This is one of the very best examples of this British Army Military wristwatch from WW2 made by Record (later Longines) that we have ever seen. It is relatively rare, with only an estimated 25,000 produced during WW2 and rare still because it retains its original caseback (often lost or swapped during military servicing of the watch as they were interchangeable).
The original radium dial has the British military Broadarrow on it in superb condition.
The case-back has WWW (standing for “Watch Wrist-let Waterproof”) and Military Issue Numbers, L28525, on the case-back. The last three digits of the military issue numbers, 525, are mirrored on one of the lugs (this rare to find and shows that this case-back is orignal to this specific watch). In many instances, the case-backs of these military watches were switched during servicing.
Original large military winding crown. One of the so-called “Dirty Dozen” twelve models of wristwatches officially issued to the British Army during WW2. In the 1940s the British Ministry of Defence produced a standard specification for watches to be issued to the armed forces and these were made by Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger Le Coultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor and Vertex. This is one of the nicest examples of the Record military wristwatch you will see and it has matching numbers on case-back and lug showing that the case-back is original to the rest of the case (often these case-backs were randomly changed during army servicing of these watches). In summary, one of the so-called “Dirty Dozen” twelve watches issued to the British army during WW2, this Record is easily one of the best original examples that we have seen and a must for your burgeoning Dirty Dozen military watch collection.