MWC 300m / 1000ft Stainless Steel Hybrid Military Divers Watch Brand New Might Need a Capacitor Recharge
This watch is a SUB/SS/B/HY 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, below that is the full information relating to this model from the factory website which gives full details of all of the dimensions, specification and other information relating to the watch.
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
Condition: Brand New
Fault: Watch Might Need a New Capacitor Recharge or replacement but was listed in the sale as running so might well be fine (available for £20/25 fitted at Pulsar or Seiko dealers)
The correct replacement capacitor is in the final two images which show the Seiko item and part number but Pulsar, Citizen and Hitori as well as Panasonic and other manufacturer produce compatible capacitors and any watch supplier would have a cross reference chart or you can search the the web. We have used various brands over the years in these and other watches of similar type and all the brands seem as good as each other so which one you use is not an issue, we refer to the Seiko as its the original capacitor used in the watch.
The Capacitor is generally around $12.95 see http://www.allwatchparts.com/Original-SEIKO-Capacitor-Battery-30235MZ_p_683.html or on eBay.
FACTORY DESCRIPTION IS BELOW
This is one of the latest military divers watch in MWC's range and has a 300m (1000ft) Water Resistance rating, screw down crown, screw caseback, Super Luminova and a sophisticated hybrid movement which combines the characteristics of an automatic watch with the benefits of a highly accurate quartz movement.
The MWC Hybrid range use a special rechargeable Lithium–Titanate power cell, this sophisticated hybrid movement combines the characteristics of an automatic watch because it is charged by wrist movement with quartz accuracy. The Lithium–Titanate rechargeable cell is vastly superior to a normal watch battery where new batteries are often needed at regular intervals. When fully charged the watch has a 6 month power reserve so even if you only wear it for a few weeks a year it will keep running for 6 months as opposed to around 36 hours with a standard mechanical automatic watch. You will also have plenty of warning when the power reserve is low because the second hand will start moving at two-second intervals instead of the normal one-second intervals, the watch will run down in approximately 12 hours once this happens unless it is worn (or put on a watch winder) to get the Lithium–Titanate cell charged up again. The watch also has a hacking feature for synchronization or to enable you to stop the watch running and conserve power if it won't be used for an extended period.
With such a sophisticated movement the MWC Hybrid divers watch is currently among the highest specification divers watch of its type available from any manufacturer. Essentially this model combines the best of new and traditional watchmaking technology. It combines features from the conventional automatic and quartz models with a hybrid ultra low maintenance movement.
MWC designed these watches specifically for a government contract when it was pointed out they would not be used continuously and for this reason the ability to be kept in storage and issued when required whilst still remain accurate and ready for use when needed was a vital consideration. Clearly this makes sense because if the watches are not being used all the time the last thing a government department or military unit would want is to remove them from the stores only to find that the batteries are flat! Provided the hacking function is used the watches can be utilized at very short notice and once on the wrist will charge themselves continuously.
The standard MWC divers watch is one of MWC's most tried and tested models and in its alternative quartz variants has been in service for several decades. This new model offers an alternative to buyers who want something with cutting edge technology and very low maintenance.
The reverse of the case carries various contract markings.
Dimensions and Specification:
- 300m / 1000ft Water Resistant
- Movement: Hybrid Mechanical/Quartz
- Screwdown crown
- Width Inc Crown 46mm (Exc Crown 43mm)
- Thickness 15mm
- Crystal Diameter 31mm
- Lug to Lug 52mm
- Weight 89.5g
- 20mm NATO Webbing Strap