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RARE
Restored & Serviced
1925-1945
SEIKOSHA
SIGNED
JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY

DECK WATCH
IN
RESTORED EXCELLENT CONDITION

with
LEATHER POCKET WATCH STRAP
AND
AWESOME
1936

JAPANESE ENAMELED
SUPER RARE
JAPANESE
IMPERIAL NAVY
BATTLE GROUP
MEDAL/MEDALLION

TURNED
FOB

HOUSED IN A
GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS
14 X 10 INCH
MILITARYWATCHBOX

WITH

WWII
JAPANESE
HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA


INCLUDING

JAPANESE MEDALS
JAPANESE  IMPERIAL FLAG
JAPANESE GOGGLES W/LEATHER CASE
WWII INSIGNIA

AND

 FREE ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FREE ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE

WITH
THE COMPLETE HISTORY
WITH
PICTURES AS STATED HEREIN

with

25.00 US CONTINENTAL GROUND INSURED
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MEDALS
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The Rise Of Japan
1905 - 1945

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Manchuria , along with other borderlands of the Chinese Empire such as Mongolia and Tibet, came under the influence of colonial powers such as Britain which nibbled at Tibet, France at Hainan and Germany at Shandong. Meanwhile the Russia encroached upon Turkestan and Outer Mongolia, having annexed Outer Manchuria. Inner Manchuria also came under strong Russian influence with the building of the Chinese Eastern Railway through Harbin to Vladivostok.

Due to the Russo-Japanese War in 1904–1905, in which Japan surprised the world powers by decisively defeating Russia on the ground as well as out at sea,virtually annihilating the Russian Far East Fleet and the The Russian Second Pacific Squadron (The   Russian Baltic Fleet Renamed) ,  Japan replaced Russian influence in the southern half of Inner Manchuria.

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Great Empire of Manchuria

With the erosion of Qing China influences in the 19th century, Korea began to show greater independence, partly to avoid western domination, but also to avoid Japanese control, while Japan was rapidly modernizing in the second half of the 19th century and showing a keen interest in Korea.

By the 1880s there were pro-Japanese and pro-Qing factions influencing decisions by the Korean court. With the defeat of Qing forces inside Korea in 1895 and the murder of Empress Myeongseong by Japanese agents, and the subsequent defeat of Imperial Russia by Japan in 1905, Korea came firmly under the control of Japan and would be occupied by Japan for 35 years.

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Japanese General Kuroki and his staff, including
foreign officers and war correspondents 1904

AFTER THE  Russo-Japanese War the European powers and the United States recognized Japan as a colonial power and a  valuable ally during World War I., In Japan, this led to the rise of ultra-right wing and nationalist leaders, such as Fumimaro Konoe and Sadao Araki, who advocated uniting Asia under the rule of the emperor. Known as hakk˘ ichiu, this philosophy gained ground during the 1920s and 1930s as Japan needed increasingly more natural resources to support its industrial growth.

Japan entered World War I in 1914, seizing the opportunity of Germany's distraction with the European War to expand its sphere of influence in China and the Pacific. Japan declared war on Germany on August 23, 1914. Japanese and allied British Empire forces soon moved to occupy Tsingtao fortress, the German East Asia Squadron base, German-leased territories in China's Shandong Province as well as the Marianas, Caroline, and Marshall Islands in the Pacific, which were part of German New Guinea. The Siege of Tsingtao and a swift invasion in the German territory of Jiaozhou (Kiautschou), proved successful and the colonial troops surrendered on November 7, 1914. Japan then gained the German holdings.

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Terauchi Masatake
Prime Minister of Japan
1916-1918

In July 1918, President Wilson asked the Japanese government to supply 7000 troops as part of an international coalition of 25,000 troops planned to support the American Expeditionary Force Siberia. (the western powers acting against the Russian Revolution) Prime Minister Terauchi Masatake agreed to send 12,000 troops, but under the Japanese command rather than as part of an international coalition

To keep the economy growing, an emphasis was placed on arms and weapons production with much of the raw materials coming from the United States. Rather than continue this dependence on foreign materials, the Japanese decided to seek out resource-rich colonies to supplement their existing possessions in Korea and Formosa.

 

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Manchuria was (and still is) an important region for its rich mineral and coal reserves, and its soil is perfect for soy and barley production. For pre-World War II Japan, Manchuria was an essential source of raw materials. Without occupying Manchuria, the Japanese probably could not have carried out their plan for conquest over Southeast Asia or taken the risk to attack Pearl Harbor on the 7th of December, 1941

Around the time of World War I, Zhang Zuolin established himself as a powerful warlord with influence over most of Manchuria. He was inclined to keep his Manchu army under his control and to keep Manchuria free of foreign influence. The Japanese tried to kill him in 1916 by throwing a bomb under his carriage, but failed. The Japanese finally succeeded on June 2, 1928, when a planted bomb exploded under his seven-carriage train a few miles from Mukden station.

