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READY TO WEAR
FULLY RESTORED & OVERHAULED
EXCELLENT CONDITION

RARE
1932
14K WHITE GOLD FILLED
SEIKOSHA
TAVANNES MOVEMENT IMPORT

WRIST WATCH
WITH
AMERICAN WADSWORTH CASING
**RADIUM DIALED

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


WITH
RARE
ALL STEEL BRACELET
WITH
JAPANESE MILITARY EMBLEM

WITH
ORIGINAL GLASS CRYSTAL

&

TAVANNES
15 JEWEL
3 ADJUSTMENT
FINISHED PLATES
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

[NEW MAIN SPRING / BALANCE]

AND


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AND

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Tavannes Watch Co.

1905
By 1905, the 750 employees produced 450’000 watches and the production grew very fast to reach 750’000 pieces made by 950 employees in 1909. And, thanks to its constant innovation, Tavannes Watch Co won the Gold Medal at the Grand Prix de Bruxelles in 1910.
1915
The company’s 20th-century product range naturally included wristwatches of the most diverse character for example the shock-proof models with a protective cover over the fragile crystal glasses that were issued to soldiers in 1915.
1930
At the end of the twenties and beginning of the thirties, Tavannes Watch Co created new forms for watches like “La Captive” a desk-watch or the Belt-Watch, which consisted of completely new concepts at that time. These were followed by “waterproof” wristwatches, as well as wrist-chronographs equipped with Valjoux movements.'''
1938
In half a century, Tavannes built five factories in Switzerland, and became the 4th largest watch manufacturer in the world, having sold over 30 million watches. At that time they employed over 2,000 skilled watchmakers and produced over 4,000 watches a day.
1943
In 1943 the company launched its first automatic movement, the caliber 420, with a swinging arm winding in one direction. This movement was fitted into the square cased Watersport model, for example. The Tavannes Watch Co Distributor's network covered the whole world at this time.

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 Kintaro Hattori

  • 881 -- Kintaro Hattori opens the watch and jewelry shop "K. Hattori" (Hattori Tokaiten in Japanese; currently named Seiko Holdings Corporation) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1892 -- Seikosha is established in Tokyo as the clock manufacturing arm of K. Hattori.
  • 1917 -- K. Hattori becomes a company (K. Hattori & Co., Ltd.).
  • 1937 -- The watch production division of Seikosha is split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. ( "Daini" = "The Second" Seikosha).
  •  
    • 1942 -- Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd. is founded in Suwa, Nagano by Hisao Yamazaki.
    • 1943 -- Daini Seikosha establishes a factory in Suwa for manufacturing watches with Daiwa Kogyo.

FROM 1874 TO 1917,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD.

JAPAN  HAD BECOME A BUILDER OF HER OWN ARMAMENTS, SHIPS, PLANES AND HAD EVEN  IMPROVED UPON THE ADVANCEMENTS OF THE MODERNIZED WORLD.

IN FACT, AFTER THE 1904-05 ANNIHILATION OF TWO VAUNTED AND POWERFUL RUSSIAN FLEETS, SHE HAD BECOME A WELCOME TREATY PARTNER OF THE USA, BRITAIN AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.

BY 1917,  DAINI SEIKOSHA WAS SEEKING WESTERN TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THEIR  CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES. THEY INVITED SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN. THEY DID WHAT THE JAPANESE DO BEST. UNDER THE BANNER OF POSSIBLE EXPORTS, THESE COMPANIES WOULD, IN FACT, TEACH THE JAPANESE WOW TO MAKE WATCHES THAT, BY THE 1950'S, WOULD COMPETE TOE TO TOE WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBAL WATCH COMMUNITY.


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IN 1917, JAPAN HAD AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. THE ABOVE ADD IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THIS OFFER AND ITS HISTORY. MANY SEIKOSHA MILITARY WATCHES CONTAINED WALTHAM AND OTHER SWISS AND AMERICAN MOVEMENTS, OR COPIES OF THE SAME! IN ADDITION, SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LIMITED ANTIQUE VINTAGE JAPANESE TIME PIECES AVAILABLE TODAY,

THIS SEIKOSHA IS ACTUALLY AN SWISS IMPORT WITH SWISS   MOVEMENT AND THE CLOSEST EXAMPLE OF THE IMPORTED  WATCH MOVEMENTS THAT   JAPAN WOULD  EVENTUALLY COPY AND BRAND THEM SEIKOSHA.

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A FEW OF ROCKS LAST RESTORES ABOVE
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THE SEIKOSHA WATCH >
SEIKO >  FOREIGN + NATION + DELIKATA + OTHERS....

I SPEND MOST OF MY "SPARE" TIME SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR RESTORATION,. I TRY NOT TO  COLLECT THEM, I RATHER SELL THEM-- SO I CAN DO IT OVER AGAIN. AS I HAVE WRITTEN MANY TIMES,  I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA FOREIGN WITH A TAVANNES 15J 3 POS MOVEMENT. IT IS LIKE SEVERAL SEIKOSHA MOVEMENTS IN 1940' MILITARY WATCHES I RESTORED AND SOLD. THE DIFFERENCE WAS THAT THE COPIES HAD NON ADJUSTABLE 7 JEWEL MOVEMENTS INSTEAD OF 15 JEWELS AND 3 ADJUSTMENTS.

