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CHRONOGRAPH A RETOUR GEISMAR JAPANESE WWII WATCHES

    GEISMAR JAPANESE WWII WATCHES   ROCK’S PARADISE   VINTAGE & MILITARY WATCHES & FINE JEWELRY   CHRONOGRAPH A RETOUR GEISMAR With Breitling 639 Base This Bomber stopwatch mechanism was considered specialized equipment utilized by many European Airforce in the 1920’s and ’30s. Producers included **Breitling, Minerva, Leonidas, Universal, Zenith, and **Geismar The French[…]

EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA INVESTED BY ALPINA

      GSW goldsmithworks.com contact rock through facebook! Date/Report Number …..120811.LWW Item:  EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA               PURCHASED BY THE ALPINA COMPANY PLEASE USE THE URL BELOW TO VIEW THE IMAGES http://lsyf.com/download/military-id/GERMAN-EIGENTUM-DER-FLIEGERTRUPPEN.pdf ALPINA ca. 1915: 182597 WITH MILITARY BLACK DIAL SIGNED EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA WITH 60 MINUTE OUTER TRACK[…]

ROCKS EMBEDDED GALLERIA

From Watches To Jewelry To Wood Works To Shop Work By The Rock & Crew!

11TH-AIR-BORNE-WWII-VIETNAM

  THE ANGELS 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION WWII 11TH PACIFIC THEATER VIETNAM MID-EAST   GO AND VIEW 300 PHOTOS OF THE 11TH IN WWII             THE BEST  MILITARY-WATCH-BOX™ ASSEMBLED       REPRESENTING THE VERY AIRBORNE TROOPERS WHOSE ACTIONS PAVED THE ROAD FOR MANY BANDS OF BROTHERS TO EXIST ******************************************************  […]

AWESOME-WWII-RESTORATIONS

***********************   WE POSTED ANOTHER DOZEN OR SO OF DAVID’S INCREDIBLE COLLECTION   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[…]

APPRAISING

HECK! ENOUGH OF THAT BASIC STUFF I , ROCK, JUST SET UP A HEAP OF GENUINE APPRAISALS! BASIC FACTS ABOUT JEWELRY APPRAISAL & INSURANCE REPLACEMENT VALUE APPRAISAL APPRAISAL TO SELL YOUR JEWELRY JEWELRY INSURANCE & CARE INSURANCE COMPANIES REPLACEMENT VALUE APPRAISAL A REPLACEMENT APPRAISAL IS WRITTEN TO COVER THE EXACT AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID FOR[…]

50 best restorations

50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 of rocks best restorations back when 50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 best restorations Save Save Save Save

40 AWESOME RESTORES

40 AWESOME RESTORES HERE IS A LINK TO AN AWESOME WATCH SERIES THAT YO’ALL HAVE BEEN BUGGING ME TO PROVIDE OVER THE YEARS. I OFFER THESE IN WHAT EVER MODEL I CAN RESTORE; WHEN EVER I CAN GET MY HANDS ON ONE; WHEN EVER; AS I STATED; I CAN SNATCH ONE UP!! THEY DO NOT[…]

ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END

ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END CONCORD    POLJOT CHRONO PILOTG   MEPA  ELMIRA JERMICO           ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END HELBROS OMEGA  MIDO CORUM ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END     LE COULTRE   COUREVO ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END COURVEO JULES JERGENSON   JACKY ICKX     ARNEX    SEIKO   ROLEX CHRONO[…]

WATCHES OPERATING VIDEO

  GOLDSMITHWO SUWANEE, GA, USA, 30024 Watch For Sale Need Help ID Value? 35000 WATCH  IMAGES 25000 PAGES ONLINE 24/7 GOLDSMITHWATCHWORKS.COM GOLDSMITHWORKS.COM     MILITARYWATCHBOX.COM LSYF.COM TIMEFRAUD.COM          GOLDSMITHTRAINING.COM  1947 – 1949 WHAT MAKES A FINE WATCH FINE [this video tajke you into the most fabulous era of watch making when a time piece ruled and[…]

goldsmithworks and rock restoring seiko dive watch

WHOM DO YOU WANT TO RESTORE YOUR SEIKO WATCHES 1890 T0 1990 ,, Seiko is one of a few rare companies that made everything for their watches. From Cases, Dials, Movements and Tools, TO Oils, Grease, Repair Equipment, Straps, Bands, Bracelets, Crowns, everything was designed, created manufactured in house. SOME PARTS WERE PROBABLY IMPORTED SEIKO[…]

1940 WWII KOREA VIETNAM WYLER FLOATING BEZEL AIRMAN WATCH

  GOLDSMITHWORKS IN BIZ FOR 30 YEARS ONLINE SINCE 1992 WATCH SALES  REPAIRS RESTORATIONS APPRAISALS TAKE A LOOK AT OUR ONLINE PICTURES 45000 PICTURES IN 452 ALBUMS GOOGLE PICTURE SITE ***************************************** WYLER WYLER-101SR-29MM WWII 11TH AIRBORNE DEPLETED RADIUM DIAL MILITARY INCAFLEX JUMP WATCH 29.3 MM W/O CROWN WITH FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH ALL PICTURES[…]

WWII 1941 MILITARY DIALED MIDO MULTIFORT BUMPER

      *************************************************** RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-Luminova ***************************** READY TO WEAR RESTORED & OVERHAULED 1941 WWII MILITARY DIALED MIDO MULTIFORT SUPERAUTOMATIC WITH 17J MIDO 817 BUMPER AND ALL STAINLESS STEEL CASE WITH STAINLESS STEEL WWII SPRING BAND WITH FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH HISTORY AND ASSOCIATED INFORMATION OUTLINED BELOW AND FREE ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED[…]

WWII HELIOS 24HR SWEEPS

  WWII HELIOS 24HR SWEEPS RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-Luminova ***************************** READY TO WEAR WWII HELIOS 24HR SWEEPS RESTORED & OVERHAULED WWII ERA WITH HACKED SWEEP SECONDS REAPPEARED DURING VIETNAM ERA HELIOS MILITARY DIALED 17J WITH FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH HISTORY AND ASSOCIATED INFORMATION OUTLINED BELOW AND FREE ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY WITH 19.00 US[…]

