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Categories: AAA HELP ME, HISTORIC, MWB, WWII
Published on: March 23, 2014

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Big SmileNOTE. THIS TIME PIECE WAS PURCHASED FROM A PATRON FROM EBAY BUT ON OUR TICKET SYSTEM. HE VISITED OUR SITES ANS SAW THE FREE SERVICE.W. IT WAS HIS DADS IN WWII AND THE DEAL BEGAN WITH A REQUEST. 

I NOW HAVE ANOTHER REQUEST. I  HAVE AN OMEGA 1942  MILITARY MOVEMENT, W/24HR RADIUM DIAL, AND CASE BACK WITH WWII TRENCH ART AND A UNIT BUTTON… I NEED A STEEL OMEGA BEZEL/CASE, WILL INVEST AT DECENT PRICE FOR BEZEL OR FULL SET, NO MOVEMENT OR CASE BACK REQUIRED.   ROCK

 

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ORIGINAL DIAL BEFORE

 


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ORIGINAL DIAL AFTER
SILICONE WASH + ILLUMINATING DOTS HANDS
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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
ALL FEATURES WORKING
ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION
*EXCEPT ILLUMINATION
VINTAGE
1942
MINERVA
MILITARY
MANUAL WIND

 

31×39
mm
W/O CROWN

 

*RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

 

WITH

ALL STAINLESS STEEL CASE

AND

 

AS
1187 1194
MILITARY USE
DESIGNED MOVEMENT
CREATED
1940-1945
FOR MANY
WWII WATCHES
BOTH
CIVILIAN
AND
BRITISH
[INC ATP]
MILITARY ORDER
[MOST THE 15J MODEL]

AND

SIZE 18MM
HD
DOUBLE
CONTRAST & OVER STITCHED
DUAL HIDE
CHRONO STRAP
IN
1940?S STYLE
LIGHT BROWN

 

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GSW  HAS  AVAILABLE
UNIQUE  STANDARD  VINTAGE  CLASSIC
NEW  PRE-OWNED  ANTIQUE
STRAPS  BANDS  BRACELETS
IN
STEEL  PLATE  LEATHER  NYLON
SKINS  HIDES
+
STYLES

PLEASE REQUEST/ASK BEFORE YOU INVEST
MAKING AN OFFER?
CONTACT FIRST IF YOU DESIRE STRAP CHANGE
SOME ONE FOR ONE
SOME LESS = MINOR REFUND
SOME ADDITIONAL
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AND

ALL
STAINLESS STEEL
DEPLOYMENT
SHOWING
DURACLAD GOLD
AND
STAINLESS

 

OTHER STRAPS BANDS BRACELETS
IN OTHER COLORS STYLES TYPES
AVAILABLE
PLEASE CONTACT FIRST
BEFORE INVESTING

 

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HERE SHE IS AS INVESTED IN W/LINK STRETCH BAND
LET US KNOW. WE HAVE 1000 STRAPS BANDS BRACELETS

AND

 

FREE ONE YEAR GSW WARRANTY

 

WITH

 

FREE APPRAISAL
WITH INFO TO INSURE ONLINE

 

WATCH APPRAISAL  WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT AND GENUINE

 

DISCOUNTED WATCH RESTORATION SERVICES WITH WARRANTY

 

THE BEST VINTAGE ANTIQUE CLASSIC WATCH WARRANTY

 

MINERVA watch company was founded in 1858 by Charles-Yvan Robert and Hyppolite Robert of Villeret, who built the company that would eventually become the MINERVA Watch brand in 1887. In 1902, under the leadership of C. Robert’s sons, Charles-Auguste and Georges-Louis, MINERVA became a manufacturer of watches in their own engineering workshops.

 

In 1901, The earliest MINERVA wristwatch was manufactured, but the watch company’s greatest success came in 1923 with the introduction the No. 20, a caliber timepiece that perfectly illustrates the classic and refined architecture of wrist chronographs of that era, with a column-wheel mechanism, a Breguet balance-spring and 17 jewels. With the launch of this prestigious watch, the company earned its reputation as a manufacturer of complicated movements of exceptional quality, and the rest is history.

 

MINERVA was responsible In 1936 for time-keeping in the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and in the years after WWII, the MINERVA watch company developed a full range of mechanical movements, notably the movements made by Ebauches S.A.

