Very Rare CWC Royal Navy Diver British Military Issue 40mm Quartz Circa 1995


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CWC Royal Navy Diver 

CWC won the contract to supply an automatic dive watch to replace the Rolex milsub in 1980, and in 1980 and 1981 they supplied watches with a dial similar to the Omega Seamaster 300 from the 1960s and an acrylic bezel insert.   In 1983, the watch was changed to a quartz movement and was issued sporadically up until 2000, with most of the watches being issued during the 1990s.  The case was similar to the Monnin case popularised by the Heuer reference 844 from the late 1970s, although with some small variations across the years.  The automatic dive watch NSN ends 9237697, and the quartz dive watch NSN ends 7573314.

1983, 1985 and 1986 – Dial has new CWC logo, larger circled T above the hands and QUARTZ below the hands. Fitted with an ETA 555.115 1J quartz movement, although 555.112 is often seen as well.  The bezel insert on the 1983 watch is clearly luminous with greenish numerals, but changes style for the 1985 and 1986 watches to a more orange colour, and whilst some appear to be luminous, many are not.  This may be due to poor or inconsistent application of lume or a mixed batch of bezel inserts. Approximately 850 watches were issued across the three years (400, 350 and 100 respectively), with serial numbers sequential across the years.  



MODEL: CWC Royal Navy Diver


CASE: Stainless Steel

CROWN: Screw-Down crown

SIZE: 40mm

LUGS: 20mm

DIAL: Black Dial 

BEZEL: Rotating Diver

CONDITION: Pre-owned – Excellent! Circa 1995

BOXES/PAPERS: comes with leather watch roll & Brand New ZuluDiver NATO Strap


STRAP/BRACELET: – 2 – Brand New ZuluDiver NATO Strap with Steel buckle & Additional Black/Grey NATO


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