I just finished up restoring an extremely rare WWI Waltham Trench Watch.
This is a GIANT 39mm Semi-Hermetic "General Joffre" with Swivel Lugs.
A few things make this one stand out.
First is the enamel military dial, Waltham made VERY few size 6s shadow box enamel military dials and this one has the original skeleton hands to boot.
I have only seen a very small handful of these 6s dials but they are common for sizes 6/0s, 3/0s and 0s.
This is the ONLY time that I have seen this dial on a General Joffre case.
I re-lumed the hands using Bergeon luminous material.
Second is the movement, a size 6s with 16 jewels featuring a solid gold center wheel, solid gold jewel chatons and solid gold balance wheel screws.
Usually when you see a 6s Waltham Trench Watch the jewel count is much lower.
According to Waltham company records this was the FINEST size 6s movement that was made during the Great War years, it did not get any better than this!
Threaded case so the bezel and case back screws on and off rather than pop on and off, a far superior design.
The solid nickel case was made by the Illinois Watch Case Company, you can't call it a General Joffre unless it has swivel lugs.
The case measures a whopping 50mm lug to lug, 39mm going across not including the crown with a 14mm lug diameter.
One September 5, 1917 the IWCCo gave proper names to four of their top of the line trench watch cases and this is one of the four.
The four proper names given were General Joffre, General Funston, Admiral Evans and Admiral Benson.
This Waltham has been fitted with a snap-on Mealy Manufacturing "DUO" Crystal Guard, the 6s version is MUCH beefier when compared to the 0s or 3/0s versions.
14mm dark brown leather strap to finish it all off.