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WWW IWC Military 'Dirty Dozen' Watch - c.1945 WW2 Issue - Calibre 83

£6,150.00GBP
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Rare c.1945 IWC WWW ‘Dirty Dozen’ British WWII military watch.

This is a lovely piece of watchmaking prowess and military history. A member of the extremely collectable 'Dirty Dozen' set, the IWC stands out from the other 11. Housing, what is commonly seen as the best movement of any dirty dozen, the IWC keeps time well, and has been recently serviced by the renowned military watchmaker John Senior.

Finely preserved example of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ collection, produced c.1944-45 for the British military serving across Europe during WWII. Still housing the original dial with stepped subsidiary seconds dial at 6. Which is still all jet black and in great condition, painted Arabic numerals, intricate double-lined white tracking ring and great original luminous hour plots. Original tapered sword hands. The IWC is known for a larger case, one which makes it wear well in an age where case sizes refuse to stop growing.

The original dial is in great condition. As can be seen in photographs, the lugs and case edges have seen very little wear. That being said, the case has shown light signs of wear, as would be expected from a military watch. This is purely aesthetic and is only visible upon close inspection. Overall a fantastic example of one of the rarest examples of the dirty dozen after of course, the Grana!

For more information on the rich cultural provenance of this piece, please see the following article: 

https://www.acollectedman.com/blogs/journal/59621443-the-story-of-the-dirty-dozen-the-first-wristwatches-specially-commissioned-for-the-british-army

Modern or vintage PX’s considered, please contact or call me on +44 7831 454658

  • Model ref: WWW Dirty Dozen
  • Year: 1945
  • Warranty length: 12 Months
  • Box and papers: No
  • Movement type, calibre and jewels: Manual Wind, Calibre 83
  • Case: Stainless Steel
  • Dial: Black, Sub Seconds
  • Crystal: Plexiglas
  • Bracelet: Leather Strap
  • Width (w/o crown): 35mm
  • Height, lug to lug: 42mm
  • Lug width: 18mm
  • Wrist size: Adjustable