1968 PX BX RR VIETNAM ERA WYLER MILITARY STYLE DIVE WATCH

  GSW  PICASA WATCH GALLERY GSWW WATCHES *************************************************** READY TO WEAR VINTAGE RESTORED & OVERHAULED EXCELLENT  CONDITION 1968 PX/BX-R&R VIETNAM ERA WYLER MILITARY STYLE DIVE WATCH WITH BALLISTIC NYLON OLIVE DRAB G-18 MILITARY STRAP WITH KEEPERS FITS 6 TO 9 *******************************************  YOU ALSO RECEIVE FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY FREE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO[…]

german wwii military watches

  GERMAN-MILITARY-WATCHES.pdf THE QUESTIONS THAT FACE BOTH BUYER AND SELLER OF VINTAGE WWII GERMAN MILITARY WATCHES IS THEIR AUTHENTICATION. I MUST SAY, IF YOU INVEST IN A WATCH THAT IS BLACK DIALED, HAS OLD DEAD RADIUM ILLUMINATED NUMBERS AND HANDS, A SUB SECONDS REGISTER ABOVE THE 6 POSITION, HAS A STEEL OR CHROME CASE WITH[…]

HISTORIC WEEMS LONGINES BEST

[auction-nudge tool=”listings”] GOLDSMITHWORKS HAS BEEN ONLINE TRADING & RESTORING WATCHES SINCE 1992 SINCE JOINING EBAY TEN YEARS AGO WE- HAVE POSTED OVER 150,000 PERMANENT  IMAGES PLUS HISTORIES OF ALL OF OUR RESTORATIONS PICASA -PHOTO BUCKET -GOOGLE   WE MAINTAIN 13 WEBSITES PROVIDING OUR PATRONS WITH FREE DETAILED   INFORMATION, HISTORY/CLEAR PICS ON WATCHES RESTORED THE LAST[…]

DOES THE CASE HAVE TO BE CUSHION NO THE PERSHING

BEFORE A FORUM DODO BIRD SWEEPS IN TO “HELP” BY INFORMING US  IT AIN’T SO…. ALLOW ME TO INFORM YOU OF THE HISTORY OF THE 48 STAR AMERICAN SHEILD W/EAGLE AND PORCELAINE DIAL.   AN ELGIN POCKET WATCH -WITH PERSHING DIAL-   AFTER RESTORING OVER 200 PERSHING DIALED WATCHES, WE CONCLUDED THAT, THOUGH ELGIN PRODUCED[…]

WWII NAZI LUFTWAFFE HACKING SWEEP SECONDS ALPINA

THE RAREST WWII GERMAN WATCH A SMALL RUN OF THESE POCKET WATCHES WERE MADE IN GERMANY BY ALPINA   HONORING   HITLER.–\FEW SURVIVED  FEWER STILL ACTUALLR RUN DUE TO PARTS THIS ALPINA WAS/IS NOT SIMPLY A FASHION OR HONOR WATCH THE FACT THIS ALPINA HAS A MILITARY  HACKED SWEEP SECONDS HAND AND THIS RARE MILITARY GRADE[…]

WALTHAM GENUINE TRENCH

WALTHAM GENUINE TRENCH MILITARY ILLUMINATED 24HR VERSION WITH CRYSTAL GUARD RED 12, RED 24HR CHAPTER ORIGINAL HANDS INCLUDING FITTING  TAILED SUB SECONDS HAND OUTLINED  ILLUMINATED RAILROAD NUMERALS LIKE KITCHENER MILITARY STRAPS ONE TONGUE IS LONGER THE ONE THAT IS TO RIGHT/ABOVE WHEN WEARING ON LEFT ARM, THIS ALLOWED THE SOLDIER TO PLACE OVER CUFF, JACKET[…]

VIETNAM ERA RED CROSS HELIOS CUFF STLE

FACT. GOLDSMITHWORKS HAS BEEN ONLINE TRADING & RESTORING WATCHES SINCE 1992 SINCE JOINING EBAY TEN YEARS AGO, WE HAVE OFFERED OUR VINTAGE TIME EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE WITH EB WE HAVE ALSO POSTED OVER 150,000 IMAGES OF OUR RESTORATIONS PICASA -PHOTO BUCKET -GOOGLE FREE WARRANTY AND APPRAISAL VERIFYING THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR TIME PIECES 13 WEBSITES PROVIDING[…]

CASA BLANCA BUCHERER FREE FRENCH NURSE

   CASA BLANCA BUCHERER FREE FRENCH NURSE     CASA BLANCA BUCHERER FREE FRENCH NURSE THIS PIECE IS READY TO WEAR EVERY DAY TIME PIECE NOTE. CASABLANCA THE MOVIE I RECENTLY WATCHED THE MOVIE AND HIJACKED SOME FRAMES. WOW, PLUM FULL OF FREE FRENCH MATERIAL. IMPORTANT THEME THROUGH OUT THE FILM. IN FACT THE FILM[…]

German_WWII

GERMAN-MILITARY-WATCHES.pdf           GERMAN WWII ARMY SWEEP SECONDS INTELLIGENCE WATCH **************************************** BELOW IS PHOTO OF GENUINE DI-H ABOVE WAS POSTED ONLINE AS IS *************************************** I HAVE HAD ONLY TWO OF THESE IN 20 YEARS THE GERMAN MILITARY PROPERTY MARK”DI SERIAL H” WAS UTILIZED FOR THE ARMY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE MORE GERMAN WWII WATCH[…]

military_issue_watch_or_not_1

  THE TRUE HISTORY OF MILITARY WATCHES!  I HAVE LONG TAUGHT THAT WATCH COMPANIES NEVER EVER GAVE UP MAKING AND MARKETING MILITARY WATCHES DIRECTLY TO SOLDIERS. FROM THE TROOPERS & OFFICERS IN THE CIVIL WAR  TO THE MARINES ON THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI TO THE MEN WHO FOUGHT THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR FROM THE PHILIPPINES[…]

