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OVERHAULED
RESTORED
SERVICED

MILITARY HISTORY

1959

WYLER
LIFEGUARD

33 x 40 mm
w/o

crown


WITH

SECRET
SNAP BACK
SINGLE WYLER CASE

WITH

NEWLY RELUMED

WITH

RE-ILLUMINATED MARKERS
AND
HANDS

RELUMED ORIGNAL
HOUR & MINUTE
HAND


WITH

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

AND

FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS OFFER
PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 6 WEEKS FOR LINK
ROCK IS 6 WEEKS BEHIND ON APPRAISALS

AND

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

WITH

19.00 USA DOUBLE BOXED TWO DAY AIR WITH
INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE SHIPPING

26.00  DISCOUNTED INTERNATIONAL
REGISTERED INSURED W/SIGNATURE

FREE USA
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Paul Wyler presented his first 16 and 19-line precision movements to the public in 1927. The particularity of these was the INCAFLEX balance wheel, which was legendary at the time.

The Wyler Incaflex balance wheel is protected along its diameter by two curved, elastic arms, which absorb any shocks to the balance wheel.

In addition to producing his own calibres, Wyler also modified movements of other large-scale producers and sold these on to other watch companies. In some cases, the basic calibre was changed so much that the movements should actually be considered as Wyler calibres.

In 1937 the WYLER INTRODUCED THE WATER-RESISTANT    watch that was not fitted with the conventional soft gaskets.

The crystal was pressed in between the edge of the case and a pressed or screwed bezel, the gap between the winding shaft and the watch case was sealed hydraulically by fitting the winding shaft and bushing together, in the same material, to 1/500mm.

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A STAINLESS STEEL "POT" IS WELDED OR PRESSED INTO A  BASE METAL OR STEEL CIRCULAR PIECE WITH LUGS.

LIKE A CIRCLE OF METAL WITH LUGS ATTACHED -- ACTULLY MADE AS ONE PIECE WITH A CIRCULAR HOLE IN THE CENTER WHERE CASE OR"POT"IS THEN PRESSED INTO THIS OPENING AND SOMETIMES WELDED.

A  CRYSTAL IS PRESSED AROUND THE RETAINER WALL

THEN A STAINLESS STEEL BEZEL IS PRESSED OVER THE CRYSTAL

THE THREE FORM ONE SOLID CASE.

YET THIS WYLER HOILDS A SECRET. I HAVE ONLY RESTORED 5 OF THESE WYLERS WITHSECRET STORAGE COMPARTNMENT AND 4 OF THE 5 WEREALSO OWNED BY MILITARY PERSOMNAL IN THE NAM...

 

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I START WITH A FLAT BLACK DIAL
THEN I SHOW YOU THE
ILLUMINATED MARKERS

THEN THE
ILLUMINATED NUMERALS

FINALLY

FULLY ILUMINATED BRASS HANDS

ILLUMINATED IN  WWII TRADITION.
PAINTING THE HANDS WITH RADIUM

ALL RADIUM PROFESSIONALLY REMOVED
REPLACEDWITH AF LUMIINOVA
A PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC
MATERIAL INVENTED AND UTILIZED
BY GERMAN SUBMARINE CREWS
IN WWII

[READ IRON COFFINS! WOW, WHAT A BOOK!]

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JUST WHEN WYLER WAS INTO BUILDING WATCHES
FOR VIETNAM AND OTHER MILITARY ENDEAVERS
UTILIZING RADIUM
RADIUM WAS  JUST BEGINNING TO BE RECOGNIZED AS DANGEROUSE
THAT IS TO THE PUBLIC

IN FACT ONE OF THE MOST COSTLY BRANDS
USED THIS FEAR TO MOVE WATCHES!

THE BLANCPAIN FIFTY FATHOMS DIVE WATCH
SORT OF A PRODUCTOF A CONTRACT WITH THE USA
WAS BEING RELEASED JUST ABOIUT THE EXACT SAME TIME AS THIS WYLER

IT'S SELLING POINT?
NO MAS


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ADVERTISED AND STAMPED
ON THE

THE NORMAL
YELLOW
WITH

RED SYMBOL
RADIATION WARNING

PLACED ON EVERY DIAL

WAS ALTERED TO A
LIGHT GREEN NATURE SYMBOL

WITH AN
"X"
ACROSS THE RADIATION SYMBOL

AND THE WORDS

"NO RADIATIONS"

WRITTEN HORSE SHOW AT BOTTOM

NO RADIUM NO TRITIUM

 

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THIS PICTURE IS FROM GSW/GSWW ARCHIVES
@2004 GOLDSMITHWORKS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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THIS AWESOME RICH INHISTORY
BLACK
ILLUMITATED DIAL
IS SIGNED

WYLER
INCAFLEX
LIFEGUARD
SWISS MADE

 

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AN
ORIGINAL
NOS
VINTAGE
WYLER CRYSTAL
IS ALWAYS THE BEST

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THERE IS WEAR FROM CHROME MISSING ON LUGS
BUT AGAIN
I CAN REPLATE
BUT WHEN YOU SPEND THETIME
READING THIS
YOU WILL KNOW THAT THE WEAR
MAKESD THIS BEAUTY WORTH MORE THAN
APPLYING A REPLATE

 

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THIS PICTURE IS FROM GSW/GSWW ARCHIVES
@2004 GOLDSMITHWORKS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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THERE LIES WITHIN THIS STUNNING FIND
A WYLER SINGLE CASE WITH STEEL CASE BACXK.

