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Following on the heels of Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War (ISBN 978-0-7643-4711-5), Stan Czubernat has once again written an outstanding horological book, Waltham Trench Watches of the
The Elgin Trench Watches book was the first to truly document American World War I trench watches. It is an outstanding piece of horological research, crammed with information, original advertisements, patents, and top-class photos, so I was very eager to get a copy of Czubernat’s new book. I was not disappointed; it is an awesome read, packed full of newly researched discoveries—just as a new book on horology should be.
For example, chapter 4, titled “The Depollier & Waltham Relationship,” reveals the truth about this relationship and how the Depollier hermetic watch evolved from the Ezra Fitch 1915-1916 patent screw-down crown to the 1917-1918 case style No. 3. This was probably the earliest military issued and serial marked wristwatch, as shown in one of Czubernat’s excellent photos.
http://watchnews.nawcc.org/waltham-watc ... t-war.html
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