WELCOME TO GOLDSMITHWORKS FINE JEWELRY AND WATCH 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. SHIPPING SALES REPAIRS . GOLDSMITHWORKS, A GA STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALER, JEWELER, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, IN$URED 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::800.438.6894 . ASK FOR ROCK

 

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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
OVERHAULED
RESTORED

1935-1942
J.E. CALDWELL & Co

CONCORD
MILITARY WATCH
WITH
ORIGINAL
PATENTED 1940
SPRING CLIP BRACELET

with


Taubert & Fils
MAKERS OF
PATEK & VACHERON
WATCH CASES


BORGEL FB KEY
HALL MARKED
DOUBLE
"WATER PROOF"
STEEL CASE

 

28.5 X 36 MM


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 YOU ALSO RECEIVE

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

AND

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DUE TO SERVER OUTAGE OCT 15 - NOV 18
PLEASE ALLOW 4 TO 6 WEEKS FOR LINK

APPRAISAL WILL INCLUDE THE HISTORY, INFORMATION
AND PICS OF THIS OFFER BELOW

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9.00 US SHIPPING SUPER FAST TWO DAY
DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

26.00 INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING USPS REGISTERED
WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

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NOTE 12 HOURS OF RESEARCH AND EDITING WENT INTO THE HISTORIC INFORMATION HEREIN. THIS HISTORIC INFORMATION BECOMES PART OF YOUR INVESTMENT AND WILL BE PLACED INTO YOIR PRO APPRAISAL. TAKE THE TIME TO REVIEW IT! 

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CONCORD
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Founded in 1908 in Biel, Switzerland, CONCORD was created to design watches with the American market in mind. Concord has made several innovations in its history such as being one of the first “private label” luxury watches to incorporate precious metals and gems in its watches. It was also the first company to make a wristwatch made of coins.

IN 1945, U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMAN PRESENTED CONCORD CLOCKS TO CHURCHILL & STALIN ON THE OCCASION OF THE POTSDAM PEACE CONFERENCE IN BERLIN.

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J. E. CALDWELL & CO.
Caldwell & Company

Trained as a silversmith in New York City, James E. Caldwell, worked for a short period of time on Maiden Lane, in New York City, before opening a small watchmaker's shop on Fifth and Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, sometime in the early 1830s.

By 1839, James Emmott Caldwell began to supply wealthy Philadelphia's with stylish European jewelry, silver, and objets d'art.

Caldwell’s business quickly flourished. Over several decades, the store changed locations and owners a handful of times.

In 1868, the firm was officially dubbed J.E. Caldwell and Co.

After fires ravaged the city in that same year, the store was rebuilt at 902 Chestnut Street.

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the firm began to create beautiful gem-set, hand fabricated Art Nouveau jewels. Its pieces are among the finest examples of American Art Nouveau jewelry; they feature finely chased surfaces, unusual gemstones, as well as typical Nouveau motifs: curvaceous women, vines, garlands, flowers, and insects.

In 1916, J.E. Caldwell relocated to a more fashionable and affluent part of town, at the corner of Juniper and Chestnut Street.

Throughout the 1920’s, the firm produced fine pieces of Art Deco jewelry for which it is still known. Since then, it has continued to offer high quality jewels according to the current styles.

In 1953, under the direction of Aust´on Homer, who had become president of Caldwell's the previous year, the company began a branch store expansion, opening their second location in the Hotel Dupont in Wilmington, Delaware.

Caldwell & Co. was purchased by Henry Birks & Sons, a Montreal-based jeweler and in August 1992, was acquired by Carlyle & Co., a family owned jewelry concern in Greensboro, North Carolina

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TAUBERT & FILS

Taubert & Fils was one of the finest Geneva based case makers and specialists in the manufacture of high quality dirt and moisture-resistant cases. The company’s case stamp was F.B. within a cartouche.

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Borgel's FB KEY Trade Mark

 

Francois Borgel
Francois Borgel
would set up shop in 1887 in Geneva, Switzerland. His registered trademark ["marque de fabrique"] was created using his initials [FB] with a Geneva key.

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REGISTRATION

In October of 1891, Francois would patent his famous and eponymous watch case design. His   Swiss "Brevet" [Patent] was number 4001. Francois would also patent his design in England under Patent number 20,422.

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GENEVA COAT ARMS

The Borgel case was an early attempt to make wrist watches resistant to dust and moisture. It had a one piece case with no separate back opening. The movement was mounted in a threaded carrier ring attached to the bezel, and this assembly screws into the one piece case from the front.

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Though Longines, The International Watch Co. of Schaffhausen (IWC) , and other lesser known Swiss watch manufacturers were early adopters of the Borgel screw case,  it was Mr. Wyler of the new Wyler Watch Co in 1928 who would  use the base of the Francois Borgel invention to invent his own modern style of the one piece case design that would then find it's way into history and adoption by over 20 other brands whom followed Wyler's designs.

