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    Dirty dozen watches on eBay

    It's been a while since I looked and I was suprised to see some of the prices now.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...h&_sacat=14324

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    Holy smokes!

    If this is the eBay price then I imagine that the online vintage watch shops are selling these for even more...

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    I've got a few...

    The WWW's (Watch Wristlet waterproof) aka The Dirty Dozen are all from 1945

    The Grana is usually the stumbling block to collecting the full set. It's the rarest & most expensive because of that. The IWC is also expensive & the Longines is getting that way too lately.

    The Cyma is a popular one to start with as it's still one of the cheaper ones and has a more contemporary-sized Stainless Steel case.

    The one that I like the best is the Longines. That seems to be the consensus amongst WWW fans.


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    I bought a Record WWW at a car boot for £12, sold it for about 180 quid on ebay a year later, that was about four years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    I've got a few...

    The WWW's (Watch Wristlet waterproof) aka The Dirty Dozen are all from 1945

    The Grana is usually the stumbling block to collecting the full set. It's the rarest & most expensive because of that. The IWC is also expensive & the Longines is getting that way too lately.

    The Cyma is a popular one to start with as it's still one of the cheaper ones and has a more contemporary-sized Stainless Steel case.

    The one that I like the best is the Longines. That seems to be the consensus amongst WWW fans.

    Nice collection. Is that Lemania dial original or an MOD replacement?


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    That's the MoD dial on the Lemania. I prefer it to the original.

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    What a collection! Impressive.

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    Pardon my ignorance but can someone explain the "dirty dozen"? Ta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitfitter View Post
    Pardon my ignorance but can someone explain the "dirty dozen"? Ta.
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...tion&type=ipad

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    There was originally an order placed with a 13th Swiss manufacturer, Enicar, and a stores number had been allocated. However it is thought that this did not result in the production of any Enicar WWWs. There are no known examples.

    This may be a consequence of Allied investigations discovering that some Swiss watch producers were involved in the production of parts or complete artillery fuses to Germany, Enicar being one of them. As a result those companies were blacklisted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    That's the MoD dial on the Lemania. I prefer it to the original.
    Thanks


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    Thanks, why didnít I think of that, doh.

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