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Date/Report Number …..09-29-015-982 RK Item:  cgroc09 (237)rockingp@fpunet.com1942 Pierce ParaShock 6 Screw Read Why WWII Airborne & Pilots gave them names

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1942
PIERCE
ECLIPSE
CALIBER P103
SWISS STYLE BARS
FIFTEEN JEWEL
TRIPLE SHOCK PROTECTED

Features
manual wind
sub second
TRIPLE shock protected
antimagnetic

Data
10.5 / 11.5'''
Dm= 23.3mm
Do=Dm= 25.5mm
H= 4.3mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h

APPRAISED VALUE  599.00 W/O STRAP


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"NOT EFFECTED BY AIR PRESSURE IN DROPS FROM HIGH TO LOW ALTITUDES. LUMINOUS DIAL. ANTI MAGNETIC ,
WATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF, SWEEP SECONDS, ULTRA THIS STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK, UNBREAKABLE CRYSTAL,
EACH PARASHOCK REGISTERED BY SERIAL NUMBER FOR LIFE LONG PROTECTION..     "

Genuine
WWII
1942
READY TO WEAR
Restored To Original Condition
Overhauled & Serviced
"PIERCE

THE "PIERCE"
WAS A PARASHOCK
WITH 24 HR DIAL
MILITARY 1942 HACKED SWEEP SECONDS
[SUB-SECOND INTO SWEEP SECONDS]

IN WWII THESE PIERCE PARA SHOCK WATCHES
WERE FAMOUS AND HAD UNIQUE NAMES
THE JUMP WATCH
BY AIRBORNE

THE 6 SQUARE
BY PILOTS

AND
THE PIERCE
BY OTHERS

""WATERPROOF SUPER SHOCKPROOF"
MANUAL WIND
15 JEWEL
HIGHLY FINISHED MOVEMENT
6 SCREW CASE
[6 SQUARE]
ALUMINUM  SEAL 

32 X 36 MM
W/O CROWN

32 WAS LARGE COMPARED WITH WWII WATCHES
THE A-11 HACK WAS 28 TO 30 MM

WITH
BLACK LEATHER STRAP
OR
A COLOR YOUR CHOICE
OR

 

A NATO MILITARY STRAP
OR
WWII STYLE CUFF

 

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RESTORED AND COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF THE MOVEMENT

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WWII
CENTER SWEEP


Prior to WWII, most watches had a sub-second register above the #6 position. This design failed to allow precision seconds timing.
The sub-second style dial, with a tiny second hand rotating around a tiny seconds register at the 6 position, was difficult to utilize for
timing events. In most cases it was ignored. On the other hand, a sweep second hand could be used to time events, mark events, and
was easier to read . By 1942, the sweep second hand watch had became "the" watch. Two of the major reasons were the Government
issued U.S.A. A-11 hacking sweep seconds pilots watch and the sweep seconds watches in demand by Doctors, Medics and Nurses
and other professionals.. The sweep second watch simply made the watch more than an instrument to "tell time"....

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THIS 15 JEWEL 1942 P103 BEGAN ITS LIFE WITH A
SUB-SECOND REGISTER THEN IT WAS
FACTORY ALTERED
SECOND HAND FOR A SWEEP SECONDS

THE DESIGN

So, what did Pierce and others do? Did they re-tool and re-design new movements? NO! They simply placed a hollow
canon pinion that allowed a wheeled center shaft to protrude through the dial, mounted a second hand to it, and ran the
combo with the very sub-seconds wheel they were eliminating...

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Instead of the drive train turning the dial protruding shaft/pinion at 6 position connected to the tiny second hand, they mounted
a large brass/alloy wheel on the opposite side of the shaft that now protruded through the bridge. That wheel turned a wheel
on top of a NEW center "shaft' held in position be a new this jeweled bridge that went through a new HOLLOW center cannon
pinion in the center of the movement that then protruded through the center of the dial where a new long sweep second hand
attached;  the idea being that one had a large second hand that went round in tune with the movement and the chapter ring
so one could count, time & now even synchronize.READ FURTHER DOWN ON WHY THIS BEAUTY HAS THE
GREATEST MOVEMENT SHOCK ABSORBER SYSTEM

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ORIGINAL DIAL
NEW ILLUMINATION
RE-OUTLINED

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CI DID NOT BEAD BLAST NOR HEAVY CUT BUFF

