VACHERON CONSTANTIN INVAR MARCONI ZENITH

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN   INVAR The 20th century began with a major breakthrough: The Frenchman Charles Edouard Guillaume invented a material called “Invar,” a nickel-steel alloy. (Guillaume was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1920.) Invar (derived from “invariable” due to its particular characteristics) was the ideal material for balances as its coefficient of[…]

EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA

  GERMAN-EIGENTUM-DER-FLIEGERTRUPPEN.pdf ALPINA ca. 1915: 182597 WITH MILITARY BLACK DIAL SIGNED EIGENTUM DER FLIEGERTRUPPEN ALPINA 60 MINUTE OUTER TRACK BORDER WHITE ARABIC NUMERALS EVERY 5 MINUTES } WHITE ARABIC NUMERALS 1-11 MILITARY/ALPINA LOGO AT 12 HASH MARKS EVERY 5 MINUTES SUB-SECONDS DIAL 60 SECOND OUTER CHAPTER RING STEEL BREGUET HANDS DIAL SIGNED MILITARY/ALPINA TRIANGLE LOGO[…]

RECORD WATCH COMPANY CHARLES LINDBERGH

    RECORD WATCH COMPANY Charles Lindbergh 1930’s Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), nicknamed Slim,[1] Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist. At 25 he became a  U.S. Air Mail pilot. From obscurity to instant world fame was accomplished by his[…]

700 ADS

        [auction-nudge tool=”listings”]     1557

VIETNAM WAR ERA ZODIAC GMA 24HR HACKING AWESOME

    SIMILAR ZODIAC SEA WOLF CASE BACK GOLD FILLED   GSW JEWELRY NEXT TO A SEIKO 6105 8000   READY TO WEARRESTORED & OVERHAULEDALL FEATURES WORKINGEXCELLENT CONDITIONVINTAGEVIETNAM ERA1969PX/R&RGMA24 HOURWATER RESISTANTALL STEEL AND GOLD FILLEDHACKING AUTOMATICDIRECTLY FROM VIETNAMWITH70/7217 JEWELHACK SETSHOCK PROTECTEDMANUAL WIND&AUTOMATICZODIAC MOVEMENT WITHBLACKTOP LINECONTRAST STITCHEDOVER STITCHEDDOUBLE NATURAL GRAINLEATHER HIDEHD CHRONOGRAPHWRIST STRAP  33×42mmW/OCROWN AND   ***************************************************[…]

1968 VIETNAM ZODIAC SEA WOLF WITH LIGHTER ON LEATHER CUFF

    BLACK NO DATE WHITE DATE 24 HR HACK ALL THREE HAVE 1968/69 70-72 HACKING AUTOMATICS   RESTORED & OVERHAULED ALL FEATURES WORKINGEXCELLENT CONDITIONVINTAGEVIETNAM ERA1969PX/R&RZODIACSEA WOLFALL STEELHACKING AUTOMATICWHITE DIAL WITH DATEDIRECTLY FROM VIETNAMWITH70/7217 JEWELHACK SETSHOCK PROTECTEDMANUAL WIND&AUTOMATICZODIAC MOVEMENT WITH VINTAGE VIETNAM ERA BLACK LEATHER CUFF STRAP WITH VIETNAM ERA ZIP LIGHTER ENGRAVED IN 1968-1969[…]

WWII SEIKOSHA NAVAL AIR CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH

PARTIAL MATTY COLLECTION H CHRONOGRAPH A RETOUR GEISMAR 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[…]

VINTAGE IMPERIAL WWII JAPANESE H — 2 ILLUMINATED SEIKOSHA

    READY TO WEAR RESTORED & OVERHAULED ALL FEATURES WORKING VINTAGE WWII 1936-1945 ILLUMINATED SEIKOSHA H ——— 2 MILITARY NAVAL TIMER WITH FREE ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY WITH The Rise Of Japan 1905 – 1945 Imperial Army Imperial Seal Seal & Flag  Imperial Flag             Manchuria , along[…]

JAPANESE IMPERIAL PERIOD CHINA SERVICE HATTORI-SEIKOSHA POCKET WATCH

  RESTORED & OVERHAULED ALL FEATURES WORKING EXCELLENT CONDITION VINTAGE 1938-1945 JAPANESE IMPERIAL PERIOD HATTORI-SEIKOSHA MILITARY POCKET WATCH WITH RARE WWII JAPANESE COMPASS POCKET WATCH WRIST STRAP WITH 15 JEWEL SEIKOSHA MANUAL WIND MILITARY MOVEMENT IN ITS ORIGINAL 100% FINE NICKEL CASE WITH RESTORED LEATHER SEIKOSHA JAPANESE POCKET WRIST STRAP WITH COMPASS AND GREEN FELT[…]

RARE WWII SEIKOSHA IMPERIAL JAPANESE OFFICER MILITARY POCKET WATCH

  RESTORED RARE 1935-1942 WWII SEIKOSHA IMPERIAL JAPANESE OFFICERS SEIKOSHA MILITARY POCKET WATCH WITH RARE SKS SCREW DOWN NICKEL CASE AND EXTREMELY RARE 1938 HAND MADE IMPERIAL JAPANESE LEATHER POCKET WATCH PROTECTOR CASE [ROCK HAS DISCOVERED ONLY 2 IN 15 YEARS] HE OFFERED THIS ONE ON EBAY 2 YEARS AGO AND FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL[…]

1940 -1945 JAPANESE DOUBLE CASED SEIKOSHA MILITARY NAVAL BADGE STRAP

THIS OFFER IS FOR A FULLY ORIGINAL 1940 -1945 JAPANESE DOUBLE CASED SEIKOSHA MILITARY NAVAL WRIST WATCH WITH OVERHAULED ORIGINAL 15 JEWEL MANUAL WIND SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT WITH RARE RESTORED ORIGINAL JAPANESE LEATHER STRAP WITH ORIGINAL RARE NAVAL BADGE AND FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION WITHIN THIS OFFER AND FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED[…]

