Mod Codes On Watches....

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Following quite a few posts enquiring about the MOD codes on watches I thought it would be nice to have them in one place...

Griffs given me these, any more info please tag it on this thread...

Thanks :)

W10 British Army

0552 Royal Navy

0555 Royal Marines

6BB Royal Airforce

WWW waterproof wrist watch WWII onwards.

ATP Army Timepiece WWII

GSTP General Service Timepiece

AM Air Ministry, followed by other marks such as

6E/50 - for an observer's pocket-watch

6B/117 - for an Air Ministry stopwatch

e.g. 0552/6645-99 123/98, is Royal Navy 6645 military wristwatch, 99 NATO code for UK, watch number 123, issued in 1998.

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You forgot the rest of the stock number, the complete markings are usually in the form of:

0552/6645-99

5415317

123/98

With 541-5317 the individual Item Code for a G10 Quartz Wrist Watch, General Purpose.

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You forgot the rest of the stock number, the complete markings are usually in the form of:

0552/6645-99

5415317

123/98

With 541-5317 the individual Item Code for a G10 Quartz Wrist Watch, General Purpose.

Does this mean that a watch bearing the number(s):

0555/6645-99

7573314

"arrow"

013'

95

is a watch issued to the Royal Marines in 1995?

This is very interresting!!!! :blink:

Cheers!

Trumpetera

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Does this mean that a watch bearing the number(s):

0555/6645-99

7573314

"arrow"

013'

95

is a watch issued to the Royal Marines in 1995?

Not quite, It would have meant that in 1995, the Royal Marines accepted delivery from the manufacturer, of a diver's watch serial number 013.

The watch may have sat in the warehouse for years before issue, or may not have ever been issued at all. I don't know about Great Britian's military, but in the US, if stuff sits around in the warehouse for too long without a demand, it will be coded surplus and sold.

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Triva ;

The "broad arrow" is officially known as a 'pheon.'

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You forgot the rest of the stock number, the complete markings are usually in the form of:

0552/6645-99

5415317

123/98

With 541-5317 the individual Item Code for a G10 Quartz Wrist Watch, General Purpose.

Does this mean that a watch bearing the number(s):

0555/6645-99

7573314

"arrow"

013'

95

is a watch issued to the Royal Marines in 1995?

This is very interresting!!!! :blink:

Cheers!

Trumpetera

Great to see you posting over here Johan.

Best Wishes smile.gif

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You forgot the rest of the stock number, the complete markings are usually in the form of:

0552/6645-99

5415317

123/98

With 541-5317 the individual Item Code for a G10 Quartz Wrist Watch, General Purpose.

Does this mean that a watch bearing the number(s):

0555/6645-99

7573314

"arrow"

013'

95

is a watch issued to the Royal Marines in 1995?

This is very interresting!!!! :blink:

Cheers!

Trumpetera

Great to see you posting over here Johan.

Best Wishes smile.gif

And to you too! :)

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Following quite a few posts enquiring about the MOD codes on watches I thought it would be nice to have them in one place...

Griffs given me these, any more info please tag it on this thread...

Thanks :)

W10 British Army

0552 Royal Navy

0555 Royal Marines

6BB Royal Airforce

WWW waterproof wrist watch WWII onwards.

ATP Army Timepiece WWII

GSTP General Service Timepiece

AM Air Ministry, followed by other marks such as

6E/50 - for an observer's pocket-watch

6B/117 - for an Air Ministry stopwatch

e.g. 0552/6645-99 123/98, is Royal Navy 6645 military wristwatch, 99 NATO code for UK, watch number 123, issued in 1998.

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Hello,

Beside the "WWW waterproof wrist watch WWII onwards" is there anything else a person could extract from a WWII watch? My Omega with caliber 30T2 has the following case markings:

WWW

╱╽╲

Y11262

10675461

Maybe my question is already answered within this forum, but being a new member of this forum please forgive my stupidity....

Regards,

Maarten :eek:

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also the -99- in the midle of the nato no.designates the nato country 99 is for great britain i think germanys 12...

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And this my CWC?

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O know,

6645 - military wristwatch

99 - NATO code for UK

541-5317 - individual Item Code for a G10 Quartz Wrist Watch, General Purpose.

4027 - watch number

80 - issued in 1980.

But what force? Navy, army or marines?

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O know,

6645 - military wristwatch

99 - NATO code for UK

541-5317 - individual Item Code for a G10 Quartz Wrist Watch, General Purpose.

4027 - watch number

80 - issued in 1980.

But what force? Navy, army or marines?

mine is same 6645-99 541-5317

12508/80

i would like to know what is its value if anyone knows please

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Depends on the condition...

