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Date/Report Number …..05U614.LWW Item : 1936-1945 LEONIDAS WRIST WATCH
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Description of item: WWII GERMAN OWNED 1936-1945 LEONIDAS WRIST WATCH

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $879.00


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Genuine
Restored - Serviced
WWII
GERMAN OWNED
1936-1945
LEONIDAS
WRIST WATCH

31 X 39 MM
W/O
CROWN

WITH
W.W.II
AS 1130
SUB-SECONDS
Wehrmachtswerk
(army movement)

WITH

GERMAN WWII
POLITICAL ART WORK
CASE BACK

WITH

HAND MADE
GENUINE TEJU
1940'S BROWN COLOR
WITH
TURNED EDGES

 

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1940 1948 1950

LEONIDAS WATCH CO. WAS FOUNDED IN 1841 AT ST. IMIER BY JULIEN BOURQUIN. LEONIDAS SPECIALIZED IN HIGH QUALITY COMPLICATED WATCHES INCLUDING MOON PHASE, TRIPLE CALENDAR, CHRONOGRAPHS AND EXCEPTIONAL MILITARY WATCHES; WHICH INCLUDED WRIST & POCKET WATCHES, ARTILLERY-BOMBER TIMERS AND  AIRPLANE DASH WATCHES.

LEONIDAS WAS A MAIN SUPPLIER FOR THE GERMAN MILITARY.

WRIST WATCHES WITH EMBLEMS ENGRAVINGS AND TRENCH ART WERE COMMON AND STANDARD FARE.

LEONIDAS MADE THE 1940' AEREONAUTICA LEONIDAS DASH PANEL WATCH FOR MOUNTING ON GERMAN AIRPLANE DASH PANELS. 

THE GERMAN NAVY (Kriegsmarine) UTILIZED LEONIDAS ARTILLERY TIMERS.

MANY OF THE LEONIDAS WATCHES MADE FOR THE GERMANS WERE MADE IN THE 1930'.

WITH THE OUT BREAK OF WAR, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, SEEKING QUALITY WATCHES, INVESTED IN LEONIDAS POCKET WATCHES. THEY WERE MAINLY UTILIZED AS "DECK WATCHES"


  

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IT TOOK TWO LEONIDAS WATCHES TO MAKE ONE.
MY COST TO INVEST ON  EBAY WAS 175.00
WITHOUT
STRAP WARRANTY OR APPRAISAL OR  12.5% FINAL FEES.
WITHOUT CRYSTAL SERVICES OVERHAULING
DIAL AND CASE WORK
SO, PLEASE. INVEST ON LAYAWAY RATHER THAN OFFERING
A PRICE THAT I CANNOT MAKE AT LEAST  20%

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WE HAD TO FIND TWO OF THESE WATCHES TO MAKE ONE
THE MOVEMENT WAS SHOT IN ONE AND THE CASE WAS BLITZED IN THE OTHER
WE HAVE PARTS IN THE EVENT WARRANTY WORK IS REQUIRED

THIS LEONIDAS IS SIMPLY AWESOME AND STUNNING
THE DIAL IS CLASSIC GERMAN WWII
DOWN TO THE EARLY SUB-SECONDS REGISTER

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DO NOT TAKE ANYONE'S WORD
LOOK AT IT
OK
LAYAWAY
IS NOW OK
REQUIREMENT IS 20% TO 25% DOWN
BALANCE IN EQUAL PAYMENTS
PER MONTH
PLEASE CONTACT TO WORK OUT DETAILS 

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COMPLETED MARCH 7, 2014
WARRANTY BEGINS THE DAY YOU RECEIVE
THIS STUNNING HISTORIC TIME TELLER

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AS IT WAS IN WWII
NOTE 1936 TO 1945
WE BELIEVE IT WAS AFTER THE OLYMPICS
MORE TAN LIKELY 1938

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AWESOME STRAP

WANT A DIFFERENT COLOR
TYPE
SKINS
HIDES
STYLE
HOW ABOUT A DEPLOYMENT?

