Often, they were manufactured out of a sense of duty for a particular cause: sometimes they were produced reluctantly, an effort that took away from day-to-day business and the bottom line. They were, however, the product of a great effort, often representing the most advanced engineering of the day. Officers tended to wear timepieces from better watch houses, while enlisted men wore standard military issue produced wholesale by strong, but lesser regarded manufacturers. Both genres are highly collectible today. Wristwatches were in their infancy and not issued until World War II: if you were soldier and wanted to a watch, you bought one for yourself or did without.Measuring 40mm by 35mm, with what appears to be a new old stock, double hinged hunter case, this example is so impressive, it appears to be factory fresh. There are absolutely no dings or dents in the case and hinge is as tight as the day was made. I do not believe this watch was carried to any great extent. Open its hunter case and you'll find a magnificent and completely original porcelain dial with glorious oversized numerals, subseconds register, and stained-glass hands. Open its hinged back and you'll find a completely and professionally serviced, 15 ruby jewel movement that is as remarkable today as it was what was manufactured. Rare, crisp and remarkable, this hunter cased masterpiece is truly as good as it gets! Featured as Forbes magazine's "Best of the Web" honoree consecutively since 2000 for timepieces, we're committed to bringing the best, the rarest, the cleanest examples of old wrist and pocket watches to clients around the world.
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Please check our feedback; we try to be as accommodating as possible. We invite you to find out more about us by clicking on our ME page! The item "Men's Antique Vintage World War I Era Hunter Cased Trench Wristwatch SERVICED" is in sale since Saturday, September 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "strickland_vintage_watches" and is located in Tampa, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.