£720.00 (incl. VAT)

“Step back in time with our iconic ‘Queen Anne’ wristwatch. Crafted for professional use and supplied to H.M. Troops on Active Service, it’s a blend of history, reliability, and style.”

Key Features

Explore the heritage of military timekeeping with ‘Queen Anne’ Trench watch from the early 1920s. With a storied past of being supplied to H.M. Troops on Active Service, this timepiece symbolizes more than just functionality.

During the Great War, an impressive 50,000 Queen Anne watches were supplied to Her Majesty’s Troops in India, cementing its reputation as a trusted companion in the most challenging of circumstances. Its unique transitional shape, reminiscent of a pocket watch but adapted for wear on a leather strap, showcases the evolution of timekeeping technology.

About West End Watch Co.

In 1864, Alcide Constant Droz and Henry Perret established Droz and Perret, a watchmaking company in St. Imier, Switzerland. Over time, the company evolved through various name changes and registrations, amassing numerous trademarks.

Notably, in 1885, the company transitioned to Alcide Droz & Fils, specializing in waterproof watches and registering the iconic West End Watch trademark, featuring a distinctive eagle carrying a timepiece. In 1884, the company ventured into Bombay with Arnold Charpie, a joint endeavour that eventually led to the renaming of the Bombay firm to the West End Watch Co. Amidst rebranding efforts in 1887, including the introduction of the Berna trademark, the company solidified its position as the West End Watch Company.

The close collaboration with Longines further enhanced its reputation, with Longines supplying watches exclusively branded for West End. Renowned models like Sowar and Queen Anne became emblematic of Swiss precision and imperial elegance, contributing to the company’s success, particularly in India.

Innovative developments in waterproof cases and shock resistance systems in the 1930s propelled West End’s status as a pioneer in watchmaking technology. Today, West End remains a revered Swiss watch brand, cherished for its heritage and commitment to excellence, with its distinctive Decagonal casebacks continuing to pay homage to its illustrious past.


Case and Strap

  • Original case
  • Original crystal
  • Original crown
  • Large bold 39 mm size
  • strong 22mm genuine leather strap with screws.

Dial and Hands

  • Original dial and hands
  • Bold enamel dial
  • Bold blued steel hands


  • Width w/o crown 39 mm.
  • Width w/crown 41 mm.
  • Height 40 mm.
  • Thickness w/o Strap 13 mm
  • Thickness w/ Strap  17mm
  • Strap width 22 mm

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-50 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links to read

Financial Times article about West-End-Watch https://german242.com/img/ref821-07.jpg

Official website with early history of the brand https://www.westendwatchco.ch/milestones/20-dates

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