I found this watch in a box of rusted pocket watch movements in the back of a box truck in Jersey in the middle of July...  This was the only good thing to come out of that day.

 

The guy who I bought it from told me he had some watch stuff in a box truck he used for storage on his property.  This made the 2 hours of smell,heat,bees, and pain worth getting to it.  The box had endured some rainwater long ago, and almost everything inside was a mess other than this watch which thankfully was protected in an old ziplock baggie.  Its original cloth band had disentegrated while in its current baggied-state.  The watch on the other hand needed a full overhaul and restoration.  Luckily, the original dial and hands had held up pretty well while it was dormant in the truck. The original radium that was left on the dial was safely removed and decontaminated.  

 

The engraving on the back appears to be  original to the watch.  However I have still not been able to make out the back after all of this time.  This Waltham is a turn the key watch now.  It is a very reliable time keeper, and its all in original condition.  The band featured in the images does not come with the watch as I am currently creating a band for it.  

 

 

1916 Waltham Trench Watch

$1,400.00 Regular Price
$1,000.00Sale Price
  • Year: 1916

    Jewels: 15

    Size: 0/S

    Diameter: 1 and 1/4 inch

    Case: Philadelphia Watch Case Co Nickel Silverode case

    Production Run: Unknown

    Style: Military

    Dial: Porcelain

    Numbers: Arabic with luminescant markers

    Condition: Excellent

    Diameter: 32mm

    Hands: Luminescant Spade Style 

    Movement: Nickel Finish

    Wire Lug Width for Strap:  10mm