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VINTAGE WATCH DICTIONARY

Vintage Watch Dictionary click above for the awesome vintage watch dictionary the photos below are an indication of the clear defined great graphics that are included. HAVE FUN Rock

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Blancpain 50 Fathoms Milspec 1

  Dear goldsmithworks, Hello Rock, Someone had put Blancpain 50 Fathoms Milspec 1 on Ebay with the Hefty Price Tag attached. Even if I had THAT Purchasing Power, I doubt I would have paid that much… OK, it is a limited issue military Blancpain. I assume by sn# you can trace it to some military[...]

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HAMILTON AND THE FIRST MICRO ROTOR

A TRUE RARE COLLECTORS MASTERPIECE: A Serviced and Running 1958 Hamilton Masterpiece Thin-O-Matic MicroRotor Automatic w/Gold Filled One Piece Case, Two Piece Stem with double stitched & padded genuine leather band. “Micro-rotor movements are aesthetically much more pleasing and Buren was the first company to introduce them.   BUREN succeeded in making a very thin,[...]

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STEMS SET LEVERS A BRIEF STUDY

HOW A STEM COMES LOOSE IF PULLING ON THE CROWN RESULTED IN A CROWN AND STEM IN YOUR HAND. THEN THAT MEANS THE SET LEVER STUD FAILED. WHEN OVERHAULED, THE SET LEVER IS INSPECTED FOR IT HOLDS THE STEM IN THE MOVEMENT AND ALLOWS THE WINDING AND SETTING ACTIONS TO WORK. GSW NEVER EVER USES[...]

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UNIVERSAL GENEVE POLEROUTER MICRO ROTOR

REPAIRING UNIVERSAL GENEVE POLEROUTER (2) MICRO-ROTOR   Universal 1-69 Features automatic sweep second date: set by changing 21-24h Data 12.5”’, Dm= 28.0mm H= 4.7mm 17/28 jewels f = 18000 A/h power reserve 57h 1965-1970 ball-bearing micro rotor detached manual wind Girocap combined settings for escapement wheel if 28 jewels Swiss Patent 329805: automatic winding 1965:[...]

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WATCH-SERIAL-NUMBERS

WATCH-SERIAL-NUMBERS inShare   HAMILTON S/N – – – Dial – – Notes C 1,801 – Blk 12 – Dial “BU. AERO U.S. NAVY., G.C.T., HAMILTON” Mvt “BU. AERO. U.S. NAVY” C 3,767 – AN M – Mvt: “U S Army” C 4,248 – Blk 12 – Dial, Mvt & Case “Bu. Aero. U.S. Navy” C[...]

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VINTAGE WATCH HANDS

ROCK CULLED THESE FROM THE INTERNET OVER THE YEARS –HE HAS 500 MORE– TO DEMONSTRATE THE DIVERSITY OF STYLES, SHAPES AND COLORS OF VINTAGE WATCH HANDS   Alpha Arrow Broad Arrow Baton Tapered) Baton (Round) Breguet Pomme Breguet (Antique Roman) Cathedral Cubist Dauphine Fleur-de-Lys / Butterfly Gothic Diamond Lance (Hollow Fancy) Leaf (Willow) Lozenge Louis[...]

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DIVE WATCHES A HISTORY

hare U.S. NAVY DIVE WATCHES WHAT TO LOOK FOR HOW THEY LOOK NOTE. THE 2 DOXA 300T THE BLACK WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE UTILIZED THE EARLY ZODIAC NON-DATE WAS THE TOP VIETNAM ERA MIL DIVE RARE NON HACKING VERSIONS WERE THE FIRST ZODIAC MILITARY THE BULOVA AND BLANCPAIN WERE ALL DESIGNED FROM MIL SPECS[...]

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ROTOR VS BUMPER

************************************************************* 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 – ROTOR – WEIGHT THAT MOVES WITH[...]