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* RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

THE PIERCE PARASHOCK UTILIZES LARGE JEWEL HOLDERS, AN INCABLOC
SHOCK SYS , AND A "PARASHOCK" SYSTEM TO PROTECT THE BALANCE.
THE PARA SHOCK IS A UNIQUE MOVEMENT HOLD-DOWN SYSTEM. NO
SCREWS, NO MOVEMENT HOLD DOWN RING, NO AREA OF COMPLETE
MOVEMENT TOUCHES THE SIDE OR CASE BACK, THERE IS SPACE ON ALL
SIDES WHEN A SHOCK HITS THE WATCH TO MOVE FREELY WITHIN THE
CASE. YET IT DOES NOT MOVE WITH EVERY DAY MOVEMENT. THERE ARE
NO SCREWS METAL HOLD-DOWNS OR ANY TYPE OF STANDARD MOVEMENT
HOLDER WHEN THE MOVEMENT IS FITTED INTO THE CASE THE DIAL POSITIONS
IT AND THERE REMAINS A SPACE ON ALL SIDES WHILE CENTERING THE MOVEMENT.

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HOLD DOWN SPRING IS THE PARASHOCK DEVICE, IT IS WHAT TOUCHES THE CASE BACK

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THE STEM WITH CROWN IS PLACED INTO THE MOVEMENT AND THE SEAL MADE
OF SOFT ALUMINUM IS PLACED AND TOPPED WITH 6 SCREW STEEL CASE BACK.
HUS THE CASE BACK WITH 6 SCREWS LOCKS DOWN THE CASE BACK.  THE UNIQ
UE STEEL SPRING SYSTEM I DISCUSSED TAKES OVER. 

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WWII ERA W/ILLUMINATED LEAF HANDS-RED SWEEP
IMPORTANT. LEAF HANDS ARE NOT ALWAYS DISCOVERED
ON THIS PIERCE PARA SHOCK. THEY GET LOST . RUST OUT,
OR OTHER HANDS ARE PLACED ... 

 

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* RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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NOTE PUSH THROUGH ON LUGS TO CHANGE STRAPS FAST
ALSO, IF A SPRING BAR WAS LOST A PIECE OF WIRE WOULD DO GREAT
THE CASE CONSISTS OF A *BRASS BEZEL PLATED WITH COPPER AND THEN CHROME.
THE CASE BACK IS STAINLESS STEEL WITH 6 SCREWS WITH AN ALUMINUM GASKET.
*REMEMBER METALS WERE IN SHORT SUPPLY

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1940
WWII
PIERCE
WWW
WATERPROOF
FAB SUISSE
PARA SHOCK
ANTI MAGNETIC
STEEL 6 SCREW CASE BACK
32 X 40 MM

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THIS CASE  IS  DESIGNED BETTER THAN MOST MILITARY CASES
IS 95% LEAF HANDS & SWEEPS ARE ORIGINAL

CENTER SWEEP ALUMINUM GASKET
WHITE DIAL
RED SWEEPS HAND
RAISED LUMINANCE NUMERALS
OUTER TIMING CHAPTER

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NOTICE THE THE HOLD DOWN
SPRING FOR THE MOVEMENT?
IT ALLOWS MOVEMENT OF THE MOVEMENT
IT THE EVENT OF HARD SHOCK

NOTICE THE BALANCE SHOCK ABSORBER?
THIS IS A MUST TO PROTECT THE BALANCE STAFF

NOTICE THE LARGE HACKED SECONDS WHEEL?
THIS PROVIDES A SWEEP SECOND HAND WITH CHAPTER RING
FOR TIMING, MEASURING AND COMPUTATIONS NOT
AVAILABLE WITH THE DOMINANT --AT THIS TIME--
SUB-SECONDS REGISTER WATCH MOVEMENT.


FANTASTIC LOOKING  RUNS LIKE IT SHOULD
SETS WINDS PERFECT

1942
PIERCE
ECLIPSE
CALIBER P103
SWISS STYLE BARS
FIFTEEN JEWEL
TRIPLE SHOCK PROTECTED

Features
manual wind
sub second
TRIPLE shock protected
antimagnetic

Data
10.5 / 11.5'''
Dm= 23.3mm
Do=Dm= 25.5mm
H= 4.3mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h