MWC WWII Pattern "ATP" Watch with Cream Dial and 21 Jewel Automatic Movement - Ex Display Watch from a Trade Show
This watch looks brand new but has a slight fault in that the hour hand does not synchronize eactly with the minute hand when the time is set it's not very noticeable, but it still needs adjustment. The watch still has the plastic protectors on the crystal etc.
SKU Code: DD/01/AU/CD
This automatic self-winding classic 1940s pattern MWC military watch with a small subsidiary dial second hand is based on the typical designs used by British forces from 1938 and during the course of WWII, this model was the precursor to the dirty dozen, it retains the acrylic crystal as used on the original watches although the original hand-winding mechanical movement is upgraded to a self-winding automatic which can also be manually wound if required. The watch offers the benefit of retaining the original outward appearance whilst having the advantage of a few discreet updates to improve its suitability for use on a day-to-day basis.
This watch has a heavy stainless steel satin finish case made from Military Grade 316L stainless steel, subsidiary dial second hand, hacking function, cream dial and luminous hands. The watch also has a historically accurate canvas strap as used in the 1940s.
The final image but one 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, although this watch is an earlier model than those which comprise the Dirty Dozen it was the direct predecessor. MWC were not a manufacturer at the time that the original watches of this pattern were made having been founded in 1974 but this watch is very much in the spirit of the originals*
The very last image was sent to the manufacturer by some military watch enthusiasts to ask if it was possible to create some thing in the spirit of the ATP watch which had a cream dial, there were originally 20 variants of these ATPs and they are quite unusual because the Swiss manufacturers at the time sold black dialed watches to the Germans and cream dialed watches to the British. This watch which has already proven popular with a lot of our regular buyers who are looking for something unique.
- Case Diameter: 36.5 mm exc crown, 39 mm incl crown
- Lug to Lug 43 mm
- Thickness 13.5 mm
- Lug Type: Solid fixed strap bars
- Dial Colour: Cream
- Case Material: 316L stainless steel
- Caseback: 316L stainless steel
- Crown: 316L stainless steel
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50 m)**
- Movement: 21 Jewel Automatic
- Glass: Plexiglass / Perspex
- Luminous Material: Luminova on Hands
- Serial number on caseback
- Strap: 18 mm Canvas
- Supplied in a box
- 24 Months Guarantee
* Photo Credit: Watches Of Knightsbridge
** For details of water resistance ratings etc go to Water Resistance
For anyone interested in the history of the Dirty Dozen these links show the 12 original watches and explain the history.