1980 Royal Navy Divers Automatic Re-Issue Watch

Item code: 73119

1980 Reissue Royal Navy Divers Watch
(Light Vintage only)

"The 1980 RN Divers Automatic originally issued to RN Clearance Divers, NSN 0552/9237697. This watch actually superseded the Rolex MilSub on the wrists of Royal Navy divers, and its first version, with a self-winding mechanical movement, is far rarer than the Rolex it replaced."  Search CWC on Hodinkee.com for the article. 

  • Limited edition reissue
  • An everyday wearable and diveable collector's piece that is serial numbered with history and provenance second to none
  • Made in Switzerland. Precise, reliable, accurate timepiece made to defence standard set out in the 70s by M.O.D.
  • Water-resistant to 30 atmospheres, 300m
  • Sword hands with second hand specific to the 1980
  • 1980 CWC vintage logo
  • One-way luminous insert time elapse bezel
  • Exact case and case back in polished stainless steel as per the original
  • Screw-down crown
  • Screw-down case back
  • 45mm diameter including crown (41mm excluding crown), 47mm lug to lug, 20mm lug width. Bezel diameter is 40mm. Crystal is 31mm. Top of crystal to base of case back is 12.7mm.
  • ETA 2824-2 Swiss automatic mechanical movement. CWC engraved.
  • Super Luminova markings (Light Vintage) (T marking for historical correctness.)
  • Sapphire glass
  • Swiss-made
  • Fixed strap bars
  • Supplied with 20mm CWC issue military grey strap
  • Three year warranty

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
M. Wray
Spectacular 1980 Reissue

The 1980 Reissue has been my daily wearer for the few weeks since it arrived. The fit and finish are right on, I couldn’t be happier! I’m overjoyed that I snagged it before it went out of stock.

Dimitri Bilykh
Very satisfied

Great looking watch and wears comfortably!

Thomas Bojesen Helgeton
Stunning watch and great service!

I already had the SBS quartz civil edition which I was very happy with. Used in a military context and on trips. With the history of CWC I wanted something special, and then it had to be the 1980 re issue model. And what a watch! Light vintage, polished and with historically correct bezel and markings. Looks absolutely stunning on the wrist. Glad I managed to get hold of one of the last ones! And not least, fantastic customer service.

Darren Whysall
Awesome watch & outstanding customer service

I have just received my CWC 1980 Royal Navy Re-Issue Divers watch from Silverman's, the watch is beyond awesome. The attention to detail and quality of the materials used are evident in every aspect of the watch. It also looks and feels great on my wrist. In addition to this, the customer service from Silverman's was outstanding. I needed my watch delivering before I went overseas to work and Silverman's made every effort and delivered.

Brad Hart
Historic Greatness

Absolutely love the 1980 reissue dive watch. The polished dial adds a touch of luxury to the asthmatics. The watch face is plain and simple which really makes the dial stand out. The lume easily lasts all night. The accuracy is off only one second a day. I surf so the fixed lugs makes me feel like the watch is secure and will not come off during hard tumbles.

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