CWC Mellor-72 Mechanical Watch

Item code: 15411

Cabot Watch Company Mellor-72 W10 handwound mechanical.
Read the Hodinkee article by Jason Heaton here.

Probably the most accurate and faithfully reproduced 1970's British Military W10 available. If there was a contract today for this watch we would have no hesitation submitting this to MOD for tender.

The original had a solid one piece case with a split crown stem so that access was through the front, Today we produce this watch with a two piece case so the case back is removed  making it much easier to service. 

A fitting tribute to the first watch Mr. Ray Mellor made for the M.O.D. 

1970s reissue mechanical hand-wound watch which was originally issued to
British Army W10, Royal Navy 0552 & RAF 6BB.
Classic military tonneau case design. Luminous hands and markers, acrylic glass. Clear to read, functional and reliable. A classic military timepiece that will provide years of service. Mechanical Swiss movement. Swiss parts, Swiss-made.

Engraving is available for this watch, however we cannot accept returns of any items that have been personalised.

  • Tonneau shape case, issued throughout the 70s
  • Two-piece case with press-on/off case back
  • CWC pre-1982 logo
  • Super luminova dial markers and hands
  • Sellita hand-wound SW210 Swiss-made hacking movement
  • Brushed 316L stainless steel, 38mm case (including crown), 42mm lug to lug, 30mm dial diameter.
  • Water-resistant 5ATM
  • Scratch-resistant Hesalite acrylic crystal
  • 40+ hours power reserve
  • 18.5mm fixed lug bars
  • 11mm case thickness (including glass)
  • Broad arrow and T markings on dial as per the original
  • Supplied on a CWC genuine issue grey military strap 
  • Three year warranty

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    K. Chan
    A Little Piece of Military History Anyone?

    What a beauty this lil'handwind timepiece is! It's as close to finding that untouched NOS as you can get (without having to fork out for a service before wear)! This watch is just lovely to look, wind up and wear. Out of box it was giving me 0 to +1 sec/day. Outstanding. This watch just oozes old school Mil-Cred and I love it. Tonne of willpower needed to stop me from indulging on more CWC watches!

    Ray Sutton
    Mellor-72 is awesome

    I love my Mellor and the RAF strap. Great value, great product.

    Alexander Beenen
    Very nice watch, smaller then expected

    Received the watch quick and in perfect condition.

    Wearing it now for 2 weeks still with the stickers on it. I love it and hate it at the same time. It was smaller then my expectations and would have bought a different CWC watch from their website. Will buy a CWC again.

    Not sure what I will do with the Mellor 72. But be sure, the watch itself is really really nice, just not on my wrist.



    Marko Stanojevic

    the perfect everyday watch

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