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Date/Report Number …..0103.FN21HY.04 Item:  RE-ILLUMINATED TRENCH WATCH  WITH LEATHER MILITARY STRAP
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1939-1945 SEIKOSHA SEIKO CHRONOMETER MILITARY WRIST WATCH WITH SUPER RARE AWESOME ORIGINAL ADJUSTABLE JAPANESE MILITARY LEATHER STRAP 29 X 34 W/O CROWN

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $975.00


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1939-1945
SEIKOSHA
SEIKO
CHRONOMETER
MILITARY
WRIST WATCH
WITH

SUPER RARE
AWESOME ORIGINAL
ADJUSTABLE JAPANESE
MILITARY LEATHER STRAP

29 X 34
W/O CROWN

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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, AS WELL AS THE DEFEAT OF RUSSIA' ARMY, 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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1917

 

 

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....

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 JAPANESE SOLDIERS.

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ABOVE ARE A FEW ROCK RESTORED
OTHERS CAN BE SEEN GOOGLE GOLDSMITHWORKS SEIKOSHA


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ROCK KEPT THIS BEAUTY AS CLOSE TO ORIGINAL CONDITION AS POSSIBLE, THE SUPER RARITY IS TRIPLE FOLD.

1- "BLACK" RADIUM DIAL.
2- SEIKOSHA SIGNED CHRONOMETER MOVEMENT WITH AWESOME THREE FINGERS BRIDGE
3- SCREW BACK CASE SIGNED WITH SEIKO NO 10076 , WATER PROTECTED - ANTI MAGNETIC

 

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BLACK DIAL
GOLD OUTS AND PARTICULARS
GOLD HANDS WITH **RADIUM INSERT

 

**ALL RADIUM PROFESSIONALLY
REMOVED & REPLACED
WITH AF LUMINOVA

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AS YOU CAN SEE
THE WATCH IS ILLUMINATED
AS IT WAS IN 1939

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THIS LEATHER STRAP FITS 7 1/2

THERE WAS A NEAR IDENTICAL STRAP
WITH NAVY BADGE BUT IT WAS FAR GONE
ROCK UTILIZED THIS ONE WHICH HAD A COMPASS
THEN TRANSFERRED THE BADGE

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ROCK THOUGHT ABOUT REPLATING CROWN
BUT IT LOOKS SO FANTASTIC AS IT IS
BUT ONLY IN THE CLOSE UP DOES IT SEEM THAT WAY

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CASE HAS SOME CHROME MARKS
AGAIN IT IS CLOSE UPS
IT LOOKS PERFECT
WE DO NOT WANT THIS BEAUTY TO LOOK NEW!

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ROCK TRANSFERRED THE STEEL & BRASS NAVY BADGE
THIS PARTICULAR BADGE IS TOP GRADE STEEL.

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THE DIAL AND HANDS ARE SIMPLY STUNNING
SCREW DOWN CASE BACK IS SUPER RARE
TH FAR RIGHT IS THE KANJI ON THE BACK OF BADGE

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A CLOSE UP SHOWS THE STUNNING DETAILS

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CONDITION OF STRAP IS EXCELLENT
I ALWAYS SAY TREAT IT WELL AND WITH CARE

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NOTE THE JAPANESE STANDARD IN STITCHING
THE TRIANGLE

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NO BREAKS SPLITS TARES OR CRACKS

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THE HANDS ALWAYS GLOW BRIGHTER
THE BLUE-GREEN COLOR IS SIMILAR TO RADIUM

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MARKINGS ARE FROM HANDLING
THIS DIAL IS AWESOME

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ABOVE MOUNTED A ND CLEANED ONLY
DUST FROM DIAL PAPER REMAINS

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MOVEMENT SIGNED SEIKOSHA

 

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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