military_issue_watch_or_not_2

  MILITARY WATCHES PART TWO INCLUDES A GREAT DETAILED LISTING!   ALL TIME PIECES RESTORED BY GOLDSMITHWORKS all watches restored by GOLDSMITHWORKS  GOLDSMITHWORKS USED TO INVEST IN 60 TO 70% OF OUR BASE TIME PIECES FOR RESTORATIONS EXCLUSIVELY ON EBAY ASSISTING OTHER VINTAGE WATCH DEALERS ON EBAY KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY THEN OFFER THEM[…]

military_issue_watch_or_not_4

      FACTS CONCERNING MILITARY VS PRIVATE WWI THROUGH VIETNAM http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/military_issue_watch_or_not_1/ ACTUAL DIRECT WWII WATCHES RESTORED BY ROCK/GSW http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/military_issue_watch_or_not_2/ WWI/WWII JAPAN/GERMAN/SWISS WATCHES  BY ROCK/GSW http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/military_issue_watch_or_not_3/ ACTUAL WWII/VIETNAM/SWISS/US/RESTORED BY ROCK/GSW http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/military_issue_watch_or_not_4/   MARCH 01,2015 CLICK BELOW FOR DAVID’S VINTAGE RESTORED DIRECT TO PUBLIC/SOLDIER MILITARY WATCHES NOT ALL OF THESE ARE MILITARY, BUT THE MAJORITY ARE[…]

OnePatronFiftyWWII-Restorations

      OCT 30TH 2014   MARCH 01,2015 CLICK BELOW FOR DAVID’S VINTAGE RESTORED MILITARY WATCHES PDF! 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 EDUCATION PDF STORED POCKET TRENCH CONVERSIONS VIETNAM US GOV ISSUE WATCHES GERMAN SUBMARINE[…]

WWII MILITARY WATCH RESTORATION COLLECTION

Vintage Time Re Vintage Time Re-Made In America ™ THIS GSW  TRADE MARK IS NOW A NEW INFORMATION AND WATCH SERVICES WEBSITE. CLICK ABOVE FOR TRANSPORTATION. BE SURE YOU BOOK MARK THE SITE GOLDSMITHWORKS GOLDSMITHWATCHWORKS MILITARYWATCHBOX State Licensed Precious Metal, Gemstone & 2nd Hand Dealer Turning Your Old Jewelry Into Something New ™ Vintage Time[…]

Celebrating-82-Airborne-WWI-Vietnam

        ROCK’S CUFF WATCH SYSTEMS DESIGN #902.7 A WIDER SPRING BAR HOLD DOWN STRAP WAS INSTALLED PRIOR TO THE PICTURES BEING TAKEN NOTE PICS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TIME PIECE HMT MANUEL WIND WATCH BROADARROW W/HEAVY LUME RE-ILLUMINATION HAD TO COVER ORIGINAL LUME OR FULL REMOVAL TO BRASS RESTORATION OF THE[…]

1936 JAPAN MILITARY SEIKOSHA TAVERNS

JAPANESE IMPERIAL WWII WATCHES   HATTORI SEIKOSHA NAVAL POCKET/DECK WATCH 1936 JAPAN MILITARY SEIKOSHA TAVERNS *************************************************** GSW JEWELRY   *************************************************** READY TO WEAR ORIGINAL CONDITION 1936-1943 IMPERIAL JAPAN SEIKOSHA IMPERIAL MILITARY NAVAL DECK WATCH 44 MM ACROSS 66 MM BOTTOM TO TOP BALE *******************************************  YOU ALSO RECEIVE FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY FREE APPRAISAL[…]

HATTORI SEIKOSHA SEIKO HISTORY PICS

  74 **************************************************** AT BOTTOM IS A LINK TO THE FULL SEIKO CREATED PDF NOTE SOME ITEMS ARE OFF, NOT LISTED OR AGE IS OFF. SUCH AS THE 1950 TANK STYLE IT WAS MADE 1920’S TO 1945 FOR ACTUAL GREAT PICS BY GSW PLACE THIS IN GOOGLE   CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE   ABOVE[…]

BUMPER-ROTOR-MICRO-ROTOR-AUTOMATIC-WATCHES

BUMPER-ROTOR-MICRO-ROTOR-AUTOMATIC-WATCHES   MilitaryWatchBox.COM  GoldSmithWorks.COM    GoldSmithWatchWorks.COM ************************************************************* An automatic or self-winding watch is a mechanical watch that winds the mainspring with a pendulam/rotor/weight through the natural wrist motion of the wearer’s arm. There are three designes that evolved, the 180 BUMPER, the 360 ROTOR, and the MICRO-ROTOR. All self winding watches have a PENDULUM –[…]

JIM HILL WAKMANN SPLIT SEC

 JIM HILL WAKMANN SPLIT SEC  READY TO WEAR FULLY OVERHAULED & SERVICED EXCELLENT CONDITION JIM HILL WAKMANN 17 JEWEL HORSEMEN’S LEMANIA RATTRAPANTE CHRONOGRAPH LWO 1900 19N20 WITH ENAMELED JOCKEY RIDING RACE HORSE WITH WATCH BOX AWESOME HAMMERED AND CHASED BRASS AND COPPER COVERED GLASS DISPLAY STORAGE BOX THE WAKMANN LEMANIA RATTRAPANTE THIS SPECIAL WAKMANN LEMANIA[…]

VIETNAM 1965 THE AIRMAN

<207-2013 WE HAD ONLY 3 NEGATIVE & 2 NEUTRAL FEED BACKS IN 10 YEARS WITH 2500 TRANSACTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND NO NEGATIVE/NEUTRAL FOR THE 8000 PRIVATE TRANSACTIONS < CHECK THE FEED BACK!!!! TELL ME WHAT STORE EVER HAD THAT TYPE OF RECORD SELLING USED WATCHES OR USED CARS OR ANYTHING USED, OLD AND MECHANICAL–REGARDLESS OF IT’S RESTORATIONS[…]

