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Published on: February 17, 2017
Categories: WWII

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THESE WERE SHIPPED END OF DECEMBER
ROCK IS NOW RESTORING/SERVICING THIS COLLECTION
THE FOLLOWING WATCHES ARE FROM
ONE PATRON’S [DAVID] COLLECTION
WILL UPDATE AS EACH TIME PIECE OF THIS INCREDIBLE
2ND COLLECTION IS EVALUATED AND RESTORED

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STARTING ON DAVID’S NEW VINTAGE RESTORATIONS

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THE WWII NORMANDIE ON RIGHT NOT PART OF COLLECTION

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THE WWII NORMANDIE & WWI ELGIN ON RIGHT NOT PART OF COLLECTION

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ONE OF DAVID’S AWESOME LONGINES WITH GERMAN STEEL WIRE LUG CASE
AND EARLY LONGINES BUILT SUB SECONDS MOVEMENT

RESTORED

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SET LEVER SET SCREW TOTALLY GONE AS IN REMOVE CROWN & STEM TO SERVICE
AND THAT IS ALL SHE SET… AS IN NO MORE SETTING OR WINDING

LONGINES GERMAN STEEL WIRE LUG CASE NEW ILLUMINATION

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THE WELDED HAMMERED STEEL SCREW IS 5 MM. !!!!!!!!!!!!

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I ALSO RE ILLUMINATED THE HANDS
WITH THE GOOD STUFF

AF LUMINOVA [‘WHITE BASE COLOR’]
WHICH REMAINS WHITE YET GLOWS INTENSE LIGHT BLUE WHEN CHARGED
COMPOSITION IS PHOSPHORUS WITH STABILIZER AND ZINC
WE MIX THIS COMPOUND WITH LACQUER AS THE HOLDING AGENT

AWESOME 1930/1940 WIRE LUG STRAP
Made specially for vintage watches with fixed lugs. This Genuine English
Pig Skin Open Ended Watch Band – for solid lug watches is Priced at: $59.95

[NOTE, AS TOLD IN IRON COFFINS, A BOOK WRITTEN BY CAPTAIN H.A. WERNER. ONCE A TOP GERMAN U BOOT OFFICER WHO CLIMBED THE RANKS AND SURVIVED NUMEROUS ENGAGEMENTS FROM 1939 TO 1945, FOR SUBMARINES, THE GERMANS USED A PHOSPHORUS MIX FOR ILLUMINATION AND NOT RADIUM. A FLUORESCENT LIGHTING STATION WAS INSTALLED ON EVERY SUB TO RECHARGE WATCHES AND TIMERS DUE TO THE FACT WHEN ATTACKED BY DESTROYERS ET AL, MANY TIMES THE SUB WAS PITCH BLACK AND TIMERS AMD WATCHES USED TO DETERMINE POSITIONS, DEPTH CHARGE AND TORPEDO ATTACKS, TO AND FROM, IN ADDITION ENGLISH PIG SKIN WAS USED IN GERMAN WATCH BANDS AND ASSORTED CASES-IE BRIEF CASES, MAP CASES AND OTHER ASSOCIATED CASES INCLUDING THE LUGGAGE USED BY THE AUTHOR’]

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NOTE NON-GLARE EXTENDS TO OUTER SIDE OF STEEL LONGINES CASE BACK

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HE CASE WAS A THROUGH HOLE. BUT I HAD A LONGINES CASE FOR 8 YEARS IT WAS EXACTLY LIKE THE ONE ON THIS LONGINES

CASE BACK INTERIOR IS SIGNED

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STEEL WIRE LUG CASE BEFORE CLEANING WE CHOSE THE DE BEER HAND MADE 1941 GERMAN PIG LEATHER
WIRE LUG STRAP A FOR SURE SAME AS BACK WHEN STRAP
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NOTE THE TEXTURE AND HAND STITCHING ADDITIONALLY THE CUT IS WWII PERIOD NOTE HOW THE LUG SIDE NATURALLY BEVELS

 

 

 

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BEFORE THE STRAP AND STEEL NON GLARE FINISH THIS LONGINES WAS ..WELL A LONGINES

THE OLD STRAPS HAD STEEL FOLD OVERS LIKE THAT ABOVE

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THIS STRAP IS SURELY SET

PIG LEATHER?
READ “IRON COFFINS” A BOOK WRITTEN BY GERMAN U BOOT CAP
PIG LEATHER WAS NUMBER ONE FOR OFFICERS WATCH STRAPS AND BRIEFCASES

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TEXTURE IS AWESOME

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre
RESTORED

DAVID SENT TWO LECOULTRE
BOTH WITH 24KT GILDED GOLD MOVEMENTS
EACH HAVE HACKED SWEEP SECONDS.
HE ASKED TO KEEP BOTH AS IS AS FAR AS DIALS
BUT RE-ILLUMINATE HANDS

BUT, AFTER VIEWING BOTH WE ARE RECOMMENDING
KEEPING ONE AS IS. JUST REPAIR OVERHAUL
CLEAN AND TREAT STEEL CASE. CLEAN DIAL
BUT NO RE-ILLUMINATION
THE SECOND WE ARE RECOMMENDING FULL
DIAL WORK TO AS WAS INCLUDING RADIUM NUMBERS AND HANDS

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LOOK AT THESE HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SEE THAT COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOTE SWEEP SECONDS WAS RED!
I WANT TO RESTORE THE SECOND ONE TO ALL ORIGINAL AS IT WAS

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CASE IS NON-GLARE STEEL SMOOTH AND SWEET
NOTE OUT OF TWO OF THESE THIS ONE HAS ALL DEPLETED RADIUM NUMBERS
THE DIAL IS 90% AND SWEEP SECONDS CHAPTER CLEAN
THE RARE THEN EXPENSIVE LEAF HANDS ARE FULL OF ORANGE DEPLETED RADIUM

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LOOK AT THIS SWEET 24 KT GILDED MOVEMENT WITH LOADS OF JL WORKMANSHIP

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THIS HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE HACKED SWEEP SECONDS WHEEL
AND CENTER STAFF/PINION HOLD DOWN

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WHAT EVER STRAP DAVID WANTS TO USE WORKS WITH ME THERE IS ONE ONLINE LIKE THE WWII AMERICAN MIL STRAP BUT FOR NOW THIS ONE MATCHES DIAL

WHAT EVER STRAP DAVID WANTS TO USE WORKS

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NOTE THE HOOD? BE SURE WHEN SETTING THIS HD STEEL SNAP BACK THAT THE HOOD IS BETWEEN LUGS. IT IS REQUIRED TO OPEN CASE BACK

NOTE THE HOOD?

