CHRONOGRAPH A RETOUR GEISMAR JAPANESE WWII WATCHES

    GEISMAR JAPANESE WWII WATCHES   ROCK’S PARADISE   VINTAGE & MILITARY WATCHES & FINE JEWELRY   KM & PANZER PARA JAPANESE WWII NAVY SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER RCAF WWII TRENCH TRENCH WYLER GERMAN WWII WWII HELBROS 24HR JAPANESE WWII CHRONO SEIKOSHA CHRONO WWII NAVY SUB TIMER WWII SEIKOSHA JULY 24 2003 WWII-IMPERIAL-JAPAN-SEIKOSHA-SEIKO-LUME-DIAL-MILITARY-WATCH JULY 24[…]

EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA INVESTED BY ALPINA

      GSW goldsmithworks.com contact rock through facebook! Date/Report Number …..120811.LWW Item:  EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA               PURCHASED BY THE ALPINA COMPANY   ALPINA ca. 1915: 182597 WITH MILITARY BLACK DIAL SIGNED EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA WITH 60 MINUTE OUTER TRACK BORDER WHITE ARABIC NUMERALS EVERY 5 MINUTES } WHITE[…]

ROCKS EMBEDDED GALLERIA

From Watches To Jewelry To Wood Works To Shop Work By The Rock & Crew!

11TH-AIR-BORNE-WWII-VIETNAM

THE ANGELS 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION WWII 11TH PACIFIC THEATER VIETNAM MID-EAST   GO AND VIEW 300 PHOTOS OF THE 11TH IN WWII THE BEST  MILITARY-WATCH-BOX™ ASSEMBLED     REPRESENTING THE VERY AIRBORNE TROOPERS WHOSE ACTIONS PAVED THE ROAD FOR MANY BANDS OF BROTHERS TO EXIST ***************************************************************** THESE AIRBORNE TROOPERS LIKE A BAND OF FOREST GUMPS[…]

AWESOME-WWII-RESTORATIONS

***********************   WE POSTED ANOTHER DOZEN OR SO OF DAVID’S INCREDIBLE COLLECTION   NEW JAN 18TH 2013 THESE WERE SHIPPED END OF DECEMBER ROCK IS NOW RESTORING/SERVICING THIS COLLECTION THE FOLLOWING WATCHES ARE FROM ONE PATRON’S [DAVID] COLLECTION WILL UPDATE AS EACH TIME PIECE OF THIS INCREDIBLE COLLECTION IS EVALUATED AND RESTORED NOTE PLATING WITH[…]

APPRAISING

HECK! ENOUGH OF THAT BASIC STUFF I , ROCK, JUST SET UP A HEAP OF GENUINE APPRAISALS! BASIC FACTS ABOUT JEWELRY APPRAISAL & INSURANCE REPLACEMENT VALUE APPRAISAL APPRAISAL TO SELL YOUR JEWELRY JEWELRY INSURANCE & CARE INSURANCE COMPANIES REPLACEMENT VALUE APPRAISAL A REPLACEMENT APPRAISAL IS WRITTEN TO COVER THE EXACT AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID FOR[…]

50 best restorations

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40 AWESOME RESTORES

40 AWESOME RESTORES  40 AWESOME RESTORES ANOTHER 40 AWESOME RESTORES   Save Save Save Save Save

ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END

ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END CONCORD    POLJOT CHRONO PILOTG   MEPA  ELMIRA JERMICO           ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END HELBROS OMEGA  MIDO CORUM ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END     LE COULTRE   COUREVO ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END COURVEO JULES JERGENSON   JACKY ICKX     ARNEX    SEIKO   ROLEX CHRONO[…]

WATCHES OPERATING VIDEO

  GOLDSMITHWO SUWANEE, GA, USA, 30024 Watch For Sale Need Help ID Value? 35000 WATCH  IMAGES 25000 PAGES ONLINE 24/7 GOLDSMITHWATCHWORKS.COM GOLDSMITHWORKS.COM     MILITARYWATCHBOX.COM LSYF.COM TIMEFRAUD.COM          GOLDSMITHTRAINING.COM  1947 – 1949 WHAT MAKES A FINE WATCH FINE [this video tajke you into the most fabulous era of watch making when a time piece ruled and[…]

goldsmithworks and rock restoring seiko dive watch

WHOM DO YOU WANT TO RESTORE YOUR SEIKO WATCHES 1890 T0 1990 ,, Seiko is one of a few rare companies that made everything for their watches. From Cases, Dials, Movements and Tools, TO Oils, Grease, Repair Equipment, Straps, Bands, Bracelets, Crowns, everything was designed, created manufactured in house. SOME PARTS WERE PROBABLY IMPORTED SEIKO[…]

1940 WWII KOREA VIETNAM WYLER FLOATING BEZEL AIRMAN WATCH

  GOLDSMITHWORKS IN BIZ FOR 30 YEARS ONLINE SINCE 1992 WATCH SALES  REPAIRS RESTORATIONS APPRAISALS TAKE A LOOK AT OUR ONLINE PICTURES 45000 PICTURES IN 452 ALBUMS GOOGLE PICTURE SITE ***************************************** WYLER WYLER-101SR-29MM WWII 11TH AIRBORNE DEPLETED RADIUM DIAL MILITARY INCAFLEX JUMP WATCH 29.3 MM W/O CROWN WITH FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH ALL PICTURES[…]

WWII 1941 MILITARY DIALED MIDO MULTIFORT BUMPER

      *************************************************** RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-Luminova ***************************** READY TO WEAR RESTORED & OVERHAULED 1941 WWII MILITARY DIALED MIDO MULTIFORT SUPERAUTOMATIC WITH 17J MIDO 817 BUMPER AND ALL STAINLESS STEEL CASE WITH STAINLESS STEEL WWII SPRING BAND WITH FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH HISTORY AND ASSOCIATED INFORMATION OUTLINED BELOW AND FREE ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED[…]

WWII HELIOS 24HR SWEEPS

  WWII HELIOS 24HR SWEEPS RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-Luminova ***************************** READY TO WEAR WWII HELIOS 24HR SWEEPS RESTORED & OVERHAULED WWII ERA WITH HACKED SWEEP SECONDS REAPPEARED DURING VIETNAM ERA HELIOS MILITARY DIALED 17J WITH FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH HISTORY AND ASSOCIATED INFORMATION OUTLINED BELOW AND FREE ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY WITH 19.00 US[…]

1968 PX BX RR VIETNAM ERA WYLER MILITARY STYLE DIVE WATCH

  GSW  PICASA WATCH GALLERY GSWW WATCHES *************************************************** READY TO WEAR VINTAGE RESTORED & OVERHAULED EXCELLENT  CONDITION 1968 PX/BX-R&R VIETNAM ERA WYLER MILITARY STYLE DIVE WATCH WITH BALLISTIC NYLON OLIVE DRAB G-18 MILITARY STRAP WITH KEEPERS FITS 6 TO 9 *******************************************  YOU ALSO RECEIVE FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY FREE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO[…]

german wwii military watches

  GERMAN-MILITARY-WATCHES.pdf THE QUESTIONS THAT FACE BOTH BUYER AND SELLER OF VINTAGE WWII GERMAN MILITARY WATCHES IS THEIR AUTHENTICATION. I MUST SAY, IF YOU INVEST IN A WATCH THAT IS BLACK DIALED, HAS OLD DEAD RADIUM ILLUMINATED NUMBERS AND HANDS, A SUB SECONDS REGISTER ABOVE THE 6 POSITION, HAS A STEEL OR CHROME CASE WITH[…]