BABE RUTH

RARE 1947 [ONE YEAR BEFORE BABE RUTH PASSED AWAY] LIMITED PRODUCTION BABE RUTH WRIST WATCH HIGHLY DETAILED HAND PAINTED *RADIUM DIAL *RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT CASED IN AN EXCELLENT CONDITION RARE NUMBERED PROFESSIONALLY RE-PLATED CHROME OVER BASE REVERSE SPRING BAR TOP LINE CASE W/SCREW DOWN SS CASE BACK WITH MINT CONDITION GENERAL WATCH[…]

LANCET TRENCH AND OTHERS

*************************************************** READY TO WEAR SERVICED RESTORED OVERHAULED 1914/15 LONDON IMPORT MILITARY TRENCH WATCH .925 SILVER HALLMARK LONDON – IMPORT – DATE COMPOSITION WITH THREE FINGER BRIDGE 15 JEWEL MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT CASE IS 34.4 MM ACROSS W/OUT CROWN 47.9 MM LUG TO LUG   ****************************************** GSW/MWB HAS RESTORED 85 TRENCH WATCHES IN THE LAST THREE[…]

CUERVO Y SOBRINOS CUBA

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JAPANESE GERMAN BRITISH MILITARY HEAVEN

  JAPANESE GERMAN BRITISH MILITARY HEAVEN   ROCK’S PARADISE   VINTAGE & MILITARY WATCHES & FINE JEWELRY KM & PANZER PARA JAPANESE WWII NAVY SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER RCAF WWII TRENCH TRENCH WYLER GERMAN WWII WWII HELBROS 24HR JAPANESE WWII CHRONO SEIKOSHA CHRONO WWII NAVY SUB TIMER WWII SEIKOSHA JULY 24 2003 WWII-IMPERIAL-JAPAN-SEIKOSHA-SEIKO-LUME-DIAL-MILITARY-WATCH JULY 24 2003[…]

history japanese wwii military watches

  A HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE MILITARY WATCH history japanese wwii military watches Imperial Japan 1930 – 1945 watches restored by GOLDSMITHWORKS Imperial Army Imperial Seal Seal & Flag Imperial Flag While Japan provided SEIKOSHA made, SWISS made & Hybrid [Japan Case/Dial, w/Swiss and Japanese Movement] watches, timers, ships watches and chronographs in limited numbers[…]

1937 JAPANESE IMPERIAL ARMY MWB

1937 JAPANESE IMPERIAL ARMY MWB THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTAR STUDIO & GALLERY & 5 WEBSITES ON A DEDICATED SERVER WITH OVER 30,000 PICTURES OF RESTORATIONS, AND HAVE OFFERED OUR SERVICES SINCE 1989 [JOINED THE INTERNET 1992], EBAY HAS BECOME OUR EXCLUSIVE MARKETING ENTITY FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL EXCLUSIVELY[…]

WWII JAPANESE SEIKOSHA CHRONOGRAPH

WWII JAPANESE SEIKOSHA CHRONOGRAPH     *************************************************** KM & PANZER PARA JAPANESE WWII NAVY SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER RCAF WWII TRENCH TRENCH WYLER GERMAN WWII WWII HELBROS 24HR JAPANESE WWII CHRONO SEIKOSHA CHRONO WWII NAVY SUB TIMER WWII SEIKOSHA ABOVE RED MEANS THEY ARE GONE ABOVE ARE SOME OF THE WATCHES FROM A VERY IMPORTANT ESTATE[…]

MOST VALUABLE SEIKO 6105 DIVE WATCH

THE MOST VALUABLE SEIKO 6105 DIVE WATCH IS THE 6105_*B-8000 WITH “PROOF” ON DIAL AND 6105B DAINISEIKOSHA CO LTD SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED JAPAN ON ROTOR ASSEMBLY * DENOTES THE MODEL WITH HACKING ABILITY index.html NOTE THE “PROOF” JAPAN 6105 -8000 T ON DIAL 6105B DAINISEIKOSHA CO LTD SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED JAPAN ROTOR WEIGHT[…]

4 SALE KANJI DIALED WWII JAPAN MIL TIMER

        >BELOW ARE THREE OF A DOZEN OR SO WATCHES FROM A VERY IMPORTANT WWII ESTATE COLLECTION THAT ROCK HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORING OR FULLY OVERHAULING. THESE WATCHES WILL BE OFFERED AS THEY ARE COMPLETED. *********************************** READY TO WEAR RESTORED & OVERHAULED ALL FEATURES WORKING VINTAGE WWII 1936-1945 KANJI DIAL SIGNED 3[…]

ORANGE TWIST ESPERANTO MULTI FUNCTION DIVER

      WELCOME TO GOLDSMITHWORKS EBAY STOREFRONT. GOLDSMITHWORKS AND MILITARY WATCH BOX, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA ARE STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALERS, JEWELERS, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, AND ARE IN$URED THROUGH JEWELERS MUTUAL. WE ARE A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, THE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,POLYGON, THE DIAMOND[…]

THE 82ND AIRBORNE CELEBRATED BIRTH IN WWI FRANCE

ROCK’S CUFF WATCH SYSTEMS DESIGN #902.7 300.00 WITH WARRANTY http://goldsmithtraining.com/WWI-FRANCE/    **************************************** *************************************************** THIS PRE-INTRO ESSAY CONCERNS THE INDIAN JAWAN PARA SHOCK MILITARY WATCHES WITH BROAD ARROW Jawan is a word in Hindi for SOLDIER. Jawan was registered as a trade mark by the ENGLISH ” West End Watch Co” founded by MM. Amstutz and[…]

MILITARY SPEC DTU-2A-P-MIL-W-3818B

TIMEFRAUD.COM IS IT COUNTERFEIT OR NOT HELP STOP INTERNET WATCH FRAUD TIMEFRAUD.COM                         USA MILITARY WATCH SPECIFICATIONS http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/MIL-W-46374F-1.pdf http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/files/1962-MIL-W-3818A-B.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/files/1962-MIL-W-3818A.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/files/1991-MIL-W-46374F.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/MIL-W-46374F-1.pdf http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/MIL-PRF-46374G.html http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/files/1962-MIL-W-3818A-B.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/1962-MIL-W-3818A.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/1991-MIL-W-46374F.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/military_timepiece_markings.htm PROOF US GOV DESIGNED THE MOISTURE CIRCLE ALSO MANY OTHER FEATURES INCLUDING MIL SPEC ONE [1] FOR[…]

