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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. GOLDSMITHWORKS, A GA STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALER, JEWELER, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, INSURED WITH JEWELERS MUTUAL, A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, THE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS, POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA IS OFFERING:::SHIPPING SALES REPAIRS 800.438.6894 ASK FOR ROCK


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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED

OMEGA
CUSTOMIZED
WWII
STAINLESS STEEL
OMEGA CASED
MILITARY
WRISTWATCH


HIGH GRADE
17 JEWELS
OMEGA MOVEMENT

WITH

ITALIAN HAND MADE
BLACK LIZARD STRAP


31 X 37
MM
W/O CROWN


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ABOVE IS NOT FOR SALE DEMO ONLY
ABOVE IS AN OMEGA RECTANGLE WWII SUB-SECOND MODEL
WITH THREE STAR CASE ROCK RESTORED & SOLD ON THE BAY

OTHER STRAPS AVAILABLE
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READ THIS FIRST

THE SQUARE VS ROUND WATERPROOFING STORY

AFTER WORLD WAR TWO BROKE OUT OMEGA RAN INTO PROBLEMS WITH MATERIALS FOR CASES AND MOVEMENTS. TO OFFER A WATCH FOR MILITARY USE, THEY DECIDED TO UTILIZE  A LARGE STOCK OF RECTANGULAR MOVEMENTS, BOTH WITH HACKED  SWEEPS SECONDS AND STANDARD SUB SECOND MOVEMENTS.

THE DESIGN INVOLVED UTILIZING THEIR OWN SIGNED CASES AND THEN, WHEN THESE RAN OUT, A STEEL  THREE STAR CASE THAT WAS POPULAR WITH MANY "NAME ONLY" WATCH COMPANIES.

THEIR DESIGN WAS SPECTACULAR. THE USE OF THE RECTANGULAR MOVEMENT IN A ROUND CASE PROVIDED AN "ANSWER TO WATER PROOFING". MOST DAMAGE TO WATCHES WAS HARDLY EVER FROM THE CASE BACK SEAL OR CRYSTAL, IT WAS FROM THE CROWN AND STEM

THUS, OMEGA DESIGNED A DOUBLE STEEL CONTAINER TO HOLD THE MOVEMENT AND PROVIDE A SHOCK DEVISE SIMILAR TO THE 6 SCREW PIERCE SYSTEM. THUS THE OMEGA DESIGN OF THE CONTAINER PROVIDED SHOCK RESISTANCE SO THAT THE RECTANGULAR MOVEMENT COULD MOVE UPON IMPACT.

THEN OMEGA DESIGNED AN UNUSUALLY LONG STEM TO REACH FROM THE STEM TUBE INTO THE MOVEMENT. WITH A MEANS FOR MOISTURE TO BY PASS THE ENTIRE MOVEMENT, IT WOULD RUN DOWN THE STEM --AS HAPPENED WITH EVERY WATCH -- BUT THEN IT WOULD HIT A BARRIER CAUSING THE WATER/ MOISTURE TO HARMLESSLY FALL TO A CONTAINMENT AREA AND NOT INTO THE MOVEMENT.

SETTING TIME WOULD ALLOW MOISTURE TO EVAPORATE. NOW, THIS WAS NOT FOR DIVING/SWINMNING.

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AWESOME MILITARY OMEGA

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BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER RING
OFF WHITE DIAL
SWEEP SECONDS
24 HR MILITARY TIME
OUTLINED ILLUMINATED NUMERALS
AND
HANDS

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RE-ILLUMINATED
HANDS & NUMERALS

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31 X 37 MM W/O CROWN
CASE HAS A BRUSH FINISH

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CASE IS ALL STAINLESS STEEL

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CRYSTAL IS NOS
ORIGINAL BLACK STEEL

ILLUMINATED HANDS

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OVERALL CONDITION
MINTY MINTY

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CROWN ORIGINAL

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STAINLESS STEEL SCREW BACK

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WITH AN ORIGINAL LEAD SEAL

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AWESOME STRAP
HAND MADE
ITALIAN LIZARD

OTHER STRAPS BRACELETS BANDS AVAILABLE
INCLUDING MILITARY

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AWESOME LOOKING

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NOTE THE THROUGH WAYS

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IN REALITY MADE TO MAKE IT EASY TO

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REMOVE OR ADD WIRE OR SPRING BARS

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IN THE FIELD IF A SPRING BAR BROKE,
A WIRE COUL
D BE USED LIKE THE *ONE ABOVE
*FOR DEMO PURPOSES


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THE ADD-ON DOUBLE RIFLE INFANTRY BADGE
HAS DISCOLORED THE STEEL AROUND IT
WE COULD WIRE BRUSH BUT DECIDED
TO LEAVE AS FOUND

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INFANTRY BADGE
THERE IS WEAR ON THE STOCKS

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ESPECIALLY ON THE "TOP" CROSSING RIFLE
THIS IS FROM WEARING THIS OMEGA
NOTHING WE CAN DO OR SHOULD DO

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NOTE SOME WEAR ON FACE OF CROWN
AGAIN THIS IS FROM USE
BEING ORIGINAL WE WOULD RATHER NOT REPLACE

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STRAP IS SIGNED

GENUINE
ITALIAN
HAND MADE
LIZARD

OTHER STRAPS BANDS AVAILABLE
BUT BLACK LOOKS FANTASTIC AGAINST WHITE DIAL
AND
STAINLESS STEEL

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DIAL READY FOR 70 YEARS

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WWII
CENTER SWEEP


Prior to WWII, most watches had a sub-second register above the #6 position. This design failed to allow precision seconds timing. The sub-second style dial, with a tiny second hand rotating around a tiny seconds register at the 6 position, was difficult to utilize for timing events. In most cases it was ignored. On the other hand, a sweep second hand could be used to time events, mark events, and was easier to read .

