And another Military Beauty from the 40`s ::::::::::::::: Cyma 234 WWW British Military MoD Dirty Dozen WW2 Watch. After all these years of service, i`d recommend a complete movement service and a new mainspring for peace of mind. ORIGINAL condition case, back , hands , crystral with light scratches from wear. Was polsihed in the past.
No big dents are scratches on the case and back. Still has the original Lead seal in the back.
Short history of the WWW Dirty Dozen watches. During WWII the MOD needed more watches so designed a new set of specifications for a watch to replace the A. Twelve Swiss watch companies were given the contract, Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record & Vertex.All 12 have the same features, black arabic dial, sub seconds dial, luminous hands & dial & waterproof, the new specification was called WWW (Watch Wristlet Waterproof). These twelve watches are now referred to by military watch collectors as the Dirty Dozen. Perhaps one of the most contemporary WWW watch cases. Partly due to its Larger size, the CYMA has a presence at 38mm in diameter (without the crown).
45mm lug tip to lug tip and 18mm lug spacing. Even by today's standards, this is not a small watch and is huge for the era as well as the exceptionally hermetic screw down case back and seal. The watch is as waterproof and as dustproof as possible to achieve in 1944. Imagine, what this watch has seen....
The Case of the CYMA, W. Is also one of the few "Dirty Dozen" Watches that is ALL Stainless STEEL and not a chrome plated Brass or Alloy, as most other WWW`s. Steel was needed for the War Effort.
Therefore one of the most sought after W. Needless to say, but the CYMA "wears big" Looks big on the wrist. One of its most "contemporary" design points its prominent "bezel" and in the case of this watch in SUPERB condition sharp clear defined only the mildest wear visible on this watch has NOT been refinished in our opinion. Good clean defined sharp edges are a testament to this. Case back in stainless Steel P stamped & serial numbered both inside and externally.Classic Military Dial from 1944 & Original Handset. Old radium Lume still present.
Matte Powder black dial all Arabic numerals and perimeter seconds track in white "CYMA" and the Pheon at 12 "Swiss Made" at 6. A Lot of these Radium dials were destroyed in the 70s. All original Classic military Sword hands. We try to locate the original crown, which is slightly bigger. Or any other bank related transfers.We are trading vintage watches for over 30 years. We recommend EMS for Trouble free EU Deliveries.
The item "CYMA WWW Military issued RAFWW2Dirty dozen`s best onestainless case and big" is in sale since Saturday, April 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "watchyouwant" and is located in clarence.This item can be shipped worldwide.