Trench specifications

Specified in 1916 to save lives and time action in WWI trench warfare. Built to resist water, mud and mustard gas.

1st Waterproof watch

As certified and documented by the US Army Signal Corps Laboratory and the US Bureau of Standards in 1918. A watch industry first.

Revolutionary

The revolutionary, for the time, crown-bezel-caseback sealing technology of the Field & Marine made it the first waterproof watch. 

Watch of records

Worn by recordmen and explorers of the air, sea and land in the beginning of the 20th century. 

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Field & Marine Automatic Military Green

Automatic (Sellita SW200)
41mm
Stainless Steel
Matt military green dial
30ATM water-resistant
Bayonet crown and compressor case-back
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Military green synthetic tactical strap
Swiss made

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CHF 995.00
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Field & Marine Automatic Gunmetal Military Green

Automatic (Sellita SW200)
41mm
Gunmetal PVD Stainless Steel
Matt military green dial
30ATM water-resistant
Bayonet crown and compressor case-back
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Military green synthetic tactical strap
Swiss made

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CHF 1,095.00
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Field & Marine Automatic Blue

Automatic (Sellita SW200)
41mm
Stainless Steel
Blue sunburst dial
30ATM water-resistant
Bayonet crown and compressor case-back
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Genuine brown leather strap
Swiss made

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Field & Marine Automatic Black

Automatic (Sellita SW200)
41mm
Stainless Steel
Black sunburst dial
30ATM water-resistant
Bayonet crown and compressor case-back
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Genuine black leather strap
Swiss made

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Field & Marine “Red 12” Automatic

Limited edition of 50

Automatic (Sellita SW200)
41mm
Stainless Steel
White enamel dial with red 12
30ATM water-resistant
Bayonet crown and compressor case-back
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Genuine black leather strap
Swiss made

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CHF 1,095.00
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Field & Marine Dual Time Gunmetal Grey

Automatic (Soprod C115)
2nd time zone and power reserve indicator
43mm
Gunmetal PVD Stainless Steel
Matt military grey dial
30ATM water-resistant
Bayonet crown and compressor case-back
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Military green synthetic tactical strap
Swiss made

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CHF 1,595.00
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Field & Marine Dual Time Grey

NOVELTY

Automatic (Soprod C115)
2nd time zone and power reserve indicator
43mm
Stainless Steel
Matt military grey dial
30ATM water-resistant
Bayonet crown and compressor case-back
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Military green synthetic tactical strap
Swiss made

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CHF 1,495.00
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Field & Marine Dual Time Blue

Automatic (Soprod C115)
2nd time zone and power reserve indicator
43mm
Stainless Steel
Blue sunburst dial
30ATM water-resistant
Bayonet crown and compressor case-back
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Brown genuine leather strap
Swiss made

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CHF 1,495.00
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Field & Marine Dual Time White

Automatic (Soprod C115)
2nd time zone and power reserve indicator
43mm
Stainless Steel
White enamel finish dial
30ATM water-resistant
Bayonet crown and compressor case-back
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Black genuine leather strap
Swiss made

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CHF 1,495.00

Key features

The first waterproof watch

Since 1919. The watch which defined a nation and
the future of watchmaking history.

Bayonet Crown

A technology from the early 1900s and still the most robust, reliable and user-friendly. Together with the decompression case-back and bezel this completes the 30atm waterproof construction.

Field dial

X1 grade Superluminova®, the stongest Swiss luminous matter, has been applied on the hands and hour indexes of the Field & Marine. Superior machining and finishing, applied numerals and a sapphire crystal glass box crystal make the Field & Marine a top quality grade timepiece.

The return of the Waltham Field & Marine

A significant and important American watch which has left an indelebile mark on watchmaking history. A legacy which is now being continued in the 21st century with the new Field & Marine

The Waltham Watch Company

Founded in 1850 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, it moved four years later to the small town that would give the company its name.

Since it beginnings, Waltham has always stood out for the high-precision and superior performance of its instruments. These characteristics earned Waltham a place with the most important organizations and institutions at the beginning of the 20th Century, including the U.S. Military, and Railroad Companies in 52 countries across 7 continents.

Waltham industrialised watchmaking and was the largest watch brand in the world in the first half of the 20th century.

Waltham instruments were selected by the pioneers of the time, such as Sir Ernest Shackleton on his trek towards the South Pole, Robert Peary when he conquered the North Pole, Charles Lindbergh on the first non-stop transatlantic flight, Roland Rohlfs on his 34,610ft world's altitude flight record and by Top Gun pilots in Miramar.

About the brand

The inventor of the American watchmaking system. An incredible story of human ingenuity.

The inspiration

The original 1919 Waltham-Depollier
Field & Marine trench watch.

We made the Field & Marine like Waltham would have made it today .We respected the 1918 design DNA and applied the technology and aesthetic codes of today. The crown-caseback-bezel tripych now guarantees a water resistance of 1000ft-300m giving a new meaning to the word “Marine” in Field & Marine. A trench watch for today with professional diving capability.

An official collaboration with a mission. Waltham belongs back to America. There is its legacy and from there it made watchmaking history. The mid-long term goal of this official collaboration between the Waltham Watch Company and Watch Angels is to bring back Waltham’s production to the US with the help of the watch enthusiasts community.

The production of the new Waltham Field & Marine has been funded by Angels in February 2021.

The watch

Project curator
Stan Czubernat

Stan Czubernat is a historian and self-trained watchmaker and restorator of antique watches from the pre-WWI era up to the late 1930s.  He is self-trained in the craft of antique watch restoration. He specializes in the Waltham and Elgin brands but on occasion will restore an Illinois or a Hampden time piece from this period.

He has restored over one thousand antique trench watches and wrist watches, his favorites being the Waltham Depolliers, RED 12's, Elgin's Star Dial Series and semi-hermetic cases. Stan is the author of  two books about WWI American Trench Watches, "Waltham Trench Watches of the Great War" and "Elgin Trench Watches of the Great War". He is the founder of LRF Antique watches.

Stan has assured the historical consistency of the project and has collaborated in the design of the new Field & Marine.