HISTORIC WEEMS LONGINES BEST

[auction-nudge tool=”listings”] GOLDSMITHWORKS HAS BEEN ONLINE TRADING & RESTORING WATCHES SINCE 1992 SINCE JOINING EBAY TEN YEARS AGO WE- HAVE POSTED OVER 150,000 PERMANENT  IMAGES PLUS HISTORIES OF ALL OF OUR RESTORATIONS PICASA -PHOTO BUCKET -GOOGLE   WE MAINTAIN 13 WEBSITES PROVIDING OUR PATRONS WITH FREE DETAILED   INFORMATION, HISTORY/CLEAR PICS ON WATCHES RESTORED THE LAST[…]

DOES THE CASE HAVE TO BE CUSHION NO THE PERSHING

BEFORE A FORUM DODO BIRD SWEEPS IN TO “HELP” BY INFORMING US  IT AIN’T SO…. ALLOW ME TO INFORM YOU OF THE HISTORY OF THE 48 STAR AMERICAN SHEILD W/EAGLE AND PORCELAINE DIAL.   AN ELGIN POCKET WATCH -WITH PERSHING DIAL-   AFTER RESTORING OVER 200 PERSHING DIALED WATCHES, WE CONCLUDED THAT, THOUGH ELGIN PRODUCED[…]

WWII NAZI LUFTWAFFE HACKING SWEEP SECONDS ALPINA

THE RAREST WWII GERMAN WATCH A SMALL RUN OF THESE POCKET WATCHES WERE MADE IN GERMANY BY ALPINA   HONORING   HITLER.–\FEW SURVIVED  FEWER STILL ACTUALLR RUN DUE TO PARTS THIS ALPINA WAS/IS NOT SIMPLY A FASHION OR HONOR WATCH THE FACT THIS ALPINA HAS A MILITARY  HACKED SWEEP SECONDS HAND AND THIS RARE MILITARY GRADE[…]

WALTHAM GENUINE TRENCH

WALTHAM GENUINE TRENCH MILITARY ILLUMINATED 24HR VERSION WITH CRYSTAL GUARD RED 12, RED 24HR CHAPTER ORIGINAL HANDS INCLUDING FITTING  TAILED SUB SECONDS HAND OUTLINED  ILLUMINATED RAILROAD NUMERALS LIKE KITCHENER MILITARY STRAPS ONE TONGUE IS LONGER THE ONE THAT IS TO RIGHT/ABOVE WHEN WEARING ON LEFT ARM, THIS ALLOWED THE SOLDIER TO PLACE OVER CUFF, JACKET[…]

VIETNAM ERA RED CROSS HELIOS CUFF STLE

FACT. GOLDSMITHWORKS HAS BEEN ONLINE TRADING & RESTORING WATCHES SINCE 1992 SINCE JOINING EBAY TEN YEARS AGO, WE HAVE OFFERED OUR VINTAGE TIME EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE WITH EB WE HAVE ALSO POSTED OVER 150,000 IMAGES OF OUR RESTORATIONS PICASA -PHOTO BUCKET -GOOGLE FREE WARRANTY AND APPRAISAL VERIFYING THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR TIME PIECES 13 WEBSITES PROVIDING[…]

CASA BLANCA BUCHERER FREE FRENCH NURSE

   CASA BLANCA BUCHERER FREE FRENCH NURSE     CASA BLANCA BUCHERER FREE FRENCH NURSE THIS PIECE IS READY TO WEAR EVERY DAY TIME PIECE NOTE. CASABLANCA THE MOVIE I RECENTLY WATCHED THE MOVIE AND HIJACKED SOME FRAMES. WOW, PLUM FULL OF FREE FRENCH MATERIAL. IMPORTANT THEME THROUGH OUT THE FILM. IN FACT THE FILM[…]

German_WWII

GERMAN-MILITARY-WATCHES.pdf   GERMAN WWII ARMY SWEEP SECONDS INTELLIGENCE WATCH **************************************** BELOW IS PHOTO OF GENUINE DI-H ABOVE WAS POSTED ONLINE AS IS *************************************** I HAVE HAD ONLY TWO OF THESE IN 20 YEARS THE GERMAN MILITARY PROPERTY MARK”DI SERIAL H” WAS UTILIZED FOR THE ARMY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE MORE GERMAN WWII WATCH HISTORY BELOW ALL WATCHES[…]

military_issue_watch_or_not_1

  THE TRUE HISTORY OF MILITARY WATCHES!  I HAVE LONG TAUGHT THAT WATCH COMPANIES NEVER EVER GAVE UP MAKING AND MARKETING MILITARY WATCHES DIRECTLY TO SOLDIERS. FROM THE TROOPERS & OFFICERS IN THE CIVIL WAR  TO THE MARINES ON THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI TO THE MEN WHO FOUGHT THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR FROM THE PHILIPPINES[…]

military_issue_watch_or_not_2

  MILITARY WATCHES PART TWO INCLUDES A GREAT DETAILED LISTING!   ALL TIME PIECES RESTORED BY GOLDSMITHWORKS all watches restored by GOLDSMITHWORKS  GOLDSMITHWORKS USED TO INVEST IN 60 TO 70% OF OUR BASE TIME PIECES FOR RESTORATIONS EXCLUSIVELY ON EBAY ASSISTING OTHER VINTAGE WATCH DEALERS ON EBAY KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY THEN OFFER THEM[…]

military_issue_watch_or_not_4

      FACTS CONCERNING MILITARY VS PRIVATE WWI THROUGH VIETNAM http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/military_issue_watch_or_not_1/ ACTUAL DIRECT WWII WATCHES RESTORED BY ROCK/GSW http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/military_issue_watch_or_not_2/ WWI/WWII JAPAN/GERMAN/SWISS WATCHES  BY ROCK/GSW http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/military_issue_watch_or_not_3/ ACTUAL WWII/VIETNAM/SWISS/US/RESTORED BY ROCK/GSW http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/military_issue_watch_or_not_4/   MARCH 01,2015 CLICK BELOW FOR DAVID’S VINTAGE RESTORED DIRECT TO PUBLIC/SOLDIER MILITARY WATCHES NOT ALL OF THESE ARE MILITARY, BUT THE MAJORITY ARE[…]

OnePatronFiftyWWII-Restorations

      OCT 30TH 2014   MARCH 01,2015 CLICK BELOW FOR DAVID’S VINTAGE RESTORED MILITARY WATCHES PDF! ROCK IS NOW RESTORING/SERVICING THIS COLLECTION THE FOLLOWING WATCHES ARE FROM ONE PATRON’S [DAVID] COLLECTION WILL UPDATE AS EACH TIME PIECE OF THIS INCREDIBLE EDUCATION PDF STORED POCKET TRENCH CONVERSIONS VIETNAM US GOV ISSUE WATCHES GERMAN SUBMARINE[…]

WWII MILITARY WATCH RESTORATION COLLECTION

Vintage Time Re Vintage Time Re-Made In America ™ THIS GSW  TRADE MARK IS NOW A NEW INFORMATION AND WATCH SERVICES WEBSITE. CLICK ABOVE FOR TRANSPORTATION. BE SURE YOU BOOK MARK THE SITE GOLDSMITHWORKS GOLDSMITHWATCHWORKS MILITARYWATCHBOX State Licensed Precious Metal, Gemstone & 2nd Hand Dealer Turning Your Old Jewelry Into Something New ™ Vintage Time[…]

Celebrating-82-Airborne-WWI-Vietnam

        ROCK’S CUFF WATCH SYSTEMS DESIGN #902.7 A WIDER SPRING BAR HOLD DOWN STRAP WAS INSTALLED PRIOR TO THE PICTURES BEING TAKEN NOTE PICS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TIME PIECE HMT MANUEL WIND WATCH BROADARROW W/HEAVY LUME RE-ILLUMINATION HAD TO COVER ORIGINAL LUME OR FULL REMOVAL TO BRASS RESTORATION OF THE[…]

