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Date/Report Number …..09-29-015-981 RK Item: 151605475321 WW11 1936-40 Imperial Japan Seikosha 24 HR Military Watch W/Guard Illumination cardoonbros (277)yukon33x@earthlink.net

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OVERHAULED RESTORED SUPER RARE HATTORI SEIKOSHA MOERIS ARMY NAVY WRIST WATCH WITH RARE CRYSTAL COVER AND WIRE LUG STRAP. ALL ORIGINAL VINTAGE  IMPERIAL PERIOD 1936 TO WWII 1940-[1945 IN USE].

INSURED VALUE: 1426.00
WITH STRAP AND CRYSTAL GUARD INCLUDED [VALUED AT 275.0]


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WORLD WAR ONE
JAPANESE IMPERIAL PERIOD
1920 - 1942
[PERIOD OF IMPORTS/EXPORTS]

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RARE
SEIKOSHA
CASED

MOERIS IMPORT
WRIST WATCH
WITH
JAPANESE
  NAVY W/ANCHOR AND FLAG
SUB-SECONDS DISC
AND
JAPANESE CASE


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MOERIS, LIKE LONGINES, SHIPPED BOTH
COMPLETE WATCHES & MOVEMENTS
  MOVEMENTS WERE SENT DIRECT TO HATTORI

THESE WATCHES AND/OR MOVEMENTS WERE
SOLD ON THE MARKET OR CASED AND DIALED BY HATTORI SEIKOSHA.

AS I STATED 9 YEARS AGO, I WILL DEBATE ANYONE ON THESE FACTS

AND THE FACT ILLUMINATION WAS ALSO UTILIZED ON WATCHES AND DECK POCKETS

I STATED THIS 9 YEARS AGO
AND RECEIVED A TON OF NOTES/EMAILS

UNTIL I ACTUALLY PUBLISHED 12 ORIGINAL WATCHES WITH RADIUM RESIDUE/ DEPOSITS, ESPECIALLY ON OUTER CHAPTERS ON POCKETS.

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INCLUDES

ORIGINAL TO THIS WATCH AS FOUND IN
NEAR DESTRUCTION WWII LEATHER WIRE LUG STRAP
NOTE IT IS NOT AS WIDE AND THAT THIS IS NOT A WIRE LUG CASE

IT HAS A JAPANESE SUN DISC WITH SYMBOL FOR THE REGISTER ABOVE THE 6 POS. THE STAFF/PINION IS NOT BROKEN.....WATCH RUNS, SETS, WINDS KEEPS TIME GREAT!


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CRYSTAL   GUARD

WITH

FREE
PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL

WITH ALL PICTURES HISTORY AND INFO HEREIN
PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 6 TO 8 WEEKS FOR REGISTERED LINK

AND

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ONE YEAR GSW
LIMITED WARRANTY

WITH

25.00 US SUBSIDIZED 2 DAY AIR DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

30.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED USPS REGISTERED
SHIPPING WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE


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stamped for Asia 2604

TIME PIECES THAT WERE USED BY JAPANESE MILITARY OR INDIVIDUALS IN THE JAPANESE MILITARY--LIKE IN THE USA. BESIDES PILOTS AND TOP NAVY POSITIONS, ONLY 20%  RECEIVED ISSUED PIECES. MANY OF THE MILLIONS OF IMPORTS FROM 1919 TO 1940 WERE CONVERTED BY THE INDIVIDUALS TO MILITARY USE. DATES OF TIME PIECES, CONDITIONS, AND OTHER FACTORS MAKE THEM WHAT THEY WERE.

NOTE
LONGINES STATES IT
GALLET ACTUALLY HAD A JAPANESE STYLE LOGO
AND A BRAND NAME JUST FOR BUSINESS IN JAPAN.

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Gallet Hattori Trade Mark
GALLET [JAPANESE/SEIKOSHA] TRADE MARK
[HATTORI WAS SEIKOSHA] 
(1862–1934)

GALLET HELOSA MOERIS

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ORIGINAL STRAP AND CASE [1935-1941]

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CAN YOU SEE WHY I AM USING THIS STRAP? IT SHOWS THAT IN WWII, JAPAN 'S MILITARY AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS USED WHAT WAS AT HAND. THIS STRAP DATES TO WWII AND WAS ON THIS WATCH WHEN ROCK INVESTED IN IT WITH A JAPANESE SELLER IN JAPAN PROPER.

