CWC G10 “Fatboy” Wristwatch c.1980

CWC G10 “Fatboy” Wristwatch c.1980


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CWC G10 “Fatboy” Wristwatch c.1980

The Cabot Watch Company (CWC) was established in 1972 and supplied watches to the British military and various government organisations.

The “G10” General Service wristwatch was the first quartz watch supplied to the British military.

The “G10” was first issued in 1980 and is powered by the ESA 536.121 quartz movement. Around 165,000 were supplied to the  Ministry of Defence (MoD) between 1980 and 2006.

Interestingly, the “G10” reference derives from the name of the MoD store, G1098, that issued them. The early examples issued between 1980 to 1982 are commonly referred to by collectors as the “Fatboy”.  This is due to the depth of the cases required to house the ETA 536.121 movement.

Some excellent further reading regarding these watches can be found via the excellent website, CWC Addict, a link to which is as follows:

The CWC G10 “Fatboy” wristwatch for sale is one of the first issued in 1980 and comes on its original NATO strap. The watch was purportedly discovered during a house clearance in the North of England and was found with various letters and paperwork. We can only assume this correspondence relates to the original owner of the watch or their immediate family.

The CWC G10 “Fatboy” wristwatch for sale represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a wonderful new vintage British military timepiece.

The CWC G10 “Fatboy” for sale is in lovely overall condition.
The dial is in wonderful condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.
The hands and crown are correct to the original specification of the watch.
The casing is in good overall condition with very few noticeable marks or scratches.
The ESA 536.121 quartz movement is in good condition with a new battery recently fitted.

The watch comes with a free six-month warranty, an original NATO strap and a handmade leather watch pouch.

Diameter: 36mm (ex crown)