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    Dad's CWC

    I wonder if someone could help me identify Dad's CWC for him please? Don't get excited, it's not some original issue classic and it's not worth anything, but he's had it a few years and asked me which one it was. I know nothing about them really, and I can't see it as he's miles away and C-19 means he's not accepting visitors at the mo. He doesn't have a camera phone, but he tells me the back says:

    CWC

    Water resistant 5ATMs

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    W10/6645-99
    54153175415317
    4398/12

    If anyone can offer anything I know he'd love to know.

    Cheers,

    Jim

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    Army issue, 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Army issue, 2012.
    Thanks, that's helpful. So I can tell him it's as issued? He'll like that.

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    Deeper explanation of it all here:

    http://www.horologycrazy.com/2009/06...kings.html?m=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Fab, thanks. I presume the four digit number before the date (4398/12 in this case) is the batch number or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierGibberish View Post
    Fab, thanks. I presume the four digit number before the date (4398/12 in this case) is the batch number or something?
    Ah, found it, it's the Serial or Item number.
    Thanks a lot for this guys - dad will be very chuffed (and it's father's day!)

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    Dad's CWC

    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierGibberish View Post
    Fab, thanks. I presume the four digit number before the date (4398/12 in this case) is the batch number or something?
    Itís the unique serial number of that particular watch.

    I think, but am not sure, that the last Army contract was 2006.

    https://www.mwrforum.net/forums/show...Cwc+production

    If that is the case, then I am sorry itís not what you want to hear. Your fatherís watch could be identical, newer and in better condition.

    Buying old ex-military CWCs can be hit and miss. I have bought some duds in my time including an ex-navy one that had obviously been submerged and was full of rust.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    It’s the unique serial number of that particular watch.

    I think, but am not sure, that the last Army contract was 2006.

    https://www.mwrforum.net/forums/show...Cwc+production

    If that is the case, then I am sorry it’s not what you want to hear. Your father’s watch could be identical, newer and in better condition.

    Buying old ex-military CWCs can be hit and miss. I have bought some duds in my time including an ex-navy one that had obviously been submerged and was full of rust.


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    Thanks Billy. He bought it new from Silverman's about seven or eight years ago. Never thought it had been issued, just wanted a beater. He'll be dead chuffed just to understand what all the numbers mean.
    Mind you, he also bought a Sub new in 1966, long before I was born, and sold it about 15 years ago. Can you imagine what a well-kept and unmolested '66 Sub would go for now? I may never forgive him for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierGibberish View Post
    Thanks Billy. He bought it new from Silverman's about seven or eight years ago. Never thought it had been issued, just wanted a beater. He'll be dead chuffed just to understand what all the numbers mean.
    Mind you, he also bought a Sub new in 1966, long before I was born, and sold it about 15 years ago. Can you imagine what a well-kept and unmolested '66 Sub would go for now? I may never forgive him for that!
    That makes sense if he bought it from Silvermans (I think they own CWC) so a perfect British army spec. watch sold direct to the retail market rather than MoD.

    1966 Sub, we all regret selling some watches weíve owned. I think a lot of Subs get put away in cases and safes. The CWC get used as it should.


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