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Omega - WWW Dirty Dozen - Military Issued Watch - c.1945

£3,895.00GBP
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An Omega "Dirty Dozen" Military Issued Watch c.1945 in Remarkable Condition with Superb Pumpkin Lume. A Real Collectors Piece with Historical Significance. 

Popular and much sought after, the WWW military watches were the first to be specially designed and custom-made for the British Army.

In the 1940s The Ministry of Defence developed a specification for military issue wristwatches. The specification is referred to as W.W.W - Watch, Wrist, and Waterproof. W.W.W. is marked on the case back along with the serial number and manufacturer code which in this case is Y for Omega.

There were 12 different manufacturers who produced watches to MoD specification and they are collectively referred to as “The Dirty Dozen”.

Only around 25,000 Omega, WWW watches were made for the British Army during WW2 and we don't know how many of these survived, the dwindling numbers combined with the obvious historical significance make these watches really collectible. 

What’s On Offer 

Any military enthusiast will immediately see the absolute beauty in this stunning example of an Omega “Dirty Dozen”. Considering its former life as a military tool watch that has more than likely seen active service, and its age of over 70 years, the remarkable condition of the stark black dial with sharp Arabic numerals, sub-dial, and Omega signature is frankly a joy. And! That’s not even mentioning the incredibly even ageing of the lume which is the much sought-after pumpkin hue. The years have been kind to this watch and it has clearly been well taken care of, the case and lugs are well maintained and complete a charming package that would delight any military collector.

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexi

Bracelet: NATO Style 


Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical 

Caliber: 30T2

Jewels: 15

Waterproof: When new

Power reserve: Approx. 44hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent - 9/10 

Model Reference Number: WWW

Date of issue: c.1945

Guarantee: 12 months by VWS

Dimensions

Width: 35mm

Lug width: 18mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 45mm

Wrist size: Adjustable