Hello, I'm new to the forum and have joined to find the answer to a question about a wrist watch that my grandfather had in WW1. He was killed in action in 1918 when my Dad was a just a baby. His watch was returned home and passed down to my father and eventually to me. It was stolen from my house with other items, so I can't provide a picture. As part of my research into my grandfather's short life, I'm trying to identify what was a distinctive looking wrist watch.
It had a case that looked like steel and it had a fixed metal cover over the glass, with 12 circular holes through which to view the numbers on the dial and a large circular hole in the middle through which to see the hands. Since my grandfather was a gunner and not an officer, was it unusual to have a wrist watch then or did the army issue them in an effort to coordinate artillery and other actions? I recall that the winder was a substantial serrated knob but at some stage it was damaged and a Kensington watch smith replaced it with horrible modern thing and lost the original, but that doesn't help identify it.
Have any forum members come across a similar looking watch that I can try and see a picture of and establish the make and preferably the original cost?