This feature was specified for a contract because its potentially important when personnel are working for extended periods without being in natural daylight during the day. The main difference between these hybrid watches and a mechanical chronograph is that the mechanical models are powered by a mainspring which is regulated by a balance wheel and controlled by a set of precision levers, hammers, and gears.
With this hybrid chronograph, it is powered by a battery, regulated by a quartz crystal, and also controlled by a set of precision levers, hammers and gears so in essence, it shares some features with both a mechanical and a quartz movement, combining the feel of a mechanical watch with the advantage of quartz accuracy. When we refer to the watch as a hybrid this is because it has a battery powering the movement through coils and a quartz oscillator, but the chronograph is mechanically actuated and controlled.
Push the start/stop button and the second-hand steps into action-and resets-just the same as a mechanical movement would. When you push the top button, you get a crisp response just like a mechanical chronograph and the timing hand starts ticking in 1/5 sec increments, at first glance our watchmaker thought the watch had a Valjoux 7750 inside. 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 do not 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 were 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. The crown, 45.5mm Inc Crown.
Case Material: 316L PVD Stainless Steel. Case back: 316L Stainless Steel. Water Resistance: 10atm (100m or 330ft). Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Coating.
Straps: 2 x 22mm NATO Nylon Webbing straps. Illumination - Super Luminova for maximum night-time performance.Battery Type: Silver Oxide SR936SW. O Box numbers as a signature is required for proof of receipt. If this is a problem may we suggest that you use a work or relatives address. Are an Authorised UK MWC watch dealer and have full authority to sell the item(s) in this listing. Watch glass, strap, batteries etc. That there are some sellers advertising MWC items marked'As new but without tags' or'With slight marks' etc.
Many manufacturers of military watches suffer problems with illegal fakes. MWC's Head office is in Zurich Switzerland. MWC are a leading supplier, not just to the military but also to police forces, anti terrorist units, airlines, mining companies and a diverse variety of government agencies and departments.
They are one of the largest specialist manufacturers of high performance military watches and produce a wide range of models either to customers specific design requirements or by tendering for contracts where quality, reliability and durability are of primary importance. Water resistant does not mean Water Proof - There are industry standards for 30m, 50m 100m etc. Only watches marked "Divers" on the dial should be used for diving, as they fully comply with the international standards for divers watches. To view all items for sale in our shop go to. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
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