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I LOVE THE FINISH

WHAT A DIAL THE SECOND ONE NEEDS RESTORE
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WHAT A DIAL THE SECOND ONE NEEDS RESTORE

NICE

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WHAT DID I SAY?
AWESOME RESTORE OF CASE

NEW OLD WHEEL AND HOLDDOWN

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WHAT EVER STRAP DAVID WANTS TO USE WORKS

WHAT DID I SAY?
AWESOME RESTORE OF CASE

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WHAT DID I SAY?
AWESOME RESTORE OF CASE

WHAT DID I SAY?
AWESOME RESTORE OF CASE

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LONGINES WITTNAUER VALJOUX CHRONOGRAPH
RESTORED
17 J Valjoux 7733
manual-wind chronograph,
60s, 30min, cam switched. sub second

1969-1978 (Valjoux 7733+7734+7736+7737
redesign of the Valjoux 7731 Mod Venus 188
3 different reset hammers (cf. photos):
1.ca.1969-1971, excenter to adjust hammer ends
2. ca.1971-1974, hammer with rocker,
3. ca.1974-1978, just shape modified.

Data
14”’, Dm= 31.0mm, Do= 31.3mm
H= 6.0mm F= 0.6mm
T= 1.85mm 17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 45h

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THIS LONGINES WITTNAUER VALJOUX CHRONOGRAPH IS ASSEMBLED
AND BEING TESTED. ROCK WILL POST COMPLETED PHOTOS MONDAY

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LONGINES WITTNAUER CHRONOGRAPH 2
COMPLETE OVERHAUL & DIAL

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BAUME MERCIER MILITARY DUAL CASE
THIS WAS OFFERED WITH STRAIGHT RADIUM NUMERALS
OR WITH
RADIUM NUMERALS
AND
24HR IN WHITE INCLUDED

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Wayne A. Simril Born: 1921 Died: 1992
State Missouri
Captain U.S. Army
World War II Veteran

GOLD BEZEL WWII WEEMS
CAP. Wayne A. Simril

COMPLETE OVERHAUL
COMPLETE DIAL RESTORE TO ORIGINAL
RELUME HANDS

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COMPLETE OVERHAUL DIAL RESTORE CASE BACK ENGRAVING WENT TOO DEEP. NOTE REPAIR WE WILL FIX BETTER Birth:

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Citizenship Status: citizen

Birth Year:1921

Birthplace: ALABAMA

Education Level: 4 years of college

Civilian Occupation:

Marital Status:Single, without dependents

Military Rank: Private

Army Branch: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA

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2 Jaeger-LeCoultre
24KT GILDED SWEEPS

Race (Standardized): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original):
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Son
Birthplace: Alabama
Estimated Birth Year: 1922
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Enumeration District Number: 56-1
Family Number: 217
Sheet Number and Letter: 9A
Line Number: 39
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 2124

Digital Folder Number: 005460059

Image Number: 00022



Household Gender Age Birthplace



Head Henry A Simril M 56 Tennessee

Wife Anna Simril F 58 Pennsylvania

Son Verne Simril M 22 Tennessee

Son Wayne Simril M 18 Alabama

Sister Jennie Lou Simril F 54 Tennessee

Lodger George Peters M 74 New York

Army Component: Reserves – exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of
the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the
Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men — O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status)

Family links:

Parents:

Henry Alvin Simril (1883 – 1963)

Anna Mary Schobert Simril (1881 – 1960)



Spouse:

Virna C Simril (1926 – 2001)



Sibling:

Verne Loyd Simril (1918 – 2001)*

Wayne A. Simril (1921 – 1992)



*Calculated relationship



Inscription:

CAPT

US ARMY

WORLD WAR II* * * *



Wayne A Simril

Name (Original): SIMRIL WAYNE A

Event Type:Military Service

Event Date: 28 May 1943

Term of Enlistment:

Event Place: Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, United States

Residence Place:

Race:White

May 20, 1921
Alabama, USA

Death:

Jan. 2, 1992
Missouri, USA

Wayne Simril in household of
Henry A Simril, “United States Census, 1940”
Name: Wayne Simril
Titles & Terms:
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Canton, Canton
Township, Lewis, Missouri, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original):

Jaeger-LeCoultre NUMBER 2

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DIAL ON RIGHT IS BEFORE THE LeCoultre 1 AT TOP OF THIS PAGE
DIAL ON LEFT SHOWS WORN OUT NUMERALS HANDS HAVE NO RADIUM
THE SECONDS HAS ALL RED GONE IT WILL BE WORTH MORE RESTORED COMPLETE

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NOTE DIAL LOWER RIGHT.

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LONGINES
FULL OVERHAUL
CLEAN AND TOUCH UP DIAL

LIKE Jaeger-LeCoultre NUMBER ONE , THIS DEPLETED ORANGE RADIUM NUMERALS
AND HANDS SHOULD STAY AS THEY ARE. VALUE IS 30% MORE
AS MUCH AS I ENJOY RESTORING AND EARNING FAIR INCOME
I SIMPLY CANNOT RECOMMEND TOUCHING THESE PARTS
THE DIAL AND HANDS WILL BE TREATED TO HELP ENABLE THE DEPLETED RADIUM TO
STAY PUT AND NOT BREAK AWAY LIKE Jaeger-LeCoultre NUMBER ONE

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NOTE ORANGE COLOR AND SMOOTH CLEAN NUMERALS
AND HAND INSERTS
FIRST USE OF HOLD DOWN

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LONGINES 24KT GILDED SWEEPS
NOTE THE HIGH END HACKED SWEEP SECONDS MOVEMENT. ENGINEERING WAS BETTER THAN
Jaeger-LeCoultre 1 & 2. NOTE JEWELED HOLDER
SWEEP WHEEL UNDER BRIDGE

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LONGINES BRITISH
RARE WWII WRIST WATCH
WITH NON “HACKED” BUILT IN SWEEPS
LIKE THE LONGINES WIRE LUGGED CASE ABOVE
I HAVE A HIGHER GRADE DIAL
IT WAS IN A WATCH IDENTICAL TO THIS ONE
MORE THAN LIKELY AN OFFICERS MODEL
THE CASE WAS DESTROYED THE MOVEMENT RUSTED
THE DIAL IS SITTING WITH 500 OTHERS
I AM GOING TO MOUNT IN/ON THIS LONGINES