1936 -1945 JAPANESE DOUBLE SILVER CASED SEIKOSHA + NAVEL BADGE

    I PERSONALLY OFFERED A SEIKOSHA WWII MILITARY SEIKO WATCH RECENTLY WITH THIS DIAL STRAP AND BADGE. WHEN A NEW PATRON INVESTED IN IT, OUR SERVER WENT DOWN WITH OVER 50 GIGS OF DATA. IN MY FRANTIC RUSH TO DISCOVER THE CAUSE , I ACCIDENTALLY KNOCKED THREE WATCHES THAT PURCHASED OVER THE WEEKEND [13TH[…]

1931-1945 WWII IMPERIAL JAPANESE SEIKOSHA SEIKO + RARE SLIDE COMPASS

  RESTORED RARE 1931-1945 WWII IMPERIAL JAPANESE SEIKOSHA SEIKO with WWII IMPERIAL JAPANESE LEATHER MILITARY STRAP OUTER PROTECTIVE CASE SUPER RARE STRAP COMPASS with FREE PROFESSIONAL ONLINE APPRAISAL [HISTORY INCLUDED] AND FREE ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY with 19.00 US SUBSIDIZED DOUBLE BOXED INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY! 26.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED SHIPPING WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE […]

GALLET WIDE CUFF WWII ORIG RADIUM DIAL

  GALLET.htm GLYCINE.htm WESTEND.htm WYLER.htm     GALLET WWI/WWII 11AM – 7 PM EST USA Gallet is the world’s oldest watch and clock making house with history dating back to Humbertus Gallet, a clock maker who became a citizen of Geneva in 1466. The Gallet & Cie (Gallet & Company) name was officially registered by[…]

GLYCINE 24HR WWII WIDE CUFF FULL RESTORE

  [2] GLYCINE WWII   GALLET.htm GLYCINE.htm WESTEND.htm WYLER.htm Glycine is a Swiss wristwatch manufacturer formed in 1914  in Bienne, Switzerland by Eugène Meylan.. Meylan was an uncompromising watch engineer who strove for perfection and produced extremely precise, small movements for ladies watches. Glycine would combine these fine miniature movements with cases fabricated from gold[…]

WWI WWII WEST END WIDE CUFF CONVERSION

          WESTEND WW1/WWII The West End Watch Company was created in 1886. The West End, a district of the centre of London, inspired its name to Mr. Arnold Charpié who was the Bombay representative of the Alcide Droz & Sons firm, a watch company established at Saint-Imier (Canton of Bern) in[…]

WWII WYLER WIDE CUFF CONVERSION

 GALLET.htm GLYCINE.htm WESTEND.htm WYLER.htm   Paul Wyler presented his first 16 and 19-line precision movements to the public in 1927. The particularity of these was the ICAFLEX balance wheel, which was legendary at the time. The Wyler Incaflex balance wheel is protected along its diameter by two curved, elastic arms, which absorb any shocks to[…]

PX BX R+R VIETNAM ERA HELBROS 360 AUTOMATIC CUFF

  READY TO WEAR FULLY RESTORED & OVERHAULED DISCOUNTED WATCH RESTORATION SERVICES WITH WARRANTY SERVICED EXCELLENT CONDITION 1969 ABSOLUTE PX/BX R+R VIETNAM ERA 34 X 38 MM W/O CROWN TWO PIECE STEM SINGLE PARKERIZED CASED HELBROS 360 AUTOMATIC RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT WITH [SWEEP SECONDS] 17 JEWEL INCABLOC FULL 360 FORWARD-REVERSE MANUAL &[…]

2009-6105-6119-8119-SHARK-PLATE-SEIKO-DIVE

    OUR OFFERS INCLUDE 2 BASIC PROGRAMS:   ONE MOST WATCHES: 175.00INCLUDES AUTOMATIC AND MANUAL WIND WITH OR WITHOUT STANDARD DATE/DAY WINDOWS AND COVERS DIVE,  MILITARY,  DRESS, SPORT, COLLECTIBLE WATCHES IN EARLY ANTIQUE TO VINTAGE TO CLASSIC AND COLLECTIBLE DATE VARIATIONS. BOTH IN SWEEP SECONDS AND SUB-SECONDS [SUB-SECONDS REGISTER] PLUS WARRANTY AND PORTAL MEMBERSHIP[…]

ZODIAC SEA WOLF VIETNAM 1969 WPERIOD CUFF

  1175 Buford Highway. Suite 120 Suwanee, Georgia. 30024 www.goldsmithworks.com 770.831.1257 – 1.800.438.6894 Date/Report Number …..030114.ZSW-VIET-69 Item:  ZODIAC SEA WOLF VIETNAM 1969 W/PERIOD LEATHER CUFF STRAP Description of item: VINTAGE VIETNAM ERA 1969 PX/R&R ZODIAC SEA WOLF ALL STEEL HACKING AUTOMATIC DIRECTLY FROM VIETNAM .LEATHER CUFF STYLE WATCH BAND WITH TRENCH ART CONDITION  NEAR  MINT .Estimated[…]

CUBA CASTRO FERRARI GRAND PRIX MOBSTERS

      In 1882, Armando Río y Cuervo and his brothers ran a watch-making workshop founded by their uncle Ramón in Havana. Cuervo y Sobrinos soon became a reference and a rival for the most prestigious watchmakers of New York, Paris and Rome. In the 1940s, Havana became the meeting point for intellectuals, businessmen[…]

