1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.

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1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.

#1 Post by JOSE G » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:33 pm

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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Re: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.

#2 Post by Literustyfan » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:51 pm

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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Re: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.

#3 Post by JOSE G » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:36 am

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.
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#4 Post by Literustyfan » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:42 pm

VERY cool!!!!
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Re: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.

#5 Post by Illinois281989 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:59 pm

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?

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Re: 1917 Waltham Depollier Khaki information.

#6 Post by GLADIATOR » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:21 am

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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