Grana WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

Grana WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945


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Grana WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

The WWW watches are perhaps the most popular and collectible military 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”.

Only around 1,500 Grana WWW wristwatches were made for the British Army during WW2. Consequently, the Grana WWW is considered to be the “holy grail” by many military watch collectors who aspire to own all twelve of the “Dirty Dozen”.

The watch for sale is a wonderful example of its kind and features a rare and seldom-found MoD dial and handset.

The Grana W.W.W. for sale is in excellent overall condition having been serviced by our highly skilled and experienced horologist.
The MoD replacement dial is in lovely condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.
The MoD replacement hands and second hand are correct to the original specification of the watch. The crown is an original new old stock replacement.
The casing is in excellent condition with very few noticeable marks or scratches.
The KF320 calibre movement is in good condition and is currently running well and keeping good time and includes its original dust cover.

The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, two new NATO straps and a bespoke presentation watch box.

Diameter: 35mm (ex crown)