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    Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    This watch was purchased in this lot, I bought earlier this July. Top left with yellow crystal. The wire lugs were gone. I had new ones installed by a jeweler who uses laser soldering. Cleaned the movement and changed the crystal. Here she goes.
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    Re: Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    Wow...Very nice result and a cool inscription. Thanks for the update.

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    Re: Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    That's cool! Do you think the dial and hands seem to be from the mid 1920s?

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    Re: Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    Excellent research and a nice repair job. Congrats!
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    Re: Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    Fantastic early piece.
    and lovely original crown.
    Great piece
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    Re: Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    A lovely find, and great job on the background. You now own a slice of history.

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    Re: Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    Amazing 1905 watch!
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    Re: Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    1905? I do not think so.
    More likely 1915.
    What is the serial number on movement and inscription date on back case??
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    Re: Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    Great find indeed! Congrats!!!

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    Re: Salvage an interesting trench watch coming from the Canadian military

    Quote Originally Posted by RonD. View Post
    That's cool! Do you think the dial and hands seem to be from the mid 1920s?
    That is actually the first dial used by Elgin and Waltham for their men's wrist watches according to advertisements dating back to 1913.

    Known as the "BOLD Arabic" dial.

    The skeleton hands were also available back then too.
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