S.SMITH TRENCH WATCH GUARD GRILLE GRILL PROTECTIVE COVER WW1 GUNMETAL DD96

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S.SMITH TRENCH WATCH GUARD GRILLE GRILL PROTECTIVE COVER WW1 GUNMETAL DD96

A RARE PATENT REGISTERED BY S.SMITH, A TRENCH WATCH GUARD GRILLE/GRILL PROTECTIVE COVER WW1 GUNMETAL OR OXIDISED IRON .
NEITHER PIECE IS PATENTED.
BOTH MEASURE 29.7MM APPROX
THE CELLULOID PROTECTIVE CENTRE COVER IS MISSING ON THE GRILLE THAT IS NOT PATENTED. HOWEVER YOU CAN FIT THE WATCH CRYSTAL DIRECT.
SPARES OR REPAIRS
A QUANTITY OF THESE HAVE TURNED UP, IN VARIOUS STATES OF CONDITION AS A LONG ESTABLISHED JEWELLERS WAS CLEARED OUT LAST YEAR.
AS CAN BE SEEN THESE ARE NOT THE REGULAR GRILLE TYPE OF TRENCH WATCH PROTECTOR, RATHER THE CENTRE WOULD HAVE HAD A CELLULOID INSERT WHICH WAS INTENDED TO PROTECT THE LEAD CRYSTAL MINERAL GALSS ON A FOB OR WRISTWATCH WORN ON THE WRIST FROM SHRAPNEL DAMAGE.
PLEASE SEE IMAGE 3 WHICH IS AN EXTRACT FROM "PATENT ABRIDGEMENTS
HOROLOGY 1901-1930 BY ODMARK"
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