1175 Buford Highway. Suite 120
Suwanee, Georgia. 30024
www.goldsmithworks.com
770.831.1257 - 1.800.438.6894

Date/Report Number …..032612R5BY.04 Item:  1969 - 1970 SIGNAL 17 JEWEL UT 30
IMG_5006.JPG (130356 bytes)

Description of item: VINTAGE 1969 - 1970 SIGNAL 17 JEWEL UT 30 WITH AWESOME RED AND CREME DIAL AND GENUINE TURNED EDGE HAND MADE ITALIAN LIZARD STRAP IN JET BLACK . CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $549.00


Reports are supplied at the request of the customer and it is for the customer's exclusive use. Reports express an opinion of the time of the examination of the jewelry. This report is for customers use only for the following two purposes, indicating estimated retail replacement value to obtain insurance coverage, or for the purpose of providing geological information. goldsmith Works does not guarantee that the appraisal valuation will result in a sale at the price. Estimated retail replacement value is arrived after analyses of what the approximate high retail cash asking price is for labor, materials, and design. These prices may be substantially higher than actual transaction or warranty with regards to any item described in the report, since jewelry grading is not an exact science, this  report represent the best opinion of the company. GoldSmith Works is in no case responsible for differences that occur by repeated grading by other experts in the field and/or use of other standards, norms, methods or criteria other than those used by GoldSmith Works. GoldSmith Works is expressly held harmless by customers including, but with out limitation for any claims or actions that may arise out of negligence in connection with the preparation of this laboratory report, or actions based upon the customer's use of the report. The information on the carat weight, clarity grade, color grade on the report is approximate due to the limitations in jewelry grading. The item was tested, graded, and examined under 10x magnification using the techniques and equipment available to GoldSmith Works, including fully corrected triplet loupe, binocular microscope, master color comparison guides, diamond color comparison tools, electronic carat balance, non-contact optical measuring device, and ancillary instruments necessary at the time of Exam

 

 

 

READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
EXCELLENT CONDITION

VINTAGE
NEAR MINT
1969 - 1970
SIGNAL
17 JEWEL
UT 30


WITH

AWESOME
RED AND CREME
DIAL

AND

GENUINE
TURNED EDGE
HAND MADE
ITALIAN LIZARD STRAP
IN JET BLACK
****************************************************************************

 

THE SIGNAL WATCH APPEARED ON THE RADAR DURING W.W.I. EXAMPLES FROM W.W.II OCCASIONALLY APPEAR. YET SIGNAL WATCHES REMAIN RARE. OUR RESEARCH POINTED TO SEVERAL COMPANIES WHO MANUFACTURED WATCHES WITH SIGNAL AS A BRAND.

WHAT MAKES THIS WONDERFUL EXAMPLE IDENTICAL TO THE SEVERAL W.W.II SIGNAL WATCHES I HAVE RESTORED, IS THE AWESOME DETAIL THAT WENT INTO THE DIAL CREATION.

WHAT EVER THE CAUSE OR CASE [PUN INTENDED] THIS BABY WAS ON THE BAY AND I HAD TO INVEST AND THEN TO SERVICE AND REFURBISH WHAT IS NOW A COMPLETE ORIGINAL THAT LOOKS IN PERSON AS IF IT WERE MADE LAST WEEK. IT IS A STUNNER. AND A WONDERFUL JOY TO WEAR AND RECEIVE THE FEED BACK ON THE SPOT:

WOW, WHAT IS THAT?!

IMG_5006.JPG (130356 bytes)

THE DIAL IS AWESOME.
ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING DIALS I HAVE SEEN
I SIMPLY LOVE WATCHES WITH DIALS
THAT SPORT
COLOR


NOTE: ANY BLACK "STUFF" YOU SEE IS BUFFING COMPOUND THAT WAS DEPOSITED WHEN  I DECIDED TO GENTLY  POLISH THE CRYSTAL USING A BLACK ROUGE COMPOUND TO GIVE IT THAT HIGH LUSTER LOOK AND DID NOT REALIZE I FORGOT TO WIPE IT DOWN  BEFORE SHOOTING.

