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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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LAST 200 OR S0 MIXED RESTORES

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READY TO WEAR
VINTAGE
1915 TO 1920
WIRE LUG
MILITARY WATCH


WITH
BUND STYLE MILITARY STRAP

IN A

GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS
MILITARYWATCHBOX

112 2/2 x 8 1/2 INCH EXTERIOR
11 x 6 1/2INCH INTERIOR


WITH

1915-1920 MILITARY WATCH

AND
MILITARY INSIGNIA
WORING TRENCH LIGHTER
MINI COMPASS
PICTURE POST CARD

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POST CARD IS IN A PROTECTIVE SLEEVE & CAN BE REMOVED

THE WATCH IS HELD WITH MINIATURE BUNGEE TYPE CORD
AND CAN BE REMOVED TO WEAR AND EASILY REPLACED 

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 YOU ALSO RECEIVE

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FREE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE ONLINE

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FREE CONTINENTAL US AND INTERNATIONAL INSURED SHIPPING

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FREE 800 438 6894 TOLL FREE SUPPORT
INTERNATIONAL +17708311257

M-SAT 11AM - 7 PM EST

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ENUINE OR NOT?
GSW ATTEMPTS TO UTILIZE ONLY GENUINE ARTICLES , YET IT IS DIFFICULT SOMETIMES TO DISCOVER TRUE & GENUINE  MILITARY MEMORABILIA. THUS, WHEN EVER WE UTILIZE AN ITEM THAT WE KNOW TO BE A REPRODUCTION, WE WILL STATE IT IS THUS SO.

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE MADE A MISTAKE, YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND ADVICE WILL BE APPRECIATED. SO, PLEASE WRITE US AT WATCH@GOLDSMITHWORKS. OR CALL US FREELY AT 1-800-438-6894, TUES-SAT 12PM - 7 PM ETS USA.


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ABOVE WATCH IS A WWI
MEDIC/NURSE WATCH
FROM MILITARY WATCH
COLLECTORS BOOK

NOTICE THE CATHEDRAL RADIUM HANDS
THE RAILWAY OUTLINED RADIUM NUMBERS
THE BUTLER SECONDS CHAPTER RING
THE PLATED CUSHION CASE WITH WIRE LUGS
NOTICE THE SPACE BETWEEN CROWN & CASE


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32.6 x 39 mm

WW I ERA WIRE LUG MILITARY WRIST WATCH
WITH
RAILWAY STYLE RAISED RADIUM
BLACK OUTLINED NUMBERS

WITH
BUTLER STYLE SECONDS CHAPTER RING
AND
CATHEDRAL STYLE RADIUM HANDS


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SIGNED
SHOCK PROOF
SPORT LEVER

PATENT No  136702
[SWISS CROSS]
SWISS MADE

(SPORT LEVER DOE NOT MEAN SPORT WATCH
IT MEANS THE PATENTED LEVER ESCAPEMENT)


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DIAL IS ALL ORIGINAL
IN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION
WITH VERY LITTLE DISCOLORATION

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ATTACHED IS A BUND STYLE
GO-THROUGH MILITARY STRAP

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RELUMED CATHEDRAL HANDS

WATCH WINDS AND SETS FINE
AND
KEEPS GOOD TIME



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WATCH CAN BE REMOVED FOR WEARING

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INCLUDED IS A WORKING
LEATHER

FRONT AND BACK
WHEEL COMPASS

INFANTRY HQ HD SCREW BACK
NAVY BELT BUCKLE

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ONE POST CARD FROM A R SHEARER
CO K 145TH INFANTRY
CAMP LEE VA
1917

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REMOVABLE TRENCH LIGHTER

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SLIDE IS PERFECT

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WORKS PERFECT

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BUNGE STYLE WATCH HOLDER

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USMC INSIGNIA
U.S. INSIGNIA

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THE NATIONAL SERVICE RIBBON WAS NOT AVAILABLE IN WWI
WE ADDED IT DUE TO THE FACT THAT THESE ITEMS BELONGED TO SOLDIERS WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY!

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WWI MARINE CORP LEGGING

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SIGNED U.S. MARINE CORP
PHILLY PA

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ONE MID TO LATE 19TH CENTURY

Virginia Tech Uniform Button
1872-1896 VAMC

VAMC Virginia Agricultural & Mechanical College was the earlier name for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University or Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The name was used between 1872 and 1896 when Polytechnic Institute was added. This uniform button would have been used between those dates 1872-1896. 3/4 inches in diameter. marked on the back Horstman Bros & Co. Phil[adelphia] it shows a standard motif for agricultural organizations of the time, a sheaf of wheat, plows, tools, etc. Made of brass the loop for attaching

Founded in 1872 as an agricultural and mechanical land-grant college, Virginia Tech is a comprehensive, innovative research university with the largest full-time student population in Virginia and one of the few public universities in the United States that maintains a corps of cadets.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced seven Medal of Honor recipients. Cadets live together in dormitories, march to meals in formation, wear a distinctive uniform on campus, and receive an intensive military and leadership educational experience similar to that available at the United States military academies. Unlike the US service academies, however, VTCC cadets are not required to engage in compulsory military service upon graduation, with as many as 80% of cadets in any given year elected to pursue a military career upon graduation

 

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In 1862 Congress passed the Morrill Land Grant Act, signed into law by President Lincoln on July 2, 1862.
Because of the Civil War, Virginia could not accept the provisions of the Morrill act at the time of its passage, although a “Unionist”
legislature, meeting in regular session at Alexandria during the war, accepted the land-grant provisions for the state on Feb. 5, 1864.

