S SMITH & SONS SMITHS EARLY WW1 SILVER BORGEL OFFICERS TRENCH WATCH VERY ORIGINAL WITH STRAP
An S Smith & Sons First World War Borgel patented hinged strap lug Longines caliber 13.34 with Breguet overcoil hairspring . All As original except a replacement mainspring as this was broken. The original crystal has a purple tint to it. Dial and hand lume all original. The str buckle dates from about 1920, and is an S.Smith signed one. This watch is all in lovely unpolished condition, showing its age nicely, but it could be all made shiny and new looking by the buyer if preferred.
This is a big wristwatch for the period, 35mm. That's not including the winding crown.
Bear in mind that this is nail-set, so use the pin below the crown to release the hands for setting the time.
The threaded movement carrier is unscrewed from the top by pulling the crown right out to the sleeve end and turning anti-clockwise. This has long good threads and is hard to re-close, no dead threads jumping here!
Time keeping is sensible and as can be seen the movement is a stunner.
Movement is stamped ab for Baume the importer of Longines into the UK. The case is also stamped by the, You also see the import silver mark for 1917. The case number for the watch and Swiss.