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Date/Report Number …..110192110.DM.06 Item:  Dimier Frères & Cie STERLING SILVER 1915 W.W. I SWISS MADE HALLMARK DUAL HINGED TRENCH WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE Dimier Frères & Cie STERLING SILVER 1915 W.W. I SWISS MADE HALLMARK
DUAL HINGED TRENCH WATCH WITH BRASS ONION CROWN AND GENUINE SILVER PLATED  SHRAPNEL GUARD AND VINTAGE ANTIQUE LEATHER & BRASS TRENCH WATCH STRAP. THIS TRENCH WATCH HAS THE ORIGINAL PORCELAIN DIAL WITH RAILWAY STYLE BLACK OUTLINED NUMNERS WITH INTERNAL LUME WHICH IS  BRIGHT WITH CHAPTER RING. HANDS ARE  "cathedral" style WITH A SUBSIDERY SECOND HAND AT 6 POSITION AND SUB-SECONDS REGISTER. CASE W/O CROWN OR GUARD 33 mm LUG TO LUG, 38 mm  WITH GUARD 35 x 38.  CASE BACK IS HINGED SOLID STERLING SILVER 92.5 PERCENT SILVER & 7.5% COPPER. WATCH CASE IS 925 STERLING SILVER WITH SILVER PLATED SHRAPNEL GUARD
MOVEMENT IS AN 0/size 13 ligne FHF (Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon S.A.) Geneva Stripes Decoration DF&C (Dimier Frères & Cie). THE CASE IS HALL MARKED WITH London Import Mark Inverted Omega on a crossed oval cartouche signifying silver WITH  .925 Mark AND 1915 "u" Date Stamp.  ATTACHED IS AN ORIGINAL HEAVY DUTY
LEATHER AND BRASS STRAP WIRTH SOLID BRASS BUCKLE WITH DUAL BRASS RIVETS SIGNED 081 MODIFICATION DEPARTMENT. CONDITION IS NEAR MINT.

Estimated Retail Replacement Value $ 1350.00


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"A concise guide to Military Timepieces 1880-1990", Wesolowski remarks:

.... Radium numerals and hands ...

...Shrapnel guards made of pierced metal

... Fixed wire lugs

... Railway" style outline numerals with luminous paint

...Cathedral style hands, like a leaded stained glass window
"poire - squelette" (pronounce " skelette")
... Subsidiary second hand at 6 o'clock;

... Large onion winding crown

 

HEAVY DUTY
LEATHER AND BRASS STRAP