One of the most appreciated World War II military field watches, the Timor WWW Dirty Dozen takes part to the British Army history.
It was early to mid 1940s when the British Ministry of Defense (MoD), at the time headed by Winston Churchill, commissioned the military timepieces to watch companies and every detail requested has been given attention. 12 Watch Manifacturers could comply with the standards and Timor was one of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ family. So the British Army WW2 watch was born. Are you in love with the Dirty Dozen watches? Have a look at the Cyma WWW for sale.
The W.W.W. stays for Wrist, Watch and Waterproof, so the main points requested by the British Army and this Timor is no exception. The engraved caseback shows ‘TIMOR’ signature, letter ‘K’ code, civil and military assigned numbers and the WWW acronym. The stainless steel case is satin finished so any reflection could be seen by the enemy. This kind of details would have done difference between life and death while being in the battlefield, nothing is left to chance. The fixed lugs ensures the watch to be firm on the wrist and the big winding crown, satin finished as well, was easier to use by soldiers since many of them used to wear gloves.
This field watch houses the manual winding Caliber 6060, featuring 15 jewels and much reliability.
The black dial is preserved in outstanding condition and now developed an attractive dark grey patina matching the radium color, aged as well. The lume overflows the indexes, a pretty common hallmark of radium dials. Do not miss all the watch details, described in the full CONDITION REPORT.
Why This Watch Makes The Difference
Historical Background - The British Ministry of Defence commissioned this watch for the soldiers during the World War II. The caseback shows the military broad arrow and the assignment number.
Affordable - This Timor watch is one of the most affordable vintage military assigned WW2 timepieces, now highly sought among collectors.
Durable - Made to stand up to the battlefield, this military Timor features a thick stainless steel case to last for long.
Manifacturer - Timor
Year - Circa 1945
Movement - Timor 6060, Manual winding
Model Name - W.W.W.
Reference - N/A
Material - Stainless Steel case
Bracelet/Strap - Generic nato strap
Clasp/Buckle - Generic metal buckle
Dimensions - 36,5mm x 45mm
Signed - Dial, Movement and Caseback
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