 

DURING WWII, MINERVA SUPPLIED WATCHES TO MANY GOVERNMENTS. THE GERMAN WAR DEPARTMENT INVESTED IN THOUSANDS OF MINERVA WATCHES AND TIMERS.

 

PLEASE TAKE CARE OF  YOUR VINTAGE MINERVA WATCHES
THE BRAND IS NO LONGER WHAT IT WAS

 

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HOW ABOUT ANOTHER  KILLER WWII ERA WRIST WATCH. THIS ONE AN AWESOME 31 MM X 39 MM WONDERFUL WWII MINERVA, WITH ORIGINAL MINERVA SIGNED DIAL WITH RE-ILLUMINATED DOTS AND HANDS, WITH A SIGNED MINERVA AND SIGNED STAINLESS STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACK, AND A SIGNED MINERVA MOVEMENT.

 

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DIALS
TO RESTORE OR NOT

 

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THERE ARE PLENTY OF VINTAGE ANTIQUE WATCHES WITH ORIGINAL DIALS THAT LOOK LIKE THEY WERE FIRED FROM A BAZOOKA. YOU SEE THEM ON THE FORUMS. PEOPLE ALL GIDDY ABOUT THEIR NEW OLD MINERVA WITH ORIGINAL DIAL.

 

YOU TAKE A LOOK AND SEE THAT THE DAMAGED DIAL   IS SO BAD YOU SIMPLY THINK WHY WOULD HE BUY IT, IT MUST BE WORTH A LOT”

 

NOW, I HAVE BEEN BANNED ON AND OFF MANY TIMES ON THOSE FORUMS. SEEMS PEOPLE CAN BE SO SET IN THEIR WAYS. MANY SIMPLY ARE IGNORANT OF THE FACTS IN THE NEW WORD OF THE VINTAGE WATCH TRADE.

 

1- MILITARY WATCHES DO NOT HAVE TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO BE MILITARY.

 

 

 

GALILEO

 

ONE TIME I GOT BANNED AFTER I ATE A FORUM UP WITH FACT. I PRODUCED A PICTURE SHOWING A SHOP IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. AN ORIGINAL PICTURE THAT HAD LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF WWI TRENCH WATCHES AND KITCHNER STRAPS IN THE WINDOW. IT BLEW AWAY A GROUP OF  MODERN DAY 14TH CENTURY INQUISITORS OF THE GALILEO THINKERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY.

 

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2- I ARGUED WITH THESE OLDY BUT GOODIES UNTIL I REALIZED I IN FACT WAS A OLDY! SO, WHAT WAS IT? I STATED THAT MORE WATCHES WERE MADE IN WWII BY COMPANIES WITH BETTER MOVEMENTS AND DESIGNS THEN THOSE ISSUED BY THE US OR BRITISH MILITARIZED.

 

THAT MORE 101ST AIR BORNE PURCHASED THEIR WATCHES THEN RECEIVED ONE FROM UNCLE SAM! AND THEN, FROM MY 10,000 ADVERTISING COLLECTION OF IMAGES, I FOUND 200 TO BACK IT UP, ONE IS POSTED ABOVE. GRUEN MAKING AND MARKETING WATCHES DIRECT TO THE SERVICE PERSON

 

YOU SEE, A 101ST SGT. NAMED JONES [LITERALLY] BUYS A GRUEN. THE PRIVATES SEE IT AND OOGLE AND GOOGLE IN WWII FASHION.

 

ON THEIR LEAVE OR PASS, THEY STROLL A STREET AND COME UPON A WATCH AND JEWELRY SHOP. IN THE WINDOW IS JONE’S WATCH! WITHIN 9 MONTHS 1000 JONES WATCHES ARE ON THE PACIFIC BEACHES OF PELELIU

 

 

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1917

 

3- WHEN I WROTE THAT AFTER THE 1905 DEFEAT OF RUSSIA BY JAPAN, HATTORI BEGAN TO SEND HIS MINIONS ACROSS THE GLOB AND BY 1917HATTORIE WAS USING SWISS AND AMERICAN MOVEMENTS IN THEIR WATCHES AND THEN THEY ACTUALLY BEGAN TOP BUILD MOVEMENTS THAT MIMICKED THESE AMERICAN AND SWISS MOVEMENTS TO THE POINTY THAT PARTS COULD BE EXCHANGED AND WORK. WELL, THAT WAS A 9 MONTH BAN…

 

AND NOW FOR THE FINALE .. WE ARE GOING TO LEAD YOU INTO THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERE WWII 17J [BRITISH VERSION WAS 15J] MINERVA TIME PIECE. THE SAME MINERVA THAT SUPPLIED LITERALLY, A HALF MILLION TIMERS, CHRONOGRAPHS, DECK WATCHES AND WRIST WATCHES TO THE GERMANS. WHICH, BTW PROVED THE QUALITY OF THE MINERVA   BRAND.

