LRF ANTIQUE WATCHES
"ELGIN TRENCH WATCHES OF THE GREAT WAR"
A combination of 176 pages, 440 photos and advertisements,
plus informative text, tells the story of the Elgin Trench Watches that accompanied US Army troops into the trenches of Europe during WWI. Known as a company that would allow buyers to pick and choose among features for their personal watches. The US Army also created specifications dated November 3, 1914 and October 24, 1916, choosing the watch features their soldiers would wear. After a brief discussion of pricing, rarity, and company history, the wrist watches covered include: The Star Dial Series, Giant Size 6s Trench Watches, RED 12 Dials, BOLD Arabic Dials, and Shadow Box Dials. Also explored are dial date stamps, recent restorations, crystal guards (aka Shrapnel Guards), and Elgin watch movements. This venerable watch company, dating back to 1864, produced roughly 1,000,000 watch movements each year during World War I. Explore these veterans of the Great War through this fascinating read.
Be sure to check out my latest book
"Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War"
I just received this book review from Bruce Shawkey.
The winner of the 2014 NAWCC James W. Gibbs Award for
Horological Literary Excellence.
"A serious book about American trench watches of WWI has been long
overdue, and Stan has finally filled the void. First of all, the book
is top-notch on quality, as we've come to expect from Schiffer
Publishing, with quality binding, paper and images. Second, I love
the style of writing. Stan uses first person in many places, and it's
like we are taking this journey with him as he uncovers rare
documentation hidden in government archives, and as he painstaking
restores dozens and dozens of watches to their original pristine
condition. Third, TONS of great information. I'll never call it a
shrapnel guard again! Great job. This first book focuses on Elgin
watches, and I can hardly wait for the next book on Waltham."
My stock for the Elgin book has been completely sold out.
The best place to buy"Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War"
is on Amazon or Ebay, they currently have the best pricing.
It can also be purchase at book stores around the country.