MWC G10 12/24 50m Water Resistant Military Watch with Battery Hatch, Fixed Strap Bars and 60 Month Battery Life
SKU Code: G1012/24
This MWC model with a U.S pattern 12/24 hour dial format is directly descended from the G10 watches which we produced back in the 1980s, it retains the popular battery hatch which has been discarded by most other manufacturers of general service watches. The battery hatch was originally fitted because in the early days of quartz watches batteries only lasted around a year on average but with the battery on this watch now lasting around 5 years it is really just a design detail although it remains very popular for historical reasons.
This watch also benefits from the use of Luminova for improved nighttime visibility. Luminova operates like a light battery. After sufficient activation by sunlight or artificial light, the dial will 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 which was previously a problem in the days of tritium paint. The other advantage is that Luminova pigments are totally free of radioactivity.
The MWC G10 is one of the companies most tried and tested G10 models and in its earlier variants has been in service for around 40 years. A large number of serving military personnel have evaluated this well-established model over lengthly periods in various deployments and feedback is always been consistently very positive regardless of the specific variant in the range which has been chosen. One factor which greatly contributes to this is the screw-down locking crown which provides a high degree of protection when compared to watches with more vulnerable push-in crowns.
The back of the case bears various contract markings and the watch is supplied with two current pattern 20mm NATO webbing straps in both black and grey variants.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Exc Crown and 42mm Inc Crown
- Thickness: 11.5mm
- Weight 60g
- Dial Colour: Black
- Luminosity: Luminova
- Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
- Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel
- Crown: 316L Stainless Steel Screw Down Locking Crown
- Water Resistance: 5atm (50m)
- Battery: 371 with around 60 months battery life
- Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Movement: Ronda 705/715 with date window
- Strap: 20mm NATO issue straps (1 x black and 1 x grey)
- Fixed strap bars