We are very excited to have a Dirty Dozen, Cyma British Military watch! The black dial has aged stunningly, with a smooth and even patina. All Arabic numerals sit inside the outer minute tracking ring and the lumed, hour and minute hands also have some age to them, as you would expect from an 80+ year old watch, that may have seen some action!
The 38mm stainless steel case is engraved "WWW ......" and houses the manual wind caliber, serviced by us and running strongly.
The WWW British issue wristwatches are perhaps the most desired and collectible watches among all those issued to the British Army. This is because they were the first to be specially designed and custom made for the British Army.
'WWW' is said to stand for Watch, Wrist, Waterproof and was the descriptive code used by the British Army to identify it as a piece of equipment issued by the government.
There were 12 Swiss manufacturers of the WWW contracted to the forces, and as such, the collection is commonly referred to by collectors and dealers alike as “The Dirty Dozen”.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
We always get excited by military watches. They have such an iconic design, obviously utilitarian but somehow they always seem to have some character, too. We've paired this beauty on a brown, suede, one-piece strap, but it will look equally good on a NATO. A perfect addition to Dirty Dozen enthusiast, or a first time military watch buyer.
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1940s
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : Our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty