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***SOLD***Omega - A Dirty Dozen - WWW - WW2 Military Issued Watch - c.1945

£3,895.00GBP
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Omega WWII 'Dirty Dozen' Military Issued Watch in Excellent Condition with Original Radium Dial and Beautiful Chocolate Coloured Lume. Caseback Ref: WWW /I\ Y2026 10666225

For military collectors, the “Dirty Dozen” watches need no introduction. Civilian watches proved rather useless against the rigors of war conditions in the 1940s and so the MoD needed a watch that met their stringent requirements.

Twelve Swiss watchmakers were eventually chosen to produce the WWW (which stands for Watch. Wristlet. Waterproof.) a simple steel two-hander with white numerals on a black dial and a small seconds counter at six o’clock.

More than 140,000 watches in total were made and distributed to British soldiers in varying numbers from each manufacturer and the 12 variations became collectively known as the “Dirty Dozen”.

This is the Omega version of the Dirty Dozen, of which approximately 25000 were produced – the surviving numbers are unknown but they seem to dwindle each year making them more and more collectible as time goes by.

What’s On Offer 

An honest example of the Omega "Dirty Dozen" military-issued watch with a blemish-free black dial, recessed subdial, sharp Arabic numerals, and minute rail track. The original sword hands are in good shape with beautiful chocolate lume and the case and lugs are also looking good with barely noticeable signs of wear. The watch is paired with a stylish chocolate leather strap with contrast stitching completing a handsome package with bags of charisma. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: Chocolate Leather Strap with Pin Buckle

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: 30T2

Jewels: 15

Waterproof: When new

Power reserve: Approx 44hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference: 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