CWC T20 General Service Quartz Watch

Item code: 15410

In 1980, the M.O.D. released a tender specification for the first quartz watch issued to all branches of the British forces. While the 70s tonneau shape case was specified, the early Swiss quartz movements couldn't fit this case and so the G10 "Fat Boy" was born.

Now, modern Swiss movements and manufacturing bring you the "Lost Boy", the watch that should have been made but never was... until now!

The Defence Standard for the "Watch, Wrist, Electronic, General Service" was dated the 29th of February 1980, a leap year day. Forty years to the day, it is making its debut. The T20 designation refers to the Tonneau case released 2020.
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 case back
  • Super - Luminova dial markers and hands
  • Swiss Ronda 515 quartz movement
  • Three year battery life
  • Brushed 316L stainless steel, 38mm case (including crown), 42mm lug to lug, 30mm dial diameter.
  • Water-resistant 5ATM
  • Scratch-resistant Hesalite acrylic crystal
  • 18.5mm fixed lug bars
  • 11mm case thickness (including glass)
  • Supplied on a Cabot military grey 18mm strap with gloss buckles
  • Three year warranty

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Ben Jones-Newton
Very excited for this.

After 20 years in the British Army I never went to the stores to get one and I don’t know why. Now I’ve brought this I’m so excited for it. I specifically wanted the Arrow on it so decided on the T20. Ordered late Tuesday, sent Wednesday and arrived mid morning Thursday. Brilliant service, brilliant watch and very happy with everything.

Alan Mathews
Quality not on par with price

The case back protrudes excessively, causing an unsightly floating presence on wrist. The quartz movement, while accurate, jumps approximately 30 seconds when pushing the crown in during setting the time - sometimes forwards sometimes backwards. The date wheel is set too deep causing shadowing which greatly diminishes its legibility. I am very disappointed with the overall quality and plan to return it if possible.

These issues are all the more disappointing because the watch is otherwise stunning. I also own a Hamilton Pilot Pioneer, I much prefer the overall case of the CWC T20, except the protruding caseback, and it is nearly perfect when looking at it straight on. The acrylic crystal and lack of faux patina are truer to the original and I prefer it to the Hamilton’s mineral crystal and faux patina. The significant pros of the CWC T20 make the cons all the more hard to swallow and in the end a very disappointing experience overall.

Dear Mr Mathews,

Thank you for your feedback. We regret any disappointment and assure you that we take your feedback seriously.

If the watch doesn't meet your expectations, feel free to return it (within 28 days of receiving) for a refund, provided it's in new condition. We appreciate your understanding and thank you again for your feedback.

Kindest regards,

Customer Support Team

Michael H
CWC - 'Watch of Honor'

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Beautiful piece of history

When I opened the box, it was love at first sight. Beautiful aesthetic watch that reflects the light beautifully. The T20 is not only a stunning watch but also has a great historical background. I can only recommend having the strap stamped to anyone, it's the cherry on the cake.

Worth every penny.

michael sainsbury

A well made, good looking watch with clear face, very comfortable to wear and though small it wears bigger on the wrist.

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