On September 18, 1931, the Japanese staged an incident along the Japanese-owned South Manchuria Railway near Mukden (Shenyang). After blowing up a section of track, the Japanese blamed the "attack" on the local Chinese garrison. Using the "Mukden Bridge Incident" as a pretext, Japanese troops flooded into Manchuria.

On October 24, the League of Nations passed a resolution demanding the withdrawal of Japanese troops by November 16. This resolution was rejected by Tokyo and Japanese troops continued operations to secure Manchuria.

the Japanese created the puppet state of Manchukuo with the last Chinese emperor, Puyi, as its leader. Like the United States, the League of Nations refused to recognize the new state, prompting Japan to leave the organization in 1933.

On November 25, 1936, Japan joined with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in signing the Anti-Comintern Pact which was directed against global communism.

the military, Konoe permitted troop strength in China to grow and by the end of the year Japanese forces had occupied Shanghai, Nanking, and southern Shanxi province. After seizing the capital of Nanking, the Japanese brutally sacked the city in late 1937 and early 1938.

The last Manchu emperor, Puyi, was then placed on the throne to lead a Japanese puppet government in the Wei Huang Gong, better known as "Puppet Emperor's Palace". Inner Manchuria was thus detached from China by Japan to create a buffer zone to defend Japan from Russia's Southing Strategy and, with Japanese investment and rich natural resources, became an industrial domination.

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As his brother Emperor Puyi was without a direct heir,, HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, Prince Pujie, was regarded first in line to succeed the Manchukuo throne, and the Japanese officially proclaimed him as heir apparent. He l went to Japan for studies. After graduation from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy, Pujie agreed to an arranged marriage with a Japanese noblewoman. Pujie selected Lady Hiro Saga (1914-1987), who was a relative of the Japanese Imperial Family from a photograph from a number of possible candidates vetted by the Kwantung Army.   the wedding had strong political implications, and was aimed at both fortifying relations between the two nations and introducing Japanese blood into the Manchurian Imperial family.

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A Japanese propaganda poster for the Tripartite Pact:
"Good friends in three countries".
(left AdOolf HiItler, center Fumimaro Konoe, right Benito Mussolini)

On September 22, 1940, taking advantage of France's defeat that summer, Japanese troops occupied French Indochina. Five days later, the Japanese signed the Tripartiate Pact effectively forming an alliance with Germany and Italy

At the time of the collapse of Manchukuo during the Soviet invasion of Manchuria of August 1945, Pujie initially attempted to escape to exile in Japan with his brother. However, as it became apparent that no escape was possible, he opted to return to Hsinking in an unsuccessful attempt to surrender the city to Kuomingtang forces of the Republic of China, rather than have the city fall into Russian hands. Pujie was arrested by the Soviet Red Army, and was sent to prison camps in Chita and Khabarovsk in Siberia with his brother and other relatives. With the Sino-Soviet rapprochement after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, Pujie was extradited to China in 1950.Under the People's Republic of China On his return to China, Pujie was incarcerated in the Fushun War Criminals Management Centre. A model prisoner, he became a symbol of leniency by the communist regime, joined the Communist Party of China, and later served in a number of important posts.In 1978, Pujie became a deputy from Shanghai at the 5th National People's Congress. He subsequently served as deputy from Liaoning, Politburo Standing Committee Member, and Vice Chairman of the Nationalities Committee of the 6th National People's Congress in 1983. He was appointed Deputy Head of the China-Japan Friendship Group from 1985. He rose to a seat on the Presidium of the 7th National People's Congress in 1988. From 1986, Pujie was also Honorary Director for the Handicapped Welfare Fund.


Kintaro Hattori

  • 881 -- Kintaro Hattori opens the watch and jewelry shop "K. Hattori" (Hattori Tokaiten in Japanese; currently named Seiko Holdings Corporation) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1892 -- Seikosha is established in Tokyo as the clock manufacturing arm of K. Hattori.
  • 1917 -- K. Hattori becomes a company (K. Hattori & Co., Ltd.).
  • 1937 -- The watch production division of Seikosha is split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. ( "Daini" = "The Second" Seikosha).
  • 1942 -- Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd. is founded in Suwa, Nagano by Hisao Yamazaki.
  • 1943 -- Daini Seikosha establishes a factory in Suwa for manufacturing watches with Daiwa Kogyo.

SEIKOSHA
* Almost every Japanese military timepiece seen to date has carried the mark of watch manufacturer ‘Seikosha’ or ‘K. Hattori’, the forerunners of the modern day Seiko Co. Ltd. Ginza Tokyo, Japan.

WATCHES
The dials of the Seikosha’s Military pocket watch has a typical navigation-clock design with luminescence at each hour mark, a 36-hour operating duration and a seven jewel screwed-bimetal-movement with Breguet. Cases are signed SKS, and had an **S leading serial number ( S12345).