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REQUIRED WATCH TOOLS AND SUPPLIES

ROCK     WATCH HANDS ARE A NIGHTMARE. BESIDES UTILIZING TOOLS TO TIGHTEN THEM OUR GREATEST WARRANTY WORK HS AND REMAINS THEM OLD TIMEY HANDS NOW, DO NOT USE ANYTHING I SHOW YOU UNLESS YOU DO SO WITH CARE A TINY DROPLET OF THE RED BELOW CAN SEIZE YOUR CANON PINION ET AL THE GREEN[...]

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PRECIOUS METAL CASE HALLMARKS

  These case marks apply to precious metal cases. All precious metal watch cases made or imported into Switzerland carried a “responsibility mark” to identify the case maker. Six collective responsibility marks are found in precious metal cases: NOTE A FEW OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS WENT ON TO MAKE STEEL AND BASE PLATED WATCH CASES No.1 Hammer-head[...]

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SWISS HALLMARKS GOLD CASES

NAWCC K TIME FRAUD DEDICATED TO EDUCATING INVESTORS ABOUT WATCH COUNTERFEITING

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MILITARY MARKINGS ACROSS THE BOARD

MILITARY TIMEPIECE MARKINGS GSTP GENERAL SERVICE TEMPORARY PATTERN 15 JEWELS LUMINANCE BLACK OR WHITE DIAL SUBSIDIARY SECOND HAND

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HOW TO BUY AND SELL PRECIOUS METALS

How do you Buy and Sell Gold Silver and Platinum? This article will SHOW youhow to buy and sell by gram and pennyweights. Rock provides you with calculator trainingformulas and facts that will make you a pro in a few hours. Take a look-see! BUYING & SELLING GOLD – SILVER – PLATINUM GRAM Vs DWT[...]

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COLUMN WHEEL CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT

  COLUMN WHEEL DESIGN CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT    OPERATION     ABOVE DEMONSTRATES THE ACTUAL OPERATION OF THE WHEELS AND FINGERS WHEN BUTTON CLICKED TO RUN CHRONO

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WATCH PARTS EMBARGO BY THE SWISS

  American Jewelers Cannot Hire/Employ USA Taxpaying Citizens Watchmakers If Parts Not Available   Watchmakers you need parts to be able to work, let the FTC know it now.  Consumers you must be able to have your watch service/repair by the watchmaker of your choice at competitive price let the FTC know that immediately. Monopoly[...]

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DID YOU INVEST IN THE REAL DEAL

  FOR ADDITIONAL FACTS AND FICTIONS PLEASE VISIT TIMEFRAUD.COM I am amazed at the tales that are told by EBAY watch dealers in order to sell watches as being military. First of all, only GOV issued watches are marked with information, or ordinance Marks. That means INFORMATION that would identify the watch as being issued.[...]

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THE A-11 BECAME THE A-17 IS ELGIN THE BEST

GOLD SMITH WATCH WORKS RESTORED A-11 HACKING ELGIN A-11 IN ROCK’S OPINION THE ELGIN IS THE BEST FANCY SCREWED ON KNURLED BEZEL AND CASE BACK. PLUS 1MM LARGER THAN WALTHAM OR BOLUVA MOVEMENTS WERE HIGHER GRADE ALSO.   US ARMY SPECIFICATION NO. 94-27834-B Dated FEBRUARY 22, 1943 – WATCH, NAVIGATION, TYPE A-11 (HACK): F. METHOD[...]

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CANON PINIONS EXPLAINED

WATCH HANDS AND CANON PINIONS WATCH SECOND HAND RUNS HANDS DO NOT WATCH SECOND HAND RUNS AND HANDS RUN BUT HANDS STOP WHEN DATE/DAY IS SUPPOSED TO TURN INDICATION OF LOOSE, WORN OR BROKEN CANON PINION A 1- IS THE CENTER SHAFT ON A WATCH WITH SWEEPS SECONDS THE MAINSPRING TURNS THE WHEEL/GEAR OF #1[...]

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REPAIRING ZODIAC OFFSET CANNON PINION

REPAIRING ZODIAC OFFSET CANNON PINION THIS IS  ZODIAC 70-72 DATE AUTOMATIC WITH THE OFFSET CANNON PINION WE WILL DISASSEMBLE THE MOVEMENT ENOUGH TO REACH THE CANNON PINION BE SURE YOU PLACE PARTS IN CONTAINERS GENTLY LIFT THE WHEEL WITH ATTCHED CANNON PINION THIS IS THE CULPRIT. IT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE REPLACE THE CROWN WHEEL[...]

