By: Michael Penate
It might be time for me to admit that a mil-sub is my ultimate “white whale” grail watch. I can’t explain why, but something about the design just speaks to me – it’s been this way ever since I got into watch collecting. With Rolex 5517s commanding prices well into the six-figure range, I’ve always turned to CWC for a real alternative that has a special place in British military watch history. Now, CWC is announcing what is perhaps one of their most modest reissues – the CWC 1983 Quartz Royal Navy Dive Watch. While it isn’t as glitzy or as rare as some of the original automatics, this particular quartz version is more in line with some of the earliest issued CWC designs.