A friend of mine told me yesterday that he has recently inherited a Rolex pocket watch, which he believes was presented to his grandfather on his return from the WW1. Now the thing is, he also is of the belief that this was one of many watches, procured centrally and presented in large numbers. Does anybody have any information on this? I know there were thousands of Rolex and Omega pocket watches sudddenly surplus to requirements at war's end. However I have never heard of this scale of presentation - particularly as the watch is apparently a gold half-hunter type. His gf was not apparently commissioned or in any way unusually distinguished being a working class chap from Wales.