IMG_5004.JPG (118945 bytes)


THIS SIGNAL HAS AN
OFF-WHITE BASE DIAL

WITH

A RED MARKER RING

IMG_5005.JPG (112192 bytes)

THE OUTER EDGE OF THE RING
HAS
WHITE HASH MARKS
THEN
ANOTHER RING OF OFF-WHITE
WITH RED FULL SECONDS HASHES

IMG_5006.JPG (130356 bytes)

THEN THERE ARE
SILVER RAISED MARKERS
WITH RED INSERTS

WE ARE TALKING STUNNING

AND IT IS SIGNED

SIGNAL
[ORIGINAL 1940'S FONT]
17 JEWELS

IMG_5007.JPG (130401 bytes)

HANDS ARE SILVER
WITH
BLACK INSERTS
WITH TRITIUM END INSERTS

NOTE
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIME PIECES
ONE DOES NOT
ALTER OR  REPLACE OR CHANGE
ANYTHING

AND
THOUGH
IT IS NOT A

VACHERON
PATEK
Jaeger LeCoultrE
ETC

IT IS A
RARE INCREDIBLE FIND

THUS I HAVE NOT RELUMED THE HANDS
THE ORIGINAL AGED COLOR IS PERFECT

IMG_5001.JPG (142009 bytes)

THE CASE IS AWESOME
PERIOD

IMG_5008.JPG (92099 bytes)

NO WEAR

IMG_5009.JPG (100560 bytes)

NO SCRATCHES

IMG_5011.JPG (142030 bytes)

GENUINE LIZARD HAND MADE IN ITALY
STRAP IS PADDED
DOUBLE MATCHING STITCHED
AND HAS TOP GRADE LEATHER BASE
FOR LONG LIFE

IMG_5010.JPG (135434 bytes)

ITALIAN

I LIKE TO PLACE
HIGH QUALITY
WATCH STRAPS
ON MY FINISHED RESTORE
REMEMBER
WE WILL PLACE A STRAP OF YOUR CHOICE
ON ANY WATCH.
IF PRICE MATCHES WITHIN REASON
TO THE ONE OFFERED
NO CHARGE 
IF YOU WANT ONE COSTING MORE
WE WILL ADVISE TO WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS
AND
IF YOU AGREE WE WILL PLACE IT ON FOR YOU

 

IMG_5003.JPG (122538 bytes)

PERFECT FITTING CROWN
THE BEZEL IS BASE METAL
WITH
SCREW DOWN STAINLESS CASE BACK

IMG_4761.JPG (180496 bytes)

CASES CAN TAKE HOURS TO
MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE THEY ARE

IT TAKES A LOT OF BUFFING AT HIGH HEAT TO RESTORE CASES.
DURING THAT PROCESS THE ROUGE IS ACTUALLY BUFFED INTO THE SKIN
ONE HAS TO "FEEL" THE PIECE TO GET IT RIGHT. SO MY HANDS ARE
USED TO CASE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE SO HOT THEY CAN BURN PAPER
AS A RESULT OF THIS FACT, IT TAKES DAYS TO GET THE ROUGE OUT OF
MY HANDS. SO IF YOU SEE PICS OF MY HANDS IN PHOTOS
, KNOW IT IS SEMI-PERMANENT FOR DAYS........
AND THAT IS WHY OUR CASES ARE AWESOME.


IMG_4988.JPG (160650 bytes)

THE SIGNAL WATCH BRAND WAS INTRODUCED IN THE EARLY 1940'S. THE BASIC CALIBER WAS THE AS 1800 SERIES. IN 1969/1970, THE BRAND WAS REINTRODUCED AND THE MOVEMENT WAS AN UT 30. THE ACTUAL EBAUCH WAS THE FE 140-A.

SIGNED
UT 30
[MODIFIED FE 140A]

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
H= 4.05mm
T= 2.0mm
17 jewels
f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 49h


*******************************************

CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES
ALL FEATURES WORK

**************************************\