Longines Circa 1917 World War 1 Era 14K Gold Trench Watch
Well Preserved Early Longines Small Seconds Trench Watch with Mint Original Porcelain Dial, 14K Solid Gold Case, 18K Mesh Bracelet and High Grade Longines Caliber 13.98 Machine. The Case and Bracelet Contain Over 50 Grams of Solid Gold. According to the Longines Archives in Switzerland This Movement Was Invoiced to Longines – Wittnauer in the USA in 1917 And They Contracted The Case To The Brooklyn Watch Case Company. This was a common practice which eliminated the high import tax imposed on European gold. Signed Longines on the Dial and Movement.