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Categories: ENGLISH, WATCH, WWII
Published on: October 31, 2013


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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
EXCELLENT CONDITION
RARE
1936
WWII ERA
HELBROS
RADIUM DIAL
MILITARY
WRIST WATCH

DESIGNED & PRODUCED
FOR THE ENGLISH
CROYDON WATCH COMPANY
“By Appointment to the Admiralty”
[ENGLAND HAD A FAMOUS WATCH INDUSTRY
HELBROS MADE WATCHES FOR CROYDON BROOKS
AND OTHER WATCH SALES COMPANIES]

30 X 39 MM
W/O
CROWN

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AN ORIGINAL WWII LEATHER STRAP

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HELBROS
WWII HISTORY

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THE HELBROS STORY
In 1913, when only the relatively well-to-do could afford a timepiece, Helbros was created by the Helbein Brothers. The middle class Swiss German watchmakers goal was to manufacture quality timepieces affordable to the working public. Throughout the 20’s and 30’s, Helbros became a household name and by the 40’s and WWII,  Helbros was supplying watches to American Forces and a major promoter of the War Bond efforts of the United States.

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WWII WOMAN IN ACTION [1917 WWI RED CROSS MILITARY WATCH]


THUS, THE SUCCESSFUL HELBROS EFFORTS FORMED THE FOUNDATION FOR TREMENDOUS SALES THAT INCLUDED A WIDE VARIETY OF USA WATCH NEEDY PROFESSIONS: FROM NURSES, MEDICS, DOCTORS, OFFICE WORKERS AND BOMBER PILOTS, TO THOSE COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING IN THE US LEND-LEASE PROGRAM, HELBROS PROVIDED THE LARGEST US SECTORS WITH WATCHES.

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THESE EFFORTS WOULD NEARLY CAUSE A SCANDAL INVOLVING  HELBROS, THE GERMANS AND THE SOVIET UNION. AS DEMONSTRATED BY THE BELOW SCREEN SHOT

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HELBROS, WITH THE INDUSTRIES LARGEST RADIO AND PRINT ADVERTISING  DEPARTMENTS, THEIR WASHINGTON AND CAPITOL CONTACTS AND INDUSTRY POWER, WOULD BECOME ONE OF THE LOUDEST PROMOTERS OF WAR BONDS AND STAMPS AND..

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EVEN AS THE WAR WOUND DOWN, HELBROS KEPT THEIR EYES ON THE PRIZE BY CONVERTING THEIR MARKING PROGRAM BACK TO THE POPULOUS WITH THE FIRST EVER RADIO QUIZ PROGRAM!

Quick as a Flash was a 30-minute radio quiz program which featured drama segments with guest actors from radio detective shows. Created by director Richard Lewis and emcee Ken Roberts, the program debuted over the Mutual Network on Sunday, July 16, 1944. Sponsored by the Helbros Watch Company, the show was produced by Lewis and Bernard J. Prockter with scripts by Gene Wang. Music was by Ray Bloch and the Helbros Orchestra. Six contestants from the studio audience competed for cash and other prizes. Clues were presented in the form of dramatic sketches covering such subjects as current events, movies, books and historical situations. With a buzzer, a contestant could interrupt at any time to submit an answer

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THE FOLLOWING ARE BUT A FEW OF THE MANY HELBROS WATCHES
RESTORED BY ROCK. THESE ARE NOT PART OF THIS OFFER/
THEY ARE PLACED TO DEMONSTRATE THE DIVERSITY OF HELBROS

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HELBROS FREE FRENCH

HELBROS MILITARY WATCH BOX

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WWII TRUE 24HR WWII TRUE 24 HOUR

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WWII HELBROS LANDERON CHRONO

WWII HELBROS PILOTS VALJOUX CHRONO

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WWII GERMAN DH

HELBROS VIETNAM MEDIC

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HELBROS FIRE DEPT NY 1950

VIETNAM ERA HELBROS DIVER

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WWII FREE FRENCH CROSS LORRAINE

HELBROS 1960

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HELBROS WWII CHRONO W/BOX

HELBROS WWII REVERSE NUMBERS

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WWII HELBROS

FREE FRENCH  WWII


THE WATCHES ABOVE ARE BUT A FEW OF THE MANY HELBROS WATCHES
RESTORED BY ROCK. THESE ARE NOT PART OF THIS OFFER/
THEY ARE PLACED TO DEMONSTRATE THE DIVERSITY OF HELBROS


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CROYDON

Croydon & Son, Devonport, By Appointment to the Admiralty, Actually built watches for civilian and military use. Charles Croydon is recorded working in Fore Street from 1844 until at least 1878 and then WITH his Son at 20 Fore Street circa 1890.

By WWII, Croydon Watch Company sold WATCHES produced in Switzerland . Helbros was a supplier of specialty watches. this Helbros has 17 jewel top grade movement with shock system.

The hand design had a reason and meaning and was ordered by Croydon. I can assume with confidence several reasons for such a set-up. Whether or not it actually worked for their SPECIFICATIONS, but watches like this one are the ones I live to find and restore. And, this is only one of a few I ever kept so original!

