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Mod Codes On Watches....

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Not sure if any one put a link to this in

http://german242.com/books/military_timepiece_markings.pdf

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Being ex-crabair I am delighted to find that my watch was worn by a fishhead and not a pongo :P

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does the 58304 refer to the number made in 1990 or is it accumulative over the years? Though somehow I doubt if they would deliver 58304 watches in one year.

Did I miss the answer to this question? The CWC from 1989 that I was lucky to buy from this forum has a similar numbering, in this case "45958" above the "89". Did they really issue that many?!

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Hello

Can someone explain what the 'C 31' means on the back of a CWC Quartz watch?

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Also how can it be verified if a cwc watch or similar military watch has seen action or actually come from a serviceman?

Many thanks

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I'm ex-Military ( British ) Does every British issued Military Watch have what we called in the Army the crows foot on ?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

All MoD issued kit has the broad arrow or "crows foot" symbol on it (somewhere), but not NAAFI cutlery and crockery. I don't know why anyone would want to nick a three pronged fork anyway. <img src="style_emoticons/default/ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />

I'm ex army, not everything has a crows foot on it but cutlery (at least some) does......... And I still have a crows foot stamped teaspoon in my cutlery drawer after being out for 12 years

And before anyone jumps in, I mean out of the mob....... Not closet

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I collect American pocket watches and in my collection I have this Waltham 1899 Model Riverside Grade The serial number dates the watch to 1908. The movement is a very high grade as used in American Railroad Service and would have had to keep to plus or minus 4 seconds per day, This is the only one that I have seen with the British 'Crows Foot' mark, it also engraved HW 1017. The movement is housed in a correct period gold filled American case, although that does no mean that it is the original case. There are no military markings on the case. Has anyone any suggestions or opinions as to what this watch would have been used for please?002-1.jpg

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Does anyone know if the S.A.S were issued their own code,or were supplied by the airforce,and if they were supplied with higher quality watches than normal forces,for any secret watch collecting SAS that may be reading the forum.thanks.iB.

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As far as I am aware Special Forces inc the Regiment, ie SAS are not issued with there own codes. If a trooper had a CWC G10 issued to him whilst in service it would be a W10 ( Army ). Like any other squaddie ( soldier ) he would buy what ever watch which he thought would be fit for purpose, possibly a G-Shock or Suunto something on those lines.

At the end of the day the watch isn't go to save lives, it would be his weapon of choice.

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Thanks for that ,i just know they buy their own kit boots etc and swap things a lot with the yanks,the watches issued are good enough,i just thought it could open another code number to research.regards .ianb.

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On 7 December 2006 at 03:22, lysanderxiii said:

 

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.

I cant speak for the rest of the MoD stores but the Royal Navy stuff is never serialised by RN stores. Its serialised by the manufacturers at issue. 

One the RN stores are manned by numpties that are not qualified to man a hammer let alone an engraving machine. 

Second you go to stores, ask for a watch, based on the numbering above, and duly one is given to you 15mins later. If its in stock and you have a requisition chit.

I suspect this can be confirmed by the engraving on the watch. That is same depth, same font, same precision. 

I guarentee that wouldnt have happened at a MoD store. 

At best one of those dremel tools complete with small burr would have been employed with the end result a spider trail of letters most of which wouldn't be grammatically correct. 

And no i wasnt in Stores;)

russ

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37 minutes ago, vinn said:

HOW  do I remove the  above post from this thread?

You ask a Moderator very nicely to say the magic word - abracadabra &   WHOOSH!!

It`s gone :partytime:

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On 31/03/2010 at 09:35, Jim Attrill said:

Being ex-crabair I am delighted to find that my watch was worn by a fishhead and not a pongo :P

 

0552 / 6645 - 99

5415317

58304

90

 

does the 58304 refer to the number made in 1990 or is it accumulative over the years? Though somehow I doubt if they would deliver 58304 watches in one year.

Hi,

new to the forum and owning military watches despite being in the services some years back.

Fond this forum and this post while trying to understand the history of CWC and meaning of some of the numbers on the back of the watch; recognised the NSN obviously.

Having trawled through many sale adds, it seems to me that the serial numbers were accumulative and irrespective of which service up to the issue in 95 of the 0555 RM procured G10's. The serial numbers on these watches started from 001 (I assume) and its stayed that way since, with a restart for each year of production.

Have also seen advertised a CWC G10 with no year date and a serial number beginning with C, similar to a description in another post I've read on here. Seller suggested it was from 1999.

The RN appears to have paid for at least 20,000 watches in 1990 going by the serial numbers I've seen, although the company web site indicates this happened in 91? That's a lot of watches and considering I cannot remember anyone having one while I was in, and I worked alongside all the other services at various times.

Oh my first watch is a 0552 from 1990 S/N 56080 (however its a gift for a relative who does a lot of walking).

Ed.

 

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Yes,  the forum has done a good (great} job at decoding serial numbers,    has any one tried to decode the "the watchmaker dates and codes scratched into the case backs"?   vin

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On 07/11/2017 at 13:53, vinn said:

Yes,  the forum has done a good (great} job at decoding serial numbers,    has any one tried to decode the "the watchmaker dates and codes scratched into the case backs"?   vin

I asked this question in my recent BHI course.  Each workshop / watchmaker is different, and there is not one set formula.  Some will list the invoice number, others the date, some just initial.

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2 hours ago, scottswatches said:

I asked this question in my recent BHI course.  Each workshop / watchmaker is different, and there is not one set formula.  Some will list the invoice number, others the date, some just initial.

thanks;  verifys  info from a very good ameture watchmaker,  A FEW YRS. AGO!  why are not the jewelers answering,   or is it JUST COMMON KNOWLEDGS.  VIN

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