1175 Buford Highway. Suite 120
Suwanee, Georgia. 30024
www.goldsmithworks.com
770.831.1257 - 1.800.438.6894

Date/Report Number …..062012R5BY.04 Item:  NURSE-MEDIC-MILITARY-WATCH -BOX--WITH- SIGNED-HELBROS
1234567-NURSE.jpg (115162 bytes)

Description of item: NURSE/MEDIC MILITARY WATCH WITH SIGNED HELBROS 200 1944/45 AS 1194 BASED 17 JEWEL MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT WITH MILITARY G-18 NYLON NATO STYLE STRAP WITH KEEPERS IN A GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS CUSTOM RED CROSS HISTORICAL SHADOW BOX WITH PATCH PICTURES POST CARD MATCH BOOK COVER WORLD RED CROSS STAMPS

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1950.00


Reports are supplied at the request of the customer and it is for the customer's exclusive use. Reports express an opinion of the time of the examination of the jewelry. This report is for customers use only for the following two purposes, indicating estimated retail replacement value to obtain insurance coverage, or for the purpose of providing geological information. goldsmith Works does not guarantee that the appraisal valuation will result in a sale at the price. Estimated retail replacement value is arrived after analyses of what the approximate high retail cash asking price is for labor, materials, and design. These prices may be substantially higher than actual transaction or warranty with regards to any item described in the report, since jewelry grading is not an exact science, this  report represent the best opinion of the company. GoldSmith Works is in no case responsible for differences that occur by repeated grading by other experts in the field and/or use of other standards, norms, methods or criteria other than those used by GoldSmith Works. GoldSmith Works is expressly held harmless by customers including, but with out limitation for any claims or actions that may arise out of negligence in connection with the preparation of this laboratory report, or actions based upon the customer's use of the report. The information on the carat weight, clarity grade, color grade on the report is approximate due to the limitations in jewelry grading. The item was tested, graded, and examined under 10x magnification using the techniques and equipment available to GoldSmith Works, including fully corrected triplet loupe, binocular microscope, master color comparison guides, diamond color comparison tools, electronic carat balance, non-contact optical measuring device, and ancillary instruments necessary at the time of Exam

 

 

1234567-NURSE.jpg (115162 bytes)

 


IMG_8856.JPG (210778 bytes)

IMG_8131.JPG (237994 bytes)

IMG_8119.JPG (206105 bytes)

ff40_3.jpg (56252 bytes)

READY TO WEAR
VINTAGE
1944/45
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
EXCELLENT   CONDITION
HELBROS
RED CROSS

wpeA4.jpg (2826 bytes) wpeA7.jpg (20866 bytes)

NURSE/MEDIC
MILITARY WATCH

WITH

SIGNED
HELBROS
200
1944/45

AS 1194 BASED
17 JEWEL
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH
MILITARY G-18 NYLON
NATO STYLE STRAP
WITH KEEPERS

IN A

GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS
CUSTOM RED CROSS HISTORICAL
SHADOW BOX
WITH
PATCH
PICTURES
POST CARD
MATCH BOOK COVER
WORLD RED CROSS STAMPS


RED CROSS ARMBAND

WW II MEDAL 

WW II UNIFORM BUTTONS

AND

A COLLECTION OF RED CROSS PINS

 


with

REMOVABLE

WATCH HOLDER

AND

FRAMED
WWII
WOMAN RECRUITMENT CARDS

*******************************************


HELBROS WWII HISTORY

helbros2.jpg (45398 bytes)

In 1913, when only the relatively well-to-do could afford a timepiece, Helbros was created by the Helbein Brothers. The middle class Swiss German watchmakers goal was to manufacture quality timepieces affordable to the working public. Throughout the 20's and 30's, Helbros became a household name and by the 40's and WWII,  Helbros was supplying watches to American Forces and a major promoter of the War Bond efforts of the United States.

**********************************

This is an extract from  a book about Helbros and money channeling in WW2:

helbros-spy.jpg (29353 bytes)

***********************************************************

Quick as a Flash was a 30-minute radio quiz program which featured drama segments with guest actors from radio detective shows.

Created by director Richard Lewis and emcee Ken Roberts, the program debuted over the Mutual Network on Sunday, July 16, 1944. Sponsored by the Helbros Watch Company, the show was produced by Lewis and Bernard J. Prockter with scripts by Gene Wang. Music was by Ray Bloch and the Helbros Orchestra.Six contestants from the studio audience competed for cash and other prizes. Clues were presented in the form of dramatic sketches covering such subjects as current events, movies, books and historical situations. With a buzzer, a contestant could interrupt at any time to submit an answer.

****************************


MEDIC-77-GSW.jpg (9376 bytes)
17 x 13 INCHES OUTER
16 x 12 INCHES INNER

wpeA0.jpg (6230 bytes)

[FROM a brochure  prepared in the U.S. Army Center of Military History by Judith A. Bellafaire]

The Army instructed the American Red Cross, which throughout the war had been responsible for the recruitment of nurses to recruit nurses for the Army Nurse Corps.

Over59,000 American nurses served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Nurses worked closer to the front lines than they ever had before. Within the "chain of evacuation" established by the Army Medical Department during the war, nurses served under fire in field hospitals and evacuation hospitals, on hospital trains and hospital ships, and as flight nurses on medical transport planes.

The Army Nurse Corps listed fewer than 1,000 nurses on its rolls on 7 December 1941, the day of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Eighty-two Army nurses were stationed in Hawaii.

Six months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, there were 12,000 nurses on duty in the Army Nurse Corps. Few of them had previous military experience, and the majority reported for duty ignorant of Army methods and protocol. Only in July 1943 did Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, Commanding General, Army Service Forces, authorize a formal four-week training course for all newly commissioned Army nurses. This program stressed Army organization; military customs and courtesies; field sanitation; defense against air, chemical, and mechanized attack; personnel administration; military requisitions and correspondence, and property responsibility. From July 1943 through September 1945 approximately 27,330 newly inducted nurses graduated from fifteen Army training centers.

Throughout 1941 the United States had responded to the increasing tensions in the Far East by deploying more troops in the Philippines. The number of Army nurses stationed on the islands grew proportionately to more than one hundred. Most nurses worked at Sternberg General Hospital in Manila and at Fort McKinley, 7 miles outside the city. However, a few nurses were at Fort Stotsenberg, 75 miles north of Manila, and two worked at Camp John Hay, located 200 miles to the north in the mountains. Several nurses worked on the island of Corregidor.

The Japanese attacked the Philippines on 8 December, Philippine time. Clark Field, adjacent to the Army hospital at Fort Stotsenberg, suffered a three-hour air raid during which planes, barracks, and field shops were bombed.

The hospital escaped damage, but the large number of casualties from the air attack overwhelmed the small staff. The chief nurse at Sternberg sent several of her nurses to Stotsenberg to help cope with the emergency. They remained at Stotsenberg until 27 December when they received orders to evacuate to Manila. By that time Japanese forces had landed on the main island of Luzon and were approaching the city of Manila from the north. All of the nurses stationed outside of Manila reached the city except for two nurses stranded at Camp John Hay, who were taken prisoner by the Japanese.

In February 1945 U.S. troops liberated the sixty-seven Army nurses who had been imprisoned in Santo Tomas Internment Camp since 1942 and evacuated them to a convalescent hospital on Leyte.

Nurses received 1,619 medals, citations, and commendations during the war, reflecting the courage and dedication of all who served.

Sixteen medals were awarded posthumously to nurses who died as a result of enemy fire. These included the 6 nurses who died at Anzio, 6 who died when the Hospital Ship Comfort was attacked by a Japanese suicide plane, and 4 flight nurses. Thirteen other flight nurses died in weather-related crashes while on duty. Overall, 201 nurses died while serving in the Army during the war.

 

red-09.jpg (68955 bytes)


IMG_9066.JPG (143613 bytes)
[1917 W.W.I RED CROSS MILITARY WATCH]

When W.W.I began in Europe in June of 1914, the American Red Cross was a small organization that had yet to fully develop identity or programs.   On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war against Germany and the Red Cross as an organization began a period of extraordinary growth. By the time the war ended in November 1918, the Red Cross had transformed itself almost overnight into the large and important organization it is today.

Camp Service (established in 1917). Field directors and their assistants provided supplementary supplies, such as clothing and comfort items, and recreational and welfare services, everything from movies and refreshments to communications and financial aid to military personnel. At home, Camp Service operated in 400 military camps, hospitals and other installations. It maintained 250 buildings of its own, including convalescent houses, nurses' houses, headquarters, warehouses, and garages. Overseas the Camp Service operated in 25 countries providing services to American and Allied servicemen. Through its Camp Service, the Red Cross helped practically every solider, sailor, and marine in the service of the United States.

Canteen Service (1917). The Red Cross provided food and snacks as well as leisure articles, to troops primarily when they were in transit at railroad stations and ports of embarkation and debarkation. By the end of the war, 55,000 canteen workers operated 700 canteens in the United States that served nearly 40 million refreshments. Overseas, the American Red Cross operated 130 canteens in France alone that served some 15 million American and Allied soldiers.

Home Service (1917). Provided aid to the families of service personnel. This included financial assistance, communication between troops and home, and information and guidance regarding such things as government programs and military regulations. By the end of the war, the Red Cross estimated that 50,000 volunteers in 3,620 chapters serving 10,000 American communities had assisted 500,000 dependent families.

Production Corps (1917). Responsible for the production of garments, surgical dressings and other medical supplies, comfort kits, and additional items for the benefit of American and Allied soldiers and sailors and destitute civilians in war-torn countries. Eight million volunteers, with help from Junior Red Cross members, produced over 372 million relief articles during the war years with a value of nearly $94 million. For additional information, see American Red Cross Production Corps.

Nursing Service (1909). Already established as an important branch of the Red Cross before the war, the Nursing Service greatly expanded with the coming of hostilities. Its principal task became to provide trained nurses for the U.S. Army and Navy. The Service enrolled 23,822 Red Cross nurses during the war. Of these, 19,931 were assigned to active duty with the Army, Navy, U.S. Public Health Service, and the Red Cross overseas. The Red Cross also enrolled and trained nurses' aides to help make up for the shortage of nurses on the homefront due to the war effort. Both Red Cross nurses and nurses' aides were also enlisted in the battle against the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918.

Hospital Service (1916). The Red Cross recruited almost 24,000 nurses and well over 2,000 nurse's aides, physicians, and dietitians to meet the military's needs. It also secured trained medical and psychiatric social workers to help veterans make the readjustment back to civilian life that many found difficult to do.

Hospital and Recreation Corps (1918). This Corps began at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. where women volunteers acted as hostesses and provided recreational services to patients, most of whom were war veterans. The women wore gray dresses and veils as uniforms and the soldiers affectionately called them "the gray ladies," the name by which they became officially known after World War II. During World War I, the service quickly spread beyond Walter Reed to both military and civilian hospitals.

Motor Service (1917). The Red Cross Motor Service provided transportation support to canteens, military hospitals, and camps, and was involved in the campaign against the Spanish influenza outbreak of 1918. The Service consisted almost entirely of women volunteers, most of whom used their own cars. Many enrolled in auto mechanics classes in order to be able to make repair

IMG_9067.JPG (158910 bytes)

The American Red Cross involvement in World War II preceded the entrance of the United States into the conflict. When hostilities began in Europe in 1939, the Red Cross became the chief provider of relief supplies for the civilian victims of conflict distributed by the Geneva-based International Red Cross Committee. In February 1941, the Red Cross responded to a request by the U.S. government to begin a Blood Donor Service to produce lifesaving plasma for the armed forces in anticipation of America's entry into the war. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Red Cross quickly mobilized a volunteer and staff force to fulfill the mandates of its 1905 congressional charter requiring that the organization "furnish volunteer aid to the sick and wounded of armies in time of war" and to "act in matters of voluntary relief and in accord with the military and naval authorities as a medium of communication between the people of the United States of America and their Army and Navy."

