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WW1 Elgin Trench Watch & WW1 Waltham Trench Watch BOLD Arabic Dials

One of my favorite Elgin Trench Watch & Waltham Trench Watch dials is the "BOLD Arabic" enamel dial. Other than the RED 12 trench watch dials these were considered among the first "military" style dials. Elgin only date stamped dials on the back side that were considered "military" dials, the exact reason for this is still unknown. Waltham never date stamped any of their dials. Elgin began manufacturing these dial around 1913-1914, the same goes for Waltham. The oversized bold numerals were very easy to read at a quick glance. These dials were available with a few variations such as a BOLD RED 12 and factory drilled hour marker lum dots. I even found an Elgin with all blue bold Arabic numerals, the only one that I have ever seen. Elgin made these dials in sizes 3/0s, 0s and 6s while Waltham only made this style in 3/0s and 0s. Here are just a few of my favorite examples that I have restored.
BOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench Watch
BOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench Watch
BOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench Watch
BOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench Watch
BOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench WatchBOLD Arabic Trench Watch
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