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    Trench watch identification

    I recently bought a broken trench watch and am in the process of repairing it. Got the movement working after a good clean and fixing main spring issues. But there is no marking at all, not even mentioning the contry of origin. There is also no marking on the case. Any feedback on a possible brand or calibre would be very welcome. The movement measures 29.8 mm (outer) and 28.3 mm (inner).

    Thank you for your help. I will post further pictures once I have clean the rest of the watch and put all back together.

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    Re: Trench watch identification

    Put all together and also replaced the broken hands. Keeps good time. The case is quite large - 35 mm excluding the crown. Here the photos.

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    Re: Trench watch identification

    Could it be a longines? Checked several days and could not find anywhere a movement looking similar.

    Thank you

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    Re: Trench watch identification

    Sorry I searched a while but don't found a matching caliber. I don't think is a longines movement. Well fdone. It looks perfekt now. The red 12 was maily used between 1915-1920.

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    Re: Trench watch identification

    This movement was manufactured by Phenix Watch Co., Porrentruy. It is an unusually flat movement.

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    Re: Trench watch identification

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I just came across another trench watch with no details at all. The case states 1914 London import, but that is all. No details on the movement apart from Swiss made. Once I have cleaned it and put it all together I will post further pictures. Here some pictures of the movement.

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    Re: Trench watch identification

    Forgot to say it is a ligne 13'''.

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    Sorry, never been able to work this one out. Seen examples before, but it remains a mystery. It is definitely not any of the major or even known minor makers.

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    Re: Trench watch identification

    Cleaned the watch and put all back. The glass has some scratches - will have to find another glass. Please see pictures.

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    Re: Trench watch identification

    The GS marker identification was of George Stockwell of Stockwell & Co in London, Birmingham, Manchester and other British and foreign towns. The GS mark was first registered in 1907. The stylized "t" indicates the case was made ca 1918. London assay office sign (inverted omega with cross)
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