30-50 quid..

Oh yeah, welcome to the forum.....

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Depends on the condition...

30-50 quid..

Oh yeah, welcome to the forum.....

hi and thanks thought it would be worth more than that though,because all the 1's i've seen have a oval line around the cwc,and mine does'nt it has the quartz wriiten above the num 6 and there is no arrow on the back pointing to the winder which is unusual i think. i mean some go for a lot more than 30-50 quid and i cant find any like mine at all without the oval around the cwc on the dial.

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put it on ebay, you'll soon see what it's worth!

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hi and thanks thought it would be worth more than that though,because all the 1's i've seen have a oval line around the cwc,and mine does'nt it has the quartz wriiten above the num 6 and there is no arrow on the back pointing to the winder which is unusual i think. i mean some go for a lot more than 30-50 quid and i cant find any like mine at all without the oval around the cwc on the dial.

Nothing special, this is mine:

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And this my CWC?

post-520-1187804201.jpg

Hi guysthis is my fist post.

Here are the markings ontheback of my CWC G10

W10/8845-99-541-5317 1596/82

PS how do I add pictures

Edited by loskop

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Triva ;

The "broad arrow" is officially known as a 'pheon.'

And colloquially known as a "crow's foot" :)

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Hello,

Beside the "WWW waterproof wrist watch WWII onwards" is there anything else a person could extract from a WWII watch? My Omega with caliber 30T2 has the following case markings:

WWW

╱╽╲

Y11262

10675461

Maybe my question is already answered within this forum, but being a new member of this forum please forgive my stupidity....

Regards,

Maarten :eek:

I see this is an old question, but as nobody seems to have replied, and as it is a question that will come up from time to time, for the record:

Y11262 is the order code

10675461 is the case number

This is the case back of mine...

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The inside of the caseback...

DSC00924.jpg

During WWII, the Royal Airforce exclusively ordered 25,000 of these watches from Omega with the 30T2 RS caliber, and they were delivered between 1944 and 1947. The movement number should be in the 10,000,000 series. As you can see, this one is 10282794...

DSC00921.jpg

This caliber was never commercialised, but there was some variation to the hands and dials when issued. Should look something like this...

DSC00934.jpg

Hope this helps.

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Hello,

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to trace back the historical trail of a GSTP military watch?

Here is why :

I'm in the belgian army en very recently (in february I think), the main equipment depot find around 335 GSTP swiss pocket watches in his old stock. they probably stayed 40 or 50 years in a box.

Knowing that the RAF almost "created" the modern Belgian Air Force, a lot of our stuff came from there.

The depot didn't know wat to do with it and, finally, they decided to sell them (from may 05) to the personnal in the several secondary equipment store, for the price of 25€ each.

There where several brand as : Cyma, Omega, Damas, Doxa, Helvetia, Jaeger-leCoultre, etc...

As a regular watcher of the BBC Antiques Roadshow, I remembered that the last cited, was a quite good one.

So, I purchase 2 Doxa's, one white, one black dial and 5 Jaeger leCoultre, 3 black and 2 white.

All those watches have the british arrow with GSTP and a number ingraved on the back.

here there are :

Doxa : 235977 and h.00322 --- Jaeger : PII274, P3278, 243884, T27974 and F004734.

They are all ticking well and in a fair good shape.

Is it possible to know if, in fact, there where really used in the airplanes?

Thanks for your help ( and pardon me for my orthograph)

Jean-Louis from Brussels (BAF)

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Hi All

I have read somewhere that the T.P in A.T.P and G.S.T.P stands for " Temporary Pattern "

Also does anyone have any information on the codes on WW1 watches

I have two Wrist watches and two fob watches with Mod Codes

I have 2 with the C. marking

/l\

C. 42323

/l\

D

16237

/l\

68406L

Regards Jonathan

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and a scan

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Regards Jonathan

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Edited due to inaccurate post :wink2:

Edited by mach 0.0013137

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Hi All

I have read somewhere that the T.P in A.T.P and G.S.T.P stands for " Temporary Pattern "

Also does anyone have any information on the codes on WW1 watches

I have two Wrist watches and two fob watches with Mod Codes

I have 2 with the C. marking

/l\

C. 42323

/l\

D

16237

/l\

68406L

Regards Jonathan

According to Z.M. Wesolowski`s book `A Concise Guide To Military Timepieces` ATP on wristwatches issued watches 1939-45 stood for `Army Time Piece` whereas GS/TP or GSTP stood for `General Service Timepiece/Temporary Pattern`

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