1917 Bulla Semi Hunter trench watch, silver cased 35mm, military style, original.

A lovely semi hunter watch from the WW1 period, produced by Bulla and imported to the UK in 1917/18.

 

Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.

 

Dial:

The dial is in excellent, original condition. There is no wear to writing. There are no areas of damage to the enamel. This is a very good dial for the age.

 

Hands:

Excellent condition Cathedral hands with no rust. Thermally blued.

 

Glass:

The crystal is in good condition with only some very light surface scratches.

 

Crown:

The crown is likely a replacement as the colour doesn't match. In good condition, with some surface scratches.

 

Case:

The case is in excellent condition with only light surface scratches that are consistent with age. This remains original and un-polished.

 

Case back:

Strong condition with multiple light surface scratches. Nice coin edge back.

NOTE: The thread on the screw back needs to be on correctly and carefully to tighten equally all over.

 

Lugs:

The lugs are thin silver and are deformed due to age. This can be corrected. It doesn't notice with a strap on.

 

Movement:

Keeping time to within -120 seconds a day with an amplitude of 200 degrees. The beat error is 9.9m/s.

It keeps good time during wear and sat on a desk but ideally needs a service.

 

Case dimensions:

Case width: 35mm

Case width with crown: 37.5mm

Case length: 35mm

Case Depth: 11mm

Case length lug to lug: 43mm

Lug width: 11mm

 

 

1917 Bulla Semi Hunter trench watch, silver cased 35mm, military style, original

£400.00Price