1950 1990 HATTORI SEIKOSHA SEIKO DIVERS

WHOM DO YOU WANT TO RESTORE YOUR SEIKO WATCHES 1899 T0 1990 ,, Seiko is one of a few rare companies that made everything for their watches. From Cases, Dials, Movements and Tools, TO Oils, Grease, Repair Equipment, Straps, Bands, Bracelets, Crowns, everything was designed, created manufactured in house. SOME PARTS WERE PROBABLY IMPORTED SEIKO[…]

WWI 1914-1918 H Williamson ltd

  Welcome to GoldSmithWorks Fine Jewelry and Watch Ebay Store. GoldSmithWorks offers custom designed, one of a kind, life time creations and unique jewelry watches gemstones diamonds and repairs. GoldSmithWorks -turning your old jewelry into something new. Shipping Sales Repairs 800.438.6894 Ask For Rock       1st World War British Military Watch, General Services[…]

WWII MILITARY

WWII MILWWII MILITARY ITARY Vintage Time Re-Made In America ™ THIS GSW  TRADE MARK IS NOW A NEW INFORMATION AND WATCH SERVICES WEBSITE. CLICK ABOVE FOR TRANSPORTATION. BE SURE YOU BOOK MARK THE SITE GOLDSMITHWORKS GOLDSMITHWATCHWORKS MILITARYWATCHBOX State Licensed Precious Metal, Gemstone & 2nd Hand Dealer Turning Your Old Jewelry Into Something New ™ Vintage[…]

VINTAGE MODERN BRANDS

VINTAGE MODERN BRANDS 32 Degrees Restoration 3H Italia Restoration 5.11 Tactical Restoration A. Lange & Söhne Restoration a.b.art Restoration Accurate Restoration Accurist Restoration Accutime Restoration Accutron Restoration Ace Acro Restoration Adee Kaye Restoration Adidas Restoration Admes Restoration Adriatica Restoration Adrienne Vittadini Restoration Aeromatic 1912 Restoration Aeronautec Restoration Aerowatch Restoration Affluence Restoration Agassiz Restoration Airain Restoration[…]

480 PAGE VINTAGE WATCH MAKERS DICTIONARY

800.438.6894 1175 Buford Hgy Suite 120 Suwanee, Ga 30024 Open Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page[…]

AIRMAN SPECIAL

GLYCINE AIRMAN Founded by Eugène Meylan in 1914, Glycine produced watches at a factory in Bienne, Switzerland. Glycine began producing specialty ladies watches with precise, small movements in cases of gold and platinum dressed with diamonds and precious stones. In 1931 Glycine created an automatic movement based on the Hardwood 180 degree “Bumper” which had[…]

BAND OF BROTHER A-11 24HR MODE

  BAND OF BROTHER A-11 24HR MODE THERE WAS NO SPECIFICALLY A-11 24HR MODE BULOVA OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR 24HR WATCH   MADE FOR THE US ARMED FORCES EVER LET ALONE WWII NOR WAS IT Featured in Band of Brothers THIS POST IS FROM http://timefraud.com AND HAS PROTECTION FROM ANY COPYRIGHT THAT MAY BE ATTRIBUTED TO[…]

WWII-1944-JAPANESE-IMPERIAL-24HR-STEEL-POCKET-WATCH

     WWII-1944-JAPANESE-IMPERIAL-24HR-STEEL-POCKET-WATCH.htm 1175 Buford Highway. Suite 120 Suwanee, Georgia. 30024 www.goldsmithworks.com 770.831.1257 – 1.800.438.6894 Date/Report Number …..0103.FN21HY.04 Item:  1940 SEIKOSHA SEIKO IMPERIAL CONVERSION MILITARY WRIST WATCH WITH JAPANESE IMPERIAL MILITARY WRIST COMPASS Description of item: VINTAGE RARE 1930 – 1940 SEIKOSHA SEIKO IMPERIAL CONVERSION MILITARY WRIST WATCH WITH JAPANESE IMPERIAL MILITARY WRIST COMPASS IN KANJI[…]

DIALS

  TO RESTORE OR NOT RESTORE VINTAGE WATCH DIALS I like to say I am not a watchmaker .. rather a hacking master restoration expert restoring history. With over 35000 pictures, 1.2 mil Google requests every 15 days,+near 10,000 articles online. i am obsessive LOL. Thus I call upon only the best of the best.[…]

INVICTA RALLIES THE LEGIONS

  INVICTA RALLIES THE LEGIONS   A History Of Time: The Invincible Invicta copyright 2008 gsw/rock   I often labor for hours of time fixing time … many times I must take time just to fix time. Sometimes I must stop time. Or speed it up –and even slow it down. But most of all,[…]

THE INVICTA OF ROME

          A History Of Time: The Invincible Invicta copyright 2008 gsw/rock   I often labor for hours of time fixing time … many times I must take time just to fix time. Sometimes I must stop time. Or speed it up –and even slow it down. But most of all, I[…]

SUPERMAN GETS A MILITARYWATCHBOX

      SUPERMAN WATCH   READY TO WEAR VINTAGE 1968 EXCELLENT CONDITION DC SUPERMAN WATCH WITH NEW DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED AND PADDED VINTAGE STYLE BLACK LEATHER CHRONO STRAP IN A GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS CUSTOM SUPERMAN CROSS HISTORICAL SHADOW BOX 14 7/8 x 11 7/8 EXTERIOR 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 INTERIOR WITH 1977[…]

SILVER JEWELRY

modern contemporary vintage & collectible silver jewelry Silver Works MODERN CONTEMPORARY VINTAGE & COLLECTIBLE SILVER Silver Works BY ROCK SCARFONE AND GOLDSMITHWORKS modern contemporary vintage & collectible silver jewelry Silver Works SILVER JEWELRY SILVER JEWELRY MODERN CONTEMPORARY VINTAGE & COLLECTIBLE SILVER SILVER JEWELRY Silver Works SILVER JEWELRY   Save

