Longines Military WWW "Greenlander" (1945)

We are please to offer this military issue Longines "Greenlander" for sale. During the 2nd World War (1939-1945), the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) commissioned 12 companies from Switzerland (later nicknamed as “Dirty Dozen”), to design and manufacture watches which would meet the need of British soldiers. Longines WWW "Dirty Dozen" watch became known as the "Greenlander". The name actually comes from a mistake in a military watch book. The writers originally thought that these Longines watches were worn by the soldiers on the British North Greenland Expedition and thus referred to it as the Greenlander, which caught on. In truth, this model was never issued for this expedition, but the name has stuck ever since. This watch is complete with a SWT waxed canvas watch roll, a selection of NATO straps and a Longines 'Extract from the Archives'. Free UK delivery and a 24 month warranty. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to use your watch as part exchange.