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GSW IS OFFERING ANOTHER UNIQUE AND WONDERFUL WWII HELBROS WITH AN ORIGINAL WWII STRAP.

NOTE THE HANDS…THEY ARE ORIGINAL

YES, I KNOW, THEY LOOK  WEIRD! 

BUT THIS WATCH IS A HELBROS CUSTOM ORDERED BY CROYDON, AN  ENGLISH WATCH COMPANY  “By Appointment to the Admiralty” CUSTOM ORDERED TIME PIECE. 

WE HAVE RESTORED A FEW HUNDRED HELBROS AND THREE [COUNTING THIS ONE] WERE CROYDON HELBROS WATCHES ALL MADE AT THE SAME TIME AND THEY ALL HAD THE SAME HANDS.

THE COPPER WITH RED TIP WAS NOT BRIGHT AND SHINY, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NEAR BLACK . THIS ONE SIMPLY WAS IN BAD SHAPE WITH THE RED NEARLY WORN AWAY. WE SANDED, POLISHED AND RE-TIPPED IT IN MATCHED RED  IT WILL AGE ONCE MORE OVER TIME.

SO RED ON AND DISCOVER THIS RARE TIME PIECE!

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I WILL START WITH RE-ILLUMINATION,WE HARDLY EVER RE-ILLUMINATE W/O REMOVING EVERYTHING.- BUT THIS TIME PIECE IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE IN ORIGINAL CONDITION REGARDLESS OF DAMAGE. SO ROCK TOOK THE TIME TO ILLUMINATE THE NUMERALS WHILE MAINTAINING THE OUTLINES. WE ARE ALL HAPPY IT CAME OUT GREAT

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WE HAVE NEARLY 4 THOUSAND SETS OF HANDS INCLUDING OVER 400 SETS OF ORIGINAL 1930 TO 1950 BLACK STEEL MILITARY HANDS WITH WINDOWS [ILLUMINATION] LIKE THE ABOVE HOUR HAND. IF THE HANDS WERE AMISS, WE WOULD SIMPLY PULL A .85 MM HAND,  RE-ILLUMINATE AND PLACE IT ON THE WATCH

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THIS ORIGINAL DIAL IS SUPER NICE. PERFECT PATINA, OUTER NUMBERED TRIPLE SWEEPS CHAPTERS BOLD. WITH A PERFECT  AGED WITH GRACE PATINA DIAL.

DIAL IS SIGNED CROYDON , SHOCK PROOF & SWISS.

WHICH PROVES THAT HELBROS MADE THIS WATCH FOR CROYDON AND THE ONCE FAMOUS ENGLISH MARKET IN WWII.

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I TOOK THE PICS. SORRY TO SAY I DID NOT LIGHT THE BOX LIKE ROCK. BUT YOU CAN GAUGE THIS PICS FROM THOSE  ABOVE THESE IN NATURAL LIGHT

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THE STRAP IS AWESOME. IT IS OLD AND WORN BUT IN EXCELLENT WEARABLE CONDITION. SIMPLY PUT IT IS A HUNDRED DOLLAR LEATHER STRAP.

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NOTE THE COLORATION AND THE IMPERFECTION THAT DELIVERS PERFECTION. IT TRULY CAN BE SEEN FOR WHAT IT IS .. STUNNING…

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THE COLORATION AND THE IMPERFECTION IS PERFECTION AND SOLID AND PLIABLE, TREATED WITH NEETSFOOT AND ROCK’S FAMOUS LEATHER RESTORATION TECHNIQUES

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THE CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. BUT THIS WATCH WAS WORN. IT DID NOT SITE IN A BOX. THUS, AGAIN, THERE ARE IMPERFECTIONS THAT MAKE IT PERFECT. IT IS SOLID AND GO-THROUGHS FOR SPRING BAR OR WIRE LUG SOLID.

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NOTE NO GLARE OR SHINE ON CASE. A MILITARY CASE FINISH. AND, ONCE MORE, A STUNNING STRAP.

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A STUNNING STRAP.


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A STUNNING STRAP.

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T A STUNNING STRAP.

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ROCK STOPPED, HALTED, FIXED ANY FURTHER DETERIORATION A STUNNING STRAP.

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ONLY REPAIR IS THE METAL STAPLE ON THE SECOND ROVING KEEPER

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YOU CAN SEE THAT THE  CASE SIDES ARE EXCELLENT

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CRAZY BUT COOL
DIFFERENT BUT AN EYE CATCHER

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ILLUMINATION IS EXCELLENT

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STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK SIGNED
HELBROS
CASE ORDER NUMBER

NOTE
NONE OF THE HELBROS WATCHES
IN THE PICS AT TOP
HAVE A CASE NUMBER
EXCEPT THOSE THAT WERE MADE
FOR WATCH COMPANIES
LIKE
CROYDON

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HELBROS
17 JEWEL
CAL 91
INCABLOC

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CONDITION
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WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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