LRF Antique Watches - Specializing in Elgin Trench Watches & Waltham Trench Watches
"WALTHAM TRENCH WATCHES of the GREAT WAR"
by Stan Czubernat
Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War, by Stan Czubernat. ISBN 9780692468296
Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War, by Stan Czubernat. ISBN 9780692468296






















"WALTHAM TRENCH WATCHES of the GREAT WAR"
by Stan Czubernat

ISBN: 9780692468296

Language: English

Dimensions: 11.25" x 8.8" x 1"

Hard cover, 279 pages

The Waltham books are now available for purchase and shipping!

My books about WWI trench watches are EXCELLENT Christmas gifts!

A combination of 542 photos, advertisements, original patent drawings and pamphlets. The informative text tells the story of the Waltham Watch Company wristwatches that accompanied the United States, United Kingdom and Canadian armies into the trenches of Europe during the Great War. Hundreds of different case and dial combinations are covered including some of the rarest case styles ever produced, several that have never been published before. Pricing, rarity, US Army specifications and a brief company history are included. The three generations of Depollier waterproof watch cases with advertising and patent drawings. The Depollier and Waltham relationship is discussed including the influence that Mr. Ezra Fitch had on case design. The RED 12 Dials, the Arabic Dials and the Shadow Box Dials are prominently featured. The Engine Turned cases, the Giant size 6 cases, the Behemoth size 12 cases, the Dennison cases and the "named" Illinois Watch Case Company cases are all featured. Also covered are the crystal guards, case grades per manufacturer and serial number production dates. Waltham Trench Watch movements, from the standard 7 jewel all the way up to the exceptional 19 jewel Riverside Maximus with a solid gold train featuring real Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond jewels. Several step by step Waltham Trench Watch restorations. 16 chapters in all, including one very special chapter featuring the 1917 trench watch pamphlet written by Charles L. Depollier himself. This historical company set the standard for American industry, many of their innovative manufacturing techniques are still used in modern factories around the world today.


I just received this book review from Adam R. Harris
Guest Wristwatch Curator at the National Watch & Clock Museum

Following "hard on the heels" of “Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War” Stan Czubernat has once again written an outstanding horological book, “Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War”. If his Elgin book was among other things the "revelation" on crystal guards, then his Waltham book will go down as the "revelation" on Depollier.  Finally "myths and speculation" put to rest. And if that is not exciting enough, Czubernat has uncovered and printed in full the small booklet written by Charles L. Depollier in 1917 called “The Story of The Watch in the Trenches”. Chapters 4, 5, 8 and 12 also brought a wealth of new research and information. It is an “awesome” read, packed full of newly researched discoveries – just as a new book on horology should. This is not a so termed "coffee table book" but a remarkable book for the serious collector and novice alike. All in all - an outstanding read and a "job well done"!


Be sure to check out my first book
"ELGIN TRENCH WATCHES of the GREAT WAR"


I WILL OF COURSE PERSONALLY SIGN EACH COPY OF 
"WALTHAM TRENCH WATCHES of the GREAT WAR"
If you would like the inscription made out to a specific name 
please forward this information during checkout. 



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My latest book, "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" has been reviewed by award winning writer and critic Bruce Shawkey. His review is incredibly favorable to say the least!!! 

Here is a quote from Bruce's review: "It is not just a book about military watches, it is a book about the dawn of the American wrist watch industry"

Another quote from Bruce's review: "If you are going to buy only one book in 2016 make it "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War"


This review was originally published in the January/February 2016 issue of the "Watch & Clock Bulletin" magazine, a journal of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. For more information about the association and its membership benefits, please visit nawcc.org.


Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War, a review by Bruce Shawkey part 1
Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War, a review by Bruce Shawkey part 2

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