1936 JAPAN MILITARY SEIKOSHA TAVERNS

JAPANESE IMPERIAL WWII WATCHES   HATTORI SEIKOSHA NAVAL POCKET/DECK WATCH 1936 JAPAN MILITARY SEIKOSHA TAVERNS *************************************************** GSW JEWELRY   *************************************************** READY TO WEAR ORIGINAL CONDITION 1936-1943 IMPERIAL JAPAN SEIKOSHA IMPERIAL MILITARY NAVAL DECK WATCH 44 MM ACROSS 66 MM BOTTOM TO TOP BALE *******************************************  YOU ALSO RECEIVE FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY FREE APPRAISAL[…]

HATTORI SEIKOSHA SEIKO HISTORY PICS

  74 **************************************************** AT BOTTOM IS A LINK TO THE FULL SEIKO CREATED PDF NOTE SOME ITEMS ARE OFF, NOT LISTED OR AGE IS OFF. SUCH AS THE 1950 TANK STYLE IT WAS MADE 1920’S TO 1945 FOR ACTUAL GREAT PICS BY GSW PLACE THIS IN GOOGLE   CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE   ABOVE[…]

BUMPER-ROTOR-MICRO-ROTOR-AUTOMATIC-WATCHES

BUMPER-ROTOR-MICRO-ROTOR-AUTOMATIC-WATCHES   MilitaryWatchBox.COM  GoldSmithWorks.COM    GoldSmithWatchWorks.COM ************************************************************* An automatic or self-winding watch is a mechanical watch that winds the mainspring with a pendulam/rotor/weight through the natural wrist motion of the wearer’s arm. There are three designes that evolved, the 180 BUMPER, the 360 ROTOR, and the MICRO-ROTOR. All self winding watches have a PENDULUM –[…]

JIM HILL WAKMANN SPLIT SEC

 JIM HILL WAKMANN SPLIT SEC  READY TO WEAR FULLY OVERHAULED & SERVICED EXCELLENT CONDITION JIM HILL WAKMANN 17 JEWEL HORSEMEN’S LEMANIA RATTRAPANTE CHRONOGRAPH LWO 1900 19N20 WITH ENAMELED JOCKEY RIDING RACE HORSE WITH WATCH BOX AWESOME HAMMERED AND CHASED BRASS AND COPPER COVERED GLASS DISPLAY STORAGE BOX THE WAKMANN LEMANIA RATTRAPANTE THIS SPECIAL WAKMANN LEMANIA[…]

VIETNAM 1965 THE AIRMAN

<207-2013 WE HAD ONLY 3 NEGATIVE & 2 NEUTRAL FEED BACKS IN 10 YEARS WITH 2500 TRANSACTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND NO NEGATIVE/NEUTRAL FOR THE 8000 PRIVATE TRANSACTIONS < CHECK THE FEED BACK!!!! TELL ME WHAT STORE EVER HAD THAT TYPE OF RECORD SELLING USED WATCHES OR USED CARS OR ANYTHING USED, OLD AND MECHANICAL–REGARDLESS OF IT’S RESTORATIONS[…]

BABE RUTH

RARE 1947 [ONE YEAR BEFORE BABE RUTH PASSED AWAY] LIMITED PRODUCTION BABE RUTH WRIST WATCH HIGHLY DETAILED HAND PAINTED *RADIUM DIAL *RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT CASED IN AN EXCELLENT CONDITION RARE NUMBERED PROFESSIONALLY RE-PLATED CHROME OVER BASE REVERSE SPRING BAR TOP LINE CASE W/SCREW DOWN SS CASE BACK WITH MINT CONDITION GENERAL WATCH[…]

LANCET TRENCH AND OTHERS

*************************************************** READY TO WEAR SERVICED RESTORED OVERHAULED 1914/15 LONDON IMPORT MILITARY TRENCH WATCH .925 SILVER HALLMARK LONDON – IMPORT – DATE COMPOSITION WITH THREE FINGER BRIDGE 15 JEWEL MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT CASE IS 34.4 MM ACROSS W/OUT CROWN 47.9 MM LUG TO LUG   ****************************************** GSW/MWB HAS RESTORED 85 TRENCH WATCHES IN THE LAST THREE[…]

CUERVO Y SOBRINOS CUBA

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JAPANESE GERMAN BRITISH MILITARY HEAVEN

  JAPANESE GERMAN BRITISH MILITARY HEAVEN   ROCK’S PARADISE   VINTAGE & MILITARY WATCHES & FINE JEWELRY KM & PANZER PARA JAPANESE WWII NAVY SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER RCAF WWII TRENCH TRENCH WYLER GERMAN WWII WWII HELBROS 24HR JAPANESE WWII CHRONO SEIKOSHA CHRONO WWII NAVY SUB TIMER WWII SEIKOSHA JULY 24 2003 WWII-IMPERIAL-JAPAN-SEIKOSHA-SEIKO-LUME-DIAL-MILITARY-WATCH JULY 24 2003[…]

history japanese wwii military watches

  A HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE MILITARY WATCH history japanese wwii military watches Imperial Japan 1930 – 1945 watches restored by GOLDSMITHWORKS Imperial Army Imperial Seal Seal & Flag Imperial Flag While Japan provided SEIKOSHA made, SWISS made & Hybrid [Japan Case/Dial, w/Swiss and Japanese Movement] watches, timers, ships watches and chronographs in limited numbers[…]

1937 JAPANESE IMPERIAL ARMY MWB

1937 JAPANESE IMPERIAL ARMY MWB 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[…]

WWII JAPANESE SEIKOSHA CHRONOGRAPH

WWII JAPANESE SEIKOSHA CHRONOGRAPH     *************************************************** KM & PANZER PARA JAPANESE WWII NAVY SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER RCAF WWII TRENCH TRENCH WYLER GERMAN WWII WWII HELBROS 24HR JAPANESE WWII CHRONO SEIKOSHA CHRONO WWII NAVY SUB TIMER WWII SEIKOSHA ABOVE RED MEANS THEY ARE GONE ABOVE ARE SOME OF THE WATCHES FROM A VERY IMPORTANT ESTATE[…]

MOST VALUABLE SEIKO 6105 DIVE WATCH

THE MOST VALUABLE SEIKO 6105 DIVE WATCH IS THE 6105_*B-8000 WITH “PROOF” ON DIAL AND 6105B DAINISEIKOSHA CO LTD SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED JAPAN ON ROTOR ASSEMBLY * DENOTES THE MODEL WITH HACKING ABILITY index.html NOTE THE “PROOF” JAPAN 6105 -8000 T ON DIAL 6105B DAINISEIKOSHA CO LTD SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED JAPAN ROTOR WEIGHT[…]

4 SALE KANJI DIALED WWII JAPAN MIL TIMER

        >BELOW ARE THREE OF A DOZEN OR SO WATCHES FROM A VERY IMPORTANT WWII ESTATE COLLECTION THAT ROCK HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORING OR FULLY OVERHAULING. THESE WATCHES WILL BE OFFERED AS THEY ARE COMPLETED. *********************************** READY TO WEAR RESTORED & OVERHAULED ALL FEATURES WORKING VINTAGE WWII 1936-1945 KANJI DIAL SIGNED 3[…]

ORANGE TWIST ESPERANTO MULTI FUNCTION DIVER

      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[…]

THE 82ND AIRBORNE CELEBRATED BIRTH IN WWI FRANCE

ROCK’S CUFF WATCH SYSTEMS DESIGN #902.7 300.00 WITH WARRANTY http://goldsmithtraining.com/WWI-FRANCE/    **************************************** *************************************************** THIS PRE-INTRO ESSAY CONCERNS THE INDIAN JAWAN PARA SHOCK MILITARY WATCHES WITH BROAD ARROW Jawan is a word in Hindi for SOLDIER. Jawan was registered as a trade mark by the ENGLISH ” West End Watch Co” founded by MM. Amstutz and[…]

MILITARY SPEC DTU-2A-P-MIL-W-3818B

TIMEFRAUD.COM IS IT COUNTERFEIT OR NOT HELP STOP INTERNET WATCH FRAUD TIMEFRAUD.COM                         USA MILITARY WATCH SPECIFICATIONS http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/MIL-W-46374F-1.pdf http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/files/1962-MIL-W-3818A-B.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/files/1962-MIL-W-3818A.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/files/1991-MIL-W-46374F.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/MIL-W-46374F-1.pdf http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/MIL-PRF-46374G.html http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/files/1962-MIL-W-3818A-B.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/1962-MIL-W-3818A.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/1991-MIL-W-46374F.htm http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/our-pdf/military_timepiece_markings.htm PROOF US GOV DESIGNED THE MOISTURE CIRCLE ALSO MANY OTHER FEATURES INCLUDING MIL SPEC ONE [1] FOR[…]

1950 1990 HATTORI SEIKOSHA SEIKO DIVERS

WHOM DO YOU WANT TO RESTORE YOUR SEIKO WATCHES 1899 T0 1990 ,, Seiko is one of a few rare companies that made everything for their watches. From Cases, Dials, Movements and Tools, TO Oils, Grease, Repair Equipment, Straps, Bands, Bracelets, Crowns, everything was designed, created manufactured in house. SOME PARTS WERE PROBABLY IMPORTED SEIKO[…]

WWI 1914-1918 H Williamson ltd

  Welcome to GoldSmithWorks Fine Jewelry and Watch Ebay Store. GoldSmithWorks offers custom designed, one of a kind, life time creations and unique jewelry watches gemstones diamonds and repairs. GoldSmithWorks -turning your old jewelry into something new. Shipping Sales Repairs 800.438.6894 Ask For Rock       1st World War British Military Watch, General Services[…]

WWII MILITARY

WWII MILWWII MILITARY ITARY Vintage Time Re-Made In America ™ THIS GSW  TRADE MARK IS NOW A NEW INFORMATION AND WATCH SERVICES WEBSITE. CLICK ABOVE FOR TRANSPORTATION. BE SURE YOU BOOK MARK THE SITE GOLDSMITHWORKS GOLDSMITHWATCHWORKS MILITARYWATCHBOX State Licensed Precious Metal, Gemstone & 2nd Hand Dealer Turning Your Old Jewelry Into Something New ™ Vintage[…]

VINTAGE MODERN BRANDS

VINTAGE MODERN BRANDS 32 Degrees Restoration 3H Italia Restoration 5.11 Tactical Restoration A. Lange & Söhne Restoration a.b.art Restoration Accurate Restoration Accurist Restoration Accutime Restoration Accutron Restoration Ace Acro Restoration Adee Kaye Restoration Adidas Restoration Admes Restoration Adriatica Restoration Adrienne Vittadini Restoration Aeromatic 1912 Restoration Aeronautec Restoration Aerowatch Restoration Affluence Restoration Agassiz Restoration Airain Restoration[…]

480 PAGE VINTAGE WATCH MAKERS DICTIONARY

800.438.6894 1175 Buford Hgy Suite 120 Suwanee, Ga 30024 Open Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page[…]

AIRMAN SPECIAL

GLYCINE AIRMAN Founded by Eugène Meylan in 1914, Glycine produced watches at a factory in Bienne, Switzerland. Glycine began producing specialty ladies watches with precise, small movements in cases of gold and platinum dressed with diamonds and precious stones. In 1931 Glycine created an automatic movement based on the Hardwood 180 degree “Bumper” which had[…]

BAND OF BROTHER A-11 24HR MODE

  BAND OF BROTHER A-11 24HR MODE THERE WAS NO SPECIFICALLY A-11 24HR MODE BULOVA OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR 24HR WATCH   MADE FOR THE US ARMED FORCES EVER LET ALONE WWII NOR WAS IT Featured in Band of Brothers THIS POST IS FROM http://timefraud.com AND HAS PROTECTION FROM ANY COPYRIGHT THAT MAY BE ATTRIBUTED TO[…]

WWII-1944-JAPANESE-IMPERIAL-24HR-STEEL-POCKET-WATCH

     WWII-1944-JAPANESE-IMPERIAL-24HR-STEEL-POCKET-WATCH.htm 1175 Buford Highway. Suite 120 Suwanee, Georgia. 30024 www.goldsmithworks.com 770.831.1257 – 1.800.438.6894 Date/Report Number …..0103.FN21HY.04 Item:  1940 SEIKOSHA SEIKO IMPERIAL CONVERSION MILITARY WRIST WATCH WITH JAPANESE IMPERIAL MILITARY WRIST COMPASS Description of item: VINTAGE RARE 1930 – 1940 SEIKOSHA SEIKO IMPERIAL CONVERSION MILITARY WRIST WATCH WITH JAPANESE IMPERIAL MILITARY WRIST COMPASS IN KANJI[…]

DIALS

  TO RESTORE OR NOT RESTORE VINTAGE WATCH DIALS I like to say I am not a watchmaker .. rather a hacking master restoration expert restoring history. With over 35000 pictures, 1.2 mil Google requests every 15 days,+near 10,000 articles online. i am obsessive LOL. Thus I call upon only the best of the best.[…]

INVICTA RALLIES THE LEGIONS

  INVICTA RALLIES THE LEGIONS   A History Of Time: The Invincible Invicta copyright 2008 gsw/rock   I often labor for hours of time fixing time … many times I must take time just to fix time. Sometimes I must stop time. Or speed it up –and even slow it down. But most of all,[…]

THE INVICTA OF ROME

          A History Of Time: The Invincible Invicta copyright 2008 gsw/rock   I often labor for hours of time fixing time … many times I must take time just to fix time. Sometimes I must stop time. Or speed it up –and even slow it down. But most of all, I[…]

SUPERMAN GETS A MILITARYWATCHBOX

      SUPERMAN WATCH   READY TO WEAR VINTAGE 1968 EXCELLENT CONDITION DC SUPERMAN WATCH WITH NEW DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED AND PADDED VINTAGE STYLE BLACK LEATHER CHRONO STRAP IN A GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS CUSTOM SUPERMAN CROSS HISTORICAL SHADOW BOX 14 7/8 x 11 7/8 EXTERIOR 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 INTERIOR WITH 1977[…]

SILVER JEWELRY

modern contemporary vintage & collectible silver jewelry Silver Works MODERN CONTEMPORARY VINTAGE & COLLECTIBLE SILVER Silver Works BY ROCK SCARFONE AND GOLDSMITHWORKS modern contemporary vintage & collectible silver jewelry Silver Works SILVER JEWELRY SILVER JEWELRY MODERN CONTEMPORARY VINTAGE & COLLECTIBLE SILVER SILVER JEWELRY Silver Works SILVER JEWELRY   Save

SEALS N NAM

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BENRUS FAKE MKI MKII 50717 DIVE WATCH

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MK I MKII 50717


BENRUS FAKE MKI MKII 50717 DIVE WATCH
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HISTORY OF US MILITARY DIVE WATCHES
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they were released after the vietnam war

 

BELOW IS A LIST OF MILITARY WATCH CONTRACTS. NOTE
THAT ALL DATES DO NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THE DATE OF
ISSUE TO FORCES. THE FIRST CONTRACT FOR A MIL ISSUE
WATCH FOR VIETNAM WENT TO BENRUS 1962 –WHOM
BEAT OUT BULOVA AND OTHERS– YET THE CONTRACT
DELIVERY DATE WAS FOR THE MARINES AND DELIVERY WAS 1964. 
THE Mil-W-46374 WOULD BECOME THE WATCH OF CHOICE
BY THE US MILITARY FOR TROOPS AND WOULD
NOT HAVE THE SAME QUAILITY.
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During the final years of the Vietnam conflict, members of UDT-SEAL, Green Berets, and Special Forces were issued with the ultimate military dive watch the U.S. Military have ever issued: the Benrus Type I Class A dive watch. These amazingly durable and accurate watches have faithfully accompanied their owners on many dangerous reconnaissance and behind-the-line operations conducted in the hot and steamy jungles of Vietnam. The particular Benrus dive watch reviewed here is a 1976 issue of the Type I Class A model with full military inscriptions on the caseback which was the model commonly issued to UDT-SEAL members.

“Military grade” is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days, but sometimes the phrase gains extra meaning when you know the story behind the tool to which the term is attached. Here at Huckberry we’re especially proud to offer the MKII Paradive because it’s inspired by a legendary, purportedly “nonexistant” dive watch from the Vietnam War”. ABOVE A QUOTE   “The Special Forces Watch That Never Existed | Huckberry

FOR THE VIETNAM WAR? WATCHES WERE MADE TO LAST ONLY 2 YEARS. THEY WERE THROW AWAYS. ONLY THE BENRUS 10K MARINE CONTRACT AND RUNS AFTER THAT ORDER WAS BY 3118A/B OLD RULES AND WERE MADE WITH AWESOME MOVEMENTS.

THERE WERE NO BENRUS DIVE WATCHES IN VIETNAM PERIOD. UDT/SEALS HAD ONE OPTION FOR MILITARY ISSUE! SEE BELOW.  BULOVA LOSES MILITARY CONTRACT FOR US MARINES FIRST EVER GOV ISSUED WATCH FOR VIETNAM , INSTEAD, BENRUS RECEIVES THE CONTRACT. THIS WAS FOR MIL-W-3118B. ALSO, THE US GOV WANTED MOISTURE INDICATORS ON DIALS AND SPENT MILLIONS TO GET PLASTIC/ACRYLIC  ALLOY CRYSTALS AND DIVE WATCHES NEVER HAD 12000 FEET AT THIS TIME!

http://vintagetimeremadeinamerica.com/true-24-hour-genuine-bulova-military-watch/

BEFOR THE REVISAL TO DTU -2A/P

WHICH ONLY HAD THE SINGLE CASE LIKE BENRUS

SO, THOUGH THE BENRUS HAS
DTU-2A/P IT IS NOT A ACTUAL DTU-2A/P
IT IS BETTER! 17 JEWELS WITH REPAIR ABILITY

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NOTE THE DETAIL FOR
THE 3818-B  VS
DTU-2A/P
WHICH BECAME THE PRIME VIETNAM BASED VERSION

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BULOVA CONTRACT TO PRODUCE THE FIRST CRYSTAL FOR USE UNDER WATER FOR US MILITARY

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FACT IS, BENRUS BUILT THE FIRST 10,000 WATCHES FOR THE NAM. THEY
ALL HAD SINGLE CASE SYSTEMS AND NO AUTOMATICS.

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THE ABOVE PICTURE IS BEING USED TO SOME HOW
BOLSTER THE LIE THAT THE

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AND THIS PICTURE

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AND THIS PIC!

“The only easy day was yesterday” Officially commissioned on Jan. 1, 1962, U.S. Navy SEALs saw their first combat action in Vietnam. They operated in the area of the Mekong Delta, conducting search-and-destroy, recon and rescue missions. SEAL Teams 1 and 2 lost 45 men in Vietnam. .

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IN THE MID 70’S AFTER THE NAM, UP TO 1980’S, THE MILITARY
WATCHES HAD LOOKS LIKE THE ABOVE WATCHES BUT
WERE NOT AUTOMATICS NOR DIVE WATCHES

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The Special Forces Watch That Never Existed
Learn about the legendary Type II: a burly timekeeper built specifically for the military’s most elite fighting force???????? NOT NOT AND NEVER WAS

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THE US MILITARY NEVER ORDERED AUTOMATICS
THESE ARE SIGNED BENRUS BUT ARE CHINESE

http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?68211-Tearing-apart-a-Benrus-Type-II
Fake Benrus Watches: They bear the Benrus name, despite having nothing manufactured by BENRUS: FAKE  Type I and II watches as well as sterile, both numbered and not. It was mentioned that various serial numbers have been used and that they are powered by a Chinese 2812 movement with engraved rotor. Time to learn the finer points of good vs bad on these watches.

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“””Never sold commercially, the Benrus Type II Class A watch we’re referring to is something of watch-nerd and history buff lore. Issued exclusively to the U.S. Navy SEALs, Underwater Demolition Team divers (UDTs), and Special Forces personnel, this watch was built to withstand the test of (then-“modern” jungle warfare. If you’re wondering about the “Class A” in the name of the watch, it signifies the highest military grade any special-issue equipment (in this case, a watch) can be given. Unlike most watches, the case back on this Benrus model is meant to be permanent. This means that any servicing had to be done through the dial of the watch by removing the bezel and crystal to reach the movement. The benefit of this extreme workaround is that the watch could be submerged at equally extreme depths — up to 1200 feet, which was quite a great deal for timepieces in that day and age. All told, this was a watch that wasn’t “issued” so much as it was earned by the men who wore them. “””

THE ABOVE IS ABSOLUTELY FALSE. NEVER OCCURED. DID NOT HAPPEN AND NONE WERE ISSUED IN VIETNAM. ALL WATCHES CAME UNBDER THE TWO YEAR AND THROW IT AWAY EXCEPTING THE MARINE CONTRACT WON BY BENRUS THAT OFFERED MPVEMENT SIMILAR IN CONSTUECTION AS TO THE MIL-W-3118A AND B…. WHICH INCLUDED 17 JEWELS VERSES ANY AMOUNT AS LONG AS IT RUNSSA TWO YEARS W/O REPAIRS!

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TYPE TWO

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TYPE ONE

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BENRUS FAKE MKI MKII 50717 DIVE WATCH

U.S. NAVY DIVE WATCHES
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
HOW THEY LOOK

NOTE. THE 2 DOXA 300T THE BLACK WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE UTILIZED THE EARLY ZODIAC NON-DATE WAS THE TOP VIETNAM ERA MIL DIVE RARE NON HACKING VERSIONS WERE THE FIRST ZODIAC MILITARY THE BULOVA AND BLANCPAIN WERE ALL DESIGNED FROM MIL SPECS BULOVA BUILT THE FIRST NAVY AUTOMATIC THEY  BUILT AND TESTED A SERIES OF DIVES TO 300 PLUS FEET THEN THE FINAL SPECS ARRIVED 1961 WHICH HAD THE CIRCULAR MOISTURE INDICATOR U.S. NAVY SPEC MIL W 22176 A BULOVA DID NOT RENEW THE CONTRACT CHOOSING TO OFFER CIVILIAN WATCHES WITH THE TECHNOLOGY THEY DEVELOPED BLANCPAIN TOOK OVER AND USED ORIGINAL BULOVA TECHNOLOGY FOR CASE ETC AND THE NEW Milspec 1 SPECIFICATIONS IN U.S. NAVY SPEC MIL W 22176 A TO PRODUCE THE TR-900 NOTE THE FIFTY FATHOMS WAS UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE U.S. NAVY DEVELOPED MOISTURE INDICATURE [NOTE PICTURES –THANKS  TO  TIME ZONE — X DOWN TO THE CHEMICALS THAT MADE IT WORK AND THEN PLACED THIS TECHNOLOGY INTO THE FIFTY FATHOMS Milspec 1

(NOTE: THEY HONORED THE U.S. NAVY     )

http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/seals-vietnam-automatic-military-watch/

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U.S. NAVY SPECA MIL W 22176 A

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well here is what i have looked for
and i had it all the time!

this is after Vietnam though

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U.S. NAVY SPECA MIL W 22176 A

THE FIRST AUTOMATIC NON MILITARY DIVE WATCHES

The modern scuba diving watch was introduced to the public in 1954 at the annual watch trade show in Basel, Switzerland; With existing contracts with the Air Forces and Army,  the US Navy entered into an agreement with the Bulova Watch Company, and it’s Bulova Research and Development Laboratories, to develop and manufacture a new dive watch.

THE 1964 BULOVA 666 MODEL LAUNCHED ALL FUTURE LINES AND MODELS OF THE FAMOUS NAVY MILITARY DIVE WATCHES DURING VIETNAM WAR AND ALL FUTURE BULOVA 333 FEET AND 666 FEET DIVE WATCHES.

ADDITIONALLY, THE FIRST OFFICIAL US MILITARY DIVER WATCH WAS IS THE RESULT OF THREE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS FROM 1958,TO 1961, [MIL-W-3181 / MIL-W-22176 / MIL-W-22176A].

IT WAS IN 1961 THAT BULOVA, UNDER US NAVY CONTRACT TO PERFECT THE FIRST AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH WITH PLEXIGLAS CRYSTAL, WAS FINALLY SUCCESSFUL AND IT PASSED ALL GOVERNMENT TESTS INCLUDING DIVING TO 392 FEET.

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WHILE STILL IN DEVELOPMENT, IN 1963, BULOVA DROPPED THEIR CONTRACT & THE CONTRACT WAS TAKEN OVER BY BLANCPAIN, WHO PRODUCED THE  TR-900 DIVE WATCH. THE  TR-900 DIVE MATCHED MUCH OF THE SPECS, CASING  AND OTHER DESIGNS OF BULOVA’ FINAL VERSION, INCLUDING THE VERY LOOK AND DESIGN DOWN TO THE RADIUM MARKERS, BEZEL AND BEZEL INSERT. ABOUT 1000 TR-900?S WOULD BE PRODUCED UNDER TWO CONTRACTS FOR THE NAVY DURING 1964 & 1965 AND ISSUED TO NAVY UDT FROGMAN TEAMS AND MARINE RECON UNITS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. AROUND THE SAME TIME, BULOVA RELEASED THEIR PLEXIGLAS AUTOMATIC 666 DIVE WATCH FOR COMMERCIAL SALES AND WERE AVAILABLE AT MILITARY PX. IT IS IN THIS TIME FRAME THAT ELGIN PRODUCED THEIR FIRST AUTOMATIC WATER PROOF, ALL STEEL DIVE WATCH WITH RADIUM MARKERS.


BY 1964-1967, DIVE WATCHES WERE IN HIGH DEMAND. ESPECIALLY AUTOMATICS. AND, WITH A WET HOT HUMID VIETNAM WAR — THE PX WAS A HOT MARKET. [NOTE: ALL THE WATCHES SHOWN WERE RESTORED BY ROCK]

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BULOVA, WHO ACTUALLY DEVELOPED THE FIRST US AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCH UNDER US CONTRACT,

BUT RELEASED THEIR AUTOMATIC MODEL IN COMPETITION WITH THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF AUTOMATIC. BOTH WERE INVESTED IN BY US AND AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS FROM PRIVATE TO OFFICER AND NOT SUPPLIED BY NAVY…

IN FACT, THEY MADE MORE SALES AND MONEY THAN BLANCPAIN, WHO HAD TAKEN OVER THE BULOVA CONTRACT AND UTILIZED THE MAIN LOOK AND FEATURES OF BULOVA RESEARCH IN PRODUCING THE US MILITARY DIVE WATCH! IN ADDITION TO NEW SPECIAL ALLOYED STEEL ANTI-MAGNETIC CASE, AND THE USE OF AN ALTERNATIVE ***ILLUMINATION MATERIAL FOR INDICES AS WELL AS THE NAVY MOISTURE INDICATOR AND IT HAD TO WORK DEEPER THAN FIFTY FATHOMS (300 FEET). *** Promethium 147 would glow brighter and longer, both underwater and at night. However the downside to this was that its half-life is only 2.5 years, unlike Tritium, which has a 12.4-year half-life, and Radium whose half-life is measured in centuries

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WALTHAM [ABOVE], ANOTHER LONG TIME US MILITARY WATCH DEVELOPER,  FOLLOWED WITH THEIR OWN MODEL WHICH WAS LARGER THAN THE BULOVA, ZODIAC OR ELGIN…

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ELGIN, WHO HAD SUPPLIED US MILITARY WATCHES SINCE WWI. RELEASED THERE OWN VERSION WITH STRAIGHT DROP LUGS, MEDIUM BEZEL IN A SMALL CASE SIMILAR TO THE OLD ELGIN WWII CASES. IT WAS ONLY LARGER DUE TO THE BEZEL.  

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BENRUS FAKE MKI MKII 50717 DIVE WATCHES

AND, FINALLY, WE HAD BENRUS. BENRUS HAD, BY BEATING OUT BULOVA, ACTUALLY WON THE FIRST MAIN CONTRACT FOR MILITARY ISSUED VIETNAM SERVICE US ARMY AND AIR FORCE WATCHES AND ALSO A MILITARY DIVE WATCH. THEY WOULD INTRODUCE THE SINGLE CASE BENRUS. AT THAT TIME, DUE TO ITS SINGLE CASE DESIGN AND THE SIMPLY BEZEL WITH ELGIN STYLE LUGS, IT BECAME A HIT WITH THE GI’S. BUT THEY TOOK ANOTHER STEP. TO MAKE THEIR DIVE WATCH STAND OUT, THEY INTRODUCED A LIMITED  25 JEWEL INCABLOC MODEL. THEY UTILIZED A 25J A.S. EUBACH  AND A ETA 17J ROTOR ASSEMBLY TO PRODUCE THE LIMITED SELF WINDING ULTRA DEEP 666 FEET.  

Dear goldsmithworks, Hello Rock, Someone had put Blancpain 50 Fathoms Milspec 1 on Ebay with the Hefty Price Tag attached. Even if I had THAT Purchasing Power, I doubt I would have paid that much… OK, it is a limited issue military Blancpain. I assume by sn# you can trace it to some military top gun, and, correspondingly to some military operation. However mechanism does not have that many complications! Wondering how much will it fetch at the end? Enjoy your week-end! Best Regards, Denis D.   REPLY: I WROTE THE VENDER. WE BELIEVE IT IS NOT 1950, NOR MILITARY. THE US GOV OFFERED A CONTRACT TO WATCH MAKERS TO BUILD FIRST AUTOMATIC US NAVY DIVE WATCH BULOVA WON THE CONTRACT BULOVA SUCCESSFULLY DESIGNS IMPLEMENTS A PROTOTYPE THAT PASSES TO 300 FEET WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY IN HAND, BULOVA DECIDES TO NOT RE-UP THE CONTRACT WHEN CHANGES ARE MADE . BULOVA BEGINS PRODUCTION OF DIVE WATCHES [666 333 ETC] FOR CIVILIAN SALES. http://timefraud.com/mil-w-22176-a-specs-5961-m-w-dive/ ABOVE OPENS IN OWN WINDOW SO YOU MAY CONTINUE READING NOTE THE YEAR AT TOP RIGHT OF SPECS, NOTE THE ADDITION OF A MOISTURE INDICATOR ABOVE 6 POSITION, NOTE ALL DETAILS OF DIAL   BLANCPAIN SUBMITS FOR CONTRACT AND TAKES OVER 1960/61 (IN COULD HAVE BEEN 1958/1959) THE WATCH HE IS SELLING IS A DEAD RINGER FOR THE FIRST CIVILIAN MODEL THAT WAS CREATED USING TECHNOLOGY FIRST DESIGNED–INCLUDING CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF CIRCLE MOISTURE INDICATOR– BY THE US NAVY . ADDITIONALLY, THE Milspec 1 on dial? That WOULD correspond to the first contract spec proposal FOR THE MILITARY VERSION by the USA NAVY. YOU DID CLICK THE LINK ABOVE AND READ THE DATE? THE U.S. NAVY VERSION DID NOT AND WOULD NOT HAVE “FIFTY FATHOMS ” EITHER ON THEIR WATCHES AND I WOULD ASSUME THEY ALL HAD THEIR CASE BACKS SIGNED AND IMPRINTED WITH SERIALS ET AL. I BELIEVE THERE WERE 10,000 UNITS. the military version would have U.S. on dial as shown in specs, – though documents could arise that have something i have not seen… so, it is a nice find, it would technically be a copy of the MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN DOC ABOVE. So cannot be 1950?s……. AND THE Moisture Indicator IS EXACT AS THE DOC. THE US GOV RELEASES THEIR SPECS AND THEN BIDS ARE MADE IN THIS CASE IT IS POSSIBLE THAT US NAVY USED MOISTURE INDICATOR BASED ON A BLANCPAIN DESIGN, YET NO DOCS HAVE SURFACED. BEING AN AUTOMATIC IS ALSO AN INDICATOR. PROFESSIONAL AUTOMATIC DIVE WATCHES USUALLY DATE TO 1958 + read: http://timefraud.com/us-navy-dive-watches-1940-1990/ ABOVE LINK OPENS IN OWN WINDOW SO YOU MAY CONTINUE HERE.. i noticed moisture ring is one color that means case was breached;  got wet.. value IN MY OPINION could by $9k i do not believe it is worth 30k. but who knows, it is original and awesome. i cannot see how one could fix the moisture ring i believe 10,000 units of the US NAVY version were released. IF IT WERE MILITARY a premium would be added. i have not seen nor acquired any info that says “milspec 1? was a US issue RATHER Milspec 1 SEEMS TO BE IN HONOR OF THE FIRST U.S.NAVY VERSION. i also do not know if case back was imprinted like all mil watchs, but would say i cannot believe they were not later rock ps: you are about to become educated in us mil dive watches!.  

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BLANCPAIN watch dial ( No Radiations ) with Date window ( Old fifty fathoms )

mywatchcorne 999.00

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DIAL IS FAKE IT SHOWS RAISED TRITIUM MARKERS THAT HAVE AGED. STRAIGHT PAINT WOULD NOT AGE.  WHETHER OR NOT IT IS RADIUM OR TRITIUM IS NOT THE POINT. THE DIAL INDICATORS COULD BE COLORED TO LOOK LIKE AGED RADIATED INDICES.  THE  SELLER TRIES TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE THIS WATCH DIAL IS GENUINE BUT HAS FAILED TO REMOVE THE TRITIUM “T” AND RADIATION DETAILS TO THE RIGHT OF THE  SWISS MADE SIGNATURE DENOTING TRITIUM ON THE DIAL

IN FACT, THE ABOVE DIAL HAS THE HIGHEST RADIATION SYMBOL IN THE

“T <25 mc .

Tritium:

Tritium was used from the 1960s until the late 1990s. Also being radio-active, but more mildly so (beta waves). The half-life mentioned above is of approx. 12,3 years. After that, Tritium (in most cases) will not glow anymore. There were two degrees of Tritium employed at the time: a) the dials emitting radio-activity of less than 25 mC. Dials were often marked “SWISS T < 25? b) the dial emitting radio-activity of less than 7,5 mC. Dials often marked “T SWISS T”.

WE WROTE THE SELLEREXPLAINED THE DIAL WAS RADIATEDWILL SEE IF THEY STILL OFFER IT FOR 999.00

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THIS VINTAGE Fifty Fathoms aBOVE HAS THE CORRECT anti-radiation dial marking IN ADDITION, NOTE THE MARKERS ARE WHIT, AND NOT AGED BROWN YELLOW OR ORANGE TINTED OR COLORED LIKE TRITIUM AND RADIUM DIALS

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REAL DEAL BLANCPAIN FIFTY FATHOMS BUILT TO US NAVY SPECIFICATION BUT NOT MILITARY

ADVERTISED AS

1950?s Original Vintage BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Milspec 1 Automatic Dive Watch

shinmeigu

“This watch has a very distinctive look, the Fifty Fathoms were first made around 1953 for the French Army Frogmen commandos and it’s one of the most collectible military piece as well as the rarest BLANCPAIN you can find!”

NOTE : THE DATING AND THE COUNTRY ARE WAY OFF. THE FIFTY FATHOMS WAS THE CIVILIAN VERSION OF THE TORNEK-RAYVILLE US NAVY DIVE WATCH/ DEVELOPED BY BULOVA AND THEN IMPROVED UPON BY US NAVY SPECS BY BLANCPAIN.  THOUGH THERE WERE SERIOUS MILITARY DIVERS DEEP SEA WATCHES SINCE THE 1930?S, LIKE THE U.S. CANTEEN, THEY WERE MOSTLY MECHANICAL WIND VERSIONS, NOT AUTOMATICS.  AS FAR AS AUTOMATICS, ROLEX HELD A PATENT FOR THE 360 DEGREES ROTOR SYSTEM UNTIL APP: 1950 WHEN THE  SWISS INTRODUCED A FULL ROTOR MOVEMENT. THE BIDYNATOR WAS THE AUTOMATIC THAT WAS UTILIZED BY NEARLY EVERY TOP LINE MAKER.

TR-900 U.S. NAVY DIVER

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THIS IS A CASE BACK WITH MIL-W-22176 SERIAL AN ACTUAL NAVY DIVERS BLANCPAIN

http://timefraud.com/us-navy-dive-watches-1940-1990/ OPENS IN NEW WINDOW

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NOTE DATE TOP  RIGHT NOTE INDICATOR AT BOTTOM

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NOTE CASE BACK IT HAS MILSPEC 1

WHICH WAS IN REGARDS TO THE FIRST US NAVY CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS BUT IS NOT A NAVY DIVER BLANCPAIN

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NOTE THE LOOK NOTE BEZEL NOTE MARKERS NOTE HANDS NOTE RADIUM RAISED MARKER NOT THE DIAL INDICATOR

[AGE OR MOISTURE HAS TURNED THE WHITE HALF PEACH COLOR)

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THE DIVE BEZEL AND MARKINGS ARE CORRECT THEY ARE AGED CORRECTLY

THE MOISTURE INDICATOR IS TWO COLORS WITH SOME INDICATION OF MOISTER

THE TOP MARKER WITH RADIUM IS CORRECT

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THE ABOVE IS CORRECT THOUGH THE MILSPEC 1 LOOKS REPAIRED IT IS MIRRORED ON THE REVERSE ON CASE BACK

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BLANCPAIN RAYVILLE S.A.

BELOW ARE PICTURES OF ALLEGED GENUINE BLANCPAIN DIVE WATCHES. NOTE WE FIND SOME WATCHES WITH THE MILITARY SPECIFICATION MOISTURE INDICATOR AS EARLY AS 1953. I FIND THAT FACT SOME WHAT STRANGE, SO I WILL STICK TO WHAT WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY DETERMINED. THE OTHER ITEM IS THE FRENCH MILITARY BLANCPAIN BEING   THE SEED FOR THE FF BLANCPAIN. ONLY ONE BLANCPAIN HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED  AS FRENCH MILITARY AND THAT WAS FOR FRENCH DIVERS SCHOOL, AND THE DATRE AND STYLE ARE MORE 1956 TP 1958.!

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French military diving school model.1953-1955 OUR DATING IS 1956

BLANKPAIN AND FRENCH NAVY

ON THE BLANCPAIN WEBSITE, BLANCPAIN DELIVERS A MESSAGE THAT IT WAS THE FRENCH WHO ARE RESPOCIBLE FR THE FIFTY FATHOMS AND THAT THE US ORDERED SOME/ THEY DO NOT GO INTO ANY DETAIL AND MAKE IT SEEM AS IF US NAVY SIMPLY  ORDERED THE BLANPAIN.

FIFTY FATHOMS EQIAL 300 FEET THE US NAVY HAD ALREADY REACHED 333 FEET WITH BULOVA’S AUTOMATIC PROTO TYPE. BY THE TIME BLANCPAIN SIGNED ON USN HAD OPTED FOR A NEW DESIGN IN THEIR MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS 1= 400 FEET.

ALSO, CONTRADY TO THE AWESOME BUT LACKING TIMEZONE BLANCPAIN   HISTORY, TIME ZONE STATES THAT THE ONLY MAJOR ITEM THAT THE US NAVY REQUIRED WAS THE ILLUMINATION FOR THE DIALAND OTHER ILLUMINATED PARTS.

BLANCPAIN ” delivered the watches to the US military under two names, “Blancpain Tornek” and “Rayville Tornek– “Like many of the military watches, the Tornek series complied with particular military specifications. Indeed, the Tornek series watches bear the label “MIL-SPEC 1” on the dial. One element commonly found in the military specifications dealt with the luminosity of the dial and bezel markings. In the US case, as in the case of many other military units, it was required that the Fifty Fathoms use radioactive material, such as Promethium 147, so that the indications would “glow” in the night conditions envisioned for many dives. These MILSPEC materials were fearsome, even by the rather casual standards of the day that applied to radioactive elements. The cases bore an inscription reading “DANGER. IF FOUND RETURN TO NEAREST MILITARY FACILITY “

THE ABOVE STORY LINE LEADS ONE TO BELIEVE THE ILLUMINATION WAS “FEIRCE” AND, THUS, “DANGEROUS”, AND THAT THE WATCHES HAD TO BE BURIED, DISPOSED OF. ET AL.. THE FACT IS, BY THE TIME THE FF BLANCPAIN REACHED CIVILLIAN USAGE, RADIUM WAS THE FEAR. STORIES OF CANCER OF THE NOUTH, HEAD, NECK. AND TERRIBLE FACTS THAT WERE COMPLILED OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS MADE THE PUBLIC FEAR WATCHES THAT GLOWED. THAT IS WHY THE WORDS “NO RADIATIONS” WAS USED ON SO MANY LATER BLANCPAIN FIFTY FATHOMS. THINK ABOUT IT. THIS UGLY YELLOW OT GREEN CRUICLE WITH “NO RADIATIONS” WRITTEN ON IT.

http://people.timezone.com/jmerino/history50.pdf OPENS IN NEW WINDOW

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           MILSPEC                              US NAVY 1960

http://timefraud.com/mil-w-22176-a-specs-5961-m-w-dive/

OK, WHEN IT COMES TO HISTORY, EVEN BLANCPAIN CAN MAKE CHANGES IF NO ONE IS WISER. THEN WE DISCOVER THE AUTHORATIVE PUBLICATIONS PICK THIS UP AND IT BECOMES HISTORY.  BUT THEN, FROM A NOTHER SOURCE WE DISCOVER THAT OOPS, THERE ARE REVISIONS.. AND FROM TIMEZONE AT THAT. ONE ARTICLE STATES THE ABOVE WERE US NAVY WATCHES. YET WE NO THAT THE TR-900 WAS THE U.S. NAVY DIVERS WATCH. FURTHER THAT THE INDICES WERE :

“BLANCPAIN AND THE US NAVY”

“To counter this threat the Navy retrained their divers as Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units concentrating on keeping harbours and waterways clear and free for US Navy and allied vessels. But, with the rise in new technology mines, utilising multiple fuses, operated by pressure, time, contact or magnetic influence it was obvious that the Navy needed new equipment and amongst that equipment there was a requirement for a new diver’s watch. The naval specification MIL-W-2217.6A(SHIPS) called for a watch capable of operating at depths of up to 400 ft, with an accuracy of at least 30 seconds a day and also to have absolutely no magnetic signature at all. Under the ‘Buy American Act’ the specification went to all of the major US watch companies; Elgin, Bulova, Hamilton and Waltham. However, as the initial request was for only 1,000 watches, none of them thought that the contract could be fulfilled profitably and that the challenges involved in the construction and testing were too demanding. However there was one American company who thought that they had a chance, Allen Tornek was the US importer for the Rayville Watch Company, of Villeret, Switzerland who made watches under the Blancpain name and also watches for department stores and other retail jewellers which did not have their own manufacturing facilities. Tornek & Rayville were interested for a couple of reasons; to both of them an order of 1,000 watches was a substantial one and they had a head start over the other companies in that Rayville were already manufacturing a diver’s watch in the Blancpain ‘Fifty Fathoms’. But the requirement to make the watch completely amagnetic (an anti magnetic watch is one where the movement is protected from outside magnetic influences, whilst an amagnetic watch is one that has no parts in it that can be influenced by magnetism) was the major challenge. This required that special steel for the case be imported from Sweden; this steel had a completely different composition to the normal stainless steel used for watch cases and the compromise that this entailed was the steel was nowhere near as corrosion resistant.Sourcing the special steel used was a minor problem compared to making the internals of the watch amagnetic, this involved making the escapement from hardened brass rather than steel; the balance spring also could not have been made from steel, but I have not yet been able to discover what material was used in its place. It took almost 2 years from the initial inquiry before the Navy got their first watches, and when they did they went initially to the EODU guys and afterwards to other naval divers. The watch they received was quite different from the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. Firstly, it did not bear the name ‘Blancpain’ anywhere on the watch, the entire watch case was finished with a grained matt surface making it completely reflection proof and the dial luminous was neither Radium nor Tritium, rather it used Promethium 147. Promethium has several advantages over both the other commonly used isotopes; it emits many more particles than either of them, meaning the luminous indices would glow brighter and longer, both underwater and at night. However the downside to this was that its half-life is only 2.5 years, unlike Tritium, which has a 12.4-year half-life, and Radium whose half-life is measured in centuries. Obviously this short half-life would have been unacceptable in a civilian watch, but the Navy had different requirements. The initial order was for 780 watches (at $187.50 each) and the last of them were delivered in June 1965, a few months later another order for slightly fewer than 300 was received but that was it for the Navy. Two years later Mr. Tornek approached the Navy asking if they needed any more watches, but as the Vietnam conflict was at its height, the Navy had other things on their mind and told him that they didn’t think that they would need any more. So the special production line was dismantled, and the external suppliers (dial and steel companies) were told that their services were no longer needed. But, if you will remember, I mentioned that Promethium 147 had a half-life of only 2.5 years; this meant that only five years after the first watches were made they would now be down to 25% of their initial luminous output. But when the Navy approached Tornek about obtaining replacement dials, they were told that there were no more and that there was no chance of getting any more. So, as the dials became dimmer and the watches became less useful they were returned to the naval stores. However, once they got into the stores they were doomed, because the rear of each case had been stamped “DANGER Radioactive Material” and a large radioactive symbol. Under naval rules, they were sent back to the Atomic Energy Commission in the US, where they were disposed of as low-level atomic waste. They were placed in containers with other low-level waste (uniforms, badges, pipework etc) and the containers were filled with concrete and then buried deep underground at sites in deserted areas of the US. The watches were very low production items to begin with (just over 1,000 units made) and many must have been lost by divers whilst being used and most of the rest were destroyed by the Government. This means that the Tornek Rayville TR-900 may well be one of the rarest of all military watches; current research believes that there to be only about 20 known examples extant. This makes the watch shown here extra special as it remained at Rayville for 40 years and never went either to Tornek or to the US Navy and so shows the finish that these watches had when new.

http://www.timezone.com/2012/07/07/the-military-divers-watch-a-
revisionist-view-by-james-dowling/

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