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WATCH MAKERS MARKS

WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS MARKS

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RESTORE OR NOT VINTAGE WATCH 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. , First Lesson: no one “paints” dials. Dial Restoration Is[...]

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MAINSPRING WORKS BY THE TON

1000 Restorations FEB 2012 6105-8119 SEIKO DIVE RESTORE NEW 12/02/2011 6105-8119 SEIKO DIVE RESTORE MAY 13, 2010 4 SEIKO DIVE RESTORE JULY 1 2010 NEW DIVE iRESTORES AND SEIKO CHRONO ROLEX REPAIR 3135 31 JEWEL 5 ADJ AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT SUB SECOND HAND FACTS REPAIR FIX REPLACE SET SYNCHRONISE ROLEX-MAIN-SPRING ROSKOPF RESTORATION UNIVERSAL GENEVE POLEROUTER 2[...]

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ISSUE MIL-W-3118 MIL-W-4637

  MILITARY WATCHES USA MILITARY WATCHES USA ORDINANCE ISSUE MIL-W-3118 MIL-W-4637 3118 specifications pdf 4637 specifications pdf milspec-mil-w-46374f.PDF MIL-W-3818B_Sepcifications.pdf BULOVA PROTESTS THE BENRUS AWARD OF MILITARY WATCH CONTRACT VIETNAM ISSUE L-W-46374 (published10/30/1964) Maker Type FSN/NSN Case Movement Dates Notes: Benrus na 6645-952-3767 PLA 7 j MEC 1966-1969 Belforte na 6645-952-3767 PLA 7 j MEC 1965[...]

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QUARTZ ELECTRONIC MAGNETIC EXPLAINED

Quartz Accutron Electric Electronic Watches A simple explanation of battery powered watches Quartz vs Accutron Magnetic vs Electric/Electronic QUARTZ Quartz watches are powered by an Quartz impulse system. The battery powers a quartz module which impulse’s sending impulsing power to a coil. This coil is then charged by impulse; each time the quartz sends an[...]

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200 YEAR OLD GENEVE KEY WIND CHAIN FUSEE VERGE

ABOUT Used in antique spring-powered mechanical watches and clocks, a fusee is a cone-shaped pulley with a helical groove around it, wound with a cord or chain which is attached to the mainspring barrel. Fusees were used from the 15th century to the early 20th century to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of[...]

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AS 1130 German Wehrmacht Movement

  AS 1130 German Wehrmacht Movement Many WWII German Issued Watches contained the AS1130 movement Due to its early exclusive use by the German Army. The 1130 became known as the “wehrmachtswerk” wehrmachtswerk translates as “wehrmacht movement” –ie.”according to military spec”. AS 1130 Features manual wind sub second Data 13”’, Dm= 29mm H= 3.8mm 15/18/17/21[...]

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WARRANTY WORK

AFTER ONE YEAR WARRANTY WE HONOR OUR PATRONS WITH DISCOUNTED OR FREE REPAIRS BUT HERE ARE THE FACTS OVER THE LONG TERM REPAIRING VINTAGE WATCHES THERE IS A STATEMENT ON ONE OF THE OLDEST WATCH PARTS HOUSES IN THE US. “IF YOU THOUGHT THAT FINDING PARTS WAS DIFFICULT IN THE PAST,   FINDING PARTS IN THE[...]

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BRITISH MOD CODES

British Watch MOD codes W10 British Army 0552 Royal Navy 0555 Royal Marines 6BB Royal Airforce   WWW waterproof wrist watch WWII onwards.   ATP Army Timepiece WWII   GSTP General Service Temporary Pattern   AM Air Ministry   Air Ministry Number Codes   6E/50 – for an observer’s pocket-watch 6B/117 – for an Air[...]

