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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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EXCELLENT CONDITION
LANGENDORF
LANCO  SPORT

GERMAN
RADIUM DIALED
MILITARY WATCH

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


WITH

HACKED SWEEP SECONDS
LANCO SIGNED

INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTED
15 JEWEL MOVEMENT

32X40
MM

W/O CROWN

WITH

BLACK LEATHER STRAP
WITH
STAINLESS STEEL
DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE

AND

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

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HOW ABOUT ANOTHER  GERMAN WRIST WATCH. THE LANCO SPORT WAS WIDELY UTILIZED BY MILITARY PERSONAL. THIS LANCO SPORT WOULD HAVE BEEN A PRIVATELY PURCHASED WRIST  WATCH AND NOT GOVERNMENT ISSUED.

ITS AWESOME SIZE [FOR THE PERIOD] AND LOOK, WITH WONDERFUL [RE-ILLUMINATED ] RAISED RADIUM  FILLED NUMERALS, CLEAN DIAL WITH SECONDS CHAPTER RING,  AND BLACK STEEL ILLUMINATED HOUR & MINUTE HAND WITH RARE   ILLUMINATED SWEEP SECONDS HAND, MADE IT POPULAR. THIS LANCO HAS A TWO  PIECE CASE WITH SPRING BAR LUGS. THOUGH CASE LOOKS TO BE STEEL, BUT IS MORE LIKELY TO  BE CHROME PLATE.

WE DETAILED THE CASE WITH BRASS BRUSHES AND A LIGHT POLISH TO THE STAINLESS STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACK. MOVEMENT HAS HACKED SWEEP SECONDS, INCABLOC SHOCK SYSTEM, 15 JEWELS, AND A SIGNED LANCO RATCHET WHEEL.

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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  abbreviated 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 restorations have delivered fine examples.

This Lanco has a host of features that point to it being an advanced model.  purposely created in a military style that competed with the popular ENICAR (famous RACINE spelled backwards] SPORT military watch.

Its radium dial, hacked sweep seconds 1938 - 1940  [was a sub seconds movement] 15j movement with INCABLOC style shock system, its solid case with super nice case back and super hands w/sweep seconds hand also illuminated makes it one of our best LANCO watch offers. 

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THIS
LANGENDORF
LANCO

IS
STUNNINGLY RESTORED

THE CASE HAS WEAR BUT IT IS
MAGNIFIED IN THE PHOTOS

IN REAL LIFE IT LOOKS FANTASTIC

AND

DIAL AND HANDS WERE

I RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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DIAL IS SIGNED
LANCO

SPORT
SHOCK PROTECTED
SWISS MADE

THE LANCO SPORT WAS
A MILITARY WATCH

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THE ORIGINAL
RADIUM
NUMERALS
AND
HAND INSERTS
WERE
REMOVED OD OLD RADIUM

SECONDS CHAPTER

NUMERAL OUTLINES

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

LOOK AT THE
LUMINATED SWEEPS!

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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RADIUM
IN MANY CIRCUMSTANCES
TURNS ORANGE
WHEN IT BURNS OUT

FOR COLLECTORS THIS COLORED
RADIUM IS DESIRABLE

BUT WHEN IT DOES A COMPLETE BURN
IT IS UNSTABLE AND THE LOOK
B BECOMES A DETRIMENT
THUS A RESTORATION

BECOMES A MUST DO

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NICE VERY NICE
THE HANDS ALWAYS GLOW BRIGHTER

THAN THE NUMERALS
IT MUST BE THE FACT IT IS LIKE STAINED GLASS
WITH NO BACKING

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LANCO DID NOT SIGN THEIR CROWNS
I CAN THIS CROWN IS ORIGINAL
EASY WINDING AND SETTING

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THERE YOU CAN SEE
THE CASE IS PRETTY AWESOME FOR ITS AGE
WITH NO WORK WHAT SO EVER BESIDES
BRASS WIRE BRUSHING

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THE STRAP IS NOT ONE OF OUR STRAPS
I RECEIVED SEVERAL IN A WATCH DEAL
THE PATENT LEATHER LOOK IS PRETTY AWESOME
TOP GRADE LOUISIANA ALLIGATOR
IS ALSO FINISHED LIKE THIS LEATHER STRAP
THE DEPLOYMENT ALSO IS NOT ONE OF OURS
BUT I DID NOT ADD ANY COST FOR THE STRAP AND BUCKLE AND IT LOOKS GREAT

 

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STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

 

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STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT


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THE STAINLESS STEEL
SCREW DOWN CASE BACK
WAS LIGHTLY BUFFED
KEEPING IT PERFECT

 

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SIGNED
WATER AND SHOCK PROTECTED
SWISS MADE
STAINLESS STEEL BACK
88

 

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HERE WE ARE VIEWING THE
CASE MOVEMENT
DIAL
AND
HANDS IN THE CASE

THE CASE WAS NOT CLEANED YET
YOU CAN SEE THE BLACK MUCK

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THE SWEEP HACK IS THE BEST ENGINEERED I HAVE WORKED ON
NOTICE THE SILVER "DOME" OVER THE CENTER WHEEL STAFF/PINION
MANY OF THE DESIGNED PROVE TO BE DELICATE
WHEN PLACING THE SECOND HAND ON
OFTEN PUSHING THE STAFF/PINION WITH GEAR UP AND
OFF THE BRASS WHEEL. THEN YOU HAVE TO OPEN CASE
AND FIX AND......

THIS DESIGN WORKS EXCELLENT

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THIS LANCO MOVEMENT HAS
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS
THE CLEAR TO SEE
BRASS AND RED JEWEL
INCA BLOC SHOCK DEVICE
SIGNED SWISS MADE
AND
LANCO SIGNED
RATCHET WHEEL
WITH
LANCO
15 RUBIS

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HERE IS THE HACKED UP STORY FOR YOU

 

WWII
CENTER SWEEP


Prior to WWII, most watches had a sub-second register above the #6 position. This design failed to allow precision seconds timing. The sub-second style dial, with a tiny second hand rotating around a tiny seconds register at the 6 position, was difficult to utilize for timing events. In most cases it was ignored. On the other hand, a sweep second hand could be used to time events, mark events, and was easier to read .

By 1942, the sweep second hand watch had became "the" watch. Two of the major reasons were the Government issued U.S.A. A-11 hacking sweep seconds pilots watch and the sweep seconds watches in demand by Doctors, Medics and Nurses and other professionals.. The sweep second watch simply made the watch more than an instrument to "tell time"....

THE DESIGN

So, what did Pierce and others do?

Did they re-tool and re-design new movements? NO!

They simply placed a hollow canon pinion that allowed a wheeled center shaft to protrude through the dial, mounted a second hand to it, and ran the combo with the very sub-seconds wheel they were eliminating...

 

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Instead of the drive train turning the dial protruding shaft/pinion at 6 position connected to the tiny second hand, they mounted a large brass/alloy wheel on the opposite side of the shaft that now protruded through the bridge. That wheel turned a wheel on top of a NEW center "shaft' held in position be a new this jeweled bridge that went through a new HOLLOW center cannon pinion in the center of the movement that then protruded through the center of the dial where a new long sweep second hand attached;  the idea being that one had a large second hand that went round in tune with the movement and the chapter ring so one could count, time & now even synchronize

 

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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 !