AFTER THE RUSSO-JAPANESE  WAR OF 1905, WITH JAPAN'S STUNNING VICTORY, JAPAN WAS ON THE MOVE. HER EMPIRE ON THE BUILD -MOTIVATED BY A GROWING RIGHT WING IMPERIAL MILITARY, JAPAN, WITH FULL SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,  RECEIVED THE   RIGHT  TO "COLONIZE" KOREA. IN REALITY, THE US-BRITISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS SIMPLY HANDED OVER KOREA [1910] --WHICH HAD BEEN A RUSSIAN SEMI-COLONY--AS A "REWARD" OR THE LATE "SPOILS RESULTING FROM THE WAR.

IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT JAPAN SOUGHT WESTERN TECHNOLOGY IN A BID TO FURTHER WHAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY FROM A BACKWARDS TECHNOLOGY NATION OF 1875, TO A NATION THAT DESTROYED TWO RUSSIAN FLEETS IN 1905.

THE ONE AND ONLY POWERFUL SEIKOSHA COMPANY TRAVELED THE GLOBE ABSORBING ALL THE INNOVATIONS IN TIME KEEPING AND SOON BECAME THE MAIN WATCH AND CLOCK DRIVING AND PRODUCING FORCE IN JAPAN. THEY ACTUALLY IMPORTED BRANDED AND NON-BRANDED WATCHES FROM THE LEADING COMPANIES, MAINLY SWISS AND AMERICAN. WATCHES IMPORTED

WITH MILITARY ACTIONS IN KOREA, CHINA, MANCHURIA AND OTHER PLACES, THE DEMAND FOR TIME PIECES OF ALL TYPES LEAD SEIKOSHA TO EITHER UTILIZE OR MODIFIED EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN BRANDS TO PRODUCE  A HOST OF WATCHES WITH NAMES SUCH AS  "NATION"  [ SIGNIFYING THE JAPANESE NATION] SEIKO [AS A MODEL LINE AND NOT NOT A BRAND YET],  FOREIGN, DELIKATA AND OTHERS. THESE WATCHES WOULD BE WORN AND CHERISHED BY  JAPANESE SOLDIERS.


THE SEIKOSHA FOREIGN
WITH
SWISS TAVANNES
15 JEWEL 3 ADJUSTMENT
1932 HIGH FINISH  CAL. 39-1

WITH
AMERICAN MADE

14K WHITE GOLD FILLED
WADSWORTH WATCH CASE

WARRANTED FOR 20 YEARS
WADSWORTH CASE BACK IS FURTHER DOWN
WITH SERIAL
6918559
Around Serial # 0500000 the case number layout had changed
from straight line to a curved "v-shaped" formation.
1932 - 0650000   1933 - 0700000

WITH
WWII
[FIRST INTRODUCED IN THE PACIFIC]
STEEL BRACELET


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GSW HAS RESTORED MANY RARE COLLECTIBLE JAPANESE IMPERIAL PERIOD WATCHES WHICH DATE FROM 1930 TO 1945

THIS BEAUTY IS A JAPANESE IMPORT
BRANDED & TITLED BY SEIKOSHA "FOREIGN".
IT WOULD HAVE A EUROPEAN MOVEMENT THAT EVENTUALLY WOULD BE COPIED AND NAMED
ONE OF THE SEIKOSHA BRAND NAMES
SUCH AS NATION OR DELIKATA OR SEIKO

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AWESOME STEEL BRACELET

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THE DIAL STYLE AND LAYOUT
IS UNDENIABLY SEIKOSHA

OUTER BUTLER CHAPTER
THEN NUMERALS
THEN OFF COLOR CIRCLE WITH
NAME IN BLACK
RED 24 HR MIL TIME
THEN SUB-SECONDS REGISTER COLOR OF CENTER

BUT-THE RADIUM ILLUMINATED NUMERALS
AND CATHEDRAL HANDS ARE EUROPEAN

THUS THIS WHITE GOLD FILLED TIME PIECE IS RARE.


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14K WHITE GOLD FILLED CASE IS EXCEPTIONAL

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THIS IS A JAPANESE
IMPERIAL PERIOD
NAVAL SERVICE BADGE
WITH
COMBAT STAR

 

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THE CASE IS WHITE GOLD FILLED
NEAR MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION

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BRACELET IS STEEL

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A RARE JAPANESE WRIST WATCH

CASE IS THREE PARTS

BEZEL
MOVEMENT CENTER CASE
CASE BACK


THEY ARE ALL IN NEAR MINT CONDITION
WITH NO NOTICEABLE WEAR

THE GOLD FINISH IS STILL
AS IT WAS WHEN FIRST ISSUED

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THE CASE ON THIS WONDERFUL FOREIGN IS
WHITE GOLD FILLED THAT MEANS AN ACTUAL THICK WHITE
GOLD SHEET WAS JOINED TO A SHEET OF BASE METAL THEN
THIS IS PLACED IN A ROLLING MILL TO COMPRESS
THE TWO INTO SHEETS WHICH ARE USED TO

