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Date/Report Number …..022612.FNWU7Y.04 Item:   HALLMARKED-GEORGE-STOCKWELL- Jaeger-LeCoultre-1918-WWI-TRENCH-WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE GEORGE STOCKWELL IMPORTED 1918 WWI MILITARY  Jaeger LeCoultre HALLMARKED STERLING SILVER TRENCH WATCH 32.92 MM WITH SHRAPNEL GUARD. CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1299.00


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GEORGE STOCKWELL
IMPORTED
1918
WWI
MILITARY

Jaeger LeCoultre
HALLMARKED
STERLING SILVER
TRENCH WATCH
32.92 MM
WITH SHRAPNEL GUARD
DOES NOT INCLUDE CROWM

WITH

SHRAPNEL GUARD

WITH

Jaeger LeCoultre
15 JEWEL
3 FINGER BRIDGE
MANUAL
WIND & SET
MOVEMENT

WITH
ATTACHED

MONTAUK
ORIGINAL 1918 MILITARY DIAL
ILLUMINATED
RAILROAD NUMERALS
RED "12"
RED 24  HOUR
WHITE PORCELAIN

AND

Jaeger LeCoultre
ORIGINAL 1918 NON LUMINOUS
ROMAN NUMERAL
WHITE PORCELAIN
DIAL

OWNING
BOTH DIALS
INCREASES
THE COLLECTOR
VALUE

WITH

WIDE LEATHER
LARGE BUCKLE
LEATHER CUFF STRAP

FIRS UP TO 8 INCH

WITH

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COMMENTS ON MY HANDS
IT TAKES A LOT OF BUFFING AT HIGH HEAT TO RESTORE CASES.
DURING THAT PROCESS THE ROUGE IS ACTUALLY BUFFED INTO THE SKIN
ONE HAS TO "FEEL" THE PIECE TO GET IT RIGHT. MY HANDS ARE
USED TO CASE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE SO HOT THEY CAN BURN PAPER
AS A RESULT OF THIS FACT, IT TAKES DAYS TO GET THE ROUGE OUT OF
MY HANDS. SO IF YOU SEE PICS OF MY HANDS, KNOW IT IS SEMI-PERMANENT.
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The GREAT WAR

World War I (W.W.I) or First World War (called at the time the Great War) was a major war centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in November 1918. This conflict involved all of the world's great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centered around the Triple Entente) and the Central Powers. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed, due largely to great technological advances in firepower without corresponding advances in mobility. It was the second deadliest conflict in Western history.

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TRENCH WARFARE

Trench warfare is where combatants occupy fighting lines consisting of fortified trenches. Trenches provided protection from small arms fire and, in most conditions, sheltered soldiers from artillery. Elaborate trenches and dugout systems were built by all sides and these were from assault by barbed wire. Though trenches were built to protect soldiers, life in the trench, with mud, rats, human waste and casualties, gas attacked and sustained artillery, was sheer hell. 

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THE TRENCH WATCH

The Trench watch or wristlet was a type of watch that came into use by the military during World War I, as pocket watches were not practical in combat. The trench watch had to be rugged. Yet trench watches were actually pocket watch conversions, with most having a clam shell back and snap on bezel. The introduction of SHIELDS or SHRAPNEL GUARDS were introduced to protect the crystal of watches from damage due to life in a trench and not from artillery. It protected  the crystal from accidental breakage.

The first series of military wrist watches were produced in 1880 by Girard-Perregaux for the German Navy. During the GREAT WAR numerous companies produced wrist watches for the military and for direct sale to soldiers. Most of these watches were styled similarly.

They had white or black enamel dials, outlined contrasting color wide "RAILROAD" style numerals in a variety of luminance styles or simply black outlined. Some had an inner military time (13-24) ring and some had the number "12" painted or lumed. Many of these watches did not have their movements signed with the name of the manufacturer, though most were marked "Swiss".

 

GS George Stockwell

George Stockwell's company Stockwell & Co were first recorded in June 1907 as importers of silver and Assay Agents at 16/18 Finsbury Street, London.

In 1912, George Stockwell was listed as an importer of foreign watches. Stockwell & Co Ltd of Birmingham were agents to Messageries Nationales Express and Messageries Anglo-Suisse.

Stockwell & Co Ltd  did not manufacture watches or cases, they imported them from a number of different Swiss manufacturers. This particular trench watch has hallmarks for 925 silver, Birmingham and "t" for 1918 and the GEORGE STOCKWELL hallmark.