 

4- THOUGH SOME DIALS SHOULD NEVER BE RESTORED, THE VAST MAJORITY SHOULD BE RESTORED:

 

… FOR EVERY ONE DIE HARD THAT WANTS THE OLD AND WORN ORIGINAL DIAL, THERE ARE 20 WHO WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A RESTORED VERSION AND PAY MORE FOR IT…

 

…. RESTORED VINTAGE WATCHES ARE PRETTY RARE. WHEN YOU HAND DOWN ONE OF MY RESTORED VINTAGE TIME PIECES 10, 20, 30,  YEARS OR SO FROM NOW, WELL, WHICH ONE WILL BRING THE MOST CASH…

 

 

 

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KEPT ALL OF THIS 25K
FIFTY FATHOMS

 

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1942-TARAWA PACIFIC
PILOTS
ELGIN

 

 

 

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KEPT THE WWII ORIS WITH
PASTEL COLOR AGED RADIUM

 

 

 

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KEPT THE ORIGINAL WWII   W/MUTED
AGED MUTED ORANGE RADIUM

 

 

 

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1938-1943-RARE-WWII-NORMANDIE-NURSE
-SHIP-MILITARY-24HR-RADIUM-DIAL-

 

 

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KEPT THE BRITISH ATP WITH MUTED
ORANGE LUME RELUMED DOTS AND
HANDS

 

 


ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN MY CONVICTIONS AND DEMONSTRATE THAT  IT IS ABSOLUTE STUPIDITY TO CLAIM A DIAL IS ORIGINAL WHEN IT IS NOT.

THAT THE RESTORED DIALED VINTAGE WATCH IN 90% OF ALL CIRCUMSTANCES IS WORTH MORE THAN A WORN ORIGINAL. EXCEPTING IN CERTAIN MAKES MODELS AND BRANDS.

 

AND KEEPING  ORIGINAL DIALS ORIGINAL, YET REILLUMINATING THEM, IS THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST WAY TO FINISH A TIME PIECE– UNLESS, MY READER, THE COLOR PALATE OF PALE TO VIVID ORANGE IS DISPLAYED WITHIN THE DEAD RADIUM ON THE DIAL AND THIS COLORED DEAD RADIUM LOOKS GREAT  AS SHOWN ABOVE-YOU MAY CLICK THE LINKS TO VIEW SAFE PAGES -YOUR PAGE HERE WILL REMAIN.

 


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MINERVA

 

1942
AS 1194/1187
STUNNINGLY ORIGINAL CONDITION

 

A  CLASSIC KEEP THE DIAL RELUME
THE HANDS AND DIAL DOTS

 

YET THIS TIME PIECE WAS FULLY
RESTORED
UTILIZING
ROCK’S ORIGINAL
ORIGINAL RESTORATION
PROCESS
WHICH CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT TO ACCOMPLISH!

CASE & CASE BACK

 

REMOVING SCRATCHES AND SUCH FROM STEEL CASE
NOT AS SIMPLE AS IT SOUNDS IF
YOU DESIRE TO KEEP EDGES AND
OTHER FINE AREAS PERFECT

 

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DIAL

 

I ATTEMPT TO RETAIN ORIGINAL DIALS AS ORIGINAL. YET I DO NOT PROSCRIBE TO THE NOTION THAT THE ORIGINAL, NO MATTER THE CONDITION, INCREASES THE VALUE. WHILE I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO TRULY EXPLAIN THE REASON  HERE, IT IS AVAILABLE ON 5 OF OUR 10 GSW COMMUNITY WATCH WEBSITES. .