SEALS N NAM

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1917 MARVIN MONTAUK TRENCH WWI

Published on: November 18, 2013
Categories: MONTAUK, TRENCH, WWI

READY TO WEAR
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EXCELLENT CONDITION

1917

MARVIN

MONTAUK


MILITARY OFFICERS


TRENCH WATCH

35 X 42
W/O CROWN


WITH

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HALLMARK
RED 24 HOUR
RAISED
ILLUMINATION
PORCELAIN DIAL

AND

JOSEPH FAHYS & CO
MONTAUK
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CASE

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JEWELED
ADJUSTABLE
TRENCH MOVEMENTS

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SERIOUS BUFFING AT HIGH HEAT & PRESSURE IS REQUIRED TO RESTORE WATCH  CASES. THIS RIGOROUS PROCESS INCLUDES THE USE OF SEVERAL TYPES OF ROUGE . ONE HAS TO “FEEL” THE PIECE TO GET IT RIGHT. THAT MEANS USING MY HANDS. WHEN YOU COMBINE THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES AND THE ROUGE,
THE DEPOSITS ON MY HANDS ARE SEMI-PERMANENT.  IT TAKES DAYS TO GET THE ROUGE OUT OF MY HANDS. SO, IF THE PICS OF MY HANDS LOOK “DIRTY”, KNOW IT IS DUE TO THE MY HANDS ABSORBING WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT ON YOUR AWESOME RESTORED TIME PIECE!  HAVE A GREAT DAY!.

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SEARCHING FOR PARTS CONSUMES
10% OF ALL RESTORATION TIME

THE EARLY
WATCH
CASE MOVEMENT DIAL

BEFORE 1920,  MOST BRAND NAMES EITHER BUILT COMPLETE IN HOUSE MOVEMENTS OR PURCHASED EBAUCHES [ INCOMPLETE MOVEMENTS IN THE ROUGH MINUS THE DRIVE TRAIN] , AND FINISHED THEM, THEN SOLD THEM TO JEWELERS.

ONLY A FEW AMERICAN WATCH MANUFACTURING COMPANIES ACTUALLY CASED THEIR WATCHES IN THE FACTORY. THE AVERAGE PERSON WHO DESIRED A WATCH WOULD EITHER SELECT A MOVEMENT AND CASE FROM A MAIL ORDER CATALOG – SEARS- MONTGOMERY WARD.- ROEBUCK & CO, OR GO TO THEIR LOCAL JEWELER TO PICK OUT A MOVEMENT AND A CASE  AND THE JEWELER WOULD ASSEMBLE THEM.

THIS IS THE REASON WE FIND TOP END MOVEMENTS IN 2 TIER CASES, OR TOP END CASES WITH 3 TIER MOVEMENTS.

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JOSEPH FAHYS & CO
[WATCH CASE]

JOSEPH FAHYS CAME TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1848. IN 1857 HE OPENED A SHOP IN NEW YORK CITY AND EXPANDED BY OPENING FOUTENBACH & SONS, A WATCH CASE FACTORY 1878  IN CARLSTADT, NJ. IN 1882,  JOSEPH FAHYS MOVED OPERATIONS TO SAG HARBOR, NY. THE DEPRESSION WOULD BE THE DEATH BLOW TO MANY COMPANIES, INCLUDING JOSEPH FAHYS & CO. FAHYS MADE GOLD-FILLED, SILVER AND NICKEL CASES FROM THE 1880’S.

MONTAUK

MONTAUK WAS A TRADE NAME OF JOSEPH FAHYS & CO. ORIGINALLY IT DENOTED A JOSEPH FAHYS & CO GOLD FILLED CASE GUARANTEED 15 YEARS [UP TO 1889] AND 20 YEARS  AFTER . AS THE 20 CENTURY ARRIVED,  WITH THE HEIGHT OF PRODUCTION  DURING WWI, JOSEPH FAHYS & CO PRODUCED A SERIES OF SILVER TRENCH WATCH CASES THAT HOUSED MARVIN, A.CATTIN AND IMPERIAL BRANDED MOVEMENTS.

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MARVIN WATCH COMPANY
[WATCH MOVEMENT]

IN 1893 THE MARVIN BRAND WAS REGISTERED .
IN 1905 THE COMPANY ALTERS IT’S NAME TO  `Henri-Albert Didisheim, fabrique MARVIN´.
IN 1912 MARVIN BEGINS MANUFACTURING
IN 1917 MARVIN ALTERS NAME TO `Filsde Henri-Albert Didisheim, fabrique Marvin, MarvinWatches Co.´.
IN 1918 MARVIN BECOMES LARGEST MANUFACTURER IN La Chaux-de-Fonds.

IMPERIAL & BURAN

THE IMPERIAL WATCH CO FORMED IN 1875 IN LA CHAUX DE FONDS SWITZERLAND  AND THE NAME REGISTERED IN 1890. THE FIRST BRANDED IMPERIAL TRENCH WATCH MOVEMENTS WERE MADE BY MARVIN.

THE IMPERIAL WATCH CO EVENTUALLY DEVELOPS TIES TO THE ***BURAN WATCH COMPANY / BURAN UTILIZES IMPERIAL AS BRAND?

***[1899 to 1932, Buren was the Swiss factory of H. Williamson, Ltd, an English company].

HALLMARK
[DIAL]

THE NAME HALLMARK WAS REGISTERED TO “LOUIS AISENSTEIN & BROS.”, A WATCH IMPORTER IN NEW YORK IN 1915. DURING THE GREAT WAR, HALLMARK WOULD SELL  FAHYS  MONTAUK TRENCH WATCHES WITH IMPORTED SWISS MOVEMENTS SIGNED MARVIN, IMPERIAL, OR A.CATTIN.

THOUGH SOME OF THESE TRENCH WRISTLETS HAD MONTAUK OR IMPERIAL SIGNED DIALS, MOST WERE BRANDED WITH THE “HALLMARK” TRADEMARK AS DEMONSTRATED ON THIS MODEL OFFERED.

