1990s CWC Quartz Military Pilots Chronograph "Belgian Air Force"
Cabot Watch Company or CWC was founded in 1972 with a clear focus in mind, to win MOD wristwatch contracts, often utilizing quartz movements for accuracy and affordability. CWC is most known for creating the military diving watch that replaced the Rolex 5517 or Rolex Milsub for the British military and continued to supply military spec wristwatches to different branches of the British and European Militaries until the 1990s.
The CWC quartz-powered pilots chronograph were issued to the Belgian Air Force in the 1990s, featuring both a date and jumping hour hand complication along with the classic "circle T" dial, which is the military designation for the use of tritium. These fixed spring bar chronographs are mostly seen equipped with a NATO strap, however, some CWC chronographs were issued with a Rowi stainless steel bracelets, which creates both a unique and tasteful appearance to this rugged military timepiece.
|Model||Military Pilots Watch|
|Dial||Matte Black "T"|
|Bracelet||Rowi Stainless Steel Bracelet|
The excellent case retains its original bead blast finishing and fixed spring bars, showing light signs of use. The case retains its original unsigned crown and pushers with bead blast finishing. The case back clearly displays its original engravings for its military classification, showing some light tool marks from a previous service. The original stainless steel Rowi bracelet remains in excellent condition showing very light stretch form use.
The matte black "T" dial with white text and Arabic numerals is in wonderful vintage condition. The original tritium lume plots have taken on a charming dark patina and show very minor degradation throughout under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely, under U.V. light inspection the hour hand exhibits some lume loss, the minute hand remains fully intact.
None. The watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.