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THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTER STUDIO & GALLERY & 5 WEBSITES ON A DEDICATED SERVER WITH OVER 30,000 PICTURES OF RESTORATIONS, AND HAVE OFFERED OUR SERVICES SINCE 1989 [JOINED THE INTERNET 1992], EBAY HAS BECOME OUR EXCLUSIVE MARKETING ENTITY FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE BAY, WE INVEST IN DOZENS WATCHES FROM FELLOW WATCH SELLERS ON THE BAY EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEVERAL ACCOUNTS. GSW STRIVES TO ABIDE BY EBAY POLICES WHILE  PROVIDING INFORMATION TO EDUCATE AND ASSIST YOU IN MAKING A DETERMINATION ON WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST WITH GSW/MWB FOR THIS OR ANOTHER GSW VINTAGE WATCH OFFERING, AND/OR ASSIST YOUR INVESTMENT THROUGH A COMPETING SELLER.  THUS, WE HAVE PLACED THESE POP-UP LINKS TO PAGES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU WHILE MAINTAINING ADHERENCE TO EBAY POLICY.

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RESTORED & OVERHAULED
ALL FEATURES WORKING
EXCELLENT CONDITION

VINTAGE
1930 - 1940
LANGENDORF
LANCO
MILITARY
MANUAL WIND

WITH


24HR MILITARY
*RADIUM DIAL
&
SUB-SECONDS

REGISTER


WITH


RARE
*RADIUM
ILLUMINATED
BLACK STEEL
HANDS
WITH
DIAMOND SHAPED
INSERTS

WITH

BLACK
HEAVY DUTY
28  GRAM
BALLISTIC NYLON
WATCH STRAP
WITH
KEEPERS

*RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
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GSW HAS TO MAKE A PROFIT. PLEASE READ OUR OFFERS THOROUGHLY TO KNOW THE QUALITY & DEPENDABILITY OF THE WATCHES WE ARE OFFERING. THERE ARE PLENTY OF VINTAGE WATCHES AVAILABLE THE BAY, BUT I DOUBT MANY ARE RESTORED WITH THE LOVE AND EXPERTISE AS THOSE OFFERED BY GSW. LET US NOT FORGET NO MATTER THE AMOUNT OF EXCELLENT WORK PERFORMED BY GSW, THEY ARE STILL VINTAGE AND ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME -- THAT IS WHY WE OFFER OUR FREE ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY AND AN APPRAISAL SO YOU CAN INSURE YOUR INVESTMENT.

SO, BUY CHEAP OR BUY FAIRLY WITH OUTSTANDING VALUE AND SUPPORT. IT IS YOUR CHOICE

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BASE WATCH: 185.98
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HOW ABOUT ANOTHER  KILLER WWII ERA WRIST WATCH. AWESOME SIZE AND LOOK. WITH WONDERFUL LACK DIAL WITH OUTLINED RAISE ILLUMINATED NUMERALS AND WHITE MILITARY TIME. SIGNED LANCO, THIS BEAUTY WAS MADE BY THE LANGENFORF [LAN] WATCH COMPANY [CO].

THE WATCH CASE DEMONSTRATES THE AGE AND DECADE OF ITS MANUFACTURE.

THIS LANCO HAS A THREE PIECE CASE WITH MAIN WIRE LUG CHROME OVER BRASS CASE, STEEL SNAP-ON CASE BACK AND CHROME OVER BASE CRYSTAL BEZEL.

A-THE CASE WITH WIRE LUGS WAS SHOT. WE COMPLETELY STRIPPED IT, THEN HAND DETAILED SANDS AND FILLED IT, THEN TRIPLE PLATED NICKEL TO GET IT WHERE IT IS.

B- LIGHT BUFFING FOR STEEL SNAP CASE BACK

C- WE POLISHED THE CHROME CRYSTAL BEZEL. 

D- THE CRYSTAL IS ORIGINAL AND WAS YELLOWED. WE POLISHED TO PERFECTION.

E- THE MOVEMENT WAS STRIPPED AND CLEANED IN A 1948 FOUR JAR THREE RINSE CLEANER. THEN WE REPLACED THE MAIN SPRING AND SERVICED/LUBED THE MOVEMENT.

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Langendorf Watch Company was a Swiss watchmaker in Langendorf, Switzerland known for its fine craftsmanship and great attention to detail. From 1890, the main brand of the Langendorf Watch Company was "Langendorf", but the company produced watches and parts that were sold under many other brand names such as Aliada, Barracuda, Carex, Cavalier, Lancet, Stratford and Valogene.

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It is stated that  Langendorf  abreviated their name to "LAN" and added "CO", as in LANCO, For their new "BRAND" in the late 1950's. Yet there are many LANCO watches that were utilized in WWII. We conclude that the word LANCO was utilized before LANGENDORF registered the name as a brand.

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It is like the fact that trademarks and patents filed by the most famous Excelsior Park, Gallet and Jules Racine names in many cases came AFTER the inventions of use of said patents, tradename et al. Take the "J" bridge, the "SPARE PARTS COMPARTMENT" and the "SLIDE BAR" on the famous Gallet/Excelsior/Racine timers, these PATENTS & TRADE NAMES came up to two decades after their use.