THE 1917 ADVERTISEMENT DEMONSTRATES THE GENIUS OF THE JAPANESE MIND. FOR THE JAPANESE WOULD, AND ***CONTINUE TOO, PRODUCE SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING WATCHES AND WATCH MOVEMENTS.  THEY IMPROVED UPON THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE WEST. THE DEFEAT OF RUSSIA ASTOUNDED THE WORLD.

 

* THERE ARE A FEW BRANDS SUCH AS WALTHAM THAT WERE UTILIZED FROM WW1-WWII. THEY WE RE PERSONAL WATCHES IMPORTED AFTER 1917 SEE THE VINTAGE ADD BELOW
** S12345
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POST WWII HI-BEAT - 1969 QUARTZ - 2007 SPRING DRIVE


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  CONCLUSION

AFTER THE HUMILIATING 1905 DEFEAT OF THE RUSSIANS BY THE JAPANESE, JAPAN WAS MORE OR LESS AWARDED KOREA AND  MANCHURIA BY THE WORLD POWERS. IN FACT, RUSSIAN COLONIAL EXPANSION INTO KOREA AND MANCHURIA WERE A DIRECT CAUSE OF THE SINO-RUSSIA WAR AS OUTLINED ABOVE.

AFTER THE JAPANESE VICTORY,  THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE U.S., WERE AMAZED AND ASTOUNDED AND THE U.S. WOULD FORM AN ALLIANCE OF SORTS WITH JAPAN AND WOULD BE ONE OF JAPAN'S LARGEST TRADING PARTNERS.

BY 1933,  JAPAN BEGAN TO SEE HERSELF ON EQUAL GROUND TO THE WORLD POWERS. NATIONALISM AND MILITARISM WERE AT THE FRONT OF HER AGENDA. JAPAN  BEGAN FLEXING HER NAVAL POWER AND EXPANDING IN A WAY THAT THREATENED THE U.S. AND HER EUROPEAN ALLIES. 

IN 1936 JAPAN THEN PULLED OUT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND RENOUNCED THE WASHINGTON AND LONDON NAVEL TREATIES IN ORDER TO SECRETLY DEVELOP A NEW CLASS OF BATTLE SHIP CALLED THE YAMATO CLASS; A CLASS  OF BATTLESHIP THAT WAS THE LARGEST AND MOST FORTIFIED AND GUNNED IN HISTORY.

ON 15 JANUARY 1936, JAPAN WITHDREW FROM THE LONDON NAVEL CONFERENCE WHERE TALKS WERE TO PROCEED ON ARM REDUCTION--PRIMARILY ON BATTLESHIPS.

IN 1936, A WORLD WIDE ARMS RACE HAD BEGUN WITH BATTLE SHIPS BEING THE PRIMARY WEAPON OF CHOICE. FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, ENGLAND AND THE US IMMEDIATELY  BEGAN PLANS FOR LARGER MORE POWERFUL BATTLESHIPS..

BY 1937, JAPAN WAS CONDUCTING AN UNDECLARED WAR IN CHINA.

THE SEA WOULD BECOME THE BATTLE GROUND FOR JAPAN AND ITS ISLANDS JAPAN'S BASES. THUS THE BATTLE SHIP WAS THE MOST PROMINENT WEAPON OF JAPAN.

IT WAS THE WAR WITH CHINA AND JAPAN'S EMPIRE BUILDING IN KOREA, MANCHURIA AND OTHER PLACES THAT BUILT THE IMPERIAL ARMY.  MOST OF THE FIRST FRONT LINE TROOPS, AND OFFICERS IN THE AIR, ONE THE GROUND AND ABOARD SHIPS DURING WWII WERE THOSE THAT SERVED IN KOREA AND CHINA. 

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THE WATCH AND WATCH FOB (IT WAS MADE AS A MEDALLION AND PROBABLY HAD A RIBBON) IN THIS OFFER WERE CARRIED THROUGH OUT THE WWII BY AN OFFICER OF RANK.

WHAT MAKES THESE ITEMS SO COLLECTIBLE IS THAT THEY ARE GENUINE ITEMS OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE MILITARY.

THE WATCH HAS A GOLD PLATE THAT BOASTS OF THE JAPANESE IMPERIAL MILITARY. ONLY AN OFFICER COULD AFFORD THIS WATCH.

THE WATCH "FOB" HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THE RAREST ITEMS MADE-AND IT WAS MADE AND PRESENTED ONLY TO A SELECT FEW!

THIS FOB/MEDALLION CELEBRATES THE 1936 DECISION TO BUILD THE BIGGEST BATTLE SHIPS IN THE WORLD-- THE YAMATO CLASS BATTLE SHIP WHICH WAS TOP SECRET IN 1936-- AND JAPANS DREAM OF DOMINATION OF EASTERN ASIA, CHINA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC NATIONS.

THE MEDALLION WAS MADE IN CELEBRATION OF THE THE DECISION TO BUILD THE YAMATO.   


