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    Notes on the CWC G10 ‘Fat Boy’.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anders_Flint View Post
    Quite surprised it went for so little (relatively speaking). Would have bid myself if I hadn't just picked up CWCs new "sonar" G10
    Would love to see a ‘review’ of your new Sonar model.
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    Re: Notes on the CWC G10 ‘Fat Boy’.

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    On a vintage Eulit ‘Air-Look’ perlon.
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    Re: Notes on the CWC G10 ‘Fat Boy’.

    http://www.h-spot.net/watches/mod/ge...tches_1980.pdf

    The original specifications for the ‘new’ G10 electronic watch in 1980 - note that the original case shape was not any different from the mechanical W10’s, but the production watch gained the sculptural shape we all know on the production watches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintageguy View Post
    I love the G10 because it shows that "real" men don't have to wear 50mm watches.
    Preach it brother! On the side note, 36-42mm watch are more sophisticated looking and classy. IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ramon View Post
    This thread has been a catalyst in my acquiring a G10 Fatboy so I wanted to contribute a little information about the cousin of the CWC Fatboy, the Precista. From the info I’ve been able to gather Precista supplied the MoD pieces for issue in 1882 and 1984.
    1982 was 4503 pieces designated W10 on the caseback for British Army issue. These utilized the same ESA 536.121 movement found in the CWC Fatboy that required the Fatboy caseback and case.
    1984 was 1665 pieces designated 6BB on the caseback for the Royal Air Force. Precista switched to the thinner ETA 555.111 movement and an overall case thickness reduction on these so the model was sometimes referred to as the medium case or medium Fatboy since the overall thickness was thinner than that of the Fatboy.
    The spartan looking no-circle CWC Fatboy logo is still probably my favorite but the unique Precista script is a very close second. The fact that so few Precistas were produced and issued is a reason to feel fortunate to have a nice one in the collection. Thanks to Ed875 on MWR for the research.

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    Woah! It has some similarities but the Precista has its own charm (I.e. logo, the contour of the sides, and the thickness). What a beautiful watch! Enjoy and wear it in good health!

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    Re: Notes on the CWC G10 ‘Fat Boy’.

    You don't want to forget the Navigator version with the date. As a former Royal Navy Navigator is a variety of ship, I used to have as many as half a dozen of these on my charge. IIRC, I only lost one, which I had to pay for. It cost me about £20, and I found it some months later. I still have it today. These 1981 models are very rare - I'm only aware of about 3 of them. That's rarer than a Rolex Milsub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooby View Post
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    I have also started to really like the 'universal' wearability of the G10 as an everyday or travel watch...a great piece.
    I chose to wear my G-10 sapphire on a 2 week trip to Europe this year. It was a fantastic travel companion. Discreet, classic, and very comfortable. Never getting in the way or drawing attention. I never had to worry about it, yet I enjoyed glancing at it from time to time. It has a vintage charm from years gone by, just like European cities. It was a good match for the trip.

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    Thanks for the great writeup Longstride! I was not familiar with that variant. I love it.
    Scooby thank you for sharing this! Awesome piece and wish you always wear your watch in good health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longstride View Post
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    On a vintage Eulit ‘Air-Look’ perlon.
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    May I ask what is that strap? It looks super good on your G10. Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Notes on the CWC G10 ‘Fat Boy’.

    Quote Originally Posted by HappyJack View Post
    You don't want to forget the Navigator version with the date. As a former Royal Navy Navigator is a variety of ship, I used to have as many as half a dozen of these on my charge. IIRC, I only lost one, which I had to pay for. It cost me about £20, and I found it some months later. I still have it today. These 1981 models are very rare - I'm only aware of about 3 of them. That's rarer than a Rolex Milsub.

    Great piece! Thanks for adding to the thread.
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    Notes on the CWC G10 ‘Fat Boy’.

    Quote Originally Posted by krznrsh View Post
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    May I ask what is that strap? It looks super good on your G10. Thank you in advance.

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    Sure - it is a vintage Eulit ‘AirLook’ strap, great for wear in conditions of high heat/humidity.

    Here’s a photo of one on my Seiko 6105-8119...

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