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Examples of "LANCO" signed watches from WWII are plenty.  Our research has delivered fine examples. Yet this Lanco has a host of facts that point to it being an extremely early example to a Lanco - Langendorf  Military Watch.  Its wire lugged three piece case,  large black Radium dial and awesome diamond shaped insert black steel hands, point to military, but it's snap back case and the design in general point to the laste 1930"s ...

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I have restored decades of watches that others throw away. With thousands under the belt, these hands are the first i have ever encountered. They demonstrate the beauty of this early Langendorf.

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TO RESTORE OR NOT

THERE ARE PLENTY OF VINTAGE ANTIQUE WATCHES WITH ORIGINAL DIALS THAT LOOK LIKE THEY WERE FIRED FROM A BAZOOKA. SOME OF THESE SHOULD NEVER BE RESTORED. BUT THE VAST MAJORITY OF VINTAGE SHOULD BE RESTORED... FOR EVERY ONE DIE HARD THAT WANTS THE DIAL AND WATCH OLD AND WORN, THERE ARE 25 WHO WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A RESTORED VERSION. REMEMBER, RESTORED VINTAGE ANTIQUE WATCHES ARE PRETTY RARE. WHEN YOU HAND   DOWN ONE OF MY RESTORED ANTIQUE/VINTAGE TIME PIECES 10, 20, 30, 40 YEARS OR SO FROM NOW, WELL, WHICH ONE WILL BRING THE MOST $$$$$$$$$?

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THIS
LANGENDORF
LANCO

IS
STUNNINGLY FULLY RESTORED

THE CASE IS RESTORED
THE BEZEL WITH A FEW MARS WAS POLISHED

AND

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

 

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DIAL IS SIGNED
LANCO
SWISS MADE

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THE ORIGINAL
RADIUM
NUMERALS
AND
HAND INSERTS
WERE
REMOVED

SECONDS CHAPTER

24 HR NUMERALS

NUMERAL OUTLINES

SUB-SECONDS REGISTER

WERE RE-PAINTED

THEN THE NUMERALS
REFILLED WITH LUMINOVA

RE-
ILLUMINATED

WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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NOTE
THE HANDS
ARE
ORIGINAL

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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NOTE
THE DIAMONDS

RE-ILLUMINATED

WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

 

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WHAT A KILLER LOOK

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THIS IS THE BEST G-18/20 NATO STYLE STRAP MADE
IT WEIGHS IN AROIUND 25 GRAMS
THE NYLON IS CALLED
BALLISTIC NYLON

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IT IS NEAR TWICE THE THICKNESS OF THOSE
OFFERED ON EBAY.
THE KEEPERS ARE THICK AND ROUNDED
MAKING IT SIMPLER TO REMOVE

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THE STITCHING IS AWESOME
&

THE COLOR BLACK

MAKES THIS BEAUTY STAND OUT
WHETHER WEARING
TO DINNER
OR
FOR A DAY AT WORK


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WITH BRUSHED KEEPERS
FITS 6 TO 9 INCH WRISTS

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THE CASE IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION

AT 33 x 38 MM
WELL??

PRETTY FANTASTIC

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NOTICE THE FANTASTIC CASE FINISH
IT WAS IN TERRIBLE SHAPE


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BEZEL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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CASE IS IN FINE CONDITION

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DIAL IS SHARP AND CLEAN

ORIGINAL CRYSTAL

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ANOTHER SHOT

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ANOTHER SHOT OF THE FANTASTIC CASE

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CASE BACK IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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HERE IS THE BASIC CASE
WITH WIRE LUGS
THIS IS AFTER FULL WIRE BRUSH CLEANING

THEN SANDING
THEN FILLING THE BRASS
WEAR POINTS WITH SILVER
THEN PLATING WITH NICKLE

4 HOURS

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AFTER POLISHING

THE SIDES WERE  PITTEDGREEN
TOTALLY WORN OUT WITH
AREAS ACTUALLY MISSING

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THE OTHER SIDE

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THE DIAL AFTER RESTORATION

 

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WE STILL HAVE TWO PLATING RUNS YET


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HERE IS THE CASE BACK
AND

CHROME BEZEL W/CRYSTAL

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THIE DIAL IS FITTED

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BAM

YES. I INVESTED IN THIS BEAT UP LANCO
BECAUSE I SAW THE HANDS
THEY SPORTED
WORN AND BURNED
OUT RADIUM
NOT THE NICE COLORED FULL INSERTS,
BUT BROKEN AND CHIPPED RADIUM

I JUST INSTALLED THEM

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HERE THEY ARE
AFTER FULL INSTALLATION
AND
RE-ILLUMINATION

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HERE THE CRYSTAL HAS BEEN
CLEANED WITH ALCOHOL AND
THEN DRIED
AND IS READY FOR POLISHING

NOTE
CELLULOID WILL MELT
SO DO NOT USE ALCOHOL
UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING


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I DECISED NOT TO FULLY POLISH
THIS CASE BACK. THOUGH THE "RUSTLESS" [STAINLESS] STEEL
IS SOLID, THESE EARLY CASE
BACKS ARE THIN

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AWSOME
THE "COLOR"
ON THE LOWER LEFT
OF THE BEZEL
IS A REFLECTION

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LANGENDORF
LANCO
15 JEWELS
SWISS MADE

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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!