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PARTIAL MATTY COLLECTION

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CHRONOGRAPH A RETOUR GEISMAR

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CHRONOGRAPH A RETOUR GEISMAR
With Breitling 639 Base

This Bomber stopwatch mechanism was considered specialized equipment utilized by many European Airforce
in the 1920’s and ’30s. Producers included **Breitling, Minerva, Leonidas, Universal, Zenith, and **Geismar
The French Lip company created a different movement then those above that had a similar look and use.

**GEISER UTILIZED A BREITLING CHRONOGRAPHS AS THEIR BASE MOVEMENTS
BOTH
C. 638 AND C. 639

Matte steel, triple body with case and double backs, 4 lugs, rotating bi-directional revolving notched bezel with fixed inner triangle/arrow index
marker for target timing, hold-button  to interrupt timing, co-axial start / stop and reset button in the winding crown, reverse timing,
snap-on inner outer case back, heavy wire lugs   1/5th second divisions for30 seconds per revolution  and 5-second Arabic markers ,frosted
gilt,  straight-line lift escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance spring selfcompensating.

WHAT IS THIS AWESOME LEATHER STRAP FOR?
BELOW YOU WILL NOTICE LUGS, THAT IS FOUR TO BE PRECISE.
THE WAY YOU USED THIS TIMING DEVICE WAS TO PLACE IT ON YOUR THIGH
THAT IS, A PILOT OR BOMBARDIER WOULD MOUNT THE DEVICE
ON THEIR LEG USING THE LEATHER STRAP ABOVE

THE GULLIES ON THE BEZEL WERE PLACED THIS WAY TO MAKE TURING THE BEZEL–
WHICH TURNED THE INNER POINTER– SUPER EASY AND FAST.
WHEN IT IS MOUNTED ON YOUR THIGH YOU CAN USE ONE HAND TO RAPIDLY
PUT THIS BABY THROUGH HER PACES. START STOP, REVERSE, CHANGE
THE DIRECTION OF THE ARROW AND READ IT.  AFTER 10 TO 15 TIMES,
YOU CAN MASTER TIME ITSELF

THE BREITLING 638 IS THE BASE. WHICH MEANS THE ADDED FUNCTIONS, SUCH AS
REVERSE OPERATION WAS ADDED BY THE COMPANY PRODUCING THESE BEAUTIES

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NOTE OUTSIDE COVER HAS
“B”
“638”

BREITLING 638 CHRONO MOVEMENT

Though the appearance of the flyback function was made when the Breitling company
made the first watch in 1923, it used a separate chronograph button to stop and reset
rather than these functions being controlled by the winding-crown.

However the patent of the flyback chronograph belongs to Longines with its first flyback
chronograph dating back to 1936. In fact, the US used a Longines dual register Chrono
with button in crown for the A-7 Pilots watch. go hereTimeFraud Search A-7).

In 1934 the Breitling again hit the mark. They began producing chronographs with a
second chronograph button with the function of returning the seconds hand to zero.
Thus it became possible to measure short intervals of time using the add function.

Yet, the fact is. it was discovered that chronographs equipped watches meant for pilots that had
the flyback function and single button, like the A-7 of the 1930’s, were much
easier and efficient from the point of view of time saving and ease of use if these 
pilots watches would instantly start, stop and/or restart with one push of one button not three!

As a “Bomb Timer” or “Chronograph with Return” it runs in normal positions [clock wise] then, with a simple pressing of the crown,
the timer runs in reverse. Thus user can reverse timing– as in running backwards . This model seems to date FROM 1935 to
1940 models. In fine condition, this unusual awesome time piece is an oversized, chromium-plated, 30-second timer/chrono with memory index.

Chronograph “flyback” or “flyback”.
The  Chronograph with flyback function has a special feature compared
to a conventional chronograph. The flyback, allows one to reset current
timing and to revive the timer instantly by pressing and quickly releasing the reset button.
This beauty not only does all above but will reverse timing

This flyback chronograph is a complication watch which uses a single push
button for stopping, resetting and restarting or reversing the chronograph function of the watch.

