The Culling Collection of Military Watches

Date of Auction: 15th September 2020

Sold for £160

Estimate: £40 - £80

British military: A WWI open faced pocket watch, by H. Williamson Ltd, London, circa 1915, the black dial signed and numbered ‘9152F’, with luminous Arabic numerals, outer minutes track and subsidiary seconds dial, the 7 jewel movement numbered ‘429259;, the heavy polished case signed ‘Dennison Watch Case Co., Made in England’, bearing British military broad arrow pheon and issue number ‘9152F’ to the screw down case back, with the same issue number to the side of the case, watch diameter 58mm. £40-£80

Footnote

H. Williamson Ltd. of London manufactured a variety of 7 jewel pocket watches for the British military, circa 1914. They produced both luminescent black and white dial examples. Each is in a heavy Dennison-made case, with the serial number repeated on the dial, case side and case back.

See: Z. M. Wesolowski, A Concise Guide to Military Timepieces, 1880-1980, Crowood Press, 1996, p26.