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Record Military WWW

Discover the unique Military watch by Record – a true piece of history.

Going back to 1903, Record was founded by watchmakers to acquire the patent for the innovative Sector Watch. This watch, with a rare dial and clear Arabic indices, bears the insignia of the English army. The engraving reveals the story behind the wearer and the date of issue. The ‘Watch Wrislet Waterproof’ timepiece, dust and water-resistant, was once a utilitarian item, now a timeless vintage treasure. Uncover perfection in imperfection and wear history with pride.

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€ 2.450

Availability: In stock

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Details
Brand Other brands
Diameter 35 mm
Model Military
Bracelet/strap: NATO
Year of production (circa) 1944
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Material Stay bright
Lug Width 18 mm
Crystal Acrylic
Set Content Watch only
Dial color Black
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Movement Hand-wound
Backstory

Towards the end of WWII, the British MoD (Ministry of Defense) commissioned thirteen watchmakers to supply wristwatches for the allied troops. The brief went out to Longines, Vertex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Omega, Buren, Grana, Lemania, Record, Timor, Eterna, Cyma and Enicar. All but Enicar eventually delivered, earning this bunch of companies the nickname: Dirty Dozen.

The nickname came later though. At the time, these were known as W.W.W; Waterproof Wrist Watches. The brief was simple: the watches had to be reliable, serviceable and waterproof. They would have a black dial with luminescent Arabic numerals, a sub dial for the seconds and a shatter-proof acrylic crystal. The case back would feature milspec engravings.

All twelve Dirty Dozen watches are slightly different. Subtle variations in case shape, hands and dials exist. Some are chrome-plated, others are stainless steel.

By the time the Dirty Dozen watches were ready for dispatch, the war was nearing its end. Some still saw actual military use during the second world war, others were used in later conflicts. Some never saw action at all.

There are vast differences in production numbers between the individual suppliers. This, in part, explains the serious difference in value among them. This is a rough estimate of the numbers of Dirty Dozen watches produced:

Buren: 11.000

Cyma: 20.000

Eterna: 5.000

Grana: 1.000-1.500

IWC: 6.000

JLC: 10.000

Lemania: 8.000

Longines: 5.000

Omega: 25.000

Record: 25.000

Timor: 13.000

Vertex: 15.000

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Other brands

Model

Year of production (circa)

1944

Material

Stay bright

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Black

Movement

Hand-wound

Diameter

35 mm

Bracelet/strap:

NATO

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

18 mm

Set Content

Watch only