Lemania WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Military Wristwatch c.1945

Lemania WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Military Wristwatch c.1945


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Lemania 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 8,000 Lemania 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 watch for sale is a beautiful example of its kind and is in excellent overall condition.
The hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
The original factory dial is in lovely overall condition. There is some very light fading to the dial around the “10” marker.
The casing is in very good condition with matching case back and lug numbers. As expected, there is some wear and tarnishing to the outer chrome plating in places.
The 27A calibre movement is currently running extremely well and keeping excellent time.

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

Diameter: 36 mm (ex crown)