After the death of Francois Borgel in 1912, his daughter Louisa Borgel would continue the manufacture of Borgel screw cases.

In 1924, Borgel was purchased by Taubert & Fils who continued to use the then famous FB-key trademark.

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Taubert & Fils was one of the finest Geneva-based case makers and specialized in water-resistant cases. Among the famous top high end watch companies they built cases for were Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Concord.

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BE SURE TO READ THE BELOW   TEXT

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ABOVE ARE PICTURES OF THIS WATCH AND THE LAST AND ONLY OTHER WWII CONCORD WE RESTORED

CLICK HERE FOR  ORIGINAL NO OUTSIDE AD/LINK
TO VIEW THE SWEEP VERSION
TWITH RESTORED DIAL THAT SOLD FOR 499.00


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OUR STORY

GSW INVESTED IN THIS AWESOME WWII SUB-SECONDS CONCORD DUE TO IT'S RARITY. DISTRIBUTED IN THE USA BY FAMOUS J. E. CALDWELL & CO. FROM 1930 THROUGH 1943, IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVELY BUILT AND OFFERED TIME PIECES OF IT'S DAY.

ONLY 12 WERE OFFERED THAT WE ARE AWARE OF IN 10 YEARS.

DURING THAT TEN YEARS, WE HAD OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN TWO. ONE WAS THE CONVERTED SWEEP SECONDS CONCORD VERSION AND THE OTHER THIS ORIGINAL SUB-SECOND CONCORD -- WHICH COST 135.00 BEFORE RESTORATION AND OVERHAUL WITH WARRANTY AND APPRAISAL

THE SWEEP SECONDS HACK --- A SUB-SECOND MOVEMENT IS "HACKED" TO FIT A SWEEP HAND -- IS A TOTAL "RESTORATION TO ORIGINAL CONDITION".

NOTE: THE RADIUM WAS DEAD

IT HAS BEEN RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF LUMINOVA

CLICK HERE FOR  ORIGINAL NO OUTSIDE AD/LINK
TO VIEW THE SWEEP VERSION
TWITH RESTORED DIAL THAT SOLD FOR 499.00

 


 

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ILLUMINATED

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JUST GOOGLE J.E. CALDWELL & Co.
EVEN CHRISTIES AUCTION HOUSE OFFERS
J.E. CALDWELL & CO ITEMS

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RRESTORED IN ORIGINAL CONDITION

 

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BEFORE

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RESTORED TO
ORIG NEW CONDITION BALANCE
NEW MAIN SPTINGB

CLEANED LUBRICATED
AND
RE-ASSEMBLED

 

 


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THIS DIAL IS AWESOME


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THE CASE IS ALL STAINLESS/RUSTLESS STEEL
AND IS NUMBERED AND
HALLMARK

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THIS LOOK IS ABOUT CORRECT
AS FAR AS PATINA COLOR
AND
DETAIL
OF

CASE DIAL
AND
HANDS
WITHOUT
MAGNIFICATION

AWESOME

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THIS RARE EXCEPTIONAL TIME PIECE
IN ALL STAINLESS STEEL
DEMONSTRATES ITS QUALITY
FROM ITS ABSOLUTE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL
WHICH HAS A WONDERFUL LIGHT COLORATION
BUT TO IT'S HALLMARK DOUBLE CASE

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BUT TO IT'S DIAL WHICH IS TRULY A LOOK OF PATINA
IT'S WHITE DIAL AGED BY SUN AND USE OVER 70 YEARS

IT'S ORIGINAL DEAD RADIUM STILL 85% ATTACHED
[WE  TESTED WITH GEIGER COUNTER IT IS DEAD]
TO ITS OUTLINED NUMERALS

IT'S ORIGINAL RED 24 HR MILITARY RING

ITS ORIGINAL BLACK STEEL WINDOWED HANDS

ITS ORIGINAL OUTER MINUTES CHAPTER RING

 

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THIS RARE EXCEPTIONAL TIME PIECE
HAS A TRULY UNIQUE BRACELET THAT WAS POPULAR
TO THOSE WHO COULD FIND ONE. WHILE NOT THE FIRST
STEEL "SPRING" CLIP STYLE WATCH BAND IN THE 1940'S
THIS DESIGN WOULD BE COPIED UNTIL THE MID 1960'S

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WHILE THE BONKLIP WAS UTILIZED ON 6 OF
THE SIMILAR CONCORD WRIST WATCHES,
THIS  STEEL BRACELET/BAND
WAS ON 3 OF THEM

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THIS BRACELET HAS SIMPLE SPRINGS PLACED
WITHIN THE LINKS. AND CONDITION IS EXCELLENT
MANY THAT SURVIVE USUALLY HAVE CLIPS MISSING
BROKEN OR WORN. THE SPRINGS ARE STRONG

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THE DIAL IS AWESOME
ROCK WANTED TO ADD THIS BABY TO HIS
COLLECTION NOTE THE CROWN .

