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Date/Report Number …..120612.FKK921HY.04 Item:  WWII 1940-1945 RADIUM DIAL MOERIS MILITARY
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Description of item: VINTAGE RARE USA IMPORT CODED WWII 1940-1945 RADIUM DIAL MOERIS MILITARY SAME AS BRITISH ATP AND GERMAN DH 33.8 X 39 MM W/O CROWN WITH **BALLISTIC NYLON NATO G-20 GREEN NYLON MILITARY STRAP WITH BRUSHED KEEPERS

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $679.00


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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

RARE USA IMPORT CODED

WWII
1940-1945
RADIUM DIAL
MOERIS
MILITARY

SAME AS
BRITISH ATP
AND
GERMAN DH

33.8 X 39
MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

**BALLISTIC NYLON
NATO G-20
GREEN NYLON
MILITARY STRAP
WITH
BRUSHED KEEPERS

**HEAVY DUTY - THICKER - STRONGER

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ABOVE ARE WATCHES ROCK RECENTLY COMPLETED. THEY ARE ALL AWESOME. EACH A SERIOUS MILITARY OR NURSE/DOCTOR WATCH. BELOW IS A KILLER ALL ORIGINAL NEAR MINT MOERIS WITH MINTY CONDITION ORIGINAL RADIUM DIAL.  AN ORIGINAL MOERIS THAT WAS SOLD TO THE BRITISH YET THE LARGER BETTER BUILT SIZE SOLD DIRECT TO MILITARY PERSONAL AND CIVILIANS. WE CHOSE NOT TO RE-LUME ANYTHING DUE TO THE VALUE BEING FANTASTIC IN IT'S PRESENT CONDITION.THIS TIME PIECE WAS HIGH END ITEM AND IT CAN BE WORN/UTILIZED. 

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1955-56 10.5 MOVEMENT NOTE THE DRASTIC
UPDATED MODERN  NEW LOOK OF THE CASE AND DIAL

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INCABLOC ON BALANCE

NO INCABLOC

FXY ON BALANCE COCK

NO IMPORT CODE


WITH ONLY A FEW ALTERATIONS, MOERIS OFFERED A HEAVY DUTY, FINELY DESIGNED, MOERIS 15J 10.5 MOVEMENT AS THE BASE MOVEMENT IN THEIR BEST WATCHES FROM 1938 THROUGH TO 1956.

THE FIRST MOERIS 15J CALIBER 10.5 WAS PLACED IN A WIRE LUGGED SNAP BACK CASE WITH BLACK RADIUM DIAL THAT FOUND ITS WAY INTO GERMANY.

IN 1939, MOERIS UTILIZED THE SAME 15J CAL 10.5 TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BRITISH WAR DEPARTMENT. THE RESULT WAS 15 JEWEL10.5 CASED IN A WATER PROOF SCREW BACK CASE WITH WHITE RADIUM DIAL. THIS VERSION CAN BE FOUND SIGNED BY THE BRITISH AS "ATP".

THEN GERMAN SUPPLIERS TO THE GERMAN MILITARY ORDERED THE SAME MOERIS WITH BLACK RADIUM DIALS IN CASES WITH STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACKS. THESE CAN BE FOUND WITH D [serial]  H  ON THE CASE BACK-- THOUGH AT THE MIDDLE OF 1944 TO TO THE END OF THE WAR, THE GERMANS RECEIVED ADDITIONAL WATCHES THAT WERE NEVER STAMPED DH AND SOME WERE HALF THE QUALITY OF THOSE PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED.

WHEN THE USA JUMPED INTO THE WAR, THEY HAD COMPLETELY A DIFFERENT WAY OF BUYING WATCHES FOR THE MILITARY.  THE US GOVERNMENT DESIGNED THE WATCH,  THEN MANUFACTURERS IN THE STATES --OR WITH A LARGE PART OF OPERATIONS IN THE STATES-- FOUGHT FOR THE CONTRACTS. PRODUCING EXACTLY WHAT WAS ORDERED.

MANY GREAT COMPANIES COULD NOT STOP PRODUCTION OF WATCHES THEY DESIGNED AND WERE SELLING OVER SEAS. BUT WITH MILLIONS OF MEN AND WOMAN BEING RECRUITED FOR THE MILITARY, AND MILLIONS MORE MOVING INTO THE BURGEONING WAR PRODUCTION, THE MARKET WAS SIMPLY TOO LARGE TO IGNORE. MEN AND WOMAN WHO WOULD HAVE NEVER INVESTED IN A WATCH, NEED THEM NOW. ,

SO MOERIS DESIRING PART OF THE GROWING PIE, FIRST APPLIED FOR A NEW IMPORT CODE. THIS CODE APPEARED ON THE CAL 10.5 DESIGNATED FOR THE USA.

[NOTE:  WHEN THE BLOCKADES WENT UP, THE GERMANS BEAT THEM BY BUYING MANY WATCHES WITH US IMPORT CODES, BUT THAT IS ALSO FOR ANOTHER TIME. ]

FXY

THE IMPORT CODE WAS STAMPED ON THE MOVEMENT. THE REASON WAS IMPORT DUTIES. THE STAMP ALLOWED FASTER IMPORTS --AND OTHER REASONS TOO LONG TO WRITE HERE..

SO, MOERIS, KNOWING THAT STANDARDS WERE HIGHER IN THE US, STARTED WITH THE THE CAL 10.5 WITH 15 JEWELS AND ADDED THE incabloc SHOCK ABSORBER SYSTEM.

