Lemania. A chrome plated and stainless steel manual wind British military issue wristwatch  'Dirty Dozen', Circa 1945

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Lemania. A chrome plated and stainless steel manual wind British military issue wristwatch
'Dirty Dozen', Circa 1945

£ 1,200 - 1,500
US$ 1,600 - 2,000
Lemania. A chrome plated and stainless steel manual wind British military issue wristwatch
Model: 'Dirty Dozen'
Date: Circa 1945
Movement: Gilt finish jewelled Cal.27A manual wind
Dial: Black, Broad Arrow, luminous Arabic numerals, luminous outer minute track with luminous 5 minute markers, subsidiary seconds at 6, pointed baton hands with luminous inserts
Case: Polished round, fixed bars, screw down back engraved '↑ W.W.W. Q6703 6603', reissue markings 'Q6783'
Strap/Bracelet: Brown leather
Buckle/Clasp: Steel buckle
Signed: Dial
Size: 36mm

Footnotes

  • During the Second World War the British Ministry of Defence tasked 12 watch companies with the role of producing watches that were fit for military action. These companies were Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex. The term 'Dirty Dozen' (after the 1960's film) has been coined to describe these watches.
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