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IF YOU HAVE A WATCH REQUIRING REPAIR PLEASE NOTE GSW MWB ONLY PERFORMS REPAIRS WHEN RESTORING WATCHES. THUS, RARELY DO WE PERFORM REPAIRS JUST TO REPAIR A VINTAGE OR CLASSIC WATCH. WHICH MEANS A RESTORE OR A PARTIAL RESTORATION QUALIFIES. OCCASIONALLY ROCK WILL PERFORM A REPAIR ON A WATCH YOU OWN IF YOU ARE A PATRON WHO HAS INVESTED IN GSW OR YOU ARE AN AFFILIATED GSW/MWB/GSWW MEMBER. IF YOU ARE A PATRON, MEMBER OR WOULD LIKE TO BECOME ONE BY INVESTING IN A GSW RESTORATION OR HAVING YOUR TIME PIECE RESTORED.   REALIZE THAT ROCK PROVIDES DEDICATED TIME TO EVERY PATRON'S WORKS AND WHEN YOUR PROJECT COMES UP IN ROTATION, HE WORKS ONLY ON IT UNTIL IT IS COMPLETED, OR, IN SOME CASES, WHEN PARTS ARRIVE. TIME COULD BE 2 DAYS TO 6 WEEKS, DEPENDING ON THE VOLUME, WORK LOAD AND/OR PARTS REQUIRED.. THUS, IF YOU ARE A WATCH ENTHUSIAST, HAVE A VINTAGE WATCH OR COLLECTION YOU WOULD ENJOY DISCOVERING MAKE MODEL PRICING OR WHAT MAY BE WRONG WITH YOUR TIME PIECE OR RESTORATION.  WE OFFER A FREE SERVICE.  PLEASE FOLLOW RULES CLICK HERE

 

 

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 800.438.6894 Ask For Rock

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:::

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PLEASE NOTE: 80% OF WWII WRIST WATCHES WERE 28 TO 30 MM W/O CROWNS. THE VAUNTED A-11 AVIATORS HACKING WATCH PURCHASED BY U.S. MILITARY UNDER STRICT CONTRACT WAS 29 TO 30 MM DEPENDING ON YEAR, WALTHAM,  BULOVA OR ELGIN. 13% WERE 31MM AND 7% WERE OVER 31MM.

ABOVE LEFT WWII GLYCINE 24HR,  WWII CROYDON ,   WWII INVICTA, THEN OUR AWESOME SAMAD DAMAS . THIS BEAUTY WAS INVESTED IN TWICE, COST US 75.00 IN SHIPPING BECAUSE INVESTORS WANTED BIGGER WATCHES AND FAILED TO EITHER READ OR DISCOVER WHAT THE SIZE WAS! THESE ARE FANTASTIC, BUT THEY ARE ALL 28 TO 31 MM ON AVERAGE!

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WWII INVICTA BRITISH ISSUE, WWII OMEGA WITH RECTANGULAR OMEGA WATER RESIST MOVEMENT SET-UP, LANCO, GRUEN. NOTE THE LANCO AND GRUEN DIFFERENCE!

SO READ THE SIZES. WE PLACE THEM FOR YOUR BENEFIT!.   IF YOUR LOOKING FOR GENUINE WWII MADE WATCHES, EITHER US GOV ISSUE, OR DIRECT TO SERVICE PERSONAL, THEN BE PREPARED FOR 28 TO 30MM WATCHES! NOT THAT LARGER WATCHES DID NOT EXIST, IT WAS DUE TO THE MEN WHO DESIRED SMALLEER WATCHES!

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THE CORPORAL WHO
COULD AND WOULD

ROLEX

By the start of  WWII Rolex had acquired SO MUCH prestige that Royal Air Force pilots bought them to replace ther inferior Gov Issued watches. The result was that Captured officers  sent to POW camps had their watches confiscated with intent. When Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf  learned of these fact5s, he offered to replace each asnf every Rolex to every individual Officer who could would write and explain the circumstances of their loss and inform him what camp they were in.

On 10 March 1943, while  a prisoner of war, lowly [comparded w/officers] Corporal Clive James Nutting, one of the organizers of the Great Escape, ordered a stainless steel Rolex Oyster 3525 Chronograph (current equivalent 1,200) by mail directly from Hans Wilsdorf in Geneva.

He infortmed Hans Wilsdorf he intended on paying for it with money he saved working as a shoemaker at the camp. The watch (Rolex watch no. 185983) was delivered to Stalag Luft III on 10 July that year along with a note from

In a note Wilsdorf apologized for any delay in processing the order and explained that an English gentleman such as Corporal Nutting "should not even think" about paying for the watch before the end of the war.

Wilsdorf is reported to have been impressed with Nutting because, although not an officer, he had ordered the expensive Rolex 3525 Oyster chronograph while most other prisoners ordered the much cheaper Rolex Speed King model which was ****popular because of its small size. The watch is believed to have been ordered specifically to be used in the Great Escape when, as a chronograph, it could have been used to time patrols of prison guards or time the 76 ill-fated escapees through tunnel 'Harry' on 24 March 1944.

[**** DURING WWII MEN PREFERRED SMALLER WATCHES]

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1949-1952
DAMAS

Ch. Ed & J BEGUELIN & Co S.A

RARE LUXURY

TRAMELAN
RADIUM

ROSE GOLD
ROMAN NUMERAL
SWEEP SECONDS
WRIST WATCH

[RE-ILLUMINATED]

30.72 MM X 37.32
W/O CROWN

32.78 X 37.32
W CROWN



WITH

HAND MADE
DARK HAVANA
TURNED EDGES
HAND MADE

LIZARD STRAP

[49.95]

WITH

DAMAS
Ch. Ed & J BEGUELIN & Co S.A
BTC

18
17 JEWEL
SWEEPS MODIFIED
MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT

 

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DAMAS - Ch. Ed & J BEGUELIN & Co S.AS

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Beguelin & Cie. Beguelin was a large Swiss family associated with watches since 1903. In the 1950's the name DAMAS began to appear as associated Beguelin & Cie.

