Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

MWC W10 1970s Pattern (Unbranded Dial) 24 Jewel Automatic Military Watch with 100m Water Resistance

£269.00 GBP


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SKU Code: W10/S/D/AU

MWC has been producing W10 models for decades, but this version represents a significant update of the original 1960s/70s design. While retaining the classic outward appearance, it features modern enhancements such as an improved water resistance rating of 100m (330ft), far superior to the 50m (165ft) rating of other manufacturers still using acrylic crystals. Additionally, this model includes a screw-down crown to prevent loss or damage if snagged.

These Automatic W10s boast a heavy stainless steel satin finish case made from Military Grade 316L stainless steel, ensuring robustness and durability for the most extreme conditions. The watch also features a sweep second hand, black dial, and luminous markings.

Equipped with a 24-jewel high-performance self-winding movement, the watch offers a 41-hour power reserve and the option to be hand-wound for those who do not wear it daily. Another advantage over older models is the screw caseback, which simplifies maintenance. Previous versions (as well as current CWC models) required crystal removal for servicing, making the process challenging for many watchmakers.

The history of these W10 models is quite fascinating. The hand-wound version of this automatic W10 was the predecessor to the quartz G10/98 models used by today's armed forces. In 1980, the British MOD planned to retain this case pattern with a quartz movement, but the quartz movements at that time were too thick to fit into the case. This led to the development of the G10 watches, which are still in military use today. The last two images show the government specification sheet from February 1980, requesting tenders for the W10 pattern case.


  • Case Diameter: 36mm (excluding crown), 38mm (including crown)
  • Lug to Lug: 42mm
  • Thickness: 13mm
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Case Material: 316L stainless steel
  • Caseback: Screw-down, 316L stainless steel
  • Crown: Screw-down
  • Water Resistance: 10atm (100m/330ft)
  • Movement: NH35A 24 Jewel Automatic
  • Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
  • Serial Number: Engraved on caseback
  • Strap: 18mm NATO
  • Packaging: Gift box and Guarantee Card

This updated Automatic W10 combines historical design with modern advancements, making it a reliable and stylish choice for both everyday wear and extreme conditions. 

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