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MWC Classic 1960s Pattern Dual Time Zone Automatic Divers Watch with Retro Luminous Paint and Sapphire Crystal

¥64,500

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SKU Code: SM/SUB/B/RL

We have found that an increasing number of customers need to track time in two separate time zones easily, without the need for additional hands or complications. Historically, the solution was to buy a dedicated GMT watch, but a simpler and more user-friendly alternative exists.

Most dive watches feature a "count-up" bezel designed for diving applications. However, recent demand has shifted towards a 12-hour bezel. Modern divers often use dive computers, rendering the traditional bezel function less critical. The 12-hour bezel increases the watch's versatility while maintaining the 300m/1000ft water resistance and classic diver watch appearance.

Simple Dual Time Zone Tracking:

The 12-hour bezel design is incredibly simple to use. Unlike dedicated GMT watches with an additional hand, you offset the bezel by the required number of hours. For example, if you are in Paris and want to know the time in Miami (6 hours behind), turn the bezel until 9 o'clock aligns with the 3-hour marker. This adjustment allows you to track time across different zones effortlessly.

Key Features:

This watch is based on a 1960s military specification for diver's watches but includes modern upgrades such as a sapphire crystal and an automatic self-winding movement. The robust stainless steel case supports hand-winding if needed and features a hacking function for synchronization. This watch represents exceptional value for its high specifications.

Specifications:

  • Water Resistance: 300m / 1000ft
  • Movement: Automatic 24 Jewel NH35A
  • Crown: Screw-down locking crown
  • Caseback: Screw caseback
  • Crystal: Sapphire Crystal*
  • Case Diameter: 39mm
  • Thickness: 14.4mm
  • Lug to Lug: 47.5mm
  • Weight: 88g
  • Illumination: Luminova paint
  • Strap: 20mm black NATO webbing strap

Luminova vs. Tritium:

Although this watch uses Luminova instead of Tritium (common in the 1960s), it features an encircled "T" on the dial for historical accuracy. Luminova does not deteriorate with age and is non-radioactive, providing a safer and longer-lasting luminescence. The paint color mimics the appearance of aged Tritium, adding to the watch's vintage appeal.

Benefits of Sapphire Crystal:

Many customers ask about the benefits of sapphire crystal over standard mineral crystal. Synthetic sapphire is exceptionally strong, shatter-resistant, and scratch-resistant, making it ideal for military and security personnel, police officers, and active outdoor enthusiasts. These groups account for over 70% of our customer base.

Our observations reveal that over 90% of cracked watch crystals involve mineral glass. Even hardened mineral crystals do not match the durability of sapphire. Sapphire crystals are strengthened through heat treatment to remove internal stresses and are then coated with two layers of anti-reflective coating. Although sapphire crystals are more expensive, they offer superior longevity, resilience, and performance, justifying their use in higher-end watches.


This watch meets modern needs for tracking multiple time zones while maintaining its historical and functional integrity. Its robust features and user-friendly design make it an exceptional choice for both professionals and enthusiasts.

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