CASE BACK THAT SIMPLY SERVES NO PURPOSE

PRETTY RARE
AFTER ALL- YOU HAVE TO RESTORE 500 OF THESE
TO FIND ONE WITH THIS SET UP

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NOW,

I KNOW IN WWII
WYLER COULD NOT ACCESS MUCH STEEL
HARDLY ANY ONE COULD
EVEN IN SWITZERLAND
A
"NEUTRAL COUNTRY"
WHERE WATCHES PRODUCTION WAS 10 X PRE-WAR

BECAUSE THE BIG GUYS IN THE US
HAD TOOLED FOR WAR AND INSTRUMENTS
TIMERS FUSES  AND OTHERWARTIME NESSESITIES
THE SWISS WERE GOING FULL BORE
BUT EVEN THEY HAD A DIFFICULT TIME SECURING STEEL
THE REASON MANY WATCHES WERE CHROMED
SO WYLER PRODUCED WYLERS WITH STANDARD CASE BACKS


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YET THAT SIMPLY IS NOT WHAT WE HAVE HERE
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR TRENCH ART WATCHES
WATCHES KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN OWNED

BY A SOLDIER
AN ADVENTURER
WITH
SOMETHING COOL
WELL
THIS BABY BLEW ME AWAY

IF YOU GO AND READ THE STORY FOR THE
VIETNAM WESTCLOX
I PUT IT UP WITH TWO OTHERS
THIS IS ONE OF THEM
THEY ALL CAME WITH SURPRISES


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33 X 40
W/O CROWN

A PERFECT SIZE


COOL RADIUM PAINTED HANDS
[NOW LUMINOVA]

AWSESOME MARKERS AND NUMBERS

CLEAR WHITE SECONDS CHAPTER

KILLER RED SWEEPS WITH ILLUMINATED ARROW TIP
OLID WYLER INCAFLEX BALANCED MOVEMENT
WITH
ADDITIONAL INCABLOC SHOCKDEVICES

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THE FACT IS DOG GONE BEAUTY
INFORMS US OF ITS  HISTORY
AND
OF THE MAN WHO OWNED IT

WHOSE NAME IS CLEARLY
AND
PROFESSIONALY
ENGRAVED
ON THE BACK OF THE WATCH

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THE WATCH IS DATED 1959

THE VERY ERA SPECIAL FORCES WERE
LANDING IN THE NAM AND LAOS

READ THE WESTCLOX OFFER I PLACED
RIGHT ON EBAY
YOU CANNOT MISS IT

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A NEARLY INDISTRUCTABLE
WYLER SINGLE CASE
WITH
WYLER MADE
NEARLY DAMAGE PROOF CRYSTAL
AND
SHOCKRESISTANT BALANCE
SEVENTEEN JEWELS
WITH NO CASE BACK
WHERE MOISTURE CAN GAIN ENTRANCE
AND KILL A WATCJH

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YET WE HAVE A CASE BACK

YOU CAN SEE THE SEAM CLEARLY
I THOUGH THIS BABY WAS A WWII CASE
WITH A LATE FIFTIES LIFEGUARD DIAL

I HAVE ONLY OFFERED A FEW OF THOSE
THEYARE ALSO RARE

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SO HERE WERE MY FIRST THOUGHTS

A- A COMPANY MAKES SINGLE CASES CASES. THEY THEN OFFER THEM TO, TO SAY,  SEVERAL DIFFERENT BRANDS. EACH BRAND WANTS TO HAVE THEIR NAME ON CASE
BACK. SO THEY MAKE THEM TO SNAP ON!

NO GO. FROM 1955 THROUGH THE SEVETIES MANY SINGLE CASESY STEMEMS EVOLVED FROM THE 1928 WYLER DESIGN. NONE ACTUALL BETTER. YET, NOT A SINGLE SINGLE CAE SYSTEM HAS EVER REMOTELY RESEMBLE THE WYLER CASE. NOT OMEGA, BULOVA, JULES JERGENSEN, ELGIN, MIDO, ETERNA. EVEN  BENRUS! WHO WON THE FIRST MILITARY CONTRACT IN 1963/64 BASED ON A SINGLE CASE SYSTEM.  OTHER PROOF IS THE FACT THE INSIDE OF THE "POT" IS IS SIGNED WYLER!

