When you push the stop button at 5 o'clock you get the same crisp, feel as the Chrono stops. Press it again and the hand snaps straight back to 12. These models are ideal if you own several watches because they don't have to be wound before you wear them, all they need is a battery swap every few years and a check of the water-resistance. One final quirk is that there is no tick which many people find baffling and even here at MWC we would be unable to determine if this was a quartz or mechanical watch if we didn't know the movement that was inside but everyone here agreed we would assume that it was mechanical based on its behaviour so this really is the best of the two technologies and a unique timepiece. Technical Details of this Military Chronograph.Case Diameter: 44 mm exc crown and 45.5 mm inc crown. Lug to Lug 49 mm. Water Resistance: 10atm (100 m or 330ft). Glass: Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective Coating. Strap: 22 mm NATO (Supplied with 1 x Black and 1 x Grey NATO Nylon Webbing Straps). Illumination - Super Luminova for maximum nighttime performance. A lot of people ask us what are the benefits of sapphire crystal over a standard mineral crystal? The answer is that synthetic sapphire is by far the best material for watch crystals because it is very strong and also shatter and scratch-resistant, these characteristics make it very appealing to military and security personnel, police officers and people who lead active outdoor lifestyles, these groups account for over 70% of our customers. To get things into perspective we find that when clients have accidents with watches resulting in a cracked crystal over 90% are usually watches with mineral glass crystals, even factoring in that we use hardened mineral crystals they still do not come close to sapphire for durability under adverse conditions. The reason that sapphire crystals are so strong is that after the sapphire glass is manufactured it is also heat-treated to remove its internal stresses-which can cause weakness-it is then made into the watch crystals and two layers of anti-reflective coating are applied, interestingly sapphire crystal is now used on the latest iPhone.
Of course, sapphire crystal comes at a price, hence you find that it's normally only fitted to higher-end watches. In our experience the United States, UK and Australia also tend to be very straightforward and trouble free. European Union 1 or 2 days. USA 1 or 2 days.
Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China 5-10 days. Most other countries not listed above take 7 to 14 days on average.