Welcome to MWC - Where Time Meets Adventure!
In the Beginning, There Was Wolfgang
It all began in the mid-60s when our founder Wolfgang Obrigheimer dabbled in creating a limited number of military inspired watches, giving them the name: Military Watch Company. But it wasn't until 1974 that he decided to dive into the watchmaking world with both feet, thanks to a fateful conversation with another iconic watchmaker, Albert Wajs of Ollech and Wajs. They both called Zürich home and decided to team up. The rest, as they say, is history.
From Hand-Wound Marvels to Quartz Wonders
Wolfgang and his team were on a horological journey that led to some remarkable creations. Starting with hand-wound mechanical watches, they soon progressed to quartz models in the late 70's. Fast forward to today, and you'll find some of our timeless classics like the MKIII, W10, and G10 battery hatch models still paying homage to those early designs with sleek, modern improvements.
A Master's Legacy
Unlike the digital age we live in, Wolfgang was old school – he sketched his ideas by hand. We've kept some of his original drawings from the '70s and '80s, treasuring the heritage he left behind. And as a man of many talents, he found joy in restoring grandfather and mantlepiece clocks, a passion that now lives on through his son. Wolfgang's spark of creativity never left him and he stayed involved with MWC until his final days, lending his expert eye to design concepts. In 2020, the world lost a horological master, Wolfgang Obrigheimer, at the age of 91.
A Timeless Tradition Continues
Today, our roots are firmly planted in Zürich, Switzerland, where it all began. Over the years, we've expanded our reach with service and distribution centres and dealers worldwide including our latest Australian dealer servicing Australia and New Zealand. Our manufacturing facilities in Switzerland and Germany are still buzzing with activity and assembling our timepieces with precision.
Where in the World is MWC? Everywhere!
We're not your ordinary watch company. MWC watches can be found all over the globe thanks to our network of distributors and retail outlets around the world. You can spot us in the EU, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. We've been the go-to choice for military forces, police units, anti-terrorist squads, airlines, mining companies, shipping and salvage teams, and various government agencies. If your job demands reliability, we've got your back!
Bespoke Timepieces and Quality Contracts
We don't just make our own models; we've become masters of crafting custom timepieces under private label agreements. If you've got a vision, we've got the skills to make it a reality. And when quality, reliability, and durability are non-negotiable, we're your dream collaborator. The British MoD trusts us with their G10/100UKG model, complete with a NATO stock number (NSN) of 6645-99-472-3228.
Join the MWC Adventure!
Whether you're a wholesaler, a buyer for a retail chain, a military gear retailer, or a government representative, we're excited to explore the endless possibilities with you. Contact us, and let's make timekeeping history together.
At MWC, we're not just telling time; we're making time memorable, reliable, and adventurous. Join our journey today!