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CWC - A Military Issued G10 Wrist Watch - Issued in 1988

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A Superb CWC Quartz Military Issued G10 Watch Bearing Original Military Markings and an Attractive and Well Preserved Dial, 1988

The quartz "G10"  was the first quartz watch supplied to the British military, with the name coming from the form G1033 that had to be filled in, in order for you to be issued one. The G10 dial was designed for simplicity and clarity and CWC supplied over 160,000 of them to the MoD for 26 years between 1980 and 2006, many with different caseback markings denoting the specific Armed Force the watch was issued to!

The old logo was used for a couple of years and was changed to the oval logo in 1982. The early G10s like this we are offering were nicknamed 'Fatboy' as the case was thicker than the current models in order to house more significant ETA 555 movements.

What’s On Offer 

At over 35 years old, this watch is in absolutely remarkable condition. The blemish-free stark black dial is remarkably well preserved and looks superb against the contrast of the bold white Arabic numerals which are immaculate. The luminous indices have also survived well and have aged to an attractive pale yellow, as is the lume on the original sword hands. A needle central seconds hand, CWC signature, and Tritium emblem complete the dial which is encapsulated underneath shatterproof acrylic crystal and encased in stainless steel. The case back is engraved: 0552/6645-99 5415317 25404 88. The case is also in superb condition with only minor signs of general wear. An iconic reference with military significance, a fantastic addition to any collection.  

Additional information


Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexiglas

Bracelet: NATO style

Technical specifications


Movement Type: Quartz

Calibre: ETA 555

Jewels: 5

Waterproof: When new

Power reserve:

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference: G10

Date of issue: 1988

Warranty: 12 Months VWS


Width (without crown): 36mm

Lug width: 19mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 42mm

Wrist size: Adjustable