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NOTE CHEAPER DIAL/SPADE HANDS YET THIS MILITARY WATCH WAS ALSO ISSUED WITH RADIUM NUMBERS/HANDS AND PAINTED 24HR. I HAVE ONE. IT NEEDS TO BE ILLUMINATED BUT IS IN GREAT CONDITION

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THIS 15 JEWEL BRITISH MILITARY MOVEMENT WAS TOP OF THE LINE. THIS ONE, WITH BUILT IN SWEEPS SECONDS, HAS 16 JEWELS DUE TO THE EXTRA CENTER JEWEL WHICH IS IN THE CENTER SWEEPS
PINION HOLD DOWN BRIDGE

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NOTE THE WIRE LUG CASE AND ORIGINAL WIRE LUG STRAP

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INSPECT AND RECORD THEN RESTORE

 

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CHECK OUT TABLE

EACH PIECE INSPECTED

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RECORDING INFO STRAPS/BANDS REMOVED
   
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EACH DISASSEMBLED

DIALS FOR RESTORATION

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PLACED IN CONTAINERS

LABELED

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READY TO RESTORE  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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VISIT TIMEFRAUDFOR A LOOK AT COUNTERFEITS
VISIT TIMEFRAUD.COM

COMPLETED

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after cleaning and reassembly erratic operation led to tear down where sweep second wheel was found to be faulty

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invest in a stock main spring – barrel reassembled & placed in movement

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reassembly for the tenth? time LOL

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all together

 

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note: you cannot see the balance cross arms because it is humming along

new sweep wheel running against the second hand pinion and gear

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attached to client strap the lizard offers the impression of the watch being larger

note rock used paint and epoxy to fill the damage in bezel lock crown

 

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LONGINES WEEMS U.S.N.

SERVICE
DIAL-REPLACEMENT
SAME EXACT DIAL IN MATTE WHITE
CASE IS GOLD FILLED

RESTORE CASE
SERVICE
27mm w/o crown
LOCK AT 2

THIS ISA GOLD FILLED CASE/CROWNS. THE WEAR CANNOT BE REPAIRED ON CROWN. NEEDS AN ORIGINAL. ALSO LARGE HACKED SWEEP SECONDS WHEEL IS BAD. NO REPLACEMENT AVAILABLE

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NOTE CROWN, WE BENT THE GOLD BACK AND HAND SMOOTHED
WOW CASE HANDS DIAL BAM!

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WHEEL IS BAD OPTED FOR RERSTORER TO PERFECT ORIGINAL INCLUIDING FONT

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AFTER THIRD TEAR DOWN WHEEL IS FROM A MOVADO

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MIXED BLACK PAINT WITH EPOXY TO COVER DAMAGE

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IT IS 9:30 FEB 1 2013. I AM COMPLETLY REBUILDING THE WEEMS MOVEMENT FOR THE THIRD TIME
WE TRIED THREE WHEELS BUT THEY HAVE NOT WORKED. WEEMS RUNS BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN SHE STOPS DUE TO WHEEL. IF IT WORKS FINE, IF NOT, WE WILL HOLD OFF FEE FOR SERVICE
JUST BLILL FOR THE REST OF THE WORK, AND PLACE THE WHEEL ON OUR LIST. THEN PATRON CAN SHIP BACK. THE WATCH OPERATES FINE BUT THAT STOPPING HAS TO BE FIXED. IT WILL TAKE 4 TO 6 MONTHS TO FIND THE PART AND A CROWN. WE WOULD MAKE ONE BUT CANNOT FIND A CROWN WITH THE EXACT PARTICULARS, DIAL IS STUNNING. THE OLD ONE WAS NOT FADED., IT WAS DAMAGED, 85% OF PAINT GONE.U

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2 styles
early 27.7 mm locking crown at 2 pos
later 33mm locking crown at 4 pos

In 1929,Captain Philip Van Horn Weems of the U.S. Navy (1889-1979), designed a system for navigation along with a Second Setting Watch watch that used a rotating exterior bezel or center dial with minutes/seconds chapter ring to synchronise the watch to the second using the radio time signal without adjusting the hands, This design incorporated a second “locking” crown that allowed the user to lock down the rotating bezel at the precise timing on the bezel.

Captain Philip Van Horn Weems designed the “Weems System of Navigation” in 1927 – the year Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic. His “system” employed a modified sextant taking two “shots” of the sun, allied to an accurate time reading from his “Second Setting Watch”, followed by making reference to the tables in the Line of Positions book. (The Line of Position book provided extensive charts with precalculated positions; allowing a pilot to look up the positions quickly and easily, instead of performing the complicated calculations himself.)

Unless your watch had a hacking seconds-hand, [THE A II PILOTS WWII WATCH W/HACK WOULD BE INTRODUCED TEN YEARS LATER] along with precise timekeeping and you’ve set it correctly in the first place, with the help of a radio signal, you can be out by a few seconds at any given time. And a few seconds at air speeds and over great distances can prove dangerous, if not fatal.

Weems system along with his invention of the Second Setting Watch enabled pilots and navigators to read truly accurate time directly from the watch face during an era when chronometric precision was cotly and rare.

In 1929, in partnership with Longines, Weems registered a patent for this design. Longines produced the original “WEEMS” with locking crown 2 position [same size as U.S. GOV MIL WWII A-II PILOTS WATCH].and added the larger model with locking crown at 4 position,

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HOURS ANGLE WATCH
MODERN VERSION

A note of interest, Charles A. Lindbergh, who was a pupil of Weems, used the concept as an additional feature in his Hour Angle Watch. This patent was registered in 1935.

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WWII JAEGER LECOULTRE BRITISH G.S.T.P. BROADARROW

RESTORE CASE
RESTORE DIAL W/O ALTERING OR REPAINTING
RE-ILLUMINATE HAND
MOVEMENT IS LIKE MINT NEW

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DIAL HAD TONS OF GREASE ADDED TO

” MAKE IT LOOK BETTER?”
“KILL WHAT LOOKS LIKE MOLD/ALGAE?”

THIS WAS CRAZY.
EXTREMELY RARE WWII DIAL,
EVERYTHING WAS RATIONED
IT IS SO THIN IT IS LIKE A WAFER
THIS SUPER THIN METAL DIAL WITH ENAMEL IS
ATTACHED WITH TWO MINUTE SCREWS THROUGH DIAL.
NOTE SHINY AREAS.
THAT’S NASTY STICKY THICK GREASE LIKE SUBSTANCE!!!

