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Remembered Today:

Whats My Trench Watch?

G.Driver 10thLF

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I'm not knowledgeable on watches but I'd say it was a French pocket watch, which I'm putting down to 'acier' being French for steel. I'd call a gent's silver wristwatch from the 1914-18 period (going by the hallmarks) a trench watch but that's just my opinion.

Your friend's watch may have served a soldier in the trenches if it was made during or before the Great War.


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The WD bought large numbers of watches from Switzerland for use by the forces. Normally on the back the broad arrow, plus GSTP (General Service Time Piece) plus a serial number.

Your friends watch may have been used in the tremches but it wasn't official issue.


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