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Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable sterling silver WWI Waltham RED XII Trench Watch that features a high grade 15 jewel movement. This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Hard to believe that this watch is over 100 years old! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The 15 jewel movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 8-4-2019, a brand new mainspring has also been installed. It's in superb running condition and keeping excellent time. This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this movement is clean as a whistle and stunning in its beauty! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is a sterling silver trench watch case that was manufactured by the American Watch Case Company, Canadian Division Toronto, circa 1917. The hinged case back only opens up to 90 degrees, just as it should. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features. Plus, this case still has the original factory sterling silver crown! The case has been nicely polished, the sterling silver case looks fantastic! This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Waltham ever produced, the Roman Numeral RED XII Military Dial! The dial features a white face, Roman numerals, an outer chapter minute markers, the correct blue steel hands for this dial, signed "WALTHAM" near the center with the RED XII at the top. This historic and iconic American WWI Waltham Trench Watch has been fitted with a dark brown distressed leather Kitchener Strap that absolutely makes the watch! The strap was hand made by the Prairie Flower Leather Company in Nebraska. Very high quality strap that was made using a sewing machine from the Great War era! Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about 8 inches and has a matching silver tone tone buckle. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? It's kind of like Ferris Bueller and that Ferrari, if you had access to one would you just leave it in a garage? I think not! Here are the movement details: 1909 Waltham, 15 jewels, size 0s, serial number 16645523, model 1907. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 36mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.8mm not including the original factory crown with a 11mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. A brand new inner sleeve has also been installed in the crown tube, the crown has a nice firm pop just as it should. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this Waltham, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this sterling silver WWI Waltham RED XII Trench Watch featuring a 15 jewel movement and a fantastic Roman Numeral RED XII enamel military dial, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE signed copy of my latest book "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" with this purchase (USA only for the book).


WWI Waltham RED XII Trench Watch, Sterling Silver AWCCo Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG Size 0s Version, 15 Jewels, Enamel RED XII Military Dial, Distressed Leather Kitchener Strap,
WWI Waltham RED XII Trench Watch, Sterling Silver AWCCo Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG Size 0s Version, 15 Jewels, Enamel RED XII Military Dial, Distressed Leather Kitchener Strap
Price: $750.00


Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable 15k SOLID GOLD 1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch that features the incredible 19 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS movement and a Shadow Box military dial! This is simply the BEST 0s movement that Waltham ever produced! It features 19 jewels, a solid gold gear train with DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE & RUBY jewels! This absolutely remarkable piece of American/English craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Hard to believe that this watch is over 100 years old! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The 19 jewel RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 8-4-2019, a brand new mainspring has also been installed. It's in superb running condition and keeping excellent time. This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this movement is clean as a whistle and stunning in its beauty! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is a 15k SOLID GOLD trench watch case that was manufactured by the Dennison Watch Case Company. The hallmarks on the inside of the case back are: 15 for 15k solid gold content, .625 for 15k solid gold content, the anchor for Birmingham England, ALD for Aaron Lufkin Dennison and the date letter code of "t" for 1918. The hinged case back only opens up to 90 degrees, just as it should. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features, especially the 15k solid golf content. Plus, this case still has the original factory crown! The case has been nicely polished, looks fantastic! This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Waltham ever produced, the Shadow Box Military Dial! The dial features a white face, shadow box numerals, an outer chapter of minute markers, the correct blue steel skeleton hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. I chose to re-lume the dial and hands using a dark brown material for that very desirable vintage look. This historic and iconic WWI Waltham Trench Watch has been fitted with a black leather Kitchener Strap that absolutely makes the watch! The strap was hand made by the Prairie Flower Leather Company in Nebraska. Very high quality strap that was made using a sewing machine from the Great War era! Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about 8 inches and has a matching gold tone buckle. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? It's kind of like Ferris Bueller and that Ferrari, if you had access to one would you just leave it in a garage? I think not! Here are the movement details: 1902 Waltham, 19 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS, size 0s, serial number 10563995, model 1900. This high end movement features 19 jewels, a solid gold gear train with DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE & RUBY jewels! Solid gold raised jewel chatons and solid gold balance wheel screws! They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 37mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.5mm not including the original factory crown with an 11mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. A brand new inner sleeve has also been installed in the crown tube, the crown has a nice firm pop just as it should. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this Waltham, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this 15k SOLID GOLD 1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch featuring a high grade 19 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS movement and a re-lumed shadow box military dial, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE signed copy of my latest book "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" with this purchase (USA only for the book).