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SEIKOSHA

ORIGINAL SIGNED PORCELAIN DIAL
WITH

1-12
BLACK HOUR MARKERS
AND
12-24
BLACK MILITARY MARKERS
BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER RING
WITH
OUTER LUME MARKED # STATIONS
AND
5-60
MARKED NUMERAL SECONDS
WITH
LUME MARKERS

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BLACK STEEL HANDS

 

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LEATHER POCKET
WATCH STRAP

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IN MINTY CONDITION

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THIS 1936 ORIGINAL RARE MEDALLION
TURNED WATCH FOB WITH

IMPERIAL ARMY FLAG IN ENAMEL HAS
THREE AWESOME DETAILED
REPRESENTATIONS OF JAPANESE
1936 BATTLE SHIPS
PERFORMING MANEUVERS
CRUISING THE SEA
WITH A PROPELLER
DRIVEN  AREOPLANE FLYING

ABOVE IN THE CLOUDS.

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THE STRAP HAS A DOUBLE FOLD-OVER
WITH
SILVER PINNED REMOVABLE FOB

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AWESOME

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FIRST CLASS


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MEDALLION TURNED
WATCH FOB

COMPOSED OF
BRASS WITH
NICKEL PLATE

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THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA
CASE BACK HAS SIGNED
KANJI CHARACTERS

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THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA
CASE BACK IS SIGNED
NO . 31
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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK
A NATIVE JAPANESE PATRON OF OURS
( MR. MASAFUMI OOWADA )
WHO TOOK THE TIME TO
DECIPHER THE KANJI
ON THE WATCH AND FOB:


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FRONT OF FOB WITH SHIPS & KANJI

"The first piece photograph is empire Navy"
(top-tei,bottom-koku,right-kai,left-gun,'teikokukaigun')"

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BACK OF FOB WITH KANJI

"[THIS] piece is the memory [HISTORY-STORY] that empire
Navy performed large-scale maneuver dated 1936.
up right to left-shou wa jyuu ni nenn ??,i do not know last word.
middle right to left-tei koku kai gun dai en shuu,'teikokukaigundaienshuu'
bottom up to down-san ka ki nen,'sankakinen' "

My grandfather had a similar thing.
(A "photograph" [IMAGE] of the beginning and end)
It is a very rare thing.


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CASE BACK OF WATCH

[THIS]  photograph is a North Korean (kitachousen)
abbreviated designation.(left-kita,right-sen,"kitasen" )

THE KITA-SEN IS FROM THE OCCUPATION OF KOREA
The No 31  IS JAPANESE MILITARY NUMBER OF WATCH


Korea was under Japanese rule as part of Japan's 35-year imperialist expansion
(22 August 1910 to 15 August 1945). Japanese rule formally ended on 2 September
1945 upon the Japanese defeat in World War II that year.

NOTE

AFTER THE HUMILIATING 1905 DEFEAT OF THE RUSSIANS BY THE JAPANESE, JAPAN WAS MORE OR LESS AWARDED KOREA AND  MANCHURIA BY THE WORLD POWERS. BY MID 1930'S JAPAN WAS AT WAR WITH CHINA, HAD TAKEN OVER KOREA AND WAS EXPANDING THROUGHOUT EAST ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC. MOST FIRST FRONT LINE TROOPS CAME FROM THOSE TRAINED ON THE FIELDS OF THE 1930'S . 


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GOLD BADGE
Nippon Tochi-jidai no ChoIn Japan
"Joseon of the Japanese-Governed Period"
Nippon Tochi-jidai no Chosen?).sen?).

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IMAGE MATCHING GOLD PLAQUE
COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA


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"Japanese Imperial Period"


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CASE INTERIOR IS SIGNED

SKS
FINE NICKEL
S57314


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SIGNED
SEIKOSHA
36-HOUR
SEVEN JEWEL
SCREWED BI-METAL
BREGUET
MOVEMENT

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT
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1940'S PAPER IMPERIAL FLAG
LAMINATED 4 BACKGROUND


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JAPANESE GOGGLES
&
LEATHER CASE

WITH
JAPANESE STAR SNAP

 

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YO--- MANNY GOT IT RIGHT

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

A) USA CONTINENTAL  25.00 INSURED GROUND SIGNATURE DELIVERY  S

B) INTERNATIONAL 35.00  INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE SHIPPING.:

CONTINENTAL USA shipping IS 2 day air w/signature & insurance from Suwanee, Georgia,  for a flat fee of 15.00 (unless stated otherwise)  BEST PACKING and SHIPPING AVAILABLE .

International Clients pay a flat 25.00  (unless stated otherwise)    for registered w/signature & insurance and are responsible for any CUSTOM FEES, DUTIES, AND/OR TAXES.

GSW NORMALLY SHIPS WITHIN 1 TO 2 BUSINESS DAYS. WEEK END SHIPPING IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE USA.

C) A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 2200.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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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

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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 and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!  

