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Date/Report Number …..040612.FN698HY.04 Item:  1930-1945 SEIKOSHA SEIKO MILITARY
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1930-1945 SEIKOSHA SEIKO MILITARY 24 HOUR 28.3 X 34 W/O CROWN STRAP ONE INCH WIDE WITH SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT AND CASE WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER MILITARY STRAP

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1290.00


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READY TO WEAR
FULLY RESTORED & OVERHAULED
EXCELLENT CONDITION

1930-1945
SEIKOSHA
SEIKO
MILITARY
24 HOUR

28.3 X 34
W/O CROWN
STRAP ONE INCH WIDE

WITH

SEIKOSHA
MOVEMENT
AND
CASE

WITH

ORIGINAL
LEATHER
MILITARY STRAP



 

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 Kintaro Hattori


FROM 1874 TO 1917,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD.

JAPAN  HAD BECOME A BUILDER OF HER OWN ARMAMENTS, SHIPS, PLANES AND HAD EVEN  IMPROVED UPON THE ADVANCEMENTS OF THE MODERNIZED WORLD.

IN FACT, AFTER THE 1904-05 ANNIHILATION OF TWO VAUNTED AND POWERFUL RUSSIAN FLEETS, SHE HAD BECOME A WELCOME TREATY PARTNER OF THE USA, BRITAIN AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.

BY 1917,  DAINI SEIKOSHA WAS SEEKING WESTERN TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THEIR  CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES. THEY INVITED SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN. THEY DID WHAT THE JAPANESE DO BEST. UNDER THE BANNER OF POSSIBLE EXPORTS, THESE COMPANIES WOULD, IN FACT, TEACH THE JAPANESE WOW TO MAKE WATCHES THAT, BY THE 1950'S, WOULD COMPETE TOE TO TOE, WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBAL WATCH COMMUNITY.


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IN 1917, JAPAN HAD AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. THE ABOVE ADD IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THIS OFFER AND ITS HISTORY.

MANY SEIKOSHA MILITARY WATCHES CONTAINED WALTHAM MOVEMENTS! IN ADDITION, SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LIMITED ANTIQUE VINTAGE JAPANESE TIME PIECES AVAILABLE TODAY, SUCH AS THIS SEIKOSHA SEIKO TIME PIECE WITH SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT THAT HAS ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SWISS OR AMERICAN TIME PIECE OF THE DAY.


THE SEIKOSHA WATCH >
SEIKO > NATION + DELIKATA + OTHERS....

I SPEND MOST OF MY "SPARE" TIME SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR RESTORATION,. I DO NOT COLLECT THEM, I SELL THEM-- SO I CAN DO IT OVER AND OVER. SO, I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA SEIKO/NATION

AFTER THE RUSSO-JAPANESE  WAR [1905], WITH JAPAN'S STUNNING VICTORY, JAPAN WAS ON THE MOVE. HER EMPIRE ON THE BUILD -MOTIVATED BY A GROWING RIGHT WING IMPERIAL MILITARY  WING - JAPAN, WITH FULL SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,  RECEIVED THE   RIGHT  TO "COLONIZE" KOREA.

IN REALITY, THE US-BRITISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS SIMPLY HANDED OVER KOREA [1910] --WHICH HAD BEEN A RUSSIAN SEMI-COLONY--AS A "REWARD" OR THE LATE "SPOILS RESULTING FROM THE WAR.

IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT JAPAN SOUGHT WESTERN TECHNOLOGY IN A BID TO FURTHER WHAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY FROM A BACKWARDS TECHNOLOGY NATION OF 1875, TO A NATION THAT DESTROYED TWO RUSSIAN FLEETS IN 1905.

THE ONE AND ONLY POWERFUL SEIKOSHA COMPANY TRAVELED THE GLOBE ABSORBING ALL THE INNOVATIONS IN TIME KEEPING AND SOON BECAME THE MAIN WATCH AND CLOCK DRIVING AND PRODUCING FORCE IN JAPAN.

WITH MILITARY ACTIONS IN KOREA, CHINA, MANCHURIA AND OTHER PLACES, SEIKOSHA PRODUCED A HOST OF WATCHES WITH NAMES SUCH AS  "NATION" [ SIGNIFYING THE JAPANESE NATION] SEIKO [AS A MODEL LINE AND NOT NOT A BRAND YET],    DELIKATA AND OTHERS. THESE WATCHES WOULD BE WORN AND CHERISHED BY JAPANESE SOLDIERS


SEIKOSHA
* Almost every Japanese military timepiece seen to date has carried the mark of watch manufacturer ‘Seikosha’ or ‘K. Hattori’, the forerunners of the modern day Seiko Co. Ltd. Ginza Tokyo, Japan. 

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ITEMS IN ABOVE PHOTOS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS OFFER
THEY ARE SHOWN TO DEMONSTRATE WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT
SERIOUS COLLECTIBLE WATCHES.
THOUGH WE OFFER A LIMITED WARRANTY, TREAT THIS BEAUTY
AS A VALUABLE COLLECTOR TIME PIECE
PARTS ARE EXTREMELY HARD TO LOCATE


SEIKOSHA
SEIKO

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THIS DIAL LOOKS INCREDIBLE
IN REAL LIFE SIZE

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IT LOOKS 100% BETTER
DUE TO THE FACT THE PICS
ENLARGE THE DETAIL

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THIS
SEIKOSHA
SEIKO
WRIST WATCH

 HAS

HAND PAINTED
*BLACK*
1 - 12
NUMERALS

AND

RED
13 - 24
MILITARY TIME


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CHROME PLATED
CASE
IS IN
SUPER EXCELLENT CONDITION

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ORIGINAL DIAL

SIGNED
SEIKO
WITH
OUTER BLACK BUTLER RING

BLACK PAINTED NUMERALS
IN
OFF WHITE RING

WITH

BLACK OUTLINED
METAL SILVER RING

AND

FLAT WHITE
INNER CIRCLE
WITH
RED 13 - 24


THE FOLLOWING ARE GSW GSWW ARCHIVAL
PICTURES OF ROCK RESTORING A
TRENCH STRAP. THE SAME WAY
THE STRAP IN THIS OFFER WAS RESTORED

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ROCK IS APPLYING
OIL AND A LAYER OF POLISH

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ROCK IS STRETCHING
THE OLD LEATHER

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ROCK IS  BUFFING THE OILED STRAP
EMBEDDING THROUGH HEAT & PRESSURE
AT 3600 RPM THE OILS AND WAXES
DEEP INTO THE STRAP LEATHER

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MORE OF THE SAME..

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THIS HOW ROCK RESTORES
ANTIQUE LEATHER STRAPS



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ABSOLUTELY AWESOME
RESTORED STRAP

WITH

STERLING SILVER
CAPPED SPRING BARS

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STRAP STITCHING IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION

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BUCKLE IS MINTY

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I REMOVED THE
JAPANESE STAR
WHEN
RESTORING STRAP
AND
REATTACHED IT
IN THE
ORIGINAL
AGED
CONDITION
IT WAS IN

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LOOK AT THE CASE!!!!!!!!

 
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I SHOULD HAVE HAD A BEFORE PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BE SURE NOT TO WEAR A WHITE
CUFFED SHIRT
FOR THE FIRST
COUPLE OF WEEKS

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WONDERFUL!!!!

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WILL FIT UP TO 7.5


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SIGNED
SKS
STEEL BACK



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I WANNA KEEP IT!

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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