WW1 trench watch just added to the collection

River rat

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Just picked this up a trench watch made by Beleco a swiss company with a 16 jewel movement. It once belong to a collector named Fred C, Hougham and a lot of his collection was used by Whitney in his book Military Timepieces a book that was so used by me my book starting to fall apart. I just thought it would be cool to have a watch from the book that I loved to read when I got into military watch collecting. Got it from his son. A lot of military clock and watch collectors are passing thank god they put a lot of there knowledge in this book Military Timepieces so it's not all lost. It's a privilege to own this watch.

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Really nice!


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Military and other vintage watch I sort of liked when no one else did now been discovered by yuppies so a lot are now out my price range. So WW1 trench watches are still not wanted much so under the radar for now a good way for your Military watch fix that are still cheap and collectable on most. Last two watches I added to the collection were trench watches. I have notice shrapnel guards seem to be going up in price it seems on eBay.
 

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Really nice find! You def. have a keen eye i would have definitely missed that one. Iam pretty sure I saw this listed too.
 

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Yes it's a beauty!


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Had to barrow a strap off one of my other trench watches. So just ordered a trench watch strap from Prairie Flower Leather Co. they make a lot of leather goods for WW1 stuff for 25 bucks worth a try if any one needs one for there trench watch here is the link.
Military Reproductions (pflco.com)
 
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My new 25 buck trench watch strap some new shoes worth the 25 bucks. Better than any thing on eBay. Except for David Boettcher straps David buckles are more close to the originals like both straps. Link for strap above.

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