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HERE ROCK IS CLEANING THE GREASE OFF WITH HIS
“SPECIAL SAUCE”

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BAM

WILL TOUCH UP MARKERS – NUMBERS
AND RE-ILLUMINATE
AND
RE-ILLUMINATE HANDS

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WOW, NOW, WRITE THIS DOWN

A PAPER DIAL
THAT IS CORRECT
RARE 1945 WITH RAW MATERIALS FOR WAR ONLY
THIS DIAL HAS A 1MM METAL BACK THEN PAPER
THEN A CELLULOID FINISH WITH PAINTED NUMERALS
I AM GLAD WE DID NOT MAKE A NEWE ONE

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TWO SCREW SERE ONE LEFT OF 3?
TINY! LIKE THE DOLLAR WATCHES
NOTICE THE SHINY CELLULOID FINISH??

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OILED SERVICED

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NO!!! IS THIS THE SAME WATCH!
GSTP
BROADARROW?

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OH! FORGET BUFFING THE CASE! IT IS SILVER PLATE OVER BRASS/
TRUST ME, I LIGHT BUFFED AND BRASS

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BUT

IT LOOKS LIKE A MILLION BUCKS

I RE PLATEDOT

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I DID SAY KILLER?

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LOVE IT

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JUST DO NOT LEAVE IT…………

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I WORK ON UP TO 6 WATCHES AT ONCE!

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GSW SUPPLIED A FREE LEATHER POCKET FOB

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ROLEX “OYSTER WATCH COMPANY”
RADIUM DIAL MILITARY

RESTORE CASE
RE-ILLUMINATE HANDS
DIAL IS RADIUM
REMOVING EXISTING RADIUM WOULD LEAVE SIGNES OF THIS EFFORT
WE WILL ATTEMPT TO ILLUMINATE OVER RADIUM NUMERALS
NEW CRYSTAL

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I AM TALKING OUTSIDE THE FEW DINGS WE HAD TO LWEAVE, THIS BABY LOOKS MINTY
WE USED ORIGINAL PLATES AND FONTS IT IS WOW

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YES, IT GLOWS

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DID YOU SEE THE CASE BACK? THIS IS HAND FILED
THEN NO FLEX SHAFT! 5 SHEETS GRADED SAND PAPER THEN BUFF
NOTE IT IS NOT HIGH SHINE? LOOKS LIKE WHEN IT WAS DELIVERED

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NICE

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WOW. TOOK 3 HOURS
I RERMOVED LIKE 40% BUT YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT EVEN COMPARED WITH A MINT CASE. THE SMALL DINGS HAD TO BE LEFT

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JUST WHAT THE DOC ORDERED

A PATRON SUPPLIED BREITLING LEATHER STRAP WAS PLACED ON THIS BEAUTY
ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT IT IS STAINLESS STEEL AND THE WATCH CASE IS GOLD FILLED
IT IS FACT THAT GOLD PLATING WILL NOT ADHERE TO STAINLESS STEEL
THERE IS A COMPLICATED PROCESS FOR FACTORY PLATING ON SS.

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BREITLING 3 REGISTER VALJOUX CHRONOGRAPH

SERVICE MOVEMENT, REPAIR PROBLEM WITH CHRONOGRAPH RUNNING
BUT NO ABILITY TO STOP OR RETURN CENTER SECONDS TO CENTER.
POLISH CASE, PLATE 24KT YG OVER GOLD FILLED CASE. POLISH CASE BACK.

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1/19/13
REPAIRED & SERVICED
CASE POLISHED THEN PLATED 24KT
RE-LUMED TRITIUM HANDS/DIAL DOTS

NOTE: HAS DOUBLE MILITARY STYLE CASE WITH INTERNAL CASE
THIS WAS ALSO POLISHED TO REMOVE THE ABOVE SCUFFING

 

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OK. THIS BABY HAD THE GOLD FINISH WORN OFF
SHE RAN, BUT BUTTONS TO CONTROL START STOP [TOP]
RESET TO 12 [BOTTOM]

THOUGH THE WATCH RAN FINE, AND CENTER SECONDS WORKED, AND THE RESET WORKED, ..THE START-STOP FUNCTION CONTROLLED BY THE TOP PUSHER WAS NOT WORKING. I OVERHAULED THE MOVEMENT AND BECAUSE THESE ARE VALJOUX BASED, I HAD THE NEW PARTS TO REPAIR THE START/STOP MECHANISMS.

NOTE THE PUSHER CAPS. THEY ARE REPLACEMENTS. THEY DID NOT COME WITH THIS CASE. IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET NEW ONES. PERIOD. JULESBOREL NOR OTTO FREI DID NOT HAVE THEM.. YOU CAN SEE THEY DO NOT COVER THE PUSHERS.

NOW, IF YOU DID NOT READ THIS, THEY WOULD BE FINE..

THEY WORK NOW. THE START AND STOP FEELS TIGHT, BUT ALL IS WELL.

WHAT A WONDERFUL WATCH AND THE CASE FINISH? 6 HOURS!.

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WHAT A BEAUTY
TRIPLE REGISTER, DAY DATE MONTH WAKMANN CHRONOGRAPH

[VALJOUX]

SERVICE POLISH CASE BACK.
RESTORED CASE

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RESTORED CASE
COPPER THEN 24KT GOLD

POLISHED CASE BACK
LARGE SCRATCH IS TOO DEEP TO REMOVE

CLEANED DIAL
SERVICE
RE-ILLUMINATE

1/22/13

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GSW SUPPLIED A FREE VINTAGE CONTRAST STITCHED
LEATHER CHRONOGRAPH STRAP WITH DEPLOYMENT

THIS WAKMANN IS AWESOME

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LUCERNE ALARM
DUAL CROWNS SINGLE MAIN
ONE JEWEL

COMPLETED

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LUCERNE
WATCH REPAIRED
BASE METAL CASE HAD TO BE RE-PLATED RATHER THAN POLISHED
REPLACED > WINDING PINION > SERVICED > ALL FEATURES WORK

PULL TOP CROWN TO SET TIME
TURN BOTTOM CROWN CLOCKWISE TO WIND BOTH WATCH/ALARM
TURN BOTTOM COUNTER CLOCKWISE TO SET ALARM SETTING DIS
C

