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    New "trench watch" help

    Alright so this is my first and only so called trench watch and Im looking for some more info on it. It appears to be a rather vanilla 20s? watch that probably never saw a trench but it was a good deal so I went for it. The case appears to be a base metal and is backed up by the lack of hallmarks or metal marks. The dial has radium numerals with a red 12 and appears to be porcelain judging by the hairline cracks. It is signed Admiral on the dial. I will need a new glass crystal as this one has cracked quite badly. The inside cover is signed A. Cattin and Swiss as is the movement. It isn't running and appears to be a run of the mill cheap Swiss movement. So any info on the history or maker would be appreciated, thanks.
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    Re: New "trench watch" help

    Great first buy
    'ADMIRAL' is targeting it of course towards the navy.
    I will check to-morrow who used that name. (if I forget bump the thread)

    Dial, hands lume all 100% original, from circa 1916
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    Re: New "trench watch" help

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Great first buy
    'ADMIRAL' is targeting it of course towards the navy.
    I will check to-morrow who used that name. (if I forget bump the thread)

    Dial, hands lume all 100% original, from circa 1916
    Thank you Adam, that's what I'm looking for!
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    Re: New "trench watch" help

    'Admiral' was used by Tacy (Tavannes + Cyma) as well

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    Re: New "trench watch" help

    Yes from the little research i did a lot of Longines and some Cyma results came up.
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    Re: New "trench watch" help

    There's one for sale on ebay. Perhaps the seller has some more info.
    Vintage wirelug Admiral Cattin 6 Jewel Watch 4U2FIX | eBay

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    Re: New "trench watch" help

    Quote Originally Posted by Okapi001 View Post
    There's one for sale on ebay. Perhaps the seller has some more info.
    Vintage wirelug Admiral Cattin 6 Jewel Watch 4U2FIX | eBay
    Thanks, that's worth checking out. The price is outrageous though.
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    Re: New "trench watch" help

    Nice looking watch...

    movement appears to be a Adolf Schild Cal 137.

    I know David has some more info on the movement here:

    Watch Movement Identification
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    Re: New "trench watch" help

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    Nice looking watch...

    movement appears to be a Adolf Schild Cal 137.

    I know David has some more info on the movement here:

    Watch Movement Identification
    Thanks! Ive been trying to find the movement.
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    Re: New "trench watch" help

    Hi.
    Just FYI as promised
    The ADMIRAL name was used by:
    SCHWATZ, Tavannes/Cyma, Bulova, Gruen, SCHWOB & Freres
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