TIMOR WW2 - CALIBRE 6060 - 15 JEWELS - WWW - MILITARY WATCH
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Timor “WWW” WW2 issued, military watch with Calibre 6060 mechanical hand wind movement. These particular watches were one amongst twelve brands of watch designed especially for MoD personnel during the Second World War. Timor were one of the ‘dirty dozen’ manufacturers as they became known, that were chosen as suppliers to the MoD in the 1940’s.
This particular watch is in great overall condition and has all of the typical design features that were specified to Timor. They all had to have black luminous dials, highly accurate 15 jewel movements housed in a rugged shock resistant waterproof cases with a screw in back and a shatterproof plastic, crystal.
Case and Crown
The original and typically more substantial, mat finished, chrome plated case with solid (integral) bezel and what we think is still the original crown are all in overall excellent condition for an issued military watch, as you will no doubt agree from our photographs! The signed screw in back has all the correct markings, WWW – K4012 – 33xxx and the arrow logo, depicting its MoD origin.
A very reliable source for further information about the “dirty dozen” watches can be found at www.time514.com/BritishX.htm.
The case is in excellent condition with only some small blemishes, there appears to be no rubbing to any plating. Much of the minor markings, are what you would expect for a military issued watch that will likely have seen action in WW2 on the wrist of a serving soldier. We have seen and handled many of this type of watch over the years and can say this is in very good condition compared with many others we have come across!
Dial, Hands and Glass
The original Timor signed mat black dial has some minor signs of patina to the hour marker plots. The Radium markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 remain thick and crisp with a lovely age related creamy colour to them and the plots/dots.
The dial does not appear to have lightened with age as some do. It still appears a lovely deep black colour and all markings including the arrow logo between the centre and 12 o’clock position are in still very clear and legible.
The white Arabic numerals at the hour positions are all still quite white in colour and are still all very crisp and unmarked. The dial has the sub seconds display at the 6 o’clock position circled by “rail track” markers, as is the outer minute track again all in absolutely great condition.
The hour and minute hands we think are also original to the watch but the inlays seem to have been either refilled or re-painted as they are a slightly glossy yellow colour but we don’t feel that this detracts from the overall condition or look of the watch at all. If this does bother you then we can always have the hands re-done with a modern lume but colour matched to the plots!
The plastic glass had some very minor scratch marks but these have been polished out and are now barely visible.
The dial, hands and plastic glass are all in excellent condition for a 1940’s watch but the hands and dial are showing some lovely signs of patina.
These Timor watches have the fantastic, accurate and reliable, Calibre 6060, mechanical hand wind movement, with 15 jewels and are one of the few dirty dozen watches that are adjusted to 4 positions. These calibres were based on the highly modified A. Schild 1203 movements.
This movement is running strong as you would expect and will come fully serviced and with a 12 months guarantee for your piece of mind.
The watch comes on a new black, woven Perlon, military style strap with a stainless steel pin buckle. We think it looks great on this style of watch but if you would prefer a different strap please contact us to discuss.
Box and Papers
There are no original papers or box with this watch however it will be supplied in our exclusive, genuine leather, VWS watch case and a detailed invoice, together with written warranty will be provided at the time of sale.
This is a superb and original example of the Timor “WWW”, WW2 military watch, which for a watch dating to the 1940’s is in great condition. Military watches have become very collectable over the past few years, especially those made for the British MoD towards the end of WW2. These watches were all marked WWW for Watches Wristlet Waterproof. All the watches had to meet very strict specifications. They all had to have black luminous dials, highly accurate 15 jewel movements housed in a rugged shock resistant waterproof cases with a screw in back and a shatterproof plastic, crystal. The war department awarded the contract to make these watches to 12 Swiss watch manufacturers who became known as the “Dirty Dozen”. The Dirty Dozen included well-known brands, Cyma, Eterna, Buren, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega and Record along with some lesser-known brands including Grana, Vertex and indeed Timor!
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BRAND OF "DIRTY DOZEN" WATCH THEN PLEASE EMAIL US WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS AS WE HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHERS THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN LISTED!
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This excellent Timor “WWW” watch is priced very competitively taking rarity and condition into consideration but we will still consider your watch as a part exchange even if your watch is of higher value! Please contact us to discuss this further.
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