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Genuine
Restored - Serviced
SWISS MADE
1938-43
W.W.II

LEONIDAS

BRITISH
G.S.T.P
CROW FOOT

MILITARY

POCKET WATCH


WITH
W.W.II

MILITARY
POCKET FOB

AND

WALL MOUNTING
HINGED OPENING
SHADOW BOX

WITH
BRITISH MEMORABILIA
AND
HOLDER FOR WATCH & FOB

 YOU ALSO RECEIVE

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FREE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE ONLINE

AND

25.00 DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH
SIGNATURE UPS SHIPPING

OR
45.00  SIGNATURE INSURED INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING


SORRY FOR HIGH SHIPPING COSTS.
WE HAVE TO INSURE AND RECEIVE SIGNATURE.

THIS IS A COMPLETE ENSEMBLE
THAT REQUIRES LARGE SECURE PACKAGE.

WE ESTIMATE 45.00 INTERNATIONAL.
IF IT IS LESS WE WILL ADVISE.

AND

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 FIRST CLASS SHADOW BOX
TABLE TOP
OR
HANG ON WALL
SNAP CATCH & HINGED
BUNGEE CORD HOLD DOWN
SO YOU MAY
WEAR THE WATCH

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WITH TACKS REMOVED
JANUARY 31 2011

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THE LEONIDAS

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1940 1948 1950

LEONIDAS WATCH CO. WAS FOUNDED IN 1841 AT ST. IMIER BY JULIEN BOURQUIN. LEONIDAS SPECIALIZED IN HIGH QUALITY COMPLICATED WATCHES INCLUDING MOON PHASE, TRIPLE CALENDAR, CHRONOGRPAHS AND EXCEPTIONAL MILITARY WATCHES; WHICH INCLUDED WRIST & POCKET WATCHES, ARTILLERY-BOMBER TIMERS AND AREOPLANE/AIRPLANE DASH WATCHES.

LEONIDAS ALSO WAS A MAIN SUPPLIER FOR THE GERMAN MILITARY:

WRIST WATCHES WITH NAZI EAGLE AND SWASTIKA ETCHED/ENGRAVED ONTO THE BACK OF THEIR CASES WERE STANDARD FARE.

LEONIDAS MADE THE 1940' AEREONAUTICA LEONIDAS DASH PANEL WATCH FOR MOUNTING ON GERMAN AIRPLANE DASH PANELS. 

THE GERMAN NAVY (Kriegsmarine) UTILIZED LEONIDAS ARTILLERY TIMERS.

HEUER ACQUIRED THE "LEONIDAS" BRAND IN THE EARLY 1960' AND MARKETED WATCHES UNDER THE "Heuer-Leonidas" NAME.

OONE OF THE DESIGNED THAT HEUER ACQUIRED FROM LEONIDAS WAS THE "Bundeswehr" CHRONOGRAPH USED BY THE GERMAN AIR FORCE.

MANY OF THE LEONIDAS WATCHES MADE FOR THE GERMANS WERE MADE IN THE 1930'.

WITH THE OUT BREAK OF WAR IN ENGLAND, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, SEEKING QUALITY WATCHES, INVESTED IN LEONIDAS POCKET WATCHES. THEY WERE MAINLY UTILIZED AS "DECK WATCHES"

NOT ALL GS/TP [GENERAL SERVICE TIME PIECE] WATCHES WERE OF AS HIGH A QUALITY AS THOSE PURCHASED FROM LEONIDAS AND HELVETIA.

Trial of Deck Watches:
Watch horizontal, dial up, in room for 6 weeks
Watch horizontal, dial up, in oven for 1 week
Watch vertical, pendant up, in oven for 4 days
Watch vertical, pendant right, in oven for 3 days
Watch vertical, pendant left, in oven for 3 days
Watch vertical, pendant up, in oven for 4 days
Watch horizontal, dial up, in oven for 1 week
Watch horizontal, dial up, in room for 6 weeks
The mean temperature in the oven will be from 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit

 