In 1907's, in Tabriz, Iran, in a watch shop called RezvanFar, It was operated by a man named Samad Rezvan and his brother.  They distributed most of the famous brands with their own name branded on them -like Cuervo Y Sobrinos, the famous Cuban watchmaker, T two brands were DAMAS and VAVZER. Today, it is said, that there are hundreds of vintage watches in the mid-east that have these names on them..

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Both Names Are The Name:
SAMAD REZVAN IN REVERSE

SAMAD - DAMAS
REZVAN-
NAVZER

SO TAKE YOUR PIC.
M DAMAS
STOOD FOR
QUALITY UNIQUENESS
AND
A SOLID REPUTATION

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DAMAS IS NOW HEADQUARTERED IN Dubai, United Arab Emirates AND IS THE LEADING MIDDLE EAST JEWELER AND WATCH RETAILER AND OPERATES 290+ STORES IN 12 COUNTRIES AND IS A RETAILER FOR A LARGE PORTFOLIO OF LUXURY BRANDS

 WATCHES ASSOCIATED AND BRANDED WITH THE DAMAS NAME ARE ARE UNIQUE TIME PIECES SUCH AS THIS M DAMAS BRANDED TRAMELAN WATCH.

 

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THIS PARTICULAR WATCH HAS
Tramelan, Beguelin & Cie, AND Damas
ON CASE AND MOVEMENT.

Beguelin, Ch. Ed. & J of Tramelan, Switzerland.

Beguelin started his company in 1903-1908.

In 1920 Beguelin & Cie.
1923 Beguelin-Tramelan.
1924 Tramelan Watch Co. SA.
1925 Beguelin and Tramelan were both listed separately.
1949 Beguelin & Cie. Des Monters Damas et Tramelan Watch Co.
1951 Beguelin & Cie SA. Damas.
1966 Damas, Beguelin & Co. SA.
1974 Beguelin

 

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BEGUELIN & CO. S.A.
MANUFACTURE DES MONTRES
"DAMAS" ET "TRAMELAN WATCH CO.
Trademark

Filing Date
1947-12-13

Registration Date

1948-11-16

 

 

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DAMAS
WRIST WATCH

HAS ITS ORIGINAL
STUNNING DIAL

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WATERPROOF
DAMAS
SHOCKRESISTANT
ANTIMAGNETIC
17 JEWELS

IN ROSE GOLD METALLIC FINISH

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THE ROMAN NUMERALS
AND
HANDS HAVE BEEN RE-ILLUMINATED

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THE CASE REQUIRED TWO HOURS TO RESTORE
NOTE THE ROSE GOLD CHAPTER RING
OUTER MARKERS
OUTLINED NUMERALS
AND
RED SWEEP SECONDS
AND
WHAT A REALLY AWESOME  CHAPTER RING
IN METALLIC ROSE GOLD FINISH

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WITHOUT A DOUBT
IT FITS BOTH MEN AND WOMAN
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THE CASE BACK IS A SCREW DOWN

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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NOW
OF ALL THE STRAPS
THIS ONE IS ANOTHER SUPER NICE COLLECTORS STRAP
THIS LIZARD IS NOT CHEAP
HAND MADE
TURNED EDGES

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IT HAS FANTASTIC G
HAND MADE ITALIAN LIZARD
WITH LARGE SCALES
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HAND MADE ITALIAN LIZARD
WITH LARGE SCALES
EMBE

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NOT CHINESE

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THE QUALITY OF THIS STRAP HAS NO BETTER
LOOK AT IT!
WHEN YOU WEAR THIS BEAUTY PEOPLE WILL STOP YOU AND ASK

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT WATCH FROM!

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IF YOU DESIRE A LESS COSTLY STRAP

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ENTIRE WATCH WAS OVERHAULED
TO INSURE THAT PARTS WORN WOULD BE REPLACED
AND

THE CASE RESTORED
AND
DIAL RE-ILLUMINATED
AND

A NEW PLEXIGLAS CRYSTAL

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LOOKS LIKE SEVERAL
ROLEX
WATCHES ROCK IS CURRENTLY RESTORING
FROM THE 1940'
SAME SIZE AND LOOK!

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THE DIAL HAS SOME MARS.
HARDLY NOTICEABLE
AS YOU CAN SEE

THIS IS A COLLECTORS DIAL
ONE DOES NOT RESTORE A DIAL LIKE THIS

ONLY THE RADIUM WAS REMOVED
AND
AF LUMINOVA
SLIGHTLY COLORED
!!!!!TO LOOK LIKE RADIUM!!!!!

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THE SEVERAL SCRATCHES WERE LEFT SO AS NOT TO
REMOVE TO MUCH STEEL
AND
POSSIBLY THE NAME AND SERIALS

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DAMAS - Ch. Ed & J BEGUELIN & Co S.A


NOTE BOTH INTERIOR CASE BACK
AND
MOVEMENT
WERE ALSO HAND INSCRIBED BY
DAMAS

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DAMAS - Ch. Ed & J BEGUELIN & Co S.A

SIGNED
BTC
18

 

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DAMAS - Ch. Ed & J BEGUELIN & Co S.A

DAMAS
Ch. Ed & J BEGUELIN & Co S.A

17 JEWEL
BALANCE SHOCK ABSORBER
HACKED SWEEPS SECONDS
SIGNED DAMAS

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h


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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