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First World War watches

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Saturday, 26 December 2009 19:58

About First world war watches: designs and variations.

Watches first issued to officers in the First World war were initially very similar to pocket watches used in everyday life. It did not take long for designers to move to wrist watches for convenience, and although at the time this may have been unconventional, it certainly made it easier for those working in the trenches.

A typical design of a First World War watch includes numbering in Roman font, with differently coloured numbers at 12,3 and 9 o'clock. Commonly, a separate small lower dial with a second small hand is featured.

The fully waterproof wrist watch was not developed until after the end of the First World War, however some design features in earlier designs did make the case of the watch more secure and dust proof. Some watches had hinged casings front and back. Some of the dials were made of porcelain. Other watches have the lugs positioned at 11 and 5 o'clock instead of 12 and 6 which lets the user view the time with less wrist movement. The cases were made from varying materials, for example nickel chrome or silver. An example of the movement is a 15 jewel movement. Straps were typically made from leather.

Until the First World war, wrist watches were considered too feminine for men to wear.

Names/inscriptions of First World War jewellers/watch sources:

Liseux, France
Swiss made
JW Benson
International Watch Co.
JC Vickery

liberty first world war watch

The Liberty Replica Newgate First World War Watch - click here for watch details

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2009 20:08

New clock design

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Thursday, 09 December 2010 10:20

A British-designed clock has hit our shelves! We liked this one alot for its clean simple design. The numbers are "engraved" in the face material, suitable lighting provides extra relief in the shadows - clever design. Let us know what you think about this design.

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The 12 O'clock clock. A stylish new design that caught our eye. Limited numbers in stock!

Last Updated on Monday, 27 December 2010 19:51

Testpage wall clock (8607)

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Thursday, 07 August 2008 19:53

Testpage wall clock

The testpage clock from Nextime is modern clock with a characteristic theme: the testpage present on TV screens that many will remember staring at as a child! The clock has the inscription "one moment please..." If you are interested in receiving the clock in another language, please contact us. The testpage clock would make an attractive gift, and gift packaging is available as extra. Buy online from our store - you can search for the product code on our store or find in the wall clocks sections using the left hand menu.

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8607 en Nextime

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 08:34
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