Type:

Analogue

Gender:

Gents

Brand:

Record

Movement

Record 022K

Case material:

Stainless Steel

 

Type:

Analogue

Gender:

Gents

Brand:

Record

Movement

Record 022K

Case material:

Stainless Steel

 

Here we have an excellent example of a 1945 'Dirty Dozen' watch by Record, with a 35.5mm stainless steel case, original dial and an excellent story. The 'Dirty Dozen' wristwatches were 12 models of watches made by 12 different manufacturers issued to the British Army at the tail end of WWII. These were built to strict specifications and made in limited numbers making these collectable pieces which have seen a big increase in value in the last decade.

 

The movements all had to keep time to chronometer standards, be very shockproof, water resistant and anti magnetic, as well as easy to read at a glance, day and night.

 

This particular watch has clearly seen a lot of wrist time so although it has a very worn case the dial is original with the radium ageing to a beautiful brown caramel colour and the black dial has faded slightly. While usually we aim to find watches in very clean and unused condition vintage military and sports watches often ooze character when they have been worn and enjoyed so we don't mind this watch having a few knocks and bruises.

 

The only part of this watch which appears to be a replacement is the crown  and it's likely the crystal has been replaced at some point in its lifetime.

We have fitted a black NATO strap to complement the dial.

 

Screw down case back displaying the government issue broad arrow, W.W.W (Watch Wrist Waterproof). The manufacturer serial number and military stock number can also be seen engraved on the back. 

 

The case is also rugged with fixed bars between the lugs, a thick screw down case back and large easily gripped crown allow for easy winding and time setting.

 

Technical Details

This watch uses the manually wound Record cal 022K.

This has 15 jewels and a 42 hour power reserve..

Frequency of 18,000 bph.

 

Cpndition Report

As earlier mentioned this watch shows some clear wear, with rubbing to the steel case, light wear to the case back, and aging to the paint and radium on the dial, hands and markers. The movement has been serviced by us so is clean and keeping excellent time.

Record WWW 'Dirty Dozen' Miitary Wristwatch

£995.00Price
  • If you arenot local to us, we are happy to post your watch to you, fully insured next day delivery at buyers expense (between £8 and £12)

  • While all care is taken to ensure every watch functions perfectly well, occassionally when worn on the wrist they can behave slightly differently. If any issues occur within the 30 days after purchase we are happy to refund or repair the watch hassle free.