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NOTE THE SHRAPNEL GUARD? THE STRAP FITS IT PERFECT. AGAIN SHOWING/PROVING FACTS. THE STRAP WAS UTILIZED FOR THE GUARD!!!
IT HAD TO BE THINNER. AND THE GUARD? IT FITS THIS CASE PERFECTLY
THUS IT WAS MADE FOR THE CASE


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THOUGH THIS IS A SPRING BAR CASED 1906-1925 MOERIS
THIS ORIGINAL LEATHER WIRE LUG STRAP WAS USED IN JAPAN
TO FIT THE SHRAPNEL GUARD. A REGULAR STRAP WOULD NOT WORK

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I AM SORRY I COULD NOT GET THE ROUND JAPANESE SUN SECONDS MOUNTED
THOUGH THE TIME PIECE WAS OVERHAULED AND OPERATES AS IT SHOULD

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JAPANESE WWII IMPERIAL PERIOD NAVY WATCH
CRYSTAL GUARD AND  WWII WIRE LUG LEATHER STRAP

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AWESOME CLEAN AS WAS FINISH

The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) ( Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun or Nippon Kaigun, literally "Navy of the Great Japanese Empire") was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1868 until 1945, when it was dissolved following Japan's defeat and surrender in World War II. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) was formed after the dissolution of the IJN.

The Japanese Navy was the third largest navy in the world by 1920, behind the Royal Navy and the United States Navy It was supported by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service for aircraft and airstrike operation from the fleet. It was the primary opponent of the Western Allies in the Pacific War.

The origins of the Imperial Japanese Navy go back to early interactions with nations on the Asian continent, beginning in the early medieval period and reaching a peak of activity during the 16th and 17th centuries at a time of cultural exchange with European powers during the Age of Discovery. After two centuries of stagnation during the country's ensuing seclusion policy under the shoguns of the Edo period, Japan's navy was comparatively backward when the country was forced open to trade by American intervention in 1854. This eventually led to the Meiji Restoration. Accompanying the re-ascendance of the Emperor came a period of frantic modernization and industrialization. The navy's history of successes, sometimes against much more powerful foes as in the Sino-Japanese war and the Russo-Japanese War, ended in almost complete annihilation during the concluding days of World War II, largely by the United States Navy (USN).

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CONDITION IS EXCELLENT AFTER A ROCK RESTORATION OF THE STRAP

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QUITE EASY TO VIEW DIAL
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AWESOME FIT

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"TIGERING" OF STRAP
IF NOT TREATED / RESTORED THESE CAN BECOME
CRACKS AND EVENTUALLY RIP APART

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I HAVE FREE PDF ON JAPANESE IMPERIAL WATCHES SOME W/SWISS MOVEMENT CASES USED BY HATTORI SEIKOSHA FROM 1905 THRU 1942

PEARL HARBOR ENDED SHIPMENTS FROM
MOERIS, LONGINES. GALLET, PIERCE, AND OTHER BRANDS.

GOOGLE "GOLDSMITHWORKS JAPANESE PDF"

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THE STRAP REQUIRED 3 MONTHS SOAKING
JAPANESE CRYSTAL GUARD IS RARE
MOERIS IS AN ABSOLUTE WWII
OR BEFORE PERIOD  15 JEWEL TIME PIECE

DIAL MOERIS / CASE SEIKOSHA

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WHAT MAKES THIS MOERIS RARE IS THAT IT HAS A DISC WITH
NAVY BADGE A SUN WITH RAYS AND  YELLOW ANCHOR
DISC THAT REPLACED THE SUB-SECOND HAND
AT ONE TIME IT TURNED WITH EACH SECOND
THOUGH THE WATCH OPERATES LIKE IT SHOULD
THE DISC WAS DAMAGED SO WE MOUNTED
HER BUT SHE NO LONGER TURNS


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In order to combat the numerically superior American navy, the IJN devoted large amounts of resources to creating a force superior in quality  the objective being of "making up for quantity by means of quality". Consequently, at the beginning of World War II, Japan probably had the most sophisticated Navy in the world.[88] Betting on the agile success of aggressive tactics which stemmed from Mahanian doctrine and the concept of decisive battle, Japan did not invest significantly on capabilities needed to protect its long shipping lines against enemy submarines   which was something Japan never managed to do, particularly under-investing in the vital area of antisubmarine warfare (both escort ships and escort carriers) and in the specialized training and organization to support it Japan's reluctance to use it's submarine fleet for commerce raiding and failure to secure its communications also hastened her defeat.

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CONDITION IS EXCELLENT

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During the first six months of the war the Imperial Japanese Navy enjoyed spectacular success inflicting heavy defeats on allied forces. The attack on Pearl Harbor crippled the battle line of US Pacific fleet while Allied navies were devastated during the conquest of South East Asia. Japanese naval aircraft were responsible for sinkings of Prince of Wales and Repulse which was the first time that capital ships were sunk by aerial attack while underway. In April 1942, the Indian Ocean raid drove the Royal Navy from Asia.


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THE BOTTOM "IMPERIAL NAVAL SUN RAY" ROUND OBJECT WAS A SUB-SECONDS WHEEL.