With the approach of World War I, ROTC was established at Virginia Tech. In January of 1917, Infantry ROTC was established followed shortly by Engineer and Coast Artillery. During the war, Virginia Tech became an army post. Cadets were inducted and became enlisted men of the Student Army Training Battalion and it's Navy detachment. They were uniformed in Army and Navy uniforms. Two army-training detachments of between 226 and 308 men each trained on campus.

CPT. J.W.G. Stephens '15, of the 26th Infantry, led the first American forces "over on top" in combat near Montdidier, France. Many alumni served with distinction with the 1st, 2nd, 29th, and 80th Divisions, all of which saw heavy combat.

Virginia Tech's contribution to the war effort included 2,297 in uniform. These included 2,155 in the Army, 125 in the Navy, 19 in the Marine Corps, 6 in the Coast Guard, 1 in the British Army and 1 in the French Foreign Legion. One alumnus was awarded the Medal of Honor, seven the Distinguished Service Cross, and one the Navy Cross. At least eight were awarded the Silver Star. Twenty-six died in service and another twenty-six were wounded. Based on this, Virginia Tech was designated as one of twelve Distinguished Colleges by the War Department.

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Since the Spanish American War, 18 Virginia Tech alumni have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross or Navy Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor. These particular should be mentioned:

SPANISH AMERICA WAR/ PHILIPINE-AMERICAN WAR

Antoine August Michel Gaujot, and Julian Edmund Victor Gaujot, brothers who attended Virginia Tech, were both awarded the Medal of Honor. Antoine received the medal for bravery shown at San Mateo, Philippines, in 1899. His older brother, Julian, was honored for action under fire in Mexico in 1911. Natives of Michigan, the brothers enrolled at Virginia Tech in the 1890s but did not graduate. Julian attended 1889-90, matriculating from Lynchburg. Antoine attended 1896-97, enrolling from Williamson, West Virginia.

WWI

Maj. Lloyd W. Williams, a native of Berryville and a 1907 alumnus, was killed on June 12, 1918, when a shell exploded nearby while he was being evacuated. He had been gassed and wounded by enemy shrapnel in a battle near Chateau-Thierry, France. Williams has been attributed with one of the more famous quotes of World War I: “Retreat? Hell, No!”

Sgt. Earle D. Gregory
The first native Virginian to receive the Medal of Honor, was dubbed the “Sgt. York of Virginia” by newspapers nationwide during World War I. A native of Chase City, he attended Virginia Tech after receiving the medal for gallantry at Bois de Consenvoye, north of Verdu, France, on Oct. 8, 1918. He single-handedly captured 19 German soldiers and two machine guns, saving countless American lives. He was also awarded the Croix de Guerre, Medal of the Legion of Honor, Medaille Militaire, and Montenegrin Order of Merit. He was president of the corps of cadets while at Tech and graduated in 1923. The cadet precision drill team, the Pershing Rifles, was renamed the Gregory Guard in his honor in May 1963. Gregory bequeathed his medals and war memorabilia to his alma mater before his death on Jan. 6, 1972. In 1972 the corps of cadets established three honors in his memory.

WWII

At least one Virginia Tech alumnus received the Presidential Unit Citation, indicating that each man in the unit deserved the Distinguished Service Cross: Col. Richard F. Wilkinson, a 1942 alumnus, earned a Bronze Star and a Silver Star for heroic actions while leading troops in Africa during WWII. His division saw more days of combat than any other American division in the war.

Sgt. Herbert Joseph Thomas was awarded the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross posthumously for heroism on the Solomon Islands during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. On Nov. 7, 1943, while leading his troops in action against Japanese forces, a grenade he tossed bounced back amidst his men. He flung himself upon it, sacrificing his own life to save his comrades. A native of Charleston, W.Va., and a member of the class of 1941, he was a nationally recognized varsity football player at VPI (now Virginia Tech). Thomas Hall is named in his memory. Elsewhere, a destroyer and a hospital were named for him.

1st Lt. Jimmie Waters Monteith Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for courage and gallantry while leading his men in destroying an enemy emplacement on the Normandy beachhead during World War II. He was killed in action on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). A native of Richmond, he was a member of the class of 1941 but only attended VPI for two years. Monteith Hall honors his memory

2nd Lt. Robert F. Femoyer was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for heroism in World War Il. A native of Huntington, W.Va., and a member of the class of 1944, he saw action over Germany in a “Flying Fortress” and directed navigation of his anti-aircraft-riddled plane back to safety in England. Although mortally wounded, his action saved the lives of his crew. He died on Nov. 2, 1944, an hour after his plane landed. Femoyer Hall is named in his memory.

KOREA
During the Korean War, 1,867 alumni served, of whom 30 died in service, and one was awarded the Medal of Honor.
1st Lt. Richard T. Shea Jr., who attended the Army Specialized Training Program at Virginia Tech, received the Medal of Honor posthumously for heroic actions on Pork Chop Hill near Sokkogae, Korea. In more than 18 hours of heavy fighting against superior numbers, he moved among the defenders of Pork Chop Hill to ensure a successful defense and then led a counterattack, killing three enemy soldiers and refusing evacuation when wounded. He died on July 8, 1953, of wounds received in hand-to-hand combat while leading another counterattack


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SOLDERED BACK RING

 

 

THE BACK OF THE CASE HAS A
HANGER FOR MOUNTING ON YOUR WALL

CASE OPENS FROM FRONT



INCLUDED WITH THIS OFFER IS A:

HISTORY OF THE WATCH AND ASSOCIATED MEMORABILIA WITH AN APPRAISAL FOR THIS SHADOW BOX AND ITS CONTENTS

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

A ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON THE WATCH


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CONDITION WATCH:
VERY GOOD   -  RUNS EXCELLENT

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

b) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

c) 950.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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


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

 

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


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