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

GOLDSMITHWORKS, A GA STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALER, JEWELER, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, INSURED WITH JEWELERS MUTUAL, A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, the SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,   POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA IS OFFERING:::

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RARE

Restored & Serviced
1925-1945
SEIKOSHA
SIGNED
JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY

DECK WATCH
IN
RESTORED EXCELLENT CONDITION

with
LEATHER POCKET WATCH STRAP
AND
AWESOME
1936

JAPANESE ENAMELED
SUPER RARE
JAPANESE
IMPERIAL NAVY
BATTLE GROUP
MEDAL/MEDALLIONS

TURNED
FOB

HOUSED IN A
GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS

JAPANESE
HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA

WATCH STORAGE BOX

WITH

1917 - 1944
JAPANESE MEMORABILIA


INCLUDING

JAPANESE MEDALS
JAPANESE  IMPERIAL FLAG
JAPANESE GOGGLES W/LEATHER CASE
SHOULDER INSIGNIA

AND

 FREE ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FREE ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE

AND WITH
THE COMPLETE HISTORY WITH
PICTURES AS STATED HEREIN

with

25.00 US CONTINENTAL GROUND INSURED
WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY

30.00 HAWAII/PUERTO RICO

OR

35.00 INTERNATIONAL WITH

INSURED SIGNATURE  DELIVERY

AND

FREE 800 438 6894 TOLL FREE SUPPORT
INTERNATIONAL +17708311257

M-SAT 11AM - 7 PM EST


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ADDED SHOULDER INSIGNIA
JANUARY 31 2011

 

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11 X 14 CASE
GOGGLES & LEATHER CASE
MEDALS
REMOVABLE WATCH

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ADDED FEB 14


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The Rise Of Japan
1905 - 1945

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Imperial Army Imperial Seal Seal & Flag  Imperial Flag

Manchuria , along with other borderlands of the Chinese Empire such as Mongolia and Tibet, came under the influence of colonial powers such as Britain which nibbled at Tibet, France at Hainan and Germany at Shandong. Meanwhile the Russia encroached upon Turkestan and Outer Mongolia, having annexed Outer Manchuria. Inner Manchuria also came under strong Russian influence with the building of the Chinese Eastern Railway through Harbin to Vladivostok.

Due to the Russo-Japanese War in 1904–1905, in which Japan surprised the world powers by decisively defeating Russia on the ground as well as out at sea,virtually annihilating the Russian Far East Fleet and the The Russian Second Pacific Squadron (The   Russian Baltic Fleet Renamed) ,  Japan replaced Russian influence in the southern half of Inner Manchuria.

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Great Empire of Manchuria

With the erosion of Qing China influences in the 19th century, Korea began to show greater independence, partly to avoid western domination, but also to avoid Japanese control, while Japan was rapidly modernizing in the second half of the 19th century and showing a keen interest in Korea.

By the 1880s there were pro-Japanese and pro-Qing factions influencing decisions by the Korean court. With the defeat of Qing forces inside Korea in 1895 and the murder of Empress Myeongseong by Japanese agents, and the subsequent defeat of Imperial Russia by Japan in 1905, Korea came firmly under the control of Japan and would be occupied by Japan for 35 years.

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Japanese General Kuroki and his staff, including
foreign officers and war correspondents 1904

AFTER THE  Russo-Japanese War the European powers and the United States recognized Japan as a colonial power and a  valuable ally during World War I., In Japan, this led to the rise of ultra-right wing and nationalist leaders, such as Fumimaro Konoe and Sadao Araki, who advocated uniting Asia under the rule of the emperor. Known as hakk˘ ichiu, this philosophy gained ground during the 1920s and 1930s as Japan needed increasingly more natural resources to support its industrial growth.

Japan entered World War I in 1914, seizing the opportunity of Germany's distraction with the European War to expand its sphere of influence in China and the Pacific. Japan declared war on Germany on August 23, 1914. Japanese and allied British Empire forces soon moved to occupy Tsingtao fortress, the German East Asia Squadron base, German-leased territories in China's Shandong Province as well as the Marianas, Caroline, and Marshall Islands in the Pacific, which were part of German New Guinea. The Siege of Tsingtao and a swift invasion in the German territory of Jiaozhou (Kiautschou), proved successful and the colonial troops surrendered on November 7, 1914. Japan then gained the German holdings.

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Terauchi Masatake
Prime Minister of Japan
1916-1918

In July 1918, President Wilson asked the Japanese government to supply 7000 troops as part of an international coalition of 25,000 troops planned to support the American Expeditionary Force Siberia. (the western powers acting against the Russian Revolution) Prime Minister Terauchi Masatake agreed to send 12,000 troops, but under the Japanese command rather than as part of an international coalition

To keep the economy growing, an emphasis was placed on arms and weapons production with much of the raw materials coming from the United States. Rather than continue this dependence on foreign materials, the Japanese decided to seek out resource-rich colonies to supplement their existing possessions in Korea and Formosa.

