1980 Royal Navy Divers Automatic Re-Issue Watch

Item code: 73119

1980 Reissue Royal Navy Divers Watch (Light Vintage only)

We have obtained a small quantity of ETA 2824-2 automatic movements for the next few limited 1980 RN divers watches.

"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 This watch actually superseded the Rolex MilSub on the wrists of Royal Navy divers, and its first version, with a self-winding mechanical movement, is far rarer than the Rolex it replaced."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 600 only. 
  • 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 28 reviews
5 Stars after 1.75 years

I got mine almost 2 years ago. It is understated and aesthetically A+++. I've sold my GMT Master (pepsi) and Submariner. I've given my old Explorer 1 to my son. The 1980 basically replaced all of them. Happy to see there is no more stock.

1980 Royal Navy Diver

I contacted the company prior to placing my order and was informed around 50 of the 600 units produced were remaining so I went ahead and placed my order for this very limited production watch.

Beautifully finished diving watch by CWC with wonderful heritage and craftsmanship, great detailing and the polished case gives it extra presence. If you’ve been thinking about ordering go ahead and order so you don’t miss out, you’ll love it. Photo was taken with a Royal Corps of Signals regimental strap.

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I missed the first round of this model, so when my contact at CWC told me there were new availabilities, I jumped at the chance. I expected something beautiful. This surpasses my expectations. The watch isn't just beautiful; it's majestic. Simple and elegant. By changing the strap, you can wear it with anything and in any situation. A true gem. I can't stop looking at it on my wrist. I hope for only one thing: that CWC will stop making it, otherwise it won't be a rare model anymore, and then I would be disappointed. As for the customer service? They are just incredible. Friendly, available, and always full of good advice. One recommendation: buy it with your eyes closed!

Xuxiang Gong
Fabulous watch

This is my first CWC watch. It’s definitely worth the price. I love the Simple, vintage design and it’s history

Taelor Hardesty
Great watch but misaligned dial for price is a no no

Love the watch and got what I wanted. It’s just a shame that for the price the dial couldn’t be aligned properly. This one issue really kills the vibe of the watch as it’s all that I look at. Wish it could be fixed. Regardless the watch is here to stay.

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