MWC 1940s/1950s "Dirty Dozen" Pattern General Service Watch with Retro Luminous Paint Quartz Movement - New But Might Need a Battery Soon - Location EU

£179.00 £89.00 89.00
This watch was found at our EU shipping centre and might need a replacement battery. This is a straightforward job for anyone with basic horological skills or very straightforward for any watchmaker or service center.
The watch is brand-new and was simply overlooked during a stock take. This model is not currently in production with MWC, and is a bargain at the reduced price.


SKU Code: DD/01/VD78

This recreation of a "Dirty Dozen: type watch is based on the original 1940s/1950s watches but has the advantage that it is equipped with a high-performance quartz movement. MWC classic range watches essentially combine the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technology. This watch offers the ideal choice for buyers who would prefer the appearance of a mechanical watch with the hassle-free advantages of a quartz model. 

This watch has a heavy stainless steel satin finish case made from Military Grade 316L stainless steel, subsidiary dial, hacking function, black dial, and luminous markings. The watch also has a historically accurate canvas strap as used in the 1940s and 50s.

The final image shows the original 12 watches which were made by 12 companies, Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex, MWC were not a manufacturer at this time having been founded in 1974 but this watch is very much in the spirit of the originals** 


  • Case Diameter: 37.5 mm exc crown, 40 mm incl crown
  • Lug to Lug 42 mm
  • Lug Type: Solid fixed strap bars
  • Thickness 13.5 mm
  • Dial Colour: Black 

  • Case Material: 316L stainless steel
  • Caseback: 316L stainless steel

  • Crown: 316L stainless steel

  • Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50m)*
  • VD78 Movement
  • Battery life : Approx 3 years
  • Battery : SR626SW
  • Accuracy +/- 20 Seconds Per Month
  • Subsidiary second hand
  • Glass: Plexiglass / Perspex

  • Luminous Material: Retro Pattern Luminova
  • Serial number on caseback
  • Strap: 18 mm 1950s Pattern Canvas 
  • 24 Months Guarantee

For details of water resistance ratings etc go to Water Resistance

** Photo Credit: Watches Of Knightsbridge

For anyone interested in the history of the Dirty Dozen these links show the 12 original watches and explain the history.

The Dirty Dozen 1

The Dirty Dozen 2

The Dirty Dozen 3