WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945
WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945

WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945

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WW2 Jaeger-LeCoultre Dirty Dozen circa 1945😊

WWW is called a waterproof watch.

During World War II, with pressure mounting from the German military, the Department of Defense needed to issue troops with watches that could withstand the harsh realities of war.

So the Defense Department put forward the specifications for the watch, and although many Swiss companies responded, the Defense Department narrowed it down to 12 companies, hence the nickname "Dirty Dozen." The watch had to be accurate, reliable and durable - in watchmaking terms, it had to meet chronometer standards, be waterproof and shock-resistant.

It also had to have a black dial, Arabic numerals, luminous hour and minute hands, luminous indexes, a railroad track minute hand, a shatterproof crystal, a stainless steel case, and a 15-jewel, 11.75-13-lime movement.


The twelve companies selected are: Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor and Vertex.


Only 6,000 JLC watches were issued to troops during World War II, and it is unknown how many remain.



spec

Era: Around 1945 References WWW
Movement: Manual winding, sub-seconds Caliber: 479
Timekeeping: Very good Maintenance history: Full maintenance by John Sr. in July 2023.
Dial: Original Jaeger-LeCoultre military dial Case: Steel screw caseback and chrome plated Size: Without/With crown: 35mm/ 37.8mm
End to end: 46.3mm
Bezel: Solid Waterproof: None Hands: Original Windshield: Original domed windshield Crown: Original unsigned crown Strap/Bracelet: New 16mm blue NATO style strap with steel fixture Lug width: 17mm

Features

- Original pumpkin dial
- Especially the chrome case
- Fully serviced movement
-Clear military markings on the back


Minor scratches

-Small marks and scratches on the case, some minor scuffs.
- The hands have been expertly repainted by John Sr. to match the dial.

situation

Overall the JLC is in great condition.
The dial is in beautiful condition and the pumpkin glitter is especially stunning.
The case has light scuffs overall, but is in very good condition.
The engraving on the case back is very nice.
The crown and domed crystal are the same as the original.
The hands are in good condition and have been repainted by a craftsman.

Photographed on an 18cm wrist.

This item is being entrusted to us by a friend overseas, so it will take about 2 weeks to 1 month for it to arrive.

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