HALLMARK WOULD CONTINUE TO SELL IMPORTED AND  LOCALLY PRODUCED WATCHES AND EVENTUALLY OPENED A SALES OFFICE IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS TO SELL THEM THROUGH A DIRECT SALES PROGRAM LIKE SEARS AND OTHER DIRECT CATALOG SALES COMPANIES IN CHICAGO..

HALLMARK PURCHASES OF THE RIGHT TO THE NAME
“WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY”

IN 1957, WALTHAM, IN THE MIDDLE OF FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY, OPENED AN OFFICE IN NEW YORK TO IMPORT SWISS MOVEMENTS AT A LOWER COST THAN MAKING THEM IN THE US.

WHEN WALTHAM SOUGHT CAPITOL TO RESTRUCTURE THEIR DEBT, THE RESTRUCTURING FINANCE COMPANY, IN EFFORT TO PROTECT THEIR INVESTMENT,  FORBID WALTHAM FROM SELLING WATCHES WITH IMPORTED MOVEMENTS. 

WALTHAM WOULD PROFIT FROM THESE IMPORTED MOVEMENTS BY SLIGHT OF HAND.. OR RATHER..SLIGHT OF  NAME. WHEN THEY “SOLD” HALLMARK WATCH COMPANY THE RIGHTS TO THE NAME “WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY”, ALONG WITH CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS.   HALLMARK WOULD SELL WALTHAM WATCHES WITH SWISS MOVEMENTS THROUGH DIRECT SALES.



NEW CATTIN LOGO FOR NEW CATTIN
PRIVATE LABEL WATCH COMPANY

MARVIN/CATTIN

*IN ADDITION TO IMPERIAL MOVEMENT BRANDING ON MARVIN TRENCH WATCHES,  CATTIN SIGNED MOVEMENTS WERE ALSO UTILIZED. IT SEEMS MARVIN HAD A DEAL IN 1916 – 1917 WITH IMPERIAL & A.CATTIN TO PRODUCE SIMILAR “AS” EBAUCHE BASED  TRENCH MOVEMENTS. THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME BASE AND WERE CASED THE SAME, ONLY JEWEL COUNT, GILDING AND/OR ADJUSTMENT VARIED.

OBVIOUSLY A.CATTIN PRODUCED MOVEMENTS BEFORE THE MORTIMA/CATTIN + CIE SA.

AN ORIGINAL A.CATTIN WATCH COMPANY/BRANDED POCKET WATCH DATES TO 1895 AND IS BELIEVED TO BE FROM LA CHAUX DE FONDS SWITZERLAND.

THE FIRST A.CATLIN BRANDED TRENCH WATCH MOVEMENTS WERE FOUND IN US MADE FAHYS CASES. .


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THE ABOVE PICTURE IS FROM 1914 AND SHOWS AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF ARMY [TRENCH] WRIST WATCHES AND KICHENER LEATHER MILITARY STRAPS SOLD DIRECTLY TO THE CIVILIAN MARKET. ANOTHER FACT OF PROOF THAT MORE MILITARY WATCHES ARE PURCHASED DIRECT RATHER THAN GOV SUPPLIED.

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WWI AND THE ADVENT OF THE WRIST WATCH

WHILE THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL TIMING DEVICES FOR MILITARY OFFENSE FROM 1875 TO 1960 WERE POCKET TIMERS/CHRONO UTILIZED ON SHIPS, IN SUBMARINES AND AIRPLANES, IT WAS THE ARTILLERY BATTERIES THAT COULD NOT FUNCTION WITHOUT A TIMER OR POCKET CHRONO, ESPECIALLY IN BOTH WORLD WARS.

SUCCESS IN OFFENSE AND DEFENSE WOULD EVENTUALLY BE FIRMLY GROUNDED IN TIMING DEVICES AND WWI WOULD ESTABLISH A NEW MODERN PRIORITY OF “TIME”:

THE WRISTLET OR WRIST WATCH

WWI WOULD ALSO STAMP AN INCREDIBLE RECORD FOR MODERN TIME TECHNOLOGY:

1 IN 4 SOLDIERS HAD A WRISTLET/WRIST WATCH ON THEIR WRIST! THE FACT WAS, WHEN TROOPS WERE ON THE MOVE, IT WAS EASIER TO GLANCE AT THE WRIST THAN FUMBLE A POCKET WATCH INTO VIEW!

IN WWI NOT JUST THE OFFICER AND/OR NON-COM NEEDED WHAT WAS AN EXPENSIVE ITEM THAT MOST  HAD TO INVEST THEIR OWN MONEY IN- EVEN TO THE INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE, A WRIST WATCH COULD – AND IN MANY CASES DID –  MEAN SURVIVAL

IT WAS DUE TO THE 1916 WWI ADVANCEMENT OF ARMS, TACTICS AND THE VERY STYLE OF  TRENCH WARFARE . BOTH SIDES DEVELOPED WHAT COULD BE CALLED “THE CREEPING ARTILLERY OFFENSIVE” .

THE OFFENSIVE WOULD BEGIN WITH A BARRAGE OF ARTILLERY THAT WAS DIRECTED AHEAD OF THE ADVANCING FORCE. AS THE FORCE MOVED FORWARD, SO DID THE SHELLING.

THUS A “WALKING” OR “CREEPING” BARRAGE WITH SOLDIERS FOLLOWING. SCARY TO SAY THE LEAST. EACH BARRAGE WOULD STRIKE AHEAD OF THE ADVANCE IN A STRATEGY THAT  REQUIRED PRECISE TIMING BY BOTH THE ARTILLERY AND THE INFANTRY

IN THE 1916 BATTLE OF THE SOMME, THE ADVANCING BRITISH LEANED INTO THIS WALKING BARRAGE SO AS NOT TO ALLOW THE GERMAN DEFENDERS TO EMERGE FROM THEIR DUGOUTS.

BUT, EVEN WITH THE WALKING BARRAGE, TIMERS AND WRISTWATCHES,  CASUALTIES AMONG THE BRITISH ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME BATTLE WERE 60,000 KILLED AND WOUNDED.

