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Stainless steel British military watch, part of the "Dirty dozen". Made 1945

Stainless steel British military watch, part of the "Dirty dozen". Made 1945

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Information

  • Brand: OMEGA 
  • Year: 1949
  • Model: Military
  • Reference: 168.005
  • Calibre: 30T2 RS
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Features/complications: Subsidiary seconds
  • Dial: Black dial with white outer minute track featuring Arabic luminous numerals with subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock and sword hands.
  • Case Dimensions: 34mm
  • Bracelet/Strap: Olive green NATO strap
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 03118

Essay

During World War II, waterproof Omega wristwatches played an important role in the British military. These watches were specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions of war, and were worn by soldiers, pilots, and sailors alike. They were also highly accurate and reliable and were equipped with precision movements that kept time accurately even in the most extreme conditions. They were able to withstand shock and vibration without losing their accuracy. Today, these watches are highly sought after by collectors and military history enthusiasts, and are considered to be among the most iconic and historically significant military watches ever produced. The ‘dirty dozen’ watches were manufactured by 12 Swiss watch companies, including Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex. The watches had to meet strict requirements set out by the MoD. This watch is from 1945 and is in incredible condition.