ADDITIONALLY , I NEVER, NEVER,. NEVER CLAIM A DIAL IS ORIGINAL UNLESS IT IS. WHY? AM I SO DOG ON HONEST MY NOSE GROWS  WHEN I TELL A LIE? NO! HECK NO. I CAN LIE WITH THE GREATEST LIARS IF I CHOOSE…  THE FACT IS, IN THE REAL WORLD, RESTORED DIALS ARE PURCHASED 15 TO EVERY 1 ORIGINAL. THUS, I HAVE TO MAKE THE DECISION ON WHAT TO KEEP AND WHAT TO LEAVE ON THE CASE [MY PUN MIND YOU] OF A TRULY VALUABLE TIME PIECE, SAY THE LAST 2 PATEK WATCHES I RESTORED, OR THE 18K PATEK TIFFANY W/TIFFANY SIGNED MOVEMENT, CASE, AND DIAL.

 

WAIT ONE SECOND. I DO NOT DESIRE TO FORGET THIS THOUGHT. NOT ALL DIALS THAT ARE ORIGINAL WERE ACTUALLY ORIGINAL TO THE DIAL ON A WATCH. WHAT I AM SAYING IS, I BUY DIALS. I JUST PURCHASED AN OMEGA DIAL, WITH MOVEMENT AND CASE BACK  CONTAINING WWII TRENCH ART AND A BADGE. WOW IT IS. BUT BUT I HAVE NOT THE CASE OR AS IT IS CALLED BEZEL. SO I AM LOOKING FOR ONE. WHEN I FIND AND INSTALL MY PARTS I WILL SELL IT. IS THIS A FRANKEN WATCH? NO@ IT WILL BE AN ORIGINAL WWII OMEGA BLAH BLAH BLAH. I WILL LIST THE FACTS. FOR THE CASE HAS TO BE FOR THE DIAL, MOVEMENT AND CASE BACK ORIGINAL.

 

HERE ME? READ ME? IT WILL BE ORIGINAL, SOLD AS ORIGINAL AND APPRAISED AS ORIGINAL, OF COURSE I WILL LIST NEW OLD CASE/BEZEL.

 

SO, HOW DO WE MAKE A PATEK 29K WATCH LOOK NEW WHEN THE PRICE OF 20K WILL BE 10K WITH OUT  THE DARN CRACKED AND BEAT UP   DIAL?

 

MAN, THIS CASE [PUNNY TOO]  MEANS REMOVING THE DAMAGED DIAL, WRAPPING IT UP FOR SAFE KEEPING, AND CREATING A NEW OLD DIAL IN MINT CONDITION –WITH EXACT FONTS, PLACEMENT, ET AL–  THAT IS HOW ONE KEEPS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

 

WHY LIE, CHEAT, STEAL AND BURN…..

 

WHEN IT IS SOLD THE INVESTOR HAS BOTH

 

YES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I MORE THAN LIKELY DID NOT, AND AM NOT, THE FIRST TO PROSCRIBE THIS ENTITY.  BUT, AS A SELF-TAUGHT EVERYTHING,  IT CAME TO ME IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO ENJOY A TIME PIECE WHILE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HAVING THE ORIGINAL DIAL LOCKED UP AND SAFE.. OR IN A SAFE? PUNNY ALSO?..

 

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FOR SALE ON THE BAY

 

MILITARY CONCORD
TWO FLAVORS
SUB-SECONDS
SWEEP SECONDS

[CLICK ABOVE FOR NEW WINDOW VIEW]

THE SUB IS THE OLDER 1934/35 MODEL
THEY ALL SERVED IN WWII

 

JUST GOOGLE
J.E. CALDWELL & Co

CHRISTI’S AUCTION HOUSE
OFFERS
J.E. CALDWELL & CO
ITEMS

 

NOW, I RESTORED TWO OF THESE IN THE LAST 7 YEARS. THAT IS IT! 2./ NEVER EVER SAW ANY OTHERS. AND I HAVE 35000 PICS ONLINE, LET ALONE   6 COMPUTERS AND 12 BACK UP DRIVES!. ONE WAS A SWEEP SECONDS THE OTHER A SUB SECONDS.

