Jaeger-LeCoultre WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

Jaeger-LeCoultre WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

£3,950

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Jaeger-LeCoultre 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 10,000 JLC WWW watches were made for the British Army during WW2. As such, good original examples of these rare watches are very sought after by collectors and can often be extremely difficult to find.

 

The Jaeger-LeCoultre W.W.W. is in wonderful overall condition and is sold having been recently serviced.
The original factory dial is in excellent condition without any obvious flaws or blemishes.
The beautiful cathedral hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
It is common to find the outer casing of these watches in a bad state of repair. However, the casing of the watch for sale is in lovely condition.
The JLC 479 calibre movement is currently running well and keeping excellent time.

The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, newly fitted NATO strap and quality leather hand-made watch pouch.

Diameter: 35mm (ex crown)

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