If this watch could talk, the stories it could tell...
Here you have a prime example of what the fledgling wristwatch market was forming into. A very simple and functional timepiece that pushed the limits for its durability. The movement is simple yet reliable, the case is nothing special but functional, and the dial... well the dial tells everything about this watch. It has weather wear, pitting, patina, this thing was not tucked away in a box for later, this watch got some miles. The best part is that its got another 100,000 left in it. This little guy is reliable and has a look that you cant reproduce. The only change to this watch other than it being picked up out of a scrap heap was the radium hands. They were rusting away, the crystal had long dissappeared on this guy, but looking at some old publications we were able to produce an exact original stock match to what it would have had.
Ive worn this one a lot since I got it back, and though it looks delicate its far from it. This is a great watch to wear and an even better one to talk about.
1917 Waltham Trench Watch
Diameter: 1 and 1/4 inch
Case: Philadelphia Watch Case Co Nickel Silverode case
Production Run: 3,000
Dial: Worn Metal
Hands: Luminescant Spade Style
Movement: Nickel Finish
Wire Lug Width for Strap: 10mm