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Date/Report Number …..011313.FN21HY.04 Item:  RARE 1944 WWII ERA HELBROS
WHITE RADIUM DIALED TRUE 24 HOUR
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Description of item: VINTAGE EXCELLENT CONDITION RARE 1944 WWII ERA HELBROS
WHITE  RADIUM DIALED TRUE 24 HOUR 61-B MILITARY WRIST WATCH 31.5 X 38 MM W/O CROWN AND LEATHER NATO STYLE STRAP
IN BROWN WITH STEEL KEEPERS

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $699.00


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A TRUE 24 HOUR MOVEMENT
WITH A TRUE 24 HOUR DIAL
1 STARTS AFTER "6"

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RARE
1944
WWII ERA
HELBROS
RADIUM DIALED
TRUE 24 HOUR
61-B
MILITARY
WRIST WATCH

33 X 39 MM
W/O
CROWN

AND

OUR VERY BEST
DUAL HIDE
CONTRAST STITCHED
OVER STITCHED
DOUBLE PADDED
VINTAGE STYLE
HEAVY DUTY
LEATHER CHRONOGRAPH
STRAP

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HELBROS WWII HISTORY

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In 1913, when only the relatively well-to-do could afford a timepiece, Helbros was created by the Helbein Brothers. The middle class Swiss German watchmakers goal was to manufacture quality timepieces affordable to the working public. Throughout the 20's and 30's, Helbros became a household name and by the 40's and WWII,     Helbros was supplying watches to American Forces and a major promoter of the War Bond efforts of the United States.

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This is an extract from  a book about Helbros and money channeling in WW2:

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Quick as a Flash was a 30-minute radio quiz program which featured drama segments with guest actors from radio detective shows.

Created by director Richard Lewis and emcee Ken Roberts, the program debuted over the Mutual Network on Sunday, July 16, 1944. Sponsored by the Helbros Watch Company, the show was produced by Lewis and Bernard J. Prockter with scripts by Gene Wang. Music was by Ray Bloch and the Helbros Orchestra.Six contestants from the studio audience competed for cash and other prizes. Clues were presented in the form of dramatic sketches covering such subjects as current events, movies, books and historical situations. With a buzzer, a contestant could interrupt at any time to submit an answer.

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THE DIAL IS MATT WHITE
WITH BLACK NUMBERS
AND BLACK OUTLINED NUMBERS
WITH RAISED ILLUMINATION
[WAS RADIUM]
UTILIZING AF LUMINOVA

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BLACK STEEL MILITARY STYLE HANDS
WITH RAISED ILLUMINATION
[WAS RADIUM]
UTILIZING AF LUMINOVA

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HANDS CLEANED
READY FOR LUME

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HANDS ILLUMINATED

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AS YOU CAN SEE
THE ILLUMINATION IS VERY NICE
THE BLUE GREEN OF HANDS
MIMICKS THE COLOR OF RADIUM

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SIGNED

LOGO
HELBROS

THE DIAL IS MATT WHITE
WITH BLACK NUMBERS
AND BLACK OUTLINED NUMBERS
WITH RAISED ILLUMINATION
[WAS RADIUM]
UTILIZING AF LUMINOVA


BLACK STEEL MILITARY STYLE HANDS
WITH RAISED ILLUMINATION
[WAS RADIUM]
UTILIZING AF LUMINOVA

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ONCE AGAIN
ROCK CHOSE TO RETAIN THE LOOK OF THE CASE
CASE IS BRASS WITH CHROME FINISH
THEN A TREATMENT THAT REDUCES GLARE OR REFLECTIONS
WE BELIEVE IT LOOKS RATHER AWESOME REAL FORM
REMEMBER THIS IS HIGH DETAIL CLOSE UPS

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NOTE THAT A PROPER PHOTO
THAT IS NOT A CLOSE UP
BUT MORE OF WHAT WE SEE IN LIFE SHOT
SHOWS THAT LEAVING THIS MILITARY WATCH
THE WAY IT WAS FOUND
AS FAR AS COMPLETE CASE STRIPPING
WAS CORRECT

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I BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION AN ODD FACT
RATHER THAN PLACING THE
CASE BACK INFORMATION
ON THE CASE BACK

HELBROS
PLACED IT ON
THE INSIDE OF THE CASE

'IT MAY HAVE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE FINAL FINISH
BECAUSE EVEN THE STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK
HAS THIS ODD ANTI GLARE/REFLECTION FINISH

 

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NOTE NO GLARE OR SHINY ANYTHING
IT IS SOFT TO THE TOUCH
SO HELBROS HAD TO HAVE THE LAST ABOVE
STATEMENT IN MIND. BY PLACING THE DETAILS INSIDE

 

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THIS TOP GRAIN
CHRONOGRAPH
LEATHER STRAP
IS COMPOSED OF
HAND FINISHED
IT FEATURES
DOUBLE AND OVER
CONTRAST STITCHING

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THE GRAIN IS NATURAL
AND
THE EDGES ARE TURNED

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WITH DUAL
CONTRAST STITCHED
KEEPERS
THIS STRAP HAS IT ALL
COMFORT
SOLID LOOK & FEEL
LONG LIFE

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YOU CAN SEE THAT THE 
CASE SIDES ARE EXCELLENT

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YOU CAN SEE THAT THE 
CASE SIDES ARE EXCELLENT

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ILLUMINATION IS EXCELLENT

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OUR TOP OF THE LINE
PADDED LEATHER
DOUBLE CONTRAST
STITCHED
WITH
OVER-STITCHING
TOP GRAIN
VINTAGE TAN
CHRONOGRAPH STRAP

 

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RE-ILLUMINATED

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HELBROS
17 JEWEL
CAL 61 B
TRUE 24 HOURS

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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