Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

MWC 1940s/1950s "Dirty Dozen" Pattern General Service Watch with Retro Luminous Paint and High Performance Quartz Movement

£179.00 GBP


Product Details

SKU Code: DD/01/VD78

This recreation of a "Dirty Dozen" type watch is inspired by the original 1940s/1950s designs but comes equipped with a high-performance quartz movement. MWC's classic range combines the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technology. This watch offers the perfect choice for those who appreciate the look of a mechanical watch but prefer the hassle-free advantages of a quartz model.

Key Features:

  • Authentic Design: Modeled after the classic military watches of the British forces from the 1940s and 50s.
  • Modern Movement: Equipped with a high-performance VD78 quartz movement, offering reliability and precision.
  • 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 (50m)*
  • Movement: VD78 Quartz
  • Battery Life: Approx 3 years
  • Battery Type: SR626SW
  • Accuracy: +/- 20 Seconds Per Month
  • Subsidiary Second Hand
  • Glass: Plexiglass / Perspex
  • Luminous Material: Retro Pattern Luminova
  • Serial Number: Engraved on caseback
  • Strap: 18 mm 1950s Pattern Canvas
  • Guarantee: 24 Months

The final image showcases the original 12 "Dirty Dozen" 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.*

* Note: For details on water resistance ratings, visit Water Resistance.

Choose this MWC Ltd Edition Classic Aviator Watch for a perfect blend of historical design and modern functionality.

** 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

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