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    Default Introduction + CWC Watch question

    Hi All,

    I'm a new member on this forum and just making a quick introduction. I have been a watch collector for a few years, and recently looked into military watches.

    I came across a CWC watch (general auto service) reissue of the original issue to the British Army. I know my example is relatively new, but I am unable to determine when this was made. I see that the markers are tritium lume, so I'm guessing this was made in the 1990s to early 2000s?

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.



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    The back of the case normally has the year made even if's it's a remake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by river rat View Post
    The back of the case normally has the year made even if's it's a remake.
    Does this mean anything to you? Thanks a lot

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    Nice watch but not military issue

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    welcome to the MWR forum Terry; that's a very interesting piece. I think that your date range estimate is probably correct; unfortunately I can't think of anything constructive to add other than that you could always contact Silvermans directly.

    here's another similar one -








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    and as currently sold by Silvermans -


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    CWC 1970s GS NAVIGATOR AUTO




















    I bought it from Silvermans in 2007...

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    the one in the OP is different lacking the CXXX and the WATERRESISTANT 5ATM

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    I would say that newer have the the WATERRESISTANT 5ATM mention,

    yours could be from the early 2000 or late 90's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    the one in the OP is different lacking the CXXX and the WATERRESISTANT 5ATM
    Thanks dave... I will try contacting Silvermans for more info.

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    I suspect that "29697" is Jun 29, 1997?

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    You have a high quality cwc watch and it contains the same movement as used in the cwc 1980 reissued diver's watch.
    The lume is superb as well as real Tritium was used on the dial, not military issue.

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    Thanks. I managed to take photos of the inside. This is the eta 2824-2. There are two markings inside the case back, likely service history. Can anyone decipher how to read those markings?




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    Quote Originally Posted by cabot View Post
    You have a high quality cwc watch and it contains the same movement as used in the cwc 1980 reissued diver's watch.
    The lume is superb as well as real Tritium was used on the dial, not military issue.
    Are you a CWC/Silvermans employee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry.shan View Post
    Can anyone decipher how to read those markings?
    Nothings to explain; these are just markings done by the watchmaker who has serviced the watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry.shan View Post
    Thanks. I managed to take photos of the inside...
    no big deal but CWC is not marked on the rotor unlike the one in post #5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DW9000 View Post
    Nothings to explain; these are just markings done by the watchmaker who has serviced the watch.
    Any idea what year the service was done?

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    No just a humble collector

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    There is no universal way to decode such markings as it is totally up to the watchmaker as to what he wants to mark your timepiece with. Could be a date, his work # or something else entirely.

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