WELCOME TO GOLDSMITHWORKS EBAY STOREFRONT. GOLDSMITHWORKS AND MILITARY WATCH BOX, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA ARE STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALERS, JEWELERS, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, AND ARE IN$URED THROUGH JEWELERS MUTUAL. WE ARE A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, THE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND HOLD A MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS. OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 800-438-6894

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THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTAR 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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PICASA GALLERY OVER 220 ALBUMS
GOLDSMITHWORKS PICASA GALLERY

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PATRONS PLEASE
CONTACT ROCK BEFORE INVESTING
WE MUST CHECK CUSTOMS DETAILS
AND SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS

READY TO WEAR
Restored & Serviced

     
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WITH

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AND


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IN A
15.5 X 12.5 INCH

MILITARY WATCH BOX

WITH
NAVY
MEMORABILIA
INCLUDING

MARINES
AIR CORE
SPECIAL FORCES

RESTORED

BENRUS WATCH
WAKMANN NAVEY TIMER
LRRP SOG WRIST COMPASS
OFFICERS 10K MARINE CORP RING
MEDALS PATCHES
&
MORE


FOR THIS OFFERING, GSW & MILITARYWATCHBOX.COM DECIDED TO SELECT IMPORTANT NAVAL DIVISIONAL PATCHES, MEDALS, PERSONNEL EQUIPMENT AND OTHER ITEMS TO REPRESENT THE NAVY AND IT'S AWESOME TROOPERS; FROM THE MUDDY RIVER RATS AND SEALS,  TO PILOTS, UDT AND LIGHT FAST HELICOPTER CREWS.

THE OBJECT OF THIS MILITARY WATCH BOX IS TO NOT ONLY PROVIDE REPRESENTATION OF THE VARIOUS SOLDIERS AND THEIR OUTFITS, BUT TO PROVIDE A SMALL YET DETAILED  HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE NAVY AND IT'S CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE VIETNAM "POLICE" ACTION.

IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE VIETNAM WAR WAS THIS NATIONS MOST INCLUSIVE WAR; BOTH IN EQUIPMENT AND IN MEN AND WOMAN. FROM SEALS AND GREEN BERET TROOPS, TO EVERY TYPE AND SYSTEM OF WARFARE, THE DIVERSITY OF ARMS, TECHNIQUES, VEHICLES AND BRANCHES OLD AND NEW, THAT WERE UTILIZED CHANGED THE VERY FACE OF WAR.

FROM PROP PLANES AND JETS, TO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND FAST ATTACK RIVER BOATS, FROM MOUNTAIN TO RICE FIELDS, FROM JUNGLE TO BEACHES, A TROOPER COULD AND WOULD EXPERIENCE EVERY LEVEL OF BATTLE.


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THAT OPENS
FROM THE FRONT-BOTTOM
SO YOU MAY
REMOVE THE WATCH
TO WEAR
AND
REPLACE IT
TO DISPLAY
WHILE IT IS ON THE WALL

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(CASE OPENS FROM THE FRONT BOTTOM SO REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WHILE MOUNTED ON THE WALL!)

(NOTE: WE ARE ADDING  ITEMS SO STAY TUNED)

 AND

A NICE COLLECTION
OF
MEMORABILIA

HONORING

NAVY
MUDDY RIVER RATS
WHO ASSISTED & SUPPORTED
SEALS TEAM
1 & 2
IN VIETNAM

&
PILOTS

Between 1960 and 1975, 116 members of the following groups were killed or went missing in action. This included 5 Staff Officers, 2 Commanders, 40 Light Attack Helicopter Squadron members, 38 members of Seal teams 1 and 2, and 4 Underwater Demolition Team Members.


PLUS

ONE YEAR GSW WATCH AND TIMER WARRANTY


ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE

WITH

THE COMPLETE INFORMATION
PICTURES AND HISTORY
BELOW


65.00
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135.00
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INSURED INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING


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1967 VIETNAM BENRUS
SPF COMPASS
10K WWII GOLD OFFICER
MARINE CORP RING

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 ORIGINAL 1967 VIETNAM ERA BENRUS
17 JEWEL BENRUS MOVEMENT
WINDS SETS RUNS KEEPS TIME HACKS
PERFECTLY

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DIAL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
LUMINANCE NUMBER 12 FADED AND WORN
BUT STILL GLOWS