The flyback function has also is titled
Retour-en-vol
(French: retour – to return; en – on; vol – flight)

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TOP RESTORATIONS
2014 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUGUSTUS SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOV
2013 JANFEBMARAPRILMAYJUNEJULYAUGSEP OCT NOV DEC
2012 JANFEBMARAPRILMAYJUNEJULYAUGSEPTOCTNOVDEC
2011NOV DEC

Limited Alpina production-For Goering
Luftwaffe Hacking Sweeps
BY ALPINA HONORING HITLER

SEIKOSHA CHRONO SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER WWII SEIKOSHA

Alpina movement with sub register caliber
Sweep Seconds Hacked Offering Sweep Seconds
To Meet Aviation Needs Hacking Mechanism was Added
LIKE THE USA A-11 PILOTS WATCH
THIS ALPINA WAS/IS NOT SIMPLY A FASHION OR HONOR WATCH
THE FACT THIS ALPINA HAS A MILITARY SWEEP SECONDS HAND

HIS RARE MILITARY GRADE ALPINA ALSO HACKS
PULL CROWN STOPS SWEEPS SECONDS SO IT CAN NE ZULU IIIIIIIIIIII

LIKE THE USAA HACKING A-11

PLEASE TURN DOWN SOUND
I FORGOT TO TURN OFF THE MOVIE CHANEL
LOL~ ROCK

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1941MINI STRAP W/WWII GERMAN MILITARY BUTTON RIBBON [WAS ON GERMAN TIMER]

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AN ENTOURAGE OF GERMAN RED LEATHER
WITH WWII MIL BUTTON RIBBON. AS IT WAS

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NOT CLEAR THE HANDS SO WE UTILIZED A ACRYLIC CRYSTAL SANDED TO FIT IT NEEDS THE RIGHT ONE.
   
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PLEASE TURN DOWN SOUND
I FORGOT TO TURN OFF THE MOVIE CHANEL
LOL~ ROCK

SHOWING MOVEMENT RUNNING LIKE NEW
NOTE THE HACKED SWEEP SECOND WHEEL TURNING
THE LARGE BRASS WHEEL

SHOWING SWEEP SECONDS OPERATING
I HAS TO TIME FLAT SIDE TOP FACE
FINAL WAS FACE THAT IS HOW SHE SITS AS POCKET WATCH

1.5 YEARS TO GET HER RUNNING. PLEASE TURN DOWN SOUND I FORGOT
TO TURN OFF THE MOVIE CHANEL LOL~ ROCK

SHOWING MOVEMENT RUNNING LIKE NEW
NOTE THE HACKED SWEEP SECOND WHEEL TURNING
THE LARGE BRASS WHEEL

SHOWING SWEEP SECONDS OPERATING
I HAS TO TIME FLAT SIDE TOP FACE
FINAL WAS FACE THAT IS HOW SHE SITS AS POCKET WATCH

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JAPANESE RUSSIAN WAR WWI RED CROSS
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VISIT MILITARY WATCH BOX
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WWII SEIKOSHA NATION
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JAPANESE DELIKA
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RARE 1939-1945 SEIKOSHA
MILITARY NAVY AIR CHRONOGRAPH
WAS ONCE SUBMERGED IN SALT WATER
MORE AT BOTTOM

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MSEIKOSHA CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT IS HATTORI
[SEIKOSHA SIGNED] EXACT COPY OF LONGINES.

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JAPANESE CHRONOMETER IMPERIAL PERIOD WWII
GO HERE

Kintaro Hattori

1881 — Kintaro Hattori opens the watch and jewelry shop “K. Hattori” (Hattori Tokaiten in Japanese; currently named Seiko Holdings Corporation) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan.
1892 — Seikosha is established in Tokyo as the clock manufacturing arm of K. Hattori.
1917 — K. Hattori becomes a company (K. Hattori & Co., Ltd.).
1937 — The watch production division of Seikosha is split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. ( “Daini” =“The Second” Seikosha).
1942 — Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd. is founded in Suwa, Nagano by Hisao Yamazaki.
1943 — Daini Seikosha establishes a factory in Suwa for manufacturing watches with Daiwa Kogyo.

