Papa Nui Watch Cap


The Watch Cap is an exacting recreation of the General Issue model that was made between 1943-1944, using the original USN contract number. 100% pure wool in a medium weight, hand made by Japan’s finest knitwear manufacturer.

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The Papa Nui Watch Cap is the result of the Papa reaching back into his historical vaults and recreating the most exacting wool naval cap, the General Issue. Working with the finest knitwear manufacturer in Japan, the Papa produces this 100% pure wool cap using the original US Navy knit batch contract number NXSX-38058 from September 1943 through to January 1944.

The finest example of the type we’ve laid our hands on, the Papa’s interpretation has the attention to detail and exceptional quality you have come to expect from all Papa Nui caps.

Its rugged and warm features will hold you through the darkest night and through winds as direful as any that lash the salted seas.

Key Features of the Papa Nui Watch Cap

  • Knitted in Japan
  • Replica of 1943/44 General Issue Watch Cap
  • Original US Navy knit batch contract number patch
  • 100% pure wool
  • One size

One size


100% pure wool






Papa Nui


One size. The General Issue Watch Cap is a flexible piece and is suitable for most head shapes.


As the General Issue Watch Cap is made from 100% pure wool we recommend avoiding machine washing. Do not tumble dry.

If necessary, have your watch cap professionally cleaned at your local dry cleaning facility.

Shipping & Returns

We want shopping with Those That Know to be easy. To make sure you’re completely satisfied with your experience with us we have a simple Shipping & Returns process.


We use Royal Mail to ship orders. We charge a flat rate shipping cost per order based on your location. This is:

  • UK – £3.55 (Delivery in 48 hours)
  • Europe – £4.80 (Delivery in 3-5 working days)
  • Rest of World – from £6.50 (Delivery in 6-7 working days)

You can find out more about our shipping methods and international zones on our shipping page.


We’re happy to accept return or exchange of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first on [email protected].

For more information about the process, see our returns page.