|Date/Report Number ..02252011.LC-UDR9 Item: 1944-1945 WWII ROYCE MILITARY WATCH|
|Description of item: VINTAGE 1944-1945 WWII
ROYCE with ROYCE MODIFIED AS 1197 17J MANUAL WIND ébauche 31 MM W/O LUGS CROWN 31 X 36 MM
W/LUGS ATTACHED IS A NATO STYLE G-18 GREEN NYLON MILITARY STRAP WITH BRUSHED STEEL
KEEPERS.RAISED OUTLINED LUME BORDERED NUMBERS ROYCE CENTER SWEEP ROYCE 17 JEWELS INCABLOC
WATERRESISTENT ANTIMAGNETIC SWISS LUMED HANDS RED SECONDS. HANDS & NUMERALS RELUMED.
NEW CRYSTAL. CASE BACK SIGNED ROYCE ANTIMAGNETIC SHOCK RESISTANT STAINLESS STEEL BACK
WATER RESISTANT. OVEMENT SIGNED ROYCE WATCH CO SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS SWISS ROYCE AS 1194 CA
1944-45 MOG Features manual wind sweep second Swiss 17 Jewels Brevet + Dep Incabloc
Data 11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm H= 4.9mm 15/17 jewels f = 18000 A/h power reserve 43h.
CONDITION IS EXCELLENT.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $650.00
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The ébauche is a jeweled watch movement, without its regulating organs, mainspring, dial, or hands. The ébauche is finished by watchmakers in a finishing shop. This ROYCE utilizes the Swiss AS 1197 as it's base. This same movement can be found in over 10 name brand watches that were mainly designed and sold to soldiers world wide. military military movements. In fact, GSW has several military designed brands for sale with the AS 1197 movement, including the INVICTA, MEAD AVIAN, AND ROYCE!
The AS 1197 family were manufactured in 1942 through 1945. Most of the watches during this time had military dials with outlined raised lume numbers, a sweep second hand, many with colored second hand, most in red, and outer seconds chapter rings, most numbered. Most were cased in "waterproof" chrome, nickel or stainless cases 29 to 32 mm without lugs, all had stainless steel case backs. In addition, the crown tubes were longer than other watch cases.