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RESTORED
RARE

1935-1942
WWII
IMPERIAL
JAPANESE

SEIKOSHA
EMPIRE

POCKET WATCH

WITH

1938
HAND MADE
IMPERIAL
JAPANESE
LEATHER
POCKET WATCH
PROTECTOR CASE

AND

FREE
PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL


AND

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

15.00 US SUBSIDIZED DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

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WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

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Kintaro Hattori

  • 881 -- Kintaro Hattori opens the watch and jewelry shop "K. Hattori" (Hattori Tokaiten in Japanese; currently named Seiko Holdings Corporation) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1892 -- Seikosha is established in Tokyo as the clock manufacturing arm of K. Hattori.
  • 1917 -- K. Hattori becomes a company (K. Hattori & Co., Ltd.).
  • 1937 -- The watch production division of Seikosha is split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. ( "Daini" = "The Second" Seikosha).
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    • 1942 -- Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd. is founded in Suwa, Nagano by Hisao Yamazaki.
    • 1943 -- Daini Seikosha establishes a factory in Suwa for manufacturing watches with Daiwa Kogyo.

FROM 1874 TO 1917,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD.

JAPAN  HAD BECOME A BUILDER OF HER OWN ARMAMENTS, SHIPS, PLANES AND HAD EVEN  IMPROVED UPON THE ADVANCEMENTS OF THE MODERNIZED WORLD.

IN FACT, AFTER THE 1904-05 ANNIHILATION OF TWO VAUNTED AND POWERFUL RUSSIAN FLEETS, SHE HAD BECOME A WELCOME TREATY PARTNER OF THE USA, BRITAIN AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.

BY 1917,  DAINI SEIKOSHA WAS SEEKING WESTERN TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THEIR  CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES. THEY INVITED SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN. THEY DID WHAT THE JAPANESE DO BEST. UNDER THE BANNER OF POSSIBLE EXPORTS, THESE COMPANIES WOULD, IN FACT, TEACH THE JAPANESE HOW TO MAKE WATCHES THAT, BY THE 1950'S, WOULD COMPETE TOE TO TOE, WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBAL WATCH COMMUNITY.


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IN 1917, JAPAN HAD AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. THE ABOVE ADD IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THIS OFFER AND ITS HISTORY. MANY SEIKOSHA MILITARY WATCHES CONTAINED WALTHAM MOVEMENTS! IN ADDITION, SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LIMITED ANTIQUE VINTAGE JAPANESE TIME PIECES AVAILABLE TODAY, SUCH AS THIS SEIKOSHA SEIKO TIME PIECE WITH SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT THAT HAS ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SWISS OR AMERICAN TIME PIECE OF THE DAY.

THUS THIS 1917 ADVERTISEMENT DEMONSTRATES THE GENIUS OF THE JAPANESE MIND. FOR THE JAPANESE WOULD, AND PRODUCE SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING WATCHES AND WATCH MOVEMENTS.  THEY IMPROVED UPON THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE WEST. AS THE DEFEAT OF RUSSIA PROVED WHEN IT ASTOUNDED THE WORLD.


THE SEIKOSHA WATCH >
 IMPERIAL - DELIKATA - SEIKO - NATION -

I SPEND MOST OF MY "SPARE" TIME SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR RESTORATION,. I DO NOT COLLECT THEM, I SELL THEM-- SO I CAN DO IT OVER AND OVER.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA EMPIRE

AFTER THE RUSSO-JAPANESE  WAR [1905], WITH JAPAN'S STUNNING VICTORY, JAPAN WAS ON THE MOVE. HER EMPIRE ON THE BUILD -MOTIVATED BY A GROWING RIGHT WING IMPERIAL MILITARY  WING - JAPAN, WITH FULL SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,  RECEIVED THE   RIGHT  TO "COLONIZE" KOREA.

IN REALITY, THE US-BRITISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS SIMPLY HANDED OVER KOREA [1910] --WHICH HAD BEEN A RUSSIAN SEMI-COLONY--AS A "REWARD" OR THE LATE "SPOILS RESULTING FROM THE WAR.

IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT JAPAN SOUGHT WESTERN TECHNOLOGY IN A BID TO FURTHER WHAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY FROM A BACKWARDS TECHNOLOGY NATION OF 1875, TO A NATION THAT DESTROYED TWO RUSSIAN FLEETS IN 1905.

THE ONE AND ONLY POWERFUL SEIKOSHA COMPANY TRAVELED THE GLOBE ABSORBING ALL THE INNOVATIONS IN TIME KEEPING AND SOON BECAME THE MAIN WATCH AND CLOCK DRIVING AND PRODUCING FORCE IN JAPAN.

SEIKOSHA
* Almost every Japanese military timepiece seen to date has carried the mark of watch manufacturer ‘Seikosha’ or ‘K. Hattori’, the forerunners of the modern day Seiko Co. Ltd. Ginza Tokyo, Japan. 


THE
SEIKOSHA
EMPIRE

WAS
NAMED
APPROPRIATELY

FOR
THIS TIMEPIECE
WAS
MANUFACTURED
AND
NAMED
AS
THE
JAPANESE
EMPIRE
WAS IN HER
GREATEST
HISTORICAL
TIME
EVER

THIS
SEIKOSHA
EMPIRE
POCKET WATCH
 

HAS
HAND PAINTED
*BLACK*
1 - 12

NUMERALS
AND
RED
13 - 24

MILITARY TIME
 

*IDENTICAL TO THE ABOVE*
*ADVERTISEMENT*
 

THIS AWESOME
ORIGINAL
PORCELAIN
DIAL
IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION
EXCEPTING
ONLY ONE
STABILIZED
HAIR LINE
 

 

LEATHER
WATCH FOB
WITH
JAPANESE MEDAL

 

SINGLE HINGED
SKS
FINE NICKEL
CASE

ROCK COULD
HAVE BUFFED
THE SCRATCHES OUT
BUT WANTED
THIS TIMEPIECE
TO BE
AS CLOSE
TO FOUND
CONDITION
AS POSSIBLE

SIGNED
SKS
FINE
NICKEL
234178

 

SEIKOSHA
15 JEWELS
SWISS BARS

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THE
RARE
HAND MADE
IMPERIAL
JAPANESE
LEATHER
POCKET WATCH
PROTECTOR

THIS IS AN
EXTREMELY RARE
EXAMPLE
OF A
PRECISE
&
COMPLICATED

IMPERIAL JAPANESE
POCKET WATCH COVER
 

 

HAND MADE
FROM
FINELY FINISHED
LEATHER
WITH
STAMPINGS
AND
LEATHER HINGE
AND
HAND SEWING
OF
HARD
FINISH EXTERIOR
TO
BRUSH
LEATHER INTERIOR
 

THE INTERIOR OF THIS
IMPERIAL JAPANESE
POCKET WATCH
PROTECTOR CASE
SHOWS
THE DOUBLE CASING
WITH
A REMOVABLE
LEATHER COVERED
SHOCK PREVENTION
DEVICE

 

HERE THE UNIT IS
 OUT OF THE CASE

THE PICTURE ABOVE
IS THE BACK SIDE

THE PICTURE ABOVE
SHOWS A METAL
 1/4 RING

THOUGH THE HINGE IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION
IT WAS DESIGNED
TO KEEP THE CASE
CLOSED SO TIGHT
YOU HAD TO FORCE
THE WATCH IN
AFTER NEARLY 80 YEARS
IT WAS NECESSARY
TO ADD THE CLOSING RING
 

ROCK OVERHAULED
THE MOVEMENT 
CLEANED THE CASE
CLEANED DIAL & HANDS
PLACE A NEW CRYSTAL

THE LEATHER FOB
WITH JAPANESE MEDAL

THE CASE BACK IS AWESOME
 

YOU CAN SEE THE HANDS
CORRESPOND TO
THE NUMBERS

AWESOME


 


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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 980.00 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


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!