Earlier this year, CWC announced the launch of the of a brand new quartz chronograph. Unlike some of the brand’s most popular models to date, the CWC Sea Falcon doesn’t necessarily stand as a one-to-one recreation of vintage MOD military-issued timepieces. Instead, CWC took inspiration from earlier quartz chronographs issued to RAF, RN, and BAF pilots in the late 90s and early 2000s. They then bumped the water resistance to 200m and added the option of ordering the piece with either a rotating 12-hour bezel or conventional dive watch bezel. The result is a robust and highly capable watch that’s easy to wear and priced at around £749.

CWC Sea Falcon Chronograph Specifications

Case Size41mm (diameter) x 47mm (lug-to-lug) x 11mm (thickness)
Water Resistance200m
MovementRonda 5030.d 13 jewels gold plated movement
Battery Life54 months
Strap20mm grey strap
Lug Width20mm, fixed spring bars


  • Reliable and accurate, low-maintenance quartz movement
  • Military-inspired design from a brand with experience supplying issued timepieces
  • Options for combined functionality between the bezel and chronograph movement
  • Ample water-resistance without the need for screw-down pushers


  • Limited strap options due to fixed spring bars
  • Pricey for a quartz watch
  • Bi-directional bezel action would have been better with the 12-hour insert
  • Diameter including crown is 45mm—could be too big for some

While it may seem cluttered or overly-complicated to some, I’ve found that the CWC Sea Falcon has quickly become one of my most worn watches of 2024. I feel like this is the perfect combination of features, thanks to the chronograph. Need elapsed time? You’ve got it with the chronograph. Second time zone? The bezel has that covered, along with elapsed time with some quick math. Be sure to check out my full video review here and learn more about the CWC Sea Falcon at the brand’s official site.


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