|Model:||Half hunter wristwatch|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||35mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||42mm|
We have an ultra rare early "trench" style wristwatch in half hunter sterling silver case with spring loaded outer cover to protect the dial, crystal and partially the hands. This incredible all original example has that tangible military service feel with its tarnished, old looking case and worn crown; yet the dial, crystal and hands inside remain in remarkably good condition considering what this watch almost certainly has saw almost 100 years ago. The unique flip-up style is working perfectly, released by depressing the button located at the 6:00 position and the superbly crafted 0.925 silver case. It is fully marked both inside the lid and the case back with inside the outside case: Brevet 71363 - 352 H – poinçon with 925 and U and the back case Brevet 71363 – poinçon 925 and U, ACR “Arthur George Rendell” and then number 664352 H. The movement, while certainly showing signs of its age, is in excellent working condition and running strong. The band is tired and usually it was in pigskin at that time.
The dial is original made of white enamel dial with most of its original radium luminous paint still in place. It has Arabic numbers, second counter at 6 o’clock and cathedral hands. Luminous on the dial turned brown with the time. On the outer silver case also has the Arabic numbers in order to read the time and at the same time protecting the crystal, dial and hands.
The Case is all original 0.925 Sterling with an easy opening. The watch Measures 35mm in diameter excluding the crown.
The AGR initials, usually seen with dots in between as A·G·R, are the registered sponsor's mark of Robert Pringle & Sons, one of the UK's largest wholesalers of jewelery, silverware, clocks and watches at 40 to 42 Clerkenwell Road, London. The mark was entered by Arthur George Rendell, an employee of Robert Pringle & Sons.
A G Rendell's sponsors mark was first registered with the London Assay Office on 25 June 1907. This was in consequence of the 1907 Act "Assay of Imported Watch-Cases (Existing Stocks Exemption)" which came into force on 1 June 1907 and required all watches imported after that date to be assayed and hallmarked in a UK assay office.
Manual winding Swiss made movement with 15 jewels.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 42mm