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WWII
1942
ETERNA
WITH
HACKED SWEEP-SECONDS
MANUAL WIND
17 JEWEL
ETERNA
CA 1-
S

32.8 X 39
W/O CROWN

WITH VINTAGE CUFF
LEATHER STRAP
MARINE CORPS EMBLEM
NAVY EMBLEM

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1897: The Muller & Vaucher, Fabrique d'Horlogerie was founded by Antoine Muller (1861-1930) and Alcide Vaucher (1860-1924).
1898: Registration of the brand Recta for watches, watch parts, and packagings.
1902: An own factory building was built.
1905: Eduard joins as sales head; he remained until 1946.
1913: A larger factory building was built.
1917: Company renamed to Recta SA, Fabrique d'Horlogerie.
1920: Advertising for high grade watches and observatory certified chronometers

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WONDERFUL CUFF WWII ERA OFFER

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CELEBRATING THE MARINE CORPS AND NAVY

 

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RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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CASE HAS ORIGINAL
NON-GLARE FINISH
AND IS A NICE SIZE
FOR AN ERA OF 28/28 MM
32.8 X 39
W/O CROWN

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EARLY MARINE CORPS EMBLEM
US NAVY/MARINE CORP SS CACHE BADGE

SGT BARS

WWI MARINE CORPS EMBLEM
1912. Style changes included adding longitude (east-west) lines to existing latitude lines (north-south) 1925. Droop-wing' eagles were authorized for officer and enlisted cap, hat and collar devices on 25 May 1925.
 
IN 1936 . U.S.M.C. uniform regulations were finaly amended with   'Droop-winged' emblems changed back to straight wing and Longitude lines removed.

Thus the emblem above is a WWII left over for though the changes went into effect in 1936, many of the old style still had the north south east and west lines.

NOTE: SOUTH/NORTH EAST/WEST LATETUDE AND LONGITUDE LINES WITH THE EAGLE  STANDING WITH WINGS SPREAD.

EAGLE
Wings, spread over the globe, is the symbol of a proud nation. A land of justice and freedom loving people, ever reluctant to make war, but ever ready to fight for preservation of, or freedom for, oppressed people.

GLOBE
Worldwide proof of America's history, which under a democratic government, men can have justice and be free. It is symbolic of the area covered by Marines in service. "Our flag is unfurled to every breeze, from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and place where we could take a gun."

ANCHOR
Symbolic of the close association between U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, on whose ships, Marines have fought with skill and valor. The anchor is also a symbol of steadfast faithfulness, even unto death. Marines have always defended American principles, ideals and territory.

ROPE
entwined about the anchor is braided rope. Both rope and anchors were part of the embroidered patch; onto which the eagle and globe were secured on original officer insignia. Fouled anchors originate with the British Royal Navy, who used them on common naval buttons.

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CACHE
US NAVY
MARINE CORPS CONTRACT
(USMC number 322)

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Awards Citations Campaign Ribbons
Cache also received eight battle stars for World War II service.


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (8) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Individual Awards


Purple Heart (1KIA, 8 July 1943)

Laid Down Under Maritime Commission Contract
(USMC number 322)

While The Us Navy Would Introduce  A "Cache" Program, allowing individuals to sign up and report in 180 days - the 180 days being recorded as time served - The Cache Badge above represents the WWII FLEET OILER "CACHE", WINNER OF 8 BATTLE STARS AND AHOST OF RIBBONS, for the.1942-1945 PERIOD OF SERVICE.

USS Cache (AO-67) was a Type T2-SE-A1 Suamico-class fleet oiler of the United States Navy. The ship was built at the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in Chester, Pennsylvania as the SS Stillwater (hull number 247), under a Maritime Commission contract (USMC number 322). Launched on 7 September 1942, sponsored by Mrs. J. Cook; the ship was acquired by the Navy on 28 September 1942. After conversion at the Maryland Drydock Company, Baltimore, Maryland, she was commissioned on 3 November 1942, Lieutenant Commander P. Anderson, USNR, in command; and reported to the Atlantic Fleet.

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1942–1943
From 11 December 1942 to 25 February 1943, Cache carried oil from Gulf ports to Norfolk, Virginia and Argentia, Newfoundland. She cleared Norfolk on 19 March for Baytown, Texas, where she loaded diesel oil for Bora Bora, Society Islands, and Nouméa. She then returned from the South Pacific to San Pedro, California for repairs on 26 May.Returning to Nouméa on 8 July 1943, Cache operated between Espiritu Santo and Guadalcanal until 4 August. Duty as station tanker at Efate and Espiritu Santo continued into December, when she sailed to refuel ships at sea.

