This CWC was issued to the Royal Navy in 1990, the year of the first Gulf War. Model reference 0552 / 6645-99
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the stamped number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being issued in 1990.
The codes at the front of the serial number tell you a lot on watches issued to the British forces. W10, as these are generically known, were issued to the Army. 0552 were issued to the Navy, and 0555 were issued to the Special Forces. The W10 watches are the most common, the SBS/SAS ones scarcest and the Navy ones sit in the middle. The design harks back to the dirty dozen watches first issued in 1944, but you now have modern technology such as quartz accuracy and battery power. You still get fixed bars and the train track minute ring. This CWC watch is in good condition, with everything working correctly. Only some dirt on the lume compound on the hour markers adds any patina. The quality NATO style strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred. We will include the camo design strap for free as well that is shown in the video. We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 38.1 mm
Width without crown 35.5 mm
Between lugs 19 mm
Lug to lug length 41.9 mm
Case Thickness 10.7 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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