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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IN ORDER TO INSURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR TIME PIECE IN THE BEST ORDER, ALONG WITH A WARRANTY AND APPRAISAL, WE TEST EVERY ONE FOR 12 TO 24 HRS BEFORE WE SHIP. A WATCH MAY HAVE BEEN SITTING A WHILE, SO ADJUSTMENTS MAY BE REQUIRED.  WE THEN SHIP DOUBLE BOXED, INSURED, SIGNATURE, TWO DAY UPS AIR. 

WE RECENTLY WERE GIVEN NOTICE THAT IF AN ITEM SELLS ON SUNDAY, WE HAVE TO SHIP ON MONDAY TO KEEP OUR TS RATING. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RATED AT THE TOP UNTIL THIS SUNDAY/MONDAY SHIPPING.

WE WOULD RATHER GIVE IT UP TO INSURE YOU RECEIVE THE BEST WE CAN OFFER. EVEN IF OUR FEES ARE HIGHER. YOUR SATISFACTION AND VINTAGE WATCH ARE IMPORTANT TO US.  ROCK AND DENISE

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READY TO WEAR
OVERHAULED
RESTORED
LARGE

VINTAGE
1925
WALTHAM
INVERTED

ILLUMINATED

MILITARY

DIALED

8 DAY CLOCK

WITH

1925/1935
MILITARY
MAPPING GAUGE

WITH
MAGNIFIER
&
COMPASS



WITH

1925/1935
TARA SPORT
TWO BUTTON
STOP/CHRONO WATCH
WRIST WATCH

IN A

MILITARY WATCH BOX

WITH
ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE

WITH

ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY FOR 8 DAY WALTHAM

AND

*
35.00

USA INSURED SIGNATURE
GROUND DELIVERY 

**
60.00

INTERNATIONAL REGISTERED SHIPPING

WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE


NOTE:
*
IF SHIPPING IS LESS WE WILL REFUND EXCESS
IF MORE WE WILL PAY THE DIFFERENCE

**
IF SHIPPING IS LESS WE WILL REFUND EXCESS
 

AND

FREE 800 438 6894 TOLL FREE SUPPORT
INTERNATIONAL +17708311257
M-SAT 11AM - 7 PM EST


 

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SERIOUS BUFFING AT HIGH HEAT & PRESSURE IS REQUIRED TO RESTORE
WATCH  CASES. THIS RIGOROUS PROCESS INCLUDES THE USE OF SEVERAL TYPES OF
ROUGE . ONE HAS TO "FEEL" THE PIECE TO GET IT RIGHT. THAT MEANS USING MY HANDS. WHEN YOU COMBINE THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES AND THE ROUGE,
THE DEPOSITS ON MY HANDS ARE SEMI-PERMANENT.  IT TAKES DAYS TO GET THE ROUGE OUT OF MY HANDS. SO, IF THE PICS OF MY HANDS LOOK "DIRTY", KNOW IT IS DUE TO THE MY HANDS ABSORBING WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT ON YOUR AWESOME RESTORED TIME PIECE!  HAVE A GREAT DAY!.


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PHOTOS ABOVE ARE DEMONSTRATIONS OF ROCK'S DAILY WORKS
THE PHOTO TO LEFT IS A DIAL RESTORE FOR A VINTAGE OMEGA
PHOTO IN CENTER IS AN ALPINA TOTAL RESTORE
PHOTO  TO THE RIGHT IS AN ELGIN REVERSE INVERTED DIAL

WWI-1919-DRIVERS-AIRCORP-MILITARY--REVERSE/
INVERTED-DIAL-POCKET/CAR/PLANE-WATCH

INVERTED dials were originally developed to enable owners of cars, trucks and airplanes/areoplanes to convert pocket watches into dash clocks.

The inverted dial positioned the winding stem at the bottom, making is convenient to wind, and to some what  protect the watch from soil, dirt water.

Those watches with sub-seconds would mean the register would be at the top making it easier to view more precisely and time more precisely.

By 1908, speedometer companies were producing and marketing clocks as after-market accessories.

In 1911 the first dash board Chronograph was patented by Heuer. It had it's crown UP.

Between In 1912- 1925, Phinney-Walker and Waltham made available car clocks that wound from the front rim of the clock and eight day clocks. with winding from bottom. [ Jaeger & Waltham made eight day watches with inverted dials].

