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 in remarkable overall condition with matching lug and case back numbers and is one of the very best examples you could ever hope to find.

The Lemania W.W.W. for sale is in excellent overall condition.
The original factory dial is in wonderful condition with no obvious blemishes or flaws.
The hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
The casing is in excellent condition with no obvious wear or tarnishing. Happily, the lug and case back numbers match which confirms the mid-case and case back are original to each other.
The 27A calibre movement is currently running extremely well and keeping excellent time.

The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty and a newly fitted NATO strap.

Diameter: 36 mm (ex crown)