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THE
Jaeger LeCoultre
TRENCH WATCH

CAME WITH WHITE PORCELAIN DIALS
WITH BLACK ROMAN NUMERALS
SOME HAD RED XII
AND/OR
RED 24 HR

CLICK TO VIEW NON ILLUMINATED
AT JLC WATCH-U-SEEK


OR

DURING WWI RADIUM ILLUMINATED DIALS
WERE EITHER INSTALLED BY THE
WATCH MAKER WHERE THE
Jaeger LeCoultre
WAS PURCHASED
OR
FACTORY FINISHED
CLICK TO VIEW THE RADIUM ILLUMINATED
JLC WATCH-U-SEEK FORUM

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WWI ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE USE OF
RADIUM FOR  LUMINOUS TRENCH WATCHES

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THIS ORIGINAL WWI RAILROAD NUMERAL
RADIUM DIAL WAS RE-ILLUMINATED.

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

 
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AS YOU CAN SEE THE DIAL LIGHTS UP NICELY
ORIGINAL CATHEDRAL HANDS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THIS IS AN ORIGINAL
NON-ILLUMINATED
Jaeger-LeCoultre
PORCELAIN
TRENCH WATCH DIAL

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THIS TRENCH WATCH DIAL
IS DATED 1918

[THIS DIAL IS INCLUDED]

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AS YOU CAN SEE
THE DIAL HAS A RED
"12"
&
BLACK OUT-LINED
LUMINESCENT
RAILROAD NUMBERS
with
RED 24 HOUR
MILITARY TIME

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THE CUFF STRAP
IS AWESOME
COMFORTABLE
AND
BECAUSE IT IS WIDE
IT PROTECTS THE TIME PIECE

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THE CUFF STRAP
IS A ONE PIECE
THICK NON-STITCHED SINGLE SKIN
AND
CUSTOM FINISHED
TO LOOK LIKE
WWI
CAMOUFLAGE

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WITH A VERY NICE
HEAVY BUCKLE

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THIS TRENCH HAS WIRE LUGS
PLUS
THE SHRAPNEL GUARD
HAS HEAVY DUTY LUGS
YOU CAN SEE HOW PERFECT
IT ALL FITS TOGETHERTHIS

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THIS FINISH IS PERMANENT

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THE
CRYSTAL
IS NEW

CASE IS 32.92 MM
WITH GUARD & WITHOUT CROWN

CASE IS 31 MM
WITHOUT GUARD & WITHOUT CROWN


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SEE HOW THICK THE LEATHER IS?

ROCK USED THE BUFFING UNIT
TO SEAL OILS AND WAXES
AND SOFTEN THE LEATHER

MEASURES 10" TOTAL
FITS UP TO SIZE 8

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PRETTY STANDARD
RETENTION
SNAPS WERE NOT UTILIZED
jUST A FEW CUTS IN LEATHER STRAP
A PIECE OF LEATHER THROUGH LUGS
AND
THEN THROUGH CUTS
U SHAPED "STAPLE"
HOLES PUNCHED
ENDS BENT OVER
YOU DO NOT FEEL THESE

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NOTICE THE FANCY ORIGINAL CROWN
JCL

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STERLING SILVER CASE
CASE BACK IS HINGED
LUGS ARE CLEAN WELDED
[LOOKS AS IF THEY WERE MADE AS PART OF BODY]
SNAP BEZEL IS STERLING

NOT ALL TRENCHES ARE THIS NICE
OR
STERLING SILVER

92.5% SILVER
7.5% COPPER
[ADDED TO STRENGTHEN THE CASE

IN
1917-1918
THIS
Jaeger LeCoultre
WOULD HAVE COST SEVERAL MONTHS WAGES
FOR A TOP EARNER

 
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PATENTED CHROME PLATED SHRAPNEL GUARDS

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THIS
SHRAPNEL GUARD
IS ORIGINAL
FOR THE PERIOD

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AND PATENT DATED
PAT'D 9-4-17

SEPTEMBER 4, 1917

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THE CASE WILL RECEIVE A FINAL
ROUGE-LESS WHEEL BUFF
TO REMOVE THE VARIOUS
DISCOLORATION OR LEFT OVER ROUGE

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OK
DETAILS THAT ARE IMPORTANT

"Z"
AM NOT SURE OF THE Z.
IF ANYONE HAS ANSWER WRITE ME

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GS
GEORGE STOCKWELL

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G925
STERLING SILVER
92.5% SILVER

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BIRMINGHAM
IN HINGED CASE BACK & SIDE CASE
BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND
HOME OF GEORGE
STOCKWELL IMPORTERS

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t

BIRMINGHAM DATE MARK
1918-1919

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SERIAL NUMBER

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