I've posted this topic in another forum elsewhere but I thought I'd post it here too as I'm curious to get more views on this:
I'm an avid trench watch collector specifically of Dennison cased walthams (being from the UK this should come as no surprise) and I believe I've recently acquired something extraordinaryily special, but I wanted to run it past you guys before I get too excited over nothing.
If my knowledge is correct Dennison cased trench watches dating from 1913 are pretty rare, but I believe I have a dennison trench watch case dating to 1912!! This is the earliest Dennison trench watch case I've ever come across and proves that the Waltham movement and case were born together.
It features a triple hinged case that I've never seen before on a sterling silver dennison trench case, with two hinges for the back and one hinge for the bezel. It also seems to still have the original gold crown! Luckily English watch cases have to be hallmarked, and as you can see the hallmark 'n' assayed in Birmingham dates the case to 1912. Anyway enough of me rambling, take a look for yourselves and let me know what you think.
P.S Last question: Are the watch hands on this watch original or replacements? I can't make my mind up if they should be spade and whip hands or another type entirely.