NEEDS STRAP

PROBLEM WITH LUCERNE ALARM WATCH

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FOR COSTS AND FIGURES TO RESTORE, OVERHAUL, REPAIR, CHANGE PARTS,
REPLACE PARTS, REFINISH DIALS RE ILLUMINATE HANDS & DIALS, SUPPLY 5 STRAPS, 24K GOLD
AND NICKEL PLATING, PROVIDE BASIC APPRAISED VALUES COSTS PER
TIME PIECE AND CASH DISCOUNTS CLICK HERE

COMPLETED

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WALTHAM
REPLACED OFF-SET PINION WITH USED PART
OVERHAULED & SERVICED
POLISH & GOLD RE-PLATE CASE
POLISHED CRYSTAL & RE-ILLUMINATED DIAL
GENUINE LEATHER PADDED DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED SIZE LONG
EXACT COPY OF 1970 WALTHAM LEATHER STRAP

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COMPLETED

BULOVA A-II
WITH NON-HACKING MOVEMENT
[NOTE: THERE WERE SOME ISSUED NON HACKERS]

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REPLATED CROWN

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NOTE: WE DO NOT STRIP AND RE-PLATE
THE WWII MIL ISSUE A-11 DUE TO AN

EXTREME LOSS IN VALUE.
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MOVEMENT OVERHAUL
KEEPS GREAT TIME

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COMPLETE MOVEMENT OVERHAUL
SERVICE – TIME – LUBRICATE
LIGHT CASE + CRYSTAL POLISH
RE-PLATE THE CROWN

NEEDS STRAP
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WWII GOV MILITARY WATCH BOOK
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ACTUAL PIC OF STRAP TAN WHITE OR OD GREEN

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NEW STRAP FOR BULOVA A-11
REMAKE OF THE WWII OD STRAP W/STEEL RINGS

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AS SEEN EPISODE 7-8-9 WWII “PACIFIC” MINISERIES

This strap may not work due to the fact the originals were size long one size fits all. This
remake does not have length size. And we are hoping it is OLIVE DRAB and not GREEN.

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BULOVA SINGLE CASE
TWO PART STEM
RADIUM DIAL

COMPLETED

Complete Overhaul:
Movement Overhaul, New Hair Spring
Case Restore
New Crystal
Hand Silicone Clean Dial
Re-Lume Numerals [AF-LUMINOVA WHITE]
Re-Lume Hands [AF-LUMINOVA WHITE]

WE UTILIZED A G-18 [18MM] MILITARY STRAP WITH KEEPERS THAT FIT UP TO SIZE 9 DUE TO THE FACT LUGS ARE 16MM AND THERE ARE FEW STRAPS THAT ARE LONG OR WOULD COMPLEMENT THIS WWII ERA SIGNED BULOVA SINGLE CASED WATERTIGHT WRIST WATCH AS WELL
AS THIS NATO G-18MM. IN ADDITION, IT MAKES THE WATCH LOOK
LARGER WATCH OWNERS HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR POSSIBLE MILITARY STRAPS.

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HAS NEW NATO STRAP. FITS UP TO 9

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COMPLETE

WALTHAM
US ORD

OVERHAULED SERVICED
CASE CLEANED NEW CRYSTAL
RESTORED DIAL NATO STRAP

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LONGINES
RADIUM DIALED
MILITARY WATCH
OVERHAULED SERVICED
CASE RESTORED
– NEEDS STRAP & DIAL RESTORE
RESTORED DIAL

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NATO STRAPS ARE THE ANSWER TO FINDING MIL STRAPS OVER 7.5. THE REMADE
TO ORIGINAL LOOK ON RIGHT IS AN 8.4. IF IT FITS DAVID CAN ORDER ONLINE
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COMPLETED

WITH
LEATHER POCKET FOB

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1940
WWII
BRITISH BROAD ARROW
RADIUM DIAL
WALTHAM POCKET WATCH

COMPLETED MODE
REQUIRES
NEW MAIN SPRING
NEW BALANCE – STAFF – HAIR SPRING

PARTS SHOULD BE IN AFTER HOLIDAY

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rock’s witches brew

electro clean

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nickel

applying 4th coat

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applying 6th coat

case restored

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note the radiation burns

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dial cleaned

original orange radium

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new used crystal

new balance hair & main spring

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awesome

British broad arrow WWII

this Waltham is completed and looking/running great
though overhauled and restored it is original overall

 

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VISIT TIMEFRAUDFOR A LOOK AT COUNTERFEITS
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AVIGATION WATCH”???

FAKE STAMPED DIAL LONGINES NEVER HAD A MIL CONTRACT THE A-7 WAS A 1930’S
SILVER POCKET WATCH TIMER CONVERSION

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PROPER DIAL
NOTE THE FACT
THE BELOW ARE FAKE STAMPED NOT IMPRINTED DIALS

   
 
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STAMPED DIAL NOT A WALTHAM THESE ARE FAKES SOLD ON EBAY

CHEAP NON HACK CURRENT SIMILAR MOVEMENTS

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NOTE THE W ON THE LONGINES CASE BACK.

 

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THE AS-7 WAS A LONGINES SILVER POCKET WATCH/TIMER THAT WAS THE FIRST US ISSUED AVIATION WATCH IN THE EARLY TO MID THIRTIES/ IT WAS SIGNED “AVIGATION” [AVIATION/NAVIGATION] not NAVIGATION AND THEY NEVER HAD A CONTRACT AFTER THIS RARE ISSUE.Y. IT WAS A POCKET WATCH/TIMER WITH THE TIMING STOP AND RESET FEATURE CONTROLLED THROUGH A BUTTON IN CENTER OF CROWN. IN OTHER WORDS A POCKET WATCH TIMER CONVERSION..

