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"MILITARYWATCHBOX"

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THIS RESTORATION HAPPENS TO BE ON MY LIST AS ONE OF "THE BEST" 
AND THE CHOICE OF MILITARY EMBLEMS THE VERY BEST
THE HISTORY OF THE ITEMS DRESSING THE STRAP OFFERS GREAT INTERACTION

THE YELLOW/GOLD BACK WITH BLUE STRIPES 1ST Sgt Rank Badge
HONORS 
Sgt. Earle D. Gregory THE “Sgt. York of Virginia
WWI FIRST NATIVE VIRGINIAN TO RECEIVE THE MEDAL OF HONOR

STORY FURTHER DOWN!!!

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THIS HALLMARKED SILVER TRENCH WATCH SPORTS
ALL THE FEATURES OF THE TOP TRENCH WATCHES
IN FACT, IT MATCHES THE ROLEX TRENCH WATCH.

WE INVESTED IN HER LIKE YOU SEE HER
OF COURCE SHE WAS OVERHAULED/SERVICED.,

SHE HAS A GILDED 15 JEWEL ADJUSTED MOVEMENT 
THE SILVER DOUBLE HINGE CASE IS IDENTICAL

TO THE ONE WE JUST SOLD FOR 600.00
SHE HAS RED 24HR - AND NO SUB-SECOND HAND

--LIKE ROLEX W/SAME DIAL"
THE MOVEMENT DOES NOT HAVE NOR WE EVER HAD

THE ABILITY FOR A SECOND HAND
NOTE THE TWO ROLEX TRENCH WATCHES BELOW. 
SHE HAS A HINGED COVER WITH CRYSTAL. OVER THE DIAL
IN IT'S DAY, ITHIS BEAUTY WAS EXPENSIVE.I

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AS I STATED, FLIP TOP

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THIS TRENCH WATCH CAN BE REMOVED FROM MY CUSTOM LEATHER CUFF
AND FITTED WITH A WIRE LUG STRAP IN ABOUT TEN MINUTES

 

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NOTE WIRE LUGS WIDE ENOUGH FOR A 16MM LEATHER STRAP.
OF COURCE IT MUST BE WIRE LUG CAPABLE MEANING
THE END PIECE ARE NOT STITCHED CLOSE [WHERE SPRING BARS GO]
THEY WRAP AROUND THE WIRE LUG AND THEN HAVE A CLOSURE

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THE FIRST SARGENT RANK BADGE IN WOOL GOLD BACKGROUND BLUE STRIPING
SIMPLY MAKES THE PICE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WJHOM RATHER WEAR WITH STRAP
AS I STSTED THIS TREMCH WATCH CAN BE REMOVED AND STRAP INSTALLED 10 MINUTES
YET,. THIS TRENCH IS MORE PROTECTED WHILE TTACHED TO STRAP
THE STRAP INVITES MORE INTEREST PLUS ITS HISTORY MAKES GREAT CONVERSATION
YES, YOU CAN WEAR THIS  TRENCH LIKE ANY MECHICAL WATCH!!!
THE STRAP IS COMFORTABLE AND MAKES A GREAT FRAME FOR THE CANVAS

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I HAVE ONLY SEEN THIS DIAL ON ROLEX OR LONGINES

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HAVING THE 24 HR MILITARY TIME OFFERS DELIVERS GREATER STATURE AS AN OPERATIONAL TRENCH WATCH

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ANOTHER "MILITARY WATCH OPEN FACE"

 

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NICKEL CRYSTAL GUARD
THIS TRENCH HAS A CURVED CRYSTAL

1903 ONE OF THE EARLIEST TRENCH STYLE

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NOTE THE CRYSTAL GUARD

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ROCK PLACED WIRE LUG STRAPS TO SHOW THE DIFFERENCE
WELL, THIS IS ROCK. I DECIDED TO POST MYSELF
THESE STRAPS ARE VINTAGE AND ARE THE REAL DEAL

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WE HAVE OR HAVE ACCESS TO NEW AND VINTAGE WIRE LUG STRAPS

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IF YOU ALSO DESIRE A WIRE LUG STRAP, WE WILL PROVIDE ONE AT COST

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HERE I AM SIZING FOR LEATHER TIE DOWN