USAGE

During its day, the reverse/inverted dial was popular among military personal, private drivers, pilots, race car drivers, and many others who required an easy access dash mounted watch/clock device .

MILITARY

I have seen WWI photos of men wearing ELGIN reverse/inverted dial pocket watches on LANYARDS around their necks. And I have overhauled several ELGIN 15j inverted dial pocket watches with long loop-over-loop leather "belt fob"s. I have worked on some Japanese and German inverted dial military pocket watches; including two Japanese ELGINS! And Waltham was extremely popular in Japan since 1914.

AIRCRAFT

Following World War I, the United States was swamped with aviators who invested in war-surplus aircraft. These flyers earned income with barnstorming campaigns and by performing aerobatic maneuvers at events. Many of these flyers would EVENTUALLY join various commercial ventures.

In 1918, the United States Postal Service received financing from Congress to begin experimenting with air mail service using Curtiss Jenny aircraft procured by the United States Army Air Service. And in 1919 Chalk's International Airlines began a service between Miami and Bimini in the Bahamas.

CONCLUSION

THIS BEAUTY IS A DATED 1925/1926 WALTHAM 8 DAY WITH INVERTED AND ILLUMINATED DIAL.   WITH SCREW DOWN BEZEL AND SNAP BACK CASE. NEW GLASS CRYSTAL AND TOTAL AWESOME RESTORE. DIAL WAS NOT REFINISHED BUT WAS RE-ILLUMINATED AND TOUCHED UP. HANDS RESTORED. MOVEMENT SERVICED AND CASE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE.



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AWESOME
MILITARY

24 HR DIAL
WITH
RAISED ILLUMINATED
 NUMERALS


RE-ILLUMINATED

WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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RE-LUMED
MILITARY
CATHEDRAL HANDS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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WOW

RE-ILLUMINATED

WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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CASE IS IN
EXTREME FANTASTIC
CONDITION

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CASE BACK SUPER

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NOTICE THE SLOT BETWEEN
THE SNAP ON CASE BACK
AND
THE SCREW DOWN BEZEL

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A BETTER PICTURE OF THE GROOVE

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NEW ORIGINAL GLASS CRYSTAL

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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SOME RESTORE PICS

NOTE
I TOOK PICTURES OF THE AWESOME DUAL MAINSPRING 8 DAY MOVEMENT DURING THE INSPECTION AND CLEANING A FEW WEEKS AGO . THEN JULES BOREL SENT THE BEZEL BACK AFTER FITTING AN ORIGINAL THICK GLASS CRYSTAL AND I PROCEEDED TO COMPLETE THE RESTORATION. BUT TODAY I SEARCHED 60,000 PHOTOS TRYING TO FIND THEM TO NO AVAIL. THE 8 DAY MOVEMENT IS PRETTY COOL. WHEN I FIND THEM I MAY UPDATE.

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THERE IS A CHANNEL BETWEEN THE  SCREW DOWN BEZEL
AND CASE BACK. THIS WAS USED FOR ATTACHING WATCH TO DASH OF
CAR, TRUCK, AIRPLANE OR BOAT. I USED THE CHANNEL TO FIT A 6 GRAM SILVER WIRE
TO ATTACH TO MILITARY WATCH BOX. THOUGH A MOUNT COULD BE FABRICATED
IF YOU WANTED TO MOUNT TO VINTAGE CAR, TRUCK, PLANE OR BOAT.

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HERE MOST OF THE OLD RADIUM
WAS REMOVED

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HERE NEW LUMINOVA IS ADDED

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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AFTER NEW LUMINOVA IS ADDED
A STRAIGHT EDGE RAZOR IS USED
TO FINALIZE THE FINISH

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HERE NEW LUMINOVA IS ADDED

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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HERE THE CASE
MINUS MOVEMENT & CRYSTAL
WILL BE HAND DETAILED

AND THEN

ELECTRO CLEANED

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ELECTRO CLEANED

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CLEANED AND READY
FOR BUFFING

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AFTER BUFFING

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MOVEMENT WAS
COMPLETED LAST WEEK

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25 MIL SERIAL  PLACES
THIS 8 DAY IN 1925 - 1926

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THERE ARE TWO
HUGE MAINSPRING BARRELS
THEY BOTH TURN INTO CENTER

AND OUPUT FROM CENTER

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DIAL MOUNTED
THEN MOVEMENT

PLACED IN CASE

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FLUSH TO CASE

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THREE SCREWS LOCK IT IN

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CASE BACK SNAPED ON

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NEW OLD GLASS CRYSTAL

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CRYSTAL MOUNTED
ON
SCREW DOWN BEZEL