By 1942, the sweep second hand watch had became "the" watch. Two of the major reasons were the Government issued U.S.A. A-11 hacking sweep seconds pilots watch and the sweep seconds watches in demand by Doctors, Medics and Nurses and other professionals.. The sweep second watch simply made the watch more than an instrument to "tell time"....

THE DESIGN

So, what did Pierce and others do?

Did they re-tool and re-design new movements? NO!

They simply placed a hollow canon pinion that allowed a wheeled center shaft to protrude through the dial, mounted a second hand to it, and ran the combo with the very sub-seconds wheel they were eliminating...

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Instead of the drive train turning the dial protruding shaft/pinion at 6 position connected to the tiny second hand, they mounted a large brass/alloy wheel on the opposite side of the shaft that now protruded through the bridge. That wheel turned a wheel on top of a NEW center "shaft' held in position be a new this jeweled bridge that went through a new HOLLOW center cannon pinion in the center of the movement that then protruded through the center of the dial where a new long sweep second hand attached;  the idea being that one had a large second hand that went round in tune with the movement and the chapter ring so one could count, time & now even synchronize.

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THE STORY

AFTER WORLD WAR TWO BROKE OUT OMEGA RAN INTO PROBLEMS WITH MATERIALS FOR CASES AND MOVEMENTS. TO OFFER A WATCH FOR MILITARY USE, THEY DECIDED TO UTILIZE  A LARGE STOCK OF RECTANGULAR MOVEMENTS, BOTH WITH HACKED  SWEEPS SECONDS AND STANDARD SUB SECOND MOVEMENTS.

HERE IS AN OMEGA RECTANGLE WWII SUB-SECOND MODEL
WITH THREE STAR CASE ROCK RESTORED & SOLD ON THE BAY

THE DESIGN INVOLVED UTILIZING THEIR OWN SIGNED CASES AND THEN, WHEN THESE RAN OUT, A STEEL  THREE STAR CASE THAT WAS POPULAR WITH MANY "NAME ONLY" WATCH COMPANIES.

THEIR DESIGN WAS SPECTACULAR. THE USE OF THE RECTANGULAR MOVEMENT IN A ROUND CASE PROVIDED AN "ANSWER TO WATER PROOFING". MOST DAMAGE TO WATCHES WAS HARDLY EVER FROM THE CASE BACK SEAL OR CRYSTAL, IT WAS FROM THE CROWN AND STEM

THUS, OMEGA DESIGNED A DOUBLE STEEL CONTAINER TO HOLD THE MOVEMENT AND PROVIDE A SHOCK DEVISE SIMILAR TO THE 6 SCREW PIERCE SYSTEM. THUS THE OMEGA DESIGN OF THE CONTAINER PROVIDED SHOCK RESISTANCE SO THAT THE RECTANGULAR MOVEMENT COULD MOVE UPON IMPACT.

THEN OMEGA DESIGNED AN UNUSUALLY LONG STEM TO REACH FROM THE STEM TUBE INTO THE MOVEMENT. WITH A MEANS FOR MOISTURE TO BY PASS THE ENTIRE MOVEMENT, IT WOULD RUN DOWN THE STEM --AS HAPPENED WITH EVERY WATCH -- BUT THEN IT WOULD HIT A BARRIER CAUSING THE WATER/ MOISTURE TO HARMLESSLY FALL TO A "CONTAINMENT" AREA AND NOT INTO THE MOVEMENT.

SETTING TIME WOULD ALLOW MOISTURE TO EVAPORATE. NOW, THIS WAS NOT FOR DIVING/SWIMMING.

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NOTE THE RETAINER IS STAINLESS

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HERE IS MOVEMENT TOP
NOTE THE SOLID
SET BRIDGE

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NOTE THE HACKED SWEEPS
RUNNING OFF THE
SUB-SECONDS FOURTH WHEEL

ALSO NOTE THE DISCOLORATION SECONDS WHEEL

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CLEANED

THIS IS PROOF THE SYSTEM WORKED
SOMETIME DURING THE LAST 70 YEARS OR SO

MOISTURE FOUND ITS WAY DOWN THE STEM
IT WAS DIVERTED AND EVENTUALLY
WRIST HEAT ALLOWED IT TO ESCAPE WHEN
CROWN WAS PULLED TO SET WATCH
IN THE MEAN TIME, ONLY DISCOLORATION
OCCURRED TO THE "HACKED"  SECONDS WHEEL
HAD THIS BEEN A ROUND MOVEMENT

WITH STANDARD STEM,
THE SET BRIDGE AND OTHER PARTS

WOULD HAVE BEEN DESTROYED

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CASE BACK SIGNED
OMEGA


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CONDITION WATCH:
ALMOST MINT -  RUNS EXCELLENT
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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

a) USA DISCOUNTED 19.00 DOUBLE BOXED SIGNATURE DELIVERY INSURED TWO DAY SHIPPING (COST US 25.00)

INTERNATIONAL DISCOUNTED 26.00 USPS REGISTERED WITH INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE SHIPPING.:

All items are shipped 2 day air w/signature & insurance from Suwanee, Georgia for a flat fee of 15.00, GSW has to charge that fee due to eBay taking up to 10% of the actual shipping fee of 25.00 when shipping is included in price. International Clients pay a flat 25.00 for registered w/signature & insurance and are responsible for any CUSTOM FEES, DUTIES, AND/OR TAXES.

b) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

c) 876.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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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!  

 

 

 

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