1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
Ref: W10-6645-99 523-8290

1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
1976 CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 Hacking
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The Watch

CWC (Cabot Watch Company) was founded by Mr. Ray Mellor in 1972. He was formerly Contracts director of Hamilton Watch. He quickly secured contracts to supply the British MOD and has supplied them with many thousands of watches. In 1996 on Ray’s retirement he sold the company to Silvermans Ltd who sold CWC watches to the public, since that time and due to the increased costs of producing watches in Switzerland, the British MOD requirements of buying cheap has meant they have ceased using Silvermans. Inspired by the quartz version made for the Royal Marines SBS, formed at the height of WW2 The Special Boat Service is the maritime elite counter-terrorism unit of the Royal Navy.

Our 1976 CWC W10 Military Watch has a 35.5mm tonneau Monocoque (monocoque in French means hull or single shell) stainless steel case. Roughly 10,000 units were issued to the British Army. The curve of the case ends with stubby fixed lugs. A domed crystal sits above a matte black dial. The outer minute track has lumed batons and pips at the hours with lumed Arabic numerals marking the hours. Long sword hands coated in lume are complemented by a tapered second hand. Text is minimal with “CWC” and a “T” in a circle indicating the lume is Tritium. The Broad Arrow {pheon} has been used to mark property of the government or Crown since the 17th century, sitting at the 6 o’clock position signifying its Military DNA.

On the reverse a case back with the reference codes: W10 British Army. The 13 digit number is the NATO Stock Number (NSN). 66 refers to Instruments and Laboratory equipment and the 45 refines that to Time Measuring Instrument. The next 9 digit number makes up the NATO Item Identification Number (NIIN). 523-8290 refers specifically to the CWC manually wound-powered general service issue watch. The final two digits refer to the date of issue, this one was issued in 1976. The watch comes fitted to an 18mm leather NATO strap.

Points of Mention


This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original CWC box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a well-suited brown leather NATO strap. The watch is from Circa. 1976 and is sold in worn, vintage condition, but overall very fair for its age as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty.

Personal Note


The CWC W10 is probably my most favourite of the W10s and I'm always toying with the idea of adding one to the personal collection, this probably should have been the one but it was snatched up before I could keep it! I'd definitely recommend keeping an eye out for these and if you find a fair one, pick it up!

Specification

Reference : W10-6645-99 523-8290
Movement : Manually Wound ETA Cal. 2750
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa 1976
Case Size : 35.5mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs :
 18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty