Steel cased military watch, case number 542241, this watch dates from 1945. In late 1944, the British government ordered around 150,000 watches from 12 different Swiss manufacturers, called the WWW watches (in military nonclemature Watch, Wrist, Waterproof).
These watches had several things in common, they had steel screwed backs, black dials with large subsidiary seconds at 6, railroad track outer minute markers and luminous dot & baton hour markers with full arabic hour numerals. The movements were all 15 jewel, high quality calibres and the watches were fitted with shatterproof perspex crystals. The Record version is one of the more interesting variants of the WWW watches and is fitted with the in house Record cal 022K, which has 15 jewels and is not shock protected.The movement is one of the higher quality ones with highly finished plates & the case back is fully marked with British Government markings on both the inside & outside surfaces. The case is a two-piece screw back case with a dull rhodium plated brass case body & a stainless steel back. There is no dial nor hands, but everything else seems to be there, including the original winding crown; however the movement does not run as I assume that the balance staff is broken. The watch measures 36mm Diam, 46.7mm lug to lug and is 12.5mm high; it takes an 18mm strap and has fixed strap bars. The item "Record WW2 WWW British Dirty Dozen military watch for service or parts ONLY" is in sale since Thursday, February 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "mrrolex" and is located in Boynton Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.