EIGENTUM-DER-FLIEGERTRUPPEN

  OUR OFFERS INCLUDE 2 BASIC PROGRAMS:   ONE MOST WATCHES: 175.00INCLUDES AUTOMATIC AND MANUAL WIND WITH OR WITHOUT STANDARD DATE/DAY WINDOWS AND COVERS DIVE,  MILITARY,  DRESS, SPORT, COLLECTIBLE WATCHES IN EARLY ANTIQUE TO VINTAGE TO CLASSIC AND COLLECTIBLE DATE VARIATIONS. BOTH IN SWEEP SECONDS AND SUB-SECONDS [SUB-SECONDS REGISTER] PLUS WARRANTY AND PORTAL MEMBERSHIP  […]

REDDIT WATCH FORUMS CHILL 45000 VINTAGE WATCHES

  GOLD SMITH WORKS COMMUNITY VINTAGE WATCH COLLECTOR SITE VINTAGE WATCH ALBUMSRESTORED VINTAGE WATCHES       rocks shop jas shop 45,000 IMAGES/25000 PAGES ONLINE 24/7 APPRAISALS 488 PHOTO ALBUMS INFORMATION 100 HISTORY EDU  PDF GSW COMMUNITY WATCH PHOTOGRAPHS OVER 100 THOUSAND ONLINE 488 PHOTO ALBUMS TYPE Google Photobucket Our Sites Albums   488  […]

CHRONOGRAPH CUFF WATCHES ROCKS BEST PICS

    IF YOU TRULY WANT TO VIEW MY WORKS. HOW ABOUT : CHRONOGRAPH CUFF WATCHES !!! ROCKS BEST PICS ON STEROIDS????? CLICK THE LINK BELOW NOW GO HERE FOR 150,000 RESTORATIONS PHOTOS OF ROCKS WORKS AND MORE!

VINTAGE-ADDS

  GOLD SMITH WORKS COMMUNITY VINTAGE WATCH COLLECTOR SITE VINTAGE WATCH ALBUMSVINTAGE WATCH ADVERTISEMENTS

COMMENTS

Customer Feed Back Great ring….fast transaction…would deal with seller again anytime!! Thx Rock Boston Celtics LARRY BIRD 1984 10K Championship Ring Awesome wristwatch! Just like the seller described. I recommend this seller! Vintage Bulova One Owner Rolled Gold & Diamond Watch Shipped fast, as described, thanks… EBAY COMPLETE FEED BACK FROM AUG-18-2014 THROUGH DECEMBER 27TH[…]

GSWtreasures

   My Daughter JAS Has Awesome Jewelry Military Art and Quartz and Mechanical Watches   [auction-nudge tool=”listings”]

BRITISH ZODIAC PROTOTYPE MILITARY WATCH

ONLY TWO HAVE BEEN FOUND BY GSW THE FIRST SOLD FOR 3000.00 INVEST FOR ONLY 1200.00   WE PAY SHIPPING     FREE SHIPPING   [s2Member-Security-Badge v=”1″ /] THE GOLDSMITHWORKS COMMITMENT GOLDSMITHWATCHWORKS /GOLDSMITHWORKS AND /MILITARYWATCHBOX OFFER ONLY THE BEST RESTORED AND WARRANTED TIMEPIECES AVAILABLE. GSW OFFERS ALL BUT A FEW OF OUR ONLINE ADVERTISED TIME[…]

thumb

WATCH Glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z (Features) A Annual calendar A watch displaying the day, date, month, and 24 hours that adjusts automatically for short and long months. An annual calendar requires only a[…]

thumb

DIVE WATCHES A HISTORY

 THESE WERE NON US CONTRACTED\ ONLY THE CANTEEN AND TORNEK WERE CONTRACTED 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[…]

thumb

how to id wwii german military watches

GERMAN-MILITARY-WATCHES.pdf THE QUESTIONS THAT FACE BOTH BUYER AND SELLER OF VINTAGE WWII GERMAN MILITARY WATCHES IS THEIR AUTHENTICATION. I MUST SAY, IF YOU INVEST IN A WATCH THAT IS BLACK DIALED, HAS OLD DEAD RADIUM ILLUMINATED NUMBERS AND HANDS, A SUB SECONDS REGISTER ABOVE THE 6 POSITION, HAS A STEEL OR CHROME CASE WITH WIRED[…]

VIETNAM ISSUED WATCHES

  US GOVERNMENT ISSUED VIETNAM WAR WATCHES WITH A SECTION ON FAKE & COUNTERFEITS READ BEFORE BUYING VIETNAM ERA MILITARY WATCH THERE WERE NEVER ANY NAMES ON DIAL OR US NAVY US ARMY US MARINES OR AIR FORCE EVER OK, I HAVE PUT A VIETNAM MILITARY WATCH PDF TOGETHER IT IS FREE FREE DTU-2 EDUCATIONAL[…]

CONVERT YOUR LIFE

  J LSYF GSW GSWW GST FREE HELP & WATCH ID ROCK BLOG FREE PDF AVAILABLE ALL WATCHES RESTORED BY ROCK WWI: 1915 -1918 -German Fliegertruppen German Aerial Detachments WWI: Pre-Luftwaffe” Was Called The LuftstreitkräFte And Very Early In The War As Die Fliegertruppen Deutschen Kaiserreiches (The Flier Troops [Of] The German Empire) 1915 WWI[…]

45000 PICTURES

“”    700,000 views on google   [auction-nudge tool=”listings”] 1558

AIRMAN SPECIAL

GLYCINE AIRMAN Founded by Eugène Meylan in 1914, Glycine produced watches at a factory in Bienne, Switzerland. Glycine began producing specialty ladies watches with precise, small movements in cases of gold and platinum dressed with diamonds and precious stones. In 1931 Glycine created an automatic movement based on the Hardwood 180 degree “Bumper” which had[…]

