Record WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

Record WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945


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Record WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Watch 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.

Interestingly, the wonderful example for sale is the later NATO dialled variant, which features the watch’s numerical stores reference number as opposed to the manufacturer’s name.

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 25,000 Record 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 Record WWW is in beautiful overall condition and is sold having been recently serviced by our highly skilled and experienced horologist.
The dial is in wonderful condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.
The hands, seconds hand 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 remarkable condition with no obvious wear or tarnishing of the chrome plating.
The Record 022K calibre movement is in superb condition and is currently running well and keeping excellent time.

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

Diameter: 36mm (ex crown)