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CHRONOGRAPH A RETOUR GEISMAR JAPANESE WWII WATCHES

    GEISMAR JAPANESE WWII WATCHES   ROCK’S PARADISE   VINTAGE & MILITARY WATCHES & FINE JEWELRY   CHRONOGRAPH A RETOUR GEISMAR With Breitling 639 Base This Bomber stopwatch mechanism was considered specialized equipment utilized by many European Airforce in the 1920’s and ’30s. Producers included **Breitling, Minerva, Leonidas, Universal, Zenith, and **Geismar The French[…]

EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA INVESTED BY ALPINA

      GSW goldsmithworks.com contact rock through facebook! Date/Report Number …..120811.LWW Item:  EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA               PURCHASED BY THE ALPINA COMPANY PLEASE USE THE URL BELOW TO VIEW THE IMAGES http://lsyf.com/download/military-id/GERMAN-EIGENTUM-DER-FLIEGERTRUPPEN.pdf ALPINA ca. 1915: 182597 WITH MILITARY BLACK DIAL SIGNED EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA WITH 60 MINUTE OUTER TRACK[…]

ROCKS EMBEDDED GALLERIA

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

11TH-AIR-BORNE-WWII-VIETNAM

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

AWESOME-WWII-RESTORATIONS

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

APPRAISING

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

50 best restorations

50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 of rocks best restorations back when 50 best restorations 50 best restorations 50 best restorations Save Save Save Save

40 AWESOME RESTORES

40 AWESOME RESTORES HERE IS A LINK TO AN AWESOME WATCH SERIES THAT YO’ALL HAVE BEEN BUGGING ME TO PROVIDE OVER THE YEARS. I OFFER THESE IN WHAT EVER MODEL I CAN RESTORE; WHEN EVER I CAN GET MY HANDS ON ONE; WHEN EVER; AS I STATED; I CAN SNATCH ONE UP!! THEY DO NOT[…]

ROLEX CHRONO UNUSUAL TOP END

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

WATCHES OPERATING VIDEO

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

goldsmithworks and rock restoring seiko dive watch

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

1940 WWII KOREA VIETNAM WYLER FLOATING BEZEL AIRMAN WATCH

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

WWII 1941 MILITARY DIALED MIDO MULTIFORT BUMPER

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

WWII HELIOS 24HR SWEEPS

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

1968 PX BX RR VIETNAM ERA WYLER MILITARY STYLE DIVE WATCH

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

german wwii military watches

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

HISTORIC WEEMS LONGINES BEST

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

DOES THE CASE HAVE TO BE CUSHION NO THE PERSHING

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

WWII NAZI LUFTWAFFE HACKING SWEEP SECONDS ALPINA

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

WALTHAM GENUINE TRENCH

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

VIETNAM ERA RED CROSS HELIOS CUFF STLE

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

CASA BLANCA BUCHERER FREE FRENCH NURSE

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

German_WWII

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

military_issue_watch_or_not_1

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

military_issue_watch_or_not_2

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

military_issue_watch_or_not_4

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

OnePatronFiftyWWII-Restorations

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

WWII MILITARY WATCH RESTORATION COLLECTION

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

Celebrating-82-Airborne-WWI-Vietnam

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

1936 JAPAN MILITARY SEIKOSHA TAVERNS

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

HATTORI SEIKOSHA SEIKO HISTORY PICS

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

BUMPER-ROTOR-MICRO-ROTOR-AUTOMATIC-WATCHES

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

JIM HILL WAKMANN SPLIT SEC

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

VIETNAM 1965 THE AIRMAN

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

BABE RUTH

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

LANCET TRENCH AND OTHERS

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

CUERVO Y SOBRINOS CUBA

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JAPANESE GERMAN BRITISH MILITARY HEAVEN

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

history japanese wwii military watches

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

1937 JAPANESE IMPERIAL ARMY MWB

1937 JAPANESE IMPERIAL ARMY MWB THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTAR STUDIO & GALLERY & 5 WEBSITES ON A DEDICATED SERVER WITH OVER 30,000 PICTURES OF RESTORATIONS, AND HAVE OFFERED OUR SERVICES SINCE 1989 [JOINED THE INTERNET 1992], EBAY HAS BECOME OUR EXCLUSIVE MARKETING ENTITY FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL EXCLUSIVELY[…]

WWII JAPANESE SEIKOSHA CHRONOGRAPH

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

MOST VALUABLE SEIKO 6105 DIVE WATCH

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

4 SALE KANJI DIALED WWII JAPAN MIL TIMER

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

ORANGE TWIST ESPERANTO MULTI FUNCTION DIVER

      WELCOME TO GOLDSMITHWORKS EBAY STOREFRONT. GOLDSMITHWORKS AND MILITARY WATCH BOX, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA ARE STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALERS, JEWELERS, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, AND ARE IN$URED THROUGH JEWELERS MUTUAL. WE ARE A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, THE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,POLYGON, THE DIAMOND[…]

THE 82ND AIRBORNE CELEBRATED BIRTH IN WWI FRANCE

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

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

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

1950 1990 HATTORI SEIKOSHA SEIKO DIVERS

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

WWI 1914-1918 H Williamson ltd

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

WWII MILITARY

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

VINTAGE MODERN BRANDS

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

480 PAGE VINTAGE WATCH MAKERS DICTIONARY

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

AIRMAN SPECIAL

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

BAND OF BROTHER A-11 24HR MODE

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

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

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

DIALS

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

INVICTA RALLIES THE LEGIONS

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

THE INVICTA OF ROME

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

SUPERMAN GETS A MILITARYWATCHBOX

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

SILVER JEWELRY

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

SEALS N NAM

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1960’S VIETNAM ERA BULOVA 666 DIVE

 9-19-2015

 A COPY OF YOUR APPRAISAL IS DOWN BELOW [LINKS ARE TO OFFICIAL COPY]

HTTP://GOLDSMITHWORKS.COM/APPRAISAL

http://goldsmithworks.com/APPRAISAL/666-VIETNAM-BULOVA-2015-CUFF.htm

 AT BOTTOM IS AN ESSAY ON TIMING AND THE TIME TO TIME

ESSAY ON TIMING AND WHY WE DO MORE THAN USE OUR ELECTRONIC TIMING DEVICES
WE USE OLD FASHION 6 POSITIONAL TIMING OVER AND OVER FOR SEVERAL DAYS
WITH DIAL AND HANDS MOUNTED ON MOVEMENT  [MOVEMENT NOT IN CASE] THEN WE USE A LAMP AND COOLER  AND CONSTANTLY CHECK EVERY SEVERAL HOURS OVER 3 TO 7 DAYS. IT IS A NIGHTMARE AND HASSLE BUT YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED. TURNING THE ADJUSTER EVER SO SLIGHTLY TO F [FAST] OR S [SLOW/ OR R [RETARD] OR A [ADVANCE] OVER AND OVER UNTIL THE VERY BEST OVER ALL POSITION IS ATTAINED. TIMING AT BOTTOM

 

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LOOK, ANYONE CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY ABOUT . THE FACT IS, THIS 1965/66 BULOVA IS ONE OF THE FIRST DIVE WATCHES WITH PLASTIC CRYSTALS THATWENT333 FEET AND 666 FEET. THE BULOVA WAS A CONTRACT FROM 1956 THAT WAS WORKED AND BUILT AND LED TO THE MOISTURE INDICATOR IN THE FIFTY FATHOMS, ALSO THE DESIGN OF THE FIFTY FATHOMS BEST SELLER ALSO THE TORNEK RAYVILLE US NAVY SEAL WATCH FOR VIETNAM.

