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DSCN0859WW1 (Great War) Trench watch in a waterproof design case, circa 1916

 For sale a fine large WW1 (Great War) Trench watch in a waterproof design case, circa 1916. It is very uncommon to find WW1 watches of this size being 41mm in diameter excluding the crown and wire strap lugs. The case is also unusual being of waterproof design, with the front bezel unscrewing to remove the watch movement from the front. Also, the enamel dial is marked with luminous dot markers, again less common. The watch is in excellent full working order, the dial is in undamaged condition, as shown in the pics, (taken with a high-resolution lens) and is very fine. The original hand set retains all luminous infill. This is truly one for the collector of WW1 trench watches. My theory on this sized watch is that it may be for German Forces. In Konrad Knirims book 150 Years Watches & Clocks of German Forces, there are several photos of German service personnel wearing larger than normal wristlets/wrist watches of a similar large type to this one on offer. Fitted with a new leather strap. Price £495.00


Oliver Sargent Antiques,
Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1QU
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