just showing off another wire lug wrist watch which has been put back into use.... it follows this thread: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/how...sh-664255.html
as you can see, the dial was chipped, missing stem/crown, case nicely aged, but dirty and the wrong hands - IMO.
looked like this!
As I had shown in the previous thread, the watch sold by Wappin & Webb was marketed as a watch for the military man.... which was sold to the general public aswell!
On the previous thread, I had also shown a picture of the watch taken from this site: WRISTLETS
I later realised I had the original pic in my 'Military Timepeices 1880-1990' book....
I have now contacted the chaps at Longines... and they provided the following info...
The serial number 3’320’138 identifies a wristwatch in Silver.
It is fitted with a Longines manufacture caliber 13.34 that was first produced in 1910.
It was invoiced to Messrs.’ Baume, who were for many years our agent for the UK, on the 20.07.1917.
Which relates to the london import marks on the case - marked 'a' for 1916/17. along with the mark AB for 'Arthur Baume' Managing Director of Baume & Co... with the movement also stamped B&Co (Baume & Co).
The watch has been serviced, repair to the dial and relumed, new stem/crown.... hands remain the same.... could not find a pair to fit! The case has been 'dusted off' but not polished.... its been cleaned up from handling!
Quite happy with this one!!!