THE CRYSTAL IS THE FIST PLASTIC EVER, EVER, EVER PLACED ON A DIVE WATCH AND THE FIRST TO WORK AT 330 + FEET;  NOT SIT ON THE OCEAN FLOOR, BUT WORK. THUS THIS BULOVA MANUAL WIND HAS THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL , ORIGINAL CASE, ORIGINAL HANDS, BODY, MOVEMENT, BEZEL AND CASE BACK .

EVEN TOUGH THE BEZEL HAD SOME DIFFICULTIES, WE KEPT HER AND DID NOT PERFORM ANY WORKS TO GET HER TO WORK BESIDES UNUSUAL REPAIRS,

WE ASK ONLY THAT OWNERS DO NOT LIFT AS THEY TURN THE BEZEL, RATHER, THAT THEY  MAINTAIN A SOLID DOWN WARDS PRESSURE WHEN TURNING.

I PERSONALLY USED THE TECHNIQUE FOR WORKING WITH THE ORIGINAL BULOVA MULTI BLENDED CRYSTALS WHEN RENEWING THIS CRYSTAL.

BEZEL-LOOSE


ELBOWS HOLDING WIRE ALLOWING WIRE TO PUSH AWAY AND FLATTEN AND DROP THEN POP OUT TO LOCK WOULD NOT OCCUR NO MATTER THE THICKNESS OF THE WIRE GAUGE

FOR THE LONGEST WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO SECURE THE HARDENED SPRING WIRE NECESSARY TO SECURE THE BEZEL OF BULOVA AND OTHER BEZELS TO CASES MADE IN 1963 TO 1969. NOT SEIKO OR ANY OF THOSE WITH 16 TO 18 GAUGE, BUT 28 TO 24 GAUGE TREATED SPRING WIRE.

BEZEL-CASE

SMALLER HEAT TREATED AND HARDENED “SPRING” STEEL IN THE 22 RANGE IS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL NOW. ROCK HAS A PATRON THAT INVESTED IN A AWESOME VIETNAM ERA 1966 BULOVA 666 DIVE ALL ORIGINAL. THE NEW MAIN BEGAN TO ACT UP AND THE SHORT BEZEL SPRING WAS POPPING AND CAUSING THE BEZEL TO PUSH TOWARDS CRYSTAL.

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AS YOU MAY SEE I FINALLY WAS ABLE TO RE-CUT THE CHANNEL BUY USING AN ALUMINUM SOLDER … SAY WHAT? WELL ANOTHER ONE FOR CRAZY. NO,I WILL NOT DISCUSS. TOO LONG. ALUM SOLDER IS A MESS, MORE TIME CLEANING THAN PERFORMING THE WORK.
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THE MAIN WAS NO PROBLEM, ROCK RECEIVED A NEW ONE FROM THE SUPPLIER OF THE FIRST ONE,HE ALSO PICKED UP A COMPLETE MOVEMENT FROM DASHTO AND WRAPPED IT UP TO SEND BACK WITH TIME PIECE SO PATRON WILL HAVE IT IN CASE [PUN?] PARTS ARE EVER REQUIRED IN FUTURE.

HE THEN TREATED THE CRYSTAL [THE FIRST PLASTIC CRYSTAL EVER TO GO 300 TO 600 FEET ON A DIVE WATCH [GOOGLE GOLDSMITHWORKS BULOVA US CONTRACT FIRST DIVE WATCH PLASTIC CRYSTAL] THEY HAS A SMALL AMOUNT OF CELLULOID . BUT, THOUGH THE WIRE SNAPPED IN, IT WAS ONLY 6 BENDS VERSES 10 TO 12.

AFTER INVESTING IN SOME GUITAR AND OTHER WIRES, PULLING HIS HAIR, CUSSING THE SHOP DOWN, HE BEGAN SEARCHING AND CALLING, BUT IT WAS DENISE THAT FINALLY GOT THROUGH TO A COMPANY THAT WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE AMOUNT OF PICS OF RESTORED WATCHES WE HAVE ONLINE.

THEY AGREED TO DO A RUN OF TWENTY FIVE FEET [THAT IS A LOT OF TREATED SPRING WIRE SEEING THE BULOVA NEEDS 4 INCHES!} ROCK BOUGHT IT ALL. “BULOVA BENRUS CANDIDO AND A HOST OF OTHER DIVE WATCHES USE THE SMALLER GAUGE.

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 THE BEZEL AND THE CRYSTAL ARE EXCELLENT
THE CRYSTAL IS AN ORIGINAL EARLY [1959 1967] MULTI INGREDIENT PLASTIC BASED
CRYSTAL CAPABLE OF PRESSURE RESISTANCE FROM 330 TO 660 FEET

THIS IS THE MIXTURE THAT WAS REQUESTED IN THE FIRST MAJOR CONTRACT BUILT BY BULOVA AND THEN LED TO THE NAVY SEAL TORNEK RAYVILLE BUILT BY THE COMPANY THAT BUILT THE FIFTY FATHOMS.

NOW, THE UNDISPUTED [EXCEPT BY THOSE WHOM HAVE NOT –OR REFUSE TO– READ THE CONTRACTS, SPEC SHEETS AND OTHER HISTORIC DOCUMENTS ON THE SUBJECT] FACT IS THAT BULOVA RECEIVED THE FIRST CONTRACTS TO BUILD THE FIRST PROTOTYPES OF A DIVE WATCH THAT WOULD WITHSTAND 360 + FEET UNDER WATER, INACTION FOR A SET PERIOD OF TIME WITH A PLASTIC CRYSTAL.

THE FACTS ARE BACKED UP BY ORIGINAL CONTRACTS, PICS, SPECS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS INCLUDING COMMUNICATIONS BY COMPANIES AND VARIOUS THE US GOVERNMENT AGENCIES BOTH CIVILIAN AND MILITARY. ALL ARE DATED AND ON OUR SITES — AND WHAT TORNEK TOOK OVER. THEY USED THE NAME TORNECK RAYVILLE RATHER THAN THEIR CORPORATE NAME [BLANCPAIN] WHICH THEY UTILIZED FOR THE FIFTY FATHOM.

THE FIRST TORNEK LOOKED LIKE THE PROTOTYPE BUILT BY BULOVA. 15000 WOULD BE MADE FOR THE US NAVY SEALS – [VIETNAM USE]

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ALL WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED AS OF 9-25-2015.