 

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Manchuria was (and still is) an important region for its rich mineral and coal reserves, and its soil is perfect for soy and barley production. For pre-World War II Japan, Manchuria was an essential source of raw materials. Without occupying Manchuria, the Japanese probably could not have carried out their plan for conquest over Southeast Asia or taken the risk to attack Pearl Harbor on the 7th of December, 1941

Around the time of World War I, Zhang Zuolin established himself as a powerful warlord with influence over most of Manchuria. He was inclined to keep his Manchu army under his control and to keep Manchuria free of foreign influence. The Japanese tried to kill him in 1916 by throwing a bomb under his carriage, but failed. The Japanese finally succeeded on June 2, 1928, when a planted bomb exploded under his seven-carriage train a few miles from Mukden station.

On September 18, 1931, the Japanese staged an incident along the Japanese-owned South Manchuria Railway near Mukden (Shenyang). After blowing up a section of track, the Japanese blamed the "attack" on the local Chinese garrison. Using the "Mukden Bridge Incident" as a pretext, Japanese troops flooded into Manchuria.

On October 24, the League of Nations passed a resolution demanding the withdrawal of Japanese troops by November 16. This resolution was rejected by Tokyo and Japanese troops continued operations to secure Manchuria.

the Japanese created the puppet state of Manchukuo with the last Chinese emperor, Puyi, as its leader. Like the United States, the League of Nations refused to recognize the new state, prompting Japan to leave the organization in 1933.

On November 25, 1936, Japan joined with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in signing the Anti-Comintern Pact which was directed against global communism.

the military, Konoe permitted troop strength in China to grow and by the end of the year Japanese forces had occupied Shanghai, Nanking, and southern Shanxi province. After seizing the capital of Nanking, the Japanese brutally sacked the city in late 1937 and early 1938.

The last Manchu emperor, Puyi, was then placed on the throne to lead a Japanese puppet government in the Wei Huang Gong, better known as "Puppet Emperor's Palace". Inner Manchuria was thus detached from China by Japan to create a buffer zone to defend Japan from Russia's Southing Strategy and, with Japanese investment and rich natural resources, became an industrial domination.

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As his brother Emperor Puyi was without a direct heir,, HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, Prince Pujie, was regarded first in line to succeed the Manchukuo throne, and the Japanese officially proclaimed him as heir apparent. He l went to Japan for studies. After graduation from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy, Pujie agreed to an arranged marriage with a Japanese noblewoman. Pujie selected Lady Hiro Saga (1914-1987), who was a relative of the Japanese Imperial Family from a photograph from a number of possible candidates vetted by the Kwantung Army.   the wedding had strong political implications, and was aimed at both fortifying relations between the two nations and introducing Japanese blood into the Manchurian Imperial family.

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A Japanese propaganda poster for the Tripartite Pact:
"Good friends in three countries".
(left AdOolf HiItler, center Fumimaro Konoe, right Benito Mussolini)

On September 22, 1940, taking advantage of France's defeat that summer, Japanese troops occupied French Indochina. Five days later, the Japanese signed the Tripartiate Pact effectively forming an alliance with Germany and Italy

At the time of the collapse of Manchukuo during the Soviet invasion of Manchuria of August 1945, Pujie initially attempted to escape to exile in Japan with his brother. However, as it became apparent that no escape was possible, he opted to return to Hsinking in an unsuccessful attempt to surrender the city to Kuomingtang forces of the Republic of China, rather than have the city fall into Russian hands. Pujie was arrested by the Soviet Red Army, and was sent to prison camps in Chita and Khabarovsk in Siberia with his brother and other relatives. With the Sino-Soviet rapprochement after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, Pujie was extradited to China in 1950.Under the People's Republic of China On his return to China, Pujie was incarcerated in the Fushun War Criminals Management Centre. A model prisoner, he became a symbol of leniency by the communist regime, joined the Communist Party of China, and later served in a number of important posts.In 1978, Pujie became a deputy from Shanghai at the 5th National People's Congress. He subsequently served as deputy from Liaoning, Politburo Standing Committee Member, and Vice Chairman of the Nationalities Committee of the 6th National People's Congress in 1983. He was appointed Deputy Head of the China-Japan Friendship Group from 1985. He rose to a seat on the Presidium of the 7th National People's Congress in 1988. From 1986, Pujie was also Honorary Director for the Handicapped Welfare Fund.


Kintaro Hattori

  • 881 -- Kintaro Hattori opens the watch and jewelry shop "K. Hattori" (Hattori Tokaiten in Japanese; currently named Seiko Holdings Corporation) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1892 -- Seikosha is established in Tokyo as the clock manufacturing arm of K. Hattori.
  • 1917 -- K. Hattori becomes a company (K. Hattori & Co., Ltd.).
  • 1937 -- The watch production division of Seikosha is split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. ( "Daini" = "The Second" Seikosha).
  • 1942 -- Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd. is founded in Suwa, Nagano by Hisao Yamazaki.
  • 1943 -- Daini Seikosha establishes a factory in Suwa for manufacturing watches with Daiwa Kogyo.