At home, millions of volunteers provided comfort and aid to members of the armed forces and their families, served in hospitals suffering from severe shortages of medical staff, produced emergency supplies for war victims, collected scrap, ran victory gardens, and maintained training programs in home nutrition, first aid, and water safety. Overseas, Red Cross workers served as field directors providing compassionate support for the troops they accompanied, operated clubs and clubmobiles for the armed forces, and were attached to military hospitals, hospital ships, and hospital trains.

At the peak of Red Cross wartime activity in 1945, 7.5 million volunteers along with 39,000 paid staff provided service to the military. Throughout the war years, the Red Cross served 16 million military personnel, including one million combat casualties. By the time World War II ended in September 1945, the American public had contributed over $784 million in support of the American Red Cross. Nearly every family in America contained a member who had either served as a Red Cross volunteer, made contributions of money or blood, or was a recipient of Red Cross services.


red-cross-brit.jpg (43807 bytes)



****************

THIS OFFERING BEGINS WITH AN AWESOME WONDERFUL UNISEX 1944/45 HELBROS RED CROSS MILITARY WATCH WITH NATO STYLE MILITARY STRAP THAT YOU MAY WEAR EVERY DAY IN A STORAGE & DISPLAY SHADOW BOX WITH RED CROSS MEMORABILIA.

****************

IMG_8128.JPG (143099 bytes)

FIRST THE WATCH

OLD RADIUM WAS REMOVED
NUMERALS & HANDS
RESTORED

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

IMG_8130.JPG (161445 bytes)

THIS HEL

WW II MEDAL
&
UNIFORM BUTTONS

WATCH CAN BE
EASILY REMOVED FOR WEARING

IMG_8129.JPG (194972 bytes)

JUST LIFT THE COVER
30 x 26 W/O CROWN

IMG_2597.JPG (110474 bytes)

THE DIAL
WHITE MATTE FINISH
HELBROS
WATERPROOF
INCABLOC
ANTIMAGNETIC
RED CROSS
SWISS

IMG_2595.JPG (121651 bytes)
BUTLER STYLE
BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER RING
RED STEEL SWEEP SECOND HAND
RE-LUMED BLACK STEEL
HOUR/MINUTE HANDS

IMG_2594.JPG (124209 bytes)

MOVEMENT CASE
IS ONE TWO PIECE CHROME OVER BASE
STAINLESS STEEL SNAP CASE BACK
LARGE MILITARY CROWN

CASE HAS SOME CHROME WEAR
BECAUSE OF THE RARITY OF THIS HELBROS
WE DECIDED NOT TO RE-PLATE THE CASE

IMG_2600.JPG (118707 bytes)

OLIVE DRAB MILITARY G-18 [MM]
NYLON NATO STRAP WITH KEEPERS

IMG_2591-1.JPG (114429 bytes)


NYLON NATO STRAP WITH KEEPERS
FITS 6 TO 9

IMG_9056.JPG (136684 bytes)

INTERIOR CASE BACK IS SIGNED
HELBROS

IMG_9052.JPG (155534 bytes)

CASE BACK SIGNED
SHOCKPROOF
STAINLESS STEEL BACK
WATERPROOF
68138

IMG_9054.JPG (179372 bytes)

HELBROS
200
[AS 1194]

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
H= 4.9mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h


ca. 1945: Helbros
Swiss
17 Jewels
AS 1187 -1194
Brevet
+
Dep
Incabloc


IMG_8131.JPG (237994 bytes)


IMG_8856.JPG (210778 bytes)

NEW PIC WITH RED CROSS
SILVER WWI - WWII POCKET WATCH


IMG_8857.JPG (197881 bytes)

EXTREMELY RARE
A PIN SET POCKET WATCH
WITH SWEEP SECOND HAND

IMG_8850.JPG (95644 bytes)

COMPLETE WITH SILVER & GENUINE STONE
FOB

IMG_8855.JPG (150455 bytes)

CASE IS SILVER

IMG_8842.JPG (111695 bytes)

NOTE THE SECOND HAND


IMG_8844.JPG (97687 bytes)

SEE THE PIN THAT YOU SET THE HANDS WITH


IMG_8845.JPG (127925 bytes)

ALL SILVER WITH TWO HINGED CASE BACKS

IMG_8847.JPG (166592 bytes)

THIS MOVEMENT HAS A BAD BALANCE
IT DOES NOT RUN BUT IT'S VALUE AS
SUCH A RARE FIND MAKES
IT AN EXCELLENT ADDITION


IMG_8132.JPG (195420 bytes)

THIS SHADOW BOX CAN BE
OPENED TO REMOVE THE
WATCH FOR WEARING.


IMG_8126.JPG (212992 bytes)

 

GSW HAS ADDED MOSTLY
UNMARKED/UNCANCELED
VINTAGE  ORIGINAL RED CROSS
STAMPS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES
INCLUDING FRANCE AND GERMANY.





