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
Diameter: 1 and 1/4 inch
Case: Philadelphia Watch Case Co Nickel Silverode case
Production Run: Unknown
Numbers: Arabic with luminescant markers
Hands: Luminescant Spade Style
Movement: Nickel Finish
Wire Lug Width for Strap: 10mm