The 100m G10 models are among the highest specification G10 military watches in production anywhere in the world with a water resistance rating of 100m/330ft, screw down crown and caseback and an incredible 10 year battery life. Although this G10/98 Specification watch traces it's origins right back to our earliest G10 designs from the 1980's when this 100m model was introduced for contracts some years back it represented the most radical upgrade and specification enhancement since we updated our standard 50m G10 models in 2004. Currently MWC is the only contractor producing Nato specification infantry watches which meet a water resistance rating of 100m (330ft) as opposed to the standard 30m or 50m (99ft or 165ft) rating of other manufacturers.
Whilst the screw down crown and screw caseback greatly improve the water resistance the upgrade to the Ronda 715li movement with 10 year battery life significantly reduces the maintenance requirements of the watch. The special covert matt black non reflective PVD finish of this model is often specified in military contracts for many special forces units. In the PVD process the steel is not black all the way through because the color is created by a special chemical PVD plating process which is vastly superior to painted finishes used on some lower quality watches which can quickly fade or rub off. This PVD process means that the color of the steel is altered at a molecular level, therefore it will not deteriorate even during heavy usage although it can be compromised if the case is badly damaged by a piece of metal being gouged out or if it's worn down by really heavy abrasion against rocks or something similar.
Interstingly we have seen some of our PVD divers watches coming in for service which we made over 20 years ago and often the watch is in very poor condition with significant damage and signs of wear but the PVD case is normally still in excellent condition so it is clearly very durable. You also need to factor in that the PVD process has improved over the years so there is very little chance of ever breaking through to the steel underneath.
If you are looking for a solid black stainless steel military watch that is both discreet and has a much higher than usual water resistance rating then this top of the range model is ideal.
The G10 100m Stealth is very rugged and is designed to survive the most extreme of conditions. It is supplied with a current issue black NATO webbing strap although we can supply most other colours as additional straps in the Nato strap section such as grey, Grey/Black know as James Bond pattern, Navy or Olive. The back of the case bears various contract markings in addition to the watches serial number.