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    My first CWC G10

    Hi all,

    Just wanting to share, I recently purchased this 2006 CWC G10 from eBay seller "the-watch-maker" in llanelli, Carmarthenshire, UK for £109 with free shipping to the US. It has a new acrylic crystal, battery, and strap, and appears to be in good condition for an issued watch.

    I bought this as a Christmas gift for my 13-year-old son, his first proper watch and birth-year watch. It's an affordable, sturdy quartz, so won't require much careful attention to wear, and the size will suit him.

    My son is interested in history, and he occassionally tells me he likes my watches, but does not wear watches himself. I am hoping this British Army watch will appeal to him, and he will keep it for years to come, even if he does not decide to start wearing it now.

    Personally I think this G10 is quite handsome. As a novice I do not know much about the characteristics or qualities that make some G10s more desirable than others, or what to look for in terms of authenticity, etc, but for my purpose with this example, I am pretty happy.

    What do you think? I'd appreciate any thoughts or comments.

    Thanks.


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    Nice looking watch with easy battery change,well worth the money imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
    Nice looking watch with easy battery change,well worth the money imho.
    Agreed. Even though prices have gone up recently, they still represent good value for money imo.

    The look is classic, simple, plain and utilitarian. All of which are goods things in this context.

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    I'd have been cock a hoop at 13 if I'd been given a watch like that as a present (that's not to saying I wasn't very grateful and pleased with whatever my parents gave me all those years ago).

    It looks very nice. I have an immaculate 2006 with the plastic protection still on the crystal. The military must of disposed of a very good batch even though in very good condition. Because they were more that 10 years old?

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    You canít go wrong with a G10
    I hope your son enjoys the watch.
    I have an 06 issued watch and it still glows.

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    Good stuff.

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    It was a search for info and advice on buying a G10 to use as a work watch (Fire Service) that brought me to this forum. You've made a great choice for your lad. I bought a new one from Silvermans back then, still have it along with an issued W10 from 1983 and a 6BB RAF Precista from 1984.





    You both may find the following links interesting . . .

    http://www.horologycrazy.com/2009/06...-markings.html

    https://adventuresinamateurwatchfett...06/15/cwc-g10/

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    Thanks for those links and comments. Since Iím giving this one to my son, I may need another for myself.

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    I love my G10. I bought it to myself as a birthday present in 2017 and it's actually my most expensive Quartz. I have a growing collection of Natos to change it up which is fun so I hope your 13 year old likes it. To be honest the military style is making me look seriously at the IWC Mark XV series.

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    You can't go far wrong with a G10, I also have an 06 example along with an 1980 issue.
    Not being a great fan of the NATO straps I wear mine on a grey Eluit Perlon.
    I hope your son enjoys his gift.



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    I would've been elated. In 2006, my dad took me to the base exchange and let me pick out a watch. I picked out a timex expedition, but i wouldve loved something like this; a real military watch.

    Funnily enough i bought a G10 from the same seller on eBay about a month ago. I knew it was a good deal soon as i saw it.

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