AEROSPACE GMT

  READY TO WEAR RESTORED & OVERHAULED EXCELLENT CONDITION VINTAGE 1969 ZODIAC AEROSPACE TRUE 24HR GMT 20 ATM DIVER 600 FEET 1969 Ca: 75 A HiBeat SEVENTEEN JEWEL AUTOMATIC FINE REGULATOR REGULAR 12 X 2 HR TIME MILITARY 24 X 1 HR TIME HACKING WRIST WATCH WITH FOLD OVER CLASPED STEEL BRACELET AND FREE PROFESSIONAL[…]

BRITISH BEAUTIES

A QUICK GUIDE TO THE BRITISH MILITARY WATCH        A FREE PDF IS AVAILABLE Board of admiralty app 1810. The same board room in use today THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY REMAINED THE NATIONS PREMIER MILITARY POLITICAL FORCE AND MILITARY POWER UNTIL THE AGE OF AIRCRAFT AT THE END OF WWII, IT WAS THE ADMIRALTY[…]

BUYING A VIETNAM ISSUE WATCH

US GOVERNMENT ISSUED VIETNAM WAR WATCHES WITH A SECTION ON FAKE NOTE: THE ONLY DIVE WATCH US MIL CONTRACTS WERE THE CANTEEN AND THE TORNEK. IF SOME ONE CAN PINT ANOTHER I WOULD BE HAPPY TO KNOW. FROM ROLEX TO SEA WOLF, MANY DIVES WERE UTILIZED BY NAVY DIVERS UDT ETC,  HELIO AND JET PILOTS ALSO[…]

DAVIDs RESTORED MILITARY CHRONO AVIATION WATCHES

DAVIDs RESTORED MILITARY CHRONO AVIATION WATCHES  ROCK IS NOW RESTORING/SERVICING THIS COLLECTION THE FOLLOWING WATCHES ARE FROM ONE PATRON’S [DAVID] COLLECTION WILL UPDATE AS EACH TIME PIECE OF THIS INCREDIBLE EDUCATION PDFSTORED POCKET TRENCH CONVERSIONS VIETNAM US GOV ISSUE WATCHES GERMAN SUBMARINE WATCHES WWII NON-ISSUE MILITARY WATCHES GERMAN MILITARY WATCHES JAPANESE MILITARY WATCHES BRITISH WWI[…]

JAPANESE BEAUTIES

BELOW JAPANESE WWII ISSUE CHRONOGRAPH BEFORE RESTORE FOR FREE PDF DOWNLOAD A HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE MILITARY WATCH Imperial Japan 1930 – 1945 watches restoredby rock & co Imperial Army Imperial Seal Seal & Flag Imperial Flag     While Japan provided SEIKOSHA made, SWISS made & Hybrid [Japan Case/Dial, w/Swiss and Japanese Movement] watches,[…]

DIVE-WATCHES

   DIVE WATCHES COLLECTIBLE 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[…]

GERMAN WWI WWII

    GERMAN-MILITARY-WATCHES.pdf THE QUESTIONS THAT FACE BOTH BUYER AND SELLER OF VINTAGE WWII GERMAN MILITARY WATCHES IS THEIR AUTHENTICATION. I MUST SAY, IF YOU INVEST IN A WATCH THAT IS BLACK DIALED, HAS OLD DEAD RADIUM ILLUMINATED NUMBERS AND HANDS, A SUB SECONDS REGISTER ABOVE THE 6 POSITION, HAS A STEEL OR CHROME CASE[…]

MATTY COLLECTION

  OCT 30TH 2014 TOP RESTORATIONS 2014 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUGUSTUS SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOV 2013 JAN– FEB–MAR–APRIL–MAY– JUNE–JULY–AUG–SEP OCT NOV DEC 2012 JAN –FEB–MAR–APRIL –MAY–JUNE–JULY–AUG–SEPT–OCT–NOV–DEC 2011NOV DEC TEN YEAR WATCH POLICY http://helpme.lsyf.com/ Limited Alpina production-For Goering Luftwaffe Hacking Sweeps BY ALPINA HONORING HITLER SEIKOSHA CHRONO SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER WWII SEIKOSHA Alpina[…]

thumb

JAPAN-1880

GOLDSMITHWORKS IN BIZ FOR 30 YEARS ONLINE SINCE 1992 ONLY OFFERS OUR PRODUCTS ON EBAY WATCH SALES  REPAIRS RESTORATIONS APPRAISALS ALL GSW OFFERS ARE ON EBAY 800-438-6894        OUTER CASE – INNER BOX – CLOTH POCKET WATCH AND POCKET WATCH LANYARD HOLDING KEY ***************************************** JUST THE CASE 46.01 MM     1.81 INCHES W/NECK/BUTTON 54.99[…]

thumb

NUMBER 2 HISTORIC US ARMY AIR PILOTS WRIST WATCH

 GOLDSMITHWORKS HAS BEEN ONLINE TRADING & RESTORING WATCHES SINCE 1992 SINCE JOINING EBAY TEN YEARS AGO WE- HAVE POSTED OVER 150,000 PERMANENT  IMAGES PLUS HISTORIES OF ALL OF OUR RESTORATIONS PICASA -PHOTO BUCKET -GOOGLE   WE MAINTAIN 13 WEBSITES PROVIDING OUR PATRONS WITH FREE DETAILED   INFORMATION, HISTORY/CLEAR PICS ON WATCHES RESTORED THE LAST TEN[…]

thumb

PERSHING WATCH OR DIAL KITCHENER FOCH

THE POPULARITY OF THE UNIQUE PERSHING DIAL MADE THAT DIAL THE PERSHING DIAL. NOTE THE POCKET STYLED / CASED PERSHING ABOVE. WE STILL DISCOVER SPECIAL “PERSHING DIALED” WATCHES IN MANY FORMS IT SEEMS THAT MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, SOMEONE, USUALLY FROM A WATCH FORUM,WILL CONTACT ROCK TO INFORM HIM THAT SOMETHING/EVERYTHING IN AN OFFER IS[…]

