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Date/Report Number …..022612.FNWEHY.04 Item:  1935-1942-WWII-IMPERIAL-JAPANESE-SEIKOSHA -EMPIRE-POCKET-WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1935-1942 WWII IMPERIAL JAPANESE SEIKOSHA EMPIRE POCKET WATCH WITH 1938 HAND MADE IMPERIAL JAPANESE LEATHER POCKET WATCH PROTECTOR CASE . CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1299.00


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1935-1942
WWII
IMPERIAL
JAPANESE
SEIKOSHA
EMPIRE
POCKET WATCH

WITH

1938
HAND MADE
IMPERIAL
JAPANESE
LEATHER
POCKET WATCH
PROTECTOR CASE

 


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Kintaro Hattori


FROM 1874 TO 1917,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD.

JAPAN  HAD BECOME A BUILDER OF HER OWN ARMAMENTS, SHIPS, PLANES AND HAD EVEN  IMPROVED UPON THE ADVANCEMENTS OF THE MODERNIZED WORLD.

IN FACT, AFTER THE 1904-05 ANNIHILATION OF TWO VAUNTED AND POWERFUL RUSSIAN FLEETS, SHE HAD BECOME A WELCOME TREATY PARTNER OF THE USA, BRITAIN AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.

BY 1917,  DAINI SEIKOSHA WAS SEEKING WESTERN TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THEIR  CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES. THEY INVITED SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN. THEY DID WHAT THE JAPANESE DO BEST. UNDER THE BANNER OF POSSIBLE EXPORTS, THESE COMPANIES WOULD, IN FACT, TEACH THE JAPANESE HOW TO MAKE WATCHES THAT, BY THE 1950'S, WOULD COMPETE TOE TO TOE, WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBAL WATCH COMMUNITY.


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IN 1917, JAPAN HAD AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. THE ABOVE ADD IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THIS OFFER AND ITS HISTORY. MANY SEIKOSHA MILITARY WATCHES CONTAINED WALTHAM MOVEMENTS! IN ADDITION, SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LIMITED ANTIQUE VINTAGE JAPANESE TIME PIECES AVAILABLE TODAY, SUCH AS THIS SEIKOSHA SEIKO TIME PIECE WITH SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT THAT HAS ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SWISS OR AMERICAN TIME PIECE OF THE DAY.

THUS THIS 1917 ADVERTISEMENT DEMONSTRATES THE GENIUS OF THE JAPANESE MIND. FOR THE JAPANESE WOULD, AND PRODUCE SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING WATCHES AND WATCH MOVEMENTS.  THEY IMPROVED UPON THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE WEST. AS THE DEFEAT OF RUSSIA PROVED WHEN IT ASTOUNDED THE WORLD.


THE SEIKOSHA WATCH >
 IMPERIAL - DELIKATA - SEIKO - NATION -

I SPEND MOST OF MY "SPARE" TIME SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR RESTORATION,. I DO NOT COLLECT THEM, I SELL THEM-- SO I CAN DO IT OVER AND OVER.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA EMPIRE

AFTER THE RUSSO-JAPANESE  WAR [1905], WITH JAPAN'S STUNNING VICTORY, JAPAN WAS ON THE MOVE. HER EMPIRE ON THE BUILD -MOTIVATED BY A GROWING RIGHT WING IMPERIAL MILITARY  WING - JAPAN, WITH FULL SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,  RECEIVED THE   RIGHT  TO "COLONIZE" KOREA.

IN REALITY, THE US-BRITISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS SIMPLY HANDED OVER KOREA [1910] --WHICH HAD BEEN A RUSSIAN SEMI-COLONY--AS A "REWARD" OR THE LATE "SPOILS RESULTING FROM THE WAR.

IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT JAPAN SOUGHT WESTERN TECHNOLOGY IN A BID TO FURTHER WHAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY FROM A BACKWARDS TECHNOLOGY NATION OF 1875, TO A NATION THAT DESTROYED TWO RUSSIAN FLEETS IN 1905.

