Military maneuvers rely on precise synchronised timing, the use of a military wristwatch allowes soldiers to engage in split second coordinated attacks.
The British army's current issue military watches is the quartz G10 from CWC (Cabot Watch Company) CWC hold the current M.O.D contract and are registered ISO9001-2002 a requirement for military watches to the British Forces. CWC have been supplying watches to the British military for over 30 years. They also supplie the Royal Airforce, Royal Navy and Special Forces units. However the MOD has also issued until recently the Pulser G10, with some models still in active use in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pulser G10 - whilst an alternative to the CWC G10 did allegedly have some quality issues.
A very similar G10 military wristwatch to both the CWC and Pulser is the MWC G10 BH made by the (Military watch company). The BH stands for battery hatch. The BH allows you to change the battery without the need to remove the watch caseing, making changing of the battery a simple and quik job.
The MWC G10 BH military watches other good feature is its ability to withstand scratches and maintaining a very clear veiw, this is achived with the use of a glass crystal as opposed to a perspex one.
The U.S. Army's current issue military watch is the Trasser type 3 P5900 and the Trasser type 6 P6500.
Both of these U.S. Army military watches comply to specifications defined in MIL-W-46374F. They are both equipped with trigalight light source and come unbranded, apart from the H3 logo.
Two other Trasser military watches which are extensions of the Type 3 and Type 6 are the Trasser P6508 code blue and the Trasser P5904 Trooper which was also issued to some British army SAS units.
The Trooper P5904 uses the Ronder 505 quartz movment and comes in covert PVD black.
Traser Military watches use tiny glass vessels filled with minute amounts of Tritium gas.This technology allows this small light source to be installed on the hands and dial, and is independent of battery power or any other source of energy. Never needs recharging or servicing yet is 100 times brighter then any other compareable systems and has a lifespan of more than 20 years.
Military watches carry various military markings on the back casing, numbers and dates with British Military watches having the broad arrow mark on the caceing and watch face.
Military watches have become very collectable time pieases with the earlist Royal Engineer Militery watch dating back to 1870 and used for telegraher's and signallers..Modern day Military watches are just as collectable both with collecters and civilians, It's not uncommon for both serving and retired military personnel to own more than one military watch from different manufacturers such as the Sekio G-Shock, Nite military watches, Trasser Type 3, type 6, the Trooper P5904 and the MWC range including the MWC G10SL. The Sekio G-Shock are not actually military watches but they are a watch of choice by many serving military personel and are extremely robust and fit for purpose.
Military watches make ideal everyday time peases and are great for any outdoor pursuits, including, Hunting, Paintball and Fishing.
A military watch will give you durability, fantastic looks and the feel that only a military watch can give you.