Vertex Dirty Dozen W.W.W. 1945
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About this watch
An attractive Vertex Dirty Dozen W.W.W which dates back to 1945, and originates from the first line of non-civilian wristwatches worn by the British military.
Made to withstand the hardship of war, it has a handsome signature black dial with Arabic numerals, luminous hour and minute hands, as well as luminous hour markers, a sub-seconds dial at six o’clock, a shatterproof crystal, a chrome top screw-down case, a 15 jewel movement, is Cal. 59 and measures at 35mm. The W.W.W, engraved on the back of the case, stands for Watch, Wristlet, Waterproof.
This model is in very good condition and 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, 15,000 were manufactured by Vertex.
Vertex was founded in England, Hatton Gardens, and was, at one time, one of the most successful watch companies in Great Britain.
The Photos Shown Are From The Actual Watch For Sale. The watch is working well.