Category: military timepiece

Historic, early WWI era men’s Waltham wire-lug wristwatch in sterling silver “J. Depollier & Son” marked case; fitted with correct, period canvas strap and buckle. Offered in period English presentation case. Circa 1914.

Original WWII era military wristwatch by Elgin; completely original with a salmon dial and and serviced, with a correctly recreated O.D. strap.

Exceedingly rare, completely original oversized WWI Elgin trench watch, circa 1918. Measuring a full 38mm in diameter, this silveroid timepiece is one of the largest examples of the era. Featuring a correctly re-created black cordovan strap and matching buckle.

Exuding strength and grace, this sterling silver World War I trench watch with desirable – and we believe original – shrapnel guard in solid sterling silver is absolutely magnificent. Featuring a porcelain dial, stained-glass hands and custom-fitted with a period-correct black cordovan strap!

Waiting for him to come home

Model: Sarah Sutor, wearing a vintage Elgin military ordnance watch from 1943
Photographer: Rossie Newson Photography
Hair: Corinne Smrz
Makeup: Joli Beauchamp Makeup

Special thanks to: John Henley and Ybor 1701 Studios

Blancpain is known for its Fifty-Fathoms watch, which was produced in collaboration with the French Navy’s Nageurs de Combat (combat swimmers) lead by Captain Bob Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud and worn by famed scientist/innovator Jacques-Yves Cousteau, according to Wikipedia. From 1958, the Fifty Fathoms was standard issue of the U.S. Navy combat divers and U.S. Navy Seals. The watch has a water resistant level up to 91 meters (298.5 feet).

Blancpain is known for its Fifty-Fathoms watch, which was produced in collaboration with the French Navy’s Nageurs de Combat (combat swimmers) lead by Captain Bob Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud and worn by famed scientist/innovator Jacques-Yves Cousteau, according to Wikipedia. From 1958, the Fifty Fathoms was standard issue of the U.S. Navy combat divers and U.S. Navy Seals. The watch has a water resistant level up to 91 meters (298.5 feet).

Outstanding example of Aviator timekeeping, this Elgin A-17A is both exceedingly handsome and accurate. Circa late WWII; Cold War era.

Exceedingly rare, completely original oversized WWI Elgin trench watch, circa 1918. Measuring a full 38mm in diameter, this silveroid timepiece is one of the largest examples of the era. Featuring a correctly re-created black cordovan strap and matching buckle.

Dashing American WWI soldier with early trench watch and cane, circa 1918.