 

 



IMG_5206.JPG (167578 bytes)

RED CROSS ARMBAND

IMG_7834.JPG (202705 bytes)

ARM BAND IS PINNED OVER
AN AWESOME ARMY NURSE CORPS
RED CROSS STITCHED COTTON BAG

IMG_5181.JPG (157040 bytes)

ALL ORIGINAL

IMG_5182.JPG (163041 bytes)

IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

IMG_5227.JPG (127688 bytes)

ALL STITCHING LIKE NEW

IMG_5226.JPG (142642 bytes)

ARMY NURSE CORP RED CROSS COTTON HAND STITCHED BAG
IS PINNED OVER THE LOWER STAMP ROWS

 

IMG_5199.JPG (209074 bytes)

AMERICAN RED CROSS YELLOW
WHITE & RED VOLUNTEER PIN

IMG_7835.JPG (189351 bytes)


RED WHITE AND BLUE WORLD
ARC WAR II  PIN

IMG_7837.JPG (181510 bytes)

VIETNAM ERA AMERICAN RED CROSS
PIN-BACK FATIGUE ARC

IMG_7840.JPG (198131 bytes)


BLUE WHITE & RED 10 YEAR
BUTTON PIN MEDICAL PIN

IMG_7839.JPG (166800 bytes)


ORIGINAL WWII NURSE RIBBON

IMG_7836.JPG (196858 bytes)

MEDICAL SURGERY DOCTORS BADGE

IMG_7839.JPG (166800 bytes)

LARGE WWII FRENCH
RED CROSS
MEDAL OF HONOR
W/RIBBON
COST 85.00

IMG_7834.JPG (202705 bytes)

THIS IS AN AWESOME PIECE

IMG_6634.JPG (152197 bytes)

SIGNED IMG_6636.JPG (131460 bytes)

ORIGINAL WWII IODINE SWABS

IMG_8124.JPG (142990 bytes)


WWII VICTORY MEDAL & RIBBON

IMG_8122.JPG (139609 bytes)

THIS IS AN ISSUED MEDAL

IMG_8123.JPG (165630 bytes)

DATED 1942 RED CROSS SPOON

IMG_8121.JPG (205782 bytes)


***********************************************************

THANKS TO ONE OF OUR PATRONS WHO RECENTLY PASSED,
WHOSE DECEASED FATHER SERVED IN WWII AS A NAVY COMBAT
PHOTOGRAPHER AND KNEW A HOST OF OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS,
WE WERE GIVEN OVER 2000 WWII PHOTO NEGATIVES, WE ARE
OFFERING THE FOLLOWING HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC
IMAGES OF WOMAN IN THE SERVICE
TO THIS HISTORICAL  COLLECTION.
THESE ARE NOT PRINTER COPIES BUT ACTUAL PHOTOS
DEVELOPED FROM ORIGINAL NEGATIVE FILM ON
SPECIAL FUJI ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PAPER.

IMG_3308.JPG (150069 bytes)

***************************************************

THE PHOTO HOLDER WITH PHOTOS IS PLACED IN THIS
HISTORICAL WW II NURSE  MILITARYWATCHBOX

IMG_3390.JPG (198331 bytes)

 

*********************************************************

IMG_3388.JPG (164364 bytes)

IMG_3363.JPG (138103 bytes)

IMG_3360.JPG (154510 bytes)

 

IMG_3361.JPG (149868 bytes)

 

IMG_3362.JPG (171929 bytes)

THE PICTURES ARE ALL IN THE PLASTIC HOLDER
TOP CENTER OF THIS MILITARY WATCH BOX

IMG_7831.JPG (158449 bytes)

THE ABOVE PORCELAIN RED CROSS "BUTTON" BADGE
IS SIMPLY FIRST CLASS

IMG_7832.JPG (129065 bytes)

CONSTRUCTION IS BRONZE
BRASS AND PORCELAIN

IMG_7833.JPG (101211 bytes)

SPRING HINGE IS LIKE NEW

 

IMG_9120.JPG (118722 bytes)

 1944 RED CROSS POST WITH MESSAGE WRITTEN BY GI.

IMG_9121.JPG (138786 bytes)

AMERICAN RED CROSS

IMG_9118.JPG (124122 bytes)

THE USA CENSOR STAMP ON LEFT

IMG_5198.JPG (148173 bytes)

 

CENSOR STAMP
CANCELLATION STAMP

CLICK BELOW FOR PART OF THE HISTORY THAT
WILL BE PART OF THE APPRAISAL FOR THIS OFFER:

HQ Co 3rd Battalion 337
Infantry January - February 1944


wpe7B.jpg (3552 bytes)

wpe79.jpg (7286 bytes)

wpe7A.jpg (2806 bytes)

Fifth US Army

“Vis et Virtus
Strength and Courage
337th Infantry Regiment (Wolverines

85th
custer division


Activated in 1942 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, the 337th Infantry Regiment was the lead infantry regiment of the 85th Infantry or "Custer" Division. Though the regiment did not experience combat in France in 1918, it's World War II service would prove to be very different. Under the command of Colonel Oliver Hughes, the 337th Infantry saw active combat in 1944 at Minturno and Tremensuoli (the Gustav Line offensive), Formia, the Arno River, Mount Altuzzo (the Gothic Line offensive), North Apennines, Mount Mozano, and into the Po Valley in 1945.

It was during Operation Diadem in May 1944 when the 1st Battalion, 337th Infantry experienced severe combat at Hills 69 and 66 north of Tremensuoli, Italy. On May 12, the day after the assault began, the battalion was ordered to relieve the depleted 3rd Battalion, 339th Infantry. The Wolverines made their way to Hill 69 and then charged into a hailstorm of mortar, artillery, and machine gun fire in an attempt to subdue the strongly fortified Hill 66. The Germans would not budge, but pinned down the Custermen with heavy weapons and infantry counterattacks preceded by saturations of mortar and artillery. Leadership and determination held Hill 69, throwing back each enemy strike. After several days, the battalion eventually cleared Hill 66 of a stubborn enemy as the remainder of the German line began to show weaknesses. The 337th's capture of Hill 66 contributed to the final collapse of the Gustav Line in this sector north of Minturno.

