Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

MWC Classic 1960s Pattern Divers Watch with Luminova Luminous Paint and a Hybrid Mechanical/Quartz Movement

£225.00 GBP


Product Details


This watch is based on a 1960s military specification for diver's watches but includes several modern upgrades. While the original 1960s models were rated for 200m (660ft) water resistance, this watch boasts a 300m (1000ft) rating. It features a screw-down locking crown, screw caseback, Luminova for visibility in low light, and a sophisticated hybrid movement. This movement combines the classic sweep second hand of an automatic watch with the precision of a quartz movement. Additionally, the watch includes a hacking feature for synchronization or to stop the watch and conserve power if it won't be used for an extended period.

The MWC hybrid diver's watch effectively merges the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technologies. It features a hybrid ultra-low maintenance movement, where a battery powers the movement through coils and a quartz oscillator, while the hands are mechanically actuated and controlled. Essentially, the movement is mechanical, powered by a battery and regulated by a crystal, eliminating the need for a spring.

Key Features:

  • Enhanced Water Resistance: Upgraded from the original 200m (660ft) to 300m (1000ft)
  • Movement: Mechanical quartz hybrid for precision and traditional aesthetics
  • Crown: Screw-down locking crown
  • Caseback: Screw caseback
  • Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal for durability
  • Illumination: Luminova paint for improved visibility

Historical Accuracy and Modern Improvements:

Although the watch uses Luminova instead of the Tritium used in the 1960s, it features an encircled "T" for historical accuracy. Unlike Tritium, Luminova does not deteriorate with age and is non-radioactive, providing a safer and longer-lasting luminescence.


  • Water Resistance: 300m / 1000ft
  • Movement: Mechanical quartz hybrid
  • Crown: Screw-down locking crown
  • Caseback: Screw caseback
  • Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal
  • Case Diameter: 39mm
  • Thickness: 14.4mm
  • Lug to Lug: 47.5mm
  • Weight: 74g
  • Illumination: Luminova paint
  • Strap: 20mm black NATO webbing strap

This watch combines the reliability and precision of modern technology with the timeless design and functionality of vintage military diver's watches, making it an excellent choice for both professionals and enthusiasts.

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