Watch's origin: Swiss
Number of jewels: 15
Type of Watch: Wrist
Lug Width: 12mm
Dimension: Approximately 40mm by 32mm
A gentleman can be caught in many unfavorable situations and emerge with his reputation intact. He man not, however, be caught wearing a cheap or garish watch.
This fact has become somewhat of a class distinction, just as it was nearly a hundred years ago. Then, as today, a man was judged by the watch he wore. Refined? Let your watch reflect it. Athletic, ebullient, forceful? Wear a fine vintage piece that conveys your sentiment.
Wristwatches for men flourished during the First World War, becoming popular in battle versus carrying a pocket watch. Families, friends, colleagues and parishioners awarded strap watches to young men going into battle. After the war, watches were given to military commanders, award-winners and those exhibiting acts of distinction.
For example, this presentation piece is an early and exceedingly desirable example of the wristwatch by none other than Omega. The back of the case reads: “J.S. Green” in stylistic lettering. It is inscribed on the inside of the sterling case: “John S. Green, Morrison, Ill.” Measuring approximately 40mm by 32mm, it is a watch that quite favorably reflects the wearer's level of strength and sophistication.
We have taken the liberty of custom-fitting the piece with a period-correct two-piece strap in black cordovan, with matching buckle.
If you are looking for a watch that transcends the realm of timekeeping into the level of historical significance, you've found it.