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Date/Report Number …..022612R5BY.04 Item:  VINTAGE WWII 1940 HELIOS RED 24HR RADIUM DIALED MILITARY WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII 1940 HELIOS RED 24HR RADIUM DIALED MILITARY WATCH 32 x 37 W/O CROWN WITH HELIOS MODIFIED AS 1035 15 JEWEL MANUAL WIND SUB-SECONDS MOVEMENT AND AWESOME PERIOD HEAVY DUTY SWIVEL BUCKLE OVER COAT STRAP CONDITION FINE

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $599.00


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VINTAGE
WWII
1940
HELIOS
RED 24HR
RADIUM DIALED
MILITARY WATCH

32 x 37
W/O CROWN

WITH

HELIOS
MODIFIED
AS 1035
15 JEWEL
MANUAL WIND
SUB-SECONDS
MOVEMENT

AND

AWESOME PERIOD
HEAVY DUTY
SWIVEL BUCKLE
OVER COAT STRAP

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DOES A WATCH HAVE TO BE GOVERNMENT ISSUED TO BE STATED AS  MILITARY?

THOUGH THERE ARE DIE-HARDS THAT BELIEVE ONLY WATCHES LIKE THE A-11 HACKING WATCH ARE MILITARY, THE FACT IS, BETTER WATCHES WERE MADE FOR DIRECT SALE TO MILITARY MEMBERS, NURSES, DOCTORS AND DEFENSE PERSONAL. AND, LIKE THE 1960' ZODIAC SEA WOLF, MANY WOULD BE COME FAMOUS TO THE TROOPERS WHO WORE THEM.

THERE WERE LITERALLY MILLIONS OF SOLDIERS DURING WWI WWII, VIETNAM AND OTHER WARS, BATTLES, CONFLICTS. ONLY A FRACTION OF THE WATCHES WORN BY TROOPS WERE PROVIDED BY THE MILITARY. MILITARY ISSUED WATCHES HARDLY EVER WERE OFFERED TO "GRUNTS".

THE WATCH INDUSTRY WERE AWARE OF THIS FACT AND PRODUCED AND MARKETED MILLIONS OF WATCHES THAT WERE "MILITARY DESIGNED" WATCHES WHICH WERE DESIGNED AND SOLD TO SOLDIERS.

JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE BELOW 1918 AND 1942 ADVERTS FOR GRUEN. THEY HAD EIGHT MODELS FOR DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF THE US ARMED FORCES & DEFENSE ORGANIZATIONS. AND, AS I STATED, MANY WERE MADE BETTER FROM CASE MATERIAL TO DESIGN AND MOVEMENT, LIKE THE GLYCINE AND UNIVERSAL GENEVA, OR THE ALPINA, PAGE, LANCO, EMPIRE, OH.. HECK.. YOU GET THE DRIFT.

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IN 1941 THEY OFFERED A SERIES OF WATCHES FOR 8 SEPARATE DEFENSE SERVICES, FROM THE FLYER, NAVY PERSONAL, MARINES AND ARMY TO THE   AMERICAN LEGION , STATE GUARD, WOMAN FLYER AND MEDICAL CORPS NURSE, THEY HAD ALL BASES COVERED. NOE THESE WERE NOT CHEAP WATCHES NOR WERE THEY GOVERNMENT SPEC, THEY WERE AT LEAST TWICE THE SOPHISTICATION THAN THE VERY MILITARY  WATCHES THEY AND OTHERS MADE.

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MILITARY DESIGN
THE TEN YEAR PERIOD BETWEEN 1938 AND 1948 SAW THE UNIQUE STYLE OF MILITARY WATCHES SWEEP THE GLOBE. THE DEIGNS INCLUDED 29 TO 34 MM CASES, SCREW ON BACKS AND UNIQUE SNAP TWIST BACKS  THAT AFFORDED SOME WATER PROTECTION, SHOCK ABSORBERS IN 15 AND 17 JEWELED MOVEMENTS. THE DIALS WERE ALSO REVAMPED TO WHITE OR BLACK WITH, IN SOME CASES, TWO TONE COLORS. THEY HAD OUTLINED RAISED RADIUM NUMBERS, 24HR MILITARY MARKERS, AND MOST HAD SWEEP SECONDS WITH OUTER CHAPTER RINGS AND LUMED HANDS AND IN MANY MODELS A RED OR CONTRASTING COLOR SWEEP SECOND HAND.

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AWESOME
MATT WHITE
24HR MILITARY DIAL

RE-LUMED
BLACK OUTLINED
RAISED NUMERALS

RED 24 HR

BLACK OUTER
MINUTE CHAPTER RING

BLACK
SUB-SECONDS
REGISTER

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SIGNED

HELIOS
SHOCK RESIST
ANTIMAGNETIC
SWISS

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RARE LARGE SIZE FOR PERIOD
32 x 37
W/O CROW

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BLACK STEEL MILITARY STYLE
LUMINOVA INSERT
MINUTE & HOUR
HAND

RED SUB-SECONDS
HAND

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OLD RADIUM WAS REMOVED
FROM HANDS
AND
RAISED NUMERALS

NEW
LUMINOVA
ILLUMINATION
IS
PERFECT

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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AWESOME
RESTORED CASE
AND
SCREW DOWN
CASE BACK

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THIS STRAP HAS BEEN RESTORED
IS FITS 7.5 TO SIZE 9
IT WAS MADE SO THAT
THE WATCH COULD BE WORN ON
THE OUTSIDE OF A JACKET/COAT
THE FINISH IS EVEN WITH AN AGED LOOK

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THIS AWESOME
HELOSIA
IS ATTACHED
TO A VERY
INTERESTING
PERIOD
LEATHER STRAP

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IT'S
LEATHER
&

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ORIGINAL
BRASS RIVETS
ARE IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION

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THE BUCKLE END
HAS A SWIVEL
AND
DOUBLE KEEPERS

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THE BUCKLE ON ANGLE

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YOU CAN PLACE
OVER
POCKET BUTTON
AND
SWIVEL
TO READ TIME

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CONDITION OF
HEAVY GRAINED LEATHER
IS EXCELLENT

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SHARP AND CLASSY
YET
DURABLE
AND
HEAVY DUTY

YOU CAN SEE THE GRAIN
IN THE LEATHER

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HELIOS
MODIFIED
AS 1035
1940

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 3.8mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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