MWC PVD NATO Pattern Stainless Steel Military Pilots Chronograph (can be engraved)
The MWC PVD NATO chronograph is a Limited Edition model which is based on the same specification used by several other manufacturers of NATO quartz chronographs but with a number of detail improvements to improve operation and visibility. Although the watch is made to a specification which is specifically designed to meet the needs of military aircrews it is also ideal for both airline and GA pilots.The actual case size is 45.5mm and the chronograph uses a Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz movement which is used by a high percentage of current superior quality quartz watches.
The Meca-quartz is a hybrid movement which combines technologies found in both quartz and mechanical movements benefiting from the advantages of each. The timekeeping mechanism is essentially quartz and has a quartz crystal regulator powered by a battery and connected to a series of gears to move the timekeeping hands.
As regards the chronograph timing functions, the center second hand starts moving as with any chronograph when to push the pusher. The difference with the Hybrid models is that you will see that it moves like a mechanical chronograph rather than ticking in one-second intervals and moves five times a second so when in use behaves more like a mechanical watch than a quartz model.
It's when you reset the watch that the big difference with a hybrid of this type becomes apparent because during reset the chronograph hands are disengaged from the quartz module and snapped back to zero. This means you don't get the sweep back to zero that is normally typical with conventional quartz chronographs so the end result is a great compromise between quartz timekeeping with the plus that it looks and feels very much like a mechanical chronograph.
Another feature of this watch is that it uses screw strap pins which offer the strength of military fixed pins but with the flexibility of spring pins so that they can be removed to enable you to fit a wide variety of strap types although it is vital to use Threadlock such as Loctite 243 to ensure they can’t come out if you do decide to remove them.
Technical Details of this Military Chronograph
- Movement: Seiko VK64 Meca-quartz
- Case Diameter: 44mm exc crown and 45.5mm inc crown
- Lug to Lug 49mm
- Thickness: 13.5mm
- Dial Colour: black
- Case Material: 316L PVD Steel
- Caseback: 316L stainless steel
- Water Resistance: 5atm (50m or 165ft)
- Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
Strap: 22mm NATO (NATO Nylon Webbing Strap)
Illumination - Super Luminova for maximum nightime performance
The engraving in the image is for illustration purposes only. If you have a specific requirement, then please let us know, otherwise the actually font, size and engraving may differ from that shown in the image used. If we are not able to fit all the text on which you have requested, then we will condense the text so as to fit on the caseback.