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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
OVERHAULED
RESTORED

1942
ELGIN FIELD

MILITARY WATCH
with

NYLON ROLEX STYLE
RED AND BLACK STRIPED
NYLON MILITARY STRAP 
with

ELGIN 532
16 JEWEL
1940

MILITARY HACKED SWEEPS

 

29.5 X 32 MM


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AND

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PLEASE ALLOW 4 TO 6 WEEKS FOR LINK

APPRAISAL WILL INCLUDE THE HISTORY, INFORMATION
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WWII

In 1938 the British were already preparing for war. In their rush the British Ministry of Defense solicited proposals for WWW* & timers/pocket watches. As long as the basic specs were met, there were no SPECIFIC PATTERNS to be complied with.

[That is why we find **G.S.T.P. on most pocket/deck watches and timers]

*Watch-Wristlet-Waterproof
**General Service Temporary Pattern

Record Watch Co was one of 12 companies submitting complying designs,

To comply with the process, Record upgraded there 15 jewel movements.

A few upgrades were:

1- Breguet-curved hairsprings with screwed alloy rather than a steel balances provided better temperature control and less chance of breakage;

2-Shock absorbers for balances;

3- And finally, when major companies, including Omega, Longines and General watch company, began producing critical high demand center sweep second hand movements by hacking existing movements, Record followed suit.

 

CENTER SWEEP


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 . The sweep second watch simply made the watch more than an instrument to "tell time"....

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 .

  

THE DESIGN

So, what did Record and other manufacturers 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.

***sweep second hand
technically, "sweep" usually means rotating round without TICKS. In other words, smoothly rather than "ticking" by second round. In this write up, we are using sweep in a general way to better explain our history and science. It made no difference whether it was ticks or moves smooth, 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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1942
WWII
ELGIN
532
MILITARY WATCH

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ELGIN
ALL STEEL THREE PIECE CASE

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ORIGINAL PAINTED RADIUM HANDS
RADIUM REMOVED & REPLACED WITH AF LUMINOVAA

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BEZEL WITH ORIGINAL CRYSTAL

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ROLEX STYLE NYLON
G-18 NATO
MILITARY NYLON STRAP
WITH KEEPERS

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ALL STEEL CASE
TOP BEZEL W/CRYSTAL
CENTER CASE WITH LUGS
SNAP-ON CASE BACK
ALL IN STAINLESS STEEL

 

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ANOTHER SHOT OF WATCH WITH BLACK STEEL HANDS
 

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BLACK DIAL
ORIGINAL
WWII STYLEA

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12 3 6 9
DOT MARKERS
24 HR MILITARY TIME

 
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AWESOME

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4 KEEPERS

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OTHER STRAPS AVAILABLE

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FITS UP TO 9

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PERFECT

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PERFECT

 
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HANDS ARE AWESOME

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READY TO WEAR AND SHOW

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STEEL CASE BACK IS FANTASTIC

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ILLUMINATED

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BEAUTIFUL

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SIGNED

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CASE LOOKS GREAT

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THE MILITARY ELGIN
FEATURES HACKED SWEEP SECONDS
THIS WATCH MOVEMENT ORIGINALLY HAD SUB-SECONDS

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MADE IN THE GOOD OLE U.S.A,

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Elgin 532

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
8/0 size, Do= 23.7mm, Dm= 23.25mm
16 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h


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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY ON WATCH AND TIMER

699.00 PROFESSIONAL IN$URANCE **APPRAISAL
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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!  

 

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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