SEIKOSHA
* Almost every Japanese military timepiece seen to date has carried the mark of watch manufacturer ‘Seikosha’ or ‘K. Hattori’, the forerunners of the modern day Seiko Co. Ltd. Ginza Tokyo, Japan.

WATCHES
The dials of the Seikosha’s Military pocket watch has a typical navigation-clock design with luminescence at each hour mark, a 36-hour operating duration and a seven jewel screwed-bimetal-movement with Breguet. Cases are signed SKS, and had an **S leading serial number ( S12345).


THE 1917 ADVERTISEMENT DEMONSTRATES THE GENIUS OF THE JAPANESE MIND. FOR THE JAPANESE WOULD, AND ***CONTINUE TOO, PRODUCE SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING WATCHES AND WATCH MOVEMENTS.  THEY IMPROVED UPON THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE WEST. THE DEFEAT OF RUSSIA ASTOUNDED THE WORLD.

 

* THERE ARE A FEW BRANDS SUCH AS WALTHAM THAT WERE UTILIZED FROM WW1-WWII. THEY WE RE PERSONAL WATCHES IMPORTED AFTER 1917 SEE THE VINTAGE ADD BELOW
** S12345
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POST WWII HI-BEAT - 1969 QUARTZ - 2007 SPRING DRIVE


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  CONCLUSION

AFTER THE HUMILIATING 1905 DEFEAT OF THE RUSSIANS BY THE JAPANESE, JAPAN WAS MORE OR LESS AWARDED KOREA AND  MANCHURIA BY THE WORLD POWERS. IN FACT, RUSSIAN COLONIAL EXPANSION INTO KOREA AND MANCHURIA WERE A DIRECT CAUSE OF THE SINO-RUSSIA WAR AS OUTLINED ABOVE.

AFTER THE JAPANESE VICTORY,  THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE U.S., WERE AMAZED AND ASTOUNDED AND THE U.S. WOULD FORM AN ALLIANCE OF SORTS WITH JAPAN AND WOULD BE ONE OF JAPAN'S LARGEST TRADING PARTNERS.

BY 1933,  JAPAN BEGAN TO SEE HERSELF ON EQUAL GROUND TO THE WORLD POWERS. NATIONALISM AND MILITARISM WERE AT THE FRONT OF HER AGENDA. JAPAN  BEGAN FLEXING HER NAVAL POWER AND EXPANDING IN A WAY THAT THREATENED THE U.S. AND HER EUROPEAN ALLIES. 

IN 1936 JAPAN THEN PULLED OUT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND RENOUNCED THE WASHINGTON AND LONDON NAVEL TREATIES IN ORDER TO SECRETLY DEVELOP A NEW CLASS OF BATTLE SHIP CALLED THE YAMATO CLASS; A CLASS  OF BATTLESHIP THAT WAS THE LARGEST AND MOST FORTIFIED AND GUNNED IN HISTORY.

ON 15 JANUARY 1936, JAPAN WITHDREW FROM THE LONDON NAVEL CONFERENCE WHERE TALKS WERE TO PROCEED ON ARM REDUCTION--PRIMARILY ON BATTLESHIPS.

IN 1936, A WORLD WIDE ARMS RACE HAD BEGUN WITH BATTLE SHIPS BEING THE PRIMARY WEAPON OF CHOICE. FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, ENGLAND AND THE US IMMEDIATELY  BEGAN PLANS FOR LARGER MORE POWERFUL BATTLESHIPS..

BY 1937, JAPAN WAS CONDUCTING AN UNDECLARED WAR IN CHINA.

THE SEA WOULD BECOME THE BATTLE GROUND FOR JAPAN AND ITS ISLANDS JAPAN'S BASES. THUS THE BATTLE SHIP WAS THE MOST PROMINENT WEAPON OF JAPAN.

IT WAS THE WAR WITH CHINA AND JAPAN'S EMPIRE BUILDING IN KOREA, MANCHURIA AND OTHER PLACES THAT BUILT THE IMPERIAL ARMY.  MOST OF THE FIRST FRONT LINE TROOPS, AND OFFICERS IN THE AIR, ONE THE GROUND AND ABOARD SHIPS DURING WWII WERE THOSE THAT SERVED IN KOREA AND CHINA. 

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THE WATCH AND WATCH FOB (IT WAS MADE AS A MEDALLION AND PROBABLY HAD A RIBBON) IN THIS OFFER WERE CARRIED THROUGH OUT THE WWII BY AN OFFICER OF RANK.

WHAT MAKES THESE ITEMS SO COLLECTIBLE IS THAT THEY ARE GENUINE ITEMS OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE MILITARY.

