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THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTAR STUDIO & GALLERY & 5 WEBSITES ON A DEDICATED SERVER WITH OVER 30,000 PICTURES OF RESTORATIONS, AND HAVE OFFERED OUR SERVICES SINCE 1989 [JOINED THE INTERNET 1992], EBAY HAS BECOME OUR EXCLUSIVE MARKETING ENTITY FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE BAY, WE INVEST IN DOZENS WATCHES FROM FELLOW WATCH SELLERS ON THE BAY EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEVERAL ACCOUNTS. GSW STRIVES TO ABIDE BY EBAY POLICES WHILE  PROVIDING INFORMATION TO EDUCATE AND ASSIST YOU IN MAKING A DETERMINATION ON WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST WITH GSW/MWB FOR THIS OR ANOTHER GSW VINTAGE WATCH OFFERING, AND/OR ASSIST YOUR INVESTMENT THROUGH A COMPETING SELLER.  THUS, WE HAVE PLACED THESE POP-UP LINKS TO PAGES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU WHILE MAINTAINING ADHERENCE TO EBAY POLICY.

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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

GEORGE STOCKWELL
IMPORTED

1918
WWI
MILITARY

Jaeger LeCoultre

HALLMARKED
STERLING SILVER
TRENCH WATCH
32.7MM
WITH SHRAPNEL GUARD
31 MM
WITH OUT SHRAPNEL GUARD

WITH

SHRAPNEL GUARD

WITH

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

WITH
ATTACHED

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

AND

Jaeger LeCoultre
ORIGINAL NON LUMINOUS
ROMAN NUMERAL
WHITE PORCELAIN
DIAL


OWNING
BOTH DIALS
INCREASES
THE COLLECTOR
VALUE


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WIDE LEATHER
LARGE BUCKLE
LEATHER CUFF STRAP

FIRS UP TO 8 INCH

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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 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. 

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 A WHITE PORCELAIN DIALS
WITH ROMAN NUMERALS
SOME HAD RED 24 HR & XII

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OR

DURING WWI THE DIAL WERE EITHER
INSTALLED BY WATCH MAKER OR FACTORY FINISHED WITH RADIUM ILLUMINATED DIALS

RADIUM ILLUMINATED JLC WATCH-U-SEEK FORUM

 

WWI ADVERTISEMENT 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 LIGHTS UP NICELY

ORIGINAL CATHEDRAL HANDS

RE-ILLUMINATED

WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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FORGOT TO TAKE PIC
WILL PLACE SAT AFTERNOON

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL
NON-ILLUMINATED
Jaeger-LeCoultre
PORCELAIN

TRENCH WATCH DIAL
DATED 1918


[THIS DIAL AND HANDS ARE INCLUDED]

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AS YOU CAN SEE
THE ORIGINAL  DIAL
HAS A RED
"12"
BLACK OUTLINED
LUMINESCENT
RAILROAD NUMBERS
AND
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 ONE PIECE
PRETTY THICK
AND
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CUSTOM FINISHED
TO LOOK LIKE
WWI
CAMOUFLAGE
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THIS CASE IS 32MM WITHOUT CROWN
WITH IS ALSO 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 TOGETHER

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THIS FINISH IS PERMANENT

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THE
CRYSTAL
IS NEW

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SEE HOW THICK THE LEATHER IS?

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

 

PRETTY STANDARD
RETENTION
SNAPS WERE NOT UTILIZED
UST 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 IMG_6665.JPG (120721 bytes)

 

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THE IMG_6666.JPG (103054 bytes)FANCY

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ORIGINAL

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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
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IN
1917-1918
THIS

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J

 

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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

 

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

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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UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!