The “Wrist Watch Waterproof” specification, watches made under the name “The Dirty Dozen” after the number of manufactures involved (and in reference to one of the toughest WWII films ever made), is a favorite of military watch collectors. Ironically, not produced until mid-1945 to replace several other inferior military watches then in use by the British forces (including Army Trade Pattern watches), most “WWW” watches probably never fought. during WWII, although some were reused later. and re-circulated in other Commonwealth countries.
Serica is a new watch brand created by four friends, including Matt Hranek, author of A Man & His Watch and founder of the WM Brown Project blog. The four friends decided to produce a new watch based on the famous “WWW” design in order to fill a perceived gap in the market for “a modern, affordable and durable watch with true elegance”.
Wrist. Look. Raincoat. The WM Brown Edition watch is available in two dial colors (black or white) and two sets of hands (alpha or wide arrow) for $ 540 excluding import taxes, with the first 429 parts out of 500 scheduled for delivery. in September 2019, and the next 1,071 pieces (depending, it seems, on the number of orders) scheduled for delivery in December 2019. Interestingly, there is a 3 installment payment option.
The Serica WWW features a 37.4mm steel case with a 20mm lug width and 10.85mm thickness (including domed mineral glass). It used a screw-down crown and steel caseback and a black or white lacquered dial with painted numerals and a Super LumiNova lume. The customer has the choice between an alpha hour hand or wide arrow and a dauphine minute hand, and the watch will be powered by the ETA 2801 or Sellita SW210-1 manual winding movement with 42 hours of power reserve, depending on availability. . The water resistance is 100m and the straps available include Camel or Black smooth calfskin and G10 NATO nylon. There are also several other strap choices available on the Serica website.
The idea of owning an original vintage military watch is appealing, as long as one can afford to maintain and maintain it. For those looking for a military aesthetic but don’t want to deal with the hassle of a possibly problematic vintage watch, the Serica WWW WM Brown Edition seems like a solid alternative.
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