 

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ALL WATCHES GSW RESTORED
US GOV ISSUE VIETNAM WATCHES
CONVERSIONS AND TRENCH WATCHES
NON ISSUED AMERICAN WWII MILITARY WATCHES
INTRODUCTION TO ISSUED GERMAN MILITARY WATCHES
INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE MILITARY WATCHES
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH WWI WWII MILITARY WATCHES
INTRO DUCTION TO KOREAN WAR GLYCINE AIRMAN
A HISTORY OF AVIATORS WATCHES

GOLD JEWELRY SILVER JEWELRY SHOP WATCHES INVINCIBLE

HISTORIC DOCUMENTS
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emancipation emancipation orders-1639 gettysburg- iroquois-constitution japanese_
surrender.htm jefferson_inaugural.htm AND MORE

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IF YOU HAVE A WATCH REQUIRING REPAIR PLEASE NOTE GSW MWB ONLY PERFORMS REPAIRS WHEN RESTORING WATCHES. THUS, RARELY DO WE PERFORM REPAIRS JUST TO REPAIR A VINTAGE OR CLASSIC WATCH. WHICH MEANS A RESTORE OR A PARTIAL RESTORATION QUALIFIES. OCCASIONALLY ROCK WILL PERFORM A REPAIR ON A WATCH YOU OWN IF YOU ARE A PATRON WHO HAS INVESTED IN GSW OR YOU ARE AN AFFILIATED GSW/MWB/GSWW MEMBER. IF YOU ARE A PATRON, MEMBER OR WOULD LIKE TO BECOME ONE BY INVESTING IN A GSW RESTORATION OR HAVING YOUR TIME PIECE RESTORED.   REALIZE THAT ROCK PROVIDES DEDICATED TIME TO EVERY PATRON’S WORKS AND WHEN YOUR PROJECT COMES UP IN ROTATION, HE WORKS ONLY ON IT UNTIL IT IS COMPLETED, OR, IN SOME CASES, WHEN PARTS ARRIVE. TIME COULD BE 2 DAYS TO 6 WEEKS, DEPENDING ON THE VOLUME, WORK LOAD AND/OR PARTS REQUIRED.. THUS, IF YOU ARE A WATCH ENTHUSIAST, HAVE A VINTAGE WATCH OR COLLECTION YOU WOULD ENJOY DISCOVERING MAKE MODEL PRICING OR WHAT MAY BE WRONG WITH YOUR TIME PIECE OR RESTORATION.  WE OFFER A FREE SERVICE.  PLEASE FOLLOW RULES CLICK HERE

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NEW
MAR 7TH 2013

 

WE WILL BE POSTING
ANOTHER HALD DOZEN OR SO
MORE OF DAVID’S INCREDIBLE COLLECTION
SENT FOR RESTORATION

 

 

 


NEW
JAN 18TH 2013

THESE WERE SHIPPED END OF DECEMBER
ROCK IS NOW RESTORING/SERVICING THIS COLLECTION

THE FOLLOWING WATCHES ARE FROM
ONE PATRON’S [DAVID] COLLECTION

WILL UPDATE AS EACH TIME PIECE OF THIS INCREDIBLE
COLLECTION IS EVALUATED AND RESTORED

NOTE
PLATING WITH COPPER AND THEN 24KT GOLD WORKS ON BASE METALS
VINTAGE GOLD ON STEEL ON THE OTHER HAND IS ACTUALLY GOLD-FILLED
THERE ARE/WERE OTHER FACTORY PROCESSES FOR PLATING [FILLING] OVER STEEL

SET BRIDGE LEVER CLUTCH LUCERNE ALARM WATCH

 

THIS WEEMS WAS A BEAR. THOUGH PATRON SAID IT WAS RUNNING – ONCE CLEANED THE  HACKED 4TH WHEEL
SWEEP SECONDS WHEEL WOULD NOT FIT PROPERLY UNLESS PUSHED ALL THE WAY UNTIL IT BOTTOMED ONTO THE BRIDGE
IT HAD BEEN PEENED TO FIT A FEW TIMES IN THE PAST 80 YEARS THEN WAS EPOXIED ONTO THE SHAFT

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after cleaning and reassembly erratic operation led to tear down where sweep second wheel was found to be faulty

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invest in a stock main spring  – barrel reassembled   & placed in movement

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reassembly for the tenth? time LOL

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all together

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note: you cannot see the balance cross arms because it is humming along

new sweep wheel running against the second hand pinion and gear

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attached to client strap the lizard offers the impression of the watch being larger

note rock used paint and epoxy to fill the damage in bezel lock crown

 

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LONGINES WEEMS U.S.N.

SERVICE
DIAL-REPLACEMENT
SAME EXACT DIAL IN MATTE WHITE
CASE IS GOLD FILLED

RESTORE CASE
SERVICE
27mm w/o crown
LOCK AT 2

THIS ISA GOLD FILLED CASE/CROWNS. THE WEAR CANNOT BE REPAIRED ON CROWN. NEEDS AN  ORIGINAL. ALSO LARGE HACKED SWEEP SECONDS WHEEL IS BAD. NO REPLACEMENT AVAILABLE

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NOTE CROWN, WE BENT THE GOLD BACK AND HAND SMOOTHED
WOW CASE HANDS DIAL BAM!

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WHEEL IS BAD         OPTED FOR RERSTORER TO PERFECT ORIGINAL INCLUIDING FONT

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AFTER THIRD TEAR DOWN WHEEL IS FROM A MOVADO

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MIXED BLACK PAINT WITH EPOXY TO COVER DAMAGE

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IT IS 9:30 FEB 1 2013. I AM COMPLETLY REBUILDING THE WEEMS MOVEMENT FOR THE THIRD TIME
WE TRIED THREE WHEELS BUT THEY HAVE NOT WORKED. WEEMS RUNS BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN SHE STOPS DUE TO WHEEL. IF IT WORKS FINE, IF NOT, WE WILL HOLD OFF FEE FOR SERVICE
JUST BLILL FOR THE REST OF THE WORK, AND PLACE THE WHEEL ON OUR LIST. THEN PATRON CAN SHIP BACK. THE WATCH OPERATES FINE BUT THAT STOPPING HAS TO BE FIXED. IT WILL TAKE 4 TO 6 MONTHS TO FIND THE PART AND A CROWN. WE WOULD MAKE ONE BUT CANNOT FIND A CROWN WITH THE EXACT PARTICULARS, DIAL IS STUNNING. THE OLD ONE WAS NOT FADED., IT WAS DAMAGED, 85% OF PAINT GONE.U

 

 

 

 

 

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2 styles
early  27.7 mm locking crown at 2 pos
later 33mm locking crown at 4 pos

In 1929,Captain Philip Van Horn Weems of the U.S. Navy (1889-1979), designed a  system for navigation along with a Second Setting Watch watch that used a rotating exterior bezel or center dial with minutes/seconds chapter ring to synchronise the watch to the second using the radio time signal without adjusting the hands, This design incorporated a second “locking” crown that allowed the user to lock down the rotating bezel at the precise timing on the bezel.

