The first waterproof watch

FIELD & MARINE

American Trench Watch

Since 1918

Trench specifications

Specified in 1916 to resist water, mud and mustard gas in WWI trench warfare

First Waterproof Watch

Certified in 1918 by the US Army Signal Corps Laboratory and the US Bureau of Standards

Technological Trilogy

The crown-bezel-caseback sealing technology by Charles Depollier was revolutionary

watch of early pioneers

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

Field & Marine

The first waterproof watch in its most utilitarian and essential mechanical self-winding execution.

Regular price CHF 1,650.00
Sale price CHF 1,650.00 Regular price
Regular price CHF 1,450.00
Sale price CHF 1,450.00 Regular price
Regular price CHF 1,550.00
Sale price CHF 1,550.00 Regular price
Regular price CHF 1,550.00
Sale price CHF 1,550.00 Regular price
Regular price CHF 1,650.00
Sale price CHF 1,650.00 Regular price
Regular price CHF 1,550.00
Sale price CHF 1,550.00 Regular price

Field & Marine Dual Time

The first waterproof watch with 24h dual time and power reserve complications and a bicompax dial layout.

Regular price CHF 2,450.00
Sale price CHF 2,450.00 Regular price
Regular price CHF 2,450.00
Sale price CHF 2,450.00 Regular price
Regular price CHF 2,550.00
Sale price CHF 2,550.00 Regular price
Regular price CHF 2,450.00
Sale price CHF 2,450.00 Regular price
Regular price CHF 2,450.00
Sale price CHF 2,450.00 Regular price

Field & Marine Small Seconds

The first waterproof watch in Waltham's signature small seconds at six o'clock caliber configuration.

Regular price CHF 3,150.00
Sale price CHF 3,150.00 Regular price

BUILT FOR THE TRENCHES

The harsh conditions of WWI trenches required a water-resistant and mustard gas resistant watch which until then did not exist. The bayonet crown, clinched bezel and compressor case-back technology developed by Charles Depollier in collaboration with Waltham for this purpose, assured the first true water-resistance to a wristwatch in 1918. Still today, the Field & Marine is the only watch with a bayonet crown.

A watch born from American scientific and industrial ingenuity.

The original patent

The bayonet crown of the Field & Marine has been developed on the basis of the original patent granted on January 28th in 1919. In total four patents for screw down crowns have been filed by Depollier and Waltham team between 1917 and 1919.

BAYONET CROWN

A technology from the early 1900s and still today the most robust, reliable and user-friendly one. Together, the decompression case-back, the clinched bezel and the bayonet crown constitute the 30ATM waterproof construction of the Field & Marine.

MAKING HISTORY. SINCE 1918

The Precursor

THE 1918 FIELD & MARINE Waterproof and Dustproof Watch