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Buren - British Military Issued Dirty Dozen - c.1944 - Case Back Marked WWW H 2640 332803 ***SOLD***

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A Nice Example of Buren's Ministry of Defence, Issued Watch with Nicely Aged Lume.  Finished with a NATO Strap, This Watch is a Real Collector's Piece.  

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In the closing years of World War II, a basic but carefully specified model wristwatch was commissioned for members of the British armed forces by the Ministry of Defence - manufactured by one of twelve watchmakers who delivered the pieces in 1944 and 1945. These manufacturers (Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, JLC, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex) later came to be known as ‘The Dirty Dozen’ in the mid-1960s, after the release of the popular war film of the same name. Out of the circa 150,000 watches delivered, only circa 11,000 Buren-branded watches were produced. 

What's On Offer:

A super example of the Buren member of the Dirty Dozen (DD) family, boasting a blemish-free rich black dial, brilliant white Arabic numerals, an outer minute track, small seconds dial at 6 o'clock and the synonymous military pheon underneath the Buren signature. The lume has aged really evenly across both the sword hands and the hour plots, giving the dial a really nice balance of colour. The chrome-topped case is still in good shape with very few signs of deterioration and of course, the caseback bears the military engravings one would expect with any DD watch - WWW H 2640 332803.  A really nice collector's piece and very much sought after. 

Running well and keeping good time, after a recent service by our master military watchmaker, the watch is sold with confidence and our own 12-month warranty. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Chrome Top

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: NATO military-style 

Technical specifications

Winding: Manually wound

Movement Type: Mechanical

Calibre: 462

Jewels: 15

Waterproof: When new

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent 

Model Reference Number: WWW

Date of issue: Circa 1944

Guarantee: 12 Months by VWS


Width: 36.5mm

Lug width: 18mm

Lug height: (lug to lug)

Wrist size: Adjustable