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 I AM SIMPLY CHECKING TIMING AND DENISE IS READY TO SHIP

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ONCE AGAIN I UTILIZED SILICON 7

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ON CASE BACK AND CROWN

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 637

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AN EXTRA MOVEMENT IS TRAVELING WITH HER

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666 FEET WAS THE HIGHEST RATED OVER THE COUNTER DIVERS WATCH IN 1964-1966

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 I TOUCHED UP THE HOUR/MINUTE HANDS HAD TOO I HAD DONE SO ALREADY WHEN I FIRST GOT HER

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NOTE ABOVE THEY WERE SO BRITTLE THE SMALL AMOUNT OF WORK CAUSED SOME LOSS AND THIS WOULD HAVE OCCURRED EVENTUALLY  BUT THE FACT I HAD REINFORCED THEM AND THAT WOULD HAVE PROLONGED THIS FROM OCCURRING. SO IT IS BETTER THAT I WENT AHEAD AFTER THESE PICS AND REINFORCED THEM AND ILLUMINATED LIKE I DID WHEN I FIRST SHIPPED TO MY PATRON. SUPER COOL………….

 

 

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EXTRA MOVEMENT WAS MY REWARD TO MY PATRON FOR ALLOWING ME THE TIME TO DO THIS RIGHT AND NOT JUMPING UP AND DOWN LIKE SOME HAVE DONE SINCE 1992

 

 WHETHER YOU KNOW, BELIEVE OR NOT

THIS OFFER SERVED TWO TOURS IN THE NAM

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BLUE WATER

BROWN WATER

THEM BLOODY


MUDDY NAVY SEALS

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I WENT AHEAD AND ORDERED A OLIVE DRAM NATO BALLISTIC NYLON STRAP
AND SPENT 5 HOURS BUILDING A NAM STYLE LEATHER CUFF
YOU RECEIVE BOTH


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CLICK HERE FOR A FEW PAST BULOVA DIVE RESTORATIONS
PURCHASED ON THE BAY RESTORED AND OFFERED ON THE BAY

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ORIGINAL NEAR MINT CONDITION
VINTAGE 1966 ORIGINAL
BULOVA M6 DIVE

ALL
STAINLESS STEEL
BULOVA CARAVELLE
666 FEET

DIVE WATCH
[1966]

M6

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WITH

M6 11DP
PARA SHOCK
17J
MOVEMENT
ORD DEP STYLE
A FEW IDID NOT INVEST ON EBAY

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THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FEET DIVER
BELONGED TO A FRIEND OF MINE
WHO SERVED [1966-1968]

A FEW YEARS EARLIER THAN I DID

AND A GREAT SIZE
36.5 X 36.5
MM

W/O CROWN

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INCLUDES

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ROCKS RESTORED SIGNED  AND CUSTOMIZED
VINTAGE VIETNAM STYLE LEATHER STRAPS

AND
A NATO BALLISTIC NYLON STRAP
OLIVE DRAB WITH KEEPERS
UP TO SIZE 9

 

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I KNOW I KEEP HITTING ON THE  ” DO YOU THINK I CAN INVEST IN AN AWESOME 1966 TIME SERVED [2 YEARS] BULOVA IN RATHER DARK CONDITION, FIX HER UP AND I CAN OFFER FOR 200.00 OR LESS?” PROBLEM IS, MOST INDIVIDUALS READ WHAT IS WRITTEN YET SIMPLY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE GO THROUGH. OR SOME ASK IN A FORUM AND [SORRY] THEY GET BS ADVISE.

HAVE FUN READING

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    FIRST RESTORE

ALL ORIGINAL DIAL, FINISH,  HANDS, CRYSTAL [NEW OLD STOCK],  BEZEL – BEZEL NOW TURNS – WITHOUT THE CRYSTAL COMING LOOSE [LOL] THE MAIN FEATURE IS THE NEW VIETNAM ERA   STRAP [PLUS THE NATO OLIVE DRAB STRAP] ARE INCLUDED WITH SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO REMOVE AND PLACE ON NATO STRAP AND BACK TO CUFF [ALL OF 10MINUTES]

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FINISHED RESTORE

IF YOU’D RATHER HAVE AN ORIGINAL SILVER SECONDHAND WITH DEPLETED RADIUM OR LIVE OFF WHITE LUMINOVA LET ME KNOW

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M-6 1966


AFTER MY CAMERA, WHICH HAS SNAPPED 30,000 PICS WOULD NOT P/U THE CASE CODE I ASKED JAS TO SET UP HER CAMERA WITH LENSES [GSWTREASURES]. NOTE THAT BULOVA USED TO PLACE TWO DIGITS ON EVERY CASE BACK  & SOME [SUPER RARE] ON MOVEMENTS AS FOLLOWS:

FIRST # IS DECADE    SECOND # IS YEAR
THE FIRST DECADE L = 1950 /    L6 WOULD BE 1956
THE SECOND DECADE M = 1960 /   M6 WOULD BE 1966
THE THIRD DECADE N = 1970/   L6 = 1976

THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FT
HAS M6 ON BOTH CASE AND MOVEMENT

ROCK SIGNED LEATHER CUFF DETAILS

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ROCK IS BURNING/HEATING THE 40 YEAR OLD LEATHER WITH GAS AND OXYGEN
REMOVING THE YEARS OF WAX, OILS, GRIME, FILTH

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ABOVE IS MY SECRET MIX OF OILS AND WAXES
THE STRAP WILL LOOK GREAT WHEN DONE
AND BE “STRAIGHT”

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MY EXPENSIVE MIX. 60 BUCKS WORTH OF TREATMENT

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ARE YOU LOOKING AT THE ABOVE?
NO OFFENSE MEANT
ESPECIALLY THE 100 TO 200 BIDDERS?
I WILL HAVE TO RESTORE THE BURNED OUT TOP LAYER

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THE SNAPS ARE REPLACED THE LEATHER SCRAPED OILED WAXED 3500 RPM BUFFED

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THE FIXINGS ARE APPLIED BY HAND LOOKS BLACK BUT IS BROWN

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THE LEATHER IS SITTING IN A PRESS AND WILL THEN BE HEATED IN A LIGHT OVEN

WHILE WAITING FOR STRAP I RAN A WATER TEST TO 200 FEET. THE WATCH TESTED FINE, BUT THE STEM SHOWED SINES OF POSSIBLE FAILING REMEMBER ONLY SCREW IN CROWNS CAN BE WARRANTED. 

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  STEM STEEL WAS OK. CASE BACK FINE CRYSTAL FINE/ AGAIN, I WOULD NOT SWIM OR TAKE SHOWERS OR CLEAN DISHES WEARING THE BULOVA

 

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HERE THE PATCHES AND LEATH

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MAKING HOLD DOWN SPRING WIRE FOR BEZEL ROCK IS SANDING TO OO.5

THE BEZEL OPERATES. THIS VIETNAM ERA BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FEET DIVERS THAT BELONGED TO A FRIEND OF ROCKS WHO SERVED A FEW YEARS EARLIER THAN ROCK

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ON AND WORKING
THE BEZEL NOW TURNS

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THE FACT IS, OUTSIDE OF S/P GREEN BERET AND SUPPORT TROOPS
THE ACTION AND  IN VIETNAM BEGAN IN 1966
GOT STARTED ON THE DATE THIS BULOVA CAME TO LIFE

IN TIME TO WITNESS THE BUILD UP OF TROOPS
THERE FOR ROCK DESIRES A FAIR PRICE

The Selective Service System of the U.S. drafted 382,010 men into military service in 1966, the highest total during the Vietnam War. By comparison, in 1962, only 82,060 men were drafted[28] The draft was a major source of opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States.

