MWC is based in Zürich, Switzerland and was founded slightly later than CWC in 1974 (although they manufactured a limited number of watches in the mid 60's) by Wolfgang Obrigheimer who unfortunately died this year at the age of 91.
MWC remains a leading supplier not just to the military but also to police forces, anti terrorist units, GA Pilots, airlines, shipping, salvage and mining companies along with various other government departments.
MWC are one of the leading manufacturers of genuine military watches and produce a wide range of models either to customers specific requirements or by tendering for contracts.
The range of watches is absolutely huge I don't think any other manufacturer produces so many different variations the company also produce a very wide range of NATO straps.
They also supply private individuals seeking a high quality watch for personal use as well as wholesalers, department stores, retailers of military products and government departments.
In all probability of all of the manufacturers of specialist military watches MWC is most likely the largest.
MWC produce an absolutely vast range of G10 general service models starting with budget models such as the G10LM, they also continue to produce watches with the traditional battery hatch, moving up the range they have an extensive number of watches with water resistance ranging from 100 m to 300 m in stainless steel, at the top of the range they produce some models in titanium with Luminova or tritium GTLS tubes, I think it is generally accepted that these 300 meter titanium models are the highest specification general service watches in the world.
Having owned several MWC G10 watches myself I find that they are durable and prove very reliable in long-term us. As far as the movements are concerned they produce some automatic G10 watches but the majority of the 100 meter models or above use a Swiss quartz Ronda 715li movement, the primary advantage with this movement is the amazing battery life which is 10 years and therefore significantly reduces maintenance requirements. MWC also produce some older models such as the W10 and MKIII which go right back to when the company was founded in the 1970s. The main thing I tend to find with MWC compared to the competitors is that they are significantly cheaper on price whilst not compromising on quality.
The range of G10 models can be seen here https://www.mwcwatches.com/search?q=G10+Watch
Just as with the G10 models the range of divers watches is also absolutely huge, watches range from standard 300 meter divers watches going up to 500 meter models and then onto 1000 meter models I don't know of any other manufacturer who specialises in military watches that makes watches with such high water resistance ratings. As far as case finishes the watches range from standard stainless steel up to black PVD. There is an extensive variety of movements ranging from the Swiss Ronda 715li to automatics, MWC also use a range of hybrid movements which whilst appearing outwardly to be mechanical with sweep secondhand have the accuracy of a quartz watch.
I find MWC hybrid watches very interesting because they essentially combine the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technology. The watches encompass features from both conventional automatic and quartz models resulting in a hybrid ultra-low maintenance movement. Hybrid movements have a battery powering the movement through coils and a quartz oscillator, but the hands are mechanically actuated and controlled. Essentially the movement is mechanical except it's powered by a battery and regulated by a crystal the only thing it doesn't have is a spring. Hybrids are ideal for buyers who would prefer the sweep secondhand as seen in automatic watches with the hassle-free maintenance benefits of a quartz watch.
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