well I was toodling around a local junk shop and found an old gem of a Zenith trench watch.
The movement is an NVSI 12 ligne
The movement is really running well - i think it was recently serviced because the glob of grease on the winding stem is clean and new looking.
The odd things are that the dial doesnt seem to have any traces or sign of ever having been lumed? Did these watches ever get issue without lume?The case itself is sterling silver from the AWC case Co - seems odd to bring a precious metal into battle. So even though the serial number puts it at 1917/1918 I don't know if this watch ever saw the trenches. Either way its a neat little find.
Also the only remaining hand doesnt appear to be old enough - cant really tell
anyway Im looking to get a new set of hands but I cant seem to find any specs for the watch hands for this movement. Does anyone have a link or a specification sheet?
Thanks in advance