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Date/Report Number …..120612.FNFFY.04 Item:   AUSTRALIA CAMEL WRIST WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1945 SWISS BY WAY OF AUSTRALIA CAMEL WRIST WATCH CASE W/O CROWN 29.57 X 37 mm   WITH 1945 17J AS 122O/21N AND GENUINE ITALIAN HAND MADE LIZARD STRAP IN HONEY

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $550.00


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STUNNING
1945
SWISS
BY
WAY OF
AUSTRALIA
CAMEL WRIST WATCH

CASE W/O CROWN
29.57 X 37 mm

AWITH

1945
17J
AS 122O/21

AND

GENUINE
ITALIAN HAND MADE
LIZARD STRAP
IN HONEY


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SEVERAL YEARS AGO WE INVESTED IN THIS WATCH  FROM AUSTRALIA BECAUSE WE WERE INFORMED   THAT THIS WATCH WAS A COMMEMORATIVE
OF THE WWI AUSTRALIAN CAMEL BRIGADE ON THE OTHER HAND, IT COULD BE A VERY EXPENSIVE  CAMEL CIGARETTE PROMOTIONAL WATCH  WHAT EVER THE HISTORY IT IS SURELY AN AWESOME COLLECTIBLE WEAR EVERY DAY WRIST WATCH! DUE TO FACT WE CANNOT SAY FOR SURE WHAT THE BACKGROUND IS, I HAVE PLACED THE HISTORY OF THE CAMEL BRIGADE DOWN BELOW-- AFTER THE OFFER TITLED:

The organization of the Imperial Camel Brigade, 1916-1918.

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THIS WAS A GREAT FIND

GSW INVESTED IN AN ESTATE CONTAINING WATCHES AND WATCH PARTS FROM AUSTRALIA SEVERAL YEARS AGO

IN THAT LOT THERE WAS THIS STRANGE VINTAGE NOS WATCH

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IT SPORTED A CAMEL ON A NOS DIAL
IT HAD AN AWESOME NOS COPPER DIAL CONTAINMENT, RING
NOS GOLD HANDS
AND
NOS RED SECONDS


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THE DIAL IS CRAZY COOL

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THE STRAP WAS OLD WORN CROC
SO WE CHANGED IT TO A  MADE IN ITALY LIZARD

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CASE IS ALL STAINLESS STEEL

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THE CASE IS ONE PIECE

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NO REMOVABLE BACK

 

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THE CRYSTAL IS PRESSED INTO CASE TOP

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THEN THE ASSEMBLY IS PRESSED INTO LUGS

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MATCHED UP IT JOINS AS ONE
PUSHING THE SEALING CRYSTAL FURTHER INTO CASE

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HERE THE STEEL CASE IS SEATED
IN THE STEEL LUG/BEZEL

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A SUPER CLEAN FIRSTY CLASS ACT

WE WERE TOLD THAT THIS WATCH WAS
A COMMEMORATIVE OF THE WWI AUSTRALIAN
CAMEL BRIGADE


OBVIOUSLY
IT COULD BE A CAMEL CIGERETTE WATCH

WHAT EVER THE HISTORY
IT IS SURELY AN AWESOME COLLECTIBLE
WEAR EVERY DAY WRIST WATCH!

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PRESSED CASE BEZEL/LUG ASSEMBLY
AWITH HEAVY DUTY SPRING BARS

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SWISS MADE


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OUR STRAP MATCHED THE QUALITY OF THE TIME PIECE

 

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MADE IN ITALY BY HAND

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THE CROWN IS ORIGINAL

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THE HONEY LIZARD LOOKS GREAT

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IF YOU DESIRE BLACK LIZARD
ALLOW AN EXTRA
DAY TO CHANGE


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A DOUBLE FOLD OVER SNAP OPEN
BUTTERFLY DEPLOYMENT
IS INCLUDED

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THE INTERIOR OF THE ONE PIECE
CASE IS DETAILED

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THE MOVEMENT WITHIN
WAS A 1945 17 JEWEL AS 1220/21
WITH THE BREVETE SIGNATURE
[BREVETE MEANS PATENT]

