Voted Forbes magazine's "Best of the Web" consecutively since 2000. Men's CRISP World War I Era Misc. Hunter Cased Wristwatch - SERVICED. As many of our clients know, we particularly enjoy rare and unusual military timepieces. We pride ourselves on offering historic examples from around the globe; watches that were created by famed watch houses for the purpose of keeping the war running on time.
Few people realize the effort put into military timepieces. 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! As many of our fine buyers and repeat clients know, each day we offer a smattering of things we've picked up here and there, many fine watches and pieces of jewelry that for one reason or another we'll not be offering on our Web site some new old stock! Watches this week include a'20s ladies antique watch or two,'30s Deco pieces, a'40s military style wristwatch, and fine Retro stainless steel wristwatches that are representative of a style thats becoming all the rage; as well as gold rings and vintage wire lug examples perfect for restoration. Coming up are sterling silver wristwatches and a few items dug out of the workbench drawer of a retired watchmaker or two. Don't know anything about wristwatches? Have no idea about your grandfather's railroad pocket watch? We're one of the Web's largest vintage wrist and pocket watch dealers and are delighted to answer any questions you have about the timepieces we offer or those heirlooms you're unsure of. We extend a heartfelt invitation to see our other offerings and stop by to find out what's next! You may reach us Monday through Saturday from 10 a. We take great pride in our images and item descriptions and are careful to note as much about an item as we can. If you have a question or would like to see the image of an item at another angle, we are happy to accommodate you.
Please check our feedback; we try to be as accommodating as possible. Strickland Vintage Watches is a member of the. National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. We invite you to find out more about us by clicking on our ME page!The item "Men's CRISP World War I Era Misc. Swiss Hunter Cased Wristwatch SERVICED" is in sale since Friday, November 11, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "strickland_vintage_watches" and is located in Tampa, Florida.
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