Cyma WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Military Wristwatch c.1945

Cyma WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Military Wristwatch c.1945


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Cyma WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

The WWW watches are perhaps the most popular and collectible watches amongst all those issued to the British Army. This is perhaps because they were the first to be specially designed and custom made for the British Army.

WWW stands for Watch, Wrist, Waterproof and was the descriptive code used by the British Army to identify it as a piece of equipment.

These watches began being manufactured and issued to the British Army in early 1945.

There were 12 Swiss manufacturers of the WWW watches and as such, the collection is commonly referred to by collectors and dealers alike as “The Dirty Dozen”.

The example for sale is in wonderful original condition and is one of the best examples you could ever hope to find. Remarkably, the watch is fitted to its original wartime two-piece pigskin strap.

Only around 20,000 Cyma WWW watches were made for the British Army during WW2. As such, good original examples of these watches are very sought after by collectors and can often be difficult to find.

The Cyma WWW is in excellent overall condition having been recently serviced by our highly skilled and experienced horologist.
The dial is in lovely overall condition.
The hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
The casing is in excellent condition with very few noticeable marks or scratches. The glass has numerous stress fractures.
The Cyma 234 calibre movement is in good condition, is running well and retains its original dust cover.

The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty and is fitted to its original wartime two-piece leather pigskin strap.

Diameter: 38 mm (ex crown)