AS 1220
signature; shock device
ca. 1945: Swiss, 17 Jewels

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 4.02mm
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h

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WE THEN CAME ACROSS A WYLER SPECIAL
AS 1220/21,  IT WAS NOT RUNNING, SO WE REBUILT IRTS

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NEW OLD STOCK BRASS ALLOY
AND COPPER ALLOY WHEELS


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PARTS AND PARTS AND MORE PARTS

AND MORE NEW JEWELS!

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WE ADDED A NEW STEEL MAIN SPRING

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WE DITCHED THE BALANCE & HAIR SPRING
FOR A NEW OLD INCABLOC COMPLETE BALANCE ASSEMBLY

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THE NEW AS 122O/21 WITH NEW PARTS AND COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED

 

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The organization of the Imperial Camel Brigade, 1916-1918.

The 1st Brigade, Imperial Camel Corps--more commonly known as the Imperial Camel Brigade--was raised on 13 December 1916 under the command of Brigadier General Clement Leslie Smith VC MC (17 January 1878-14 December 1927) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.  VC MC (1). The Brigade concentrated at Mazar on the north coast of the Sinai Peninsula northeastern Egypt. Located between the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba at the northern end of the Red Sea.  On 19 December; and on the following day advanced to El Arish where it was attached to the The Anzac Mounted Division was a mounted infantry (light horse) division formed in March 1916 in Egypt during World War I following the Battle of Gallipoli when the Australian and New Zealand mounted regiments returned from fighting as infantry. .

The Battle of Magdhaba took place near the tiny Egyptian outpost of Magdhaba in the Sinai desert, some 22 miles from El Arish on the Mediterranean coast. In late 1916 the Turkish forces in the Sinai that had been menacing the British-controlled Suez Canal had retreated to the  on 23 December 1916--only four days after being concentrated and l0 days after being raised.
Raising of Independent Camel Companies--1916

The main combat elements of the Brigade--the Camel Battalions--were formed from the independent Camel Companies that had been raised from January 1916 onwards to combat the pro-Turkish Senussi tribesmen who were threatening the Nile Valley from the Libyan Desert, northeast part of the Sahara Desert, NE Africa, in SW Egypt, E Libya, and NW Sudan; called the Western Desert in Egypt. It is a region of sand dunes, stony plains, and rocky plateaus. .
The Imperial Camel Corps was a brigade-sized military formation which fought for the Allies in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign in World War I. Its personnel were infantry mounted on camels for movement across desert.

The first four Camel Companies, filled by Australian infantrymen from the First and Second Divisions, Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was the name given to two all-volunteer Australian Army forces dispatched to fight overseas during World War I and World War II.
First Australian Imperial Force (1914-18)
Second Australian Imperial Force (1939-45)
Brigade Headquarters

1st (Anzac) Camel Battalion

2nd (Imperial) Camel Battalion

3rd (Anzac) Camel Battalion

4th (Anzac) Camel Battalion

No. 1 Mountain Battery, Hong Kong & Singapore, Royal Artillery “RGA” redirects here. For other uses, see RGA (disambiguation).
The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is an Arm of the British Army. Despite its name, it is made up of a number of regiments.

265th Machine Gun Company, Machine Gun Corps

10th (Camel) Field Troop, Royal Engineers

Brigade Signal Section, Royal Engineers

Imperial Camel Corps Brigade Train

Imperial Camel Corps Brigade Ammunition Column

Imperial Camel Corps Brigade Ordnance Section

Australian Camel Field Ambulance

97th Australian Dental Unit

Imperial Camel Corps Mobile Veterinary Section

Disbandment of the Imperial Camel Brigade

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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