SORRY, I WAS NOT THERE. ALL I CAN DO IS BELIEVE A JAPANESE JEWELER
WATCH MAKER MADE THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE SUN DISC TO SIMPLY ATTACHE TO THE SUB SECONDS PIVOT INSTEAD OF A HAND, AN ATTACHED HOLED METAL PIECE ATTACHED TO THE DISC FIT OVER THE PIVOT OF THE SUB SECONDS PIVOT CAUSING THE SUN DISC TO TURN. IT STILL ATTACHED TO THE DISC BUT HAD WORN OUT. WHILE A SUB SECOND HAND AT BOTTOM WILL FIT AND WORK,  I BELIEVE HAVING THE DISC IS 1000% BETTER EVEN THOUGH IT DOES NOT TURN. I THOUGHT ABOUT PLACING A HAND THROUGH THE HOLE. BUT THEN IT EFFECTS TO HANDS. THE DISC CLEARANCE IS CLOSE AS IS.

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After these successes the IJN now concentrated on the elimination and neutralization of strategic points from where the Allies could launch counteroffensives against Japanese conquests However, at Coral Sea the Japanese were forced to abandon their attempts to isolate Australia while the defeat in the Midway Campaign saw the Japanese forced on the defensive. The campaign in the Solomon Islands, in which the Japanese lost the war of attrition, was the most decisive; the Japanese failed to commit enough forces in sufficient time. During 1943 the Allies were able to reorganize their forces and American industrial strength began to turn the tide of the war. American forces ultimately managed to gain the upper hand through a vastly greater industrial output and a modernization of its air and naval forces.


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THE EDGES OF THE DISC ARE BEVELED
THE HOLE IN CENTER WAS WIDE TO ACCEPT THE PIVOT ATTACHMENT
DEVICE. EVENTUALLY, A LONG TIME AGO, SHE WORE OUT.
IN THE HOLE THE PIVOT STILL TURNS PER SECONDS WHEEL
REMOVING DISC WOULD ALLOW A SUB-SECONDS HAND..

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In 1943, the Japanese also turned their attention to the defensive perimeters of their previous conquests. Forces on Japanese held islands in Micronesia were to absorb and wear down an expected American counteroffensive. However, American industrial power become apparent and the military forces that faced the Japanese in 1943 were overwhelming in firepower and equipment. From the end of 1943 to 1944 Japan's defensive perimeter failed to hold.

Defeat at the Philippine Sea was a disaster for Japanese naval air power with American pilots terming the slanted air/sea battle the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, mostly going in the favor of the U.S., while the battle of Leyte Gulf led to the destruction of a large part of the surface fleet. During the last phase of the war, the Imperial Japanese Navy resorted to a series of desperate measures, including a variety of Special Attack Units (popularly called kamikaze). By May 1945, most of the Imperial Japanese Navy had been sunk and the remnants had taken refuge in Japan's harbors.

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NOTE THE SECONDS JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVAL SUN
DISC MATCHES THE NAVY BADGE W/YELLOW ANCHOR

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AWESOME

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Imperial Japanese Navy vs US Navy shipbuilding
(1937–1945, in Standard Tons Displacement)

IJN USN
1937 45,000 75,000
1938 40,000 80,000
1939 35,000 70,000
1940 50,000 50,000
1941 180,000 130,000
1942-45 550,000 3,200,000

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RE-ILLUMINATION

YES, IT HAD DEPLETED RADIUM

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1905 - 1945
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CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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FULLY RE-ILLUMINATED

IT HAS A JAPANESE DISC WITH SYMBOL FOR THE REGISTER ABOVE THE 6 POS. THE STAFF/PINION IS NOT BROKEN.....WATCH RUNS, SETS, WINDS KEEPS TIME GREAT!

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE DISC
ALSO RED 24HR TIME

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NOTE: WHEN EVER ROCK RESTORES A STRAP, CASE OR OTHER ITEM,  THE HIGH HEAT AT 35000 RPM COMBINES WITH NEETSFOOT, BUFFING/CUTTING COMPOUNDS  AND OTHER RESTORATION COMPOUNDS THAT  DRIVE THE COLOR INTO HIS HANDS. EVEN SOAKING FOR TWO DAYS WILL NOT REMOVE STAINING.