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I HAVE TO SAY THAT
THIS
G.S.T.P BROAD ARROW
POCKET WATCH

WITH
WWII POCKET F.O.B.
IS STUNNING

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THE SEMI-RAISED BLACK OUTLINED
DIAL NUMERALS HAVE BEEN
RE-LUMED

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AWESOME
LEONIDAS SIGNED DIAL
WITH
SUB-SECONDS REGISTER
AND
RAISED OUTLINED NUMERALS
WITH
BUTLER STYLE CHAPTER RING

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THE ORIGINAL MILITARY HANDS
HAVE BEEN RE-LUMED

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WE CHOSE TO KEEP THE
1930'S YELLOWED CELLULOID CRYSTAL

DUE TO ITS RARITY AND THE LOOK IT OFFERS
THIS LEONIDAS POCKET WATCH 


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THE LUMINESCENCE NUMERALS ARE BRIGHT  

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HANDS ARE ALSO BRIGHT

[WE CANNOT GET OUR CAMERA TO TAKE LUME PICS WITHOUT BLURRING]

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ATTACHED TO THIS WW II
G.T.S.P BROAD ARROW
POCKET WATCH

IS AN AWESOME
W.W.II POCKET WATCH FOB.

 

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THIS POCKET F.O.B. IS STUNNING
AND ALLOWS YOU TO
PLACE WATCH IN YOUR
SHIRT POCKET AND ALLOW
THE FOB TO DANGLE
ON THE OUTSIDE


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NOTE THE CASE BACK
SIGNED
GS/TP
BROAD ARROW
CROWS FOOT

071353

THIS FINE TIME PIECE
SETS WINDS AND RUNS
GREAT

 

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SIGNED
GS/TP
BROAD ARROW
CROWS FOOT

071353



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THIS POCKET F.O.B. IS RARE
AND
AWESOME
AND
MAKES THIS
LEONIDAS
COMPLETE!

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INTERIOR CASE BACK
SIGNED
3310226

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ORIGINAL
RESTORED
OVERHAULED
SERVICED
TIMED

SIGNED
SWISS MADE
15 JEWELS
30

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NOTE HOW CLEAN THIS BABY IS.
YOU CAN BUY ONE ONLINE
FOR LESS
BUT NOT IN THE CONDITION
THIS LEONIDAS IS IN!

VERY VERY SUPER NICE!

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ABSOLUTELY
OVERHAULED
SERVICED
&
TIMED

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THE FIRST ITEMS WE HAVE
ADDED IS AS FOLLOWS

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ONE BRITISH RIBBON TOP LEFT

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TOP RIGHT

WW2 PICTURE CARD OF THE AIR BOMBING OF COVENTRY ENGLAND IN 1940

DEMONSTRATING THE WAR'S BEGINNING AND ENGLAND'S GREAT BATTLE BY HERSELF.  THE CARD IS IN A PLASTIC HOLDER SO YOU MAY REMOVE THIS HISTORIC TRIBUTE ON THE BACK OF THE CARD.


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THOUGH THE CARD STATES THAT THIS WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GERMAN RAID, THE STORY INFORMS THE READER OF THE VALOR AND WILL OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE AND THE LONELY BATTLE THEY WERE IN.
IT ALSO TELLS OF ENGLAND'S OFFENSE, INCLUDING THE DOWNING OF 50 GERMAN PLANES.


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BOTTOM LEFT

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ORIGINAL WWII PHOTO OF FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY IN ENGLAND

[with noted Scholar of Christ Church, Oxford, H.R. Trevor-Roper  "Men & Events"]

Marked on Reverse in Pencil: Trevor Monty given by Susie 44 55

3 1/4 x 5 1/4

Bernard Montgomery was born in 1887. In 1908 at the age of 21, he was commissioned in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and served on the Western Front during World War One. Eventually, with command posts in Britain and in India, by 1938 he was promoted to the rank of major-general.

Montgomery was given the command of the Third Division (BEF) that was part of the British Expeditionary Force in World War Two that withstould the might of the Wehrmacht’s 'Blitzkrieg' and had to be evacuated at Dunkirk..

After the failure of the first battle at El Alamein, Montgomery was given command of the Eighth Army in North Africa and he drove his army to  victory at El Alamein and turned the tide of the war in Africa. In fact, this was the first defeat of the Germans and, with US Forces on the ground, the Germans could only retreat and quit North Africa in 1943.

