Record W.W.W. "Dirty Dozen

Sale price$1,950.00

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. Record delivered the most of the bunch with roughly 25,000.

Brand: Record

Model: W.W.W. for the Ministry of Defense

Case: 36.5mm wide (excluding crown), chrome-plated, steel screw-down case back, original unsigned crown, mineral crystal, fixed lugs, serial 548xxx

Movement: caliber 022K, manual winding, recently serviced

Bracelet/ Strap: Black single pass nato, 18mm lug width

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

Box & Papers: No

Condition: In overall good original working condition. The dial is very good and has no major defects. The lume on the dial and handset is replaced with tritium. This was common. The case has obvious loss of plating and the case back is free of any major scratches or defects. The movement has been serviced and keeps accurate time when tested.

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