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WWW Record 'Dirty Dozen' British Military Watch - NATO Dial


Rare c.1945 Record WWW ‘Dirty Dozen’ British WWII military watch.

A needle in the haystack, this Record oozes collectability. One of the rare ‘Dirty Dozen’ British WWII military watches, this watch was part of an even fewer number of watches which had their dials replaced by NATO dials, resulting in a serial number instead of a brand name, arguably more beautiful and definitely far lesser seen.

What makes this piece extra special, though, is its condition. A tropical vintage tone has grown with time over the hour markers and hands, yet the dial is still crisp and clear down to the smallest sub-seconds plot. It’s unusual that such a rare watch stands the test of time so well, especially with such even and subtle aging over the dial. The case edges show minor wear, as one would expect from a military service watch, however the lugs remain nearly unscathed. Chunky 37mm military case which wears beautifully, seconds dial at 6 O’clock and fixed lug bars. 

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  • Model ref: WWW ‘Dirty Dozen’
  • Year: 1945
  • Warranty length: 12 months
  • Box and papers: No
  • Movement type, calibre and jewels: Hand-wound Caliber 022K, 15j
  • Case: Solid stainless steel, fixed lug bars, screw-down back
  • Dial: Black radium dial, subsidiary seconds, sword hands
  • Crystal: Plexiglass
  • Bracelet: Brown suede band
  • Width (w/o crown): 37mm
  • Height, lug to lug: 47mm
  • Lug width: 18mm
  • Wrist size: Adjustable