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G10SL PVD MKV 200m/660ft Water Resistant Military Watch with GTLS Tritium Light Sources, Sapphire Crystal and 10 Year Battery Life

$389.00

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SKU Code: G10SL/200 

This self-luminous G10 model is a remake of a popular model we made in the past. It has a heavy-duty stainless steel case with 200m (660ft) Water Resistance, screw-down crown, screw caseback, sapphire crystal and 10-year battery life.

This model combines the best of new and traditional technology. It keeps all the popular features from the conventional G10 Luminova models and employs the same solid steel case whilst having the benefit of the cutting edge self-luminous GTLS tritium vials. The actual specification of this watch was dictated by American Military Specification Number: US MIL-W-46374F.

The self luminous system makes the watch very easy to read at night and the MKV has a very distinctive face layout. The hour and minute hands each have a brightly glowing vial of Tritium gas with 2 lights at 12 which is a feature unique to MWC. Whilst the vials contain radioactive gas even when they are all taken together they contain less than the personal limit of 25 millicuries. (see U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations 10 CFR 30.15).

Military watches of this type are the easiest in the world to read in low light or total darkness thanks to the self-activated light source which are up to 100 times brighter than traditional light sources such as luminous paint. The light-emitting tubes require no battery power or any other form of charging, and never need servicing or maintenance. The life expectancy of the light sources is at least 10 years after which they would start to fade. To compare Tritium GTLS tubes and Super-LumiNova click here

The special covert matt black non-reflective PVD finish used for this watch is often specified in military contracts for many special forces units as well as by anti-terrorist units and for various covert operations. In the PVD process, the steel is not black all the way through because the colour is created by a special chemical PVD plating process which is vastly superior to the painted finish used on some lower quality watches which can easily 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 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 although many customers have watches which we made in the 1990s and the PVD finish is still in excellent condition.

The standard MWC G10 is one of the most tried and tested models and in its earlier variants has been in service for well over 40 years, this model shares a similar casing to the Luminova models hence it will be just as durable as the non-tritium versions which we manufacture.

The G10 SL MKV is supplied with a heavyweight NATO webbing strap. The reverse of the case carries various contract markings.

Specification:

  • Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
  • Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
  • Lug to Lug: 46mm
  • Thickness: 13mm
  • Weight: 66g
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Luminosity: GTLS Tritium Tubes
  • Case Material: 316L Black PVD Stainless Steel
  • Caseback: Screw-down, 316L PVD Stainless Steel
  • Crown: Screw Down 316L PVD Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 200m / 660ft
  • Battery: CR2016 Lithium - Estimated life 10 years
  • Crystal: Scratch Resistant and Shatter Proof Sapphire *
  • Movement: Ronda 715li with date window
  • Strap: Black 20mm NATO issue strap
  • Fixed military pattern strap bars

    * 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.

     

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