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WWII IMPERIAL PERIOD SEIKOSHA SEIKO IMPERIAL
WITH KANJI COMPASS GO HERE

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COMPLETED GO HERE
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KEY WIND/SET
TOTAL QING DYNASTY
CHINESE JUVET
JAPANESE KANJI HALLMARKED
ACCESSORIES

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Qing Dynasty
JUVET BIG EIGHT
IN SILVER WITH ENGLISH LEVER

[ENGLISH LEVER 1840-1860 WAS TOP LINE]
JUVET HISTORICAL CARVED HALL MARK

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GO HERE

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US ORDINANCE MILITARY
IN RESTORE MODE

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JAPANESE NAVY

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I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN BEFORE PICS. THIS GERMAN-SWISS MADE
M.T. STAUFFER “NEW JOCKEY CLUB”JAPANESE MILITARY RATTRAPANTE

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THE RESTORATION
32 HOURS WAS SPENT BETWEEN OVERHAULING THIS STAUFFER COMPLICATED. MOVEMENT AND RESTORING HER CASE, DIAL AND ILLUMINATION . “THIS STAUFFER OPERATES LIKE IT SHOULD. SOME PARTS THAT WERE UNAVAILABLE . WERE MADE OR CONVERTED. OCCASIONALLY SHE MAY REQUIRE AN EXTRA PUSH OR
CLICK HERE OR THERE. BUT THEN AGAIN, IT CAN OCCUR ON A NEW ONE. “

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NOTE THE JAPANESE MILITARY ENGRAVED HINGED CASE BACK

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AGAIN, A FAR CRY FROM WHAT IT WAS AFTER 83+ YEARS THE CROWN WINDS THE MAIN THEN ONE DOWN CLICK OF THE CROWN CAUSES TWO MAIN HANDS TO ROTATE AND BEGIN COUNTING TIME THE SMALL SUBSIDIARY DIAL AT LEFTTOP COUNTS ROTATIONS ANOTHER DOWN CLICK OF CROWN STOPS BOTH MAIN HANDS ANOTHER DOWN CLICK OF CROWN RETURNS BOTH MAIN HANDS TO LEFTTOP

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WHEN PRESSED THE RECTANGULAR BUTTON LEFT OF CROWN

OPERATES THE SECOND MAIN HAND BEHIND THE FIRST TOP MAIN HAND. ONE CLICK STOPS THIS HAND, TO MANUALLY RECORD TIME. ANOTHER CLICK MAKES THE HAND CATCH UP TO THE TOP MAIN HAND WHERE IT RESUMES COUNTING WITH MAIN HAND YOU CAN STOP AND START THE SECOND HAND AS MANY TIMES AS THERE IS IN EACH ROTATION

 
THE SECOND HAND STOPPED PAST 30 WHILE MAIN HAND CONTINUES WHERE THE TOP SUBSIDIARY DIAL HAND RECORDS THE TOP HAND ROTATIONS

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ANOTHER CLICK WILL STOP IT

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CLICK THE RECTANGULAR BUTTON LEFT OF CROWN TO MAKE THE SECOND MAI HAND RESUME WITH THE MAIN HAND

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THE BROWN CIRCULAR DOTS?THERE WERE MORE, BUT NO PIC OF IT THEY WERE RADIUM DOTS PLACED FOR MILITARY USE THE OTHERS WERE WORN OFF SOME WERE JUST CIRCLES WITH NOTHING ROCK WILL RECREATE THESE THE WAY IT WAS IN 1930′-1940′