1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch, 15k SOLID GOLD Dennison Case, 19 Jewel RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS Movement, Original Factory Crown, Shadow Box Military Dial, Re-Lumed Dial & Skeleton Hands, Black Leather Kitchener Strap
1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch, 15k SOLID GOLD Dennison Case, 19 Jewel RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS Movement, Original Factory Crown, Shadow Box Military Dial, Re-Lumed Dial & Skeleton Hands, Black Leather Kitchener Strap
Price: $1,995.00


Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable silverode 1915 WWI Elgin Trench Watch that features a BOLD Arabic military dial and a high end 15 jewel movement! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in fantastic condition and has been mechanically restored! Hard to believe that this watch is 104 years old! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The 15 jewel movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 8-07-2019, a new mainspring has also been installed. It's in superb running condition and keeping excellent time. This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this movement is clean as a whistle and stunning in its beauty! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is a silverode trench watch case that was manufactured by the Philadelphia Watch Case Company in 1915. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features, especially the nice and wide 16mm lug diameter. Plus, this case still has the original factory crown! The case has been lightly hand polished. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Elgin ever produced, the BOLD Arabic Military Dial! The dial features a white face, BOLD Arabic numerals, outer minute markers, the correct thick blue steel hands for this dial and is signed "ELGIN" near the center. This historic and iconic American trench watch has been fitted with a dark brown distressed leather strap that absolutely makes the watch! Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about eight inches and has a matching silver tone buckle. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? It's kind of like Ferris Bueller and that Ferrari, if you had access to one would you just leave it in a garage? I think not! Here are the movement details: 1915 Elgin, size 0s, serial number 18370336, grade 354. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 35mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.6mm not including the original factory crown with a nice and wide 16mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. A newer inner sleeve has also been installed in the crown tube. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this Elgin, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this 1915 WWI Elgin Trench Watch featuring a Philadelphia case with an enamel BOLD Arabic military dial and a 15 jewel movement, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE signed copy of my latest book "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" with this purchase (USA only for the book).


1915 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG Size 0s Version, 15 Jewels, BOLD Arabic Enamel Military Dial, Correct Thick Blue Steel Hands, 16mm Handmade Leather Strap
1915 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG Size 0s Version, 15 Jewels, BOLD Arabic Enamel Military Dial, Correct Thick Blue Steel Hands, 16mm Handmade Leather Strap
Price: $850.00


Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable Sterling Silver 1918 WWI Waltham Depollier Trench Watch with SWIVEL LUGS that features a high grade 15 jewel movement and Shadow Box military dial! This Waltham Depollier was originally owned by Corporal Harold C. Menck of the 88th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, 338th Machine Gun Battalion, Company D. Corporal Menck served in France during the Great War. The 88th Division's movements are well documented in the book "The 88th Division in the World War of 1914 - 1918". This book can be found online in full with Corporal Menck's name under the 338th Machine Gun Battalion's roster. This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Hard to believe that this watch is over 100 years old! Our great grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 7-20-2019, a brand new mainspring has also been installed. It's in superb running condition and keeping excellent time. This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this movement is clean as a whistle and stunning in its beauty! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is a sterling silver trench watch case with SWIVEL LUGS that was manufactured by J. Depollier & Son, circa 1918. The bezel and case back both snap together very crisply, just as they should. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features. Plus, this case still has the original factory sterling silver crown! The case has been nicely polished, looks fantastic. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Waltham ever produced, the Shadow Box Military Dial! The dial features a white face, shadow box numerals, outer minute markers, the correct blue steel skeleton hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. I chose to relume the dial and hands on this watch using dark brown material for that very desirable vintage look. This historic and iconic American trench watch has been fitted with a 14mm black leather strap that absolutely makes the watch! Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about eight inches and has a matching silver tone buckle. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? It's kind of like Ferris Bueller and that Ferrari, if you had access to one would you just leave it in a garage? I think not! Here are the movement details: 1918 Waltham, 15 jewels, size 3/0s, serial number 21085793, grade 315, model 1900. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 44mm lug tip to lug tip, 31.7mm not including the original factory sterling silver crown with a 14mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed. A brand new inner sleeve has been installed in the crown tube as well, the crown has a nice firm pop, just as it should. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this Waltham, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this sterling silver 1918 WWI Waltham Depollier Trench Watch with swivel lugs featuring a high grade 15 jewel movement with a re-lumed Shadow Box Military dial & hands, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE signed copy of my latest book "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" with this purchase (USA only for the book). 


1918 WWI Waltham Depollier Trench Watch, Sterling Silver Depollier Case, Factory Crown, Swivel Lugs, 15 Jewels, Enamel Military Dial & Hands, Re-Lumed, Leather Strap, Originally Owned by WWI Soldier Corporal Menck
1918 WWI Waltham Depollier Trench Watch, Sterling Silver Depollier Case, Factory Crown, Swivel Lugs, 15 Jewels, Enamel Military Dial & Hands, Re-Lumed, Leather Strap, Originally Owned by WWI Soldier Corporal Menck
Price: $875.00










Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable sterling silver WWI Hamilton Trench Watch that features the high end 983 movement with 17 jewels and Shadow Box military dial! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB original condition and has been mechanically restored! Hard to believe that this watch is over 100 years old! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 7-14-2019. It's in superb running condition and keeping excellent time. This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this 983 movement is clean as a whistle and stunning in its beauty! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is a  sterling silver trench watch case that was manufactured by the Joseph Fahys & Company, circa 1918. Hamilton exclusively used Fahys cases for their trench watches. The bezel and case back both snap together very crisply, just as they should. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features. Plus, this case still has the original factory sterling silver crown! The case has not been polished, it is in absolutely beautiful original condition. It has turned that very desirable blackish color. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Hamilton ever produced, the Shadow Box Military Dial! The dial features a white face, shadow box numerals, outer minute markers, the correct blue steel skeleton hands for this dial and is signed "HAMILTON" near the center. This historic and iconic American WWI Hamilton Trench Watch has been fitted with a 16mm OD green canvas strap that absolutely makes the watch! The strap is vintage from WWII, military issued, it's not some cheap knockoff. Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about 7.75 inches. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? It's kind of like Ferris Bueller and that Ferrari, if you had access to one would you just leave it in a garage? I think not! Here are the movement details: 1916 Hamilton, 17 jewels, size 0s, serial number 1250748, grade 983. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures a whopping 41mm lug tip to lug tip, 34mm not including the original factory crown with a nice and wide 16mm lug diameter. This is the original glass crystal that came with the watch, it's still in great condition with just a few marks. I removed it then reseated it with UV cement and a UV curing machine. A brand new inner sleeve has been installed in the crown tube as well, the crown has a nice firm pop, just as it should. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this Hamilton, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this original condition sterling silver 1918 Hamilton Trench Watch featuring 983 movement with 17 jewels and a Shadow Box Military dial, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE signed copy of my latest book "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" with this purchase (USA only for the book).

