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    Found this watch in grandmothers desk...

    Ok first off I want to say I am new here and really appreciate how nice everyone has been. Secondly, I have really tried to find out if I could figure out more about what this is but I'm not doing so well. I did what handy dandy google said and took off the back and got the serial number so here it is :
    The face says Waltham. When you open the back it said sterling then A.W.W.Co mass
    21,089,818
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    I'm sure it's not supposed to be yellow but I'm sure it's been in this desk forever. It almost looks like it might be a wrist watch but it's odd bc if you would place it on as if there were straps the face wouldn't be in the position of a normal wrist watch. Like where the brackets are if you would wear it on your wrist when you'd look at it you'd be looking at the 9 in the 12 o'clock position which I thought was odd. But I am completely ignorant to any watches antique or current so maybe someone here can help. I tried to put the serial number into a database but the model number that it gave me when googled was not even closely resembling this one so I can only imagine I made an error. Thanks guys!
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    us
    Jan 2013
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    the numbers turn thats why its showing like that

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    i don't know a lot about watches, but i have sold a few.
    i think its from 1918 and is what is called a trench watch.
    the metal on the front of the watch is a shrapnel guard.
    its what a world war one soldier would have bought before going to the war.
    these watches bring a premium with collectors.
    google trench watch and you will see.
    also check ebay to check some of the prices on these.
    maybe a family heirloom.
    is it running?

    after a little digging around i found this one that has been restored and sold for $1250.
    but it is an elgen not a Waltham, still very close to the same style.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1917-WWI-Elg...p2047675.l2557
    Last edited by leadnugget; Mar 15, 2013 at 07:44 PM.
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    us
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    Do an EBAY search TRENCH WATCH there is a elgin one $1250.00 also a BING search images shows a WALTMAN LEADNUGGET was right on with his answer

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    Jan 2013
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