Hybrid Quartz with Sweep Seconds Hand. N a Brushed Stainless Steel Finish. Supplied with 20mm Military Canvas Webbing Strap. This recreation is based closely on the original World War Two design from 1943 but has the advantage that it is now equipped with a high-performance hybrid movement, glass crystal, screw case back and 100m water resistance.
The MWC hybrid watches essentially combine the best of new and traditional watchmaking technology. They encompass features from both our conventional automatic and quartz models resulting in a hybrid ultra-low maintenance movement.
The hybrid movement has a battery powering the movement through coils and a quartz oscillator, but the hands are mechanically actuated and controlled. Essentially the movement is mechanical except it is powered by a battery and regulated by a crystal the only thing it does not have is a spring. This watch offers the ideal choice for buyers who would prefer the sweep second-hand as seen in automatic watches with the hassle-free maintenance benefits of a quartz watch. The original watches made back in WWII were made in a variety of slightly different styles by Elgin, Bulova and Waltham but were all based on an original US government specification laid down at the time.This watch is closest in appearance to the Elgin 539 which used a 15 or 16 jewel movement and were made for the USAAF between 1940 and 1945. The original watch was made from plated base metal (to save steel) but this modern recreation is solid stainless steel so it should stand the test of time better than the originals. The history of this MWC recreation and how it came into being goes back over 10 years to January 2009 when they were approached by a US veterans association who asked them to examine the viability of making a watch which was identical in appearance to the original watches which were made by Hamilton, Bulova and Benrus during the Vietnam war. They were sent samples of watches to examine and also the original specification sheets and the result was a watch which was very close to the original and used a high grade fully jewelled hand wound movement, this watch was the GG-W-113 which they still make. As a result of making that watch we were contacted again with a view to recreating this even earlier model because these are now almost impossible to find in good sound condition.
The reason that finding one is good order is difficult is primarily because most were made from 1943 onwards when resources were limited, and hence cheap metal was used. This model was developed in 2019 to retain the appearance of the original watches but with multiple upgrades such as screw down crown, 100m water resistance and screw case back as well as the hybrid movement. Screw Case Back & Crown. Strap: Supplied with 20mm Olive Military Canvas Webbing S.
With hack system and sweep seconds hand. Contract Serial number and various markings engraved on case back. O Box numbers as a signature is required for proof of receipt.
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That there are some sellers advertising MWC items marked'As new but without tags' or'With slight marks' etc. Many manufacturers of military watches suffer problems with illegal fakes. MWCs Head office is in Zurich Switzerland.
MWC are a leading supplier, not just to the military but also to police forces, anti terrorist units, airlines, mining companies and a diverse variety of government agencies and departments. They are one of the largest specialist manufacturers of high performance military watches and produce a wide range of models either to customers specific design requirements or by tendering for contracts where quality, reliability and durability are of primary importance. To view all items for sale in our shop go to. The item "MWC A-11 1940's WWII Pattern Hybrid Quartz USAAF Watch 100m WithR" is in sale since Wednesday, September 16, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "mwcwatches" and is located in Leicestershire. This item can be shipped worldwide.