LRF Antique Watches - Specializing in Elgin Trench Watches & Waltham Trench Watches



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Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable silverode WWI Waltham Trench Watch that features a re-lumed Shadow Box Military Dial and a high grade 15 jewel movement! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 3-07-2019, 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 silverode trench watch case with nice and wide 16mm lugs that was manufactured by the Philadelphia Watch Case Company, circa 1917. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features. The bezel and case back both snap together crisply, just as they should. Plus, this case still has the original factory oversized crown! The case has been lightly polished. 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 and original blue steel skeleton military hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. The enamel dial and hands have been re-lumed using brown "aged" lume for that very desirable vintage look. The lume work turned out fantastic! This historic and iconic American trench watch has been fitted with a 16mm 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 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: 1910 Waltham, 15 jewels, size 0s, serial number 17632070, grade 165. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 38mm 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. I also installed a brand new inner sleeve on the crown tube, the crown now has a nice firm "pop", just like 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 15 jewel WWI Waltham Trench Watch featuring a re-lumed enamel military dial & hands with a 16mm lug diameter, 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. (domestic USA only for book).

WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, WIDE 16mm Lugs, 15 Jewels, BIG Size 0s Version, Original Factory Crown, Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial, Re-Lumed Dial & Skeleton Hands, Black Leather Strap
WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, WIDE 16mm Lugs, 15 Jewels, BIG Size 0s Version, Original Factory Crown, Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial, Re-Lumed Dial & Skeleton Hands, Black Leather Strap
Price: $795.00 $715.50


Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable 1914 STERLING SILVER WWI Waltham OFFSET CROWN Trench Watch that features a high grade 15 movement with a matching STERLING SILVER BUCKLE! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 3-09-2019, 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 high grade 15 jewel 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, circa 1914. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features, especially the offset crown. Plus, this case still has the original factory sterling silver crown! The case has been lightly hand 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. The numerals & skeleton hands have been re-lumed using dark brown "aged" lume for that very desirable antique military look. The lume work turned out fantastic! 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 STERLING SILVER 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: 1914 Waltham, 15 jewels, size 0s, serial number 19584008, grade 315, model 1900. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 40mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.9mm not including the original factory crown with an 11mm lug diameter. I chose to reuse the original glass crystal, it is still in very good condition. It was reseated using UV cement and a UV curing machine. I also installed a brand new inner sleeve on the crown tube, the crown now has a good "pop", just like 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 1914 WWI Waltham OFFSET CROWN Trench Watch featuring a high grade 15 jewel movement with a re-lumed enamel 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. (domestic USA only for book).

1914 WWI Waltham OFFSET CROWN Trench Watch, Sterling Silver AWCCo Case, Original Factory Crown, 15 Jewels, Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial, Re-Lumed Dial & Hands, STERLING SILVER Buckle, Leather Kitchener Strap
1914 WWI Waltham OFFSET CROWN Trench Watch, Sterling Silver AWCCo Case, Original Factory Crown, 15 Jewels, Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial, Re-Lumed Dial & Hands, STERLING SILVER Buckle, Leather Kitchener Strap
Price: $825.00 $742.50


Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable GOLD FILLED WWI Waltham Trench Watch that features a high grade 15 jewel movement and BOLD Arabic military dial! 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 3-10-2019, 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 Illinois Watch Case Company, circa 1917. The bezel and hinged 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. 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 blue steel skeleton hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. This dial has a little something extra, factory drilled hour marker lume dots! The lume dots on the dial and military hands have been relumed using dark brown material for that very desirable vintage look. This historic and iconic American trench watch has been fitted with a black leather Bund 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 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: 1909 Waltham, 15 jewels, size 0s, serial number 17596585, grade 165, model 1907. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 37mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.6mm not including the original factory crown with an 11mm lug diameter. I chose to leave in the original glas crystal as it is still in very good condition.  The inner sleeve in the crown tube is in great condition, 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 15 jewel movement with a re-lumed BOLD Arabic 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. (domestic USA only for book).

WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Illinois Gold Filled Case, Original Factory Crown, 15 Jewels, BIG Size 0s Version, BOLD Arabic Military Dial, Factory Drilled Lume Dots, Skeleton Hands, Re-Lumed, Black Leather Bund Strap
WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Illinois Gold Filled Case, Original Factory Crown, 15 Jewels, BIG Size 0s Version, BOLD Arabic Military Dial, Factory Drilled Lume Dots, Skeleton Hands, Re-Lumed, Black Leather Bund Strap
Price: $795.00 $715.50


Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable sterling silver 1917 WWI Waltham Depollier "KHAKI" SWIVEL LUG Trench Watch that features a high grade 15 jewel movement and the coveted "KHAKI" stamped crown! This Depollier was originally owned by Lieutenant Rogers MacVeagh of the United States Army who served in France during the Great War, he was also a Harvard alumni. The information about him is from the Harvard Alumni Bulletin. This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 3-09-2018, 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 the J. Depollier & Son in 1917. This case features the "double clinched bezel" which is what made waterproof watches possible in 1918 due to further advances in technology. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features, especially the SWIVEL LUGS! Plus, this case still has the original factory sterling silver "KHAKI" Depollier crown! The case has not been polished, just cleaned up a bit. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this Waltham Depollier 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. The enamel dial and hands have been re-lumed using dark brown "aged" lume 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 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: 1917 Waltham, 15 jewels, size 3/0s, serial number 20698161, grade 365, model 1907. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 44mm lug tip to lug tip, 31.5mm not including the original factory crown with a 14mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. I also installed a brand new inner sleeve on the crown tube, the crown now has a nice firm "pop", just like 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 15 jewel, sterling silver 1917 WWI Waltham Depollier "KHAKI" Trench Watch featuring SWIVEL LUGS with re-lumed 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. (domestic USA only for book).

1917 WWI Waltham Depollier "KHAKI" Trench Watch, Sterling Silver Depollier Case, KHAKI Factory Crown, SWIVEL LUGS, 15 Jewels, Re-Lumed Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial & Skeleton Hands, Black Leather Strap
1917 WWI Waltham Depollier "KHAKI" Trench Watch, Sterling Silver Depollier Case, KHAKI Factory Crown, SWIVEL LUGS, 15 Jewels, Re-Lumed Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial & Skeleton Hands, Black Leather Strap
Price: $995.00 $895.50


Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable solid nickel WWI Elgin Trench Watch that features a high grade 15 jewel movement and BOLD Arabic military dial! 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 2-27-2019, 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 solid nickel trench watch case that was manufactured by the Wadsworth Watch Case Company, circa 1918. The 1918 advertisement for this case is shown next to the watch in one of the pictures. For some strange reason or another Wadsworth did not stamp their name onto their most of their nickel trench watch cases. But, they did stamp their name onto the gold filled, sterling silver and solid gold cases. This case is very well made! 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, especially the cushion case style. This case features an incredibly unique lug design. The lugs are attached to the bezel rather than the case center. Plus, this case still has the original factory crown! The case has been nicely polished, it has a beautiful finish once again. 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 center reservoir military hands for this dial and is signed "ELGIN" near the center. This dial has a little something extra, factory drilled hour marker lume dots! The lume dots on the dial and military hands have been relumed using dark brown material for that very desirable vintage look. This historic and iconic American trench watch has been fitted with a 16mm 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: 1913 Elgin, 15 jewels, size 0s, serial number 17440997, grade 377. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 36mm lug tip to lug tip, 32mm 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. I also installed a brand new inner sleeve on the crown tube, the crown now has a nice firm "pop", just like 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 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 solid nickel WWI Elgin Trench Watch featuring a high grade 15 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. (domestic USA only for book).