THE WATCH HAS A GOLD PLATE THAT BOASTS OF THE JAPANESE IMPERIAL MILITARY. ONLY AN OFFICER COULD AFFORD THIS WATCH.

THE WATCH "FOB" HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THE RAREST ITEMS MADE-AND IT WAS MADE AND PRESENTED ONLY TO A SELECT FEW!

THIS FOB/MEDALLION CELEBRATES THE 1936 DECISION TO BUILD THE BIGGEST BATTLE SHIPS IN THE WORLD-- THE YAMATO CLASS BATTLE SHIP WHICH WAS TOP SECRET IN 1936-- AND JAPANS DREAM OF DOMINATION OF EASTERN ASIA, CHINA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC NATIONS.

THE MEDALLION WAS MADE IN CELEBRATION OF THE  THE YAMATO.   

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SEIKOSHA

ORIGINAL SIGNED PORCELAIN DIAL
WITH

1-12
BLACK HOUR MARKERS
AND
12-24
BLACK MILITARY MARKERS
BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER RING
WITH
OUTER LUME MARKED # STATIONS
AND
5-60
MARKED NUMERAL SECONDS
WITH
LUME MARKERS

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BLACK STEEL HANDS

 

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LEATHER POCKET
WATCH STRAP

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IN MINTY CONDITION

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THIS 1936 ORIGINAL RARE MEDALLION
TURNED WATCH FOB WITH

IMPERIAL ARMY FLAG IN ENAMEL HAS
THREE AWESOME DETAILED
REPRESENTATIONS OF JAPANESE
BATTLE SHIPS
PERFORMING MANEUVERS
CRUISING THE SEA
WITH A PROPELLER
DRIVEN  AREOPLANE FLYING

ABOVE IN THE CLOUDS.

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THE STRAP HAS A DOUBLE FOLD-OVER
WITH
SILVER PINNED REMOVABLE FOB

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AWESOME

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FIRST CLASS


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MEDALLION TURNED
WATCH FOB

COMPOSED OF
BRASS WITH
NICKEL PLATE

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THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA
CASE BACK HAS SIGNED
KANJI CHARACTERS

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THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA
CASE BACK IS SIGNED
NO . 31
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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK
A NATIVE JAPANESE PATRON OF OURS
( MR. MASAFUMI OOWADA )
WHO TOOK THE TIME TO
DECIPHER THE KANJI
ON THE WATCH AND FOB:


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FRONT OF FOB WITH SHIPS & KANJI

"The first piece photograph is empire Navy"
(top-tei,bottom-koku,right-kai,left-gun,'teikokukaigun')"

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BACK OF FOB WITH KANJI

"[THIS] piece is the memory [HISTORY-STORY] that empire
Navy performed large-scale maneuver dated 1936.
up right to left-shou wa jyuu ni nenn ??,i do not know last word.
middle right to left-tei koku kai gun dai en shuu,'teikokukaigundaienshuu'
bottom up to down-san ka ki nen,'sankakinen' "

My grandfather had a similar thing.
(A "photograph" [IMAGE] of the beginning and end)
It is a very rare thing.


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CASE BACK OF WATCH

[THIS]  photograph is a North Korean (kitachousen)
abbreviated designation.(left-kita,right-sen,"kitasen" )

THE KITA-SEN IS FROM THE OCCUPATION OF KOREA
The No 31  IS JAPANESE MILITARY NUMBER OF WATCH


Korea was under Japanese rule as part of Japan's 35-year imperialist expansion
(22 August 1910 to 15 August 1945). Japanese rule formally ended on 2 September
1945 upon the Japanese defeat in World War II that year.

NOTE

AFTER THE HUMILIATING 1905 DEFEAT OF THE RUSSIANS BY THE JAPANESE, JAPAN WAS MORE OR LESS AWARDED KOREA AND  MANCHURIA BY THE WORLD POWERS. BY MID 1930'S JAPAN WAS AT WAR WITH CHINA, HAD TAKEN OVER KOREA AND WAS EXPANDING THROUGHOUT EAST ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC. MOST FIRST FRONT LINE TROOPS CAME FROM THOSE TRAINED ON THE FIELDS OF THE 1930'S . 


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GOLD BADGE
Nippon Tochi-jidai no ChoIn Japan
"Joseon of the Japanese-Governed Period"
Nippon Tochi-jidai no Chosen?).sen?).

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IMAGE MATCHING GOLD PLAQUE
COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA


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"Japanese Imperial Period"


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CASE INTERIOR IS SIGNED

SKS
FINE NICKEL
S57314


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SIGNED
SEIKOSHA
36-HOUR
SEVEN JEWEL
SCREWED BI-METAL
BREGUET
MOVEMENT

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT
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1940'S PAPER IMPERIAL FLAG
LAMINATED 4 BACKGROUND

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JAPANESE GOGGLES
&
LEATHER CASE

WITH
JAPANESE STAR SNAP

 

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YO--- MANNY GOT IT RIGHT

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