CWC G10 Fat Boy (1980)

£ 695

This is a very nice example of the first generation of quartz watches supplied to the British Military. It was supplied by The Cabot Watch Company (CWC), which was established in 1972 specifically to supply watches to the British military. The G10 General Service wristwatch was intended to be a general purpose timepiece and was widely issued to all branches of the British Military.

This first generation of G10 is characterised by a thicker case compared with later generations, hence the nickname "Fat boy". The case back has the Nato stores number for this type of watch engraved, along with the individual identifier for this specific watch (6436) and the issue year (80, i.e. 1980).

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These watches are a good size and robustly made in a two piece, satin finished stainless steel case. The movement has been serviced and is working excellently and keeping very good time, as one would expect from a quartz mechanism. The case has been cleaned, but as with all out vintage watches we have left it unpolished. The crystal has been polished and the watch has been fitted with a Nato one-piece nylon strap. The watch comes with our standard 12 month guarantee.

Case diameter: 35mm
Case material: stainless steel
Strap width: 18mm
Time keeping: grade A

We aim to dispatch all watch orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.

When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.

Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.

If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.

Shipping guide for watches:

UK: FREE DPD shipping, 1-2 working days
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL Express shipping, 1-3 working days

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Shipping guide for straps (unless purchased with a watch): 

Free Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping, 2-14 working days depending on location. You can see a more accurate timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for t-shirts

All t-shirts on our website are now printed and shipped by an external supplier inside the UK. This means that if you place an order for both a watch and a t-shirt, they will be shipped separately.

Our supplier uses a Royal Mail tracked service for all shipments and this usually takes a little longer than our watches. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.


Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the carriers terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch. 

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