Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and very desirable Gold Filled WWI Waltham Trench Watch, housed in a Bates & Bacon (B&B) case, larger size 0s version, that features a high end 15 jewel movement, the original factory gold filled crown with a BOLD Arabic enamel military dial. This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in original cosmetic condition. Our Great Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The incredibly beautiful movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 6-22-2021, a new mainspring has also been installed. It's now in superb running condition and keeping excellent time. This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this movement is clean as a whistle and stunningly beautiful! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is a gold filled trench watch case that was manufactured by Bates & Bacon, circa 1916. The bezel and case back both snap crisply in place, just as they should. The hinged case back only opens up to 90 degrees, just as it should. The case has NOT been polished, just cleaned up a bit. The gold fill is still in remarkable great condition. Plus, this watch still has the original factory gold filled crown! This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this WWI Waltham Trench Watch is among the most desirable they ever made, the BOLD Arabic military dial! The dial features a white face, BOLD Arabic numerals, an outer track minute markers, the correct thick blue steel hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. This historic and iconic WWI Waltham Trench Watch has been fitted with a hand made dark brown leather Kitchener Strap that absolutely makes the watch! The strap was American made in Nebraska. Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about 8 inches. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? Here are the movement details: 1913 Waltham, 15 jewels, larger size 0s version, serial number 18693346, grade 165, model 1907. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 37mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.6mm without the original factory crown with a 10mm lug diameter. This watch still has the original factory glass crystal that is still in pretty good shape. I reseated it using UV cement and a UV curing machine. I also installed a new inner sleeve in the crown tube, it now has a nice firm pop, just as it should. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this incredibly desirable WWI Waltham Trench Watch, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this Gold Filled WWI Waltham Trench Watch that features a superb Bates & Bacon case, BOLD Arabic Enamel Military Dial, Thick blue steel hands, 15 jewel movement, larger size 0s version, the original factory crown and a hand made dark brown leather Kitchener Strap! This one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE Poppy Lapel Pin with this purchase!