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 NETWORK AND HOLD A MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS. OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 800-438-6894

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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 THROUGH THE BAY, WE INVEST IN DOZENS WATCHES FROM FELLOW WATCH SELLERS ON THE BAY EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEVERAL ACCOUNTS. GSW STRIVES TO ABIDE BY EBAY POLICES WHILE  PROVIDING INFORMATION TO EDUCATE AND ASSIST YOU IN MAKING A DETERMINATION ON WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST WITH GSW/MWB FOR THIS OR ANOTHER GSW VINTAGE WATCH OFFERING, AND/OR ASSIST YOUR INVESTMENT THROUGH A COMPETING SELLER.  THUS, WE HAVE PLACED THESE POP-UP LINKS TO PAGES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU WHILE MAINTAINING ADHERENCE TO EBAY POLICY.

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WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS 2006  SITE WE PLACED FOR OUR EBAY MEMBERS WITH OVER 5000 FILES OF VINTAGE WATCH HISTORY OVER  2012

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RARE
RUNNING
&
STUNNING
KEEPING TIME

1916 -1918
RADIUM DIALED
LEONARD
WRIST
WW I
MILITARY

WATCH

WITH

PATENTED
PIN-LEVER MOVEMENT

AND


1915 - 1920
WWI ERA

VINTAGE LEATHER
MILITARY TRENCH STRAP


AND


FREE PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH
INFO BELOW

AND

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED LABOR ONLY WARRANTY
DUE TO PIN LEVER MOVEMENT, GSW ONLY PROVIDES A 1 YEAR FREE
LABOR WARRANTY. WITH PARTSD/SHIPPING AT COST

WITH
18.00 DOUBLE BOXED INSURED
WITH SIGNATURE 2 DAY AIR DELIVERY!

OR

25.00 REGISTERED WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

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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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ITEMS IN ABOVE PHOTOS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS OFFER
THEY ARE SHOWN TO DEMONSTRATE WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT
SERIOUS COLLECTIBLE WATCHES.
THOUGH WE OFFER A LIMITED WARRANTY, TREAT THIS BEAUTY
AS A VALUABLE COLLECTOR TIME PIECE
PARTS ARE EXTREMELY HARD TO LOCATE

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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".

 

THE POOR MANS PIN-LEVER TRENCH WATCH

Small pocket watches were designed with full radium dials and inexpensive pin-lever movements. Ingersoll Watch company uwas one of the most prolific produers of pin lever time pieces. by the end of WW they had produced 50 million units. The pin-lever kept excellent time, but when they quit they quit. It was cheaper to simply replace them. There are few fine examples of pin-lever watches that served their masters well in the trenhes of France during WWI. But they were popular and millions were purchased  by soldiers from just about every country that was involved.

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NOTE
THIS IS AN ANTIQUE  COLLECTORS WRIST WATCH
YOU SHOULD  NOT INVEST TO WEAT IT EVERY DAY
OR
INVEST IF THIS AWESOME TIME PIECE
IF IT WOULD BE YOUR PRIMARY WATCH

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THIS LEONARD WRIST IS A FINE
LIVING EXAMPLE OF THOSE WORN IN WWI

THIS IS A COLLECTORS ANTIQUE WATCH
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND INVESTING
FOR DAILY WEAR
OR
AS YOUR PRIMARY
WRIST WATCH

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FACTORY WIRE LUGS
A THREE PIECE SNAP ON
*CHROME PLATED BRASS CASE
LARGE ONION CROWN
GLASS CRYSTAL
AND
** METAL SHRAPNEL GUARD

 

* NOTE: BRASS CASES WERE RATHER RARE. USUALLY THEY WERE COMPOSED OF PLATED WHITE BASE METALS

** NOTE: THE SHRAPNEL GUARD WAS NOT TO PROTECT FROM SHRAPNEL, RATHER THE PROTECTION WAS FOR PROTECTING THE GLASS CRYSTAL AGAINTS MUD, DIRT AND KNOCKING AGAINST OBJECTS.