A HISTORY OF A-11 USA MILITARY WATCHES IN PICTURES

    A HISTORY OF A-11 USA MILITARY WATCHES IN PICTURES

HITLER ALPINA WWII NAZI PARTY GIFT

THE RAREST WWII GERMAN WATCH A SMALL RUN OF THESE POCKET WATCHES WERE MADE IN GERMANY BY ALPINA   HONORING   HITLER.–\FEW SURVIVED  FEWER STILL ACTUALLY RUN DUE TO PARTS THIS ALPINA WAS/IS NOT SIMPLY A FASHION OR HONOR WATCH THE FACT THIS ALPINA HAS A MILITARY  HACKED SWEEP SECONDS HAND AND THIS RARE MILITARY GRADE[…]

VIETNAM-BROWN-WATER-BLACK-BERET-SEALS-RIVERINES-SEA-WOLVES

    WELCOME TO GOLDSMITHWORKS EBAY STOREFRONT. GOLDSMITHWORKS AND MILITARY WATCH BOX, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA ARE STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALERS, JEWELERS, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, AND ARE IN$URED THROUGH JEWELERS MUTUAL. WE ARE A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, THE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK[…]

thumb

HIDDEN MAP CONVERSION RED CROSS WATCH

New Page 5   FACT. GOLDSMITHWORKS HAS BEEN ONLINE TRADING & RESTORING WATCHES SINCE 1992 SINCE JOINING EBAY TEN YEARS AGO, WE HAVE OFFERED OUR VINTAGE TIME EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE WITH EB WE HAVE ALSO POSTED OVER 150,000 IMAGES OF OUR RESTORATIONS PICASA -PHOTO BUCKET -GOOGLE FREE WARRANTY AND APPRAISAL VERIFYING THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR TIME[…]

thumb

INSURING YOUR VINTAGE WATCH INVESTMENT

APPRAISALS http://value.lsyf.com   KEYSTONE THE GSW GOLDSMITHWORKS APPRAISAL IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS YOU CAN POSSESS AS TO YOUR VINTAGE WATCH. NOT ONLY IS THE WATCH DETAILED AS WELL AS OUR OFFERS, IT IS GOOD ENOUGH TO UTILIZE IN INSURING YOUR VINTAGE WATCH AND FOR INSURING THAT YOU RECEIVE THE VALUE IF YOU[…]

LSYF_APPRAISALS

THE GSW GOLDSMITHWORKS APPRAISAL IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS YOU CAN POSSESS AS TO YOUR VINTAGE WATCH. NOT ONLY IS THE WATCH DETAILED AS WELL AS OUR OFFERS, YOU MAY UTILIZE IN INSURING YOUR VINTAGE WATCH. IT IS A DETAILED DOCUMENT IN CASE OF THEFT OR REPLACEMENT. IT DEMONSTRATS IT WAS WAS RECENTLY[…]

DANHOBACK

DAN HOBACK A ONE YEAR WARRANTY CLICK FOR DIRECT APPRAISAL CLICK FOR ALL APPRAISALS   Vintage 1968 US Military Wrist Watch  GS-06S-1147 DTU-2A/P-3818B [NOTE THIS PARTICULAR MILITARY WATCH WAS NOT MADE TO THE BELOW LOW SPECS. IT WAS THE TOP TIME PIECE DURING VIETNAM ISSUED TO AVIATORS AS WELL AS RANKING NON COM GROUND POUNDERS.[…]

Mikes Route 66

  CHECKING THIS WEEK’S BATCH OF RESTORATIONS CHECKING THIS WEEK’S BATCH OF RESTORATIONS HAVE AN AGED VINTAGE SEIKO HERE WITH CROWN ISSUE: PROBLEM WAS ATTEMPTING TO  REPLACE CROWN PROVED IT WAS SO TIGHT EVEN USING VICE GRIP TOOL WOULD NOT BUDGE IT. REMOVED CRYSTAL WITH BEZEL, HANDS AND CASE BACK THEN GOT READY TO IMPROVISE..[…]

Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1905 1921

  Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1905 1921  Pennsylvania Special 1921 Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1905 1921 ILLINOIS POCKET WATCHES 1921 1905   CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR FULL HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE Washington Post, Nov 21, 1919   Kay Jewelry Store to Open Premises at 407 Seventh Street Are Remodeled for New Business. The Kay Jewelry store, 407 Seventh[…]

LEN_MULLER_6105_8009

     LEN_MULLER_6105_8009 Len Muller   6105 – 8009 SEIKO DIVE WATCH LEN MUELLER 6105 8009  KEEPS GREAT TIME LOOKS LIKE IT IS A NEAR NOS TIME PIECE   99% OF CASE FLAWS, DINGS, DENTS, IMPERFECTIONS  REMOVED FILING AND SANDING THEM MEASURED THEN POWER ROUGE CUTTING AND POLISHING WITH 4 DIFFERENT ROUGES REMOVED MANY DINGS[…]

