Antique American Trench Watches and Wrist Watches are truly my passion in life. I'm a self taught watchmaker that is learning more about the trade with every passing day. I consider myself very lucky, I absolutely love what I do for a living! Every single day I'm in my shop working on restoring these American treasures. There is no better feeling in the world than putting one of these watches on my wrist after spending hours upon hours doing mechanical and cosmetic repairs! I can't help but to smile then start in on my next project. I'm not only interested in the watch, I want to know the stories behind the watch. I have done an incredible amount of research over the years on these watches, this is absolutely necessary to ensure that everything is time period correct. As you can imagine this is not an easy task, most of my watches are nearly 100 years old and information can be sporadic at best. My 1st book "Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War" has been published, copies are now available. Information about the Elgin National Watch Company as well as case manufacturers, Elgin dial designers, watch sizes, hands, date stamped dials, "USA" stamped dials and RED 12 dials will all be included. There is a very special chapter of the book focused on the Elgin "Black Star Dial" Trench Watches and "Pershings".
My 2nd trench watch book, "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War", was released in December of 2015. You may now purchase a signed copy.
I'm always on the lookout for American trench watches that have been sitting in a drawer for 50+ years, so if you have one and you want to part with it drop me a line.
I specialize in Elgin Trench Watches and Waltham Trench Watches from the Great War. But, I also restore the Elgin and Waltham brands into the 1930's. You will also find some Illinois, Hamilton and Hampden being offered for sale upon occasion.
I am located in Spring, Texas.
Thank you very much for your time!
(LiteRustyFan on the watch forums)
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