IT WAS THIS WAR, THIS STYLE OF FIGHTING, THIS MAJOR ADVANCEMENT IN EXPLOSIVES, ARTILLERY, DEATH AND MAIMING, AND, MOST OF ALL, THE ADVANCEMENT OF ARTILLERY TIMERS FROM COMPANIES LIKE GALLET, THAT WOULD ENABLE THE WRISLET –WHICH MEN HAD SHUNNED LIKE PLAGUE — TO BECOME THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER TECHNOLOGY BOTH IN THE CIVILIAN AND MILITARY WORLDS AS WELL AS IT’S USE IN EVERY WAR AND MILITARY ENGAGEMENT FOR EVER MORE.

 IT IS TERRIBLE TO STATE, BUT THE FACT IS WWI MADE THE WRISTWATCH A HOUSEHOLD NAME

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THE GREAT WAR

World War I (W.W.I) or First World War (called at the time the Great War) was a major war centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in November 1918. This conflict involved all of the world’s great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centered around the Triple Entente) and the Central Powers. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed, due largely to great technological advances in firepower without corresponding advances in mobility. It was the second deadliest conflict in Western history.

TRENCH WARFARE

Trench warfare is where combatants occupy fighting lines consisting of fortified trenches. Trenches provided protection from small arms fire and, in most conditions, sheltered soldiers from artillery. Elaborate trenches and dugout systems were built by all sides and these were from assault by barbed wire. Though trenches were built to protect soldiers, life in the trench, with mud, rats, human waste and casualties, gas attacked and sustained artillery, was sheer hell. 

THE TRENCH WATCH

The Trench watch or wristlet was a type of watch that came into use by the military during World War I, as pocket watches were not practical in combat. The trench watch had to be rugged. Yet trench watches were actually pocket watch conversions, with most having a clam shell back and snap on bezel. The introduction of SHIELDS or SHRAPNEL GUARDS were introduced to protect the crystal of watches from damage due to life in a trench and not from artillery. It protected  the crystal from accidental breakage.

The first series of military wrist watches were produced in 1880 by Girard-Perregaux for the German Navy. During the GREAT WAR numerous companies produced wrist watches for the military and for direct sale to soldiers. Most of these watches were styled similarly.

They had white or black enamel dials, outlined contrasting color wide “RAILROAD” style numerals in a variety of luminance styles or simply black outlined. Some had an inner military time (13-24) ring and some had the number “12” painted or lumed. Many of these watches did not have their movements signed with the name of the manufacturer, though most were marked “Swiss”.

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ORIGINAL
WHITE PORCELAIN
SIGNED

HALLMARK
[
LOGO]


FEATURES
BLACK BUTLER SECONDS RING
BLACK OUTLINED NUMERALS
WITH
RAISED ILLUMINATION

RED 24 HOUR RING

BLACK SUB SECONDS REGISTER
WITH
NUMERALS IN 10 SECONDS
WITH
BUTLERS CHAPTER

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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note
WE DISCOVERED PROPER TAILED SUB-SECONDS HAND &

INSTALLED IT. THE RED POINTER FITS PERFECT TO OUTER
MARKED CHAPTER RING AND NOT OVER AS THE ALL RED
HAND DOES.

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STEEL CATHEDRAL HANDS
AND

RED & BLACK TAILED
SUB-SECONDS HAND

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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note
WE DISCOVERED PROPER TAILED SUB-SECONDS HAND &

INSTALLED IT. THE RED POINTER FITS PERFECT TO OUTER
MARKED CHAPTER RING AND NOT OVER AS THE ALL RED
HAND DOES.

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WE ALSO DISCOVERED A BETTER FITTING CROWN

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ALL SOLID
STERLING SILVER CASE

35 X 42
W/O CROWN

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SNAP ON SILVER BEZEL
WITH
NEW CRYSTAL

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WE ALSO DISCOVERED A BETTER FITTING CROWN

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SILVER SNAP BACK CASE BACK

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AWESOME
WITH
LARGE
SILVER WIRE LUGS

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BRASS ONION CROWN

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WE ALSO DISCOVERED A BETTER FITTING ONION CROWN


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CASE IS SOLID
I KNOW I STATED THAT ALREADY
BUT IT IS NOT LIKE MANY OF THE PERIOD
OF THE CASES I WORK ON

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova
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note
WE DISCOVERED PROPER TAILED SUB-SECONDS HAND &

INSTALLED IT. THE RED POINTER FITS PERFECT TO OUTER
MARKED CHAPTER RING AND NOT OVER AS THE ALL RED
HAND DOES.
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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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THE FOLLOWING ARE GSW GSWW ARCHIVAL
PICTURES OF ROCK RESTORING A
TRENCH STRAP. THE SAME WAY
THE STRAP IN THIS OFFER WAS RESTORED

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ROCK IS APPLYING
OIL AND A LAYER OF POLISH

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ROCK IS STRETCHING
THE OLD LEATHER

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ROCK IS  BUFFING THE OILED STRAP
EMBEDDING THROUGH HEAT & PRESSURE
AT 3600 RPM THE OILS AND WAXES
DEEP INTO THE STRAP LEATHER

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MORE OF THE SAME..

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THIS HOW ROCK RESTORES
ANTIQUE LEATHER STRAPS


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RATHER THAN ADDING
A SHRAPNEL GUARD
AND
STRAIGHT  TRENCH STRAP
I DECIDED TO UTILIZE
A VINTAGE LEATHER WIRE LUG STRAP

NOTE: BUCKLE IS NEW

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DUAL KEEPERS
NOTE THAT THE FINISH IS STUNNING
REVITALIZED
READY FOR YEARS OF USE

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METAL PUSH-OVERS
SO YOU CAN REMOVE IF YOU NEED TO

SOME OFFERS HAVE RIVETED STRAPS!!

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ONE OF MY BEST RESTORATIONS

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HERE I AM TESTING THE MOVEMENT
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note
WE DISCOVERED PROPER TAILED SUB-SECONDS HAND &

INSTALLED IT. THE RED POINTER FITS PERFECT TO OUTER
MARKED CHAPTER RING AND NOT OVER AS THE ALL RED
HAND DOES.

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FAHYS
STERLING
PATENT
PENDING
10180033

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CONDITION
– EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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