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CWC - Cabot Watch Company - W10 Military Watch - Issued 1979 *SOLD*

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A Well Preserved CWC - Cushion Cased Mechanical Watch, with Military Caseback Reference W10-6645-99-523-8290 4314/79. 

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By the late 70s, the previous supplier of watches to the MoD, Hamilton, was struggling due to the Quartz crisis and pulled out of supplying military watches. An enterprising employee of Hamilton (Ray Mellor), recognised there was still a demand from the MoD for these watches and he established CWC (Cabot Watch Company) to meet it, and essentially pick up where Hamilton left off. Using the same components and Swiss suppliers as Hamilton, CWC began supplying pretty much the same watch as the Hamilton W10 with CWC replacing the Hamilton signature. CWC would go on to become one of the most famous suppliers of British military watches.

What’s On Offer 

This Cabot Watch Company branded timepiece, is in great shape and boasts all of the hallmarks one would expect to see from a military-issued watch.

The rich black dial is blemish free, the bold Arabic numerals are crisp and the Tritium lume on both the hour plots and the hands has aged to a beautiful pale vanilla colour which gives the dial a wonderful warmth.

The case is also in really nice shape with only minor signs of wear - quite remarkable given this watch is well over 40 years old! 

The watch runs well and keeps great time which is no surprise really given that we acquired this watch from our watchmaker's personal collection! This would make a great first dalliance into the world of military watch collecting as these references are one of the more affordable vintage military watches that are very collectable and also very wearable! 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: NATO Strap

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Calibre: 2750 (ETA)

Jewels: 17j

Waterproof: N/A

Power reserve: 50hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent 

Model Reference: W10

Date of issue: 1979

Guarantee: 12 Months by VWS


Width: 35mm

Lug width: 18.5mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 41mm

Wrist size:  Adjustable