Buren Grand Prix British Military WWW Dirty Dozen Wristwatch Circa 1940s

This Watch

The WWW British issue wristwatches are perhaps the most desired and collectible watches among 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' 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.

These watches began being manufactured and issued to the British Forces in early 1945.

Extra Points 

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”. 

What we think

Only around 10,000 Buren WWW watches were made for the British Army during the Second World War, making good, original examples highly sought after by collectors and can often be difficult to find.

Spec Stuff

Reference : W.W.W. H2442 332605
Movement : In House Buren Caliber
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1940s
Case Size : 
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :

Lugs :
Condition :
Box & Papers :
Case Material :
  Stainless Steel
Service History :
  Our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

Brand : Buren