For many military watch collectors the famed Dirty Dozen need no introduction, In brief the M.O.D in the 1940's needed to standardize its issued timepieces and so the Wrist Watch Waterproof (WWW) signifier was born and 12 Swiss watch manufacturers were chosen by the MOD to develop appropriate timepieces. Lemania were, at that time, one of the most highly respected. It is estimated that Lemania delivered less than 8000 to the MOD towards the end of the second world war and this piece will have survived through many other conflicts since the 1940's
This example is in terrific vintage condition and correctly marked throughout
Measuring 35.7 mm excluding the crown and fitted on a later NATO style grey strap this wears very well today and is highly collectable.