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Date/Report Number …..120612.FER21HY.04 Item:  1947 [ONE YEAR BEFORE BABE RUTH PASSED AWAY] LIMITED PRODUCTION BABE RUTH WRIST WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE  RARE 1947 [ONE YEAR BEFORE BABE RUTH PASSED AWAY] LIMITED PRODUCTION BABE RUTH WRIST WATCH WITH HIGHLY DETAILED HAND PAINTED *RADIUM DIAL *RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT CASED IN AN EXCELLENT CONDITION RARE CHROME OVER BASE   PROFESSIONALLY RE-PLATED REVERSE SPRING BAR CASE WITH MINT CONDITION COMPLETELY OVERHAULED HELVETIA/HELBROS/GENERAL HIGH MILITARY GRADE CALIBER 800 17 JEWEL MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT & BRAND NEW TOP OF THE LINE ITALIAN HAND MADE & DOUBLE STITCHED GENUINE OSTRICH STRAP IN HAVANA WITH STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $599.00


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RESTORATION & OVERHAULED

AWESOME CONDITION
VINTAGE RARE 1947
[ONE YEAR BEFORE BABE RUTH PASSED AWAY]
LIMITED PRODUCTION
BABE RUTH WRIST WATCH
WITH
HIGHLY DETAILED HAND PAINTED
*RADIUM DIAL

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

CASED IN AN EXCELLENT CONDITION
RARE CHROME OVER BASE
  PROFESSIONALLY RE-PLATED
REVERSE SPRING BAR CASE

WITH MINT CONDITION
COMPLETELY OVERHAULED
HELVETIA/HELBROS/GENERAL
HIGH MILITARY GRADE
CALIBER 800
17 JEWEL
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT
&
BRAND NEW
TOP OF THE LINE
ITALIAN
HAND MADE
&
DOUBLE STITCHED
GENUINE OSTRICH
STRAP IN HAVANA
WITH
STAINLESS STEEL
DEPLOYMENT

ABOUT BABE RUTH

 

George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American baseball player who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for three teams (1914–1935). Known for his hitting brilliance, Ruth set career records for home runs (714), slugging percentage (.690), runs batted in (RBI) (2,217), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164). Ruth originally entered the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder. He subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters and with his home run hitting prowess, he helped the Yankees win seven pennants and four World Series titles. Ruth retired in 1935 after a short stint with the Boston Braves, and the following year, he became one of the first five players to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ruth was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927), a mark first eclipsed by Roger Maris in 1961 with 61. Ruth's lifetime record of 714 home runs stood until 1974 when it was surpassed by Hank Aaron. Unlike many power hitters, Ruth also hit for a high batting average: his .342 lifetime average is the tenth highest in baseball history, and in one season (1923) he batted .393, a Yankee record. Ruth dominated the era in which he played. He led the league in home runs during a season twelve times, slugging percentage and OPS thirteen times each, runs scored eight times, and RBIs six times. Each of those totals represents a modern record.

Ruth is credited with changing baseball itself. The popularity of the game exploded in the 1920s, largely due to his influence. Ruth ushered in the "live-ball era", as his big swing led to escalating home run totals that not only excited fans, but helped baseball evolve from a low-scoring, speed-dominated game to a high-scoring power game. He has since become regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture. Ruth's legendary power and charismatic personality made him a larger than life figure in the "Roaring Twenties", and according to ESPN, he was the first true American sports celebrity superstar whose fame transcended baseball. Off the field he was famous for his charity, but also was noted for his often reckless lifestyle.

Ruth has been named the greatest baseball player of all time in various surveys and rankings. In 1998, The Sporting News ranked him number one on the list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players". In 1999, baseball fans named Ruth to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. In 1969, he was named baseball's Greatest Player Ever in a ballot commemorating the 100th anniversary of professional baseball. In 1993, the Associated Press reported that Muhammad Ali was tied with Babe Ruth as the most recognized athletes in America. In a 1999 ESPN poll, he was ranked as the third-greatest U.S. athlete of the century, behind Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.

BABE RUTH AND  FUTURE PRESIDENT

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Babe Ruth The Great Bambino, with future U.S. President George H. W. Bush at Yale in 1948.n 1936, Ruth was one of the first five players elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

BABE RUTH AND JAPANESE BASEBALL MEMORABILIA

Ruth in Japan with Japanese baseball-kids in 1934. IN 1936, THE jAPANESE FORMED THE FIRST JAPANESE NATIONAL BASBALL LEAGUE.

 

RECORD SETTING BABE RUTH MEMORABILIA

Ruth's 1919 contract that sent him from Boston to New York was sold at auction for $996,000 at Sotheby's on June 10, 2005.

The most valuable memorabilia item relating to Ruth was a 1920-era Yankees flannel jersey which sold in May 2012 for $4.4 million,making it the most valuable piece of sports memorabilia ever sold at public auction. The jersey was purchased by another auction company on behalf of a private client and is now on loan to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The 1923 bat which he used to hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923. Ruth's heavy Louisville Slugger solid ash wood bat sold for $1.26 million at a Sotheby's auction in December 2004.

