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GOLDSMITHWORKS, A GA STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALER, JEWELER, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, INSURED WITH JEWELERS MUTUAL, A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, the SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,   POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA IS OFFERING:::

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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED

VINTAGE

SERIAL NUMBER
DATED

1916

GOLD PLATED
NICKEL
ELGIN
15 JEWEL
TRENCH WATCH
WITH
GLASS CRYSTAL
RED 24HR MILITARY TIME
SHRAPNEL GUARD

AND
LEATHER WIRE LUG STRAP

WITH

ONE YEAR GSW WATCH & TIMER LIMITED WARRANTY

WITH

ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE

WITH

FREE USA 2 DAY AIR INSURED
WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY 

20.00 INTERNATIONAL REGISTERED SHIPPING

WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE

AND

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The GREAT WAR

World War I (W.W.I) or First World War (called at the time the Great War) was a major war centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in November 1918. This conflict involved all of the world's great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centered around the Triple Entente) and the Central Powers. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed, due largely to great technological advances in firepower without corresponding advances in mobility. It was the second deadliest conflict in Western history.

TRENCH WARFARE

Trench warfare is where combatants occupy fighting lines consisting of fortified trenches. Trenches provided protection from small arms fire and, in most conditions, sheltered soldiers from artillery. Elaborate trenches and dugout systems were built by all sides and these were from assault by barbed wire. Though trenches were built to protect soldiers, life in the trench, with mud, rats, human waste and casualties, gas attacked and sustained artillery, was sheer hell. 

THE TRENCH WATCH

The Trench watch or wristlet was a type of watch that came into use by the military during World War I, as pocket watches were not practical in combat. The trench watch had to be rugged. Yet trench watches were actually pocket watch conversions, with most having a clam shell back and snap on bezel. SHIELDS or SHRAPNEL GUARDS were introduced to protect the crystal of watches from damage due to life in a trench and not from artillery. It protected  the crystal from accidental breakage.

The first series of military wrist watches were produced in 1880 by Girard-Perregaux for the German Navy. During the GREAT WAR numerous companies produced wrist watches for the military and for direct sale to soldiers. Most of these watches were styled similarly.


Serial Number   SN Range    RunQty   Year     grade   jewels              
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19150147     19150001       1000       1916   355        15j e       

 

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THIS ELGIN TENCH WATCH
IS IN RESTORD CONDITION


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WHITE PORCLEIN DIAL
HEAVY BLACK NUMBERS
OUTER MINUTE CHAPTER IN BLACK
INNER RED 24 HOUR CHAPTER
SUB-SECONDS REGISTER

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ORIGINAL GOLDPLATING
BLACK STEEL HANDS
ORIGINAL GLASS CRYSTAL WITH A FEW ABRASIONS
[ROCK WAS ADAMENT ABOUT KEEPING THE CRYSTAL]

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ORIGINAL CROWN
OFF-SET WIRE LUGS
AWESOME CRYSTAL GUARD

 

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ATTACHED TO A DUAL BUCKLE DOWN
DOUBLE SKINNED
WIDE LEATHER STRAP

 

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WATCH SIZE
IS
33 X 42 MM W/GUARD

31 W/O GUARD

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LOOK AND FEEL ARE FANTASTIC

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FINISH IS EXCELLENT
ESPECIALLY FOR IT'S AGE!

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OFF SET ELGIN DRIVERS STYLE
NOTICE THE GUARD & THE NUMERALS
MATCH UP PERFECT

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SOLID BUCKLES MEAN COMFORTABLE WEARING

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ROCK'S SPECIAL LEATHER FINISH
DELIVERS A BEAUTIFUL PATINA

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ANOTHER SHOT

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PATENTED PLATED SHRAPNEL GUARD

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THIS GUARD IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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TOP VIEW

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CASE IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE
WE DID NOT REPLATE THIS BEAUTY

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PORCLIEN DIAL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
WITH
NO REPAIRS

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15 JEWEL
DOUBLE ROLLER
355 GRADE
ELGIN MOVEMENT
DATES TO 1916

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MOVMENT
IS
EXQUISITE AND DETAILED
TOTALLY AWESOME

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CASE IS STAMPED NICKEL
WHICH WAS UTILIZED WHEN GOLD PLATING
AS CONSIDERED INSTEAD OF BRASS

A SUPER
EXTRAORDINARY
TIME PIECE



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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY ON WATCH AND TIMER

899.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL
NOTE: THIS IS A RESTORED TIME PIECE

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APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894


UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!