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Report Number …..022612RBY.04 Item:  1970 HAMAZAWA Le Gant QS DIVE WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1970 HAMAZAWA Le Gant QS DIVE WATCH with DAY/DATE (QS MEANS QUICK SET) and HAMAZAWA LTD JAPANESE 17 JEWELED SEIKO DIASHOCK PROTECTED MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT 36 X 43 mm W/O CROWN AND STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET FITS UP TO 7 1/4 AND ORIGINAL RUBBER ALLOY DIVE STRAP

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $489.00


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1970
HAMAZAWA
Le Gant
QS
DIVE WATCH
with
DAY/DATE

(QS MEANS QUICK SET)

and

HAMAZAWA LTD
JAPANESE
17 JEWELED
SEIKO DIASHOCK PROTECTED
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

36 X 43 mm
W/O CROWN

AND

STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET
FITS UP TO 7 1/4

AND

ORIGINAL
RUBBER ALLOY
DIVE STRAP

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HAMAZAWA

1954 to 1986

Hamazawa Ltd was founded in 1954.

 

By 1960, Hamazawa was developing an inexpensive yet well built line of movements. Their first were the 50xx and 80xx family of calibres.

 

HAMAZAWA Ltd also had close ties to Suwa Seikosha Ltd. In the 1970's, HAMAZAWA and Suwa Seikoshain applied jointly  for electronic patents.

 

In the late 1960s, Hamazawa developed the base 50xx calibre series along the lines of Timex. Inexpensive and simple, yet they utilized a measure of Japanese quality by adding some refinements such as a jewelled lever escapement and jewelled balance bearings. These movements were utilized by Orient, Benrus, Montgomery Ward, Sears and Astral.

 

By the seventies --before quartz would reign king--Hamazawa added further refinements to compete in the open market such as 17 and 21 jeweled movements. These movements were simple yet solid creations with well jeweled and engineered make up. These movements would be signed for the brand utilized again in many Japanese and Foreign watch brands.

 

Because of the quartz revolution, in 1983,Hamazawa merged with Takagi LTD & Tenryu LTD - major Seiko watch case supplier - to form Sanritus ltd. By 1986 it was taken over by Seiko-Epson and disappeared.

 

Le GANT

Le Gant was a brand made for Montgomery Wards and a few other retailers. It was also sold in France and Hong Kong.


QS
QS was for QUICK SET. Which was a selling feature first introduced by Hamazawa on a series of 4 watches, this being the only DIVERS. The technology, like the Diashock balance protection top and bottom, originated with and was approved by, SEIKO.


 

 


 

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THIS PERHAPS THIS ONE OF THE FEW WATCHES
WE HAVE LABELED
NEAR MINT CONDITION

MINT CONDITION MEANS THE WATCH IS EXACTLY
AS IT WAS WHEN FIRST SOLD OR OFFERED

A WATCH THAT HAS ITS DIAL FADED
OR
ANYTHING NOT LOOKING BRAND NEW
CANNOT BE LABELED MINT CONDITION

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THIS IS A RARITY
ONLY 30
HAVE MADE THE GRADE
SINCE 2006

WE HAVE A
NEAR MINT CONDITION
VINTAGE

SIGNED

Le Gant
QS
WATER RESISTANT
17 JEWELS
WITH
JAPAN 5023 0110T

WITH
DAY DATE
DATE IS QUICK SET
FIRST PULL CLICK OF CROWN
DATE IS 24 HR SET

QS = QUICK SET

 

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THE BLACK ON SILVER ROTATING BEZEL
LOOKS LIKE NEW

THE INNER 24 HOUR
COLORED CHAPTER RING
IN
WHITE & RED
WITH
WHITE & RED
NUMERALS
LOOKS BRAND NEW

THE
SEA BLUE DIAL
WITH
  METALLIC STYLE FINISH
LOOKS BRAND NEW

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THE RECTANGULAR
TRITIUM MARKERS
AND
ALL THREE STEEL HANDS
WITH
TRITIUM  INSERTS
LOOK BRAND NEW

 

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AND
THOUGH IT IS BETWEEN 30 & 32 YEARS OLD
THE TRITIUM STILL HAS SOME GLOW

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BESIDES SOME POLISH ROUGH IN THE SLOTS
THE CASE BACK IS LIKE NEW
AND
STILL HAS ITS PLASTIC PROTECTOR

THOSE MARKS ARE ON THE PLASTIC ,

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THE CROWN IS LIKE NEW

 

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THIS CASE IS CHROME PLATED
YET NONE IS WORN
A FEW TINY MARS HERE AND THERE IS WHAT
HALTS IT BEING TITLED
MINT CONDITION

A MAR SUCH AS THAT
MAGNIFIED
LITTLE MARK
ON THE
LEFT LUG
ABOVE!

