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In the late 1960's Mr Ray Mellor was managing director of UK operations for a well know watch brand however he was forced to go his own way due to a corporate decision to close down the business in the UK as military contracts were not lucrative for a large corporation.
Whilst visiting Bristol in south west England Mellor decided he would go it alone and start his own company.
The name Cabot Watch Company came to him as John Cabot the New World explorer set off on his adventures in the late 15th century from Bristol to discover America so too would Mr Mellor set off on his own adventure.
Cabot Watch Company founded in 1972 quickly secured its first contract to supply GS mechanical watches and still in the 70's won contracts for RAF pilots chronographs, the symetrical dial.
In 1980 CWC secured contracts for 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 milsub. The 1980/81 Royal Navy Diver Automatic.
In 1982/3 the CWC quartz Royal Navy diver was issued which continued into the 2000's. Also in the 80's the Fleet air arm chronograph was issued to Navy pilots.
In 1987 a new spec watch was requested by the MOD being the Black divers RM SBS issue watch.
CWC has supplied this ever since and is still currently supplied to MOD.
CWC watches retain all the quality and components in keeping with genuine military watches made to military specifications or higher and continue this heritage throughout our whole range upgrading or enhancing only where we see fit such as our GS sapphire uprated waterproof to 200 mtrs and sapphire glass with 10 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 the durability, some of which 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 that not only give great service but also great pleasure to own as every CWC 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 3 year warranty on all new watches.
Cabot House, 2 Harford Street, Mile End, London, E1 4PS
Telephone 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.