As many of you may know, Patria movements were produced by Omega and marketed under the Patria name. During World War I, Omega made a brilliant marketing decision by entering a still unproven wristlet market created by soldiers in. Their Patria name became synonymous with the trench watch, and by the end the war, every man recognized the advantage of having a watch on his wrist instantly accessible versus a pocket watch that one would have to fumble to retrieve. The move proved to be quite profitable for Omega: today they remain one of the finest watch houses in the world. This example, in a solid sterling silver case, was the pride of a World War I solider who was presented the piece by volunteers in his regiment.Willis/4/1st herts/from 15th West Riding Volunteers/1917, the watch is as historically significant as it is attractive. During the era this watch was presented, wristwatches were in their infancy - not issued until World War II: if you were soldier and wanted to a watch, you were either presented a watch by family or colleagues, bought one for yourself or did without. Measuring 38mm by 33mm, this example is quite impressive on the wrist. Engraving is gorgeous and free-hand and as handsome as the day the watch was presented.
It features a magnificent and restoredl porcelain dial marked Patria with glorious oversized numerals, sub-seconds register, and stained-glass hands. Open its hinged back and you'll find a completely and professionally serviced, 15 ruby jewel Patria movement that is as remarkable today as it was what was manufactured.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. 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.
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We invite you to find out more about us by clicking on our ME page! The item "Original Men's WWI Era Sterling Silver Patria Presentation Trench Watch-SERVICED" is in sale since Thursday, November 30, 2017. 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.