CWC won the contract to be a W10 watch supplier for the MOD in the early 1970s, when the founder, Ray Mellor, quit a rival company, Hamilton, and established CWC. Also referred to as the "G10" as this was the form reference that servicemen had to fill out in order to get a watch, which was issued as a piece of equipment. Confusingly, CWC also made a quartz version of the W10 in the late 1980s and named it the G10.
We have here a classic W10 military watch that is rapidly becoming very desirable. The tonneau-shaped, stainless steel case back is engraved 'W10-6645-99, 523-8290, 6615/76' and also with the Broad Arrow. It has fixed lugs, as with all military watches, and houses a manual wind cal. ETA 2750 with hacking seconds.
The black dial has a slight, but even patina, and the dial is signed 'CWC', the 'Circle T' (for the Tritium lume) and with the Broad Arrow. The lume on the hour indices markers and hands have also aged well.
Extra PointsThe dial and hands are showing signs of age you’d expect to see from a 50 year old military watch. The case is in very good condition, with few signs for wear, again, as you would expect.
The watch has been fully serviced by our on-site workshop and comes with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
CWC's W10s have seen a steady increase in value over recent years, with only about 10,000 having been produced in 1976, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down as more people are discovering this underrated brand
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : 1976
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty