A-11 USA MILITARY HACKING PILOTS WATCH RESTORATION

Published on: April 9, 2015
Categories: AMERICAN, HACKING, HISTORIC, MILITARY, WWII

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1000 Restorations
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UNIVERSAL GENEVE POLEROUTER 2


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WE UTILIZE THE ORIGINAL WAR DEPTMANTENANCE BOOK

 

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1944 USAA WWII A-11 ELGIN
HACKING WRIST WATCH
Elgin 539
1940-1950
460000 MADE
Features
manual wind
sweep second
hack feature

Data
8/0 size, Do= 23.7mm, Dm= 23.25mm
15/16 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h

Balance staff U1845

Stem W2869

 

 

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WATCH ARRIVED WITH STEM RUSTED TO ASSOCIATED PARTS
SET BRIDGE YOKE CROWN WHEEL CROWN PINION
WE WERE ABLE TO GETIT RUNNING
BUT DAMAGE WAS TOO EXTENSIVE TO USE THE MOVEMENT

ABOVE SHOWS THAT ALL WHITE METAL PARTS WERE RUSTED
INCLUDING PINIONS AND GEARS

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THOUGH BRASS WHEELS WERE FINE
THE STAFFS, PINIONS AND GEARS WERE RUSTE THROUGH

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WE SEARCHED THROUGH OUR EXTENSIVE MILITARY PARTS DRAW
BUT HAD TO SPEND 89.00 INVESTING IN A 539 MOVEMENT FOR PARTS

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WE KEPT THE ORIGINAL
OUTER CASE
INTERNAL CASE
CASE BACK
DIAL
&
30 PERCENT OF THE MOVEMENT

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HERE WE SEE THE CASE WITH CHROME MISSING

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AND BRASS UNDER METAL SHOWING

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THE ORIGINAL MOVEMENT

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HERE WE HAVE THE COMPLETED RESTORED MOVEMENT
NOTE MILITARY BLACK RATCHET AND CROWN WHEELS
THE SECONDS PINION, STAFF, HOLD DOWN AND WHEEL ARE FROM THE ORIGINAL

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WE WILL HAND STRIP THE FINISH JUST ENOUGH TO IMPROVE W/O LOSING VALUE

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SEALS AND INNER CASE INSTALLED

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CASE BACK GOING ON
WE POLISHED AND REMOVEDMOST DAMAGE
BUT LEFT SOME MINOR SCRATCHES SO WE WOULD NOT DAMAGE WIRTING

 

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ROCK SILICONE WASHED DIAL

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CASE HAS WEAR, BUT IT CAME OUT TERRIFIC
NOTE: CHROME PLATING THAT IS WORN IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO RESTORE

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NOTICE THE “NEW” ORIGINAL CROWN?

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THIS WAS THE ONE ON THE A-11
WORN PLUMB OUT

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NOTICE THE FANTASTIC ORIGINAL DIAL
AND ORIGNAL HANDS
THEY WERE CLEANED AND THE MINUTE HAND
HAD SOME PAINTING DUE TO RUST

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THE STRAP IS SIMILAR TO THOSE AVAILABLE IN WWII

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FANTASTIC

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NEW CRYSTAL

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