Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable silverode WWI OFFSET CROWN Waltham Trench Watch that features a high end 17 jewel RIVERSIDE movement, a re-lumed enamel Shadow Box military dial with a Mealy Manufacturing "DUO" Crystal Guard! This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in superb condition! Hard to believe that this trench watch is over 100 years old! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The 17 jewel RIVERSIDE movement, with MANY SOLID GOLD PARTS, was just completely taken apart and serviced on 9-16-2020, a brand new mainspring has also been installed. It's 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 stunning in its beauty! 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 silverode trench watch case with an OFFSET CROWN that was manufactured by the Philadelphia Watch Case Company, circa 1917. The bezel and case back both snap together crisply, just as they should. This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features, especially for the OFFSET CROWN. Plus, this case still has the original factory crown! The case has NOT been polished, just cleaned up a bit, looks fantastic. This Waltham Trench Watch has been fitted with a snap on Mealy Manufacturing "DUO" Crystal Guard with a nice tight fit and it's in fantastic condition. This watch is simply incredible! The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Waltham ever produced, the Shadow Box Military Dial! The dial features a white face, shadow box numerals, outer minute markers, the correct blue steel skeleton hands for this dial and is signed "WALTHAM" near the center. The dial and hands have been re-lumed with modern dark brown safe material for that very desirable antique look! This historic and iconic WWI Waltham Trench Watch has been fitted with a dark brown leather Kitchener Strap that absolutely makes the watch! The strap was hand made by the Prairie Flower Leather Company in Nebraska. Very high quality strap that was made using a sewing machine from the Great War era! 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 inches 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: 1909 Waltham, serial number 17184045, size 0s, Riverside grade, model 1900. This high end Waltham Riverside movement features a SOLID GOLD center wheel, SOLID GOLD raised jewel chatons and SOLID GOLD balance wheel screws! They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 39mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.6mm going across not including the original factory crown with a 10mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine. I also installed a brand new sleeve inside of the crown tube, the crown 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 sterling silver WWI Waltham Trench Watch with an OFFSET CROWN featuring a high end 17 jewel RIVERSIDE movement, a re-lumed Shadow Box military dial with a Mealy Manufacturing "DUO" Crystal Guard, this one sets the bar! You will receive a FREE Poppy Lapel Pin with this purchase!
This Waltham has been SOLD.