MWC MKIII (100m) Automatic Ltd Edition in Gunmetal - Needs Regulating / Service
This watch is a MKIII/100/GM 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: Excellent (Grade A)
Fault: When this watch was given a cursory inspection at the auction the watch was given a quick wind and it ran and continued to do so while they were looking at other watches for around 10 or 15 minutes so presumably there is not much that needs doing. The ticket attached to it said that "probably needs regulating" a quick check for a few minutes is not enough to find out anything about accuracy but clearly it's just a straightforward adjustment that is needed.-----
This Limited Edition MWC Mk III Automatic in Gunmetal finish is limited to a production run of just 100 pieces but the basic design like all our MKIII variants 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. Just like many other watches such as the IWC MKXV it has true military looks and appeals to both serving and retired military personnel.
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 gunmetal finish 1950/60s design case which is manufactured and handfinished in Zürich. The quality of finish is visibly superior to any currently issued 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 (300ft).
- Diameter - 38mm exc crown, 40mm inc crown
- Water Resistance 100m / 330ft
- 24 Jewel Automatic Movement
- Screw Down crown and caseback
- Hardened Mineral Crystal
- Thickness 12.5mm
- Strap: 18mm NATO