IWC WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

IWC WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945


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IWC 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”.

Only around 6,000 IWC WWW watches were made for the British Army during WW2. As such, good original examples of these rare watches are hugely sought after by collectors and can often be extremely difficult to find.


The IWC W.W.W. for sale is in excellent overall condition.
The original factory dial is in lovely condition. There is a very minor blemish just above the “3” marker which is only really visible at a certain angle.
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 IWC 83 calibre movement is in very good condition and is currently running well and keeping excellent time.
The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, a newly fitted NATO strap and a quality handmade leather watch pouch.

Diameter: 35mm (ex crown)