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CONDITION WATCH:
MINTY CONDITION -  RUNS, SETS, WINDS EXCELLENT 
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MINTY MEANS VERY CLOSE TO MINT
MINT MEANS LIKE BRAND NEW

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MAPPING GAUGE
WITH
MAGNIFIER & COMPASS
FULLY WORKING
 

THIS IS THE WORKING COMPASS SIDE

THIS IS THE MAPPING SIDE

ASSEMBLED

ASSEMBLED

INCHES/MILES
CENTIMETERS/KILOMETERS

COMPASS WORKS PERFECTLY

HARD TO GET SHOT OF MAGNIFIER
IT IS CLEAR AND WORKS PERFECTLY

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CONDITION MAPPING GAUGE
EXCELLENT  CONDITION -  OPERATES EXCELLENT 
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THIS IS A PIN LEVER WRIST STOP WATCH
BUTTON ON BOTTOM STOPS SECOND HAND
BUTTON ON TOP BUTTON START SECOND HAND

WATCH WORKS
WINDS, SETS & RUNS GREAT
BUTTONS STOP AND START THE SECOND HAND
WATCH HAS FINISH WEAR BUT LOOKS VERY NICE IN PERSON
DIAL IS ALSO IN GREAT SHAPE AS ARE THE HANDS


THIS WATCH IS ALL ORIGINAL

THE MOVEMENT HAS BEEN
INSPECTED & OILED

ALL PARTS OPERATE AS THEY PERFORMED WHEN MADE
IT RUNS FINE AND WORKS AS IT SHOULD
 

BUT
DUE  TO THE FACT IT IS AN INEXPENSIVE
PIN SET LEVER WE ONLY PROVIDE BASIC
WARRANTY. IF PARTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE
THEN WE CANNOT REPAIR IT.

ALSO
YOU CAN WEAR THIS TARA SPORT CHRONO WATCH.
 BUT IT IS NOT AN EVERY DAY WEAR WATCH.

WE CHOSE THIS TARA SPORT WRIST WATCH
DUE TO ITS TIME LINE
COLLECT-ABILITY
&
IT MAKES A GREAT ADDITION TO THE
8 DAY CLOCK & MAPPING GAUGE

THE TARA SPORT SELLS FOR
50 TO 200.00 FOR A FULLY WORKING VERSION
LIKE THIS TARA SPORT

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CONDITION WATCH:
GOOD CONDITION -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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WHITE SHEET IS WHERE GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER
HISTORY OF THREE PIECES WILL BE

FULL HISTORY WILL BE IN YOUR ONLINE APPRAISAL

BUNGEE HOLDS WATCH & MAP GAUGE
6 GRAM PURE SILVER WIRE & BUNGEE HOLD 8 DAY CLOCK

VERY SIMPLE TO OPEN CASE AND REMOVE
ITEMS TO SHOW OR WEAR
AND TO INSTALL THEM FOR VIEWING

 

TOP SECTION

CUSTOM WING NUT LOCK SCREWS
SO YOU MAY OPEN CASE

BUNGEE CORD FOR HOLD DOWNS

STEEL WIRE PLACED TO SHOW MOUNTING CHANNEL

 

HEAVY PURE SILVER WIRE FOR
FABRICATING HOLD DOWN

ROCKS FABRICATION STATION

WIRE CUT INTO PIECES AND WELDED

WELD IS PERFECT

LOCK DOWN COMPLETED

D

PICKELED & POLISHED

FITTED TO CHANNEL

PERFECT

THREE HOLES DRILLED
END OF SILVER HOLD IN ONE
BUNGEE IN TWO & THREE
BUNGEE HOLDS DOWN
BENT END OF SILVER IN HOLE
 KEEPS UNIT FROM SLIDING

BOTTOM OF WATCH/CLOCK HAS BUNGEE CORD

TO REMOVE
LIFT SILVER HOLD DOWN UP
LIFE WATCH FORWARD
LIFT LOWER BUNGEE OFF CROWN TUBE

INSTALL OPPOSITE

WHITE SHEET SHOWS ARE FOR HISTORY


WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY ON WATCH AND TIMER

$893.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL
NOTE: RESTORED 8 DAY, TARA SPORT & MAPPING DEVICE & BOX

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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.