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NOW, I RAN OUT OF WHITE LUMINOVA  DO NOT ASK ME HOW, BUT I BEKLIEVED I HAD MORE OIN MY STORAGE LOCKER... I AM GOING TO ILLUMINATE HALF TO TOP EACH HAND AND DIAL DOTS AT EACH NUMERAL ON THE OUTER CHAPTER
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ONE MID TO LATE 19TH CENTURY
Virginia Tech Uniform Button
Horstman Bros & Co. Phil
1872-1896 VAMC

VAMC Virginia Agricultural & Mechanical College was the earlier name for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University or Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The name was used between 1872 and 1896 when Polytechnic Institute was added. This uniform button would have been used between those dates 1872-1896. 3/4 inches in diameter. marked on the back Horstman Bros & Co. Phil [adelphia] it shows a standard motif for agricultural organizations of the time, a sheaf of wheat, plows, tools, etc. Made of brss the loop for attaching

Founded in 1872 as an agricultural and mechanical land-grant college, Virginia Tech is a comprehensive, innovative research university with the largest full-time student population in Virginia and one of the few public universities in the United States that maintains a corps of cadets.

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The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced seven Medal of Honor recipients. Cadets live together in dormitories, march to meals in formation, wear a distinctive uniform on campus, and receive an intensive military and leadership educational experience similar to that available at the United States military academies. Unlike the US service academies, however, VTCC cadets are not required to engage in compulsory military service upon graduation, with as many as 80% of cadets in any given year elect to pursue a military career upon graduation

WWI

Maj. Lloyd W. Williams, a native of Berryville and a 1907 alumnus, was killed on June 12, 1918, when a shell exploded nearby while he was being evacuated. He had been gassed and wounded by enemy shrapnel in a battle near Chateau-Thierry, France. Williams has been attributed with one of the more famous quotes of World War I: “Retreat? Hell, No!”

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60px-Medal_of_Honor_ribbon_svg.png (777 bytes) Medal of Honor
60px-Purple_Heart_BAR_svg.png (224 bytes) Purple Heart
60px-World_War_I_Victory_Medal_ribbon_svg.png (717 bytes) World War I Victory Medal with Meuse-Argonne and Defensive Sector Army battle clasps
60px-Mexican_Border_Service_Medal_ribbon_svg.png (252 bytes) Mexican Border Service Medal
60px-Croix_de_Guerre_1914-1918_ribbon_svg.png (609 bytes) Croix de guerre 1914–1918 (France) (English: War Cross)
60px-Legion_Honneur_Chevalier_ribbon_svg.png (181 bytes) Légion d'honneur (France) (English: Legion of Honour)
60px-Medaille_militaire_ribbon_svg.png (397 bytes) Médaille militaire (France) (English: Military Medal)
60px-Croce_di_guerra_al_merito_BAR_svg.png (302 bytes) Croce al Merito di Guerra (Italy) (English: War Merit Cross)

Sgt. Earle D. Gregory WAS The first native Virginian to receive the Medal of Honor, was dubbed the “Sgt. York of Virginia” by newspapers nationwide during World War I. A native of Chase City, he attended Virginia Tech after receiving the medal for gallantry at Bois de Consenvoye, north of Verdu, France, on Oct. 8, 1918. He single-handedly captured 19 German soldiers and two machine guns, saving countless American lives. He was also awarded the Croix de Guerre, Medal of the Legion of Honor, Medaille Militaire, and Montenegrin Order of Merit. He was president of the corps of cadets while at Tech and graduated in 1923. The cadet precision drill team, the Pershing Rifles, was renamed the Gregory Guard in his honor in May 1963. Gregory bequeathed his medals and war memorabilia to his alma mater before his death on Jan. 6, 1972. In 1972 the corps of cadets established three honors in his memory.