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ALL PARTS ORIGINAL

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# 12 GLOWS

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SIGNED

CONT. NO. GS-00S-61940
SERIAL NO. 120960
DATE FEB 1967
WRIST WATCH DIV-
2A/P MIL-W-3818B
FED. STOCK NO.
6645-066-4279
U.S. MFG PART
NO. X273065

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SINGLE CASE SYSTEM
NO CASE BACK NO REMOVABLE BEZEL.
TWO PART STEM

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HERE IS CROWN
IF YOU PULL HARD
THE CROWN COMES OUT

A CRYSTAL PULLER IS
UTILIZED TO REMOVE CRYSTAL

THE MOVEMENT CAN BE REMOVED

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CASE
DIAL
CROWN W/MALE HALF STEM
MOVEMENT RING
AFTER CLEANING

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ORIGINAL
WORK HORSE
BENRUS
17 JEWEL
HACKING
MOVEMENT

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THIS
AWESOME
ORIGINAL
CHROME PLATE OVER BRASS
WAKMANN CASE
WITH LOTS OF BRASSING
IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR RE-PLATING
DUE TO IT'S HISTORICAL VALUE


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VINTAGE NOS WAKMANN WAS
PURCHASED AND THE MOVEMENT FITTED
INTO THIS CASE.



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THIS
WAKMANN
IS SIGNED

WAKMANN
1/10
SWISS

AND IS A

1/10TH
SPLIT SECOND
WAKMANN
WITH
BLACK & RED
NUMERALS
BLACK SECOND HAND
RED MINUTE COUNTER HAND
SPLIT MINUTE SUB-REGISTER
WITH
WHITE & RED
CHECKERED CHAPTER RING

TWO REVOLUTIONS = 1 MINUTE

THE WHITE CHECK IN SUB-MINUTE REGISTER
RECORDS THE FIRST 30 SECONDS
AND THE RED CHECK RECORDS THE FULL MINUTE

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STUNNING ORIGINAL
MILITARY GREEN CLOTH WATCH FOB
WITH NAVY FOB DECORATION
WE BELIEVE IF THIS FOB COULD TALK

IT WOULD TALK
WWII
KOREA
&
NAM

NAVY VICTORY
SIGNED
U.S.N.

EAGLE
OVER
SHIELD
WITH
DUAL ANCHORS
AND

A RED ENAMEL
V

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THIS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE WATCH FOB!

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A
RARE
STUNNING & AWESOME
FIND

WITH
WAKMANN
MANUAL WIND

MOVEMENT

THIS TIMER OPERATES PERFECTLY

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SIGNED
VALLEY FORGE
BOB
USMC
M7
1969

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KOREA/VIETNAM LRRP
ACV-SOG
WRIST COMPASS

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USS Valley Forge, was a 27,100-ton Ticonderoga class aircraft carrier and  was the only U.S. aircraft carrier in the Western Pacific when the Korean War broke out. The Valley Forge made four separate combat tours in Korea. The Valley Forge was altered into an amphibious assault ship in 1961 so as to carry helicopter-born Marines. From 1965 to 1969 the Valley Forge conducted combat operations in Vietnam.

 

Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
Vietnam Defense Campaign
6 to 7 October 1965
7 to 18 November 1965
25 November to 24 December 1965
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
2 to 15 April 1968
27 April to 16 June 1968
Vietnamese Counteroffensive
25 December 1965
6 January 1966
26 January to 1 March 1966
8 March 1966
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
5 to 7 July 1968
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
30-September to 2 October 1966
26 October to 6 November 1966
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
3 to 20 April 1969
2 May to 8 June 1969
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
28 November to 3 December 1967
18 December 1967 to 29 January 1968
30 January to 19 February 1968
Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
9 to 14 June 1969
7 July to 15 August 1969
2 to 6 September 1969
Tet Counteroffensive
1 March to 1 April 1968


THE MEDALS THAT ARE PART OF THIS OFFERING WERE ORIGINALLY MOUNTED AS YOU SEE THEM AND WERE PURCHASED IN AN ORIGINAL HARD INNER AND CARD BOARD OUTER BOX THAT HOUSED ONE OF THESE MEDALS. THE BOX WAS ISSUED IN 1969.

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DATED 1969

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CLOTH INTERIOR

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SIGNED
UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA

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BACK PINS
FOR
2 = RIBBON BAR
2 = MEDAL BAR 


 

 

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Service: Navy, Marine Corps
Instituted: 1961/1967
Criteria: Meritorious service or achievement in a combat or noncombat situation based on sustained performance of a superlative nature.