MOERIS THEN PLACED THESE IMPROVED 10.5 MOVEMENTS IN CASES WITH ADDITIONAL    INFORMATION ON THE CASE BACK --LATER ON THEY ADDED TWO MORE JEWELS--BUT THAT ALSO IS STORY FOR ANOTHER TIME.

THESE WOULD ALSO WORKED THEIR WAY INTO BOTH BRITISH AND GERMAN WATCHES. BUT THE FACT REMAINED, IT WAS THE US MARKET THAT CAUSE THE 10.5 TO SPROUT THE INCABLOC.

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ORIGINAL

WHITE MILITARY MATT WHITE DIAL
IN SUCH GREAT CONDITION WE DECIDED NOT TO
DO ANYTHING MORE THAN CAREFULLY CLEAN IT


THIS
MILITARY STYLE DIAL
HAS
BLACK
SLIGHTLY RAISED NUMERALS
WITH
BLACK
MINUTES CHAPTER RING
AND
RAISED
RADIUM DOT MARKERS
WITH
RAISED
RECTANGULAR
12 3 & 9
RADIUM MARKERS

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THE HANDS ARE ORIGINAL
WE HAVE NOT RE-ILLUMINATED THEM
DUE TO THE
VALUE AND LOOK
OF
THE ORIGINALS

THE
SUB SECONDS REGISTER
IS CLEAN AND ALSO SO WONDERFUL
WITH LIGHT LINED CIRCLE
AND
DETAILED SECONDS CHAPTER
NUMERAL MARKED EVERY 10 SECONDS

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THE LARGE CASE
COMPOSED OF BRASS BASE
WITH
BRUSHED CHROME FINISH
IS IN

SIMPLY
WONDERFUL
AWESOME

CONDITION


WITH THE ABSENCE OF MOST VINTAGE

SCRATCHES - DENTS - ABRASIONS

THERE IS SOME WEAR ON EDGES. BUT ONLY WHEN MAGNIFIED
VERY FEW EXAMPLES COME WITH ORIGINAL FINNISH
99% HAVE BEEN BUFFED TO A SHINY FINISH

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THOUGH THE ORIGINAL CROWN

HAS SOME BRASS SHOWING THROUGH

IT FITS THE TUBE TIGHTLY
AND
OPERATES SMOOTHLY
AND
IS ORIGINAL

THE BRASSING WHICH IS MAGNIFIED
IN THESE PHOTOS

WOULD HAVE OCCURRED
WITH IN
A FEW YEARS OF DAILY USE

SO WE RATE THE CROWN EXCELLENT

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THE STRAP CHOSEN FOR THIS BEAUTY

IS A
21ST CENTURY
BALLISTIC NYLON NATO STRAP

THE LUGS ARE 18MM
WE DID NOT USE A G-18 MM
WE LIKE TO GO TO NEXT SIZE UP
WE USED A G-20 MM

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IF THESE WERE AVAILABLE
IN 1940

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I AM SURE THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN UTILIZED

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IN ANY CASE WE ARE STRAP DEALERS

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SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DIFFERENT STRAP

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LET US KNOW AND WE CAN SEE WHAT WE CAN DO

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A NEW FITTING CRYSTAL WAS CHOSEN

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WONDERFUL

THIS WATCH IS IN EXTREMELY
RARE CONDITION

YES
YOU WILL FIND THEM
BUT VERY FEW
IN THIS
CONDITION

NOT THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
WITH
IMPORT CODE
AND
CASE BACK

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AND
DUE TO THE FACT
THE MOVEMENT

IS IN
BETTER CONDITION
THEN
THE CASE & DIAL

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THE CASE BACK INTERIOR FINISH SHOWS
THE DETAIL THAT WENT
INTO THIS HEAVY DUTY TIME PIECE

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BEFORE SERVICE

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AFTER SERVICE

MOERIS 10.5
15 JEWELS
10 1/2
SWISS MADE
"M"
SHOCK ABSORBER
FXY

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 3.85mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 36h

 

NOTE: FXY WOULD BE IMPORT CODE FOR USA. THE GERMAN MOVEMENTS USUALLY WERE ABSENT OF THIS CODE. BUT, DUE TO CERTAIN EMBARGOES AND A LACK OF GERMAN FINANCES TOWARDS THE END OF WWI I, WE FIND WATCHES THAT WERE IMPORT CODE STAMPED BEING SOLD TO GERMANY. ALSO, QUALITY BECAME A LESS CONCERN, AND, STAMPING OR SIGNING OF CASES WERE DROPPED. DH AND OTHER CODES WERE NO LONGER ON THE TOP OF THE LIST IN GERMANY .  JUST BECAUSE A WATCH IS NOT STAMPED WITH ARMY, NAVY AIR FORCE CODES, NUMBERS, LETTERS MEANS LITTLE TO PROVIDENCE IF OTHER FACTORS ARE SHOWN..

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 900.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

NOTE: PRO APPRAISALS ARE APP  KEYSTONE. THAT IS TWO TIMES THE COST OF BUYING THE USED ONE THEN THE COST OF MAKING IT LIKE NEW. IN THE EVENT YOU LOST THIS MOERIS, THE INSURANCE COMPANY WOULD HAVE TO MATCH THIS VERY TIME PIECE. MOST OF THE TIME THIS VERY MODEL CAN BE PURCHASED FOR 200.00 RUNNING AS IS . THOSE NOT IN THIS CONDITION WOULD BE 100; TO HAVE ONE LIKE THIS, YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE IT SERVICED & RESTORED-- WHICH IS AROUND 250.00 FOR FOR THIS ONE AND UP TO 375 FOR ONE IN LESS FINE CONDITION.  GET IT?

SO 450 X 2  = 900.00

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