1918 WWI Hamilton Trench Watch, Original COndition Sterling Silver Fahys Case, Factory Crown, BIG 34mm Case, 983 Movement with 17 Jewels, Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial, Skeleton Hands, Canvas Strap
1918 WWI Hamilton Trench Watch, Original COndition Sterling Silver Fahys Case, Factory Crown, BIG 34mm Case, 983 Movement with 17 Jewels, Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial, Skeleton Hands, Canvas Strap
Price: $1,995.00





Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable Sterling Silver WWI Waltham Trench Watch that features a 7 jewel movement and a fantastic BOLD Arabic military dial! This absolutely remarkable piece of American/Canadian craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! This model was in fact used by the Canadian military during the Great War! Hard to believe that this watch is over 100 years old! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The 7 jewel movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 7-12-2019, a brand new mainspring has also been installed. It's in superb running condition and keeping excellent time. This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this movement is clean as a whistle and stunning in its beauty! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is a sterling silver trench watch case that was manufactured by the American Watch Case Company (Toronto Canada), circa 1914. The bezel and case back both snap together very crisply, just as they should. The hinged case back only opens up to 90 degrees, just as it should. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features. Plus, this case still has the original factory sterling silver crown! The case has been lightly hand polished to bring out the luster of the silver. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Waltham ever produced, the BOLD Arabic Military Dial! The dial features a white face, BOLD Arabic numerals, outer minute markers, the correct thick blue steel hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. This historic and iconic American/Canadian WWI Waltham Trench Watch has been fitted with a dark brown distressed leather Kitchener Strap that absolutely makes the watch! The strap was hand made by the Prairie Flower Leather Company in Nebraska. Very high quality strap that was made using a sewing machine from the Great War era! Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about 8 inches and has a matching silver tone buckle. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? It's kind of like Ferris Bueller and that Ferrari, if you had access to one would you just leave it in a garage? I think not! Here are the movement details: 1913 Waltham, serial number 18849835 size 0s, grade 160,  model 1907. They just don't make them like this anymore! The sterling silver case measures 38mm lug tip to lug tip, 33mm not including the original factory sterling silver crown with a 11mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. A brand new inner sleeve has also been installed in the crown tube, the crown has a nice firm pop just as it should. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this Waltham, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this sterling silver WWI Waltham Trench Watch featuring a 7 jewel movement and a BOLD Arabic military dial, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE signed copy of my latest book "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" with this purchase (USA only for the book).

1914 WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Sterling Silver AWCCo Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG Size 0s Version, 7 Jewels, Enamel BOLD Arabic Military Dial, Correct Thick Blue Steel Hands, Leather Kitchener Strap
1914 WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Sterling Silver AWCCo Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG Size 0s Version, 7 Jewels, Enamel BOLD Arabic Military Dial, Correct Thick Blue Steel Hands, Leather Kitchener Strap
Price: $750.00














Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable OreSilver 1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch with an INTEGRATED CRYSTAL GUARD that features a high grade 15 jewel movement and Shadow Box military dial! In 1917 Joseph Fahys, the case maker, called this the "ARMORED CASE". The advertisement for this watch is pictured with the watch. This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Hard to believe that this watch is over 100 years old! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 7-5-2019, a brand new mainspring has also been installed. It's in superb running condition and keeping excellent time. This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this movement is clean as a whistle and stunning in its beauty! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is an OreSilver trench watch case with an INTEGRATED CRYSTAL GUARD that was manufactured by Joseph Fahys & Company in 1918. The bezel, case back and integrated guard allo snap together very crisply, just as they should. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features. Plus, this case still has the original factory crown! The case has been polished, looks brand new. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Waltham ever produced, the Shadow Box Military Dial! The dial features a white face, shadow box numerals, outer minute markers, the correct blue steel skeleton hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. I chose to relume the dial and hands on this watch using dark brown material for that very desirable vintage look. This historic and iconic American trench watch has been fitted with a 16mm brown leather strap that absolutely makes the watch! Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about eight inches and has a matching silver tone buckle. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? It's kind of like Ferris Bueller and that Ferrari, if you had access to one would you just leave it in a garage? I think not! Here are the movement details: 1918 Waltham, 15 jewels, size 3/0s, serial number 21091059, grade 365, model 1907. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 40mm lug tip to lug tip, 33mm not including the original factory crown with a nice and wide 16mm lug diameter. A brand new crystal has been installed. A brand new inner sleeve has also been installed in the crown tube as well, the crown has a nice firm pop, just as it should. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this Waltham, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this OreSilver 1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch featuring Fahys Integrated Guard case and a high grade 15 jewel movement with a re-lumed Shadow Box Military dial & hands, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE signed copy of my latest book "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" with this purchase (USA only for the book).

