Grana W.W.W. British military watch | M18565 | steel

Regular price £7,000
Brand: Grana
Model: W.W.W. British military watch M18565
Movement: mechanical manual-winding KF320
Case material: stainless steel
Case size: 36 mm
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet/strap: navy blue Nato strap
Functions: Time-only: Hours, Minutes, Sub-seconds
Features: Unrestored dial
Water resistance: N/A
This exceptionally rare, stainless steel Ministry of Defence-issued Grana W.W.W. military watch (ref. M18565) is in fantastic vintage condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. It is the rarest of the twelve watch manufacturers who produced W.W.W. watches for the British military during World War II, known collectively as 'The Dirty Dozen'. Out of the 145,000 W.W.Ws produced, it is estimated that only 1000 - 1,500 were from Grana, making it exceptionally sought-after, especially for collectors seeking to own all twelve W.W.Ws. It has recently been fully serviced, ensuring the watch is in perfect mechanical working order.

This Grana W.W.W. is from circa 1945 and retains all of its military case-back engravings. The dial features the British military broad arrow, as well a Arabic numerals, a painted minute track and applied Radium index markers. The luminescent material on the hands has aged to a dark orange/brown patina, as have the index markers.

Housed in a 36mm stainless steel case with fixed lugs, it has antimagnetic hands, with an antimagnetic cage protecting the manual-winding Cal. KF320 movement. The W.W.W. watches were renowned for their timekeeping accuracy, regulated to a chronometer level as this was a fundamental specification required by the British Armed Forces.

The collectibility of this timepiece is largely underpinned by its exceptional rarity. With military watches very much in demand today, due to its casual and utilitarian feel, this particular piece certainly fits the bill, especially with its wearable 36mm case and with both dial and case in exceptional condition.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Year: circa 1945
Condition: vintage
Warranty: 12 months limited
Box: N/A
Paperwork: N/A
Availability: now
UK Delivery: free next day
Overseas delivery: 3-5 working days
Returns: 14 days
Price: £7,000

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches are covered by a full, or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

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