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THE ILLUMINATION USED BY ROCK IS AF SUPER LUMINOVA A NON TOXIC PHOSPHORUS PIGMENT COMBINED WITH LACQUER THE PROBLEM WITH COLOR IS THE PIGMENT COMES IN WHITE GREEN BLUE RED ORANGE WE NEED A TAN TO BROWN COLOR AND INVESTING IN DIFFERENT COLOR PIGMENT WOULD COST A TIDY SUM AND MIXING COLORS SIMPLY DOES NOT PRODUCED THE RESULTS WE REQUIRE ROCK MIXED LACQUER AND WHITE LUME HE WILL ADD A PAINT MIX HE DOES NOT OFFER THE RECIPE TO LACQUER WILL NOT MIX WITH PAINT. WATER/OIL SEPARATE

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MODEL PAINT WILL BURN FOR A MIXTURE
   

WHITE LUME LACQUER AND THE TAN POWDER IS MIXED. WALLA ROCK APPLIES THE LUME AND MAKES IT LOOK LIKE IT WAS 80 YEARS AGO.

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YET WITH AN AGED LOOK THAT WILL INCREASE OVER TWO YEARS INTO WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE AFTER 80 YEARS IT IS TESTED AGAIN TO INSURE HANDS WILL PASS EACH OTHER AND THAT WEIGHT IS NOT A CONCERN ON FLY BACK

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TOTALLY AWESOME HANDS ALIGN PERFECTLY EVERY TIME OK… 12 MOVEMENT PARTS EITHER HAND MADE OF SCAVENGED YET A CRYSTAL SHOULD BE AVAILABLE? FORGETABOUTID YOU HAVE TO USE A PERIOD CRYSTAL! CELLULOID WAS THE CRYSTAL OF THE DAY THEY GET YELLOW OVER TIME BUT ROCK HAS ANOTHER SECRET RECIPE TO RESTORING CELLULOID YES, SOME BUFF IT RAW TO REMOVE THE DEEP YELLOW THAT OCCURS AT THE TOP LAYERS INTERACTION OF TIME PLUS UV RADIATION ROCKS SECRET MIXTURE TURNS THE CRYSTAL INTO A RUBBERY CRYSTAL CARE MUST BE TAKEN TO FIT IT BEFORE IT DRIES AT THE CONCLUSION THE CRYSTAL
HAS SOME YELLOW WHICH WE WANT BUT IS AS STRONG AND PLIABLE AS IT WAS 80 YEARS AGO

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UPON CLOSE EXAMINATION HANDS HAVE RUST DIAL LOOKS AGED LIKE IT SHOULD THROUGH CRYSTAL ILLUMINATION DOTS HAVE BEEN PRESSED TO OFFER AN AGED LOOK CASE HAS BEEN RESTORED, YET EDGES COR THAT WAS WELL CARED FOR YET USED IN THE SERVICE OF THE MILITARY

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THE CASE FINISH WAS A MESS TO RESTORE WITHOUT CAUSING A LOSS OF LAYERS ESPECIALLY THE ANCHOR KANJI AND ARABIC NUMERALS WAS A DELICATE JOB
   

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AGAIN, WIDE AREA OF INNER HINGED MOISTURE/DUST COVER HAS HIGH POLISH BUT NOTE THE EDGES OF MAIN CASE NOTETHE BOW INNER SIDES NOTE THE EDGES OF THE OUTER CASE LEAVING SOME OF THE WEAR AND TEAR IS MOST IMPORTANT YET THE CASE IS RESTORED

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INNER DUST/MOISTURE HINGED BACK IS FACTORY SWISS FINISHED WANT ONE? BE PREPARED TO PAY A HEFTY PRICE THE AREAS LEFT WITH WEAR ARE PERFECT BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE THERE NO MATTER HOW WELL KEPT AND PROTECTED IF IT WAS AN ITEM THAT PARTICIPATED IN WAR FARE! AND THIS TIME PIECE DID SEE ACTION

