Patria “Military Watch” men’s Modern design wristwatch in solid sterling silver, circa 1918.
The Patria Watch Co. was started by Louis Brandt & Freres of Bienne, Switzerland which also produced Omega. During World War One, Patria was one of the earliest watch campanies to produce specifically-designed wristwatches, as opposed to pocket watch movements repurposed and recased as wristwatches. This example is in excellent condition showing only very light wear. Caseback is excellent with an ornate monogram on the reverse and a presentaion engraving from 1918 on the inside. Case measures 40mm long and 34mm wide. Original enamel dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 15-jewel Patria movement, just serviced and running strong. Has lightly used leather DeBeer trench watch strap.