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NOTE:   "MILITARY"
ROCK RESTORED
THE FLIP TOP SEVERAL YEARS AGO. THEY ARE PRETTY RARE
MANY COMPANIES BUILT GREAT "MILITARY" CAPABLE WATCHES
AND THEN TITLED THEM MILITARY DURING WAR TIME

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WE HAVE A Waltham DIAL 4 SALE
note "Trench Watch" not used
NOT UNTIL THE TRENCHES OF WWI  DID TRENCH WATCH BECOME

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MY COLOR BENCH HERE IS WHERE  I PAINT CUT RIVET ETC

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AWESOME PERIOD

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AWESOME GENUINE BLUE STRIPE OVER GOLD SGT RANK SHOULDERBADGE

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ADDING TWO MORE RIVETS TO LOCK STRAPS TO CENTER CUFF

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THIS KEEPS THE ENDS OF THIS LEATHER CUFF STYLE STRAP 
FROM POPING UP WHEN WEARING

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I HAVE ALL SORTS OF LEATHER AND CREATION TGOOLS BRUSHES CUTTERS
AND THE BUFFING MACHINES WITH 18 TYPES OF ROUGE.

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HERE I LINE HER UP

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LOCKED AND LOADED FOR WEAR!!!
LOL

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VERY CLOSE STRAP SYSTEN TO OUR SYSTEM
WE ARE USING DUAL BUCKLE

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MY MIXTURE A STEP IN THE RESTORATION OF LEATHER BE IS A
WATCH BAND, SADDLE OR JAPANESE MAP CASE

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ALSO WORKS PRETTY GOOD AT REMOVING 50%
OF THE SEMI-PERMANENT HAND STAINS
WHAT IS LEFT WILLL TAKE 2 WEEKS TO DISAPEAR.
NO, I WILL NEVER WEAR GLOVES

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JUST LET THAT SOK FOR 2-3 DAYS
AFTER STRETCHING- REPAIRING - DRY OLD LEATHER

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A STRIP OF BLACK LEATHER TO MAKE THE HOLD DOWN

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SLIPPING THROUGH CRYSTAL GUARD
THEN CASE WIRE LUGS

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THIS LEATHER IS SOFT AND STRONG

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ALUMINUM FROM SINGLE EDGE RAZOR FOR LOCK DOWN

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SEE THE FOLD OVER SECURED
AND THE VAMC
BADGE

ROCK HAS RESTORED JUST ABOUT EVERY TRENCH WATCH MADE FROM 1914 THRU 1925.  ROLEX IS ONE OF THOSE BRANDS. HANS WILSDORF,  FOUNDER OF MARCONI AND ROLEX, REGISTERED/PATENTED THE MARCONI NAME IN JANUARY 1911 AND PRODUCED MARCONI WATCHES  BEFORE REGISTERING/PATENTING THE ROLEX NAME ON THE 15 OF NOVEMBER 1915. OUR MARCONI TUDOR ROLEX ESSAY W/PICTURES ON EBAY.  T

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THERE IS AN A INSTEAD OF U

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15 JEWEL SWISS MOVEMENT - SILVER CASE
THE THREE FINGERBRIDGE IS LIKE THE LAST ONE

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COMING TO EBAY SOON

WATCH-CANDY-W

WATCH CANDY IS A 6 MONTH ONLINE VINTAGE WATCH RESTORATION PROGRAM. IF YOU SIGN UP ON EBAY RECEIVE 50.00 OFF. LEARN THE VINTAGE WATCH BIZ. PLACE THE WATCH CANDY SITE STICKER TO LET YOUR PATRONS KNOW! WHEN YOU PLACE SERVICED ON YOUR OFFERS IT WILL BE GENUINE. LEARN TOOLS, SHORT CUTS, REPAIRS, DIAL RESTORE IN HOUSE OR WITH A TRADE SHOP. LEARN THE BUSINESS BY LEARNING WHAT TO INVEST IN AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT A WATCH MAKERS SCHOOL OR REPAIR SCHOOL, IT IS FOR RESTORATION AND MAKING REAL CASH....CLASSES WILL COVER ALL ASPECTS INCLUDING HISTORY. ONLINE STUDY AND TESTING, VIDEO, GO AT YOUR OWN PACE. YOUR INSTRUCTOR WILL BE ROCK SCARFONE, WITH 30 YEARS OF BUSINESS TRAINING 150,000 OF HIS RESTORES ARE ON LINE. WHEN YOU GRADUATE YOU CAN OPT IN FOR A SUPER LOW COST [20.00 A MONTH] WEBSITE WITH SHOPPING SYSTEM, TIE INS TO PAYPAL, A GIG OF DISC SPACE ALL SUPPLIED BY ROCKS 20 YEAR OLD HOSTING COMPANY.