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WE ARE TALKING A TALKER HERE
WEAR THIS JEWEL AND TALK IT UP
BECAUSE IT IS SUPERB
AWESOME
STUNNING
AND
IT'S LOOKS ARE PROFESSIONAL

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I GUESS IT COULD PASS 1,000,000 TO 1
OF ALL THE OFFERS
FROM ALL THE VENDERS
FROM ALL OF EBAY
FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS
AS
MINT CONDITION

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I HAVE ALL TYPES AND STYLES OF STRAPS AND BRACELETS
I CHOSE THIS ONE DUE TO
LUG SIZE AND LOOKS

IN THESE PICS THE CHROME CASE DIFFERS FROM THE STEEL
BUT IT LIFE IT WORKS PRETTY GOOD
THE CAMERA SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO
REFINE AND DEFINE BETTER THAN LIFE



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BUT WE ARE INCLUDING
THE ORIGINAL
RUBBER ALLOY
STRAP

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WITH STEEL BUCKLE

NOTE: AT THE TIME THIS WATCH WAS SOLD, HONG KONG WAS THE PLACE TO GO TO BUY WATCHES JEWELRY SHIRTS AND SUITS. EXPENSIVE MERCHANDIZE CUSTOM TAILORS AND MORE...



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YOU CAN TELL BY THE HOLES
THIS WATCH WAS NEVER WORN!

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THE BENDS IN THE ALLOY RUBBER
WITH NO MARKS OR STRETCHING
OF HOLES OR BUCKLE AREA OR SPRING BAR HOLES
DEMONSTRATE THE WATCH WAS ONCE IN A DISPLAY
BUT NOT WORN

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THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL
WAS LIKE NEW

WE LIGHTLY POLISHED
[AND I MEAN LIGHLY]
TO BRING OUT THE CLARITY
FROM 30 YEARS OF SITTING

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THE BRACELET IS NICE
FITS UP TO 7 1/4

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WE HAVE EXTENDERS
OR
FOR A FEW BUCKS ADDITIONAL
WE COULD PROVIDE
A NEW BRACELET
OF YOUR CHOICE



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STANDARD FOLD OVER



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SIGNED
HAMAZAWA
5023A
SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS
UNADJUSTED
JAPAN

Features
manual wind
sweep second
day/date
quick set
diastar shock absorber
[seiko]
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 42h
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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
QUICK SET WORKS
DATE AND DAY WORKS
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RESTORED
OVERHAULED SERVICED
WWII
PERSONAL
GERMAN MILITARY
SUPER SUISSE
15 RUBIS ANCRE

33 X 40
W/O CROWN

WITH

WWII
Wehrmachtswerk
[GERMAN ARMY MOVEMENT]
WITH
[FACTORY UPGRADED]
RHODIUM GILDED PLATES
SWISS BARS
GOLD JEWEL SETTINGS
16 JEWELED
AS 1130

WITH

BROWN LEATHER
&
STEEL KEEPERS
NATO G-18
MILITARY STRAP

AND

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

18.00 USA 2 DAY AIR IN$URED
WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY 

25.00 INTERNATIONAL REGISTERED SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND IN$URANCE

AND

800 438 6894 TOLL FREE SUPPORT
INTERNATIONAL +17708311257
M-SAT 11AM - 7 PM EST

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1940'S
GERMAN 
ORIGINAL RADIUM DIAL

SIGNED

SUPER SUISSE
15 RUBIS ANCRE
ANTIMAGNETIC

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BUILDING
THE
SUPER SUISSE

WHEN A COMPANY COMPLETED THE DESIGNED OF A TIME PIECE, AN ORDER WAS PLACED ON THE FACTORY FLOOR. WORKERS THEN FABRICATED THE DIALS & CASES AS A LOT. THEN THEY USUALLY ASSEMBLED THE MOVEMENTS FROM EBAUCHES PURCHASED FROM A ANY NUMBER OF WATCH MOVEMENT MANUFACTURERS.

THIS SUPER SUISSE CASE AND DIAL WAS MANUFACTURED IN GERMANY FOR AS 1130  WEHRMACHTSWERK MOVEMENTS PURCHASED AS COMPLETE UNITS FROM SWISS MANUFACTURER A. SCHILD.

THE SPECIFIC DESIGN CALLED FOR WHITE OR BLACK RADIUM DIALS, WITH OUTLINED RADIUM NUMBERS, A STAINLESS STEEL TWO-PART CASE, WITH INTEGRATED COPPER MOVEMENT HOLDING RING, ILLUMINATED HANDS WITH SUB SECONDS, AND A 15 JEWEL VERSION OF THE AS 1130 GERMAN ARMY MOVEMENT.

