Another beauty from a time long ago...

 

This was a local pickup. No backstory on how this wonderful "Goliath" trench came to be, but its a hell of a lot of fun to wear.  Although this watch is not in perfect condition like a lot of our others, this one warranted being shared and hopefully to find its next steward.  

 

Its nicel plated case shows signs of being through hell and back, its dial has some visible hairlines on the dial between 2 and 11 o'clock, and this watch is a lever set which you can see at the 4 o'clock position on the case.  It appears that this watch originally started its life out as a pocket watch, then when either war came about or the fashion came in was outfitted with what is called a "swing lug".  These are posts that are soldered onto the case and a swing bar is added.  A little bit more elegant that its colid wire trench counterpart but effective none-the-least.  

 

The movement on this watch is immaculate, keeps great time for its age, and is a nice reliable timekeeper.  Its considered a goliath trench since it is quite larger than its counterparts of the era.  The majority of trench watches used roughly 30mm cases, this one is about 40mm.  

 

Handmade leather strap included, made by yours truly.  

1895 Longines"Swing Lug" Trenchwatch

$500.00Price
  • Year: 1895

    Jewels: 15

    Size: 6/S

    Diameter: 1 and 1/2 inch

    Case: Longies base metal case

    Production Run: unknown

    Style: Dress/Military

    Dial: Porcelain, hairlines between 2 and 11

    Numbers: Roman

    Condition: Original Condition

    Diameter: 41mm

    Hands: Spade Style 

    Movement: Nickel Finish, Lever Set Movement