At the beginning of 1966, the number of U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam totaled 184,314.

The Philippine Army deployed to Vietnam

A platoon of U.S. Marines blocked the passage of a convoy of pro-Buddhist ARVN soldiers en route to take over Da Nang airbase. The armed confrontation was resolved after negotiations between the two sides. Over the next few days the tense situation in Da Nang and Hue quieted down although control of the two cities was still contested between the government and the Buddhists.

Operation Crimp also known as the Battle of the Ho Bo Woods—was a joint US-Australian military operation during the Vietnam War in the Ho Bo Woods, 20 kilometers (12 mi) north of Cu Chi in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam, about 56 kilometers (35 mi) north-east of Saigon. The operation was a minor tactical success for the Australian and U.S. armies but the Viet Cong soon returned to the area and it continued to function as a base area for them until 1970.

The Battle of Suoi Bong Trang was a major action during the Vietnam War fought on the night of 23–24 February 1966 between US and Australian troops, and the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. The battle occurred during Operation Rolling Stone, a major American security operation to protect engineers building a tactically important road in the vicinity of Tan Bihn, in central Binh Duong Province, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Bien Hoa airbase.

Battle of Ð?c Co was a major engagement between the North Vietnamese 5th Battalion of the 33rd Regiment and the South Korean 3rd Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Regiment on August 9, 1966. The battle resulted from North Vietnamese attempts to infiltrate Ð?c Co from Cambodia.

Premier Ky told General Westmoreland that the Buddhist Struggle Movement virtually controlled the three northern provinces of South Vietnam and that the Buddhist leaders were suspected of being in contact with the Viet Cong On Premier Ky’s orders, without notifying President Thieu or the U.S., a pro-government military force arrived in Da Nang to take control of the city from the Buddhist Struggle movement protesting against the government and American influence. An American gunner on a helicopter fired on a menacing crowd at the airport in Hue and killed an ARVN officer. The Buddhist Struggle movement blamed the incident of the American. After the funeral of the ARVN officer killed by an American, a large crowd burned down the United States Information Service library in Hue. Several Buddhists later set themselves on fire. THEN a crowd of pro-Buddhist demonstrators stormed the U.S. Consulate in Hue and set it on fire [SOUTH VIETNAM  WAS HEADED BY CATHOLIC VIETNAMESE, THEY WANTED TO ELIMINATE THE BUDDHISTS].

MACV’s long-standing estimates were that the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam numbered 282,000. CIA analyst Sam Adams wrote a memo stating that “the number of Viet Cong is closer to 600,000 and perhaps more.” The memo would initiate a lengthy debate between MACV and the CIA concerning the number of Viet Cong.

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CASE BEFORE RESTORE -BUFF-POLISH

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NEW CASE BACK SEAL SECURELY IN THE SEAL NOTCH

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HERE ROCK WAS RESETTING THE
BLACK BEZEL INSERT INTO THE BEZEL

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ALL TOGETHER

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ALL DONE

 

 

 

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BESIDES THE ITEM I AM OFFERING, I PROVIDE HISTORY FOR YOU. EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT. I HAVE 150,000 IMAGES OF OUR WORKS ONLINE AND 12 WEBSITES OF HISTORY. SO GET INVOLVED… CONVERSE, SHARE FACTS AND HISTORY, AND IF YOU BELIEVE SOMETHING CONCERNING THE HISTORY IS DESCRIBED INCORRECTLY WRITE ME! EXPLAIN TO ME…

LATER ROCK

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WE USED A SPRING BAR CURVING TOOL TO TAKE OVERSIZE SPRING BARS
AND CURVE THEM SO THE THICK OVERSIZE NATO STRAP WOULD FIT

 

WITH CRYSTAL REMOVED ONE CAN SEE THE BEZEL AND INSERT ARE FOR
THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666

 

THIS BEZEL HAS SPRING WIRE LIKE SEIKO 6105/6309

 

 CRYSTAL.

WE HAVE OVER 2000 CRYSTALS BUT NOTHING FIT THIS BEAUTY
EXCEPT THE ONE ABOVE WHICH WAS ON THE WATCH

 

 

ORIGINAL DEPLETED  RADIUM DIAL.

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THIS VIETNAM ERA BULOVA DIVERS IS RUNNING SPECTACULAR. JUST TO BE ON SAFE SIDE IN THE FUTURE, I INVESTED IN ANOTHER MOVEMENT  COMPLETE AND, WHILE REPLACING THE NEW MAINSPRING IN THIS DIVE WITH A ANOTHER NEW ONE, I REPLACED THE BARREL, ARBOR AND CAP WITH THOSE FROM THE  NEW PARTS MOVEMENT TO BE ON SAFE SIDE.

I THEN MOUNTED THE OLD PARTS IN THE PARTS WATCH MOVEMENT . I AM INCLUDING IT WITH THE TIME PIECE WHEN I SHIP.  PLEASE PLACE IT IN A SAFE PLACE. THIS WILL BE GREAT IF PARTS ARE EVER NECESSARY. IT HAS ALL PARTS INCLUDING A PERFECT BALANCE AND STAFF.

AS TO THE CRYSTAL, IT IS AS I STATED, STILL THE ORIGINAL AND IT FITS GREAT NO LONGER AFFECTING THE BEZEL NOR THE BEZEL AFFECTING THE CRYSTAL. THOUGH THE FACT OF THE INITIAL PROBLEM WITH THE CELLULOID MAKES THE BEZEL SLIGHTLY LOOSE THAT IS WHY THE NEW WIRE.

SO, I THAT IS WHY THOUGHT I WOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST?? IN 10 TO TWENTY YEARS TO ACTUALLY TACKLE THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY.

 

SEE THE HEAT HARDENED TREATED SPRING WIRE?
THIS IS CALLED A SPRING CLIP.

