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 MORTER 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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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

1918
ORIGINAL CONDITION
HALLMARKED
JW

RARE
SCREW DOWN
TOP & BOTTOM

SILVER
MILITARY
TRENCH WATCH


WITH

15 JEWEL
SWISS MADE

3 FINGER BRIDGE
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

CASE IS
33.6 MM ACROSS
W/O CROWN
47 MM LUG TO LUG
12 MM HEIGHT

WITH

NATO NYLON
KHAKI G-18
STRAP

OR

OPTIONAL
CUSTOM MADE
LEATHER TRENCH STRAP
WITH
CRYSTAL GUARD
135.00

WITH

FREE
PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH
HISTORY AND ASSOCIATED
INFORMATION
OUTLINED BELOW

AND

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

18.00 US SUBSIDIZED DOUBLE BOXED 2 DAY AIR
PARCEL PRO INSUREDWITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

25.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED REGISTERED
SHIPPING  WITH SIGNATURE AND PARCEL PRO INSURANCE 

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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.

Some of those made specifically for military use had screw on case bezels and case backs, or, screw on case backs with hinged tops.i

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, simple black outlined Rail Road Numerals or Roman Numeral in black with red 24 hour chapter .

Some had an inner military time (13-24) ring.

Some had the number "12" painted red or lumed.

Many of these watches did not have their movements signed with the name of the manufacturer, though most were marked "Swiss" or "Swiss Made".

 

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ROCK ALWAYS HAS SOMEONE COMMENTING ON HIS HANDS
BUT, EVEN UNDER THE NAILS, THE 5 TYPES OF CUTTING AND BUFFING COMPOUNDS
TURN THE SKIN AND NAILS BLACK. IT SIMPLY TAKES UP TO 4 WEEKS TO REMOVE
SO IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WORRIES HIM OR THE FINE WATCH WORKS HE DOES.

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IN FACT, ROCK RESTORES CASES STRAPS BRANDS BRACELETS. MOST OF THE LEATHER IS
USUALLY IN THROW IT AWAY CONDITION. THE LEATHER CONDITIONERS,
MANY MADE UP BY ROCK SINCE 1989, ALSO CONTRIBUTE. HE HATES TO GO OUT TO EAT.
HE HAS TRIED EVERYTHING BUT ACID… ACID IN FACT, ALSO STAINS HIS HANDS. HE
USES NITRIC AND SULFURIC ACIDS AND BLENDS FOR CASE RESTORATION. THE ANSWER
WOULD BE GLOVES– BUT HE TRIED IT. SAYS HE CANNOT FEEL THE METAL OR LEATHER
AS HE WORKS TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE.

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ANOTHER FACT, JUST STRETCHING OLD LEATHER MEANS IT MUST CONDITIONED. MANY OF
THE STRAPS BELOW HAD SHRUNK TO SIZE 5 AND SIX. BUT THE STAINING OF HIS NAILS
ARE DIRECT RESULT OF ELECTRO FORMING AND PLATING. YET, HIS JEWELRY
WAS MADE FOR EVERYONE, BUT A HIGH AMOUNT OF PROMINENT PERSONA
FROM SYLVESTER STALLONE TO BOB BEAMON AND OTHERS CARDED LESS WHAT
HIS HANDS LOOKED LIKE . AND HIS DELIVERY OF TOP NOTCH PRODUCT FOR OVER 25 YEARS PROVIDES THE FACTS THAT THOSE WHOM WRITE OF ROCKS HANDS CANNOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO THE THOUSANDS OF PHOTOGRAPHED RESTORATIONS, RESTORATIONS THAT HAVE LESS WARRANTY WORK THAN ANY OF THE NEW TOP BRANDS  PRODUCT!

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SO TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW THE BEAUTIES BELOW. ALL OF THEM HAVE LEATHER 40 TO 110 YEARS OF AGE. IT WAS A NIGHTMARE DECIDING WHICH OF 8000 PHOTOS TO USE HERE SO NO TIME TO WRITE INFO.

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THE ABOVE ADD DEMONSTRATES THAT MILITARY WATCHES WERE MADE AND SOLD
TO DIRECTLY SOLDIERS AND CIVILLIANS AND DEMONSTRATES THE NEW TECHNOLOGY.



