PLEASE see the video link. See the product in action. Case: Bates & Bacon case owned by Wadsworth. In the early years of the war the demand for wrist watches was increasing everyday and case companies just did not manufacture them. Cases designed for the wrist for men and soldiers began late 1915 early 1916.But to keep up with demand some pocket watch cases were transformed by either A. A jobber who will then assemble and sell wholesale to a jeweler and/or sell it themselves. Wadsworth has been one of the case companies known to do this at their own manufacturing plant! These are very rare but I believe this to be one because of the gold solder used on the lugs and the perfect construction and gold soldering of the case tube. The case could have been made then plated after everything was soldered as well but cant be sure. The wire lugs are made of very hard wire too. These are all tell tale signs it was done at the factory since jobbers did not use gold solder and it was impossible to re-plate a case afterwards. Not to mention the sloppiness of the crown and stem on jobber conversions. The 16mm lugs and offset crown tell me it was made for a soldiers use.
Wear on the case but overall great shape. Case sleeve is in good working order. Crown clicks in and out winds watch and changes time.
Case back doesnt snap shut but it still sits ok. Dial: Porcelain Shadow box arabic numeral dial.
Dial and hands were relumed so no worries about radium. Handmade high quality horween Leather Kitchener strap. READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING: This watch is running as seen on the video link provided. I do not guarantee how long the watch will run and how accurate it is, regardless of what has been observed and disclosed in the description.
And that is mainly because a 100 year old movement could be unpredictable. If there are any issues or questions feel free to message me I respond quickly.DO NOT MAKE AN OFFER UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. UNPAID ITEM CASES ARE OPENED AFTER 48 HRS NO EXCEPTIONS. The item "WWI WALTHAM Trench Watch 0s 15J RARE B&B Royal GF Factory Converted Case RUNS" is in sale since Wednesday, June 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "saswatch88" and is located in Paterson, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.