Lemania W.W.W. "Dirty Dozen"

Sale price$3,950.00

What We Fancy

Watch, Wrist, Waterproof. This was the code established by the British Army to distinguish these from all other military equipment. The MoD (Ministry of Defense) required each wristwatch to be waterproof, luminous, chronometer regulated & a hardy case. Like most other military watches, these had to have black dials, Arabic numerals & subsidiary seconds for maximum legibility. All 12 of the Dirty Dozen were ordered by the MoD during WWII & delivered roughly 145,000 of them in 1945. Lemania delivered around 10,000 in 1945.

Brand: Lemania

Model: W.W.W. for the Ministry of Defense ref. Q 2664

Case: 36.5mm wide (excluding crown), chrome-plated, steel screw-down case back, original unsigned crown, mineral crystal, fixed lugs

Movement: caliber 27A, manual winding, recently serviced

Bracelet/ Strap: Dark brown nato, 18mm lug width

Features: White Arabic hour markers, sword handset, subsidiary seconds, screw-down case back, mineral crystal, radium lume, circa 1945

Box & Papers: No

Condition: In overall good all original condition. The dial has some clear speckled patina throughout. The crystal has some surface-level scratches and hairline fractures. At request, we can replace the original crystal. The chrome topped case shows some clear wear, something very common in these. The movement has been serviced and keeps accurate time when tested over 24-hours.

Backed by our one-year repair warranty. Accompanied by a free Suede Travel Pouch.