SKU Code: G10/PVD/100M
The MWC 100m G10 models are among the worlds highest specification general service watches with a water resistance rating of 100m/330ft, screw-down crown and caseback, fixed strap bars and incredible 10-year battery life.
Although this G10/98 Specification watch traces it's origins right back to our earliest G10 designs from the 1980s when this 100m model was introduced for contracts in 2009 it represented the most radical upgrade and specification enhancement since we updated the standard 50m G10 models 5 years earlier in 2004.
Whilst the screw-down crown and screw caseback greatly improve the water-resistance the Ronda 715li movement with 10-year battery life significantly reduces the maintenance requirements of the watch. The special covert matt black non-reflective PVD finish of this model is often specified in military contracts for many special forces units. 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 painted finishes used on some lower quality watches which can quickly 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 compromised if the case is badly damaged by a piece of metal being gouged out or if it's worn down by really heavy abrasion against rocks or something similar.
Interestingly we have seen some of our PVD divers watches coming in for service which we made over 20 years ago and often the watch is in very poor condition with significant damage and signs of wear and tear but the PVD case is usually still in excellent condition confirming that the PVD finish is very durable in the long term. You also need to factor in that the PVD process has improved over the years so there is even less chance of current production watches deteriorating as they become older.
If you are looking for a solid black stainless steel military watch that is both discreet and has a high water resistance rating then this model is probably ideal.
The G10 100m Stealth is very rugged and is designed to survive the most extreme of conditions. It is supplied with a current issue black NATO webbing strap although we can supply most other colours as additional straps in the Nato strap section such as grey, grey/black known as "James Bond pattern", navy or olive. The back of the case bears various contract markings in addition to the watches serial number.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
- Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
- Lug to Lug: 46mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Weight: 66g
- Dial Color: Black
- Luminosity: Super Luminova
- Case Material: 316L Black PVD Stainless Steel
- Caseback: Screw-down, 316L Stainless Steel
- Crown: Screw Down 316L Black PVD Stainless Steel
- Water Resistance: 100m / 330ft
- Battery: CR2016 Lithium - Estimated life 10 years
- Crystal: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Movement: Ronda 715li with date window
- Strap: NATO issue strap 20mm
- Fixed strap bars