My Grandfather, Harold Pinchbeck, was one of the very many who saw action in the trenches in France: he was part of the first wave to enlist, leaving his watchmaking work in Hull in 1914, and returning to it after the war.
When we are buying products these days, it is vital to know the background of the product. This is especially true in the case of luxury watches or timepieces. Many English watches have roots that go back centuries, literally. But is that history still evident in the current product or is it simply a "selling point"?