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Trench Watch Shrapnel Guards, Two of the RAREST in the World

Pictured below are two of the RAREST Trench Watch Shrapnel Guards in the WORLD ! ! This is a GOLD FILLED LATH, aka the WARRIOR and a STERLING SILVER CROSS PROTECTOR. Both of them are the larger size 0s. I have only seen ONE Gold Filled Lath and ONE Sterling Silver Cross Protector and they are photographed here together for your viewing pleasure! What makes these guards so rare is the metal content, guards usually consist of common solid nickel, not gold fill or sterling silver. Even in common solid nickel these designs are extremely difficult to locate and obtain. I have documented only 4 Laths (3 nickel and 1 gold filled) and this is the ONLY Cross Protector that has been documented in the past 5 years so that should tell you something about their rarity! Both of these designs were available from The Mealy Manufacturing Company, the largest watch attachment manufacturer in the world during the Great War. Each one of these guards are off the charts rare and probably deserves a dedicated blog posting which would be great, but to see them documented and photographed together is a true once in a lifetime opportunity ! ! I hope you enjoy the pictures ! ! !
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