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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

£299.00 GBP

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SKU Code: G10SL200PVD

This self-luminous G10 model is a modern remake of a popular design from our past. It features a heavy-duty stainless steel case with 200m (660ft) water resistance, a screw-down crown, a screw caseback, a sapphire crystal, and a 10-year battery life.

This model combines the best of new and traditional technology. It retains all the popular features from the conventional G10 Luminova models while incorporating cutting-edge self-luminous GTLS tritium vials. The specification of this watch adheres to American Military Specification Number: US MIL-W-46374F.

The self-luminous system makes the watch easy to read at night, and the MKV has a distinctive face layout. The hour and minute hands each contain a brightly glowing vial of tritium gas, with two lights at 12, a unique feature to MWC. Although the vials contain radioactive gas, their combined amount is less than the personal limit of 25 millicuries as per U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations (10 CFR 30.15).

Military watches of this type are among the easiest in the world to read in low light or total darkness. The self-activated light source is up to 100 times brighter than traditional luminous paint. The light-emitting tubes require no battery power or any form of charging and never need servicing or maintenance. The life expectancy of the light sources is at least 10 years, after which they can gradually fade. 

The special covert matte black non-reflective PVD finish is often specified in military contracts for special forces units, anti-terrorist units, and various covert operations. The PVD process alters the color of the steel at a molecular level, making it vastly superior to painted finishes that can fade or rub off. This ensures the color does not deteriorate even during heavy usage, although it can be damaged by severe abrasion or gouging. Many customers still have watches from the 1990s with the PVD finish in excellent condition.

The standard MWC G10 is one of our most tried and tested models, with earlier variants in service for over 40 years. This model shares a similar casing to the Luminova models, ensuring durability comparable to our non-tritium versions.

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

Specifications:

  • Case Diameter: 40mm (excluding crown), 42mm (including 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

Many customers ask about the benefits of sapphire crystal over standard mineral crystal. Synthetic sapphire is the best material for watch crystals due to its strength and resistance to shattering and scratching. These characteristics make it highly desirable for military and security personnel, police officers, and outdoor enthusiasts, who make up over 70% of our customers. Watches with mineral glass crystals are more prone to damage, even when using hardened mineral crystals. The strength of sapphire crystals comes from a heat treatment process that removes internal stresses, followed by the application of two layers of anti-reflective coating. This durability is why sapphire crystal is also used in the latest iPhones. Although sapphire crystal comes at a higher price, it is normally only fitted to higher-end watches.

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