Why Chrono24? Log in
  • Chrono24 Buyer Protection

    Chrono24 Buyer Protection

    With the Trusted Checkout, Buyer Protection, and Authenticity Guarantee services from Chrono24, your purchase is completely protected – from ordering to delivery and beyond.

Does this watch fit me?

Does this watch fit me?

View this watch on a wrist.

Does this watch fit me?

sWatch diameter

sWrist width

Image similar to product

s m l
Female Male
mm inches
  Want to sell a similar watch? Create an ad now

Share this offer

Short URL for this offer

Longines W.W.W. Dirty Dozen British Army Wristwatch c.1945

£5,495

Free shipping to United States of America

Settings

Buyer Protection guaranteed
Buy
Suggest a price
Condition: Pre-owned
Scope of delivery: No original box, no original papers
Availability: Available now
Delivery time: 1-2 weeks
Trusted Checkout: Keeping your purchase safe and secure Trusted Checkout: Keeping your purchase safe and secure.
  • No additional costs
  • Screened & approved dealers
  • Payment via an escrow account
  • Bank transfer
Seller
UK - London
Contact seller
  Want to sell a similar watch? Create an ad now

Details

Basic Info

Listing number 4VXQX1
Brand Longines
Code W0090
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Textile
Year c.1945
Condition Good (Light signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, London

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 12.68z
Number of jewels 15

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 38 mm
Water resistance Not water resistant
Glass Glass
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Textile
Lug width 18 mm Size guide

Others

Small Seconds
Report suspicious offer

Description

Longines WWW British Army Military Wristwatch c.1945
The WWW’s are perhaps the most popular and collectible military watches amongst all those issued to the British Army. This is perhaps because they were the first to be specially designed and custom made for the British Army.
WWW stands for Watch, Wrist, Waterproof and was the descriptive code used by the British Army to identify it as a piece of equipment.
These watches began being manufactured and issued to the British Army in early 1945.
There were 12 Swiss manufacturers of the WWW’s and as such, the collection is commonly referred to by collectors and dealers alike as “The Dirty Dozen”.
Only around 5,000 Longines WWW watches were made for the British Army during WW2. As such, good original examples of these watches are very sought after by collectors and can often be difficult to find.

The Longines WWW is in excellent original condition and is one of the very best examples you could ever hope to find.
The original factory dial is in excellent condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.
The cathedral hands, seconds hand and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
As expected, there are a number of fairly minor scratches and marks to the outer casing of the watch which are commensurate with age. A very small section of the inner case edge adjacent to the “1” marker appears to have been cut away. Importantly, the numbers on the case back match those on the lug which is becoming increasingly rare to find.
The 12.68z calibre movement is in excellent condition and is currently running well and keeping excellent time.
The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, newly fitted NATO strap and quality hand-made leather watch pouch.

All our terms and conditions of sale can be found on our website, Finest Hour Vintage Military Timepieces & Collectibles.

Seller

Finest Hour Vintage Military Timepieces & Collectibles

Show phone/fax number
Tel.: [+44] 207 117 2807
We speak:
  • English
14 watches listed
Number of watches sold via Trusted Checkout: 3

Sell your watch quickly and easily on Chrono24

Sell a watch

Size guide for wristbands

1 | Lug width

The lug width is the width of the strap at the end that is attached to the watch. This is the interior distance between the two lugs (horn-like protrusions) on the watch casing. The strap will fit your watch only if the lug width of the watch is the same width as the strap.

2 | Buckle width

The buckle width is the width of the strap at the buckle end. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the width of the original buckle must be identical to the strap width. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

3 | Strap length

The strap length is the combined length of the short strap side 3A (without buckle) and the long strap side 3B. For metal straps, the length of the strap including the clasp is measured in the closed position.

4 | Strap thickness

Strap thickness is the height of the strap. Many leather straps thin out towards the buckle end, or “taper”. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the strap thickness must match the height of the original buckle. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

Do you have any questions?
We'd be glad to help.

+49 721 96693-900

Contact