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AN 18 GUAGE SEIKO SPRING STEEL

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THE WIRE FITS INTO BEZEL CHANNEL ABOVE THEN WHEN YOU PLACE ON CASE AND PUSH DOWN THE BEZEL COMES INTO CONTACT WITH WALL OF CASE THE WALL CAUSES THE SPRING WIRE TO FLATTEN INTO SPRING WIRE CHANNEL WHEN IT MOVES PAST THE THE UPPER WALL IT THEN SNAPS INTO THE CHANNEL LOCKING IT WHICH ALOWS IT IT TO TURN WHEN YOU GRASP AND TURN BEZEL USING A TOOL, OR SAY, A STRAIGHT EDGE RAZOR, AND PLACING SUCH UNDER BEZEL AND LIFTING   WILL CAUSE THE UPPER WALL TO COME IN CONTACT WITH SPRING CLIP WIRE AND CAUSE IT TO FLATTEN AND LIFT THE BEZEL OFF

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YET, DO TO THE FACT OF 50YEARS OF USE AND ABUSE THE SPRING WIRE WHITTLED DOWN TO HALF SIZE AND IT LOST IT CONTINUITY. THE END PIECES WERE GETTING STUCK UNDER THE BEZEL ITSELF, CAUSING THE BEZEL TO FREEZE THEN CAUSING FURTHER DAMAGE. USING GREASE, SILICONE OR OIL WOULD SMOOTH IT UP

 

BELOW YOU SEE
AN 18 GAUGE SEIKO SPRING CLIP
NOTE HPOW THICK/WIDE COMPARED TO
BULOVA BEZEL AND CANDIDO DIAL???

 
THE CANDIDO/BULOVA REQUIRE 27 TO 28 GAUGE

BIGGER NUMBER = SMALLER/THINNER

AL REQUIRE THINNER GAUGE AND HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR ONE TO BE FOUND

THANKS TO THIS BULOVA THAT WE WERE ABLE TO FINALLY GET A COMPANY TO MAKE THE GENUINE WIRE OF COURSE ROCK WILL CUT AND BEND THE WIRES INTO CLIPS

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HERE ARE FOUR FROM 1960’S ALL REQUIRE THE THINNER BEZEL SPRING CLIPS. WHILE  TIME, REPAIRS AND USE CAUSED THE ORIGINAL NON STAINLESS STEEL BEZEL RETAINERS TO BREAK. THE BULOVA BEING EARLY 1960’S VS LARGER SEIKO 70/80’S SOME WERE NOT STAINLESS  STEEL, SOME WERE CARBON STEEL SUBJECT TO RUST CORROSION . I TRIED 4 DIVE WATCH BEZEL RETAINERS TRYING TO GET ONE TO WORK ON THE BOLOVA VS THE OLD ONE. TRIED AGAIN TO SEE IF I COULD CUSTOMIZE THEM. REMEMBER THESE ARE NOT SIMPLE STEEL WIRE THEY ARE HEAT TREATED SPRING STEEL CARBON/STAINLESS. THE GOOD NEWS IS THEY ARE DOING A RUN OVER THE NEXT 5 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For More Diving By Rockster

 

 

 

 

 

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Date/Report Number …..09-29-015-982 RK Item:  BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FEET DIVE WATCH [1966] MANUAL

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ORIGINAL NEAR MINT CONDITION VINTAGE 1966 ORIGINAL
ORIGINAL US GOV NAVY CONTRACT SUCCESSFUL 300+ FEET TO 666 FEET 1ST PLASTIC CYSTAL
BULOVA M6 DIVE
MANUAL ALL STAINLESS STEEL
BEZEL OPERATES BULOVA CARAVELLE
666 FEET DIVE WATCH [1966] M6

 

INSURED VALUE:  799.00

 


 

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THIS BULOVA 1966 666 DIVE SERVED TWO TOURS IN THE NAM

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BLUE WATER
BROWN WATER
THEM BLOODY
MUDDY NAVY SEALS


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ORIGINAL NEAR MINT CONDITION
VINTAGE 1966 ORIGINAL
BULOVA M6 DIVE

ALL STAINLESS STEEL
BULOVA CARAVELLE
666 FEET
DIVE WATCH
[1966]
M6

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WITH

M6 11DP
PARA SHOCK
17J
MOVEMENT
ORD DEP STYLE

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THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FEET DIVER
BELONGED TO A FRIEND OF MINE
WHO SERVED [1966-1968]

AND A GREAT SIZE
36.5 X 36.5
MM
W/O CROWN

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INCLUDES

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INCLUDES NATO BALLISTIC NYLON STRAP
OLIVE DRAB WITH KEEPERS
UP TO SIZE 9

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THIS BULOVA HAD A
RED HAND SILVER HAND OR WAS PAINTED WITHWHITISH RADIUM ILLUMINATION

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ALL ORIGINAL DIAL, FINISH,  HANDS, CRYSTAL
THE CRYSTAL IS ONE OF THE LAST CRYSTALS
THAT WERE INVENTED FORMULATTED SPECIFIVVBCALLY
UNDER TWO CONTRACTS WITH THE US MILITARY
MAINLY THE NAVY TO INVENT MANUFACTURE TESTAND PROVE
THAT A PLASTIC CRYSTAL COULD STAND UP TO A DEPTH OF 3OO PLUS
AND NOT JUST SIT ON TH OCEAN FLORR BUT TO OPERATE

THE BEZEL WAS, LIKE MOST OF THOSEE PRIOR TO 1969, LOOSE WITH NO MEANS TO REPAIR
YET SPECIAL ATTENTION AND A MANUFACTURER OF HARDENED STEEL SPRING WIRE SAVED THE DAY
STEEL – BEZEL NOW TURNS – WITHOUT THE CRYSTAL COMING LOOSE

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THE MAIN FEATURE IS THE NEW CUSTOM MADE VIETNAM ERA CUFF STRAP

CREATED AND HAND MADE FROM VINTAGE VIETNAM ERA MATERIALS
[

INCLUDED IS A NATO OLIVE DRAB STRAP] ARE INCLUDED WITH
SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO REMOVE AND PLACE ON NATO
STRAP AND BACK TO CUFF [ALL OF 10MINUTES]

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M-6 1966


AFIRST # IS DECADE    SECOND # IS YEAR
THE FIRST DECADE L = 1950 /    L6 WOULD BE 1956
THE SECOND DECADE M = 1960 /   M6 WOULD BE 1966
THE THIRD DECADE N = 1970/   L6 = 1976

THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666 FT
HAS M6 ON BOTH CASE AND MOVEMENT

THE RESTORATION WAS PERFORMED BY THE ONLINE VINTAGE RESTORATION EXPERT ROCK SCARFONE OF GOLDSMITHWORKS
ROCK SIGNED THE LEATHER CUFF DETAILS AND THE CASE INTERIOR OF THJE TIME PICE

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ROCK IS BURNING/HEATING THE 40 YEAR OLD LEATHER WITH GAS AND OXYGEN
REMOVING THE YEARS OF WAX, OILS, GRIME, FILTH

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ABOVE IS HIS ALEGED SECRET MIX OF OILS AND WAXES
THE STRAP WILL LOOK GREAT WHEN DONE
AND BE “STRAIGHT”

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AN EXPENSIVE MIX. 60 BUCKS WORTH OF TREATMENT

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THE SNAPS ARE REPLACED THE LEATHER SCRAPED OILED WAXED 3500 RPM BUFFED

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THE FIXINGS ARE APPLIED BY HAND LOOKS BLACK BUT IS BROWN

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THE LEATHER IS SITTING IN A PRESS AND WILL THEN BE HEATED IN A LIGHT OVEN

WHILE WAITING FOR STRAP I RAN A WATER TEST TO 200 FEET. THE WATCH TESTED FINE, BUT
THE STEM SHOWED SINES OF POSSIBLE FAILING REMEMBER ONLY SCREW IN CROWNS CAN BE WARRANTED. 

