MWC British Army Specialist Group Information Services (SGIS) Titanium General Service Watch, 300m Water Resistant, 10 Year Battery Life, Luminova, Sapphire Crystal
SKU Code: SGIS/RS
This watch was made for the British Army Specialist Group Information Services (SGIS), the order placed earlier this year was recently shipped to members of the unit. The watch is likely to be very collectable in the future and is quite rare as it was made exclusively for SGIS. The Specialist Group Information Services (SGIS) was formerly known as the 254 (Specialist Group Information Services) Signal Squadron. Currently the headquarters and other elements of its parent unit 15th Signal Regiment (Information Support) are located in Blandford Camp. SGIS will become part of 71 (Yeomanry) Signal Regiment later in 2019.
The watch has a titanium case with 300m (1000ft) Water Resistance, screw down crown, screw caseback, scratch and shatter resistant sapphire crystal and Luminova for maximum nighttime performance.
The MWC 300m titanium G10 with a Swiss Ronda 715li movement is one of our highest specification general service watches, it’s by far the highest specification watch of its type manufactured anywhere worldwide. Essentially this model combines the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technology. It retains all the popular features from the conventional 300m steel models but the titanium case, ultra low maintenance movement, Luminova, and the shatter and the scratch resistant sapphire crystal make this the ideal timepiece for all military, law enforcement and security applications.
We designed the first version of these watches for another government contract when it was pointed out they would not be used continuously and needed to be able to be held in storage and then issued when required without the stores worrying that the batteries might be dead we immediately recommended the Ronda 715li because the 10 year battery life of this movement completely avoids this issue. It has seemed over the last last year that the Swiss Ronda 715li is becoming the gold standard for current general service military watches.
The standard MWC G10 is one of the most tried and tested military watches and in its earlier variants has been in service for over 30 years, this model shares a similar design to the steel models but the titanium case puts it into a very separate class of watches. The G10 Combat Elite range are supplied with a NATO webbing strap. The reverse of the case carries various contract markings.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
- Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
- Lug to Lug: 46mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Weight: 52g
- Dial Colour: Black
- Case Material: Titanium
- Caseback: Screw down
- Crown: Screw Down
- Water Resistance: 300m / 1000ft
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with non reflective coating
- Movement: Swiss Ronda 715li
- Battery Life: 10 Years
- Strap: 2 x 20mm NATO Straps