Vietnam 6105 Seiko Diver 2016 6th Cavalry Custom Strap

    Vietnam 6105 Seiko Diver 2016 6th Cavalry Custom Strap  Vietnam 6105 Seiko Diver 6th Cavalry Custom Strap   I MASHED MY THUMB 4 TIMES SETTING THE RIVETS.. HOLES ARE FOR BREATHING AND ABILITY TO USE LEATHER OR NYLON CORD TO CARRY AROUND NECK OR ATTACHE TO FIELD GEAR OR OTHER SUCH CARRYING ABILITY […]

6105 B DAINI SEIKOSHA 8000 PROOF

THE MOST VALUABLE SEIKO 6105 DIVE WATCH IS THE 6105_*B-8000 WITH “PROOF” ON DIAL AND 6105B DAINISEIKOSHA CO LTD SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED JAPAN ON ROTOR ASSEMBLY * DENOTES THE MODEL WITH HACKING ABILITY index.html NOTE THE “PROOF” JAPAN 6105 -8000 T ON DIAL 6105B DAINISEIKOSHA CO LTD SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED JAPAN ROTOR WEIGHT[…]

FRANK_PAVE_SEIKO_6105B_8110

FRANK PAVE  GENUINE  6105-8110-B *HACKING DIVE WATCH MODEL IS THE 150M WATER RESISTANT I recommend that YOU click here then when page opens select file in  browser tool bar then select SAVE AS WEBPAGE and save this to YOUR hard drive!  http://goldsmithtraining.com/SIK/ FRANK 6105 APPRAISAL * MANUAL/AUTOMATIC MECHANICAL WRIST WATCHES DO NOT STOP LIKE A[…]

Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1905 1921

 

Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1905 1921

 Pennsylvania Special
1921
Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1905 1921
ILLINOIS POCKET WATCHES 1921 1905

 kay_jewelers_1919.jpg (632137 bytes)
CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR FULL HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE

Washington Post, Nov 21, 1919   Kay Jewelry Store to Open Premises at 407 Seventh Street Are Remodeled for New Business. The Kay Jewelry store, 407 Seventh street northwest, of of a chain of 26 stores operating in as many big cities, has remodeled the premises formerly occupied by the Columbia Shoe Company, and will open Monday, November 24, with a complete line of fine diamonds, watches and jewelry. M.S. Goldnamer, secretary and treasurer, who will manage the Washington store, was for many years the manager of the National Furniture Company and late sales manager of the Hub Furniture Company.

KAY JEWELERS/KAY JEWELRY Co sold jewelry under the KAY JEWELERS mark and brand since 1916 when Sol and Edmund Kaufmann opened the first Kay Jewelers in corner of their father’s furniture store in Reading, PA; original products included eyeglasses, musical jewelry boxes, electric razors.

kay_4.jpg (14497 bytes)
(Store Above 1920)

1980 – 250 stores in 32 states; acquired by Sterling Jewelers Inc.; 1990 – acquired by Signet Group plc; 2008 – more than 900 stores; number one jewelry store brand in United States by sales, number of store

1990 Sterling acquires Kay Jewelers, Inc. (506 stores), including the Kay and JB Robinson Jewelers brands, which doubles the size of the company. Sterling Jewelers, Inc. is an American specialty jewelry company headquartered … different store brands operating in the U.S. They include Kay Jewelers, Jared-The Galleria of Jewelry, J.B. Robinson, Marks & Morgan, 

Kays is now a jewelry company that is all around the world. Its slogan is, “Every kiss begins with Kay”. The tag line was written in 1997 by a Senior Art Director named Randall Herrera working for an agency called Stern Advertising in Pepperpike Ohio. It was one of several lines offered up to Kay Jewelers and is still going strong to this day.


Ilinois Pennsylvania Special 1921
Made For KAY Jewelry Co

ILLINOIS POCKET WATCHES 1921
2000 MADE
16S-17 JEWEL-ADJUSTED POS & TEMP
SWAN NECK BALANCE ADJUSTER
NICKLE FINISH SWISS BARS & DAMASKEEN

DOUBLE ROLLER
GOING BARREL

95 Years Young!

ALL INFO CONTAINED HEREIN WILL BE PART AND PORTION TO YOUR FREE ONLINE $487.00 PRO APPRAISAL. A ONE YEAR  WARRANTY IS ALSO OFFERED WITH YOUR INVESTMENT.

top

IMG_2243.jpg (61820 bytes)

 Grade: 305

Pennsylvania Special

 Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1921

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 3859638
Grade: 305
Model: 7
Estimated Production Year: 1921
Run Quantity: 2,000
Total Production: 150,570
Size: 16s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: False Center
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 17.5, 39.0, 58.0
Case Screw Locations: 3.0, 38.0    

IMG_2349.jpg (26586 bytes)

Only 2000 of this particular model
were fabricated in 1921

IMG_2348.jpg (46493 bytes)

Screw down top and back
Case is in excellent condition

top

IMG_2250.jpg (54865 bytes)

screw on case back in exceptional condition

IMG_2356.jpg (48002 bytes)

dial has some hair lines and two small chips
but looks great and operates prefectly

IMG_2350.jpg (42625 bytes)

chips
One below left of center bottom of hands
One left of #4 – the dial is Original and
has been treated to avoid all but a catastrophe

16S-17j-ADJUSTED

DIMENSIONS X-CROSS SIDE TO SIDE
UP & DOWN W/O BAIL/BALE
49.39 MM

WITH BAIL/BALE
66.79MM

IMG_2362.jpg (52854 bytes)

original glass crystal has one minor scratch

– Large Bold Fancy Black Numerals
Outer Red Seconds Chapter

w/
10 20 30 40 50 60 numerals
and

5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55 full seconds dashes
and
half slashes for fine inter-seconds counting

IMG_2357.jpg (68961 bytes)

hands are original

IMG_2361.jpg (54102 bytes)

Dial Is Double Sunk
Single Step Center
Double Step Seconds

top

IMG_2343.jpg (36213 bytes)