BOOKS
The Operations of 3rd Battalion, 337th Infantry (85th Infantry Division) at Casonia Di Romagna, North of Picancadoli, Italy 1-4 October 1944
The Operations of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 337th Infantry (85th Infantry Division) at Castellonorato, Italy, 11-15 May 1944, During the Breaching of the Gustav Line(Rome-Arno Campaign)

 



IMG_9137.JPG (161942 bytes)

VINTAGE ORIGINAL
PICTURE OF 4 NURSES

IMG_7841.JPG (111416 bytes)

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE
OF MEMBERSHIP
1945


IMG_9146.JPG (184773 bytes)

RED CROSS MATCH BOOK COVER

IMG_8125.JPG (182299 bytes)

RED CROSS PINS/BUTTONS
WWI THROUGH WWII


AMERICAN RED CROSS
MILITARY WELFARE SERVICE PATCH



 

IMG_8131.JPG (237994 bytes)

17 x 13 INCHES OUTER
16 x 12 INCHES INNER



INCLUDED WITH THIS OFFER IS A:

HISTORY OF THE WATCH AND ASSOCIATED MEMORABILIA.

AN APPRAISAL FOR THIS SHADOW BOX AND ITS CONTENTS

Your Appraisal Shall  Contain All The Information & History We Have listed Click Here To View A GSW Appraisal With History

A ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON THE WATCH


*****************************

CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT

**************************************\

A STUNNING COLLECTIBLE

AND

 

 THOUGH I HAVE INCLUDED
SOME AWESOME
WWII WOMAN
IN THE SERVICE
PHOTOS
I AM INCLUDING
THIS FRAMED SELECTION
OF WWII
RECRUITMENT & WORK
PHOTOS



AWESOME COLLAGE

2 COLORIZED WWII WOMAN AT WORK
3 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CARDS



HERE WE HAVE A TRULY
SUPERB COLOR PHOTO OF WOMAN
WIRING AND OUTFITTING
AN AIRPLANE

THIS WAS DEVELOPED
FROM A

BLACK AND WHITE
NEGATIVE
THAT WAS COLORIZED
 



I LOVE THIS
ORIGINAL
COLORIZED PHOTO

IMAGINE
THESE WOMAN HAVE
THEIR LUNCH PAILS

THEY ARE SITTING BY
WHAT LOOKS TO BE
AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE
PARTS RIVETED
AND
STANDING UPRIGHT
ON WHEELED CARTS

THEY HAVE CLIP BOARDS FOR INSPECTING THESE PARTS

THIS WAS DEVELOPED
FROM A

BLACK AND WHITE
NEGATIVE
THAT WAS COLORIZED


HERE WE HAVE A BLACK AND WHITE POSTER CARD
RECRUITING WOMAN



A VERY NICE
BLACK AND WHITE
VERSION RECRUITMENT
CARD
"WOMAN ARE NEEDED ALSO"




A BLACK AND WHITE
WOMAN FLEXING HER MUSCLES


 



AWESOME

YOU WOULD BE PROUD TO DISPLAY

THESE HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

IMG_8862.JPG (194799 bytes)


******************************************

650d.jpg (38162 bytes)

HOME

OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH EBAY

go GSW  at ebay-tm

800 438 6894
770 831 1257

 

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:::

Join Us On Face Book
Great Deals In Our eBay Store
Gold Smith Watch Works Web Cams
Gold Smith Watch Works Community
ROCK OVERHAULING & RESTORING DIVE WATCHES
LAST 200 OR S0 MIXED RESTORES

Picasa
GSW  PICASA WATCH GALLERY

 

**************************************

GSWW WATCHES

***************************************************

GSW JEWELRY

***************************************************

militarywatch.com-png.png (40773 bytes)

ff40_3.jpg (56252 bytes)

READY TO WEAR
VINTAGE
1944/45
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
EXCELLENT   CONDITION

HELSBRO
RED CROSS

wpeA4.jpg (2826 bytes) wpeA7.jpg (20866 bytes)

NURSE/MEDIC
MILITARY WATCH


WITH


SIGNED HELBROS 200
1944/45 AS 1194 17 JEWEL
MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT


WITH
NEW CONTRAST

DOUBLE STITCHED
AND
PADDED
VINTAGE STYLE
LEATHER CHRONO STRAP

IN A

GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS
CUSTOM RED CROSS HISTORICAL
SHADOW BOX

WITH
PATCH
PICTURES

POST CARD
MATCH BOOK COVER
WORLD RED CROSS STAMPS
(WE WILL BE ADDING 9 MORE)
AND

A COLLECTION OF RED CROSS PINS
(WE WILL BE ADDING THESE)
with

REMOVABLE
WATCH HOLDER

******************************************

HELSBRO WWII HISTORY

helbros2.jpg (45398 bytes)

In 1913, when only the relatively well-to-do could afford a timepiece, Helbros was created by the Helbein Brothers. The middle class Swiss German watchmakers goal was to manufacture quality timepieces affordable to the working public. Throughout the 20's and 30's, Helsbro became a household name and by the 40's and WWII,  Helbros was supplying watches to American Forces and a major promoter of the War Bond efforts of the United States.

**********************************

This is an extract from  a book about Helbros and money channeling in WW2:

helbros-spy.jpg (29353 bytes)

***********************************************************

Quick as a Flash was a 30-minute radio quiz program which featured drama segments with guest actors from radio detective shows.

Created by director Richard Lewis and emcee Ken Roberts, the program debuted over the Mutual Network on Sunday, July 16, 1944. Sponsored by the Helbros Watch Company, the show was produced by Lewis and Bernard J. Prockter with scripts by Gene Wang. Music was by Ray Bloch and the Helbros Orchestra.Six contestants from the studio audience competed for cash and other prizes. Clues were presented in the form of dramatic sketches covering such subjects as current events, movies, books and historical situations. With a buzzer, a contestant could interrupt at any time to submit an answer.

