1983 Royal Navy Divers Quartz Re-Issue Watch (RN300-83 QM60)

Item code: 73589

In 1983, CWC produced the first quartz divers' watch for the Royal Navy and this reissue has been made to the same specifications, with SuperLuminova (as Tritium is no longer available). The T on the dial remains for historical correctness.

The quartz version was specified by the M.O.D. to include a polished case, sword minute hand, Tritium dial and luminous bezel. This continued throughout the 1980s. In the early 90s, the hands and bezel changed.

We take great pride in producing timepieces worn by British forces for fifty years.

  • Made to MOD 1983 specification (except Tritium lume)
  • Water-resistant to 30 atmospheres, 300m
  • Sword hands
  • One-way luminous insert time elapse 60 click bezel
  • Polished 316L stainless steel case, as issued throughout the 80s
  • Screw-down crown
  • Screw-down case back (please note, the picture of the case back is for reference only; exact serial number and dates may differ between batches.)
  • Ronda Swiss quartz 513 movement
  • Super Luminova vintage lume markings
  • Mineral glass as original
  • Swiss-made, Swiss parts
  • Fixed strap bars
  • Supplied with 20mm CWC issue military grey strap
  • Three year warranty

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
1983 RN diver reissue

Probably the nicest watch I have ever had (I have owned Rolex and Omega amongst others) this is the most legible watch I have ever had the aged lume and old style bezel really make the hands stand out and the 3,6,9 in white really stand out a lot more than the standard diver. I also own the g10 fat boy reissue which I love but this diver has not left my wrist since it arrived! ..is it worth the extra money over the standard one? Yes I believe it is, have a look at the two side by side and there is a clear winner!

Keith Knight
1983 Royal Navy Divers Quartz Re-Issue Watch

100% Best functional and looking watch I’ve had very pleased.

Christian Schneidt
Awesome Watch

Awesome vintage inspired dive watch. Perfect size and nice finish. Seconds hand hits every index spot on. Not my last CWC

Reiner Dientel
1983 Royal Navy Divers Quartz Re-Issue Watch

Uhr macht Spaß und tut was sie soll....Versand aus England sehr teuer ( 50 Pfund ) , Steuer kommt auch noch drauf seit dem Brexit...dann hat der Deutsche Zoll den Hintern nicht hoch bekommen und DHL hatte keine Winterreifen ? ( Dauer ca 5 Tage )...hätte in 2 Tagen da sein können

Patrick Boulton

Should I have spent £900 on a timepiece with a Quartz movement, absolutely not. 
Am I glad that I purchased CWC's quartz retro RN diver, absolutely yes.

I deliberated for weeks over this purchase, reviewing several manufacturers offering's for  mechanical movements at less than half the price of CWC's offering for quartz. 

And so, balancing this against my thoughts that I would never be in the financial position to scratch the Rolex MilSub / Omega Seamaster 300 itch, I pressed the CWC buy it now button.

From the moment I opened the box I had no regrets, the watch looked stunning, and so as to provide a balanced review against other watches in my collection which include Tudor Heritage Black Bays, Hamilton's and a CWC Mellor amongst others, then I can honestly say that this knocks the socks off them all, it has as they say a vintage charm that simply does not exist in others. To say that I love this watch, quartz and all would be an understatement and if ever asked "what would be the one watch you would keep?"  then this would be the one.  

Thank you Silverman's for your impeccable service (Five Stars)

So in closing, and for all you quartz doubters out here, it just goes to show that there are acceptable and functional alternatives to the traditional mechanical movement we have all grown to love over time.

As already stated, I truly love this CWC Retro Diver, Quartz and all.

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