Devices: Bronze Letter “V” (Valor in Combat), Gold, Silver Star.

For junior officers and enlisted personnel whose professional and/or leadership achievements on or after May 1, 1961 are clearly of a superlative nature. The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal is worn after the Joint Service Achievement Medal and before the Combat Action Ribbon.

The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal was originally established as a ribbon-only award on May 1, 1961. The current medal was authorized by the Secretary of the Navy on July 17, 1967.


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Navy Good Conduct Medal & Ribbon
4 bronze stars

Service: Navy
The Navy Good Conduct Medal was authorized on November 21, 1884. The medal is awarded to enlisted personnel of the United States Navy and Naval Reserve (active duty) for creditable, above average professional performance, military behavior, leadership, military appearance and adaptability based on good conduct and faithful service for three-year periods of continuous active service.
Devices: Bronze, Silver Star


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Military Medal National Defense Service & Ribbon
with one bronze star denoting two wars

Instituted: 1953

Qualifying Dates: 1950-54 (Korean War period), 1961-74 (Vietnam War Period) , 1990-95 (Persian Gulf War Period), 2001-TBD (War on Terror period)

Criteria: 120 consecutive days of service participating in, or any honorable act­ive duty service during any of the above periods

Devices: Bronze Star, Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Bronze star denotes an additional award of the medal.


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Vietnam Service Medal & Ribbon
with one bronze star

Service: All Services

Instituted: 1965

Dates: 1965-73

Criteria: Service in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, or Thailand during the above period. Prior to issuance of this award in November 1965, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal was given to those who served in Vietnam. After that period, it is the veteran's choice to exchange the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for the Vietnam Service Medal. It is the military's policy that you cannot have two medals to recognize service in the same action. There were 17 campaigns during the Vietnam War.

Devices: All Services: Bronze, Silver star; Army: Bronze Arrowhead; Navy: Bronze Marine Corps device

Bronze and silver stars are authorized to signify participation in any of the 17 designated campaigns during the inclusive period.

The colors of the suspension drape and ribbon suggest the flag of the Republic of Vietnam (the red stripes represent the three ancient Vietnamese empires of Tonkin, Annam, and Cochin China) and the green represents the Vietnamese jungle.


 

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Military Medal Vietnam Services & Ribbon


Service: All Services

Country: Republic of Vietnam

Instituted: 1966

Criteria: 6 months service in the Republic of Vietnam between 1961 and 1973 or if wounded, captured or killed in action during the above period.

Devices: Silver Date Bar

Notes: Bar inscribed “1960” is the only authorized version.

The device, an integral part of the award, is a silver ribbon 28mm long on the suspension ribbon and 15mm long on the service bar inscribed, “1960-    ” and was evidently intended to include a terminal date for the hostilities.

Many examples of this medal are found with devices inscribed with other dates but the only version authorized for U.S. personnel is the one described herein.


MILITARYWATCHBOX.COM DECIDED TO SELECT IMPORTANT NAVAL DIVISIONAL PATCHES, MEDALS, PERSONNEL EQUIPMENT AND OTHER ITEMS TO REPRESENT THE NAVY AND IT'S AWESOME TROOPERS; FROM THE MUDDY RIVER RATS AND SEALS,  TO PILOTS, UDT AND LIGHT FAST HELICOPTER CREWS.

THE OBJECT OF THIS MILITARY WATCH BOX IS TO NOT ONLY PROVIDE REPRESENTATION OF THE VARIOUS SOLDIERS AND THEIR OUTFITS, BUT TO PROVIDE A SMALL YET DETAILED  HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE NAVY AND IT'S CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE VIETNAM "POLICE" ACTION.

IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE VIETNAM WAR WAS THIS NATIONS MOST INCLUSIVE WAR; BOTH IN EQUIPMENT AND IN MEN AND WOMAN. FROM SEALS AND GREEN BERET TROOPS, TO EVERY TYPE AND SYSTEM OF WARFARE, THE DIVERSITY OF ARMS, TECHNIQUES, VEHICLES AND BRANCHES OLD AND NEW, THAT WERE UTILIZED CHANGED THE VERY FACE OF WAR.

