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A-11 WWII Pattern
A Classic Recreation of a 1940’s USAAF Watch
Hybrid Quartz with Sweep Seconds Hand in a Brushed Stainless Steel Finish
100m Water Resistant
Supplied with mm Military Canvas Webbing Strap
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MWC SKU Code: A-11/100QZ
This recreation is based closely on the original World
War Two design from 1943 but has the advantage that it is now equipped with a high-performance
hybrid movement, glass crystal, screw case back and 100m water resistance.
The MWC hybrid watches essentially combine the best of
new and traditional watchmaking technology. They encompass features from both our
conventional automatic and quartz models resulting in a hybrid ultra-low
maintenance movement. The hybrid movement has 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 is powered by
a battery and regulated by a crystal the only thing it does not have is a
spring. This watch offers the ideal choice for buyers who would prefer the
sweep second-hand as seen in automatic watches with the hassle-free maintenance
benefits of a quartz watch.
The original watches made back in WWII were made in a
variety of slightly different styles by Elgin, Bulova and Waltham but were all
based on an original US government specification laid down at the time. This
watch is closest in appearance to the Elgin 539 which used a 15 or 16 jewel
movement and were made for the USAAF between 1940 and 1945. The original watch
was made from plated base metal (to save steel) but this modern recreation is
solid stainless steel so it should stand the test of time better than the
The history of this MWC recreation and how it came into being goes back over 10
years to January 09 when they were approached by a US veterans association
who asked them to examine the viability of making a watch which was identical
in appearance to the original watches which were made by Hamilton, Bulova and
Benrus during the Vietnam war. They were sent samples of watches to examine and
also the original specification sheets and the result was a watch which was
very close to the original and used a high grade fully jewelled hand wound
movement, this watch was the GG-W-113 which they still make. As a result of
making that watch we were contacted again with a view to recreating this even
earlier model because these are now almost impossible to find in good sound
condition. The reason that finding one is good order is difficult is primarily
because most were made from 1943 onwards when resources were limited, and hence
cheap metal was used.
This model was developed in 19 to retain the
appearance of the original watches but with multiple upgrades such as screw
down crown, 100m water resistance and screw case back as well as the hybrid
Width inc. Crown: 40mm
Width exc. Crown: 38mm
Lug to Lug 45mm
Lug Size: mm
Screw Case Back & Crown
100m Water Resistance
Crystal: Hardened Mineral Glass
Strap: Supplied with mm Olive Military Canvas Webbing Strap
Movement: Hybrid Quartz with hack system and sweep seconds hand
Contract Serial number and various markings engraved on case back
Supplied in MWC tin with 24 month manufacturers warranty registration card
Please visit the MWC web site for warranty cover and principle exclusions like the glass face, strap, batteries etc
Price Includes tracked UK shipping with Parcel Force/Royal Mail and International Shipping with Royal Mail International Signed For Service.
Occasionally duty may need to be paid at your destination, International buyers need to check their countries custom and tax duties. It is buyer’s responsibility for any custom tax incurred.
Please Note: We do not mail to B.F.P.O & P.O Box numbers as a signature is required for proof of receipt. If this is a problem may we suggest that you use a work or relatives address.
Order processing time can take 1 working day due to clearance of payment, preparing & packing and posting before 17.00hrs so orders placed after 12.00hrs may not be shipped until the next day.
The Merchant Adventurers
are an Authorised UK MWC watch dealer and have full authority to sell the item(s) in this listing.
MWC items offered for sale in this listing are 100% genuine and supplied with a 24 month manufacturers warranty.
Be aware that there are some sellers advertising MWC items marked ‘As new but without tags’ or ‘With slight marks’ etc. and saying they come with a manufacturers warranty- This is not possible
Many manufacturers of military watches suffer problems with illegal fakes. If you are in doubt about any MWC offered for sale, please contact us.
MWC’s Head office is in Zurich Switzerland.
MWC are a leading supplier, not just to the military but also to police forces, anti terrorist units, airlines, mining companies and a diverse variety of government agencies and departments. They are one of the largest specialist manufacturers of high performance military watches and produce a wide range of models either to customers specific design requirements or by tendering for contracts where quality, reliability and durability are of primary importance.
To be assured of excellent customer before & after sales service with a fully backed warranty always purchase from an MWC Factory Authorised Reseller