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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED OVERHAULED SERVICED

VINTAGE
1943
WWII
ELGIN
A-11
ARMY AIRCORP
HACKING SWEEP SECONDS
WATCH

THIS IS A VERSION
WITH ONLY THE
VERY FINEST FEATURES
FROM A PARKERIZED
DOUBLE CASE
TO A
GILDED 539
AND A
SUPER CRYSTAL
WITH RUBBER SEAL

WITH

1943
GILDED

[this is the highest quality Elgin WWII  movement]
HACKING
SWEEP SECONDS
15J - 539

WITH

GREE NYLON G-20 NATO STYLE
MILITARY STRAP W/BRUSHED KEEPERS

WITH

FREE
PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH THE
HISTORY AND ASSOCIATED
INFORMATION
OUTLINED BELOW


AND

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

15.00 USA 2 DAY AIR IN$URED
WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY 

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AND

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COMMENTS ON MY HANDS
IT TAKES A LOT OF BUFFING AT HIGH HEAT TO RESTORE CASES.
DURING THAT PROCESS THE ROUGE IS ACTUALLY BUFFED INTO THE SKIN
ONE HAS TO "FEEL" THE PIECE TO GET IT RIGHT. MY HANDS ARE
USED TO CASE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE SO HOT THEY CAN BURN PAPER
AS A RESULT OF THIS FACT, IT TAKES DAYS TO GET THE ROUGE OUT OF
MY HANDS. SO IF YOU SEE PICS OF MY HANDS, KNOW IT IS SEMI-PERMANENT.
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For those of you who value genuine war time pieces that were in a war, take a look-see at this Elgin hacking A-11 with 15 jewel, gilded, hacking sweep seconds 539 dated SE# Y [1943] -565338 .

WE SPEND HOURS PLACING EACH OF OUR OFFERS SO THAT YOU RECEIVE YOUR TIME PIECE WITH HISTPRY AND FACTS THAT WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR FREE APPRAISAL. IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IF YOU DECIDE TO RESELL YOUR INVESTMENT
AFTER ALL, IT IS AN INVESTMENT!

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THE WWII ELGiN MILITARY A-11 *HACKING SWEEP SECONDS 539 WATCH WITH 15 JEWELS  WAS MADE FROM 1940 TO 1945 FOR THE ARMY AIR CORPS AND WAS CONSIDERED A PILOT'S WATCH.

THIS MODEL WAS PRODUCED IN 1943 AND IS ONE OF THE FIRST ELGIN MOVEMENTS WITH BOTH SWEEP SECONDS AND A *HACKING FEATURE. IT FEATURED CLEAN PARKERIZED DOUBLE CASE; LUMINATED HANDS; DOUBLE THICKNESS ORIGINAL RUBBER SEALED CRYSTAL AND A GILDED HACKING SWEEP SECONDS ELGIN MILITARY 539.

*HACKING [STOPPING THE SECOND HAND] IS ACCOMPLISHED WHEN THE CROWN IS PULLED AND A MECHANISM STOPS THE BALANCE IN ORDER TO SYNCHRONIZE THE WATCH TO A KNOWN TIME SOURCE,
USUALLY THE SQUADRON COMMANDERS TIME PIECE.

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WITH ORIGINAL MINTY DIAL, ILLUMINATED LEAF HANDS, BLACK & ILLUMINATED SWEEP SECOND HAND, TOTALLY OVERHAULED ORIGINAL MOVEMENT AND THE ORIGINAL THICK CRYSTAL, THIS MODEL  HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST ELGIN PRODUCED.

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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The dial is black, with very high visibility white-on-black numbers
and graduations the hands were designed for high visibility, with a
clearly smaller and wider hour hand a longer, slimmer minutes hand,
and a long and thin constant width central sweep seconds hand tail.

HANDS RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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ORIGINAL  LARGE CROWN MAKES IT
EASY TO  SET TIME OR HACK THE WATCH


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UNDER HALOGEN, YOU CAN SEE HOW NEAR MINT THE CASE IS

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CASE IS AWESOME
AND
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
BECAUSE IT WAS
PARKERIZED


*PARKERIZED STEEL WATERPROOF CASE


*Parkerizing, bonderizing, phosphating, or phosphatizing is a method of protecting a steel surface from corrosion and increasing its resistance to wear through the application of an electrochemical phosphate conversion coating. .


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Parkerizing was started in England and continued by the Parker family in the United States. The terms Parkerizing, Parkerize, and Parkerized are all technically registered U.S. trademarks of Henkel Adhesives Technologies.

NOTE CROWN WAS NOT SHINY. BUT AN APPRENTICE DECISED TO POLISH IT... LOL. EVENTUALLY IT WILL LOST
IT'S SHINE...

 

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The Parkerizing process was first used on a large scale in the manufacture of firearms for the United States military during World War II.


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WE KEPT THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL
IT IS AWESOME AND TWICE AS THICK AS
THE REPLACEMENT

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YOU CAN SEE WHY WE CHOSE TO KEEP THIS ORIGINAL
ELGIN A-11 CRYSTAL; IT IS THE THICKEST
CRYSTAL ONE CAN FIND.

WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT IS NOT A LEDGE.
IT IS THE ACTUAL THICKNESS OF THE
CRYSTAL
A RUBBER SEAL IS PLACED IN THE CASE AND THE
CRYSTAL IS SNAPPED IN AND THEN WE ADDED UV CEMENT
AND CURED IT UDER A 165 WATT UV LIGHT SYSTEM

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RE-ILLUMINATED

WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THE STRAP IS A BALLISTIC NYLON NATO
STYLE G-18 WITH FULL KEEPERS

BALLISTIC NYLON IS TWICE AS STRONG AS
THE NATO STRAPS THAT ARE NORMALLY SOLD
WE ONLY GET THEM IN TWO COLORS

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I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS CASE IS AWESOME
THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES & MATERIALS USED IN THE A-11 CASE
THOSE PRODUCED IN 1944-1945 HAD CASES OF LESS QUALITY

IN FACT, MOST A-11 CASES ARE THIN WALLED CHROME PLATED AFFAIRS
THAT IS FACT, JUST LOOK AT THE PICS OF OUR STOCKED CASES BELOW

THIS IS PARKERIZED STEEL CASE IS HEAVY AND LARGERS
THAN  MOST NORMALLY OFFERED  BY US.

 

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A NEW BALANCE, HAIR SPRING AND
STAFF ARE HUMMING AWAY
IN THIS TOP NOTCH A-11

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DIAL IS CLEAN TO SAY THE LEAST

 

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GSW/GSWW/MWB
UTILIZES THIS
200 PAGE +
GOVT MILITARY WATCH REPAIR
BOOK FOR ALL WWII WATCH
REPAIRS AND RESTORES

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THE MOVEMENT IS RESTORED IT NOW RESIDES IN THE INNER
MILITARY CASE; A TWO PART SYSTEM THAT PROTECTS THE
MOVEMENT FROM MOISTURE SHOCK, DUST AND MAGNITISM. YOU
CAN SEE THE WALL WHIC IS BETWEEN THE OUTER CASE
AND WHERE THE GILDED MOVEMENT BEGINS.

ORIGINAL 1943 WAR MODIFIED Elgin 539 WITH
SWEEP SECONDS & HACK IN MINT CONDITION

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NOTICE THE BIG SWEEP WHEEL THAT ALLOWS A CENTER SWEEP SECONDS. THIS   WAS THE FIRST A-11 1783 WITH CENTER SWEEP PLUS HACKING. This 1943 transformation began with  an Elgin movement with sub-seconds to one with a central sweep second. It was accomplished by adding a new pinion bridge that attached to the mainspring bridge. A wheel was added [note the gold plated brass wheel with round large brass cap] that was powered by the seconds pinion gear [designed to operate a sub-sconds dial], this wheel runs from sub-second to wheel to center pinion wheel under the pinion bridge to second hand; thus sweeping seconds with hacking.

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THE ABOVE PIC IS WHAT THE INTERNAL
CASE LOOKS LIKE ASSEMBLED

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HERE THE MOVEMENT IS LOCKED IN PLACE IN THE SIDE WALL
OF THE TWO PART INNER CASE

NOTE THE NOTCH THAT LINES UP THIS INNER CASE
WITH THE OPUTER CASE
WHEN THE CRYSTAL IS INSTALLED
ANOTHER SEAL ON TOP WILL LOCK THIS INTERNAL CASE;

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THIS IS THE TOP OF THE INNER CASE, IT SNAPS ONTO
THE TOP AND EDGE OF THE INNER CASE WALLS

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NEW CASE BACK SEAL

ABOVE IS THE INNER CASE SNAPPED TOGETHER
WITH A NEW VINYL CASE SEAL IN PLACE

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YOU CAN SEE THE TOP SEAL
PLACED BEFORE WE LOCK
THE CRYSTAL DOWN

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GSW/GSWW/MWB STOCK MILITARY CASES, CROWNS, PARTS  & CRYSTALS
IN THE EVENT THEY ARE REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY WORK
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WE ALSO STOCK CASE BACKS INCLUDING THOSE FOR A-11 A-8
AND MANY OTHERS INCLUDING LONGINES PHENIX AND OTHERS
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WE STOCK REBUILT ELGIN, BULOVA, WALTHAM , HAMILTOB, LONGINES
BENRUS, WESTCLOX, MARATHON AND OTHER MOVEMENTS

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WE ALSO STOCK MOVEMENTS AND PARTS WE HAVE  REBUILT FOR WWI
WWII KOREA AND VIETNAM WATCHES INCLUDING
WWI ORD DEPT - WWII A-11 - VIETNAM GG-W-113. AND OTHERS

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THIS A-11 IS FROM AN ESTATE IT WAS WORN BY
A WWII PILOT. THOUGH THE CASE BACK IS NOT
DETAILED, WE CHOSE NOT TO USE ONE OF 20 WE HAVE
BECAUSE THIS BEAUTY WAS GIVEN TO THE PILOT
AND SAW ACTION AS IT IS AND WAS.


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WE STOCK CRYSTALS INCLUDING THOSE THAT FIT
MOST VINTAGE MILITARY WATCHES

 

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I READ IN SOME FORUM THAT US PILOTS FLEW DAY TIME RAIDS AND DID NOT REQUIRE ILLUMINATION. AND BY THE TIME THEY REALIZED THAT THEY WOULD BE BOBMING AT NIGHT, THEY COULD NOT CHANGE PRODUCTION. WELL, THIS A-11 HAD RADIUM APPLIED TO THE HANDS AND THE SECONDS HAND. WHICH WE REMOVED AND UTILIZED AF-LUMINOVA

ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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1943
Elgin

539
SE# Y-565338

[Y = 42,000,000]

42,200,000 - 42,600,000

FEATURES
manual wind
sweep second
hack feature

gilded

DATA
8/0 size
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h

REMARK
1940-1950

460000 UNITS
Model 2
Breguet hairspring

FAMILY
519

15 jewels - matte
524

17 jewels - matte
526

7 jewels - matte
531

21 jewels - LE
[Lord Elgin]
532

15/16 jewels
matte, sweep second
539
15/16 jewels
matte or gilded
sweep second
hack feature


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WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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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!