****************************


IMG_9423.JPG (182869 bytes)

IMG_1144.JPG (234061 bytes)

MEDIC-77-GSW.jpg (9376 bytes)
17 x 13 INCHES OUTER
16 x 12 INCHES INNER

wpeA0.jpg (6230 bytes)

[FROM a brochure  prepared in the U.S. Army Center of Military History by Judith A. Bellafaire]

The Army instructed the American Red Cross, which throughout the war had been responsible for the recruitment of nurses to recruit nurses for the Army Nurse Corps.

Over59,000 American nurses served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Nurses worked closer to the front lines than they ever had before. Within the "chain of evacuation" established by the Army Medical Department during the war, nurses served under fire in field hospitals and evacuation hospitals, on hospital trains and hospital ships, and as flight nurses on medical transport planes.

The Army Nurse Corps listed fewer than 1,000 nurses on its rolls on 7 December 1941, the day of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Eighty-two Army nurses were stationed in Hawaii.

Six months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, there were 12,000 nurses on duty in the Army Nurse Corps. Few of them had previous military experience, and the majority reported for duty ignorant of Army methods and protocol. Only in July 1943 did Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, Commanding General, Army Service Forces, authorize a formal four-week training course for all newly commissioned Army nurses. This program stressed Army organization; military customs and courtesies; field sanitation; defense against air, chemical, and mechanized attack; personnel administration; military requisitions and correspondence, and property responsibility. From July 1943 through September 1945 approximately 27,330 newly inducted nurses graduated from fifteen Army training centers.

Throughout 1941 the United States had responded to the increasing tensions in the Far East by deploying more troops in the Philippines. The number of Army nurses stationed on the islands grew proportionately to more than one hundred. Most nurses worked at Sternberg General Hospital in Manila and at Fort McKinley, 7 miles outside the city. However, a few nurses were at Fort Stotsenberg, 75 miles north of Manila, and two worked at Camp John Hay, located 200 miles to the north in the mountains. Several nurses worked on the island of Corregidor.

The Japanese attacked the Philippines on 8 December, Philippine time. Clark Field, adjacent to the Army hospital at Fort Stotsenberg, suffered a three-hour air raid during which planes, barracks, and field shops were bombed.

The hospital escaped damage, but the large number of casualties from the air attack overwhelmed the small staff. The chief nurse at Sternberg sent several of her nurses to Stotsenberg to help cope with the emergency. They remained at Stotsenberg until 27 December when they received orders to evacuate to Manila. By that time Japanese forces had landed on the main island of Luzon and were approaching the city of Manila from the north. All of the nurses stationed outside of Manila reached the city except for two nurses stranded at Camp John Hay, who were taken prisoner by the Japanese.

In February 1945 U.S. troops liberated the sixty-seven Army nurses who had been imprisoned in Santo Tomas Internment Camp since 1942 and evacuated them to a convalescent hospital on Leyte.

Nurses received 1,619 medals, citations, and commendations during the war, reflecting the courage and dedication of all who served.

Sixteen medals were awarded posthumously to nurses who died as a result of enemy fire. These included the 6 nurses who died at Anzio, 6 who died when the Hospital Ship Comfort was attacked by a Japanese suicide plane, and 4 flight nurses. Thirteen other flight nurses died in weather-related crashes while on duty. Overall, 201 nurses died while serving in the Army during the war.

 

red-09.jpg (68955 bytes)

IMG_9106.JPG (135646 bytes)

WATCH CAN BE EASILY REMOVED FOR WEARING
30 x 26 W/O CROWN

IMG_1146.JPG (172874 bytes)


IMG_9066.JPG (143613 bytes)
[1917 W.W.I RED CROSS MILITARY WATCH]

When W.W.I began in Europe in June of 1914, the American Red Cross was a small organization that had yet to fully develope identity or programs.   On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war against Germany and the Red Cross as an organization began a period of extraordinary growth. By the time the war ended in November 1918, the Red Cross had transformed itself almost overnight into the large and important organization it is today.

Camp Service (established in 1917). Field directors and their assistants provided supplementary supplies, such as clothing and comfort items, and recreational and welfare services, everything from movies and refreshments to communications and financial aid to military personnel. At home, Camp Service operated in 400 military camps, hospitals and other installations. It maintained 250 buildings of its own, including convalescent houses, nurses' houses, headquarters, warehouses, and garages. Overseas the Camp Service operated in 25 countries providing services to American and Allied servicemen. Through its Camp Service, the Red Cross helped practically every solider, sailor, and marine in the service of the United States.

Canteen Service (1917). The Red Cross provided food and snacks as well as leisure articles, to troops primarily when they were in transit at railroad stations and ports of embarkation and debarkation. By the end of the war, 55,000 canteen workers operated 700 canteens in the United States that served nearly 40 million refreshments. Overseas, the American Red Cross operated 130 canteens in France alone that served some 15 million American and Allied soldiers.

Home Service (1917). Provided aid to the families of service personnel. This included financial assistance, communication between troops and home, and information and guidance regarding such things as government programs and military regulations. By the end of the war, the Red Cross estimated that 50,000 volunteers in 3,620 chapters serving 10,000 American communities had assisted 500,000 dependent families.

Production Corps (1917). Responsible for the production of garments, surgical dressings and other medical supplies, comfort kits, and additional items for the benefit of American and Allied soldiers and sailors and destitute civilians in war-torn countries. Eight million volunteers, with help from Junior Red Cross members, produced over 372 million relief articles during the war years with a value of nearly $94 million. For additional information, see American Red Cross Production Corps.

Nursing Service (1909). Already established as an important branch of the Red Cross before the war, the Nursing Service greatly expanded with the coming of hostilities. Its principal task became to provide trained nurses for the U.S. Army and Navy. The Service enrolled 23,822 Red Cross nurses during the war. Of these, 19,931 were assigned to active duty with the Army, Navy, U.S. Public Health Service, and the Red Cross overseas. The Red Cross also enrolled and trained nurses' aides to help make up for the shortage of nurses on the homefront due to the war effort. Both Red Cross nurses and nurses' aides were also enlisted in the battle against the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918.

