CWC W10 Military Watch ETA 2750 – Repair and Service

Here is another British military watch on the blog, this time it is a CWC W10. I recently wrote about the “modern” CWC GS Automatic in this link .

The watch I am featuring today was the original issued watch which inspired the above. It was issued to the British troops from 1976 onwards. This particular watch was issued in 1980, which happens to be the last year of production for this model.

The watch is powered by the manual wind ETA 2750 movement, and has the optional hacking feature. This was required under the specification of the Ministry Of Defence. It is easy to understand the benefit of a hacking function: allowing the troops to synchronise their watches is fundamental for carrying out coordinated actions in the field.

CWC W10 Before After

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CWC GS Automatic Military Watch ETA 2824-2 Service

CWC (Cabot Watch Company) is a British company established in 1972 and was contracted to supply watches to the Ministry of Defence.

This watch was produced in the 1990’s. It is the GS model (General Service). It is a modern version of the mechanical hand-wound model issued to the British troops in the 1970’s up to the 1980’s when the quartz movement arrived (G10).

This model is still available today from CWC. The current model (at the time of writing) has a similar design, and is also powered by the Swiss made ETA 2824-2 movement. However it uses Luminova instead of Tritium as the luminescent compound for the dial and hands. This is identified by the letter L or T on the dial under the CWC logo.

This watch arrived in need of a bit of TLC, and looked like it had a pretty hard life. That is what military watches are designed for!

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