empressissi™ is pleased to offer this early trench style wrist watch from WW1 period in solid silver by the fine Swiss maker Longines featuring a conversion from a pocket watch with fixed lugs and a fine manual wind movement, retailed by the prestigious Bigelow, Kennard & Co. of Boston.
The watch houses a rare early hi grade caliber with 15 jewels adjusted to three positions. This is an early movement adapted from pocket watches. It is cased in a hi grade 0.935 silver case with Swiss hallmarks and has a good crown and mint low dome crystal.
The dial is factory original, beautiful white enamel with Art Deco classic style and an and original set of Louis XIV style hands. They are both in perfect condition with no chips or cracks.
This elegant Longines watch measures 30mm side to side (excluding crown) and 35mm from top lug to bottom lug.
Attached to this watch is a regular length brand new, 12mm wide, slim genuine leather band in black tone with unsigned anti-allergic buckle in a matching tone.
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards; To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.