Omega, Longines and various other well known makes. Unfortunatately those days are well gone. Because many people still want a military type watch that looks right even though it is made to a much higher specification we offer the MKIII. No expense has been spared to create a superior quality product from the high performance 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 watch has a screw caseback and screw down crown; it is highly accurate and very robust as well as being water resistant to 100m (330ft).


  • Diameter - 38mm exc crown, 40mm inc crown
  • Water Resistance 100m / 330ft
  • Thickness 13mm
  • Screw Crown
  • Screw Caseback
  • Illumination: Super Luminova
  • Strap: 18mm NATO

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