Cyma Dirty Dozen British WWW 1945
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About this watch
This lovely Cyma Dirty Dozen W.W.W dates back to 1945 and originates from the first line of non-civilian wristwatches worn by the British military. With 15 jewel movement and Cal. 235, it has a neat and well-balanced design, which features: a signature black dial, arabic numerals, luminous hour and minute hands, luminous hour markers, a sub-seconds dial at six o’clock, a shatterproof crystal – measuring at 38mm it’s one of the larger ‘Dirty Dozen’ watches.
The W.W.W, engraved on the back of the case, stands for Watch, Wristlet, Waterproof and was used by the military to distinguish these watches from other military equipment. The broad arrow, on the dial, often seen on military dials, marks the watch as Crown property.
Fully serviced and regulated, this watch keeps excellent time.
The ‘Dirty Dozen’ was the name given to a group of 12 similarly-styled watches worn by British soldiers at the time of WWII, which were commissioned from 12 companies by the British Ministry of Defence. Each company delivered as many watches as their manufacturing would allow. Of a total of roughly 145,000 watches, an estimated 20,000 were manufactured by Cyma.
The Photos Shown Are From The Actual Watch For Sale. The watch is working well.