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    CWC Special Projects diver?

    Browsing ebay and came across this listing for a CWC SP diver.

    It's a steel cased day date with SP stamped on the caseback below the NSN. The seller states it's a 90s watch and it has a T dial. If that's correct then it can't be a civvy version (they did an RN300 day date for a while I think?).

    I've read lots about CWC all over the Internet but don't remember reading anything about this.

    Anyone got any thoughts or know anything about them?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363937952792
    Last edited by twhp101; 10th August 2022 at 22:52.

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    Master Sinnlover's Avatar
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    There is still a bit or research being done on these, special procurement / project is thought to be the meaning of the SP.
    Are they an additional contract? Unlikely as they have not marked others in the same way, are they a contract outside the MOD for another customer? (My hunch), or are they a testing / prototype batch. The jury is still out.
    They do tend differ from the typical format, this watch has nice patina, an SBS dial in stainless case.

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    Someone over on MWR was pretty sure these were a procurement by the MOD Nuclear facilities police.
    A Knowledgeable chap who works in the military field.
    I’ve asked MOD police at our place but they couldn’t shed any light.
    I’ve got one.
    I tell people it stands for Steak Pie🙂

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    Thanks both for the info.

    I like Steak Pie!

    Looks a nice watch but too rich for my blood

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    My hunch is ‘Sales Purpose’ like ‘Drill Purpose’ - but the chaps running the Walt social media narrative on these watches want to believe everything was worn on the balcony.

    I can think of zero reasons why watches destined for issue would be de-serialised. None. It defies common sense.

    And, as the balcony types wish people to believe, if it’s because they were ‘Special’ (nice SF ring to it ) I’d say the one thing a ‘special purpose’ wouldn’t do is write ‘special purpose’ on the watch .
    That’s the ‘don’t tell them your name, Pike’ school of reasoning

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    I was lead to believe my watch WAS worn on the balcony Matt…

    My bubble has been well and truly bursted

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wall View Post
    I was lead to believe my watch WAS worn on the balcony Matt…

    My bubble has been well and truly bursted
    :D

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