B- THE ONLY OTHER CAUSE? IF THE ACTUAL SINGLE CASE WERE IN ALL ACTUALITY A CHROME PLATED POT WITH CHROME LUGS , THEN THE MAKING OF A STEEL CASE BACK
THAT SNAPPED ON WOULD PROTECT IT.

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BEFORE I CONTINUE
I WILL INFORM YOU THAT I WE CHOSEN
A BALLISTIC NYLON STRAP
BALLISTIC NYLON IS REINFORCED NYLON
TWICE AS RUGGED AND STRONG
AS THE NATO STRAPS
ALL OF US USED TO BUY

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NOTE THE ABOVE PIC
THE WEAR TO THE LUGS AND CONNECTED AREA
THE ACTUAL "CASE" IS A "POT
PRESSED INTO THE BEZEL

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AGAIN WE NOTICE THE BRASSING

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THE CRYSTAL BEZEL IS STEEL
THE POT IS STEEL

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THE INNER BOTTOM OF THE POT IS WYLER SIGNED
THE CRYSTALWALL
IS STEEL
IT LOOKS LIKE
ONLY THE LUGS
AND
SURROUNDING METAL ARE CHROME PLATED


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NOTE THE STEEL POT PRESSED INTO THE BEZEL
NOT CRYSTAL BEZEL
BUT CASEBEZEL
WHICH INCLUDES LUGS

BEING MADE OF BRASS BASED METALS
ACTUALLY WORKS IN THE WEATCHES FAVOR
BUTTHAT IS FO ANOTHER READ

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TURNING CASE OVER REVEALS THE OWNERS NAME
FACT IS THE CASE IS A SPECIAL ALLOY
RESISTS MAGNATISM AS WELL AS ABSORBS SHOCK BETTER

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DUANE FUGITT
DEC 12TH 1959

NOTE THIS WAS ADDED
AFTER INVESTING IN THEWATCH

COME TO FIND OUT THIS TIME PIECE WAS A SPECIAL DESIGN
ONLY SEVERAL THOUSAND WERE MADE
MAINLY AS EXPERIMENTAL ASTO THE LIFE GUARDS SERIES
WHICH BEGAN LATER PART OF THE 1950'S

IT IS SIGNED
STAINLESS STEEL BACK
WITH NUMERAL CASE NUMBERS

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YOU CAN SEE A SLIGHT DENT IN THE STEEL CASE BACK
I USED A STRAIGHT EDGE RAZOR TO OPEN
THIS BACK SITS A FEW MILLIMETERS OFF THE POT
EXTREMELY TIGHT WHEN PRESSED ON
WELL THE CVASE BACK HAS WHAT LOOKS LIKE


A] MILITARY SERVICE NUMBER
B] DATE OF 1963
D] 1ST SPECIAL FORCES GROUP
[THEY WERE ACTUALLY INSERTED 1958 THROUGH 1964]
SSGT

 

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THIS LOOKS LIKE A RUDEMENTORY
ENTRY UPON THE METAL
BUT IT IS SMOOTH
AND IT NEARLY MARTCHES THE INNER SIDE
OFTHE SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
REMOVABLE CASE BACK

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AGAIN, THIS IS NOT "ENGRAVED" IT LOOKS LIKE AN ACID WASH OR ETCHING
YET NO RUN-OFF YOU CAN TELLRGHT AWAY IT WAS ACCOMPLISHED DECADES AGO
THE FIRST THOUGHT WAS IF DUANE WERE LKILLED IN ACTION
IF FOUND THE CASE BACK WOULD HAVE HIS NAME ON IT
BUT THE FACT IS THE INTERNAL WOULD IDENTIFIY HIM

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WELL MAKES NO DIFFERENCE
ITIS AN AWESOME RARE FIND
WITH A HOSTOF FUN AND BRAGGING RIGHTS
AS WELL AS AN AWESOME  PROJECT
TO DISCOVERY

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ENOUGH SDAID

 

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RE-LUMED HANDS
&
DIAL NUMBERS

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VERY NICE

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WYLER MODIFIED
17 JEWEL
AS MOVEMENT

WYLER ADDED
INCAFLEX BALANCE
SWEEP SECONDS
INCBLOC DEVICE
EXTRA JEWEL
17 JEWELS

OVERHAULED SERVICED
WITH
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

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CONDITION
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WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS EXCELLENT

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

a)FREE   SIGNATURE DELIVERY INSURED 25.00 PUERTO RICO AND HAWAII

B)FREE   INTERNATIONAL WITH INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE SHIPPING.:

. International Clients are responsible for any CUSTOM FEES, DUTIES, AND/OR TAXES.

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 589.00  PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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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 INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


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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!