The Timor Heritage Field, a Faithful yet Accessible Reissue of a ‘Dirty Dozen’ Watch

By rolex
April 8, 2021
7 min read

If you have any interest in vintage Jreplica Watches and explicitly military-gave pieces, the terms ‘ Dirty Dozen ‘ and ‘WWW’ ought to be natural to you. Among the twelve brands that provided the British MoD (Ministry of Defense) with Jreplica Watches during WWII was Timor Jreplica Watches Company… which was re-fused in the United Kingdom in 2019, in view of something pretty cool. What’s more, the outcome is out today, with the Timor Heritage Field, a dependable and available reissue of the ‘WWW’ field Jreplica Watches presently dispatching on Kickstarter .

Reminder – the ‘Watch Wristlet Waterproof’ and the ‘Dirty Dozen’

While we’ve effectively covered the ‘Dirty Dozen’ subject on different events, explicitly since another brand (Vertex) chose to relaunch with current Jreplica Watches roused by the previous, a short update will assist you with understanding what Timor and the WWW are all about.

By World War II, the wristwatch was well and really settled as a fundamental piece of a noble man’s day by day clothing. As you would expect, the wristwatch assumed a considerably more huge part in the Second World War than it did in the First. What’s more, the Dirty Dozen is an ideal illustration of normalization because of a military specification.

In request to give its soldiers a dependable piece of gear to be utilized in the field, the British Ministry of Defense (the MoD) set explicit rules for how this Jreplica Watches should look and capacity. These included:

  • Black dial with Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds at 6 o’clock and railroad-style minutes
  • Luminous hour and moment hands in addition to brilliant hour markers
  • Movements with 15 gems, 11.75 to 13 ligne in diameter
  • Shatterproof Perspex crystal
  • Waterproof to the norms of the era
  • Precision developments that must be directed to chronometer standards in an assortment of conditions
  • Rugged case equipped for decreasing the effect of shocks
  • Water-safe crown of good size

This brought forth a Jreplica Watches named the W.W.W. for ‘Watch Wristlet Waterproof’, which could be found as an etching on the caseback. They were additionally needed to be engraved in three spots with the Broad Arrow or Pheon (which means property of the British Crown).

As part of its concise, the British MoD plainly specified that these Jreplica Watches were unequivocally implied for ‘General Service’. This didn’t imply that each officer would be qualified for one; it was and unquestionably stays over-the-top to give a Jreplica Watches directed to chronometer principles for each trooper. With the term ‘General Service’ the British implied that these Jreplica Watches would be given to uncommon units and undertakings separately like big guns individuals, staff individuals, designers and work force of the Communications Corps.

At the time, British Jreplica Watches industrial facilities previously had their hands full with the assembling of weapons and weapons. In this way, demand officials were shipped off Switzerland to discover companies that could satisfy the request. Eventually, twelve companies would be chosen: Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex. Also, this 12-company adventure gave the Jreplica Watches their moniker, the ‘Dirty Dozen’.

About Timor Jreplica Watches COmpany

Among them was Timor, a company basically known for its cooperation in this creation. Timor Jreplica Watches Company was established in 1923 by Mr Bernheim and Mr Luthy, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Timor zeroed in on expertly testing each Jreplica Watches that left the plant. This center prompted Timor becoming a commonly recognized name in Britain, Germany and France all through the 1930s. This standing was built up by the strapline: “Trust Timor, It’s Tested“.

By the mid 1940s, Timor began producing Jreplica Watches for the MoD, close by the 11 other Swiss companies. When harmony returned in Europe, Timor differentiated and began to make more trendy dress Jreplica Watches yet was in the long run influenced by the quartz emergency of the mid 1970s. In the mid 2000s, Timor was all the while recuperating from the quartz emergency. Under the new proprietor, Mr Bolzli, Timor figured out how to get by selling pocket Jreplica Watches at competitive prices.

In 2015, Timor quit fabricating pocket Jreplica Watches and pulled together on building Jreplica Watches dedicated to Mr Bernheim and Mr Luthy’s unique thought, and following its reincorporation in the UK, the brand is going to create its first “not-so-new” watches.

The Timor Heritage Field

Now in 2020, Timor Jreplica Watches Co. is in the groove again and has a reissue of the vintage WWW Jreplica Watches coming, named the Heritage Field. And keeping in mind that the activity isn’t that troublesome as far as plan, the brand has unbiasedly worked effectively to keep the cost genuinely nice, and not to modernize parts of the Jreplica Watches that shouldn’t be modernized. To put it plainly, it marks all the containers for a vintage-roused Jreplica Watches lover.

Let’s not discussion about what’s new and what has changed; the new Timor Heritage Field is a practically indistinguishable re-release of the vintage Timor WWW Field Jreplica Watches and thusly, it is one of the uncommon unwavering remakes of a Dirty Dozen Jreplica Watches There are other Jreplica Watches bringing out the WWW, for sure, however few are pretty much as dedicated as this Timor.

First, the instance of the Timor Heritage Field WWW is a similar size as the first Jreplica Watches with a 36.5mm distance across. The tallness of the case is additionally comparable to the MoD pieces, at about 11mm. Different measurements incorporate a sensible 45.5mm haul to-drag and 18mm carry width – all in accordance with the vintage model. Plan savvy, the extents are slightly extraordinary, as the dial seems more modest and the bezel somewhat wider.

The case is made of 316L hardened steel, completed in a period-right, dab impacted surface. The crown is impartially larger than average and the caseback is shut. The primary admission to innovation is the gem. It is produced using scratch-safe sapphire yet has an articulated dome.

The dial of the Timor Heritage Field is likewise an exact amusement of what was utilized in the WWW field Jreplica Watches Obviously dark and matte, it includes a railroad minute track interspersed by glowing specks and plots, just as pencil hands – both are loaded up with cream-shaded Super-LumiNova. The Arabic numerals, normal of these Jreplica Watches are painted in white and the first logos, including the MoD imprint (the expansive bolt), is additionally present. The solitary (negligible) contrast to be noted is the situation of the little seconds sub-dial, which sits somewhat higher on the dial.

Powering these Jreplica Watches are current developments – surely, with the Timor Heritage Field, you’ll have the decision between a programmed and a hand-wound (the last being truly significant, and in this manner recommended). In any case, this is a decent detail for the individuals who may favor the comfort of a self-winding Jreplica Watches Both types are given by Swiss development producer Sellita.

The first choice is the Automatic Sellita SW260, a little seconds rendition of the SW200 (itself a clone of the ETA 2824), later changed to eliminate the date work. This development runs at 4Hz and stores 38h of force hold. The subsequent choice is the hand-wound Sellita SW216, a clone of the ETA 2801, again adjusted to eliminate the date work. This development runs at 4Hz and stores 42h of force hold. In the two cases, these are straightforward, solid and effectively useful movements.

The Timor Heritage Field is conveyed with two ties. First is a cutting edge “seatbelt” NATO tie with steel equipment. Second is a generally applicable beige cotton lash enlivened by the AF0210, which was conveyed by the MoD for military Jreplica Watches and compasses starting at 1945, and broadly utilized on Jreplica Watches from the Dirty Dozen.

Availability and Price

The Timor Heritage Field is dispatching today (20 February 2020) on Kickstarter. Jreplica Watches are required to be dispatched in November 2020. The value begins at GBP 650 (excessively timely risers) and the last retail cost will be GBP 950. More subtleties and Orders here, at Kickstarter . .