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I HAVE ONLY WITNESSED
5 OF THESE
AWESOME AND RARE
BABE RUTH
WRIST WATCHES
IN
25 YEARS

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THE CASE IS OF EXCELLENT CONSTRUCTION
SOLID BRASS BASE
WITH
CHROME FINISH
AND
STEEL SCREW DOWN WATER PROOF CASE BACK

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THIS EXCELLENT ORIGINAL NON RESTORED DIAL
IS NOT CONSTRUCTED OF PAPER OR PAPER LIKE MATERIAL

IT IS A FINE COPPER DIAL
WITH A
SILK SCREEN STYLE PAINTED 3-D PICTURE
CAPTURING WHAT THE BABE WAS

FROM A CENTER DIAMOND OF WHITE
WITH
RED BASES

RISES
A LIFE LIKE SMILING

BABE RUTH

HOLDING TWO BATS
SURROUNDED BY A CIRCLE OF GRASSY FIELD

WITH
A CHAPTER RING OF RED HASHES
DIVIDED BY
BLACK SECONDS MARKED
WITH
NUMERALS EVERY 5 SECOND

WITHIN

A SANDY COLORED OUTER WALL
HOLDING
RAISED *RADIUM ARABIC NUMERALS

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

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AND
LEST I FORGET
SIGNED WITH THE BABE'S
SIGNATURE

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DUE TO THE FACT THIS DIAL IS
RARE AND ORIGINAL
AND
STILL AMAZING IN IT'S WONDERFULL MUTED YET BRIGHT
SOFT AGED ANTIQUE COLORS
WE DID NOT DESIRE
TO DO ANYTHING MORE
THAN
LIGHLY PLACE AF-LUMINOVA
ON THE NUMERALS
THAT HAD SUFFERED TH BRUBNT F AGING
TO RESTORE
THE GLOW OF 1947

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THE 33MM SIZE OF THE
BEZEL AND DIAL
IS LARGE ENOUGH
TO VIEW
THIS AMAZING IMAGE
WITH
FULL CLARITY
AND
EASE

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WOW
IMAGINE OWNING THIS BEAUTY
IT IS NOT NOR WAS IT EVER
A CHEAP WATCH
OR
A THROW IT AWAY WHEN AGED WATCH
NOR AN OVER PRODUCED
SELL IT ANYWHERE WATCH

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THE STRAP CAN BE ALTERED TO ANY STRAP YOU LIKE
18 MM WIDE
THE LUG SYSTEM IS THE INVETED SPRING BAR STYLE
MOSTLY UTILIZED ON EXPENSIVE TIME PIECES
A SMALL DIFFERENCE YET LARGE
FOR OUR OFFER
WE CHOSE THE COLOR HAVANA
KNOWN IN CUBA AS
HABANA
A WONDERFUL RICH TONE OF THE TIME
TWO YEARS POST WWII
WHEM MONEY FLOWED
THIS OSTRICH STRAP JUST TASTES SMELLS AND LOOKS RICH

 

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I JUST LOVE IT WHEN WE DISCOVER A TIME PIECE
UNUSUAL
LOVELY
STUNNING
FANTASDTIC
RARE
LUXURY|
WITH SUCh HISTORY
WE REALY DO NOT WANT TO SELL IT!

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NOTE THE STAINLESS STEEL BUTTERFLY DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE
THEY ALLOW STRAPS TO LAST 3 4 EVEN 5 TIMES LONGER
THEY COMPLETE THE LUXURY

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THEY ALLOW FAST CLEAN EASY REMOVAL AND WRIST INSTALLATION

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NO BUCKLES FITS THE SIZE YOU SET UP AND THAT IS THAT

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NOTE THE REVERSE SPRING BARS

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SIGNED

***GENERAL WATCH COMPANY
SWITZERLAND
ANTIMAGNETIC
WATERPROOF
SWISS MADE
SHOCK PROTECTED
STEEL BACK

THIS IS #1595 OF **2000 THAT WERE PRODUCED. THE FACT IS, FROM 1937 THROUGH 1945 THE MOVEMENT IN THIS WATCH WAS USED IN BRITISH MILITARY WATCHES AND WATCHES SOLD TO US TROOPS. GENERAL ALSO MADE THE CASES. IN THIS MODEL, INSTEAD OF 15 JEWELS, IT HAS 17.

**THE NUMBER IS BETWEEN THE LUGS
*** HELBROS + HELVETIA

 

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HERE WE SEE THE SERIES NUMBER

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WE ALSO SEE THE LUG PINS
FOR THE REVERSE SPRING BARS

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Helvetia/Helbros
800

HERE IS THE CALIBER 800 GENERAL MOVEMENT

IT IS EXACTLY LIKE THE FAMOUS
WWII HELVETIA GENERAL WATCHES

EXCEPT IT HAS LUXURY APPOINTMENTS
SHOCK ABSORBER
17 JEWELS
A SOLID SWEEP SECONDS SYSTEM

THIS VERSION WAS MADE FROM
1947 THROUGH 1950

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.55mm
H= 4.95mm
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h
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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT TO FINE- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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