IWC. A stainless steel military wristwatch with black dialMovement no. 1079918, case back and dial marked with broad arrow, stamped W.W.W./M 15857, circa 1944
Lot 115
IWC. A stainless steel military wristwatch with black dialMovement no. 1079918, case back and dial marked with broad arrow, stamped W.W.W./M 15857, circa 1944
Sold for US$ 2,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
IWC. A stainless steel military wristwatch with black dialMovement no. 1079918, case back and dial marked with broad arrow, stamped W.W.W./M 15857, circa 1944
Lot Details
IWC. A stainless steel military wristwatch with black dial
Movement no. 1079918, case back and dial marked with broad arrow, stamped W.W.W./M 15857, circa 1944
16-jewel Cal. 83 movement with monometallic balance, overcoiled spring with index regulator, circular dial with white arabic numerals and luminous dots, polished skeleton hands with luminous fill, subsidiary seconds, brushed conforming snap back case, associated leather strap, case, dial and movement signed.
35mm

Footnotes

  • During the Second World War, the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) issued specifications for a military watch to supply its troops. These watches are known as Mark X or W.W.W. (Watches Wristlet Waterproof) and were produced by many Swiss manufacturers among them Omega, Longines, Cyma, Jaeger LeCoultre and IWC.
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