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BUTTON LEFT OF CROWN SENDS THE LOWER MAIN HAND TO PERFECT POSITION OVERHAULED 2 TWO ADJUSTMENTS 7 JEWELS M.T. STAUFFER SWISS ILLUMINATION IS LIKE IT WAS I DID NOT NOTICE ID SUBSIDIARY HAND HAD ILLUMINATION LOOKING LIKE IS IS AGED

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HANDS WORKING RETURN TO CENTER ADDRESS UNKNOWN RETURN TO CENTER WORKS ALL DAY LONG LOL PERFECTION

RARE
1939-1945
SEIKOSHA
MILITARY
Navy Air Chronograph
POCKET WATCH

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NOTE:
PICTURES SHOWING A RED CENTER SECONDS HAND AND NUMERAL ILLUMINATION DOTS MISSING WERE TAKEN LAST FRIDAY 6/7/2013 BEFORE ILLUMINATION
AND A BLACK SWEEPS HAND WERE INSTALLED BY ROCK ON SAT 6/8/2013

BEFORE YOU READ ON LOOK AT THE DIAL BELOW
AND THE MOVEMENT BELOW IT

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THE DIAL WAS ONCE THE EXACT COLOR OF OUR DIAL RESTORATION ANDILLUMINATION DOTS WERE USED. THE HOUR, MINUTE, SUB-SECOND AND COUNTER HANDS ARE CORRECT – SEVERAL VARIATIONS WERE USED. THE CENTER CHRONO-SECONDS HAND SHOULD BE BLACK AND IT SHOULD FOLLOW THE DESIGN OF HOUR & MINUTE HAND. WE SAW ONE SEIKOSHA NAVY AIR CHRONOGRAPH WITH 24 HR MARKERS THAT HAD AN OPEN DIAMOND TIP WITH CLOSED DIAMOND TAIL. AT THE END OF OUR RESTORATION, WE WERE FORCED TO USE A SIMILAR BLACK SWEEPS AND AN ORIGINAL JAPANESE 24HR POCKET WATCH/TIMER DIAL IMPRINTER –TO IMPRINT THE RED 24 HOUR CHAPTER – WHICH PLACED THE “18” BELOW THE CENTER OF THE SUB-SECONDS HAND. OTHER THAN THAT, IT CAME OUT STUNNING!

JAPANESE WWII NAVEL AIR CHRONOGRAPH ON MILITARY WATCH FORUM
Seikosha Cased Longines Chronographs

4TH DOWN
Classic Seikosha Navy Air Chronograph, with 24hour markers.

LONGINES: “We have sent 1 movement alone on the 28th June 1941 to Messrs. Hattori, who were our agents in Japan at that time. It is a movement caliber 18.72 chronograph”

NOTE
I HAVE LONG ASSERTED THAT MANY SIGNED SEIKOSHA MOVEMENTS IN CLOCKS, WATCHES, TIMERS AND CHRONOGRAPHS WERE/ARE IN FACT SWISS OR AMERICAN MOVEMENTS; THAT SEIKOSHA UTILIZED THESE SWISS AND AMERICAN MOVEMENTS, SOME WITH MODS, OTHERS AS THEY WERE.

IN FACT, I RECEIVED ALL KINDS OF NEGATIVE COMMENTS FROM FORUM MEMBERS AND FAMOUS, PUBLISHED MILITARY WATCH BOOK AUTHORS WHEN I WROTE ABOUT THIS FACT 6 YEARS AGO.

THE ABOVE LINK IS JUST ONE OF MANY WRITE UPS THAT HAVE APPEARED DEMONSTRATING THE FACTS AS I WROTE THEM 6 YEARS AGO!

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OMG
LOOKS LIKE THIS MOVEMENT WAS ONCE
SUBMERGED HALF IN HALF OUT OF SALT WATER.
IT DEFINITIVELY EXPERIENCED A TOUGH TIME
TO SAY THE LEAST

I RECEIVE HIGHER PRICE WHEN EVER I CAN SHOW WATCHES THAT EXPERIENCED YEARS OF WAR FARE.

