It is winding and working well keeping great time , this watch has been serviced a year or two ago according to my source , i have no reason to doubt this due to the condition. The silver case is excellent no damage it has a "Bear "European hallmarks The movement is extra clean, winding tight & strong & working wonderfully I. T is in superb vintage antique condition with no wear to speak of apart from a couple of small hairlines on the outer dial at 10 o clock. By unscrewing the bezel and lifting it out from the crown on the hinge (it does not detach from the watch case). The strap is 1920s (or 30s) , 2 piece leather Deco period & it looks excellent.
It would make an excellent birthday gift or Christmas present for the trench. The Inscription is however to a New Zealand soldier and he can be traced. Details ww2 Gunner /Military 2NZEF Nom Roll 2, p. Artillery second New Zealand Expeditionary Force , Second Echelon AWMM. This WW1 beauty measures around 38mm across inc crown 35mm without by 40mm lugs to lugs so a nice oversized good size watch.
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The item "Military Trench watch WW1 era inscribed to a New Zealand Solider VGC silver 15 j" is in sale since Friday, March 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "weatherstormy0" and is located in London.This item can be shipped worldwide.