28th Jun, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Militaria & Ethnographica

  Lot 85


An Interesting First World War Silver Enamel Dial Wristwatch Presented to Major Robert Hardaway on the 8th May 1918 From Officers and Men of Hospital Train No:54, 1918, manual wound lever movement, enamel dial with Arabic numerals, inner red 24 hour chapter ring, seconds dial, case back inscribed "From Officers and Men of Hospital Train No:54 to Major Robt M Hardaway M.C May 8 1918 France"
32mm wide

Footnote : - A picture can be seen of Major Robert Hardaway examining injured soldiers aboard the American hospital train 54 in Herreville, France on the 26th April 1918. Website link to view this picture can be seen at https://www.granger.com/results.asp?image=0528977&itemw=4&itemf=0001&itemstep=1&itemx=1

Sold for £175
Estimated at £300 - £400


Case with small surface scratches, minor dents to the sides, case slightly tarnished in parts, plexi glass with scuff marks, later strap, dial with minor scratches in parts, luminous is lacking from the Arabic numerals, hand setting correctly and winding smoothly, movement looks clean, movement in going order.

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Auction: Militaria & Ethnographica, 28th Jun, 2023

An interesting and varied sale including a Collection of Prussian and German Pickelhauben, and various pieces of Second World War British military headgear, cap badges, air weapons, antique firearms, and pistols. Highlights of the sale include a Rare First World War Tank Driver's Leather Helmet, a Mid-17th Century German Wheel-lock Sporting Gun, and a 19th Century Asmat "Ndambirkus" Ancestor Skull, New Guinea. 


Tuesday 27th June 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am

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