MWC G10BH 50m (165ft) Water Resistant NATO Pattern Military Watch - Brand New Contract Surplus Watches
CONTRACT SURPLUS WATCHES
These traditional NATO pattern general service watches are brand new but contract surplus and were purchased by us at a military and security industries clearance sale. The watches are fully guaranteed but some have soiled cartons or quartermasters labels attached. Once these are sold there are unlikely to be any more because almost all the watches we buy in these sales are ex issue or defective where these are brand new and perfect.
This MWC model retains the battery hatch which has been discarded by most other manufacturers and is a very useful feature which saves considerable expense when a replacement battery is required. The watch has impact resistant glass, using actual glass means that the watch is very resistant to minor scratches and also gives the watch a much cleaner and more streamlined appearance. With the exception of MWC most other manufacturers still continue to use plastic/acrylic glasses for their G10 watches which has the drawback that they are very easily scratched. The watch also uses Super-Luminova for improved night time visibility. Super-Luminova operates like a light battery. After sufficient activation by sunlight or artificial light, they 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 aging. The other advantage is that Super-LumiNova pigments are 100% free of radioactivity.
This variant of MWC's G10 is one of their most tried and tested G10 models and in its earlier variants has been in service for close to 40 years. A large number of serving military on deployments over many years have evaluated this model with very favorable reports with regard to long term reliability and general durability.
The back of the case bears various contract markings and the watch is supplied with two current issue NATO webbing straps, one in black and one in grey.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Exc Crown and 42mm Inc Crown
- Thickness: 11.5mm
- Weight 60g
- Dial Color: Black
- Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
- Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel
- Crown: 316L Stainless Steel
- Water Resistance: 5atm (50m)
- Battery: 371 with around 40 months battery life
- Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Movement: Ronda 705/715 with date window
- Strap: 2 x 20mm NATO issue straps (one black and one grey)