MWC Infantry Watch - G10 50m PVD SAR / Coastguard Watch, Battery Hatch, Solid Strap Bars, 60 Month Battery Life
The design of the PVD plated G10 Stealth is unique, not only has MWC retained the battery hatch on the caseback but the company is unique in being the first contractor to produce standard European Infantry specification watches in a non reflective PVD plated black finish. The special matt black finish is required by many special forces units. The steel is not black all the way through because the black finish is created by a special chemical PVD plating process which is vastly superior to the painted finish used on some watches which can quickly fade or rub off. This PVD process means that the colour of the steel is altered at a molecular level, therefore it will not deteriorate even during heavy usage although it can be destroyed if the case is badly damaged by a piece of metal being gouged out or if the case is worn down by really heavy abrasion against rocks or something similar.
If you are looking for a solid black stainless steel military specification watch with long battery life that is both robust and water resistant to 50m (165ft) then this Search and Rescue / Coastguard model is ideal. 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 the original contract markings and a unique serial number.
• Case Diameter: 40mm exc crown
• Thickness: 11.5mm
• Weight 60g
• Dial Colour: Black
• Luminosity: Super Luminova
• Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel PVD
• Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel
• Crown: 316L Stainless Steel PVD
• Water Resistance: 5atm (50m)
• Battery: 371 with around 60 months battery life
• Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
• Movement: Ronda 705 with date window
• Strap: 20mm Orange High Visibility 20mm NATO Strap
• Solid Fixed Strap Bars