WWI Elgin Trench Watch, Solid Nickel Wadsworth Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG SIze 0s Version, 15 Jewels, BOLD Arabic Enamel Military Dial, Correct Center Reservoir Military Hands, Re-Lumed, 16mm Black Leather Strap
WWI Elgin Trench Watch, Solid Nickel Wadsworth Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG SIze 0s Version, 15 Jewels, BOLD Arabic Enamel Military Dial, Correct Center Reservoir Military Hands, Re-Lumed, 16mm Black Leather Strap
Price: $725.00 $652.50


Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable WWI Waltham Trench Watch that features a high grade 17 JEWEL Riverside movement with a solid gold center wheel! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 2-20-2019, 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 high grade 17 JEWEL Riverside 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, circa 1917. 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 lightly 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. The numerals & skeleton hands have been re-lumed using dark brown "aged" lume for that very desirable antique military look. The lume work turned out fantastic! 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 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, 17 jewels, size 0s, serial number 10582137, Riverside grade, model 1900. This high grade movement features a SOLID GOLD center wheel, SOLID GOLD raised jewel chatons and SOLID GOLD balance wheel screws! They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 40mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.6mm not including the original factory crown with a 10mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. I also installed a brand new inner sleeve on the crown tube, the crown now has a good "pop", just like 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 silverode size 0s WWI Waltham Trench Watch featuring a high grade 17 jewel Riverside movement and a re-lumed 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. (domestic USA only for book).

WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, Original Factory Crown, 17 JEWEL RIVERSIDE, Big Size 0s Version, Re-Lumed Enamel Military Dial & Skeleton Hands, Leather Kitchener Strap
WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, Original Factory Crown, 17 JEWEL RIVERSIDE, Big Size 0s Version, Re-Lumed Enamel Military Dial & Skeleton Hands, Leather Kitchener Strap
Price: $825.00 $742.50







Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable WWI Elgin Trench Watch that features a re-lumed Shadow Box Military Dial and a 7 jewel movement that dates back to 1916! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 2-6-2019, 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 silverode trench watch case that was manufactured by the Philadelphia Watch Case Company, circa 1916. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features. The bezel and case back both snap together crisply, just as they should. Plus, this case still has the original factory crown! The case has been lightly polished. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Elgin ever produced, the Shadow Box Military Dial. The dial features a white face, shadow box numerals, an outer chapter of minute markers, the correct and original blue steel center reservoir military hands for this dial and is signed "ELGIN" near the center. The enamel dial and hands have been re-lumed using brown "aged" lume for that very desirable vintage look. The lume work turned out fantastic! This historic and iconic American 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: 1916 Elgin, 7 jewels, size 0s, serial number 19010272, grade 298. 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 crown with an 10mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. I also installed a brand new inner sleeve on the crown tube, the crown now has a nice firm "pop", just like 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 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 1916 WWI Elgin Trench Watch featuring a re-lumed enamel military dial & hands with a beautiful leather Kitchener Strap, 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. (domestic USA only for book).


1916 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG Size 0s Version, 7 Jewels, Re-Lumed Enamel Military Dial & Hands, Dark Brown Leather Kitchener Strap
1916 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, Original Factory Crown, BIG Size 0s Version, 7 Jewels, Re-Lumed Enamel Military Dial & Hands, Dark Brown Leather Kitchener Strap
Price: $725.00 $652.50











Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable sterling silver WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Fahys cushion case, that features a high grade 17 jewel Riverside movement with a solid gold center wheel! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 2-5-2019, 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 high grade 17 jewel Riverside 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 cushion shaped trench watch case that was manufactured by the Joseph Fahys & Company, circa 1917. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features, especially the heavy weight sterling silver case material. Plus, this case still has the original factory gold filled crown! Yes, Fahys put gold filled crowns on their sterling silver cases, so did Dennison. The case has been nicely polished to bring out the beautiful sterling silver. 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. The skeleton hands have been re-lumed using dark brown "aged" lume for that very desirable antique military look. This historic and iconic American trench watch has been fitted with a nice and wide 19mm black leather Buffalo 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: 1904 Waltham, 17 jewels, size 0s, serial number 12518401, Riverside grade, model 1900. This high grade movement features a SOLID GOLD center wheel, 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, 32.6mm not including the original factory crown with a nice and wide 19mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. I also installed a brand new inner sleeve on the crown tube, the crown now has a good "pop", just like 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 larger cushion case size 0s sterling silver WWI Waltham Trench Watch featuring a high grade 17 jewel Riverside movement and a re-lumed 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. (domestic USA only for book).

WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Sterling Silver Joseph Fahys Cushion Case, Original Factory GF Crown, 17 JEWEL RIVERSIDE Movement, BIG Size 0s Version, Re-Lumed Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial & Skeleton Hands, 19mm Black Leather Strap
WWI Waltham Trench Watch, Sterling Silver Joseph Fahys Cushion Case, Original Factory GF Crown, 17 JEWEL RIVERSIDE Movement, BIG Size 0s Version, Re-Lumed Enamel Shadow Box Military Dial & Skeleton Hands, 19mm Black Leather Strap
Price: $795.00 $715.50






Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable STERLING SILVER, SEMI-HERMETIC WWI Waltham Dennison RED XII Trench Watch with a STERLING SILVER BUCKLE that features a high grade 15 jewel movement. HUGE 36mm case! This absolutely remarkable piece of American/English craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 2-6-2019, 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 SEMI-HERMETIC trench watch case that was manufactured by the Dennison Watch Case Company in 1915. The hallmarks on the inside of the case back are: the "anchor" for Birmingham England, the "lion" for English silver, the date letter code of "q" for 1915 and "ALD" for Aaron Lufkin Dennison. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features especially the COIN EDGE BEZEL! SEMI-HERMETIC means that the bezel and case back are both threaded so they screw on and off. This is a FAR superior design when compared to cases that are "friction fit", cases that snap together. Plus, this case still has the original factory gold filled crown! Yes, Dennison put gold filled crowns on his sterling silver cases. Many other case manufacturers did this as well like Fahys. The case has been nicely polished and has a beautiful finish once again. 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 of minute markers, the correct blue steel hands for this dial, signed "WALTHAM USA" near the center with the RED XII at the top. This historic and iconic American/English trench watch has been fitted with a dark brown 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! This strap has a little something extra, an antique STERLING SILVER Kitchener Strap buckle! Very rarely do you see sterling silver cases with matching sterling silver buckles. 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. 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, 15 jewels, size 0s, serial number 18492476, grade 165, model 1907. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures a whopping 42mm lug tip to lug tip, 36mm not including the original factory crown with a 12mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed, it was installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. The inner sleeve in the crown tube is still in great condition. 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 36mm sterling silver 1915 WWI Waltham RED XII Trench Watch featuring a SEMI-HERMETIC case with a COIN EDGE BEZEL & Case Back and a matching sterling silver buckle, 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. (domestic USA only for book).

1915 WWI Waltham RED XII Trench Watch, Sterling Silver Dennison Case, Original Factory GF Crown, SEMI-HERMETIC, COIN EDGE BEZEL, 15 Jewels, HUGE 36mm Case, Enamel RED XII Military Dial, Leather Kitchener Strap, Sterling Buckle
1915 WWI Waltham RED XII Trench Watch, Sterling Silver Dennison Case, Original Factory GF Crown, SEMI-HERMETIC, COIN EDGE BEZEL, 15 Jewels, HUGE 36mm Case, Enamel RED XII Military Dial, Leather Kitchener Strap, Sterling Buckle
Price: $1,075.00 $967.50














Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable circa 1973 Waltham Rally Sport Skin Diver Wrist Watch that features an extremely rare SCREW DOWN CROWN with a high grade 25 jewel AUTOMATIC incabloc movement with DAY & Date windows. This absolutely remarkable piece of Swiss Waltham craftsmanship is in SUPERB original condition! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The 25 jewel automatic movement was just completely taken apart and serviced by the world famous RGM Watch Company on 7-16-2018. It's in superb running condition and keeping perfect time. This watch has been tested on a professional Timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! The stainless steel brushed finish case has not been polished, it's in absolutely beautiful original untouched condition. The orange & black enamel rotating bezel is in fantastic condition without any chips. The watch came in a couple of different versions, this is the FAR more desirable SCREW DOWN CROWN version. The side view picture shows the screw down crown very well. The crown threading is in fantastic condition with no issues. Most mid range dive watches from the 1960's - 1970's did NOT have screw down 
crowns. The winding action on the crown is smooth as silk! The five color dial has not been refinished, it is in amazing original condition. The original factory lume is still glows faintly once charged by sunlight. The silver tone hands are in great shape too. The day & date features are perfectly centered in the middle of the viewing box, just as they should be. The the original factory plastic crystal was treated with Polywatch to remove some surface scratches. This Waltham has been fitted with a 19mm black leather Rally Strap, matching brushed finish buckle. 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. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 40mm lug tip to lug tip, 38mm not including the original factory crown with a 19mm lug diameter. This watch is probably not 
waterproof any longer due to age so I would not take it for a swim. 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 early 1970's Waltham Rally Sport Skin Diver Wrist Watch with a SCREW DOWN CROWN, 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. (domestic USA only for book).



Circa 1973 Waltham "Rally Sport" Dive Watch, 25 Jewel Automatic, Day/Date Windows, RARE SCREW DOWN CROWN Version, Superb Original Condition, Serviced by the World Famous RGM Watch Company
Circa 1973 Waltham "Rally Sport" Dive Watch, 25 Jewel Automatic, Day/Date Windows, RARE SCREW DOWN CROWN Version, Superb Original Condition, Serviced by the World Famous RGM Watch Company
Price: $975.00 $828.75












Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable circa 1967 Waltham Skin Diver Wrist Watch that features a high grade 17 jewel incabloc movement. This watch has been in my personal collection for about two years. This absolutely remarkable piece of Swiss Waltham craftsmanship is in SUPERB original condition! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The 17 jewel movement with a 48 hour power reserve was just completely taken apart and serviced on 7-19-2018. 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 it's beauty! The stainless steel case has not been polished, it is in absolutely beautiful original untouched condition. The enamel rotating bezel is in fantastic condition without any chips. Plus, this watch still has the original factory 
crown! The crown has a "W" on the end for Waltham. The winding action on the crown is smooth as silk! The black dial has not been refinished, it is in amazing original condition. Arabic numerals with hour marker bars. The original factory lume is still in superb condition and glows brightly once charged by sunlight. The silver tone hands and red second hand are in great shape too. This is the original plastic crystal. This Waltham has been fitted with a gently worn 20mm black genuine leather strap with white contrasting stitching, stainless steel buckle. 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. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 38mm lug tip to lug tip, 35mm not including the original factory crown with a 20mm lug diameter. This watch is probably not waterproof any longer due to age so I would not take it for a swim. 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 world craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this original condition mid 60's Waltham Skin Diver Wrist Watch, 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. (domestic USA only for book). 


Circa 1967 Waltham Skin Diver Wrist Watch, Stainless Steel Case, Original Factory Crown, 17 Jewels, Original Factory Dial, Original Factory Lume, Original Factory Crystal, Enamel Rotating Bezel, 20mm Strap
Circa 1967 Waltham Skin Diver Wrist Watch, Stainless Steel Case, Original Factory Crown, 17 Jewels, Original Factory Dial, Original Factory Lume, Original Factory Crystal, Enamel Rotating Bezel, 20mm Strap
Price: $675.00 $595.00



 
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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