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A 1940's Eterna steel gents wrist watch, the manual wind 'dirty dozen' watch, which has the original box and archive records as well as photograph.
This is rather a rarity - in fact, it is the second rarest of the 'Dirty Dozen' watches produced. During the 2nd World War, the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) commissioned 12 companies from Switzerland (later nicknamed 'Dirty Dozen'), to design and manufacture watches which would meet the need of British soldiers. The Dirty Dozen companies were Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor and Vertex. Some 150,000 were made in total, of which just 5000 were from the Eterna factory. Given that many of these watches have been lost or destroyed over the years, it is not certain just how many are still out there.
It was key that these watches were accurate, reliable and durable, waterproof and shockproof. Therefore, all the watches manufactured under the MOD guidelines had a black dial, scratchproof glass, luminous hands and hour marks and made in stainless steel. On the case-back were 'W W W', standing for 'Wrist Watch Waterproof'.
All Ogden of Harrogate vintage watches come with a 12 month retailer warranty