1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch, OreSilver Fahys "ARMORED" Case, Original Factory Crown, Size 3/0s, 15 Jewels, BIG 33mm Case, INTEGRATED CRYSTAL GUARD, Re-Lumed, Shadow Box Military Dial, Brown Leather Strap
1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch, OreSilver Fahys "ARMORED" Case, Original Factory Crown, Size 3/0s, 15 Jewels, BIG 33mm Case, INTEGRATED CRYSTAL GUARD, Re-Lumed, Shadow Box Military Dial, Brown Leather Strap
Price: $895.00


Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable GOLD FILLED WWI Waltham Trench Watch that features the incredible 19 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS movement and a BOLD Arabic military dial! This is simply the BEST 0s movement that Waltham ever produced! It features 19 jewels, a solid gold gear train with DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE & RUBY jewels! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Hard to believe that this watch is over 100 years old! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The 19 jewel RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 7-2-2019, a brand new mainspring has also been installed. It's in superb running condition and keeping excellent time. This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this movement is clean as a whistle and stunning in its beauty! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is a GOLD FILLED trench watch case that was manufactured by the high end case maker Bates & Bacon (B&B), circa 1917. The bezel and case back both snap together very crisply, just as they should. The hinged case back only opens up to 90 degrees, just as it should. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features. Plus, this case still has the original factory gold filled crown! The case has been lightly hand polished to bring out the luster of the gold fill. The gold fill is still in excellent condition. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Waltham ever produced, the BOLD Arabic Military Dial! The dial features a white face, BOLD Arabic numerals, outer minute markers, the correct thick blue steel hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. This historic and iconic American WWI Waltham Trench Watch has been fitted with a dark brown distressed leather Kitchener Strap that absolutely makes the watch! The strap was hand made by the Prairie Flower Leather Company in Nebraska. Very high quality strap that was made using a sewing machine from the Great War era! Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about 8 inches and has a matching gold tone buckle. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? It's kind of like Ferris Bueller and that Ferrari, if you had access to one would you just leave it in a garage? I think not! Here are the movement details: 1901 Waltham, 19 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS, size 0s, serial number 105637727, model 1900. This high end movement features 19 jewels, a solid gold gear train with DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE & RUBY jewels! Solid gold raised jewel chatons and solid gold balance wheel screws! They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 38mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.7mm not including the original factory gold filled crown with a 10mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. A brand new inner sleeve has also been installed in the crown tube, the crown has a nice firm pop just as it should. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this Waltham, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this gold filled WWI Waltham Trench Watch featuring a high grade 19 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS movement and a BOLD Arabic military dial, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE signed copy of my latest book "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" with this purchase (USA only for the book).

WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Bates & Bacon Gold Filled Case, Factory Crown, 19 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS, Diamond, Sapphire & Ruby Jewels, BOLD Arabic Military Dial, Thick Blue Steel Hands, Leather Kitchener Strap
WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Bates & Bacon Gold Filled Case, Factory Crown, 19 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS, Diamond, Sapphire & Ruby Jewels, BOLD Arabic Military Dial, Thick Blue Steel Hands, Leather Kitchener Strap
Price: $1,495.00













 
My latest book "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" just arrived on December 10, 2015 and is now available for purchase here on my web page. My first book "Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War" is currently available for purchase on AmazonClick on the "Trench Watch Book" tabs on the left to buy your copies now. 


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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