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STEM STEEL WAS OK. CASE BACK FINE CRYSTAL FINE/ AGAIN, IT IS NOT RECOMENDED TO SWIM OR TAKE SHOWERS OR CLEAN DISHES WEARING THE BULOVA

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HERE THE PATCHES AND LEATHER ARE SOAPED DOWN
AND WRAPPED IN PLASTIC FOR 24 HOURS

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LOOK AT THE LEATHER.
THERE IS SOME YELLOW DIE THAT WAS MIXED WITH THE BLACK OIL
NOTE THE  UNEVEN FINISH
TO SIMULATE THE AGE

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OILED AGAIN AND HEATED
SO THE OILS WILL BE ABSORBED

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LEATHER SUEDE HOLD DOWN STRAP FOR MOUNTED WATCH ON CUFF

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THE HOLD DOWN THROUGH LUGS

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THEN THROUGH THE PERFECT CUT OUTS

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A HEAT GRILL FOR FINAL DRYING
AFTER REMOVING WATCH OF COURSEG

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M6
1966

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EVERY ITEM IS ORIGINAL INCLUDING THE CRYSTAL
THIS 1966 BULOVA IS ABSOLUTELY RARE
AFTER ONE AN ORIGINAL  CRYSTAL WAS DISCOVERED

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MAKING HOLD DOWN SPRING WIRE FOR BEZEL ROCK IS SANDING TO OO.5

THE BEZEL OPERATES NOW OPERATES [FOURTH AND FINAL TIME] . THIS VIETNAM ERA BULOVA CARAVELLE
666 FEET DIVERS THAT BELONGED TO A FRIEND OF ROCKS WHO SERVED A FEW YEARS EARLIER THAN ROCK

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ON AND WORKING
THE BEZEL NOW TURNS

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THE FACT IS, OUTSIDE OF S/P GREEN BERET AND SUPPORT TROOPS
THE ACTION AND  IN VIETNAM BEGAN IN 1966
GOT STARTED ON THE DATE THIS BULOVA CAME TO LIFE

 

The Selective Service System of the U.S. drafted 382,010 men into military service in 1966, the highest total during the Vietnam War.
By comparison, in 1962, only 82,060 men were drafted[28] The draft was a major source of opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States.

At the beginning of 1966, the number of U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam totaled 184,314.

The Philippine Army deployed to Vietnam

A platoon of U.S. Marines blocked the passage of a convoy of pro-Buddhist ARVN soldiers en route to take over Da Nang airbase.
The armed confrontation was resolved after negotiations between the two sides. Over the next few days the tense situation in
Da Nang and Hue quieted down although control of the two cities was still contested between the government and the Buddhists.

Operation Crimp also known as the Battle of the Ho Bo Woods—was a joint US-Australian military operation during the
Vietnam War in the Ho Bo Woods, 20 kilometers (12 mi) north of Cu Chi in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam, about
56 kilometers (35 mi) north-east of Saigon. The operation was a minor tactical success for the Australian and U.S. armies
but the Viet Cong soon returned to the area and it continued to function as a base area for them until 1970.


The Battle of Suoi Bong Trang was a major action during the Vietnam War fought on the night of 23–24 February 1966 between

US and Australian troops, and the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. The battle occurred during Operation Rolling Stone,
a major American security operation to protect engineers building a tactically important road in the vicinity of Tan Bihn, in
central Binh Duong Province, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Bien Hoa airbase.

Battle of Ð?c Co was a major engagement between the North Vietnamese 5th Battalion of the 33rd Regiment and
the South Korean 3rd Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Regiment on August 9, 1966. The battle resulted from North
Vietnamese attempts to infiltrate Ð?c Co from Cambodia.

Premier Ky told General Westmoreland that the Buddhist Struggle Movement virtually controlled the three northern
provinces of South Vietnam and that the Buddhist leaders were suspected of being in contact with the Viet Cong On }
Premier Ky’s orders, without notifying President Thieu or the U.S., a pro-government military force arrived in Da Nang to
take control of the city from the Buddhist Struggle movement protesting against the government and American influence.
An American gunner on a helicopter fired on a menacing crowd at the airport in Hue and killed an ARVN officer. The Buddhist
Struggle movement blamed the incident of the American. After the funeral of the ARVN officer killed by an American, a large
crowd burned down the United States Information Service library in Hue. Several Buddhists later set themselves on fire. THEN
a crowd of pro-Buddhist demonstrators stormed the U.S. Consulate in Hue and set it on fire [SOUTH VIETNAM  WAS HEADED
BY CATHOLIC VIETNAMESE, THEY WANTED TO ELIMINATE THE BUDDHISTS].

MACV’s long-standing estimates were that the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam numbered 282,000.
CIA analyst Sam Adams wrote a memo stating that “the number of Viet Cong is closer to 600,000 and perhaps more.”
The memo would initiate a lengthy debate between MACV and the CIA concerning the number of Viet Cong.

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CASE IS ALL STAINLESS STEEL
THE LUGS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN ANY WATCH EVER
THEY ARE PERFECT FOR RUBBER DIVE STRAPS OR A ROCKSTER WIDE LEATHER STRAP. IN FACT IF YOU WANT

ONE WITH BADGES AND EXTRAS LET US KNOW A GREAT PRICE FOR YOU! ROCK WAS GOING TO PLACE IT
ON A WIDE CUFF BUT HE HAS SO MANY HE DECIDED
TO LEAVE IT TO THE INVESTOR

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CROWN IS SIGNED
NEW BACK SEAL
NEW CROWN SEAL

WOW LOOK AT THE LUGS
THIS WAS MADE FOR A 1960’S WIDE CUFF STRAP

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BEFORE CASE WORK

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COMPLETELY TORN DOWN INCLUDING MOVEMENT

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DEPLETED RADIUM HANDS AND SECONDS HAND
DEPLETED RADIUM MARKERS AND NUMBERS
TOTALLY SAFE & SO NICE ROCK DID NOT RE-LUME
;M6 = 1966

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AGAIN THE CROWN SPORTS THE “C”

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07-4-2015

M6

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CASE BEFORE RESTORE -BUFF-POLISH

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NEW CASE BACK SEAL SECURELY IN THE SEAL NOTCH

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ALL TOGETHER

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ALL DONE

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A SPRING BAR CURVING TOOL TO TAKE OVERSIZE SPRING BARS
AND CURVE THEM SO THE THICK OVERSIZE NATO STRAP WOULD FIT

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WITH CRYSTAL REMOVED ONE CAN SEE THE BEZEL AND INSERT ARE FOR
THIS BULOVA CARAVELLE 666

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 ESSAY ON TIMING

IF YOU WERE ME, ABSOLUTELY NO, AND YES AS TO TIMING IT, BUT IT TAKES TRAINING AND A WEEK OR TWO AND 18 HOURS A DAY, EXPERIENCE IN BALANCING THE HANDS THE THE MS BARREL AND A FEW OTHER ITEMS TO MAKE UP FOR WEAR….