THUS WE ATTEMPT TO DUPLICATE WHAT WE SEE AND WHAT WE FINDONLINE AND IN OUR MANY MILITARY RELATED BOOKS [450] WHEN WE RESTORE A WAR TEMPERED TIME PIECE.

THE GREATEST DIFFICULTY WAS THE COLUMN WHEEL MOVEMENT ABOVE IS IT’S TERRIBLE CONDITION. YET, AS TESTAMENT TO IT’S PRECISION PARTS, MATERIALS AND ASSEMBLY, THIS BABY STILL CHUGGED ALONG.

UNLIKE DISCOVERING A PRISTINE EXAMPLE THAT NEVER SAW THE WEAR AND TEAR OF COMBAT, THIS JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY PILOTS CHRONOGRAPH COME FROM AN ESTATE THAT HAS AN INCREDIBLE COLLECTION AND INVENTORY OF COMBAT WATCHES.

WATCHES THAT BELONGED TO SOLDIERS, AIRMEN, MEDICS, NURSES, DOCTORS AND OTHER MEN AND WOMAN THAT WERE IN THE THICK OF ACTION FROM WWI THROUGH VIETNAM.

THE MAJORITY CAME FROM BATTLE FIELDS OR PRISONERS OF WAR!

NOW, READ BELOW TO SEE THE BUTTERFLY THAT MORPHED FROM THE WORM!

ROCK

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THIS WWII JAPANESE NAVEL AIR CHRONOGRAPH

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WAS OVERHAULED TO AS CLOSE TO ORIGINAL CONDITION

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AS WE COULD MANAGE

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WITH
RESTORED COLUMN WHEEL MOVEMENT
CLEANED/POLISHED NICKEL CASE
NEW CRYSTAL INSTALLATION
ALL ORIGINAL HANDS BUT ONE

THIS

WWII SEIKOSHA JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVAL AIR CHRONOGRAPH

IS A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF
JAPANESE IMPERIAL ERA MILITARY ITEMS

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SPECIAL ATTENTION WENT INTO
RESTORING THE ORIGINAL ILLUMINATION

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NOTE ALL SMALL PICS BECOME DISTORTED
WHEN REDUCED

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ALL PARTS INCLUDING THE DIAL
IN THIS
WWII JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVEL CHRONOGRAPH
WERE
COMPLETELY WORN OUT
COMPLETELY WORN DOWN
COMPLETELY COATED WITH FILTH
WE NEW IT HAD
PARTICIPATED IN YEARS OF GRUELING WARFARE
THEN
YEARS OF WASTING AWAY

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WE BEGAN WITH THE DIAL
WHICH WAS WAS RESTORED

DUE TO THE FACT THIS TIME PIECE IS BOTH RARE AND HIGHLY
COLLECTABLE, THE ABOVE RESTORE ACTUALLY INCREASES THE APPRAISAL VALUE

NOTE:
PICTURES SHOWING A RED CENTER SECONDS HAND
AND NUMERAL ILLUMINATION DOTS MISSING WERE TAKEN
LAST NIGHT, FRIDAY 6/7/2013 BEFORE ILLUMINATION
AND A BLACK SWEEPS HAND WERE INSTALLED BY ROCK
ON SAT 6/8/2013

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RE-ILLUMINATION AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY

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SWEEPS SECONDS IS BLACK

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RUNNING CHRONO

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RUNNING CHRONO

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RUNNING CHRONO

 

E:
PICTURES SHOWING A RED CENTER WERE TAKEN
BEFORE ILLUMINATION AND BLACK HAND INSTALL ON SAT 6/8/2013

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I CAN TOTALLY IMAGINE IT’S USER
WHO MUST HAVE BEEN SO PROUD
TO UTILIZE SUCH A

 

WONDERFUL
AND
TOTALLY EXPENSIVE

SEIKOSHA CHRONOGRAPH

!!!!!!!CAN YOU?????