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DIALS BACK THEN
HAD A HEFTY AMOUNT OF RADIUM
PILED ON UP-TO 1/8 INCH HEIGHT
IT IS NOT UNCOMMEN TO DISCOVER

A SURVIVING DIAL
BURNT FROM SITTING

WITHOUT WINDIN
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THIS LEONARD SHOWS SOME RADIUM
HAS FALLEN OFF HANDS AND
THE RADIUM HAS LOST ITS GLOW
WE TRY NOT TO RELUME THESE AWESOME DIALS
DUE TO THE FACT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

ASPECT OF THESE DIALS IS THE
ORANGE RUST COLOR OF THE

DEPLETED RADIUM


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PATENTED CHROME
PLATED SHRAPNEL GUARDS

 

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THIS SHRAPNEL GUARD WAS
ACTUALLY MADE FOR THIS CASE

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I RECALL HOW MANY OF THESE
GUARDS I SAW OVER THE  YEARS
AND WONDERED WHAT WATCH THEY

WERE MADE FOR?
WELL, THIS IS THE TYPE & KIND OF

WATCH THAT THEY WERE MADE FOR

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YES, LIKE THE WATCH, IT IS ORIGINAL
AND AS  OLD AS THE WATCH. 

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HERE SHE IS
PERFECT FIT
I MEAN PERFECT
NOT ONLY THAT
THE LOOK AND THE VISUALS
ARE ALSO PERFECT

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THE WATCH NOW TURNS
FROM AN ORDINARY
PIN LEVER WATCH
TO
A SOLDIERS INEXPENSIVE

MILITARY WATCH

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YES
YOU CAN READ THE DIAL WITH
EASE FROM ANY ANGLE

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IF YOU RECALL
I HAD OFFERED THIS STRAP
WITH THE LAST TRENCH WATCH
OFFER.

I HAD TWO STRAPS
TO CHOOSE FROM

I AM HAPPY THAT THE OTHER
BLACK TRENCH STRAP
WAS REQUESTED BECAUSE
THIS WWI ERA STRAP
WITH GENUINE

[WE INSTALLED THEM ON THE STRAP A MONTH AGO]

WWI
BRASS
ARTILLARY & CALVARY
BADGE BUTTIONS
FITS THIS WATCH PERFECTLY

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TELL ME THIS IS NOT AWESOME
LOOK AT IT!

NOW, THIS BABY RUNS FANTASTIC
TODAY SHE KEPT NEAR PERFECT TIME FOR 23 HOURS

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HERE SHE IS WITH
CALVARY & ARTILLERY
BADGES

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WE PLACED A NEW
STEEL BUCKLE
ON THIS STRAP
DURE TO FACT THE ORIGINAL
WAS GONE

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I LUV THE LOOK

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I TRIED A GENUINE 1915-1925
LREATHER STRAP THAT WAS
USED FOR THE SMALL WIDTH WIRE LUGS
BUT IT SIMPLY LOOKED LACKING
EXPECIALLY WITH
THE HEFTY CASE
AND
SHRAPNEL GUARD

BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT THE CASE IS PRETTY SUBSTANCIAL

 

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ON THE BACK LEFT

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THIS MOVEMENT HAS
A SERIES OF PATENTS
1907 THRU 1916

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HAIR SPRING WAS REPLACED
YOU CAN SEE IT IS NOT RUSTED
A PROBLEM WITH MANY ANTIQUE

PIN LEVER MOVEMENTS


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THIS PICTURE SHOWS SOME FACTS
MOST PIN LEVER MOVEMENTS

WERE BRASSY COLORED
THIS ONE IS A RARE PLATED AND FINISHED
PIN LEVER MOVEMENT


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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) ***FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED LABOR ONLY WARRANTY

***  DUE TO THE FACT THIS WATCH HAS A PIN LEVER MOVEMENT,   WE CAN ONLY PROVIDE A FREE LABOR  WARRANTY . ANY  PARTS OR SHIPPING WILL BE YOUR RESPOSIBILITY

D) 450.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

**
APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!