The back has no inscriptions and shows light marks and a few pin head dings. This lovely case is fitted with a silver dust cover which is quite dented and although it does snap into position it is a little fiddly to do so. The bezel only shows light wear as well. The hall marks date the watch to 1918.
The inside of the case is stamped for the case sponor who was George Stockwell. The solid silver lugs are in very good condition. I have gently polished the case, and it is shining beautifully, as only hi grade silver can. THE WATCH MEASURES 3.5cms (35mm) across and 1.5cms (15mm) in depth with the trench guard fitted which is quite high and the watch stands out really well on the wrist when worn. DIAL: This stunning collectible watch has a fantastic original MINTY BLACK dial.
You would expect for a watch of 100 years old that it would have a few hairlines, BUT this dial shows NO hairlines AT ALL!! It has beautiful sharp and crisp Arabic LUMED numerals, which are lovely with only very slight loss of lume to a few numerals that I can see. The dial has stunning golden steel'Cathedral' hands which seem to have lost their lume and are in very good condition. The crystal is made from glass and may be the original.
As such, it shows a few edge chips. The dial is protected by a RARE METAL TRENCH GUARD WHICH IS INSET WITH A TINY WORKING COMPASS. The guard is in good condition.MOVEMENT: This is an original jewelled (probably 7) lever movement. It is crown wound and set. The movement is in working order. As always a full service would be recommended for optimum performance and timekeeping. It keeps time to with a couple of minutes a day as tested over 24 hours. BAND: This beautiful trench watch is fitted with a new 16mm all leather black band.
The band is in excellent condtion. The band measures 9 inches in total length. THIS IS A GREAT AND EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE OFFICERS TRENCH WATCH WITH A RARE COMPASS INSET TRENCH GUARD. THE WATCH IS A FANTASTIC EXAMPLE OF ITS TYPE. Please do not waste anyones time if you are not interested.
THIS IS A FANTASTIC ORIGINAL AND EXTREMELY RARE SILVER ROLEX/OMEGA WRISTWATCH IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I describe all of my items to the best of my knowledge.
You may only return an item if there was a MAJOR mistake made by me in the description of the item that I have overlooked. The item "ANTIQUE VINTAGE 1918 BLK DIAL SOLID SILVER WW1 OFFICERS TRENCH WATCH RARE GUARD" is in sale since Sunday, April 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "slake25" and is located in Doncaster. This item can be shipped worldwide.