CASE IS GOLD FILLED
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

IMG_2340.jpg (47594 bytes)

Rock built a Brass & Steel Leather
  Military Style
“BELT FOB”
Can be worn on your belt
With The Illinois Worn

In Your Jean’s/Pant Watch Pocket
OR AS A BUTTON FOB

Top of Leather FOB to bottom of Pocket Watch 9 inches

Leather FOB  with late 1800 FOB Attachment 5 inches

Leather FOB  by itself   4 inches

Leather FOB top to pocket bail/bale 5 1/2 inches

FOB Attachment size top to bottom 24MM

FOB Attachment size side to side 18 MM

FOB Attachment “spinner” side to side 15mm

 

IMG_2339.jpg (48818 bytes)

AWESOME MILITARY STYLE MOUNTING

IMG_2345.jpg (34679 bytes)

Hall Marked
Karat Gold Spinner
Bail Attachment


top
  IMG_2346.jpg (26151 bytes)

One Side White
and
One Side Black

IMG_2347.jpg (38450 bytes)

WHITE
HAVE YET TO DISCOVER THE REASON FOR
NIGHT AND DAY SPINNER FLIP STYLE
ATTACHMENT 

top

IMG_2342.jpg (51480 bytes)

BLACK

IMG_2341.jpg (50709 bytes)
WHITE

IMG_2355.jpg (48167 bytes)

NOTE THE COOL WORK OF THIS
SOLID FOB ATTACHMENT

top
IMG_2358.jpg (65702 bytes)

THE DARK AREA IS A REFLECTION
Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1921
16S-17j-ADJUSTED
2000 MADE

IMG_2244.jpg (52885 bytes)

RARE ADJUSTED POSITION & TEMP
FINE SWANS NECK BALANCE ADJUSTMENT

Note the “Balance Cock” has a Swan Neck device embracing the regulator lever. The Swan Neck is an auxiliary device applied to the conventional regulator of a watch movement and it was only to be found on the finest of movements– especially back in 1921. This device provides awesome fine tuning and adjustment of the regulator position and assure the firm maintenance of this adjustment position once established.I have read where some state it is not a “fine watch” mechanism, but fact is, untill the mid 20th century and the mass production of mechanical watches, you did not discover this device unless it was utilized in a RARE POSITION ADJUSTED & TEMP ADJUSTED FINE WATCH!

swan.jpg (15221 bytes)

Adjusted to Temperature ( Heat & Cold)
Temperature adjustment was a lengthy process, usually conducted over the span of several days. Movements were carefully timed in climate-controlled boxes of both temperature extremes, 40 degrees for cold and 90 degree for heat; compensating for the expansion and contraction in the metal balance wheel in different temperatures, averaging the timing differences between both extremes.

Adjusted to Isochronism
Isochronism adjustments were conducted to maintain a uniform performance while the mainspring gradually loses power from wind-up to wind-down. This is achieved by modifying the pinning and vibration of the hairspring, attempting to equalize the rotation angles of the balance wheel regardless of the strength of power remaining in the mainspring.

Adjusted to Positions
Position adjustments attempt to average the timing errors between positions for more precise timekeeping. Deviations in positional rates are caused by frictional and poise errors, which are more prevalent in the vertical positions. Depending on the qualifications for the grade determined by the manufacturer, the ‘watch would be timed and adjusted using the following positions.

3 Positions

  • Dial Up
  • Dial Down
  • Pendant Up
  • (Also Adjusted to Temperature)

IMG_2247.jpg (59222 bytes)

NICKLE FINISH, SWISS BARS & DAMASKEENED

Nickel movements are characterized by a silvery, often-polished, finish on the movement plates, usually containing decorative damaskeening patterns. Once nickel movements became popular in the late 1800s, they often sold for a premium when compared to identical gilt movements. The nickel material was more durable and offered a better surface for decorative machining methods & Damaskeening.


top

RUNS LIKE A TOP

Going Barrel

If you take a simple barrel and attach a ratcheted winding-gear to the center-arbor, then the mainspring can be wound by turning the center arbor rather than turning the barrel. The winding power is applied to the center-arbor through an arrangement of winding gears.

The Crown is attached to a Stem, when turned, the Stem turns a “WINDING PINION”, which then turns   the bottom left “CROWN WHEEL”, which then turns the large top left  wheel, the “RATCHET WHEEL”,  which turns the Barrel Arbor, whichthen Winds The Main Spring,

The Main Spring unwinding powers the watch. Note the GEARED outer rim of the barrel below; this imparts the mainspring’s power to the gear-train of the watch. A big advantage of this arrangement is that the barrel always maintains spring tension, even while the watch is being wound; an excellent centuries  solution to the problem of maintaining-power!

Thus the name “going barrel”… because the barrel is always “going”, even when the watch is being wound.

top

MAIN.jpg (106958 bytes)

set-bridge-set-lever-stem-crown-repair-2

an excellent Free Fast and Awesome look at
the workings of a movement in real time go here

top

jpg_US740179-0_dbl_roller.jpg (51781 bytes)

DOUBLE ROLLER WAS INVESTED & PATENTED IN 1903

top

No. 7 0,179. PATENTED SEPT. 29; 1903.

F. J. REAVES. DOUBLE ROLLER FOR BALANCE ESGAPEMENTS.

APPLICATION IILBD AUG. 23, 1902.

K0 MODEL.

lllllillll UNITED STATES I Patented September 29, 1903.

PATENT OFFICE.

FRANK J. REAVES, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO THE ROCKFORD WATCH COMPANY, LIMITED, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.

DOUBLE ROLLER FOR BALANCE-ESCAPEMENTS.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 740,179, dated September 29, 1903.