Hospital Service (1916). The Red Cross recruited almost 24,000 nurses and well over 2,000 nurse's aides, physicians, and dietitians to meet the military's needs. It also secured trained medical and psychiatric social workers to help veterans make the readjustment back to civilian life that many found difficult to do.

Hospital and Recreation Corps (1918). This Corps began at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. where women volunteers acted as hostesses and provided recreational services to patients, most of whom were war veterans. The women wore gray dresses and veils as uniforms and the soldiers affectionately called them "the gray ladies," the name by which they became officially known after World War II. During World War I, the service quickly spread beyond Walter Reed to both military and civilian hospitals.

Motor Service (1917). The Red Cross Motor Service provided transportation support to canteens, military hospitals, and camps, and was involved in the campaign against the Spanish influenza outbreak of 1918. The Service consisted almost entirely of women volunteers, most of whom used their own cars. Many enrolled in auto mechanics classes in order to be able to make repair

IMG_9067.JPG (158910 bytes)

The American Red Cross involvement in World War II preceded the entrance of the United States into the conflict. When hostilities began in Europe in 1939, the Red Cross became the chief provider of relief supplies for the civilian victims of conflict distributed by the Geneva-based International Red Cross Committee. In February 1941, the Red Cross responded to a request by the U.S. government to begin a Blood Donor Service to produce lifesaving plasma for the armed forces in anticipation of America's entry into the war. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Red Cross quickly mobilized a volunteer and staff force to fulfill the mandates of its 1905 congressional charter requiring that the organization "furnish volunteer aid to the sick and wounded of armies in time of war" and to "act in matters of voluntary relief and in accord with the military and naval authorities as a medium of communication between the people of the United States of America and their Army and Navy."

At home, millions of volunteers provided comfort and aid to members of the armed forces and their families, served in hospitals suffering from severe shortages of medical staff, produced emergency supplies for war victims, collected scrap, ran victory gardens, and maintained training programs in home nutrition, first aid, and water safety. Overseas, Red Cross workers served as field directors providing compassionate support for the troops they accompanied, operated clubs and clubmobiles for the armed forces, and were attached to military hospitals, hospital ships, and hospital trains.

At the peak of Red Cross wartime activity in 1945, 7.5 million volunteers along with 39,000 paid staff provided service to the military. Throughout the war years, the Red Cross served 16 million military personnel, including one million combat casualties. By the time World War II ended in September 1945, the American public had contributed over $784 million in support of the American Red Cross. Nearly every family in America contained a member who had either served as a Red Cross volunteer, made contributions of money or blood, or was a recipient of Red Cross services.


red-cross-brit.jpg (43807 bytes)



*******************************************

YOU ALSO RECEIVE

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FREE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE ONLINE

*******************************************
25.00 US CONTINENTAL SHIPPING DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED
WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

45.00 INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE

*******************************************

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

*******************************************

MORE GREAT DEALS IN OUR EBAY STORE

*******************************************************

TO OUR GSW PATRONS:

GSW HAS TO MAKE A PROFIT. PLEASE READ OUR OFFERS THOROUGHLY TO KNOW THE QUALITY & DEPENDABILITY OF THE WATCHES WE ARE OFFERING. THERE ARE PLENTY OF VINTAGE WATCHES  AVAILABLE ON EBAY, BUT I DOUBT THAT MANY ARE RESTORED  WITH THE LOVE AND EXPERTISE AS THOSE OFFERED BY GSW. LET US NOT FORGET THAT GSW WARRANTIES OUR WATCHES. AND, NO MATTER THE AMOUNT OF EXCELLENT WORK PERFORMED BY GSW, 2 WATCHES OUT OF EVERY 50 WATCHES WILL ULTIMATELY COME BACK FOR FREE ADDITIONAL FIXES OR ADJUSTMENTS.   IT IS SIMPLY A FACT. SO, BUY CHEAP OR BUY FAIRLY WITH OUTSTANDING VALUE AND SUPPORT. IT IS YOUR CHOICE

ROCK


THIS OFFERING IS FOR A 1944/45 HELBROS RED CROSS MILITARY WATCH WITH NEW CHRONOGRAPH STRAP IN SHADOW BOX WITH RED CROSS MEMORABILIA.


IMG_9106.JPG (135646 bytes)

FIRST THE WATCH

THE DIAL
WHITE MATTE FINISH
HELBROS
WATERPROOF
INCABLOC
ANTIMAGNETIC
RED CROSS
SWISS

IMG_9138.JPG (193840 bytes)
WITH
BUTLER STYLE
BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER RING
RED STEEL SWEEP SECOND HAND
RE-LUMED BLACK STEEL
HOUR/MINUTE HANDS

IMG_9098.JPG (112312 bytes)

MOVEMENT CASE
IS ONE TWO PIECE CHROME OVER BASE
STAINLESS STEEL SNAP CASE BACK
LARGE MILITARY CROWN


IMG_9104.JPG (130454 bytes)

CASE HAS SOME CHROME WEAR
BECAUSE OF THE RARITY OF THIS HELBROS
WE DECIDED NOT TO RE-PLATE THE CASE

IMG_9056.JPG (136684 bytes)


INTERIOR CASE BACK IS SIGNED

HELBROS

IMG_9052.JPG (155534 bytes)

CASE BACK SIGNED
SHOCKPROOF
STAINLESS STEEL BACK
WATERPROOF
68138


IMG_9054.JPG (179372 bytes)

HELBROS
200
[AS 1194]


Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
H= 4.9mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h


ca. 1945: Helbros

Swiss
17 Jewels
AS 1187 -1194
Brevet
+
Dep
Incabloc


IMG_9419.JPG (220808 bytes)

THIS SHADOW BOX THAT CAN BE OPENED TO REMOVE THE WATCH FOR WEARING.


