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WWW Record Military 'Dirty Dozen' Watch - c.1945 WW2 Issued - Matching Case Numbers!

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Record WWW ‘Dirty Dozen’ c.1944 British WWII military watch with matching case/lug numbers - L21159-539006

Made exclusively for the British Armed Forces during World War II, the WWW ‘Dirty Dozen’ watches earned their nickname as they were produced by 12 world-famous watch manufacturers; Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex.

This particular piece is a beautiful example made by Record, in excellent overall condition considering its age and use during active service. Only 25,000 of the Record model were produced, and few have survived, making this a rare and much sought after timepiece for any military watch collector or vintage watch enthusiast. 

The original chrome plated case with stainless steel case back is engraved with the military Broad Arrow marking, along with reference number L21159-539006. The watch also has a Record-signed matte black dial with white Arabic numerals at the hour positions and luminous dots, with a sub-dial seconds display at 6 o’clock. The hour and minute hands have solid luminous inlays and the case is fronted with original acrylic glass. 

The piece is powered by a calibre 022K with 15 jewels, as all Record Dirty Dozen watches were- a powerful and reliable movement known for its resilience that still keeps accurate time today. 

The watch will be supplied on a NATO fabric strap in your choice of black, grey or khaki. 

What’s On Offer 

This watch is in excellent condition for its age with sharp case edges and is in full working order. There are light signs of wear on the crown-side case edge, and on the case back, arguably expected for a watch from the 1940s. The piece also has matching case and lug numbers (L21159 marked on case back, with 159 also marked on lug), guaranteeing its originality and integrity.

The original radium dial has aged to an unusual and eye catching  tropical / tobacco coloured patina, with light speckles and a warm vintage character. There are no original box or papers for this piece, however it will be supplied with a VWS leather presentation pouch. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Chrome plated with stainless steel back.

Dial: Matte black.

Crystal: Acrylic.

Bracelet: The watch will be supplied on a NATO fabric strap in your choice of black, grey, or khaki. 


Technical specifications

Winding: Manual.

Movement type: Automatic

Calibre: 022K.

Jewels: 15j.

Waterproof: When new, yes.


Purchase details

Condition: Excellent, for a piece of this age, and in full working order.
Model Reference Number: L21159-539006.
Date of issue: 1940s

Guarantee

Comes with a 12-month VWS guarantee.

Dimensions

Width: 36.5mm

Lug width: 18mm.

Height (lug to lug): 47mm. 
Wrist size: Adjustable.