NOTE:
PICTURES SHOWING A RED CENTER WERE TAKEN
BEFORE ILLUMINATION AND BLACK HAND INSTALL ON SAT 6/8/2013

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CHRONOGRAPH IS OPERATING

NOTE:
PICTURES SHOWING A RED CENTER WERE TAKEN
BEFORE ILLUMINATION AND BLACK HAND INSTALL ON SAT 6/8/2013

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AS IT SHOULD

NOTE:
PICTURES SHOWING A RED CENTER WERE TAKEN
BEFORE ILLUMINATION AND BLACK HAND INSTALL ON SAT 6/8/2013

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INCLUDING FLY BACK

NOTE:
PICTURES SHOWING A RED CENTER WERE TAKEN
BEFORE ILLUMINATION AND BLACK HAND INSTALL ON SAT 6/8/2013

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“CROWN & STEM”
PERFORM
WINDING AND SETTING FUNCTIONS


“CENTER CHRONO CONTROL TUBE”

PROVIDES
START STOP RESET CHRONO ACTIONS
BY TRANSMITTING
CENTER CROWN BUTTON ACTIONS
TO THE
COLUMN WHEEL CONTROLLER

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NOTE
THE BUTTON
PROTRUDING THROUGH
THE
TOP OF CROWN

NOTE:
PICTURES SHOWING A RED CENTER WERE TAKEN
BEFORE ILLUMINATION AND BLACK HAND INSTALL ON SAT 6/8/2013

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SET UP OF
WINDING
&
SETTING MECHANISM
IS SIMILAR TO

MODERN WRIST WATCHES
AND
CHRONOGRAPHS

 


CROWN
STEM
WINDING PINION
SETTING LEVER
YOKE
YOKE SPRING
SLIDING PINION/CLUTCH
INTERMEDIATE WHEEL
MINUTE WHEEL

PULL CROWN
TO SET

PUSH IN
TO WIND AND RUN
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THE FOLLOWING SIGNED

SEIKOSHA

COLUMN WHEEL
CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT
WAS
DISASSEMBLED
AND
CLEANED

TWICE

THE MAIN SPRING WAS FINE
SO WERE MOST PARTS

 

A FEW
MINOR REPAIRS

AND

ADJUSTMENTS WERE PERFORMED

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SIGNED SEIKOSHA COLUMN WHEEL CHRONOGRAPH

ROCK THOUGHT IT COOL TO SPEND SEVERAL HOURS LAST NIGHT MAKING UP THE FOLLOWING BASIC PRESENTATIONS WHICH EVENTUALLY WILL BE PART OF YOUR WATCH HISTORY AND IT’S APPRAISAL.

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FACTS ON THE OPERATION OF A
CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT
WITH
COLUMN WHEEL DESIGN

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ABOVE DEMONSTRATES THE ACTUAL
OPERATION OF THE WHEELS AND FINGERS
WHEN BUTTON CLICKED TO RUN CHRONO

NOTE
THIS MOVEMENT AFTER TWO CLEANINGS
SHOWS SIGNS OF ACTUAL USE.

COMBINING CASE BACK KANJI AND OTHER DETAILS
WE SAY, WITHOUT DOUBT, THAT THIS WAS
A WATCH THAT SAW PLENTY OF SERVICE

UNLIKE BRITISH AND AMERICAN WWII WATCHES
JAPANESE IMPERIAL AND WWII ERA TIME PIECES
WERE AND REMAIN EXTREMELY RARE.

