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    Confused Cyma trench watch

    Hi
    Is it a trench watch?
    And what's the year?
    Any informations about «this» watch, will be wellcome.






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    Re: Cyma trench watch

    Any help will be wellcome.


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    Re: Cyma trench watch

    What is the diameter across the bridges?
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    Re: Cyma trench watch

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    What is the diameter across the bridges?
    I think it is 33mm.


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    Re: Cyma trench watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Sansoni7 View Post
    I think it is 33mm.
    Could it be closer to 34mm?
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    Re: Cyma trench watch

    There are 2 types of "trench watches".

    Watches that were actually issued to military personnel and watches that were MADE to look like trench watches but didn't see "action" unless some guy really liked his watch and took it with him on the frontline or whatnot.

    I can't tell whether it is a military watch or not... It seems kind of small... Does it have any extra markings ?

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    Re: Cyma trench watch

    Quote Originally Posted by cleef16 View Post
    There are 2 types of "trench watches".

    Watches that were actually issued to military personnel and watches that were MADE to look like trench watches but didn't see "action" unless some guy really liked his watch and took it with him on the frontline or whatnot.

    I can't tell whether it is a military watch or not... It seems kind of small... Does it have any extra markings ?
    Now to be clear, the term "trench watch" was used in public advertisements at the time. A number of period adverts have been posted on this forum and others describing watches of this form as Trench Watches sold to military personal (officers were expected to buy their own), medical and public. No military provenance is needed. Indeed, "Trench Watch" was even a trademark of Ernst Borel granted in 1915 - I have one so marked as does Pilotswatch.

    As to the watch, this style movement was made in a variety of sizes, 13" (29.33mm) and from 15" (33.8mm) through to 17" (38.35mm). I have examples of some of these sizes. No one can tell you if this particular watch was from WWI period, the movement was in production then, the style of the case and dial are OK - but they continued to make such watches into the 1920s.

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    Re: Cyma trench watch

    Thanks for your answer.


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