FABRICATE THE CASE

ROLLED GOLD PLATE IS MADE SIMILAR.
THAT IS WHY MANY HEAVILY USED 100 YEAR
POCKET OLD WATCHES STILL HAVE GOLD FINISHE
S

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THE STEEL BAND/BRACELET WHICH FITS UP
TO SIZE EIGHT HAS AN ATTACHED NAVAL BADGE
SIGNIFYING SERVICE IN THE JAPANESE NAVY.
THE GOLD STAR SIGNIFIES ACTIVE BATTLE SERVICE
WHICH COULD HAVE OCCURRED 1932 THROUGH 1945

THE COST OF THIS TIME PIECE
WOULD RULE OUT THE AVERAGE
ENLISTED SOLDIER.


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THE POLISHED CRYSTAL IS ORIGINAL
THERE ARE A FEW SCUFFS BUT WE
BUT WE WANTED TO USE THE ORIGINAL

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MOST OF THE TIME WE WILL
PERFORM PARTIAL DIAL RESTORES
SUCH AS JUST **RE-ILLUMINATING

BUT
THIS DIAL WAS
STUNNING AND COMPLICATED
WITH
ORIGINAL GOLD OUTLINED RAISED RADIUM NUMBERS
GREY/BROWN CENTER AND SUB SECOND REGISTER
RED 24 HOUR REGISTER

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

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I KNOW YOU WILL AGREE
THAT THIS RARE WRIST WATCH
IS SO UNIQUE
RARE
&
AWESOME
IT REQUIRE A COMPLETE RESTORATION

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

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SIMPLY AWESOME

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ANOTHER SHOT OF THE
NAVEL COMBAT BADGE

THIS BADGE WAS WELDED
TO THE STEEL BRACELET

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THIS IS A 5 COLOR DIAL
MATCHED EXACTLY TO THE ORIGINAL
DOWN TO THE SHADES OF RED AND THE BROWNISH SILVER

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READY TO  WEAR
UNLIKE THOSE SEIKOSHA WE HAVE RESTORED
WITH IDENTICAL 7 JEWEL MOVEMENTS
WITH JAPANESE LEATHER STRAPS, THIS BEAUTY
HAS STEEL BAND AND SWISS 15 JEWEL 3 ADJ MOV
WITH AMERICAN WADSWORTH CASE.

IN FACT, MANY IDENTICAL"LOOKING"  MOVEMENTS
LABELED SEIKOSHA ARE MODIFIED/COPIED SWISS MOVEMENTS WITH USUALLY 7 JEWELS

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LOOK AT CASE BACK
NOTHING WAS DONE TO CASE
BESIDES POLISHING

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SIMPLY STUNNING

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BAND FITS LIKE A STRAP

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THE CATCH FITS TO HOLES

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IT THEN FITS THROUGH "SLIDING KEEPER"

A WORK OF ART


READY FOR ANOTHER 83 YEARS!


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THIS TIME PIECE WAS RESTORED
THAT MEANS 13 HOURS OF WORK
WITH
NEW MOVEMENT PARTS

AND
DIAL *RESTORE

[NOT REFINISHING BUT EXACT RESTORATION]

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STEEL HANDS CLEAN OF RADIUM
RE-BLACKED
THEN RE-ILLUMINATED

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


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THIS WAS TWO STAGE PROCCESS
PAINT THEN BAKE IT ON

THEN RE-ILLUMINATE
AND BAKE IT ON!

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TWO TIMES THE HANDS VISIT
85 WATT UV OVEN

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ROCK CLOSES IT COMPLETELY
TO ALLOW HANDS TO BAKE

 

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E
G/D
14 K.
GOLD FILLED
WADSWORTH
COMPANY
6918559
[1932]

WADSWORTH SERIAL

Around # 0500000 the case number layout had changed
from straight line to a curved "v-shaped" formation.
1932 - 0650000   1933 - 0700000

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THIS "FOREIGN" LABELED DIAL
IS A SEIKOSHA DIAL & BRAND

IT IS OUR EXPERIENCE THAT THE
WORD/BRAND "FOREIGN" HAS BEEN
DISCOVERED ON MANY SEIKOSHA
MILITARY WATCHES WITH EUROPEAN MOVEMENTS


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SEIKOSHA WOULD COPY
THIS VERY DESIGN
FOR SEIKO MOVEMENTS
(NOTE FINISH)

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Nouvelle Fabrique Tavannes
39-1
(Eberle 39-1)

Example, year: signature; shock device
ca.
1932: Swiss Made, 3 Adjts, 15 Jewels
(Nouvelle Fabrique Tavannes 39, sub second)

 

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NEW BALANCE + HAIR SPRING NEW MAIN SPRING +
ARBOR


Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
8.75''', Dm= 19.4mm, Do= 19.7mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 35h



early designation Eberle 39-1
differences not known between 39, 301, 302, 304

family:
39, 301, 302, 304: sub second
39-1: sweep second

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WINDS SETS & RUNS

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

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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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