Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

MWC 1940s/1950s "Dirty Dozen" Pattern General Service Watch with Automatic Self Winding Mechanical Movement



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SKU Code: DD/01/AU

This automatic self-winding MWC military watch features a classic 1940s/1950s design with a small subsidiary dial second hand, based on the typical designs used by the British forces from the 1940s through to the 1950s. It retains the acrylic crystal used on the original watches, although the hand-winding mechanical movement has been upgraded to a self-winding automatic, which can also be manually wound if required. This blend of vintage aesthetics and modern functionality ensures that the watch maintains its original appearance while offering improvements for daily use.

Key Features:

  • Authentic Design: Modeled after the classic military watches of the British forces from the 1940s and 50s.
  • Modern Movement: Upgraded to a 21-jewel self-winding automatic movement, with the option for manual winding.
  • Robust Construction: Heavy stainless steel satin finish case made from Military Grade 316L stainless steel.
  • Enhanced Readability: Black dial with luminous markings and a subsidiary second-hand dial.
  • Historical Accuracy: Comes with a historically accurate canvas strap as used in the 1940s and 50s.


  • Case Diameter: 36.5 mm excluding crown, 39 mm including crown
  • Lug to Lug: 43 mm
  • Thickness: 13.5 mm
  • Lug Type: Solid fixed strap bars
  • Dial Colour: Black
  • 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
  • Serial Number: Engraved on caseback
  • Strap: 18 mm 1950s Pattern Canvas
  • Packaging: Supplied in a box
  • Guarantee: 24 Months

The final image shows the original 12 watches made by companies such as Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex. While MWC was not a manufacturer at the time, having been founded in 1974, this watch captures the spirit of the originals.*

* 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.

The Dirty Dozen 1

The Dirty Dozen 2

The Dirty Dozen 3

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