At D-Day, Montgomery commanded the British and Canadian units at Normandy.

On September 1st 1944, Montgomery was promoted to field marshall, the highest rank he could reach in the British Army.

Montgomery commanded the 21st Army Group that succeeded in taking the vital port of Antwerp in Belgium.

The 21st Group was involved in the Battle of the Bulge – Germany’s ill-fated attempt to push back the Allies.

Montgomery’s group crossed the River Rhine on March 24th 1945 and he accepted the formal surrender of the German military at Luneburg Heath on May 4th 1945.

Knight of The Most Noble Order of the Garter
Knight Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Grand Cross Of The Order of Saint Olav (Military Division), Norway
Grand Cross of The Order of the White Lion (Civil Division), Czechoslovakia
Order of the Elephant Denmark
Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit USA
Grand Cordon of The Order of Nichen Iftikhar, Tunisia
The Order of Victory USSR
The Order of Suvorov First Class, USSR
Grand Cross of The Royal Order of George I (Military Division), Greece
Grand Officer of the Legion d'Honneur France
Order of Leopold (Military Division), Belgium
Grand Cross of The Civil Order of Merit of The Lion, Netherlands
Grand Cross of The Order of the Oaken Crown, Luxembourg
Grand Cordon of The Order of The Seal of Solomon, Ethiopia


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ORDER OF THE BATH UNIFORM BUTTON

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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V of the United Kingdom.[1][2] The Order comprises five classes in civil and military divisions. In decreasing order of seniority, these are:

    * Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) or Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)[3]
    * Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) or Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)
    * Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
    * Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    * Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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BRITISH ARMY RIFLES  MILITARY PIN


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WWII  DISNEY DESIGNED RAF FLIGHT PATCH

When Walt Disney was a young American ambulance driver in France during World War I, he was exposed to a new form art that would be titled "nose art". Nose Art was comic character painting on the cowls of military trucks and the sides of military airplanes. Nose Art had an immense morale boosting effect among the troops.

Disney returned to the United States in 1918 and became the premier cartoonist of the era.

In 1939, the a U.S. Naval unit made a request of Disney, they asked if he would draw up a mascot to paint on one of their new ships. Disney produced a "Bumble Bee in a Sailor's Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves". The Naval unit involved was so pleased with the design they adopted it the "Bumble Bee in a Sailor's Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves" as their unit insignia and began painting it on their jackets and other vehicles.

It was not long before the entire armed forces began requesting Disney's creations for their mascot

With the help of six of his top artists, Disney attempted to fill the growing demand for unit mascots. The first two mascots produced by Disney in WWII went to the "Eagle Squadron" of the Royal Air Force, a unit of American volunteers flying for the British prior to American involvement in the war, and to the famed "Flying Tigers", another volunteer force operating out of China.

By the time of US involvement in WWII, while Disney and his staff were creating new designs, Warner Bros. joined in..

While Donald Duck was the most popular amongst Disney characters, Warner Brothers called up both Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny.

Besides the use of  then known popular cartoon characters, every creature that could come to mind was utilized including nearly 150 new dog and cat creations. Their creations swam, crawled, slithered, flew, and were featured just about in every conceivable fashion.

NOTE:
A) Mickey Mouse was a consensus objector because Disney did not want to establish Mickey with war
B)  The personal insignia of German Luftwaffe ace Adolf Galland was Mickey Mouse

With both Disney and Warner Brothers at the helm, nearly every unit  in the armed forces was sporting either a cartoon mascot or skulls, grim reapers, devils and other sinister mascots on  jackets, military equipment, uniforms, tanks,  planes, boats, jeeps, and even dinner plates & stationary were adorned with proud unit mascots.

By 1945 the Disney group & Warner Bros. had created over 1,800 Mascot Logos

Though some "field made" variants were created, most authentic squadron patches were embroidered on "Chenille", hand painted or decal on leather or hand painted/silk-screened on canvas.

 



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CONDITION
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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

a)

USA DISCOUNTED 15.00 DOUBLE BOXED SIGNATURE DELIVERY INSURED TWO DAY SHIPPING (COST US 25.00)

INTERNATIONAL DISCOUNTED 25.00 USPS REGISTERED WITH 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)1550.00 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


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!