Up for sale today is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely desirable. RED XII Trench Watch that features a high grade 15 jewel movement.
This absolutely remarkable piece of American craftsmanship is in SUPERB condition and has been beautifully restored! Hard to believe that this watch is over 100 years old! Our Grandfather's knew how to make things that would last for generations! The 15 jewel movement was just completely taken apart and serviced on 8-4-2019, a brand new mainspring has also been installed. It's in superb running condition and keeping excellent time.
This watch has been tested on a professional timegraph 5000 Machine for accuracy so rest assured! Take another look at picture number three again, this movement is clean as a whistle and stunning in its beauty! I'm sure that you have noticed by now that this is not your ordinary trench watch case by a long shot! This is a sterling silver trench watch case that was manufactured by the American Watch Case Company, Canadian Division Toronto, circa 1917. The hinged case back only opens up to 90 degrees, just as it should.
This case is highly prized by collectors for its beauty and design features. Plus, this case still has the original factory sterling silver crown! The case has been nicely polished, the sterling silver case looks fantastic! This watch is simply incredible!The enamel dial on this trench watch is among the most desirable that Waltham ever produced, the Roman Numeral RED XII Military Dial! The dial features a white face, Roman numerals, an outer chapter minute markers, the correct blue steel hands for this dial, signed "WALTHAM" near the center with the RED XII at the top. This historic and iconic American WWI Waltham Trench Watch has been fitted with a dark brown distressed leather Kitchener Strap that absolutely makes the watch! The strap was hand made by the Prairie Flower Leather Company in Nebraska.
Very high quality strap that was made using a sewing machine from the Great War era! Take a look at picture number two again, this watch looks stunning on the wrist! The strap will fit a wrist up to about 8 inches and has a matching silver tone tone buckle. It will have a bit of wear on it because I seriously could not resist wearing this one for a few days, can you blame me? It's kind of like Ferris Bueller and that Ferrari, if you had access to one would you just leave it in a garage?
Here are the movement details: 1909 Waltham, 15 jewels, size 0s, serial number 16645523, model 1907. They just don't make them like this anymore! The case measures 36mm lug tip to lug tip, 32.8mm not including the original factory crown with a 11mm lug diameter. A brand new glass crystal has been installed using UV cement and a UV curing machine.A brand new inner sleeve has also been installed in the crown tube, the crown has a nice firm pop just as it should. This watch is ready to be worn and shown off, it will surely get noticed! I put a lot of time and effort into this Waltham, I'm sure that you will appreciate the quality and quantity of work that has been done. Solid old World craftsmanship at its finest! You would be seriously hard pressed to find a finer example of this sterling silver WWI Waltham RED XII. Trench Watch featuring a 15 jewel movement and a fantastic Roman Numeral RED XII enamel military dial, this one sets the bar! I spend hours, days, weeks and sometimes months searching the globe to bring you the most unique and rare Elgins and Walthams. I specialize in the most desirable and collectible timepieces like black dials, RED 12 dials, military dials, trench cases, wire lugs, scrolled cases, solid gold cases, sterling cases and offset crowns most with high jewel counts. All of my watches will be dated pre-1940. If you like what you see please mark me as one of your favorites as I usually list watches on a weekly basis.
Please look closely at the pictures because you will get exactly what you see once you pay for it. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will answer to the best of my ability.Thanks for looking and good luck! Although vintage watches may be working on a bench test or in the pictures used to describe the item, they probably have not been used for many decades and need be serviced by a professional watchmaker to ensure optimal performance, unless otherwise stated.
No guarantees given about future reliability or timekeeping. Check out my other auctions! The item "WWI Waltham RED XII Trench Watch, 15 Jewels, Sterling Silver AWCCo Case, Size 0s" is in sale since Saturday, August 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "lrf-antique-watches" and is located in Spring, Texas.
This item can be shipped worldwide.