|Date/Report Number ..081211.LC-87533EY0.322 Item: HELVETIA 1940-44 WWII MILITARY WRIST WATCH|
|Description of item: VINTAGE HELVETIA 1940-44
MILITARY WRIST WATCH 33.44 X 40 MM WITH ORIGINAL NOS CRYSTAL & CROWN NEWLY RELUMED
RAISED & OUTLINED LUMED NUMBERS WITH 24 HOUR RED MILITARY TIME WITH RELUMED ORIGNAL
HOUR & MINUTE HAND WITH ORIGINAL RED SECONDS HAND WITH NEW LUXURY DOULBE CONTRAST
STITCHED & PADDED HONEY COLOR TOP GRAIN MILITARY PILOTS CHRONO STRAP COMPLETE WITH
STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE. THIS HELVETIA HAS A MATT WHITE DIAL
SECONDS CHAPTER RING MARKED EVERY FIVE SECONDS 5 THROUGH 60 BLACK OUTLINED RAISED
LUMINANCE NUMBERS RED 24 HOUR TIME. SIZE = 33.44 X 40 MM. TWO PIECE CASE RESTORED
NICKLE PLATE OVER COPPER PLATE. LUGS HAVE HOLE-THROUGHS FOR EASE OF REMOVING STRAP ALSO
ALLOWED USE OF PINS WHEN SPRING BARS COULD NOT BE HAD. DIAL SIGNED HELVETIA
SWISS STAINLESS STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACK SIGNED ANTIMAGNETIC STEEL BACK WATERPROOF SWISS MADE SHOCK PROTECTED ANTIMAGNETIC 32 80 2 GENERAL WATCH COMPANY SWITZERLAND. MOVEMENT SIGNED HELVETIA SWITZERLAND 100C  SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED Features manual wind sweep second shock protected Data 11.5''', Dm= 25.55mm H= 4.95mm 17 jewels f = 18000 A/h power reserve 40h . CONDITION EXCELLENT TO FINE.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00
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Helvetia, General Watch Co, Bienne, Reconvilier, Tramelan, Vienna
1880: Foundation of La Generale Watch Co / General Watch Co by the company Louis Brandt & Fils (Omega) for manufacturing cylinder watches and genuine Helvertia calibres with enhanced quality lever movements.
1885: Transfer of the trade mark Helvertia from Louis Brandt & Fils to the new La Generale Watch Co.
1968: Aquisition of the movement factory Helvetia SA in Reconvilier by the SGT. (Societe des Garde-Temps SA). The watch factory Montres Helvetia SA in Bienne remained independent.