For 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) was born and 12 Swiss watch manufacturers were chosen by the MOD to develop appropriate timepieces. Omega were one of the most highly respected of the selected companies along with IWC, Jaeger le coultre and Longines. It is estimated that Omega delivered less than 25,000 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
These watches went into military service some 70 odd years ago so how many survive today is anyone’s guess, but these are a great original and fast appreciating military watch which is also great to wear as well as being a great talking point.
The 35 mm stainless steel case wears well now and has survived in very good condition
Another rare piece, complete with all MOD and manufacture markings.
In stock and ready for worldwide shipping
Stock No. 1012