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THIS STEM TUBE IS MILITARY STYLE
THICK AND WIDE

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WHILE WE HAVE SEEN SEVERAL DIFFERENT
CROWNS ON THE OTHER SIMILAR MODELS
THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME

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I LIKE TO CALL THIS A MUSHROOM CROWN
THIS CROWN ACTUALLY IS SEATED
WHEN PULLED LIGHTLY IT ONLY
MOVES A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE CASE
LEAVING THE CROWN STILL OVER THE TUBE

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28.5 X 36 MM

IS THE STANDARD MEN'S SIZE
OF THE PERIOD
THE A-11 WWII HACKING
MILITARY WATCH
IS
28 MM TO 29 MM

IF YOU EVER WANT ONE LET US KNOW
WE WILL PLACE ON EBAY FOR YOU

 

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YOU CAN SEE THE CASE BACK WAS MADE
TO UTILIZE A SPECIAL CASE WRENCH
WE  DETAILED THE CASE BACK
DUE TO THE FACT SOMEONE USED A TOOL
THAT DOES NOT FIT THE CASE BACK
AND HEAVILY SCRATCHED IT
ONLY A FEW LIGHT MARKS REMAIN

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ALL PARTS WERE DISASSEMBLED

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NOTE HOW THIS THE ENTIRE
TIME PIECE WITH BRACELET IS!

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J.E. CALDWELL & CO
SOLD HIGH END PRODUCTS
TO
HIGH END CLIENTS

THIS PARTICULAR MODEL WAS BUILT
BY CONCORD WATCH CO

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AWESOME

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Taubert & Fils was one of the finest Geneva-based case makers and specialized in water-resistant cases. Among the famous top high end watch companies they built cases for were Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Concord.

UNUSUAL FOR
1935 TO 1943
ARE NUMBERED
CASE BACKS & CASES

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Borgel's FB KEY Trade Mark

FB
KEY
CONCORD WATCH CO
SWISS
STAINLESS STEEL
5667

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NOTE
AS WITH MANY LUXURY
WATCH MANUFACTURERS
THE CASE SERIAL #
IS REPEATED FROM CASE BACK
TO
BETWEEN THE LUGS OF THE CASE

5667

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MILITARY DUST/ANTIMAGNETIC SHIELDED

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MOVEMENT RING WITH LEDGE ALLOWS THE TOP
SHIELD TO SNAP INTO THIS MOVEMENT RING

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Taubert & Fils was one of the finest Geneva-based case makers and specialized in water-resistant cases. Among the famous top high end watch companies they they worked with Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Concord.

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ROCK ADDED A NEW
ORIGINAL STYLE GRAY SEAL

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ANOTHER CASE BACK SHOT
Borgel's FB KEY Trade Mark

Taubert & Fils was one of the finest Geneva-based case makers and specialized in water-resistant cases. Among the famous top high end watch companies they built cases for were Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Concord.

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STEEL CASE TOP SIDE BEFORE RESTORE

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STEEL CASE BOTTOM SIDE BEFORE RESTORE

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IN ITS TIME A FANTASTIC
ADDITION TO MILITARY WATCHES
AND
HIGH END WATCHES

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THIS IS THE TWO PART
"INNER CASE"

COMPOSED OF COPPER AND TIN
IT WAS A BRONZE SHIELD
THAT REPELLED MAGNETISM

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IT SEALED THE WATCH
WITH AN ADDITIONAL COVER

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FROM
MOISTURE AND DUST
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SIGNED OUTER CASE BACK

 

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GREAT ORIGINAL 1940 STEEL BAND

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HERE SHE IS SEPARATED

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NOTE THE WELL DESIGNED AND HAND   MANUFACTURED
15 JEWEL CONCORD MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT

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TOP VIEW
AFTER  OVERHAUL

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HERE THERE IS JUST ENOUGH SPACE
TO ADD THE INNER CASE SIDES AND COVER
NOTE THE BLACK U INNER LEFT SIDE BELOW CROWN
THAT IS NOTCH TO LINE UP
THE INNER CASE

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HERE WE SEE THE INNER CASE WALL INSTALLED
THE TOP SNAPS ONTO THE WALL
INSTALLED

SIGNED
CONCORD WATCH Co
SWISS

242W
FIFTEEN 15 JEWELS
UNADJUSTED
CXC

[CONCORD EXPORT CODE]


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

A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY ON WATCH AND TIMER

699.00 PROFESSIONAL IN$URANCE **APPRAISAL
NOTE: THIS IS A RESTORED TIME PIECE

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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 IN$URANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


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


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!