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Date/Report Number …..032613.FN267781HY.04 Item:  1952 EARLY VIETNAM KOREAN WAR RADIUM DIALED POST 17J MILITARY WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE   RESTORED & OVERHAULED 1952 EARLY VIETNAM KOREAN WAR RADIUM DIALED POST 17J MILITARY WATCH WITH SIGNED POST WATCH CO GENERAL WATCH CO [HELVETIA HELIOS HELBROS] 800C 17 J INTEGRATED SWEEP SECONDS WITH ORIGINAL JB CHAMPION SNAKE STRAP 31 X 38 MM W/O CROWN

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $595.00


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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED

1952
EARLY VIETNAM
KOREAN WAR
RADIUM DIALED
POST
17J
MILITARY WATCH

WITH

SIGNED
POST WATCH CO
GENERAL WATCH CO
[HELVETIA HELIOS HELBROS]
800C
17 J
INTEGRATED
SWEEP SECONDS

WITH

ORIGINAL
JB CHAMPION
SNAKE STRAP

31 X 38
MM
W/O CROWN

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AWESOME
TRUE ORIGINAL CONDITION
WATCH CASE

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KILLER ORIGINAL
BLACK DIAL
WITH
ORIGINAL
WHITE
NUMERALIZED
SWEEP SECONDS CHAPTER

RAISED RADIUM NUMBERS

**LIGHTLY OVER RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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*ORIGINAL WHITE
ILLUMINATED CENTER
HANDS

 THE FIRST OF THE STYLE
THAT WILL BE
UTILIZED IN LATER
U.S. GOV VIETNAM ISSUE WATCHES
AND
MANY DIVE AND DIVE STYLE WATCHES 

*RE-ILLUMINATED HOUR & MINUTE HANDS

WHILE KEEPING WITH ORIGINAL CONDITION

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I CANNOT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH
THAT WE DID NOTHING
TO THIS CASE
NO REFINISHING
WHAT-SO-EVER

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HERE WE ARE CURING THE U.V. CEMENT
UTILIZED TO SEAL CRYSTAL TO CASE

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THE ORIGINAL CROWN PARTIALLY
SEATS INTO THE CASE

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ORIGINAL CROWN IS MINT
AND
IS CASE MATCHED

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WE HAD TO INVEST IN THE PARTS REQUIRED
FOR SETTING AND WINDING
INCLUDING A NEW SET BRIDGE AND SET LEVER

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NEW PARTS INSTALLED

 

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STEEL SCREW IN CASE BACK

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WE EVEN HAVE AN ORIGINAL TO PERIOD
JB CHAMPION
GENUINE SNAKE
BLACK WATCH STRAP

IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH ONLY
MINOR WEAR AREAS

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THE ILLUMINATED SWEEPS SECOND HAND
LOOKS EXACTLY AS IT WAS AFTER OVER 60 YEARS
WE TOUCHED UP ILLUMINATION OVER THE OLD RADIUM
JUST LIKE IT WAS WHEN WORN OUT

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A LIGHT FILM OF AF-LUMINOVA
WAS PAINSTAKINGLY APPLIED
TO THE RAISED  RADIUM NUMERALS
THE HANDS AND SWEEP SECONDS

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UP CLOSE WE CAN SEE HOW ROCK EVEN PLACED
AF-LUMINOVA
ON AREAS THAT WERE WORN THROUGH THE RED PAINT
AND WE CAN NOTE THE WAY THE NUMERALS LOOK

[ HAND WAS RADIUM PAINTED THEN
RED WAS PLACED TO REFINE THE AREA ]

BUT THAT IS BECAUSE UP CLOSE & MAGNIFIED

IN REALITY
THE NEW ILLUMINATION LOOKS LIKE IT IS COMPLETELY
OVER THE RADIUM NUMBERS AND LOOKS CORRECT

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THE ABOVE SHOT OF A RECENT ZODIAC SEA WOLF RESTORATION
SHOWS THE DIAL IN RESTORED & REFINISHED CONDITION

BUT
THE POST WATCH DIAL WAS MEANT TO LOOK
OLD AND ORIGINAL
WHICH IT IS BESIDES THE RELUME OVER OLD RADIUM

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THIS JB CHAMPION
SNAKE STRAP
IS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION
IT EVEN HAS IT'S ORIGINAL FINISH

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FABULOUS

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BEFORE
OVERHAUL & RESTORATION
IT IS DIRTY AND STAINED

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WHAT YOU SAY? LOUSY JOB? YOU CAN EAT OFF
THIS MOVEMENT--AND IT OPERATES FLAWLESSLY. 

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AFTER OVERHAUL
NEW SET LEVER BRIDGE ASSOCIATED PARTS
NEW BALANCE COMPLETE
NEW MAINSPRING

11 ULAG2 
AS 1906

Features
automatic
sweep second
day date

Data
17 jewels
f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 44hr

 

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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