MWC 1940s/1950s "Dirty Dozen" Pattern General Service Watch with a 21 Jewel Automatic Self Winding Mechanical Movement
SKU Code: DD/01/AU
This recreation of a "Dirty Dozen: type watch is based on the original 1940s/1950s watches, but has the advantage that it is equipped with a high-performance hybrid movement. MWC hybrid watches essentially combine the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technology. They encompass features from both conventional automatic and quartz models, resulting in a hybrid ultra-low maintenance movement. The hybrid movement has a battery powering the movement through coils and a quartz oscillator, but the hands are mechanically actuated and controlled. Essentially the movement is mechanical except it's powered by a battery and regulated by a crystal, the only thing it doesn't have is a spring. This watch offers the ideal choice for buyers who would prefer the sweep secondhand as seen in automatic watches with the hassle-free maintenance benefits of a quartz watch.
This watch has a heavy stainless steel satin finish case made from Military Grade 316L stainless steel, subsidiary dial, hacking function, black dial and luminous markings. The watch also has a historically accurate canvas strap as used in the 1940s and 50s.
The final image shows the original 12 watches which were made by 12 companies, Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor and Vertex, MWC were not a manufacturer at this time having been founded in 1974 but this watch is very much in the spirit of the originals**
- Case Diameter: 36.5 mm exc crown, 39 mm incl crown
- Lug to Lug 43 mm
- Thickness 13.5 mm
- Lug Type: Solid fixed strap bars
- Dial Colour: Black
- Case Material: 316L stainless steel
- Caseback: 316L stainless steel
- Crown: 316L stainless steel
- Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 m)*
- Movement: Mechanical/Quartz Hybrid
- 24H Hand
- Glass: Plexiglass / Perspex
- Luminous Material: Luminova
- Serial number on caseback
- Strap: 18 mm 1950s Pattern Canvas
- 24 Months Guarantee
* For details of water resistance ratings etc go to Water Resistance
** Photo Credit: Watches Of Knightsbridge
For anyone interested in the history of the Dirty Dozen these links show the 12 original watches and explain the history.