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**SOLD**Omega Military Dirty Dozen WW2 Steel

Omega Military Dirty Dozen – ROSH Presentation Box Included
  • Brand: Omega
  • Model: Military Dirty Dozen
  • Movement: Manual Wind Cal. 30T
  • Bracelet Type: Black Canvas Strap
  • Bracelet Material: Canvas
  • Year: WW2 Issue
  • Condition: Vintage – Unpolished Case
  • Box: ROSH Jewellers Presentation Box.
  • Papers: No
  • Gender: Men’s/Unisex
  • Location: UK – Scarborough
  • Case Material: Steel
  • Case Diameter: 35mm
  • Glass: Acrylic Glass
  • Dial: Black Dial
THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWN ARE OF THE ACTUAL WATCH FOR SALE

Within our business, we have a strong passion and appreciation for quality watches. With over forty years of knowledge and experience within the jewellery and watch industry. Our pre-owned watches range is an ever evolving selection of quality Swiss brands. With watches ranging in age from near new to vintage, we try to offer something to suit most tastes. We love nothing more than to offer our customers a watch that is a fine example of its kind to wear and enjoy for years to come.

 

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Dirty Dozen – The Story

The Dirty Dozen; a film from the 60’s following 12 fictional soldiers throughout the Second World War and their misadventures along the way. It has also become the name associated, by avid watch collectors, to the group of twelve watches worn by soldiers who fought in the Second World War.  More specifically, British soldiers.

A request was submitted by the Ministry of Defence during World War II for custom built, Swiss manufactured, wristwatch to be produced. These watches had to be suitable for the needs of the British soldiers. Along with the request were various specific requirements the watch must follow. They needed to be accurate, reliable and durable.  Meaning they had to be regulated to chronometer standards, waterproof and shockproof.

As with our CYMA WWW watch, the watches had to have a black dial, Arabic numerals, luminous hour and minute hands, luminous hour markers, a railroad minute track, a shatterproof crystal, and a stainless-steel case. As well as powered by a 15-jewel movements, measuring between 11.75 and 13 lignes.

Twelve watch companies presented watches which matched this brief. These were; Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex. So was born the Dirty Dozen. More formally, these watches were known as W.W.Ws, a code established by the British Army to distinguish these from other military equipment. Watch. Wrist. Waterproof.

They were commissioned by the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) during World War II, and while they may not be as highly rated as other military watches, they have become some of the most collectable of military and watch collectors.

 

Our watches are also available on Chrono 24