In WW2, under increasing pressure from the Germans, the MoD needed to kit out their Troops with a Wristwatch that would stand the harsh realities of War.
The watches also had to have a black dial, Arabic numerals, luminous hour and minute hands, luminous hour markers, a railroad minute track, a shatterproof crystal, and a stainless-steel case. Powering them would be 15-jewel movements, measuring between 11.75 and 13 lignes.
The 12 companies chosen were: Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex.
You can read the history of the Dirty Dozen in one of our Blogs: here
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Movement: Manual wind with Sub Seconds.
Dial: Original Timor Military Radium Dial.
Crystal: Original Flat Top Crystal.
Bits that stand out:
- Such a lovely looking example.
- All Original bar the Strap.
- Fully serviced Movement.
Overall the Timor is in Beautiful Vintage condition, probably the best I have seen, definitely the best we have had in our possession.