AS COMPLETED SUPER SUISSE UNITS BEGAN ARRIVING AT GERMAN SHOPS, JEWELERS DECIDED THAT THE AS 1130 WEHRMACHTSWERK MOVEMENTS WITH SWISS BARS, RHODIUM GILDED PLATES AND GOLD JEWEL SETTINGS , WAS A BETTER SALE FOR OFFICERS, DOCTORS AND OTHER HIGH RANKING GERMAN OFFICIALS.


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THE ONLY VERSIONS WITH THESE FEATURES HAD 16 + JEWELS. SO THE FACTORY PURCHASED AND INSERTED THE TOP END 16 JEWEL 1130 INTO THE SUPER SUISSE CASES.

THE WATCHES DIALS WERE NOT REDESIGNED TO REPLACE THE "15 RUBIS ANCRE" WITH  "16" DUE TO HE FACT THE DIALS WERE ALREADY MANUFACTURED AND THE MAIN GOAL WAS TO SELL THE PREMIUM WATCH WITH THE FEATURES OF THE MAJOR FINISHING  VERSES THE EXTRA JEWEL.  


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THE
ALL STEEL CASE
IS IN
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION

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THE SIZE OF THE CASE
IS SURELY
EXCEPTIONAL
ESPECIALLY FOR THE PERIOD
AT
33 X 40
W/O CROWN

WITH WIDE OPEN CRYSTAL RING
THE ENTIRE DIAL
IS ON DISPLAY

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WE DID NOT RE-LUME THE DIAL
IT SIMPLY IS TOO WONDERFUL
AND
VALUABLE

THE DIAL REMAINS   ORIGINAL

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THE CROWN IS LARGE
THE LUGS ARE FIXED
IT HAS ALL THE DETAILS
OF A WELL MADE 
PRIVATELY OWNED
EARLY GERMAN MILITARY WATCH

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THOUGH THE NUMERALS WERE NOT RE-LUMED
I DECIDED TO RE-LUME THE HANDS

YOU STILL HAVE THE CAPABILITY
TO VIEW TIME IN THE DARK

AND KEEP
HE MINT CONDITION
DIAL AS IT WAS

 

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LUMINOVA
ILLUMINATED

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


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THE
G-18
NATO
BROWN LEATHER
WITH
3 STEEL KEEPERS
+
THE BUCKLE
OFFER
COMFORT - RUGGEDNESS - AN AWESOME LOOK
AND
WORKS PERFECTLY WITH THE FIXED LUGS

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LOOK AT THE CASE
AND
WIDE GERMAN FIXED WIRE LUGS

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FANTASTIC

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THIS IS HOW YOU PLACE ANY EXTRA
LENGTH INTO THE KEEPERS
AFTER A WHILE IT WILL ACT LIKE
YOUR TIME PIECE HAS A MEMORY

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AND THE LOOK WILL SURELY
HAVE PEOPLE ASKING YOU


WHERE DID YOU GET IT

FABULOUS!


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SIGNED AS 1130

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THIS AS 1130 REQUIRED

MAIN SPRING
HAIR SPRING
BALANCE STAFF
CENTER WHEEL

220.00 WORTH OF WORK AND PARTS

ALL ARE NEW EXCEPT THE CENTER WHEEL


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THE BALANCE WAS COMPLETED
6 HOURS WORK

HERE WE ARE CHANGING THE MAIN SPRING

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NEW STEEL SPRING

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THIS IS WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE

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LAID ON TOP OF BARREL

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PRESSED BY HAND

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READY TO CLOSE

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THIS DIAL IS ORIGINAL

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  REPAIR THE FEET

 

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HERE IS THE STAINLESS STEEL CASE BOTTOM
NOTE THE COPPER RING
THE MOVMENT FITS INTO THE CASE BOTTOM

A LEDGE AROUND THE MOVEMENT
MESHES WITH THE RING

KEEPING THE MOVEMENT SECURE
AND ABOVE THE CASE BACK FLOOR

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A VIEW FROM THE TOP
THE WATCH MOVEMENT WITH DIAL
NEVER RESTS ON THE BOTTOM

OFFERING SOME PROTECTION FROM DROPPING
OR
KNOCKING AGAINST THE CASE 

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HERE DIAL IS MOUNTED
MOVEMENT IS THEN SET

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ALL STEEL CASE
BEZEL WITH FIXED LUGS


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EDEL STAHL
001056

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HERE SHE  IS CLOSED UP

 

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HANDS INSTALLED

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NEW CRYSTAL

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WITH CRYSTAL

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A WONDERFUL TIME PIECE

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WWII
AS 1130
Wehrmachtswerk
[GERMAN ARMY MOVEMENT]

Features
manual wind
sub second
gold jewel settings
rhodium bridge finish
swiss bars

Overhauled
new main spring
new old stock gair spring
new balance staff
new center wheel

Data
13''', Dm= 29.0mm, Do= 29.4mm
H= 3.8mm
F= 0.8mm
T= 1.7mm
16jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 41h

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT