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MWC Classic 1960s Pattern Automatic Dual Time Zone Divers Pattern Watch with Retro Luminous Paint and Sapphire Crystal

£315.00 GBP


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As the need to track time in two separate time zones becomes more common, many customers seek a simple solution that avoids the complexities of a dedicated GMT watch. Traditionally, dive watches feature a "count-up" bezel designed specifically for diving, but recent demand has shifted towards a 12-hour bezel. This change is largely because many divers now use dive computers, making the traditional bezel function superfluous. A 12-hour bezel allows for easy tracking of a second time zone while maintaining the classic diver watch appearance and 300m/1000ft water resistance.

Simple Dual Time Zone Tracking

The 12-hour bezel is incredibly user-friendly. Unlike dedicated GMT watches with an additional hand, you simply offset the bezel by the required number of hours. For example, if you are in Paris and want to know the time in Miami (6 hours behind), you turn the bezel until 9 o'clock (09.00) aligns with the 3-hour marker. This simple adjustment allows you to easily track time across different zones.

Features and Modern Enhancements

This watch is based on a 1960s military specification for divers but includes modern upgrades such as a sapphire crystal and an automatic self-winding movement. The robust stainless steel case supports hand-winding if needed and features a hacking function for synchronization. The watch represents exceptional value for its high specifications.

Key Specifications

  • Water Resistance: 300m / 1000ft
  • Movement: Automatic 24 Jewel NH35A
  • Crown: Screw-down locking crown
  • Caseback: Screw caseback
  • Crystal: Sapphire Crystal*
  • Case Diameter: 39mm
  • Thickness: 14.4mm
  • Lug to Lug: 47.5mm
  • Weight: 88g
  • Illumination: Luminova paint
  • Strap: 20mm black NATO webbing strap

Luminova and Historical Accuracy

The watch uses Luminova instead of Tritium, which was common in the 1960s. For historical accuracy, it features an encircled "T" on the dial, mimicking the look of aged Tritium paint. Luminova does not deteriorate with age and is non-radioactive, offering a safer and longer-lasting luminescence.

Benefits of Sapphire Crystal

Many customers ask about the benefits of sapphire crystal over standard mineral crystal. Synthetic sapphire is extremely strong, shatter-resistant, and scratch-resistant, making it highly desirable for those with active lifestyles, including military and security personnel, police officers, and outdoor enthusiasts. These groups account for over 70% of our customer base.

Our experience shows that over 90% of cracked watch crystals involve mineral glass. Even hardened mineral crystals do not match the durability of sapphire. Sapphire crystals are strengthened through heat treatment to remove internal stresses and are then coated with two layers of anti-reflective coating. Although sapphire crystals are more expensive, they offer superior longevity, resilience, and performance, justifying their use in higher-end watches.

This watch meets the modern needs of tracking multiple time zones while maintaining its historical and functional integrity. Its robust features and user-friendly design make it an exceptional choice for both professionals and enthusiasts.

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