MATTY COLLECTION

 

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OCT 30TH 2014

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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

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 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

IMG_0563.JPG (95295 bytes)HACKING: WAIT TILL HAND AT 12, PULL CROWN SET TIME, PUSH CROWN. YOU ARE DONE ONE OTHER ITEM THE CRYSTAL BEZEL SEEMS TO BE SLIGHTLY ARROW GOING AROUND THE CASE. IT TOOK A PRESS TO SEAT IT SO, OF ALL THE WORK BEZEL/CRYSTAL WERE THE INTENSIVE AREAS. TOOK 12 HOURS IMG_0561.JPG (104982 bytes)THE DIAL GENTLY CLEANED & SILICONE TOO RARE TO DO ANYTHING ELSE WITH WORK THE OLD CRYSTAL WOULD
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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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