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THIS OFFER IS FOR ONE
JW
TRENCH WATCH
WITH
WHITE PORCELIN DIAL
WITH
OUTER BUTLER CHAPTER RING
ROMAN NUMERALS
IN BLACK
&
RED 24

MILITARY HOUR
INNER
CHAPTER RING

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CASE IS RARE
WELL MADE
ALL STERLING SILVER
[.925]

SCREW ON
BEZEL & CASE BACK

WITH
RATCHET KNURLES

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THE DIAL HAS A FEW SURFACE HAIRLINES
BUT NOTHING THAT THREATENS THE DIAL

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WE CHOSE A KHAKI G-18 NATO
STRAP WITH KEEPERS
IT IS AWESOME
SHOWS OFF THIS WONDERFUL TRENCH
WILL FIT 6 THROUGH 9

BUT
IF YOU WOULD LIKE ONE OF ROCK'S
CUSTOM TRENCH STRAPS IN LEATHER
WITH
SHRAPNEL GUARD
IS IT AVAILABLE FOR
125.00 ADDITIONAL
AND
REQUIRES ONE WEEK   TO FABRICATE
TO SPECIFICALLY FIT THIS WATCH
FROM EXISTING VINTAGE STRAP
S

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THE NEXT TWO PICS SHOW THE OPTIONAL
CRYSTAL SHRAPNEL GUARD

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SHRAPNEL GUARD INCLUDED
IN THIS OFFER ONLY AS AN OPTIONAL
ITEM THAT WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL COST
UNLESS AN AGREEMENT IS MADE
A LEATHER TRENCH STRAP
IS REQUIRED TO INCLUDE
SHRAPNEL GUARD

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SHRAPNEL GUARD INCLUDED
IN THIS OFFER ONLY AS AN OPTIONAL
ITEM THAT WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL COST
UNLESS AN AGREEMENT IS MADE
A LEATHER TRENCH STRAP
IS REQUIRED TO INCLUDE
SHRAPNEL GUARD

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A WIRE LUG
LEATHER STRAP
IS AVAILABLE

PIG LEATHER
[AWESOME]
OR
BLACL LEATHER
TOP GRADE PERIOD
75.00 ADDITIONAL


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SUPER NICE
HAVE GREE ALSO
BUT THE KHAKI
ALLWAYS LOOKS GREAT


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WE UTILIZED AN ACRYLIC CRYSTAL
 
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THESE ARE TOUGH AND CAN BE POLISHED
MANY TIMES

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THIS CASE IS A WELL MADE
AND
SOLID

LOOKS GREAT WITH STRAP


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NOTICE THE KNURLES
THEY ARE ON TOP AND BOTTOM
TO MAKE UNSCREWING CASE
EASIER

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CROWN IS SOLID AND EASY
TO WIND AND SET

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ROCK IS ON A ROLL
THIS OFFER IS THE KHAKI ABOVE
NEXT TO LEATHER STRAPPED ALPINA
AND HELBROS RED CROSS

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WE OVERHAUL OUR WATCHES
WE DO NOT JUST OFFER THEM AS SERVICED
I SEE ADDS SAYING RECENTLY SERVICED
BUT CANNOT GUARANTEE TIMING.

LIKE A VENDOR WHO SAYS

"JUST BACK FROM SERVICING WITH A NEW BALANCE/STAFF"

AND ENDS WITH

"WATCH IS WORKING. AS WITH ALL VINTAGE WATCHES, DUE TO AGE, THIS WATCH MAY NEED ADJUSTING TO INSURE ACCURACY....IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO TIME EACH WATCH DUE TO THE LARGE QUANTITY I SELL."

NO TIMING AFTER A BALANCE STAFF CHANGE? IMPOSSIBLE

THAT IS WHY WE HAVE A LIMITED WARRANTY
IF SOMEHING GOES WRONG WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

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LEFT HALLMARK
OPPOSING "F" ON THEIR SIDES IN OVAL
GLASGOW

RIGHT HALLMARK
V IN OVAL
1915

CENTER LOWER HALLMARK
.925 IN OVAL

STERLING SILVER
92.5% SOLVER

JW
JW BENSON

SERIAL & PRODUCTION NUMBERS

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SCREW DOWN
CASE BACK
HAS A KNURLED EDGE

WITH
HAND ENGRAVED
R
D
M

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A GOOD SHOT OF
SCREWED DOWN
BEZEL & CASE BACK

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OVERHAULED AND SERVICED
MOVEMENT

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NOTE THIS
15 JEWEL
THREE FINGER BRIDGE
MANUAL MOVEMENT
HAS MILITARY STYLE
CROWN
AND
RATCHET/WINDING
WHEELS

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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 WARRANTY

D) 975.00 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!!

 

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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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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!