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Elgin Trench Watch

This is a 1917 Elgin "White Star Dial" Trench Watch that is the rarest of the metal "Star Dial" series. What makes this watch the rarest is the dial configuration, the 3-9-12 were originally filled with Radium Lum while the 1-2-4-5-7-8-10-11 had a Radium Lum hole drilled on the minute track. This configuration is extremely hard to come by, I've only seen 3 of them in the past 3 years. This dial is also date stamped on the back side, 10-17 for October 1917 making it one of the very first "Star Dials" ever manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company. October of 1917 was the very first month that these dials were available making it extremely collectible. The seven jewel movement has been completely taken apart and properly cleaned, a brand new mainspring has been installed. The seven jewel movement is set inside a Sterling Silver Semi-Hermetic Case with an Offset crown that was manufactured by the Philadelphia Watch Case Company. This Elgin Trench Watch also has a WWI Crystal Guard, stamped "DEPOSE" which is the French word for "registered". A slot has been cut on the guard to accommodate the offset crown case style. Somebody over the years replaced the original factory crown with a wrong crown so I replaced it with a correct one once again. As you can see in the pictures this watch was in pretty bad condition when it first arrived. The movement was broken, it had case damage, a missing crystal, a filthy dial and hands. This watch had been neglected for years but has now been brought back to splendor! The rarest "Star Dial" with a Sterling Silver Semi-Hermetic Philadelphia Case with an Offset Crown makes for one heck of a trench watch ! ! ! ! ! The last two pictures shows both of the metal "White Star Dials" side by side, the very last picture shows the FAR more rare version. Enjoy the before and after pictures!
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1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial
1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial
1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial
1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial1917 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, White Star Dial
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