Movado swiss ww1 antique uk military 9k gold and solid silver watch
- Delivery in Cyprus: Possible
- Type: Analog
- Condition: Used
Movado 1913 marked movement 17 jewels manual winding Swiss made WW1 British officer's trench watch in fine condition, running well. The dial design is a typical WW1 British military of this date and make.
The case is of superior quality.
Solid Silver hallmarked case converted from half hunter to wristwatch with silver lugs added at manufacture.
Gold and Japanned solid 9k bezel.
Gold 9k solid printed dial.
Arabic 12 hour luminous and 24 hour red numbers. Luminous Roman style hands.
Separate second dial, hand not luminous.
Important: It has the original leather wrist strap and clasps of the conversion from pocket to wrist style, which is rare and of historical value. The clasp buckle is marked as 10k gold plated, along with the two 'C'-shaped bespoke pins. The clasp shows wear of the plating. The case shows patina marks of leather polish to the strap over time.
This is a fine example of the conversion at the factory of pocket to wrist watches made by Movado from appx. 1905 to around 1925, marked movement.
Lieutenant-Colonel Phillip Vaughan Holberton, a Captain of the British Army Manchester Regiment in August 1914.
All four Lancashire Fusilier battalions of 125 Brigade were commanded on 6 September
by Regulars of August 1914. The CO of 1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers was Lieutenant-Colonel
Phillip Vaughan Holberton, a Captain of the Manchester Regiment in August 1914, who
had served as Adjutant to 1/6th Manchester (127 Brigade), GSO3, GSO2 and Brigade Major (126 Brigade) between December 1915 and 17 October 1916, at which point he took
over the battalion at the age of 37, having contributed to all three brigades of the division.
Holberton commanded between 17 October 1916 and 25 March 1918, when he was killed
near Gomiecourt during the German spring offensive. The divisional history notes: “With
his habitual disregard of personal safety” he “walked along the line encouraging and
heartening his men and was shot through the head”.
Do not buy this unless you understand history and antique military watches well. It is not a commercial timepiece.
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