MWC Ltd Edition US Desert Pattern Vietnam Watch (battery replacement might be needed within a year)
We discovered during a stock check that we have a box of these watches in storage at our fulfillment center which were purchased at the beginning of 2015 but were missed and not registered on the system at the time of delivery, the battery life of the watches is normally three years (sometimes a bit more) so this means the battery life would be shorter than usual. Having said that replacing the battery is a simple task and on average costs $7 or £5 to have it done professionally and it's easy enough to do it yourself if you know the procedure see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Vm-QdoruA these watches are all brand-new and in perfect condition because they were in a sealed box as received from the manufacturer. They are reduced to half price because it simply isn't practical for them to be returned back to one of our offices for the batteries to be changed or to be sent to MWC because by the time we have factored in the shipping costs back and forth it would not be worthwhile. As a result they are a bargain at over 50% off and would make ideal Christmas presents. On the balance of probabilities the batteries will probably last for at least another year.
SKU Code: NAMD/BS/BD
MWC's Vietnam Watches are virtually identical in appearance to the watches used by American troops in the Vietnam war during the 1960s and 1970s and they normally produce two original variants in either covert black or the original olive drab but this watch is one of a limited edition of four different models which they made at the request of some serving US military based in the middle east who asked if they could run some special models for them. Once the watches were actually made and MWC looked at and received feedback from their dealers (us included) they realised that it was probably worth running them as a special limited edition and they have proven to be extremely popular. In essence these watches are a contemporary take on the original watches and the four variants provide a substantial degree of variation on the same theme - all are now sold out except this one variant where we have a few remaining. MWC manufactured plastic Vietnam watches for many years which were based on the original Vietnam models which you can see when you click this link where there are various images and details. The actual US Military Issue models were made of plastic because they were deemed disposable and of course the problem with MWC making their own Vietnam watches in plastic is they were in effect very basic just like the originals so in 2010 they decided to completely rethink the watch and whilst keeping the original appearance, weight and feel switched to all metal construction which means that although the watch looks very close to the originals it is vastly superior in both durability and general quality.
- Thickness 8 mm
- Strap size 18 mm Strap type: US Pattern Military Strap
- Width incl crown 36 mm Width excl crown 33 mm
- Crystal diameter 29 mm
- Movement Quartz
- Water resistance 30 m (99 ft)
- Supplied in tin with factory warranty card