We do not confine ourselves to certain makers, nor do we exclude makers by preconception. The works we offer rise based on their own merit. For example, we specialize in, among other genres, the WWI-era wristlet watch. Considered the first true wristwatch, these magnificent works exude a strength and style absent in most subsequent generations.
The wire-lug wristlet watch has the distinct look of a small pocket watch on the wrist because in many cases, that's precisely what it was. Restored, polished and calibrated, fitted on a two-piece horsehide strap, they are an indication of the exquisite taste of the wearer. Case in point: This men's solid sterling silver 1923 Rolex "Trench" wristlet watch.Straight from an English estate where it lay hidden for nearly a hundred years, this prescient triumph symbolizes the forward-thinking drive of its creator, Hans Wilsdorf. It is not exquisite simply because it is a Rolex. It is exquisite because it is an expertly designed wrist machine that created a benchmark for style and resilience pursued to this day. Please take a moment to admire the work for what it is: elegant, understated, proper. Its hinged, solid sterling silver case is 34mm in diameter; 39mm lug to lug and perfectly balanced on the wrist. Restored hands and unsigned porcelain dial in ice-cream white create a dignified ambiance. Open its hinged back and you will find correct Rolex markings and Glasgow hallmarks, as well as a triumph of early horological engineering: a fully serviced high-grade 15 jewel mechanism, hand-damaskeened and finished to the exacting standards of Mr. Of course we could not resist fitting the watch with one of our own WWI era straps, produced in-house from the world's finest black cordovan leather. 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 Post WWI Sterling Silver Rolex Trench Watch withCordovan Strap SERVICED" is in sale since Monday, November 28, 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.