MWC Metal Vietnam Pattern Watch

MWC Metal Vietnam Pattern Watch

Product Ref: 02414.   Military Issue - New
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Further Information
Further Information
  • Thickness: 8mm
  • Width including crown: 38mm
  • Width excluding crown: 36mm
  • Crystal diameter: 29mm
  • Weight approx 35g
  • Water resistant to 30m (99ft)
  • Includes 18mm NATO strap
  • 12 and 24 hour dial
This watch is virtually identical to the watches used by American troops in Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s. This version retains the same feel as the original with greatly improved durability and all the benefits of a metal case.
In 2009 MWC were approached by a US veterans association who asked them to examine the viability of making a watch which was indistinguishable in appearance from the original watches which were made by Hamilton, Bulova and Benrus during the Vietnam war. The result is a watch which is very close to the original - in appearance, the two are virtually indistinguishable. The originals of these watches are now almost impossible to find in good sound condition but this watch is a very convincing recreation.
This watch is made by MWC who are one of the leading suppliers of official watches to the military, police forces and government departments worldwide. There are many over-priced imitations on the market, but we guarantee that this watch is a genuine MWC model.
This model is an updated and improved version of the previous Vietnam style watch we stocked. Now available with a black or green strap.
Reviews (any views expressed are solely those of the reviewer)
Reviews
Not as durable as I thought...
I bought this watch in January of this year and last week it fell apart. On the whole I was impressed with it, looks great and it tells the time without any fancy bells and whistles. What more could one want for a thirty five pound watch? Well I'd like it to last at least a year. Last week the second hand just fell off, jammed and bent the other hands so now the watch is useless. Could just have been a duff example though.
Pros: Economical price. , Good quality strap. , Looks good. , Waterproof. , Good size & weight.
Cons: Lasted just under 9 months. , Second hand fell off. , Not at all durable.
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: No
Follow-up by Meanandgreen: Sorry to hear that Rhys. If you'd like to return the watch to us, we'll replace or refund.
Reviewed by Rhys. in Portsmouth.

Very impressive indeed!
Was very impressed by the quality even before I got it out of the box; The watch itself came in an excellent metal foam-lined presentation case! The watch itself is of a very high quality; it has a very solid construction, is comfortable to wear and has a very clear and easy to read display. Overall I am extremelly impressed by this watch, I am yet to find a fault!
Pros: Presentation box/case is great, Strap seems very robust, Good in low light, Clear face/easy to read, Comfortable
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Steve in High Wycombe, England