Longines Military WWW Wristwatch (1945) Reference 5707
Serviced and revised by Longines Heritage workshop
- Movement Type:
- Stainless steel
- Dial colour:
- Type of watch
- Military wristwatch (WWW)
- Serial No
Overall excellent, attractive condition, original dial
Serviced and revised by Longines Heritage workshop.
- Date of production
- 26 March 1945
- Date of sale
- 17 September 1945 to the company Baume & Co., UK
- Certificate of authenticity by Longines
What makes this timepiece exceptional
Towards the end of the Second World War, the British Army ordered a special watch model from various manufacturers, including Longines. These timepieces became famous as WWW watches, for Watch, Wrist, Waterproof. The WWW watches were delivered to the British government from mid-1945 onwards and were intended to be used by special units: radio telegraphers, gunners and engineers.
This is a rare authentic military wristwatch used by the British Army, in an authentic and excellent condition. All these models have two serial numbers, stamped directly by the manufacturers: a civil number and a military number. The latter starts with a capital letter indicating the supplier (F for Longines) followed by a number comprising of one to five digits. All feature the Broad Arrow on the dial (below the name of the manufacturer).
In 2009, Longines re-issued the WWW model (L2.722.214.171.124/3), with a diameter of 38.50 mm. It proudly features the Broad Arrow on the dial, a symbol of its historical link with the British Crown.