THE BOTTOM LINE TO THE EXPERT TIMING OF A VINTAGE TIME PIECE WITH 40 TO 80 YEARS OF MILEAGE BECOMES MORE THAN A TIMING MACHINE;; AN EXPERT VIDEOOGRAPHER; A GENIE IN A LANTERN.; A FANCY PRINT OUT WILL ONLY SHOW IT WHERE IT SITS. ONCE YOU WEAR IT AND GO FROM AC TO HEATEE TO WINDY TO ACEE.. WELL… FORGETEE.

PARTS WEAR OVER TIME. TWO WHEELS RUBBING AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR 20 YEARS WEAR.

IN FACT, THE FIRST TIME PIECE EVER MADE WITH METALS USED ONE TYPE OF METAL. CLOCKS THEN USED GEARS OR WHEELS MADE OF BRASS AND/OR COPPER ALLOYS.
WHAT DID OCCUR WAS THAT THEY SURELY WORE OUT FAST. — THEY WORE UNTIL A MACHINIST GOT A BRIGHT IDEA. HE USED A WHITE METAL ALLOY AGAINST A BRASS METAL ALLOY AND NOTED THAT THE WHEELS LASTED LONGER.

HENCE, A WHITE ALLOY METAL WHEEL AGAINST A BRASS ALLOY WHEEL IN BOTH CLOCKS AND WRIST WATCHES AND TIMERS BECAME THE FACT..

BUT THIS DOES NOT STOP WEAR. WATCHES HAVE WHEELS AND PINIONS. THEY WEAR.
YOU CAN CLEAN AND LUBRICATE A TIME PIECE. BUT THE ONLY TRUE ADJUSTMENT TO A WATCH ARE THE BALANCE OSCILLATION BACK AND FORTH. THE TILT AND THE HAIR SPRING. THAT MEANS HOW FAST OR SLOW IT OSCILLATES. ALSO HOW FAST THE CYCLES. ONE CAN MIC EVERY PINION,PIVOT, TINE AND JEWEL ON A 40 T0 60 YEAR OLD TIME PIECE AND WITNESS PARTS WORN BEYOND THE FACTORY SPECS REQUIRED TO REPLACE THEM.

BUT TO REPLACE EVERY WHEEL, PIVOT AND OR PINION WOULD SIMPLY BE UNFEASIBLE DUE TO COSTS.

UNLESS IT IS A VACHERON , OR PATEK OR RARE ROLEX ……

http://lsyf.com/18k-patek-tiffany-gail-borden/
A VACHERON OR PATEK W/WOLFS TEETH? SPEND THE BUCKS!

http://goldsmithworks.com/APPRAISAL/PATEK/index.htm
A PATEK-53e58 Item PATEK Philippe Ellipse Automatic 1977-1980 18kt Gold YES!

IT IS SIMPLY UNFEASIBLE. THE UNIVERSAL GENEVE SOLD AT 350.00 I HAD NEAR 240. THEN NEAR 300.00 TO FIX AFTER THE MAIN GAVE OUT???. HECK. I LOST 500.00!
IT SIMPLY IS NOT DONE. NOW, IF YOU HAVE A WOLFS TEETH WATCH VACHERON CONSTANTTEN WATCH, WELL, YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY OF PROFIT TO COVER A COMPLETED OVERHAUL INCLUDING ALL WORN PARTS. THAT WOULD ENTAIL THE MANUFACTURING OF PARTS.

BELOW THIS ESSAY IS INFO FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS. THE ONLY ADJUSTMENTS TO A WATCH ARE FOR TIMING. YET, NONE WILL MAKE UP FOR WORN PARTS. THE ONLY WAY TO DO SO IS TO ALLOW ME TO DO SO. MY WORKS LAST UP TO TEN YEARS,,,,,,,, READ ON.:

THIS EXPLAINS THAT THE ONLY ADJUSTMENTS TO A WATCH ARE FOR TIMING. AND IN ALL FACT AND REALITY DO NOT MAKE UP FOR WEAR. ALSO, ALL ARE FOR THE ADJUSTMENT OF TIMING. AND HAVE TO DO WITH NEW WATCHES AND THE TIMING AFTER SERVICING WHILE THE WATCH IS SERVICEABLE.

WHICH DOES NOT HAVE MUCH TO DO WITH MOST OF THE VINTAGE WATCHES. SUCH AS A 50 YEAR OLD BULOVA, A 58 YEAR OLD 17 JEWEL GENEVE OR A 78 YEAR OLD CHRONOGRAPH. AS WELL AS THE FACT ALL THREE ARE UNADJUSTED. THUS THEY CAN BE ADJUSTED TO SIMPLE TIME KEEPING.

BUT IF YOU TIME WITH A MACHINE, THEN, OVER A WEEK OR TWO, USING COLD HOT TEMPS, REFRIDGE, HEAT LAMP AND”RAFTER TIMING”, YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH GET THEM STRAIGHT UP– THOUGH YOU PULL YOUR HAIR OUT, YOU HAVE TO SET AN ALARM AND GET UP AND DOWN 7 8 8 12 TIMES A NIGHT AND BITCH OVER AND OVER, YOU TELL AT THE WATCH, YOU RESET THE BALANCE 30, 40, 50TIMES, YOU MAY PULL THE HANDS 25 TIMES… HEN DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN UNTIL THAT WATCH BEGINS TO PURR.. NOW, KMB OR KMA

THAT IS HOW AND WHY MY WATCHES LAST AS THEY DO AND WHY I ASK WHAT I DO ASK. ALSO WHY IT IS GETTING TO THE POINT IT IS NO LONGER WORTH IT TO ME. PEOPLE THINK THEY CAN GET WHAT I GIVE FOR LESS. THE MARKET IS SOUR WITH CHEAP GARBAGE THAT MAKES WHAT I DOSE SEEM WHAT THEY DO. NOPE. TIME TO TURN THIS BAY OVER TO A FEW YOUNG PEOPLE, LET THEM MAKE 200K A YEAR. I THINK I NEED TO RETIRE… .

Unadjusted

Unadjusted movements are those for which no effort has been made to adjust the watch to temperature or position. Or, no provision has been made to allow for these adjustments. Whatever variation in the timekeeping rate results from a change in temperature, or the position in which the watch is carried, exists as a result of the way that the particular watch was built. This has to be accepted as the best that watch the can do. Fortunately, just about all of the mass-produced, jeweled, American, unadjusted watches could keep time within a few minutes a day.

NONE OF THE BELOW IS EFFECTING THE WATCHES I RESTORE:.

