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    G10 gurus

    Please can you tell me something about the differences between these two watches
    Caseback engraving is different and appearance of lume is also different but afai can tell from caseback markings same production year etc.
    Any info gratefully recieved. Many thanks. Dave

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    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    W10 is British Army issue prefix. 0552 is Royal Navy I think

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    I think one on the left is from 2006 and the one on the right is from 1989.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie View Post
    I think one on the left is from 2006 and the one on the right is from 1989.
    Cheers, I was getting mixed up and thought the 99 on each signified the year of production. That would explain alot.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Nice strap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Nice strap
    You can have it if you want it. Just about to put it on a nato.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    G10 gurus

    99 = UK (national identification in NATO stock numbering system).

    Is the 89 fatter than the 06?

    These progressed from fat, mid-fat to thin, but I canít remember the years.

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    Last edited by BillyCasper; 18th December 2018 at 15:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Just about to put it on a nato.
    As you do it, listen to strap crying, knowing that it will never be fitted to another watch, ever again. If it can't make it on a G10, it can't make it anywhere.

    When I bought that watch, it was still covered in proper authentic military filth. I do apologise for scraping it off.

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    Proper job dave

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
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    Very nice! I like the braided strap. Is it a 19mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie View Post
    Very nice! I like the braided strap. Is it a 19mm?
    Its a 20
    I think it's one of Eddie's

    Havnt seen these in a 19
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    This may be of interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Cheers, I was getting mixed up and thought the 99 on each signified the year of production. That would explain alot.
    99 is the NATO code number for the UK.

    Last edited by bwest76; 18th December 2018 at 21:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    99 is the NATO code number for the UK.

    Is Burnsey's dialling code on there?

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    Do Eddies open ended leather straps fit through the bars OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post

    Is the 89 fatter than the 06?

    These progressed from fat, mid-fat to thin, but I canít remember the years.
    I think itís;

    80-82 for the fat case
    83 for the mid
    84 onwards for the slim case

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post

    Is the 89 fatter than the 06?
    Both of these are the same thickness. I've never had a fatty.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goregasm View Post
    I think itís;

    80-82 for the fat case
    83 for the mid
    84 onwards for the slim case
    I've just written a post on my blog about the fat case G10's (see here). What you describe as mid is only about 1mm thinner than full fat. I have one full fat, issued in 1982 and a pair of the slightly thinner examples, one from '83 and one from '84. My understanding is that the mid-case continued until 1987 when the current slim case was introduced.



    Slim, bottom; full fat middle, semi-skimmed top.

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinCRC View Post
    I've just written a post on my blog about the fat case G10's (see here). What you describe as mid is only about 1mm thinner than full fat. I have one full fat, issued in 1982 and a pair of the slightly thinner examples, one from '83 and one from '84. My understanding is that the mid-case continued until 1987 when the current slim case was introduced.



    Slim, bottom; full fat middle, semi-skimmed top.

    Martin
    Thanks Martin,

    I always thought 84 was the start of the slim cases as my 84 Precista is just that, slim cased (the same as my 95 CWC 0555).

    I admit, I donít see many 85-88 CWCís coming up for sale that often so that probably explains my own reasoning

    - Ian

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