We are very excited to have a Dirty Dozen, Omega British Military watch! The black dial has aged stunningly, with a smooth and even patina. The lumed, chrome hands also have some age to them, as you would expect from an 80+ year old watch, that may have seen some action!The 35mm stainless steel case is engraved "WWW ......" and houses Omega's notorious 30T2 caliber.
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.
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
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 black NATO strap, but it will look equally good on leather. A perfect addition to Dirty Dozen enthusiast, or a first time military watch buyer.
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1940s
Case Size : 35 mm
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