IMG_9418.JPG (211699 bytes)

GSW HAS ADDED VINTAGE MOSTLY UNMARKED/UNCANCELED ORIGINAL RED CROSS
STAMPS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES
INCLUDING FRANCE AND GERMANY.
JUST NOTICED THE CANADIAN
IS UPSIDE DOWN

1- 4 FRENCH

 

2 France VF Red Cross,
2 France VF Red Cross


2- 4 GERMAN
4- GENERAL GOUVERNEMENT 1940 Red Cross

3- 1 INDIA
INDIA Red Cross

4- CANADA CANCELED

d97e_12.jpg (16617 bytes)

5- 2 DENMARK

Denmark  Red Cross

f9f5_1.jpg (19550 bytes)

6- 4 NORWAY
NORWAY 1940'S RED CROSS STAMPS USED

NORWAY-9I.jpg (2973 bytes) NORWAY-9T.jpg (3177 bytes)

IMG_1149.JPG (203658 bytes)

ADDED FEB 8 2011


IMG_9120.JPG (118722 bytes)

ONE 1944 RED CROSS POST WITH MESSAGE WRITTEN BY GI.

IMG_9121.JPG (138786 bytes)

AMERICAN RED CROSS

IMG_9118.JPG (124122 bytes)

CENSOR STAMP
CANCELLATION STAMP

CLICK BELOW FOR PART OF THE HISTORY THAT
WILL BE PART OF THE APPRAISAL FOR THIS OFFER:

HQ Co 3rd Battalion 337
Infantry January - February 1944


wpe7B.jpg (3552 bytes)

wpe79.jpg (7286 bytes)

wpe7A.jpg (2806 bytes)

Fifth US Army

“Vis et Virtus
Strength and Courage
337th Infantry Regiment (Wolverines

85th
custer division


Activated in 1942 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, the 337th Infantry Regiment was the lead infantry regiment of the 85th Infantry or "Custer" Division. Though the regiment did not experience combat in France in 1918, it's World War II service would prove to be very different. Under the command of Colonel Oliver Hughes, the 337th Infantry saw active combat in 1944 at Minturno and Tremensuoli (the Gustav Line offensive), Formia, the Arno River, Mount Altuzzo (the Gothic Line offensive), North Apennines, Mount Mozano, and into the Po Valley in 1945.

It was during Operation Diadem in May 1944 when the 1st Battalion, 337th Infantry experienced severe combat at Hills 69 and 66 north of Tremensuoli, Italy. On May 12, the day after the assault began, the battalion was ordered to relieve the depleted 3rd Battalion, 339th Infantry. The Wolverines made their way to Hill 69 and then charged into a hailstorm of mortar, artillery, and machine gun fire in an attempt to subdue the strongly fortified Hill 66. The Germans would not budge, but pinned down the Custermen with heavy weapons and infantry counterattacks preceded by saturations of mortar and artillery. Leadership and determination held Hill 69, throwing back each enemy strike. After several days, the battalion eventually cleared Hill 66 of a stubborn enemy as the remainder of the German line began to show weaknesses. The 337th's capture of Hill 66 contributed to the final collapse of the Gustav Line in this sector north of Minturno.

BOOKS
The Operations of 3rd Battalion, 337th Infantry (85th Infantry Division) at Casonia Di Romagna, North of Picancadoli, Italy 1-4 October 1944
The Operations of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 337th Infantry (85th Infantry Division) at Castellonorato, Italy, 11-15 May 1944, During the Breaching of the Gustav Line(Rome-Arno Campaign)

 



IMG_9137.JPG (161942 bytes)

VINTAGE ORIGINAL PICTURE OF 4 NURSES


IMG_9146.JPG (184773 bytes)

RED CROSS MATCH BOOK COVER

IMG_9417.JPG (200992 bytes)

JANUARY 14 2011
ADDED 10 RED CROSS PINS/BUTTONS
INCLUDES WWI THROUGH WWII


IMG_9136.JPG (220407 bytes)

AMERICAN RED CROSS
MILITARY WELFARE SERVICE PATCH



IMG_9183.JPG (193341 bytes)

PICTURE ABOVE
WITH OUT THE ADDED STAMPS & RED CROSS PINS & BUTTONS
STAMPS & BUTTONS ADDED JAN 14 2011 BELOW


IMG_9420.JPG (210358 bytes)

17 x 13 INCHES OUTER
16 x 12 INCHES INNER

IMG_1155.JPG (207696 bytes)

IMG_1156.JPG (182583 bytes)

 



INCLUDED WITH THIS OFFER IS A:

HISTORY OF THE WATCH AND ASSOCIATED MEMORABILIA.

AN APPRAISAL FOR THIS SHADOW BOX AND ITS CONTENTS

Your Appraisal Shall  Contain All The Information & History We Have listed Click Here To View A GSW Appraisal With History

A ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON THE WATCH


*****************************

CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT

**************************************\

A STUNNING COLLECTIBLE

CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT

**************************************\


WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

a)

USA CONTINENTAL DISCOUNTED 25.00 DOUBLE BOXED SIGNATURE DELIVERY INSURED

INTERNATIONAL 45.00 INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE SHIPPING.:

All items are shipped 2 day air w/signature & insurance from Suwanee, Georgia for a flat fee of 15.00, GSW has to charge that fee due to eBay taking up to 10% of the actual shipping fee of 25.00 when shipping is included in price. International Clients pay a flat 25.00 for registered w/signature & insurance and are responsible for any CUSTOM FEES, DUTIES, AND/OR TAXES.

b) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

c) 750.00 (WATCH SHADOW BOX & MEMORABILIA) PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

**
APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!