West End Watch Company is a manufacturer of watches located at Leytron (Switzerland). It was established in 1886 and has been in business for more than 120 years.
The company has produced and distributed more than 15 million watches worldwide since 1886. The Company explored the Indian market and developed the first waterproof pocket watch ever produced:
“L’Impermeable” (nowadays displayed at the International Watchmaking Museum of La Chaux-de-Fonds).
During the First World War, a large force of British and Indian soldiers was sent from Bombay to the Persian Gulf to reach Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). They received some West End Watch Company watches.
In 2005 West End Watch Company celebrated its 120th anniversary of uninterrupted presence in Asia with the introduction of its “Silk Road concept”. This concept came from the fact that the Silk Road crossed most of the regions where the brand possessed, and still possesses, counters.
Nowadays, West End Watch Company is active in Saudi Arabia, in the United Arab Emirates, in the Himalaya Range (in particular in Tibet, Nepal and in Bhutan) and as well as in western half of China.
It is an open face Swiss made pocket watch with Arabic numerals, 12 hour dial. It also has a second dial located at 6:00. Mechanical hand winding and is in working condition.
The watch was meant for railways as it has a train engraved on the back, signifying its precision.