CONTACT DENISE BEFORE YOU INVEST PLEASE

IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH OUR PATRON PORTAL
REMEMBER ALL WATCHES ARE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH EBAY
BUT AS I WAS SAYING
OUR PATRON PORTAL INCLUDES 9 SITES
ALL DEDICATED TO TEACHING WORKING WITH AND NETWORKING
ANY WARRANTY WORK WILL BE HANDLED THROUGH THE PORTAL

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THE METAL GSW WATCH BOX IS INCLUDED
  FOR NEARLY A DECADE WE HAVE OFFERED ONE FREE OF CHARGE

EVEN  WITH JEWELRY SINCE 1989

MAN AM I GETTING OLD

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HANDS ALSO DETAILED AND RE-ILLUMINATED

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FOR WWII THE SIZE IS NICE
MOST WATCHES WERE 28-39 MM
THERE WERE SOME 30 MM
THIS ONE IS

31 X 39
W/O
CROWN

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NOTE CASE
THE FINISH ON THIS CASE WAS A NONE GLARE MILITARY STYLE FINISH
MORE ON THE LINES OF * PARKERIZING
IT WAS NOT CHROME PLATED
  WITH CHROME PLATING WE REMOVE THE WORN CHROME
THEN REFINISH IN NICKEL
ON THIS CASE WE JUST PERFORMED A COPPER WIRE WHEEL BRUSH
AND
ELECTRO CLEANING
IT CAME OUT VERY NICE

*WE HAVE OFFERED WATCHES DATING AS FAR BACK AS WWI AND THE 1920/30'S THAT WERE FINISHED IN THE SAME LOOK AS PARKERIZING. EARLY US MILITARY "ORD" CASES COME TO MIND. WHILE   MOST MODERN  PARKERIZING IS PERFORMED ON STEEL FIREARMS, THE PROCESS OF AND   TITLE "PARKERIZING" IS ONLY UTILIZED HEREIN TO DESCRIBE THE TYPE OF FINISH RATHER THAN THE ACTUAL WAY IT WAS ACCOMPLISHED. AFTER A COPPER WHEEL AT 4000 RPM AND SERIOUS DETAILING, ONE CAN SEE THAT THE SURFACE STILL LOOKS "PORUS" THOUGH IT IS NOT ACTUALLY POROUS.

Parkerizing, bonderizing, phosphating, or phosphatizing is a method of protecting a steel surface from corrosion and increasing its resistance to wear through the application of an electrochemical phosphate conversion coating. Parkerizing is usually considered to be an improved zinc or manganese phosphating process, and not to be an improved iron phosphating process, although some use the term parkerizing as a generic term for applying phosphating (or phosphatizing) coatings that does include the iron phosphating process.

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NOTE: THIS CASE IT WILL AGE NICELY
AND THAT WAS KEY
I ATTEMPTED TO MATCH THE ORIGINAL FULL LOOK
WHILE  KNOWING HOW IT WAS PERFORMED 
IN ANY AND ALL CASES I AM PLEASED

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THE CASE IS SUBSTANTIAL BOLD AND WAS WELL CARED FOR
NO MAJOR DENTS DINGS SCRATCHES
A TIME PIECE RESTORED LIKE THIS ONE
SHOULD BE WORN TO BARQUES AND PARTIES
TO YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT
ANY PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WILL CONGREGATE
FOR IT IS A CONVERSATION PIECE AS WELL
AS A SOLID RUNNING KEEPING TIME PIECE OF ART WORK

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BOLDY BABY

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LOOK AT IT
THIS DIAL
I FELT I WANTED TO PLACE ILLUMINATED HOUR NUMBERS
IT TUGGED AT ME
BUT THE FACT IS THIS IS HOW IT LOOKED THE DAY IT WAS BORN
AND THE GERMAN STYLE LOOK IS KILLER
YES, THE GERM NANS HAD TIME PIECES MADE UP
BEFORE  THE REST OF THE WORLD CAUGHT UP

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MIXING AF LUMINOVA

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I COMPLETED 8 WATCHES
NOW
IT TOOK 6 MOS TO GATHER PARTS
TO MAKE SURE DIALS WERE EXACT
TO REBUILD AND OVERHAUL
THEN IT TOOK 28 HOURS TO REBUILD THEM AFTER THE SERVICING AND OVERHAULING
THEN ANOTHER 12 HOURS JUST TO WRITE UP THE OFFERS FOR THESE  8 WATCHES

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BOLD

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NOTE SOME SWEAT SALT WEAR ALONG EDGE OF CASE BOTTOM

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SIGNED SIGNED SIGNED

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SERIAL BETWEEN LUGS
A FACTOR OF LEONIDAS PRIOR TO 1947

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A HISTORIC TIME PIECE

 

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**
AS 1130

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
15/16/17/21 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 41h

**
so called Wehrmachtswerk (army movement) option: Reed's regulator, different bridge shapes, sometimes separate escape wheel cock, differently beveled bridge and plate edges, later samples with ring balance and/or mobile stud carrier, but even very late still without shock device.