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WATCH BRANDS

  Thomas Harland Luther Goddard James & Henry Pitkin B.D. Bingham Jacob Custer W.E. Harper American Waltham Charles Fasoltd Warren Manufacturing Co. Boston Watch Co. Potter Albert Watch Co. Benedict & Burham E. Howard and Co. Appleton, Tracy & Co. Nashua Watch Co. Newark Watch Co. U.S. Watch Co. National Watch Co. D.D. PalmerRemont Watch[...]

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6105-8119 SEIKO DIVE RESTORE

RESTORING TWO 6105-8119 SEIKO DIVE TYLER PENNSYLVANIA 6105-8119   HOW DID THIS BEAUTY GET ITS BEAUTY TREATMENT TYLER’ WATCH ARRIVED WITH MINTY DIAL – CASE SCRATCHING AND WRONG HANDS. TYLER SUPPLIED COATED CRYSTAL AND HANDS. THE MOVEMENT SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN REPLACED DUE TO THE FACT THE DAMAGE TO ROTOR FAR EXCEEDED THE CONDITION OF[...]

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WATCH CAPACITORS

WATCH CAPACITORS

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ROLEX MARCONI TUDOR A HISTORY

  ROLEX MARCONI TUDOR A HISTORY WITH RESTORATIONS BY ROCK SCARFONE **************************************** ****************************** ROLEX 1901 -1910 Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, founded Wilsdorf and Davis, the company that would eventually become Rolex SA, in London, England in 1905. The Rolex Watch Company would use the finest innovative cutting edge technologies that were available[...]

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TO LUMINOVA OR NOT

  LUMINOVA FACTS FICTION HISTORY ILLUMINATION OF WATCHES BEGAN IN THE 1ST TO 2ND DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY UTILIZING RADIOACTIVE RADIUM AND BASE ADHESIVES RADIUM WAS BORN WATCHES GLOWED 24/7 WITH OR WITHOUT CHARGING. IT WAS ACTIVE 24/7 SOON IT WAS REALIZED THAT RADIUM WAS CAUSING CANCER OF THE MOUTH STOMACH AND THROATS OF[...]

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GoldSmithWorks-2

EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE AT GOLDSMITHWORKS GOLDSMITHWORKS 35000 IMAGES/25000 PAGES ONLINE 24/7 Vintage Time Re-Made In America ™ Turning Your Old Jewelry Into Something New ™ State Licensed Precious Metal, Gemstone & 2nd Hand Dealer VINTAGE MILITARY/COLLECTIBLE WATCH RESTORATION FINE JEWELRY – GEMSTONES & DIAMONDS STUDIO-GALLERY GSW PO BOX 2301 SUWANEE, GA, USA 30024 +1.770.831.1257  –[...]

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A HOST OF IMAGES

PLEASE CLICK “INDEX” TO GO BACK TO SELECTIONS AFTER VIEWING A GALLERY THIS IS BUT A SMALL SHOWING OF GSW RESTORATIONS. IT WILL PROVIDE A BASE FOR YOUR STUDIES AND DEMONSTRATE THE POTENTIAL OF RESTORING ANY BRAND OR TYPE OF VINTAGE TIME PIECE. ROCK

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Gold Smith Watch Works

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WHAT MAKES A FINE WATCH FINE 1950

http://lsyf.com/what-makes-a-fine-watch-fine/ ROCK CONVERTED A 1950’3 16MM FILM TO FLASH AND VID. WE HAVE THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE, IT IS MONETIZED, SO A QUICK COMMERCIAL WILL PLAY. HOPE YOU ENJOY, GREAT VINTAGE VIDEO

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ROCKS RESTORATION SERVICE

        QUESTIONS? CLICK ABOVE   GOLDSMITHWORKS PROVIDES THE MOST AMAZING RESTORATION SERVICE FOR VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WRIST WATCHES, POCKET WATCHES AND TIMERS. INCLUDING DIVE WATCHES, MILITARY WATCHES, CHRONOGRAPHS AND COMPLICATED WATCHES. BRANDS FROM VACHERON CONSTANTINE, CORUM, ROLEX AND PATEK PHILIPPE TO BULOVA ELGIN DOXA OMEGA SEIKO EMPIRE ZODIAC AND MORE ARE ACCEPTED.[...]

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