Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

General Service Military Pocket Watch (Hybrid Movement with Black Dial)

$196.00

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SKU: PW/B1/BD

Military pocket watches, along with their civilian equivalents, are seeing a huge increase in popularity. Historically, they were often used for both land-based and naval applications. During WW2, they were frequently used by RAF and USAAF navigators and bomb aimers (US: Bombardiers) in preference to conventional wristwatches. These professionals found it easier to place their pocket watch on the chart or bench or in the nose of the aircraft while working or approaching the target. The main reason the pocket watch was so popular was that wristwatches at the time were very small and hard to read, with an average size of only around 36mm in diameter. In contrast, the pocket watch’s larger size, often close to 50mm, made the time much easier to see.

We offer several variants of this watch with slightly varying specifications to meet the specific requirements of various clients. This variant features a sophisticated hybrid movement combining the characteristics of an automatic watch, such as a sweep second hand, with the benefits of a highly accurate quartz movement. The watch also has two subsidiary dials: one to measure a 24-hour period and the other for the date. Additionally, the watch is equipped with a hacking feature for synchronization or to stop the watch and conserve power if it won't be used for an extended period.

The MWC hybrid pocket watches essentially combine the best of new and traditional watchmaking technology. They encompass features from both our conventional automatic and quartz watches, 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's powered by a battery and regulated by a crystal. In terms of feel and outward appearance, it looks the same as its mechanical sister models.

SPECIFICATION

  • Diameter: 47.5mm
  • Length with crown: 58mm
  • Thickness: 14mm
  • Crystal Width: 40mm
  • Crystal Type: Domed Glass
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Caseback: Stainless Steel
  • Luminosity: Luminova
  • Movement: Hybrid (Mechanical/Quartz)
  • Accuracy: ± 15 seconds per month
  • Complete with chain
  • The watch is delivered in its original box and comes with a 2-year factory guarantee.

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