MWC G10 100m Water resistant Military Watch in Stainless Steel Case (Contract Surplus)
SKU Code: G10/SS/100M
These Watches are brand new but contract surplus and this is indicated by the caseback which carries the words below which translated into English mean "Procurement Contract - Restricted Sale".
They are identical to the standard G10 100m model model except they have reinforced lugs and a slightly thicker casing. The other difference is the dial only says QUARTZ as opposed to MILITARY QUARTZ on the standard model. The biggest difference of course is that because these were contract surplus they are priced at only £95 which is a huge £50 saving off the standard model.
The 100m G10 models are among the highest specification G10 military watches in production anywhere in the world with a water resistance rating of 100m/330ft, screw down crown and caseback and an incredible 10 year battery life. Although this G10/98 Specification watch traces it's origins right back to MWC's earliest G10 designs from the 1980's when this 100m model was introduced for contracts some years back it represented the most radical upgrade and specification enhancement since they updated their standard 50m G10 models in 2004. Currently MWC is the only contractor producing Nato specification infantry watches which meet a water resistance rating of 100m (330ft) as opposed to the standard 30m or 50m (99ft or 165ft) rating of other manufacturers.
Whilst the screw down crown and screw caseback greatly improve the water resistance the upgrade to the Ronda 715li movement with 10 year battery life greatly reduces the maintenance requirements of the watch. The watch has a sandblasted non reflective case, sandblasting is a process which 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 than other steel finishes it offers the best non reflective characteristics and is vastly superior to both standard brushed or satin stainless steel cases.
When we secured a contract to produce this model in 2009 it was specified alongside the requirement for screw caseback, 100m water resistance and screw down crown that the case should be 100% covert and non reflective and it was decided that sand blasting was the best process to meet that requirement as well as providing a very robust and durable finish. The end result is that our 100m water resistant G10 watches are totally unique and extremely functional with a high visibility dial.
The G10 100m variant is very rugged and is designed to survive the most extreme of conditions. It is supplied with a current issue grey NATO webbing strap although we can supply a wide range of straps in other colors if you wish to buy another variant as an additional strap. The back of the case bears various contract markings in addition to the unique serial number.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
- Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
- Lug to Lug: 46mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Weight 60g
- Dial Color: Black
- Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
- Caseback: Screw down, 316L Stainless Steel
- Crown: Screw Down 316L Stainless Steel
- Water Resistance: 10atm (100m/330ft)
- Battery: CR2016 Lithium - Estimated life 10 years
- Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Movement: Ronda 715li with date window
- Strap: NATO issue strap 20mm