 

SO, THE SWEEPS WAS COMPLETED FIRST. THE DIAL WAS SIMPLY EXHAUSTED. IT HAD ABSOLUTELY NO VALUE. WHO WANTED IT? SO I RESTORED IT AND A SERIOUS COLLECTOR OF WWII MILITARY [BOTH GOV ISSUE AND OVER THE COUNTER] WATCHES SNAPPED IT UP AND WAS SIMPLY ECSTATIC.. EVEN THOUGH HIS COLLECTION CONTAINS NEARLY 90% ORIGINAL DIALS.

 

THE ONE ABOVE, A SUB SECOND. THE DIAL WAS WONDERFUL AS IT WAS. WHEN YOU CLICK THE LINK YOU WILL SEE IT. YET I CHOSE TO RESTORE. BUT IF EVER THERE WAS A DIAL TO KEEP IT WOULD BE THAT ONE. BUY FACT IS, AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS AND MINIMAL VIEWS, I RESTORED IT. IT NOW HAS BEEN VIEWED OVER 5000 TIMES. THE PERSON WHO INVESTS WILL BE THE ONE WHO WILL PAY WHAT I AM ASKING CAUSE OF RARITY.

 

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ALREADY SOLD ON THE BAY

 

THIS MINERVA IS THE ILLUMINATED NUMERALS VERSION. IT IS EXACT IN EVERY WAY TO THE ONE BEING OFFERED HEREIN EXCEPT IT HAS RED SWEEPS AND BLACK OUTLINED RAISED RADIUM NUMERALS. WHICH IS BETTER TO COLLECT? BOTH. THIS VERSION WAS MORE FOR ARMY RATHER THAN AIR CORPS. OPTIONS WERE DIFFERENT. FILL LUME, PARTIAL LUME, NO LUME/….

 

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

 

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SO

 

AFTER ALL THAT
YOU NOW CAN VIEW OUR OFFER

 

NON-SIGNED
ALL STEEL CROWN
IS
ORIGINAL

 

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THE ORIGINAL
RADIUM
HAND INSERTS
WERE REMOVED LONG AGO
*RE-ILLUMINATED
INSERTS
SWEEPS TIP
4 DIAL DOTS

 

NUMBERED SWEEPS
SECONDS CHAPTER
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
WITH LIGHT AGING

NUMERALS
STANDARD MINERVA FONT
SLIGHT RAISE BLACK

 

SIGNED
ALL ORIGINAL 1940 FONT

 

MINERVA
[ SCRIPT W/TAIL ]

ANTIMAGNETIC
WATER-RESIST
SHOCK-RESIST
[OLDER SHOCK SYSTEM]
SWISS

 


*RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

 


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NOTE
THE HANDS
ARE
ORIGINAL

 

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

 

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

 

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WHAT A KILLER LOOK

 

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THIS IS THE BEST MINERVA ORIGINAL
DIAL WE HAVE HAD THE HONOR OR
OWNING…

 

THERE WERE SIX STYLES WE ARE AWARE OF

 

MATT BLACK W/RADIUM NUMERALS
MATT BLACK WITH NO RADIUM
MATT BLACK WITH DOTS

 

MATT WHITE W/RADIUM NUMERALS
MATT WHITE WITH NO RADIUM
MATT WHITE WITH DOTS

 

NOTE THE DOTS WILL AGE IN
ABOUT 6 TO 9 MONTHS

 

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HERE IS THE MATT WHITE
W/OUTLINED RADIUM NUMERALS
I COMPLETED RECENTLY

FACT 1
MANY WATCHES MADE FOR
US PILOTS, ENGINEERS AND NAVIGATORS
WERE SPECIFICALLY NON-ILLUMINATED

 

FACT 2
BLACK DIALED WATCHES WERE HOT IN GERMANY
WHITE DIALED WATCHES WERE HOT US/GB

 


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THE STITCHING IS AWESOME
THE COLOR & STYLE 1940?S

MAKES THIS BEAUTY STAND OUT
WHETHER WEARING
TO DINNER
OR
FOR A DAY AT WORK

 

WE HAVE ALL TYPES
COLORS STYLES HIDES SKINS STEEL PLATED
MATERIALS VINTAGE NEW USED

LET US KNOW BEFORE YOU INVEST

 

[THE ABOVE STRAP INFO WILL GET BORING 8 TIMES!]

