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This is one of the well-known “Dirty Dozen”, Jaeger LeCoultre, WWW, WW2 military watches with the Calibre 479 mechanical hand wind movement. These particular watches were designed specifically for forces personnel in the Second World War and JLC were one of the few manufacturers that were suppliers to the war office.

This particular watch is in excellent overall condition for an issued watch and has the typical design features that were specified to the war office.

Case and Crown

This is the original matt stainless steel case and crown with a screw in back. The back is marked with the correct MOD marking of 286458 - WWW - F15824 and the MOD thin arrow logo.

Overall the case is in very good condition with only some minor signs of wear as you would expect for a watch that would have been issued by the MOD during WW2.

Dial, Hands and Glass

The watch has the typical Jaeger LeCoultre signed, matt “thin arrow” Radium dial and white Arabic numerals at the hour positions together with Radium lume dots with the 12, 3 and 9 o’clock positions being larger and more prominent. The dial has the sub dial seconds display at the 6 o’clock position. The baton hour and minute hands have luminous white inlays.

The dial, hands and plastic glass are all in very good condition for a 1940’s watch.


This watch has the Calibre 479 mechanical hand wind movement with 16 jewels which is well known for its resilience and good time keeping. The 479 was produced by JLC and known as a ‘movement house’ unlike the other producers of military watches who used their best complying stock. This is thought to one of only around 10,000 Calibre 479 movements produced making it quite rare. This particular movement is numbered 25****.

The movement is running strong as you would expect and comes with a 12 months guarantee.


The watch comes on a khaki nylon military style strap with matt stainless steel pin buckle.

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.

A detailed invoice together with any warranty will be provided at the time of sale.

In Conclusion

This is a beautiful example of the Jaeger LeCoultre WWW WWII military watch which for a watch dating to the 1940’s is in excellent condition. The overall appearance is striking in its simplicity but retains its classic military style features. The WWW standing means this is an ideal watch for a person who likes an active outdoor life but can be worn equally as well as a reliable every day watch.

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This superb Jaeger LeCoutre 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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