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 Post subject: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:33 pm 
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I have this watch and have tried to look up some info. about the owner and the Co.
So far I have come up with nothing,any ideas as what the T.E. Co. stands for.
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 Post subject: Re: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:51 pm 
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Companies in the private sector (non-military) sometimes gave their employees a watch as they were going off to war.

T. E. Co very well could have been something in the private sector so don't kill yourself concentrating 100% on military references.

This is a hard one with very little to go on................good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:36 am 
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Literustyfan wrote:
Companies in the private sector (non-military) sometimes gave their employees a watch as they were going off to war.

T. E. Co very well could have been something in the private sector so don't kill yourself concentrating 100% on military references.

This is a hard one with very little to go on................good luck!


Found it, it was a Canadian retail store,Timothy Eaton Co.
They really back up their employees when they went to war.
Interesting story.
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explor ... raits.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:42 pm 
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VERY cool!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:59 pm 
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JOSE G wrote:
I have this watch and have tried to look up some info. about the owner and the Co.
So far I have come up with nothing,any ideas as what the T.E. Co. stands for.
Thanks.
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That's a beautiful trench watch! Was the dial relumed or still original? The sterling case is in excellent condition as well. I have a 1918 Illinois trench with grill in the same style case. I also really like your strap, where did you purchase it from?

Jon

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 Post subject: Re: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:21 am 
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Illinois281989 wrote:
JOSE G wrote:
I have this watch and have tried to look up some info. about the owner and the Co.
So far I have come up with nothing,any ideas as what the T.E. Co. stands for.
Thanks.
ImageImage



That's a beautiful trench watch! Was the dial relumed or still original? The sterling case is in excellent condition as well. I have a 1918 Illinois trench with grill in the same style case. I also really like your strap, where did you purchase it from?

Jon


Dial looks original lume, but a close up shot would help.

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