 


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I FIT THIS 18MM
MUCH MORE SUBSTANTIAL
AND
I FIT THE 18MM DEPLOYMENT

 

WE HAVE ALL TYPES
COLORS STYLES HIDES SKINS STEEL PLATED
MATERIALS VINTAGE NEW USED

LET US KNOW BEFORE YOU INVEST

 


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THE CASE IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION
AT 31 x 39 MM
PRETTY FANTASTIC

 

NOTE THE GO-THROUGHS

 

THEY ARE THE HOLES IN THE LUGS
FOR REMOVING SPRING BARS
MOST AFTER WAR WATCHES HAD THESE DROPPED
NO LONGER USED
BUT IN WW1I A PERSON IN THE FIELD COULD QUICKLY REPLACE  BROKEN SPRING BAR OR UTILIZE WIRE TO HOLD STRAP ON

 

MANY US MIL STRAPS
HAD THE ONE PIECE STRAP
SO BROKEN BAR DID NOT MEAN WATCH WAS LOST
THIS HOLE SYSTEM WORKED ON THOSE STRAPS ALSO AND MADE INSTALLED A WATCH EASY

 

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NOTICE THE FANTASTIC LOOK
BUT EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINION
SO

 

WE PLACED PICS WITH STEEL STRETCH

AND

 

WE HAVE ALL TYPES
COLORS
STYLES
HIDES
SKINS
STEEL
PLATED
MATERIALS
VINTAGE
NEW
USED

LET US KNOW BEFORE YOU INVEST

 


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EXCELLENT CONDITION

 

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CASE IS IN EXTRA FINE CONDITION
ONLY THE EDGES ON CASE BACK
WHERE WRENCH ATTACHES
SHOWS SOME USE

 

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STRAP IS 18MM OVER STITCHED
CONTRAST STITCHED
DUAL HIDE LEATHER

 

WE PLACED PICS WITH STEEL STRETCH
WE HAVE ALL TYPES
COLORS
STYLES

LET US KNOW BEFORE YOU INVEST

 

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THE LUME DOTS ON DIAL WERE LONG GONE
LIKE THE ERA ROCK DID NOT OUT LINE THEM
THEY ARE MORE SUBSTANTIAL IN HEIGHT
BETTER FOR ILLUMINATION SINCE RADIUM IS NOT THE MATERIAL

 

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STRAP IS 18MM OVER STITCHED
CONTRAST STITCHED
DUAL HIDE LEATHER

 

WE PLACED PICS WITH STEEL STRETCH
WE HAVE ALL TYPES
COLORS
STYLES

LET US KNOW BEFORE YOU INVEST

 

 

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CUSTOM FIT 18MM STRAP
[IT TAKES THE STANDARD WWII 16MM],

 

THEN CUSTOM FITTED
NEW 18MM GOLD OVER SS DEPLOYMENT
IT WAS ALL GOLD
DURACLAD OVER STAINLESS
TO MAKE IT WORK
ROCK LIGHTLY SANDED THE
GOLD FROM THE TOP PIECES
THEN POLISHED

 

IT IS FREE

 


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THE 18 MM DEPLOYMENT IS NEW
IT WAS ALL GOLD
DURACLAD OVER STAINLESS
TO MAKE IT WORK
ROCK LIGHTLY SANDED THE
GOLD FROM THE TOP PIECES
THEN POLISHED

 

IT IS FREE

 

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THIS IS ORIGINAL

 

THE DIAL WAS SILICONE TREATED
TO CLEAN IT AND PROTECT IT
THIS PROCESS DOES NOT ALTER
OR EFFECT THE DIAL OR PAINT

 


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HERE IS THE
CRYSTAL

 

WE POLISHED THE ORIGINAL
IT MAY BE THE VERY ORIGINAL
OR
IT MAY HAVE BEEN REPLACED

 

 


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BEFORE OVERHAUL
NOTE THE PRE-INCABLOC SHOCK DEVICE.
RED JEWEL CENTER OF BALANCE WITH TRIANGULAR
METAL SOCK DEVICE

 

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BEFORE OVERHAUL
NOTE THE PRE-INCABLOC SHOCK DEVICE.
RED JEWEL CENTER OF BALANCE WITH TRIANGULAR
METAL SOCK DEVICE

 

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1194

 

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AFTER OVERHAUL

 

AS 1194

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
11.5”’, Dm= 25.6mm, Do= 25.9mm
H= 4.9mm
F= 1.1mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h

 

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CONDITION
– EXCELLENT-
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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