Application filed August 23, 1902. Serial No. 120,735. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK J. RE AVES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rockford, in the county of Winnebago and State 5 of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Double Rollers for Watch-Escapements, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to that class of mechanisms known as the escapement of watches, and particularly to a double roller to be used in connection therewith, all of which will more fully hereinafter appear,

The principal object of this invention is to provide a simple, economical, and efficient double roller for watch-escapements, made in two parts and arranged to be detachably secured together, so that it may be separated easily and always assembled in correct relation.

Further objects of the invention will appear from an examination of the drawings and the following description and claims.

The invention consists principally in a double roller for watch-escapements, made in two parts detachably secured together, and means for assisting in the assembled relation of such parts to hold them in correct relation.

The invention consists, further and finally, in the features, combinations, and details of construction hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of an escapement having a double roller constructed in accordance with these improvements; Fig. 2, a side elevation of the same; Fig. 3, an enlarged sectional elevation taken on line 3 of Fig. 1, illustrating a roller constructed in accordance with these improvements; Fig. 4, a plan view of the lower flange on the roller proper looking at it from below, and Fig. 5 a plan view of the main or lower portion of the roller looking at it from above.

In the art to which this invention relates it is well known that a double roller is very advantageous in that better adjustments of time can be made, owing to the fact that the roller-jewel can be located at the maximum distance from the axis of the balance-staff.

It therefore becomes desirable to make a doufurther or detailed description here.

ble roller which will have this advantage and the additional one of being easily separated for purposes of repair, renewal, and adjustment, all of which will be understood and appreciated by those skilled in the art.

In making a roller in accordance with these improvements I provide a main or lower portion at, having an upwardly-extending rollerjewel I) located therein at its maximum distance from the axis of the staff-opening c in such roller. This main or lower portion is also provided with a circular recess (1 in the upper face thereof, having a dowel-pin hole e extending there through. I next provide a roller portion proper,f, having a passing hollow Q therein arranged opposite the roller jewel, and an integral downwardly-extending tubular portion 71, provided with a circular flange t’ at the bottom thereof. This circular flanged portion is of a size to snugly fit the upper recess (1 in the lower portion of the roller and is further provided with a dowelpin 70, arranged to fit the dowel-pin hole in such recess.

In operation the roller is placed on the balance-staff t and the usual pallet Z and fork m are supplied, operating with the rest of the escapement and watch-train, all of which is old and well known in the art and needs no The fork has the slot and horn portions n at the front portion engaging with the roller-jewel and is further provided with a dart p, arranged when the parts are in the position shown in Fig. 1 to rest in the passing hollow and at other times on the periphery of the roller proper until such roller rotates backward and releases the same, all of which is well known and understood by those skilled in the art.

The roller or different parts thereof may be placed together and brought into correct relation without any fitting or may be sepa* rated for the purposes of repair, renewal, or adjustment with the assurance that they can be reassembled in the correct relation.

I claim-*- 1. In a double roller escapement for watches, a balance stafi, a double roller formed in two parts detachably secured together, and means for assisting in the assem bled relation of such parts tohold them in correct relation, substantially as described.

2. In a double roller escapement for watches, a balance staff, a double roller formed of a main portion carrying a rollerjewel, a supplementary disk portion provided with a passing hollow, a tubular portion detachably connecting both of such portions, and means for holding such portions in correct relation, substantially as described.

3. In a double roller escapement for Watches, a balance-staif, the combination of a main portion provided with a roller-jewel extending upwardly therethrough, a disk portion of smaller diameter provided with a passing hollow, an integral tubular portion extending downwardly therefrom having a flange in its lower portion, and means for holding such parts in correct relation, substantially as described.

4. In a double roller escapement for watches, a balance staif, a double roller formed of a main portion carrying an upwardly-extending roller-jewel and a circular recess in its upper portion, a disk roller of smaller diameter provided with a passing hollow and an integral tubular portion extending downwardly therefrom and having a circular flange at its lower end fitting the circular recess in the main portion, and dowelpin mechanism for holding such parts in their correct relation, substantially as described.

FRANK J. REAVES.

Witnesses:

H. I. CROMER, A. L. SAVOIE.

top


HOME_KAY.jpg (52896 bytes)
DET.jpg (6925 bytes)

The house was built in 1916 by John Kay, the jeweler. He was co-founder of the venerable Wright Kay jewelry store, a downtown institution from 1920 to 1978. It’s easy to think that if the first owners came back, they would be pleased but not surprised  The 1916 house shines through.

 


 

top

 

ALL KIDDING ASIDE-THIS IS RARE FIND

__________________________________________________

 Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1905 1921

 

MVI_2267illinoise.mp4

1905 only 200 made

keeping great time

 

BELOW ILLINOIS 17 JEWEL SPRINGFIELD  

 

ONLY 200 OF THESE MADE

IMG_2262.jpg (34990 bytes)

 

ILLINOIS 17 JEWEL SPRINGFIELD  
DIAL ORIGINAL
LEVER SET

 

Grade: 69
1905

 

Manufacturer: Illinois
Manufacturer Location: Springfield, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 1798469
Grade: 69
Model: 6
Estimated Production Year: 1905
Run Quantity: 200
Total Production: 117,207
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Barrel: Going
Train: Fast
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes
Dial Feet Locations: 2.0, 21.5, 38.5
Case Screw Locations: 23.5, 51.5

 

IMG_2263.jpg (56251 bytes)

1905  SWANS NECK ADJUSTER

IMG_2266.jpg (57188 bytes)
1905_ILLINOIS

IMG_2268.jpg (43341 bytes)

 

 Illinois Pennsylvania Special 1905 1921

 

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Welcome , today is Thursday, August 17, 2017