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Date/Report Number …..051506.T70.49 Item:  GOLD PLATED WWII 1938 CYMA MILITARY GSTP POCKETWATCH 
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Description of item: BRITISH GOLD PLATED WWII 1938 CYMA MILITARY GSTP POCKETWATCH  51MM W/O BOW 71 MM WITH BOW WITH ORIGINAL  CRYSTAL, BLACK DIAL WITH DIAL HAS PROPER LUME DOTS & 12 - 9 & 3 NUMERALS,  CASE BACK SIGNED BROAD ARROW-CROW FOOT G.S.T.P. M8 637   LUME 12 3 9 LUME DOTS EVERY HOUR FULL LUME HANDS  Cyma 707 1938-1942 352699 Patented
Swiss Made 15 Jewels  Features stem wind and set sub second Data 17''', Dm= 37.8mm H= 3.85mm 15 jewels f = 18000 A/h power reserve 30h open face calibre Breguet hairspring family: hunter / open face. ATTACHED TO THE WATCH IS A LEATHER  CONDITION FINE TO MINT.

Estimated Retail Replacement Value $800.00


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In 1939, with war on the horizon, the British War Department
realized they required time pieces. With no plans and knowing that a shortage of watches would surely occur, they quickly purchased watches from numerous Swiss watch makers and retailers.

Each watch had to have 15 jewels, luminous black or white dial, and subsidiary seconds dial. Most were snap backs though there were higher grades with screw backs.

Most of these pocket watches were titled "General Service" time pieces and   classified as "Temporary Pattern". Thus they were stamped "GSTP".

These GSTP watches would become the work horse of the military. From Radio operators to drivers, they fulfilled the requirements of keeping time through out the war.

Note: at the conclusion of the hostilities, most of the watches purchased by the various Government Buyers were destroyed due to a deal with suppliers. The suppliers had sold these watches at a discount and they did not want the market flooded at the wars conclusion with "surplus military watches".


Note 2: At the conclusion of the war Field Marshal Montgomery would visit a watch company to thank them for their war time effort -no pun intended.

 

 

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