Category: military watches

A stunning timepiece, this early solid sterling silver Rolex Trench wrist watch with its original movement; hallmarked, flex-lug case and what appears to be its original sunburst metal dial with Roman numerals is, in a word, magnificent. Custom-fitted with a correct two-piece black cordovan strap and matching sterling buckle. Circa 1923.

American watch maker Waltham made trench watches for the great heroes of WWI. This advertisement appeared in the London paper during that period.

Quite simply one of the most interesting and unusual military wristwatches we offer, this extraordinarily rare Vietnam-war era Elgin features an original black dial and 16 jewel, true 24 hour movement with hack feature in a mint, original solid stainless steel A-11 case. Magnificent!

“Time to Wait” featuring our stunning SVW Calendar Girl Anisa French.
Photographer: Rossie Newson
Makeup: Vladmir Hernandez
Timepiece: Men’s 1918 Waltham trench watch with original strap

1917 – Official Trailer [HD]:

Heartfelt, reverent congratulations to Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson Cairns, George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman and all who contributed to the epic WWI tribute, 1917. Based on the autobiography of director Mendes grandfather, Alfred Mendes, the film brings great honor to the heroes of WWI as well as the artists who were so earnest in representing their stories. A personal thanks to Sam Mendes for recognizing the importance of wristlet or “trench watches” in the Great War. They are highly visible in the film and featured with sincere affection.

Great colorized photo of pilot trainee, Shirley Slade, who was a member of WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). Slade was one of about 1,100 chosen for the program and trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Slade sported pigtails,GI coveralls and a great wristwatch as she posed on the wing of her Army trainer for this image, which appeared on the July 19, 1943 cover of LIFE magazine.

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

Strickland Vintage Watches was pleased to contribute an article on WWI “Trench” watches for the March/April 2013 Skirmish Magazine by the UK’s Dragoon Publishing. You may read the full article by clicking here:

Completely original men’s World War II Bulova ordnance wristwatch in remarkably good condition; fitted with a correct re-creation of its original O.D. canvas strap, circa 1944.

Men’s WWI solid silver wristwatch with rare integrated “telephone” shrapnel guard, circa mid teens. A correctly recreated black cordovan strap by Strickland Vintage Watches rounds out a journey back in time for the wearer.