FROM PROP PLANES AND JETS, TO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND FAST ATTACK RIVER BOATS, FROM MOUNTAIN TO RICE FIELDS, FROM JUNGLE TO BEACHES, A TROOPER COULD AND WOULD EXPERIENCE EVERY LEVEL OF BATTLE.


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U.S. NAVAL FORCES

RIVER PATROL FORCES – TASK FORCE 116
VAL-4 / HAL-3, HEADQUARTERS, BINH THUY
SEAL TEAMS - ONE AND TWO
UDT 12 & 13 - MST 2 - STABRON 20

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River Division 514 was part of a larger group of "Brown Water Rats"; American forces that engaged the enemy upon the muddy inland waters, rivers and canals of The Republic Of Vietnam.

In 1960, Special Forces of the US Army & Navy began to train ARVN, Village Militia Forces and Indigenous Tribesmen in what was South Vietnam. Along the way they realized that protecting and controlling the massive river systems of South Vietnam was integral to the success of their mission: halting the communist North Vietnam and it's Guerilla Forces --called the Viet Cong--  from seizing South Vietnam.

By 1964, the in-shore warfare role of the US Navy was expanded from engaging the enemy forces in Vietnam's twisting inland waterways, to conducting a secret, deadly war with North Vietnamese forces on and above the Demilitarized Zone and in neighboring countries such as Cambodia and Laos. From their core duty of keeping the waterways free of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong,  their mission expanded to special operations involving Seal, UDT  (under water demolition) and Helicopter Assault Teams.

Between 1960 and 1975, 116 members were killed or went missing in action. This included 5 Staff Officers, 2 Commanders, 40 Light Attack Helicopter Squadron members, 38 members of Seal teams 1 and 2, and 4 Underwater Demolition Team Members.



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THE FORMATION OF RIVER DIVISION 595 WAS APRIL/MAY OF 1969 AND OPERATED IN NHA BE AND TUYEN NHOUN ON THE SONG VAM CO TY RIVER IN OPERATION GIANT SLING SHOT.  THEY ALSO PATROLLED THESE RIVERS:

CUA SOI RAP,SONG VAICO,SONG VAM CO TAY,SONG VAM CO DONG,KINH NGANG,CANAL DE CU THUNONG,CANAL LAGRANGE,DONG NAI,SONG DONG TRANH,SONG DINH BA,SONG LONG TAU,SONG NGO BAY,RACK TCHEU,SONG CAI MEP,RACH DA GIANG,SONG CO GIA,SONG DONG KHO,SONG DUA,SONG DONG TRANH.

THE 595 WERE ALSO PART OF THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS :

RUNG SAT SPECIAL ZONE ,OPERATION GIANT SLING SHOT,BARRIER REEF,SEA LORDS

BASES AND VILLAGES:

NHA BE,TUYEN NHON ,MOC HA,VONG TAU,TUYEN BINH,GO CONG,FORT DU RACH CAI



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NAVY ATTACK SQUADRON

Va-152 began as part of Air Group 15, which was commissioned in Sept. 1942. In 1958 152 received Ad-6's and Ad-7's (A-1H/J) and was redesignated VA-152. 

In 1959  the  152 deployed in the USS Hancock (CVA-19).


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In 1963 Va-152 was sent to Vietnam to train Vietnamese pilots to fly the A1H/J Skyraider.

In December of 1964 VA-152 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing16 and began training for deployment in April 1965 on board the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) . 

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The USS Oriskany was the home of VA 152 and for nine months in 1965 during the Vietnam War,

Deployed 256 Days. 210 Days at sea. Flew 12,070 combat sorties. Dropped 8,473 tons of Ordnance, Fired 513,000 Rounds of Ammunition. Flew 14,750 total Sorties.

Awarded - 1 Navy Cross 5 Silver Stars 56 Distinguished Flying Crosses 120 Navy Commendations 7 Purple Hearts 929 Air Medals

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THE 26th Marine Regiment fought during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II and were activated again during the Vietnam War.

Award Year(s)
Presidential Unit Citation Streamer with two Bronze Stars 1945, 1966–67, 1968 Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Khe Sanh
Navy Unit Commendation Streamer 1968 Vietnam
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer one Bronze Star 1945 Iwo Jima
World War II Victory Streamer 1944–1945 Pacific War
National Defense Service Streamer
Vietnam Service Streamer
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Streamer
Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions Streamer
1966–1974 Vietnam War

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CONDITION :
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 

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2499.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

**
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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!  

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894

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 !