I was messing about with 'make an offer' and ended up getting this at a good price. It was a vendor from a country (with a very dodgy description of the watch - I suspect you can guess) that I would not normally buy from - but was worth the risk. Anyway, it turned out good, and I am happy with what I paid
It is a large 39mm (without crown), 20mm fixed bars, with a slightly yellowed crystal in a nickel-chrome (solid, not plated) 3 part case. The case-back is worn through a little, so will need repair. It carries its age well, and in my opinion is a very genuine old watch.
The movement is in good condition. It is the same one used in Stefano's Trench Lanco. Quite big for a wrist watch at 17'''. What little information I can gather is that these movements were also used in Lanco pocket watches - but I am still working on a proper ID.
My apologies for the horrible small (18mm) strap - I don't have fixed lug straps in this size. I will have to buy an old style aviator's strap to fit it.
It has a considerable wrist presence. Dial is etched metal.
It was described as WWII - yeah right! Ignoring that sales pitch, in my opinion it is older. I am thinking early-mid 1930s. The movement was certainly an old design by that point in time, so I doubt it is much later. Lancos I have seen from the late 30s, early 40s the much smaller more modern 1022 movement. Alternative opinions welcome