1944–1945
While returning to Espiritu Santo on 22 January 1944, Cache was struck in the port side by a submarine torpedo. One man was killed, and Cache was severely damaged, but was able to make port under her own power. After temporary repairs, she sailed for San Pedro, California, for permanent repairs.

Cache returned to duty at Eniwetok on 20 June 1944 to begin almost continuous participation in the operations that forced the Japanese back across the Pacific to their homeland and ended the war.
First came the Marianas operation, including the capture of Tinian, for which she fueled ships at sea in July and August 1944. Based at Manus from 26 August, Cache provided essential fuel for the attacks on, and invasion of, the western Caroline Islands, then based at Kossol Roads and Ulithi to support the ships which brought the war back to the Philippines in the assaults on Leyte and Luzon in fall and winter 1944-45. Continuing to operate from Ulithi, she fueled TF 51 for the invasion of Iwo Jima, then put to sea for the great task-force raids which prepared the way for, and supported, the Okinawa operation. Later she operated in Okinawan waters, bringing fuel through the hazards of kamikaze attacks unscathed. She ended her war service in July 1945 as she sailed with the 3rd Fleet in its final stunning blows against the Japanese home islands. After carrying fuel to Tokyo Bay in September, she returned to the west coast.

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Following World War II USS Cache performed occupation
duty in the Far East from 2 to 23 September 1945
Decommissioned, 14 January 1946 at San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 30 June 1946
for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Reacquired, 10 February 1948 for operation by the
Naval Transportation Service Transferred to MSTS,
10 October 1949 placed in service as USNS Cache (T-AOT-67)
Placed out of Service, 9 May 1972,
transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the
National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Group Struck from the Naval Register, 31 March 1986
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Goodwils USA Inc, 18 November 1985,
Resold for scrapping in Taiwan to Eastern Overseas Inc., 10 June 1987
Cache earned eight battle stars for World War II service USS Cache
Builder:   
  Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania
Launched:  7 September 1942
Acquired: 28 September 1942
Commissioned:3 November 1942
Decommissioned: 14 January 1946
In service:     10 February 1948, as USNS Cache (T-AO-67)
Honors and awards: 8 battle stars (World War II)
Type Suamico-class fleet replenishment oiler
Displacement:     5,782 long tons (5,875 t) light
21,880 long tons (22,231 t) full
Length: 523 ft 6 in (159.56 m)
Beam 68 ft (21 m)
Draft 30 ft (9.1 m)
Propulsion:Turbo-electric, single screw, 8,000 hp (5,966 kW)
Speed15 knots (28 km/h)
Capacity 140,000 barrels (22,000 m3) gasoline

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THIS ETARNA RECTA IS A LOOKER

Campaign and Dates

Marianas Operation
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, 12 July to 15 August 1944     Luzon operation
3rd Fleet supporting operations
Luzon attacks, 6 to 7 January 1945
Formosa attacks, 9, 15 and 21 January 1945
China Coast attacks, 12 an 16 January 1945
Nansie Shoto attacks, 22 January 1945
Tinian Capture and occupation
20 July to 1 August 1944     Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 23 February to 16 March 1945
Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of the southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
Assault on the Philippine Islands, 9 to 24 September 1944     Okinawa Gunto operation
5th and 3d Fleet raids in support of Okinawa Gunto operation, 17 to 28 May 1945
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 May to 39 June 1945
Leyte operation
Luzon attacks, 6 and 13 November and 14 to 16 December 1944
    3rd Fleet operations against Japan

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WITH
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BLACK OUTLINED
RAISED LUME NUMBERS
WHITE OUTER SECONDS CHAPTER RING
WITH BLACK SWEEP SECONDS NUMERALS
AND
BLACK &  WHITE ILLUMINATED HANDS
RED SWEEP-SECONDS

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THE STRAP IS 1ST CLASS
COMFORTABLE

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THE ROPE BRAID SIGNIFIES THE BATTLES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC AND OUR THEN FOE THE JAPANESE

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TOTALLY COMFORTABLE

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STRAP OILED AND TREATED

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A SIGNED ETERNA
WWII
1942

Eterna Recta
CA1-S
manual wind
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS

Data
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h

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DEMONSTRATION OF EARLY WWII SWEEP
SECONDS WATCHES THAT WERE "HACKED"

TURNING A  SUB-SECONDS REGISTER MOVEMENT
TO SWEEP SECONDS MOVEMENT

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...

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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