Today under the loupe is this CWC 1983 Royal Navy quartz divers watch, an iconic British military watch. A new incarnation of this watch was released by CWC in recent years, but the watch I am featuring today is the original, as issued in 1983 to a member of the Royal Navy.
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Something a little different today on the blog as I predominantly featured mechanical watches in the past. This article is about the service of a British Military Watch, the CWC G10. This watch was issued to a member of the British military in 1980. It is powered by the Quartz movement ESA 536.121. This particular model is the first incarnation of the many G10 versions, and is nicknamed “fatboy” due to its thicker case profile in comparison to subsequent models.
As you can tell from the photo below the watch does certainly look like it has hard a hard life!
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Rob brought me his Tag Heuer Formula 1 CAC1111 for repair. It came as a non runner. It is powered by an ETA G10-711 Quartz movement.
A new battery would not get the watch running again.
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Rado Jubile Battery Replacement, and why battery replacements matter… Or rather how they are executed matters. This is especially relevant on a valuable watch, whether it be from a cost or sentimental point of view, to allow the owner years of reliable service.
This Rado Jubile quartz watch required a battery replacement. This is a simple procedure, but this example is the perfect illustration of the consequences of it not being executed correctly.
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Today I decided to feature this Seiko Kinetic 5M62-0BL0. It is in need of a capacitor replacement. I will go through the various steps in a bit of detail, as some of my readers may be interested in attempting this themselves. Hopefully this narrative will be of help.
The procedure is achievable for a keen DIY-er. How far one takes it will depend on the level of skills and equipment. A simple capacitor replacement can be done with the movement in situ. However I personally choose to remove the movement to give the case a thorough clean without any risk to the movement. I also pressure test the watch after re-sealing it to ensure that the water resistance has not been compromised.
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