THE ONE AND ONLY POWERFUL SEIKOSHA COMPANY TRAVELED THE GLOBE ABSORBING ALL THE INNOVATIONS IN TIME KEEPING AND SOON BECAME THE MAIN WATCH AND CLOCK DRIVING AND PRODUCING FORCE IN JAPAN.

SEIKOSHA
* Almost every Japanese military timepiece seen to date has carried the mark of watch manufacturer ‘Seikosha’ or ‘K. Hattori’, the forerunners of the modern day Seiko Co. Ltd. Ginza Tokyo, Japan. 


THE
SEIKOSHA
EMPIRE

WAS
NAMED
APPROPRIATELY

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FOR
THIS TIMEPIECE
WAS
MANUFACTURED
AND
NAMED
AS
THE
JAPANESE
EMPIRE
WAS IN HER
GREATEST
HISTORICAL
TIME
EVER


THIS
SEIKOSHA
EMPIRE
POCKET WATCH
 

HAS
HAND PAINTED
*BLACK*
1 - 12
NUMERALS
AND
RED
13 - 24
MILITARY TIME
 

*IDENTICAL TO THE ABOVE*
*ADVERTISEMENT*
 

THIS AWESOME
ORIGINAL
PORCELAIN
DIAL
IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION
EXCEPTING
ONLY ONE
STABILIZED
HAIR LINE
 

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LEATHER
WATCH FOB
WITH
JAPANESE MEDAL

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SINGLE HINGED
SKS
FINE NICKEL
CASE

ROCK COULD
HAVE BUFFED
THE SCRATCHES OUT
BUT WANTED
THIS TIMEPIECE
TO BE
AS CLOSE
TO FOUND
CONDITION
AS POSSIBLE

SIGNED
SKS
FINE
NICKEL
234178

 

SEIKOSHA
15 JEWELS
SWISS BARS

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THE
RARE
HAND MADE
IMPERIAL
JAPANESE
LEATHER
POCKET WATCH
PROTECTOR

THIS IS AN
EXTREMELY RARE
EXAMPLE
OF A
PRECISE
&
COMPLICATED

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IMPERIAL JAPANESE
POCKET WATCH COVER
 

 

HAND MADE
FROM
FINELY FINISHED
LEATHER
WITH
STAMPINGS

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AND
LEATHER HINGE

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AND
HAND SEWING
OF
HARD
FINISH EXTERIOR
TO
BRUSH
LEATHER INTERIOR
 

THE INTERIOR OF THIS
IMPERIAL JAPANESE
POCKET WATCH
PROTECTOR CASE
SHOWS
THE DOUBLE CASING
WITH
A REMOVABLE
LEATHER COVERED
SHOCK PREVENTION
DEVICE

 

HERE THE UNIT IS
 OUT OF THE CASE

THE PICTURE ABOVE
IS THE BACK SIDE

THE PICTURE ABOVE
SHOWS A METAL
 1/4 RING

THOUGH THE HINGE IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION
IT WAS DESIGNED
TO KEEP THE CASE
CLOSED SO TIGHT
YOU HAD TO FORCE
THE WATCH IN
AFTER NEARLY 80 YEARS
IT WAS NECESSARY
TO ADD THE CLOSING RING

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WITH AN ADDED SOLID BRONZE PEARL HARBOR
MEMORIAL COIN FOB

ROCK OVERHAULED
THE MOVEMENT 
CLEANED THE CASE
CLEANED DIAL & HANDS
PLACE A NEW CRYSTAL

THE LEATHER FOB
WITH JAPANESE MEDAL

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AND SOLID BRONZE WWII PEARL HARBOR COIN FOB
WITH REMOVABLE PLASTIC COVER


THE CASE BACK IS AWESOME
 

YOU CAN SEE THE HANDS
CORRESPOND TO
THE NUMBERS

AWESOME


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