CWC W10 6bb RAF Issue Pilots Wristwatch 1979.

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The Watch
The CWC "W10" was initially manufactured for CWC by the Hamilton factory, and is identical to the preceding watches from Hamilton that had been issued from 1973 until 1975. CWC supplied the Armed forces with these Watches between the years 1976-1980, with this guy coming from 1979 which was the only year when all three Services issued the W10. 

A huge testament to the Quality of W10 was that it was used ubiquitously by every branch of the British armed forces, such was its popularity.
The way to tell which branch a vintage watch was commissioned for was to look at the back. W10 denotes the British Army issue, 6BB means that the watch was issued to the Royal Air Force, which this one is, 0555 Royal Marines and 0552 for the Royal Navy.

The Watch is in very nice order with a fully serviced Hacking ETA 2750 movement. One for the serious Military Collection.

View this pilot in a video: here



The Specs

Age: 1979.
Reference: "W10" 6bb RAF Issue.
Movement: Manual wind with Hacking Centre Seconds.
Calibre: ETA 2750.
Timekeeping: Very good.
Service History: Full Service by John Senior, January 2024.
Dial: Original Mil Spec Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 35.7mm/37.7mm End to End: 41.2mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original.
Crystal: Correct Acrylic crystal.
Crown: Correct Original unsigned Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: New 18mm Khaki NATO Style Strap, with steel fixtures.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Very hard to find in such a good order. Especially RAF issue.
Wonderful Dial highly sought after Yellow Lume.
- Fully Serviced Hacking Movement.

Nitty Gritty:
- Some very very minor scratches to the Case.

Overall the CWC is in very good Vintage condition.
The Dial is in nice condition, probably one of the best I've seen, the lume has stayed that highly desirable Yellow colour.
Steel Case is in very good nick, there are a few very minor age related scratches.
Caseback markings are very nice.
Original Crown.
Crystal in excellent condition.
Hands are in lovely shape.
Photographed on a 7in Wrist.