Captain Philip Van Horn Weems designed the “Weems System of Navigation” in 1927 – the   year Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic. His “system” employed a modified sextant taking two “shots” of the sun, allied to an accurate time reading from his “Second Setting Watch”, followed by making reference to the tables in the Line of Positions book. (The Line of Position book provided extensive charts with precalculated positions; allowing a pilot to look up the positions quickly and easily, instead of performing the complicated calculations himself.)

Unless your watch had a hacking seconds-hand, [THE A II PILOTS WWII WATCH W/HACK WOULD BE INTRODUCED TEN YEARS LATER] along with precise timekeeping and you’ve set it correctly in the first place, with the help of a radio signal, you can be out by a few seconds at any given time. And a few seconds at air speeds and over great distances can prove dangerous, if not fatal.

Weems system along with his invention of the Second Setting Watch enabled pilots and navigators to read truly accurate time directly from the watch face during an era when chronometric precision was cotly and rare.

In 1929, in partnership with Longines, Weems registered a patent for this design. Longines produced the original “WEEMS” with locking crown  2 position [same size as U.S. GOV MIL WWII  A-II PILOTS WATCH].and added the larger model with locking crown at 4 position,

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HOURS ANGLE WATCH
MODERN VERSION

A note of interest, Charles A. Lindbergh, who was a pupil of Weems, used the concept as an additional feature in his Hour Angle Watch. This patent was registered in 1935.

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WWII JAEGER LECOULTRE BRITISH G.S.T.P. BROADARROW

RESTORE CASE
RESTORE DIAL W/O ALTERING OR REPAINTING
RE-ILLUMINATE HAND
MOVEMENT IS LIKE MINT NEW

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DIAL HAD TONS OF GREASE ADDED TO

” MAKE IT LOOK BETTER?”
“KILL WHAT LOOKS LIKE MOLD/ALGAE?”

THIS WAS CRAZY.
EXTREMELY RARE WWII DIAL,
EVERYTHING WAS RATIONED
IT IS SO THIN IT IS LIKE A WAFER
THIS SUPER THIN METAL DIAL WITH ENAMEL IS
ATTACHED WITH TWO MINUTE SCREWS THROUGH DIAL.
NOTE SHINY AREAS.
THAT’S NASTY STICKY THICK GREASE LIKE SUBSTANCE!!!

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HERE ROCK IS CLEANING THE GREASE OFF WITH HIS
“SPECIAL SAUCE”

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BAM

WILL TOUCH UP MARKERS –  NUMBERS
AND RE-ILLUMINATE
AND
RE-ILLUMINATE  HANDS

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WOW, NOW, WRITE THIS DOWN

A PAPER DIAL
THAT IS CORRECT
RARE 1945 WITH RAW MATERIALS FOR WAR ONLY
THIS DIAL HAS A 1MM METAL BACK THEN PAPER
THEN A CELLULOID FINISH WITH PAINTED NUMERALS
I AM GLAD WE DID NOT MAKE A NEWE ONE

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TWO SCREW SERE ONE LEFT OF 3?
TINY! LIKE THE DOLLAR WATCHES
NOTICE THE SHINY CELLULOID FINISH??

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OILED SERVICED

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NO!!! IS THIS THE SAME WATCH!
GSTP
BROADARROW?

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OH! FORGET BUFFING THE CASE! IT IS SILVER PLATE OVER BRASS/
TRUST ME, I LIGHT BUFFED AND BRASS

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BUT

IT LOOKS LIKE A MILLION BUCKS

I RE PLATEDOT

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I DID SAY KILLER?

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LOVE IT

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JUST DO NOT LEAVE IT…………

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I WORK ON UP TO 6 WATCHES AT ONCE!

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GSW SUPPLIED A FREE LEATHER POCKET FOB

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ROLEX “OYSTER WATCH COMPANY”
RADIUM DIAL MILITARY

RESTORE CASE
RE-ILLUMINATE HANDS
DIAL IS RADIUM
REMOVING EXISTING RADIUM WOULD LEAVE SIGNES OF THIS EFFORT
WE WILL ATTEMPT TO ILLUMINATE OVER RADIUM NUMERALS
NEW CRYSTAL

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I AM TALKING OUTSIDE THE FEW DINGS WE HAD TO LWEAVE, THIS BABY LOOKS MINTY
WE USED ORIGINAL PLATES AND FONTS  IT IS WOW

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YES, IT GLOWS

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DID YOU SEE THE CASE BACK? THIS IS HAND FILED
THEN NO FLEX SHAFT! 5 SHEETS GRADED SAND PAPER THEN BUFF
NOTE IT IS NOT HIGH SHINE? LOOKS LIKE WHEN IT WAS DELIVERED

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NICE

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WOW. TOOK 3 HOURS
I RERMOVED LIKE 40% BUT YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT EVEN COMPARED WITH A MINT CASE. THE SMALL DINGS HAD TO BE LEFT

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JUST WHAT THE DOC ORDERED

 

 

A PATRON SUPPLIED BREITLING LEATHER STRAP WAS PLACED ON THIS BEAUTY
ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT IT IS STAINLESS STEEL AND THE WATCH CASE IS GOLD FILLED
IT IS  FACT THAT GOLD PLATING WILL NOT ADHERE TO STAINLESS STEEL
THERE IS A COMPLICATED PROCESS FOR FACTORY PLATING ON SS.
 

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BREITLING 3 REGISTER VALJOUX CHRONOGRAPH

SERVICE MOVEMENT, REPAIR PROBLEM WITH CHRONOGRAPH RUNNING BUT NO ABILITY TO STOP OR RETURN CENTER SECONDS TO CENTER.  POLISH CASE, PLATE 24KT YG OVER GOLD FILLED CASE. POLISH CASE BACK.

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1/19/13
REPAIRED & SERVICED
CASE POLISHED THEN PLATED 24KT
RE-LUMED TRITIUM HANDS/DIAL DOTS

NOTE: HAS DOUBLE MILITARY STYLE CASE WITH INTERNAL CASE
THIS WAS ALSO POLISHED TO REMOVE THE ABOVE SCUFFING 

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OK. THIS BABY HAD THE GOLD FINISH WORN OFF
SHE RAN, BUT BUTTONS TO CONTROL START STOP [TOP]
RESET TO 12 [BOTTOM]

THOUGH THE WATCH RAN FINE, AND CENTER SECONDS WORKED, AND THE RESET WORKED, ..THE START-STOP FUNCTION CONTROLLED BY THE TOP PUSHER WAS NOT WORKING. I OVERHAULED THE MOVEMENT AND BECAUSE THESE ARE VALJOUX BASED, I HAD THE NEW PARTS  TO REPAIR THE START/STOP MECHANISMS.

