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      This record, The Dirty Dozen, is a sales page for WWW (waterproof) military watches.

      It originates from an early series of military-only watches worn by the British Army.

      The original radium dial bears the British Blue Arrow in excellent condition.

      The "Dirty Dozen" was the name given to a group of 12 similarly styled watches worn by British soldiers during World War II, commissioned by the British Ministry of Defence.

      The twelve companies were: Büren, Cima, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor and Vertex.

      Each company produced as many watches as production would allow.

      An estimated 25,000 were produced by Record out of a total of approximately 145,000 watches.

      Specifically, it needed to be adjusted to chronometer standards, and it also needed to be waterproof and shock-resistant.

      The watch features a black dial, Arabic numerals, night-time hour and minute hands and hour markers, a railroad-style minute track, a shatterproof crystal, and a stainless steel case.

      The movements that powered them ranged in size from 11.75 to 13 lignes and had 15 jewels.

      The case back bears the inscription WWW (for "wristwatch waterproof"), the military serial number L27876, and the standard serial number 545726.

      The last three digits of the military serial number, 876, can be used to determine if the caseback is original to this watch by matching them with the numbers on the lugs.