Record WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

Record WWW Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

SOLD

Stock Number: W0157 Category:

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.

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 having been recently serviced by our highly skilled and experienced horologist.
The original factory dial is in overall lovely condition.
The sword hands, seconds hand and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
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. There is a slight stress fracture to the glass near to the “12” marker.
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, newly fitted NATO strap and quality handmade leather watch pouch.

Diameter: 36mm (ex crown)

Scroll to Top