NOTE THE PUSHER CAPS. THEY ARE REPLACEMENTS. THEY DID NOT COME WITH THIS CASE.  IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET NEW ONES. PERIOD. JULESBOREL NOR OTTO FREI DID NOT HAVE THEM.. YOU CAN SEE THEY DO NOT COVER THE PUSHERS.

NOW, IF YOU DID NOT READ THIS, THEY WOULD BE FINE..

THEY WORK NOW. THE START AND STOP FEELS TIGHT, BUT ALL IS WELL.

WHAT A WONDERFUL WATCH AND THE CASE FINISH? 6 HOURS!.

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WHAT A BEAUTY
TRIPLE REGISTER, DAY DATE MONTH WAKMANN CHRONOGRAPH

[VALJOUX]

SERVICE POLISH CASE BACK.
RESTORED CASE

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RESTORED CASE
COPPER THEN 24KT GOLD

POLISHED CASE BACK
LARGE SCRATCH IS TOO DEEP TO REMOVE

CLEANED DIAL
SERVICE
RE-ILLUMINATE

1/22/13

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GSW SUPPLIED A FREE VINTAGE CONTRAST STITCHED
LEATHER CHRONOGRAPH STRAP WITH DEPLOYMENT

THIS WAKMANN IS AWESOME

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LUCERNE ALARM
DUAL CROWNS SINGLE MAIN
ONE JEWEL

COMPLETED

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LUCERNE
WATCH REPAIRED
BASE METAL CASE HAD TO BE RE-PLATED RATHER THAN POLISHED
REPLACED > WINDING PINION > SERVICED  > ALL FEATURES WORK

PULL TOP CROWN TO SET TIME
TURN BOTTOM CROWN CLOCKWISE TO WIND BOTH WATCH/ALARM
TURN BOTTOM COUNTER CLOCKWISE TO SET ALARM SETTING DIS
C

NEEDS STRAP

PROBLEM WITH LUCERNE ALARM WATCH

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FOR COSTS AND FIGURES TO RESTORE, OVERHAUL, REPAIR, CHANGE PARTS,
REPLACE PARTS, REFINISH DIALS  RE ILLUMINATE HANDS & DIALS, SUPPLY 5 STRAPS, 24K GOLD
AND NICKEL PLATING, PROVIDE BASIC APPRAISED VALUES COSTS PER
TIME PIECE AND CASH DISCOUNTS CLICK HERE

 

COMPLETED

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WALTHAM
REPLACED OFF-SET PINION WITH USED PART
OVERHAULED & SERVICED
POLISH & GOLD RE-PLATE CASE
POLISHED CRYSTAL & RE-ILLUMINATED DIAL
GENUINE LEATHER PADDED DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED SIZE LONG
EXACT COPY OF 1970 WALTHAM  LEATHER STRAP

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COMPLETED

BULOVA A-II
WITH NON-HACKING MOVEMENT
[NOTE: THERE WERE SOME ISSUED NON HACKERS]

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REPLATED CROWN

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NOTE: WE DO NOT STRIP AND RE-PLATE
THE WWII MIL ISSUE A-11 DUE TO AN

EXTREME LOSS IN VALUE.
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MOVEMENT OVERHAUL
KEEPS GREAT TIME
 

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COMPLETE MOVEMENT OVERHAUL
SERVICE – TIME – LUBRICATE
LIGHT CASE + CRYSTAL POLISH
RE-PLATE THE CROWN

NEEDS STRAP
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WWII GOV MILITARY WATCH BOOK
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ACTUAL PIC OF STRAP TAN WHITE OR OD GREEN
 

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NEW STRAP FOR BULOVA A-11
REMAKE OF THE WWII OD STRAP W/STEEL RINGS

 

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AS SEEN EPISODE 7-8-9  WWII “PACIFIC” MINISERIES

 

This strap may not work due to the fact the originals were size long one size fits all. This
remake does not have length size. And we are hoping it is OLIVE DRAB and not GREEN.

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BULOVA SINGLE CASE
TWO PART STEM
RADIUM DIAL

COMPLETED

Complete Overhaul:
Movement Overhaul, New Hair Spring
Case Restore
New Crystal
Hand Silicone Clean Dial
Re-Lume Numerals  [AF-LUMINOVA WHITE]
Re-Lume Hands           [AF-LUMINOVA WHITE]

WE UTILIZED A G-18 [18MM] MILITARY STRAP WITH KEEPERS THAT FIT UP TO SIZE 9 DUE TO THE FACT LUGS ARE 16MM AND THERE ARE FEW STRAPS THAT ARE LONG OR WOULD COMPLEMENT THIS WWII ERA SIGNED BULOVA SINGLE CASED WATERTIGHT WRIST WATCH AS WELL
AS THIS NATO G-18MM. IN  ADDITION, IT MAKES THE WATCH LOOK
LARGER WATCH OWNERS HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR POSSIBLE MILITARY STRAPS. 

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HAS NEW NATO STRAP. FITS UP TO 9

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COMPLETE

WALTHAM
US ORD

OVERHAULED SERVICED
CASE CLEANED NEW CRYSTAL
RESTORED DIAL NATO STRAP

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LONGINES
RADIUM DIALED
MILITARY WATCH
OVERHAULED SERVICED
CASE RESTORED
– NEEDS STRAP & DIAL RESTORE
RESTORED DIAL

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NATO STRAPS ARE THE ANSWER TO FINDING MIL STRAPS OVER 7.5. THE REMADE
TO ORIGINAL LOOK ON RIGHT IS AN 8.4. IF IT FITS DAVID CAN ORDER ONLINE
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COMPLETED

WITH
LEATHER POCKET FOB

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1940
WWII
BRITISH BROAD ARROW
RADIUM DIAL
WALTHAM POCKET WATCH

COMPLETED MODE
REQUIRES
NEW MAIN SPRING
NEW  BALANCE – STAFF – HAIR SPRING

PARTS SHOULD BE IN AFTER HOLIDAY

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rock’s witches brew

electro clean

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nickel

applying 4th coat

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applying 6th coat

case restored

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note the radiation burns

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dial cleaned

original orange radium

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new used crystal

new balance hair & main spring

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awesome

British broad arrow WWII

this Waltham is completed and looking/running great
though overhauled and restored it is original overall

 

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