Trench watch find

Picked this beauty up a couple of weeks ago for a bargain in an antiques shop. It‘s a silver Stauffer, Son and Co. trench watch from about 1914/1915 according to the silver marks on the inside of the watch, and is ticking along well given its age. I managed to use this website to get as much as I could about it https://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/stauffer.php#StaufferRam . Thankfully it doesn’t seem to have any radioactive paint on it, so I should be safe.

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You would be safe even if it had radium paint on it. It might still set a Geiger counter off if it had ever been painted.

Very nice pick-up. I will bet that it sat for 70 years in a fairly dry environment. I have had that website bookmarked for a while. Boettcher has done research that very few seem inclined to do.

How does it look with a blue suit? (The Official Running Gag of WC)

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Cool find and a great looking watch 

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Aurelian

You would be safe even if it had radium paint on it. It might still set a Geiger counter off if it had ever been painted.

Very nice pick-up. I will bet that it sat for 70 years in a fairly dry environment. I have had that website bookmarked for a while. Boettcher has done research that very few seem inclined to do.

How does it look with a blue suit? (The Official Running Gag of WC)

I feel attacked. 

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Jewbaka

I feel attacked. 

Not at all. Here is the source of the running joke. He posted several of these, all asking the same question.  Your post was just coincidence. 

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Aurelian

Not at all. Here is the source of the running joke. He posted several of these, all asking the same question.  Your post was just coincidence. 

I need to get in on this now. 

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Jewbaka

I need to get in on this now. 

And this. And that is how a running joke is born.