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STRAP IS IN EXTRA FINE RESTORED CONDITION

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A Japanese propaganda poster for the Tripartite Pact:
"Good friends in three countries".
(left AdOolf HiItler, center Fumimaro Konoe, right Benito Mussolini)

On September 22, 1940, taking advantage of France's defeat that summer, Japanese troops occupied French Indochina. Five days later, the Japanese signed the Tripartite Pact effectively forming an alliance with Germany and Italy

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HERE SHE IS MOUNTED UP
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Japanese General Kuroki and his staff, including
foreign officers and war correspondents


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15 JEWEL STANDARD MOERIS MILITARY MOVEMENT

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THE GALLET COMPANY UNDER GALLET FORM A PARTNERSHIP WITH  HATTORI EVEN CREATING A TRADEMARK JUST FOR HATTORI/GALLET TRADE IN JAPAN
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THIS IS THE CRYSTAL GUARD BEFORE IT WAS CLEANED UP
I RETAINED SOME OF THE DECADES OF FLAVOR
NOTE THAT THIS BEAUTY WAS HAND WORKED AND
NOT CAST OR FACTORY CREATED

 

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AWESOME

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FULLY RE-ILLUMINATED

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FULLY RE-ILLUMINATED

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FULLY RE-ILLUMINATED

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Terauchi Masatake
Prime Minister of Japan
1916-1918

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LONGINES WROTE THEY WERE SHIPPING MOVEMENTS & WATCHES TO JAPAN UNTIL PEARL HARBOR.: "We have sent 1 movement alone on the 28th June 1941 to Messrs. Hattori, who were our agents in Japan at that time.

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NOTE THE BRASS TABS. THESE ARE OLD FASHION
THEY ARE IN GREAT CONDITION

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Gallet Hattori Trade Mark
GALLET [JAPANESE/SEIKOSHA] TRADE MARK
[HATTORI WAS SEIKOSHA] 
(1862–1934)


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THIS IS ON MY WRIST 7.5 INCH


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FULLY RE-ILLUMINATED

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FULLY RE-ILLUMINATED

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WESTERN TECHNOLOGY
WALTHAM MOERIS LONGINES ELGIN FORIEGN
EARLY IMPERIAL JAPANESE WATCHES

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.

FROM 1874 TO 1917,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD BY BUILDING HER OWN ARMAMENTS, SHIPS, PLANES AND HAD EVEN  IMPROVED UPON THE ADVANCEMENTS OF THE MODERNIZED WORLD.

AFTER THE 1904-05 JAPANESE ANNIHILATION OF TWO VAUNTED AND POWERFUL RUSSIAN FLEETS, SHE HAD BECOME A WELCOME TREATY PARTNER OF THE USA, BRITAIN AND THE WORLD AT LARGE. THE JAPANESE, MORE OR LESS, WERE AWARDED KOREA BY THE WORLD POWERS AND   THEY TOOK OVER MANCHURIA. IN FACT, RUSSIAN COLONIAL EXPANSION INTO KOREA AND MANCHURIA WERE A DIRECT CAUSE OF THE JAPAN-RUSSIA WAR AS OUTLINED ABOVE.

BY 1917, JAPAN BEGAN SENDING ENGINEERS AND BUSINESS MEN OUT TO THE WESTERN WORLD  IN SEARCH OF WESTERN TECHNOLOGY. JAPAN WOULD INVEST IN WESTERN TECHNOLOGY AND EVEN INVITE WESTERN COMPANIES AND THEIR PRODUCTS TO JAPAN.    JAPAN, TO IMPROVE HER CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES, INVITED SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN. MANY COMPANIES, WITH A DESIRE TO OPEN JAPANESE MARKETS TO THEIR PRODUCTS, BEGAN TO ADVERTISE; AS THE BELOW 1917 ADD BY WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY ATTESTS TO:

 

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AS THESE COMPANIES SHIPPED THEIR GOODS, JAPAN EXAMINED THEM. AND, JUST LIKE JAPAN HAD MOVED FROM FIRING THE FIRST WESTERN CANON THEY EVER SAW AROUND 1875, TO BUILDING AND ARMING THEIR OWN SHIPS, POWERFUL ENOUGH TO DESTROY TWO RUSSIAN FLEETS ONLY 30 YEARS LATER, THE JAPANESE "BORROWED TECHNOLOGY" FROM THE WESTERN WATCH MANUFACTURERS..

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BY 1917, DAINI SEIKOSHA, THE MAIN JAPANESE WATCH AND CLOCK COMPANY,  HAD AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED WATCH COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. DAINI SEIKOSHA WOULD IMPROVE UPON THE WESTERN TECHNOLOGY BEING SOLD IN JAPAN AND DEVELOP THEIR OWN "NEW" WATCHES..  IN FACT, MANY ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE SEIKOSHA WATCHES ARE DISCOVERED WITH MOVEMENTS SIMILAR TO  WALTHAM AND OTHER SWISS AND AMERICA WATCH COMPANIES. I MEAN ALMOST IDENTICAL.BY 1933,  JAPAN BEGAN TO SEE HERSELF ON EQUAL GROUND TO THE WORLD POWERS. NATIONALISM AND MILITARISM WERE AT THE FRONT OF HER AGENDA. JAPAN  BEGAN FLEXING HER NAVAL POWER AND EXPANDING IN A WAY THAT THREATENED THE U.S. AND HER EUROPEAN ALLIES. 

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