The 100 year anniversary of WWI is this Saturday June 28th, 2014.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Yugoslavian nationalist Gavrilo Princip on June 28th, 1914 in Sarajevo is seen as the trigger of the Great War.
Shortly thereafter many nations declared war and sides were chosen, the world was in turmoil for five bloody years.
History shows us that when war breaks out advances in technology follow shortly thereafter.
Wrist watches certainly saw advances in technology during the Great War.
Watch movement factories and watch case manufacturers around the world stepped up production to meet the demand of war.
Rapid advancements in movement design, dial design and case designs were soon on the wrists of the young men in the trenches.
As we all know, timing is one of the most important aspects of any military operation.
So let us honor these brave souls who originally wore these watches over the next few days by wearing our WWI Trench Watches.
For the rest of the day I'll be wearing Achel W. Johnson's 1917 Elgin Trench Watch.