Adjustment
Movements that are marked to be “Adjusted” may have a variety, or combination, of features. One has to read the catalog description for any given movement grade to discover just what level of adjustment is being claimed. High grade watches built after 1905-1908 may be marked with specific adjustments. This is especially true for watches intended for use in railroad time service. The balance (wheel), the wheel that spins back and forth rapidly is the device that sets the timekeeping rate of the watch. The purpose of all of the features for an adjusted watch is to keep the balance (wheel), as nearly as possible, oscillating at a consistent rate. The consistency of the rate of oscillation of the balance (wheel) thus determines the timekeeping quality of the watch.

Temperature Compensated Balance (wheel)
A balance (wheel) that is temperature compensated (also known as an expansion balance) has the rim made of two dissimilar metals. There are usually two arms (spokes) from the hub supporting the rim and there is a slot cut in the rim just past each arm. This forms two rim segments having one end supported by the arm and the far end free to move. These slots, and the two colors of metal in the rim, are identifying characteristics. As the temperature increases, lessening the power of the hairspring – the spring coiled inside of the balance (wheel) – the far ends of the rim segments deflect inward. As temperature decreases, the segment ends relax, moving outward, as the hairspring strength increases. The action is much like an inexpensive thermostat in the home. This movement of the rim segments changes the moment of inertia of the balance (wheel), compensating for the alteration in the hairspring strength.

Adjustment to Temperature
This is sometimes referred to as adjustment to heat and cold. It requires a temperature compensated balance. The balance has pairs of screws (180 degrees apart) set into the rim. These give the balance mass, which sets the basic rate at which it oscillates. One pair may be the meantime screws (which can be identified – if present – by being longer than the other screws), used to bring the rate deviation to minimum (with the regulator in its center position) after all of the other adjustments have been made. The locations of most of the pairs of screws (each pair is 180 degrees apart) on the balance (wheel) rim are chosen to provide the best match of change in moment of inertia to change in hairspring strength (there are extra pairs of holes so that the screws may be moved to the best possible positions). The object is to keep the balance (wheel) oscillating at the same rate over the specified temperature range.

Adjustment to Position
The next level is adjustment to position. This is adjustment to maintain the same rate of balance (wheel) oscillation, regardless of which of the specified positions the watch is in. There are a total of six positions. Unfortunately, the number or the positions to which the watch is adjusted isn’t specified for most watches built prior to 1905-1908. Typically, unspecified adjustment to position means adjustment to three positions, but there are a number of instances in which it means five, or sometimes 6, positions. Adjustment to three positions most likely means stem up, stem at the 3 o’clock position and stem at the 9 o’clock position.

In discussing adjustment to positions (on the NAWCC Pocket Watch Message Board, 26-Aug-06), John Runciman, quoting from the book Watch and Clock Information Please W. H. Samelius? by O. R. Hagans, posted a definition of adjustment to four positions as dial up, stem up, stem at the 3 o’clock position and stem at the 9 o’clock position. [1] It was also stated in O. R. Hagans’ book that adjustment to two positions was defined as dial up and stem up, while adjustment to one position was stem up with watch inclined 45 degrees to the rear The marking “Adjusted 2 Positions” is only occasionally seen, seemingly only on low grade Swiss watches. An indication of adjustment to one position is almost never seen.

Watches adjusted to five positions include the three positions of stem up, stem at the 3 o’clock position and stem at the 9 o’clock position, plus the dial up and dial down positions. Robert Sweet once posted several pages from the 1914 edition of the Hamilton Timekeeper which lists the five positions in order as (1) dial up, (2) dial down, (3) stem up, (4) stem at 9 o’clock and (5) stem at 3 o’clock. The 6th position is stem down at the 6 o’clock position. These positions are illustrated in a 1924 Illinois ad’. Since temperature variation is usually greater than positional variation, watches marked to be adjusted to position include adjustment to temperature. A high grade Swiss watch marked to be adjusted usually implies adjustment to all positions, wherein “all” may be 5 or 6 positions. Nevertheless, it takes a bit of experience to distinguish those movements to which this applies.

Some watches are marked ?8 Adjustments.? Depending upon the manufacturer?s specification at the moment that the watch was made, this can mean adjustment to temperature, isochronism (see below) and 6 positions. Or, it may mean adjustment to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions. To clear up the ambiguity, in the early 1950?s, Elgin marked its top (and only) railroad pocket watch ?9 Adjustments.?

Dave Chaplain reported the following Tariff Act of 1930 Discussion of Adjustment, on the NAWCC American Pocket Watch Message Board on September 18, 2008, 09:59 PM.

“The Tariff Act of 1930 has fees associated with watches of varying adjustments with a possibility of 9 total adjustments as follows:

“6 adjustments to position: stem up, stem left, stem right, dial up, dial down, stem down – another government publication of 1946 refers to these 6 positions and states that most “high quality watches” are adjusted to 5 positions and omitting the stem down adjustment, and “good quality watches” with 3 position adjustments most often are the stem up, dial up and dial down postions

“2 adjustments to temperature: hot and cold – the 1946 paper describes “modern monometallic solid balances” … “with hairspring made of Elinvar or some similar nickel steel alloy” as making these temperature adjustments moot

“1 adjustment to isochronism”

Another point on the subject of adjusting was posted by Don Dahlberg, pointing out that the rate to which watches were adjusted varied from grade to grade.

The marking “Adjusted” on a movement means whatever the manufacturer said it meant at the time that the watch was built. Lacking descriptive factory literature, we have no way of knowing what that means today. Unless a watch is specifically marked as to the number of positions to which it is adjusted, such as a watch that is only marked “Adjusted,” the only way to know that number (if it is adjusted to positions at all) would be to identify the grade and find the manufacturer’s description of the position adjustment for that grade. For example, the U.S. Watch Co. of Waltham’s “

The President” grade is only marked “Adjusted” (in the 9 o’clock position – right at the junction of the two damaskeened circles), yet U.S. at Waltham’s description states that it is “adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and all positions, …” Another example is Waltham’s grade No. 35, which is only marked “Adjusted.” The description of that grade is “Adjusted to Heat and Cold, and in all Six Positions.” A lesser example is the model 92 Appleton, Tracy & Co., which simply marked “Adjusted.” A February 1902 Waltham ad describes it to be only adjusted to three positions. When the Appleton, Tracy & Co. Premier grade was introduced a few months later, it too was only marked “Adjusted,” but an October 1902 Waltham ad states that it was adjusted to five positions.

Adjustment to Isochronism
Then, there is adjustment to isochronism. This is accomplished by the design and adjustment of the hairspring – the spring coiled inside of the balance (wheel). The power output of the mainspring (the spring that is wound when winding a watch) tends to decrease as it unwinds over the course of the day. This causes the balance (wheel) to rotate through a greater rotational angle when the mainspring is just wound and a lesser angle when the mainspring needs winding. A watch adjusted to isochronism oscillates the balance (wheel) at the same rate throughout the specified length of run between windings of the mainspring, regardless of how far in each direction the balance (wheel) rotates. This length of run is typically 30 hours for earlier watches and 42 hours for post World War I watches of better quality. However, mainsprings whose power output were nearly constant over the first 20 hours after a full winding were supplied in higher grade watches starting in the late 1920’s. The need for adjustment to isochronism lessened with the application of these mainsprings.

 

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