MWC - Automatic Military Diver
Brand: Military Watch Company
Model: 24 Jewel 300m Automatic Military Divers Watch
Movement: Automatic NH35A with 41-hour reserve
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel with Screw down crown
Case diameter: 40mm
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 300m
Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Bracelet
Box and papers: Both
FACTORY 2 YEAR WARRANTY
WHAT WE LOVE:
These military divers watch in stainless steel with a matching bracelet and sapphire crystal and the ceramic scratch-resistant bezel is one of MWC’s latest automatic (self-winding) 24 jewel military divers watches. MWC originally produced the NATO strap variant of these watches for a procurement contract in South America, the watch represents excellent value and is very keenly priced for a high-quality automatic watch of this type.
This watch measures 45mm including the crown and 40mm excluding the crown and uses the same 20mm lug size as most other contemporary military issue divers watch.
If preferred the stainless steel bracelet can also be removed and a silicon strap or NATO band can be fitted in its place. There are also four images here showing the watch with the NATO strap and this model with a NATO strap as standard is available as an alternative.
* A lot of people ask us what are the benefits of sapphire crystal over a standard mineral crystal? The answer is that synthetic sapphire is by far the best material for watch crystals because it is very strong and also shatter and scratch-resistant, these characteristics make it very appealing to military and security personnel, police officers and people who lead active outdoor lifestyles, these groups account for over 70% of our customers. To get things into perspective we find that when clients have accidents with watches resulting in a cracked crystal over 90% usually watches with mineral glass crystals, even factoring in that we use hardened mineral crystals they still do not come close to sapphire for durability under adverse conditions. The reason that sapphire crystals are so strong is that after the sapphire glass is manufactured it is also heat-treated to remove its internal stresses—which can cause weakness—it is then made into the watch crystals and two layers of anti-reflective coating are applied, interestingly sapphire crystal is now used on the latest iPhone. Of course, sapphire crystal comes at a price hence you find that it’s normally only fitted to higher-end watches.