For an in depth article on the history of CWC, click here.
Cabot Watch Company was founded in 1972. Throughout the 1970s, CWC secured contracts to supply GS mechanical watches and also won contracts for RAF pilots' chronographs with the symmetrical dial.

In 1980, CWC supplied the first quartz watch for the British military, the G10 Quartz (nicknamed "Fatboy" due to a deeper case), and in the same year won the contract for the watch that replaced the Rolex Milsub - the 1980/81 Royal Navy Diver Automatic.

In 1982/3, the CWC Royal Navy quartz divers' watch was first issued, and this remained an issued watch into the 2000s. Also in the 80s, the Fleet Air Arm chronograph was issued to Navy pilots and symmetrical RAF chronographs were issued with the new oval logo.
In 1987, a new watch was requested by the MOD, the black Special Forces RM SBS issue quartz divers' watch. CWC continues to supply this watch to the MOD.

Today, CWC continues to supply watches and straps to the MOD, such as the "CWC Strap Watch Wrist Nylon" (the official term for NATO strap).

CWC watches are manufactured to military specifications or higher, and this heritage continues throughout our whole range, upgrading or enhancing to improve performance. Our GS Sapphire is uprated to 200m waterproof and features a sapphire glass and eight year lithium battery module.

CWC timepieces have been supplied to all branches of British armed forces.

Many older watches still survive today, having seen military service, a true testament to their durability. Some watches are now becoming rare and collectable due to the increased interest in British military watches and watches in general.

We are extremely proud of our heritage and products, which not only give great service, but also great pleasure to own. Every CWC watch carries the quality and durability inherent in all genuine military watches.


Note: Models that are not currently issued are made to original military specifications or higher.

CWC offers a three year warranty on all new watches.

Cabot House, 2 Harford Street, Mile End, London, E1 4PS
02077 900 900 (for retail sales) | Telephone 02077 911 011 (for contract sales)

Cabot Company Limited. Registered in England & Wales 01077069.
Registered address Handel House, 95 High Street, Edgware HA8 7DB.