Planning on selling off a few vintage pieces to fund another project and one of these trench styles will be going.
I'm having a hard time deciding on which.
The Waltham is really cool especially having found the advertisement for the exact watch, the problems that it has is some cracks formed in the porcelain and a chip that I touched up at the for o'clock position and your typical tool marks from years of being opened for servicing. However these issues do not bother me in any way, in fact it adds to the charm.
The Elgin has no real issues except for the tool marks. I feel that it has a better movement than the Waltham though. I do believe that the case lug wire is an add on as it's not as nicely executed as the wire on the Waltham.
I really do like each watch equally so it matters not which I keep.
Give me a hand folks, if you had the choice to buy either watch which would you go with? If you could base your decision on style and not condition that would be appreciated as well.
Take note though the two snap style strap will be used on the watch I keep.