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BETTER PIC TOP POST FOR COUNTER FINE
CENTER GONE

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NOW NOTE THE DECK STYLE FULL SEIKOSHA
NOTE THE ADJUSTED?
NOTE THE SWISS BARS
ALL SCREWS ARE BLUED

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BETTER CROWN ON LEFT

 

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WHICH ONE IS BETTER

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AMONG THE PROBLEMS ROCK DISCOVERED ONE WAS THE WORST HE COULD EVER FIND
THE LOWER –WHICH IS MOST IMPORTANT — BALANCE PIVOT JEWEL WAS CRACKED AND CHIPPED
THE ENTIRE BALANCE SHIFTED AS IF BOTH PIVOTS WERE BROKE
THE PROBLEM MULTIPLIED WHEN HE REALIZED SOME ONE HAD RE-JEWELED IT
THE SIZE WAS SO WEIRD NO ONE HAD A JEWEL TO FIT
SO ROCK WENT THROUGH HIS REPAIR PARTS FOR SEIKOSHA

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HE FOUND ONE THAT WAS TWICE AS LARGE AND PRESSED IT OUT

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HE REMOVED THE SCREW DOWN OIL CAP

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THEN USED A PRESS TO PUSH HER THROUGH

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HERE IS THE JEWEL HE PRESSED OUT
IMAGINE THAT LITTLE GUY IS CAUSING THE PROBLEMS

 

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NOW, HERE IS A REPAIR I DOUBT ANY ONE EVER TIED. NOTE THE SUPER SMALL
HOLE WHERE THE PIVOT RESTS.SEE NEXT TO BLACK LINE

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HERE SHE IS AGAIN SEE SMALL

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ROCK USED A DIAMOND TIP TOOL. THE POINT IS BEVELED SO CARE HAD TO BE TAKEN,.
HE HAD TO ENLARGE THE HOLE ALMOST TWICE ITS SIZE
AND WORK BOTHER SIDES OR ELSE THE METAL WOULD HAVE BEEN BEVELED

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BAM! LOOK HOW PERFECT IT IS

THAT JEWEL WOULD PRESSED RIGHT INTO THE HOLE

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HERE ROCK CUT A CIRCLE OUT OF A BANDAGE
OILED THE BOTTOM SIDE
AND USED A JEWELERS PUSH TOLL VS THE 1100.00 UNIT HE OWNS
HE MACHINED THE SQUARE STEEL ROD IN A WOOD HANDLE
UNTIL IT WAS ROUNDED AND THEN CONCAVE ITS CENTER
THEN PLACED IN OVER THE BANDAGE AND PUSHED ONE TIME

YES, I KNOW, WATCH GUYS ARE GONNA GIVE HIM HELL

LOL

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HERE HE IS PLACING OILER ON THE SEIKOSHA SEIKOSHA

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PROPER BALANCE IS THE LOWER ONE
YOU CAN SEE THE FINISH LINES

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HERE SHE IS ALL MOUNTED UP
RUNS STOPS AND ALIGNS PERFECTLY

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ROCK DID NOT BUFF THIS BEAUTY OUT
JUST THE BEZEL SOME AND CRYSTAL

IS ALSO ORIGINAL
INTERESTING IT IS SIGNED IN CENTER
SLIGHT YELLOWING FROM THE 1940’S CELLULOID

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KANJI ON SEIKOSHA DIALED SEIKOSHA
TRY AND MAKE THAT FINISH! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
COLOR IS SUPERB.

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KM & PANZER PARA

JAPANESE WWII NAVY

WWII JAPANESE

SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER

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RCAF WWII

TRENCH

WWII JAPANESE W/COM

TRENCH

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WYLER GERMAN WWII

WWII HELBROS 24HR

CHRONO A RETOUR

JAPANESE CHRONO

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SEIKOSHA CHRONO

WWII NAVY SUB TIMER

HELBROS TRUE 24 HR

WWII SEIKOSHA

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WWII-1941-JAPANESE-NAVY-ANCHOR-MILITARY-SEIKOSHA-SEIKO-WATCH

JAPANESE CHRONOMETER IMPERIAL PERIOD WWII

 

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JULY 24 2011

WWII-IMPERIAL-JAPAN-SEIKOSHA-SEIKO-LUME-DIAL-MILITARY-WATC

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