MWC Classic 1950s/1960s Pattern 25 Jewel Automatic Military Watch with Retro Luminous Paint, Sapphire Crystal and 2 x NATO Straps
SKU Code: 5025J/NS
This particular watch is based on a 1950s/1960s pattern military watch. The watch has a box sapphire crystal which looks outwardly identical to the original plexiglass crystal, the watch also has a 25 or 26 jewel automatic self winding movement housed in a robust stainless steel case, the watch can be handwound if required and the movement also has a hacking function for synchronisation and represents exceptional value for such a high specification timepiece. It should be noted that both the Swiss Sellita SW200 and German Schätzle SUW1929 are closely based on the ETA-2824 movement and many of the components are interchangeable.
The watch uses Luminova as opposed to the Tritium which was used in the 1960s. The main advantage with Luminova is that unlike Tritium it does not deteriorate with age and is non radioactive. On this particular variant the paint colour mimics the appearance of aged Tritium paint and although the T is encircled, which would indicate tritium, this is done only for historical reasons.
This watch measures 39mm in diameter and is supplied with two NATO straps one black and one standard British issue Admiralty gray.
Dimensions and Specification:
- Width Exc Crown: 36 mm
- Width Inc Crown: 39.5 mm
- Thickness with crystal 13.3 mm
- Lug to Lug 43.5mm
- 200m / 660ft Water Resistant
- Movement Swiss Sellita SW200 or German Schätzle SUW1929
Power Reserve 38 hours
- Screwdown locking crown
- Screw Caseback
- Sapphire Crystal *
- Luminova Paint
- 2 x 20mm NATO straps - one black and one standard British issue Admiralty gray