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Welcome to GoldSmithWorks Fine Jewelry and Watch  Store. GoldSmithWorks offers custom designed, one of a kind, life time creations and unique jewelry watches gemstones diamonds and repairs. GoldSmithWorks -turning your old jewelry into something new. Shipping Sales Repairs 800.438.6894 Ask For Rock

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

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GSW JEWELRY

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SUPER RARE
QUAD + COVER CASED
STERLING SILVER
1914
MILITARY
PUSH BUTTON SPRING COVER
TRENCH WRISTLET
WITH
WHITE PORCELAIN DIAL
RED NO. TWELVE
RAILROAD STYLE BLACK OUTLINED
LUMINENCE NO.s
RED 24 HOUR MIL. TIME

WITH
LUMED CATHEDRAL HANDS
WITH
SILVER HINGED LUGS
AND
LEATHER WIRE LUG STRAP

AND

FREE PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH
INFO BELOW

AND

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FREE US SHIPPING DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

FREE PUERTO RICO AND HAWAII
FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

FREE USA
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The GREAT WAR

World War I (W.W.I) or First World War (called at the time the Great War) was a major war centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in November 1918. This conflict involved all of the world's great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centered around the Triple Entente) and the Central Powers. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed, due largely to great technological advances in firepower without corresponding advances in mobility. It was the second deadliest conflict in Western history.

TRENCH WARFARE

Trench warfare is where combatants occupy fighting lines consisting of fortified trenches. Trenches provided protection from small arms fire and, in most conditions, sheltered soldiers from artillery. Elaborate trenches and dugout systems were built by all sides and these were from assault by barbed wire. Though trenches were built to protect soldiers, life in the trench, with mud, rats, human waste and casualties, gas attacked and sustained artillery, was sheer hell. 

THE TRENCH WATCH

The Trench watch or wristlet was a type of watch that came into use by the military during World War I, as pocket watches were not practical in combat. The trench watch had to be rugged. Yet trench watches were actually pocket watch conversions, with most having a clam shell back and snap on bezel. The introduction of SHIELDS or SHRAPNEL GUARDS were introduced to protect the crystal of watches from damage due to life in a trench and not from artillery. It protected  the crystal from accidental breakage.

The first series of military wrist watches were produced in 1880 by Girard-Perregaux for the German Navy. During the GREAT WAR numerous companies produced wrist watches for the military and for direct sale to soldiers. Most of these watches were styled similarly.

They had white or black enamel dials, outlined contrasting color wide "RAILROAD" style numerals in a variety of luminance styles or simply black outlined. Some had an inner military time (13-24) ring and some had the number "12" painted or lumed. Many of these watches did not have their movements signed with the name of the manufacturer, though most were marked "Swiss".


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THE ABOVE ADD DEMONSTRATES THAT MILITARY
WATCHES WERE MADE AND SOLD TO DIRECTLY


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THIS 0.925 SOLID SILVER
PUSH BUTTON SPRING COVER
TRENCH WRISTLET
HAS A
5 PIECE CASE

COMPOSED OF

MOVEMENT PROTECTING
HINGED INNER DUST COVER
OUTER HINGED COVER
CRYSTAL BEZEL RING
SPRING HINGED OUTER DIAL COVER

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A SILVER CAPPED BRASS PUSHER
ALLOWS THE COVER
TO SPRING OPEN
WHEN PRESSED
REVEALING
AN AWESOME
WHITE PORCELAIN
DIAL

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AND THIS DIAL GLOWS LIKE CHRISTMAS
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THE NEW LUM ON THE HANDS
IS BRIGHT ENOUGH
TO REFLECT OFF THE DIAL COVER


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DIAL IS MINT EXCEPTING A SMALL AREA OVER #10
WHICH CANNOT BE VIEWED UNLESS REMOVED 

THIS ORIGINAL DIAL SPORTS
BLACK OUTLINED
RED
# TWELVE

BLACK OUTLINED
GREEN LUMED
# 1 THROUGH # 11

 
RED MILITARY TIME
# 13 THROUGH # 24

BLACK OUTER
BUTLER STYLE
SECONDS CHAPTER RING

AND

ORIGINAL
BLUED STEEL
RELUMED

CATHEDRAL HOUR & MINUTE HANDS

AND

SUB-SECONDS
REGISTER
WITH
BLACK SECONDS
AND
BLACK HASH
WITH
BLACK NUMERALS
EVERY 1O SECONDS


 

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THE WIRE LUG
STITCHED LEATHER
WRISTLET  STRAP

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HERE YOU CAN SEE
THE DIAL INSTALLED
WITH
REMOVED
CRYSTAL BEZEL

AND
ORIGINAL
GLASS CRYTSAL

 

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HERE THE GLASS CRYSTAL
AND
SILVER BEZEL
ARE
INSTALLED

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I WAS TEMPED TO REMOVE
THE ELEGANT
ENGRAVED
R.M.

.  .  .

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.  .  .
BUT DECIDED

TO LEAVE THIS WONDERFUL EXAMPLE
OF
THE CRAFTMANSHIP
AND
LOVE
THAT KEPT
THIS
WONDERFUL
TIME PIECE ALIVE!!!!

 

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THIS ENSEMLE
FITS
UP TO SIZE
8.5

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STRAP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 2299.00 (WITH BOX) 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!