Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable oresilver 1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch that features a high end 15 jewel movement, the original factory crown, a Shadow Box enamel military dial with a Mealy Manufacturing "DUO" Crystal Guard! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in superb condition. Our Great Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 1-20-2021, a brand 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 an oresilver trench watch case that was made by Joseph Fahys & Company, circa 1918. This case is highly prized by collectors, especially for the nice and wide 16mm lugs. The bezel and case back both snap together crisply, just as they should. The case has not been, original aged condition, looks fantastic. Plus, this watch has an original factory crown! This WWI Waltham Trench Watch has been fitted with a Mealy Manufacturing "DUO" Crystal Guard. It has a nice firm fit over the bezel. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this WWI Waltham Trench Watch is among the most desirable they ever made, the Shadow Box military dial! The dial features a white face, shadow box numerals, outer minute markers, the correct skeleton hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. The dial and hands have been relumed with dark brown material for that very desirable vintage look! This historic and iconic WWI American made trench watch has been fitted with a 16mm black leather strap that absolutely makes the watch! Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about 7.75" and has a matching silver tone buckle. 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: 1918 Waltham, 15 jewels, size 3/0s version, serial number 21320552, grade 365. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 36mm lug tip to lug tip, 31mm without the original factory crown with a nice and wide 16mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. A new inner sleeve has been installed into 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 Waltham, 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 oresilver 1918 WWI Waltham Trench Watch with 15 jewels, the original factory crown, a re-lumed enamel shadow box military dial & hands with a Mealy Manufacturing "DUO" Crystal Guard, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE Poppy Lapel Pin with this purchase!
WAS $850.00 NOW $765.00