Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

MWC Black PVD Stainless Steel PVD GG-W-113 Vietnam War Pattern Watch (24 Jewel Automatic)

$364.00

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SKU CODE: GGW113PVDLTD

This limited edition watch is a faithful recreation of the original 1960s Vietnam designs, featuring a unique non-reflective PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) plating for covert operations. Originally produced by Benrus, Bulova, and Waltham, these watches were based on a US government specification from that era. While many original models used a 15 or 16 jewel movement, this updated version boasts a 24-jewel movement for improved accuracy.

Historical Inspiration

In January 2009, MWC was approached by a US veterans association to recreate a watch similar to those used during the Vietnam War. After examining samples and original specifications, the result was a watch very close to the original, using a high-grade fully jeweled mechanical movement. Following the success of this project, MWC was contacted again to create a limited edition model in black PVD steel. Original watches in mint condition are now rare and valuable, making this recreation a cost-effective way to own a piece of history, enhanced with a non-reflective PVD finish.

Superior PVD Plating

The black PVD finish makes the watch non-reflective, a feature often specified in modern military contracts for special forces and anti-terrorist units. Unlike painted finishes, PVD plating alters the color of the steel at a molecular level, ensuring durability even during heavy use. This process prevents fading or rubbing off, although severe damage can affect the plating.

Specifications

  • Width Including Crown: 38mm
  • Width Excluding Crown: 36mm
  • Thickness: 12.9mm
  • Lug Size: 18mm
  • Lug to Lug: 43mm
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Case Material: 316L Black PVD stainless steel
  • Caseback: Screw-down 316L stainless steel
  • Crown: 316L stainless steel
  • Strap: 18mm US Pattern military webbing strap
  • Water Resistance: 5 atm (50m)
  • Movement: 24 Jewel NH35A Automatic
  • Glass: Plexiglass / Acrylic
  • Luminous Material: Luminova
  • Serial Number: Engraved on caseback

This watch combines historical design with modern enhancements, making it a perfect choice for collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate both vintage aesthetics and contemporary performance.

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