We first brought you word of the Manchester Watch Works Vergennes and Westminster Trench watches back in September 2015, and then later in that same month brought you a hands-on review of the Manchester Watch Works Vergennes.  Production has been humming along, and now we have a giveaway for you.MWW-Vergennes-13

While the photos in this post are all for the Vergennes, that is not what is being given away here.  Well, I suppose it could be.  Rather than giving away the example we reviewed (as it went back to the brand, being pre-production), we have instead worked with Manchester Watch Works to make it so that you – the winner – get your choice of which watch you would prefer.


I did rather like the Vergennes when I reviewed it, but I realize others may not share my affinity for bright dials, which is where the Westminster might be a more viable option.  Any which way, what you will need to do is this:

  1. Put a comment below letting us know what your favorite trench watch is (whether it be an original or a re-release)
  2. Then head on over to the giveaway page, and complete the process there
  3. (Optional but appreciated):  check out the MWW Facebook page and Instagram feed)

Please do bear in mind that we do match things up – so if your name is selected, and you do not have a comment on this post, someone else will get drawn.  As always, tremendous thanks to Manchester Watch Works for sponsoring this giveaway for you, our readers. If it was not for their generosity, we could not give you opportunities like this.

Good luck!


ByPatrick Kansa

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57 thoughts on “The WWR February Giveaway: a Manchester Watch Works Trench Watch”
  1. I really like the look of this watch, but the old WWI Sterling Hunter cased trench watches are super cool too… the one’s with the red 12.

  2. Originally fell in love with the IWC trench watches. That said, there’s a great deal to like about what’s come since then…

  3. My first trench watch was and Elgin from the 1920’s. Wonderful dial and fine hands in a solid case. Bought from a UK dealer.

  4. I tend to always think IWC makes some of the best looking watches. I agree with some of the other commenters here. Love an IWC trench watch. Wish I could afford one! Haha. Thanks for the nice website

  5. I like the red XII Elgin trench watches with the twelve o’clock crown placed counterclockwise of twelve, where the one usually sits. 🙂

  6. What a nice looking watch….very classic and simple. I own an old Waltham trench watch that was my grandfather’s. It is wound daily.

  7. Didn’t realize there was a family of watches called “trench watches”… makes sense though. Love the ornate shrapnel guards on the vintage watches. The Manchester looks great!

  8. I still don’t know what a trench watch IS. Is a Glycine? A Maratac? If so, then either of those come to mind. However, THIS watch really looks nice — and I love that lume picture!

  9. I’m really liking the watches from Original Grain, and need a new watch badly, but can’t afford one.

  10. My favorite would probably have to be Waltham. They made one back in the day with the blue hands and red 12/ small seconds etc. that is just awesome to look at. I guess thats why i’m drawn to the Vergennes by MWW.

  11. My vote would go to an Electa movement in a Borgel case – its luminous hands and numerals and unbreakable crystal became essential features of a trench watch and made it suitable for “military and naval service”.

  12. I’d have to go with the Vergennes; even though it wasn’t an easy choice!! Thank you so much WWR and Manchester WatchWorks 🙂

  13. I think the Vergennes is the coolest Trench watch I’ve seen in a long time, and I’d love to surprise my boyfriend with it as a late Valentine’s Day present 🙂

  14. I didn’t know until now what a trench watch is, do I guess this is at the top of the list so far.

  15. I liked the looks of vintage Roamer and Longines trench watches but I’ve fallen in love with Manchester Watch Works examples. All three are appealing!

  16. The Vergennes and the Mansfield Vintage Pilot are both really nice… it would be hard to choose between the two!

  17. By a slim Margin I have to say the Manchester, it suits what I wear a bit better than the Vergennes.

  18. From a nostalgic standpoint, I always like the way the older Elgin watches looked. Something about the bright faces with the red “12” really catches my attention. I love how Manchester has managed to capture that same look with a modern, reliable time piece.

  19. I would go with THE WESTMINSTER. Classy elegance but little more sporty watch which is my kind of deal! Never did like too much on a face dial. This is it: simple, elegant and looking fantastic 🙂 Thank you MWW and WWR

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