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Date/Report Number …...010112-5  Item RARE WWII1 SEIKOSHA DELIKATA MILITARY WRIST WATCH WITH OUTER CASE + ORIGINAL LEATHER STRAP WITH COMPASS
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Description of item:  VINTAGE RARE 1935-1941 SEIKOSHA DELIKATA MILITARY WRIST WATCH WITH SUPER RARE DESIGNED FOR JAPANESE MILITARY USE OUTER PROTECTIVE CASE WITH LUGS &CRYSTAL &SUPER RARE AWESOME ORIGINAL ADJUSTABLE JAPANESE MILITARY LEATHER STRAP WITH COMPASS

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1278.00


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RARE
1935-1941
SEIKOSHA
DELIKATA
MILITARY
WRIST WATCH
WITH
SUPER RARE
DESIGNED FOR JAPANESE
MILITARY USE
OUTER PROTECTIVE CASE
WITH
LUGS
&
CRYSTAL
&
SUPER RARE
AWESOME ORIGINAL
ADJUSTABLE JAPANESE
MILITARY LEATHER STRAP
WITH
COMPASS

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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, 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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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....

I SPEND MOST OF MY "SPARE" TIME SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR RESTORATION,. I DO NOT COLLECT THEM, I SELL THEM-- SO I CAN DO IT OVER AND OVER. SO, I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA SEIKO/NATION

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 RRESULTING 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 INOVATIONS 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 WIUTH 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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HATTORI - SEIKOSHA
DELAKATA
WWII MILITARY WATCH

THIS DELIKATA HAS
ORIGINAL DIAL THAT IS MARKED ON BACK
MOVEMENT SIGNED SEIKOSHA
CASE IS STAMPED WITH JAPANESE LOGO
STRAP WITH KANJI ON THE METAL HASP

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DELAKATA
THIS LIKE MANY OTHERS
IS A RARE MODEL WITH
STANDARD
24 HOUR RED MILITARY TIME

AND
MILITARY SPECIAL
BLACK OUTLINED
RAISED LUME NUMERALS

THE BLACK MOON HANDS ARE ORIGINAL
THE SUB-SECONDS HAND WAS CUSTOM MADE

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WHILE WE LIKE TO KEEP WATCH DIALS
AS ORIGINAL AS POSSIBLE
THE FACT THAT THIS WATCH HAD
RAISED LUME NUMERALS
A RARITY IN JAPANESE
WRIST AND POCKET WATCHES
LED US TO RESTORE THE DIAL

A BRASS PLATE AND RUBBER STAMP
WAS
MADE FROM THE ORIGINAL DIAL

WITH THIS PLATE
THE RED 24 HOUR
AND
ORIGINAL
BLACK OUTLINED
AND
RAISED LUME NUMERALS
WERE RE-SET

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MAIN CASE BACK
CHROME PLATED

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MAIN CRYSTAL & CHROME PLATED

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ASSEMBLED

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INTERIOR WATCH CASE CLEANED
WITH
MOVEMENT LUGS CROWN CRYSTAL
BEZEL & CASE BACK

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THIS IS THE OUTER CASE
IT WAS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE MAIN WATCH CASE
WE KEPT THE AGED CRYSTAL WHICH IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
OUTSIDE OF THE FACT THAT THE YEARS HAVE LED TO
THE CELLULOID BASE TO YELLOW 

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THE CASE BACK HAS A JAPANESE MAKERS LOGO

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INTERIOR WITH TONGUE TO MOUNT THE DELAKATA

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CASE IS IN OUTSTANDING
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION

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CHROME PLATING IS 90%

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WATCH IS SET IN THE OUTER CASE

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BAM!

NOW
NOT ONLY DOES THIS HISTORIC TIME PIECE HAVE
THE ORIGINAL WATCH
THE OUTER CASE
BUT ALSO
A JAPANESE LEATHER MILITARY STRAP
WITH
FUNCTIONING COMPASS! 

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THE COMPASS WAS NOT MEANT
TO READ FROM THE WRIST

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YOU WOULD TAKE IT OFF

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AND LAY IT DOWN
NOTICE THE RADIUM TIP?
WE DID NOT WANT TO OPEN
AND
RELUME THE TIP

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AS YOU CAN SEE
ALL THAT WAS REQUIRED TO HAVE
THE OUTER CASE
LOOKING GREAT
WAS A LIGHT BUFFING

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AND THE STRAP?
WELL

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A ROCK SPECIAL
TREATED AND READY TO WEAR!


THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS SHOW ROCK RESTORING
A STRAP FOR A TRENCH WATCH. THE STRAP OFFERED
HERE HAS ALSO UNDERGONE SOME OF THE THE SAME TECHNIQUES

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SOAKING IN WATER
STRETCHING & COMPRESSING
WHILE DRYING

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THEN
BUFFING UNTIL HEAT IS GENERATED
WHILE APPLYING OILS AND WAXES

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BY THE TIME IT IS DONE
THE LEATHER IS CONDITIONED
AND
RESTORED


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JAPANESE TRIANGULAR CONNECTING STITCHING

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CASE IS AWESOME & ORIGINAL
NO RE-PLATING
 

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WITH THE RESTORED DIAL
AND
THE ORIGINAL OUTER CRYSTAL
THE WATCH MAINTAINS THAT
VINTAGE LOOK
WHILE
STILL ILLUMINATING
WITH THE NEW LUMINANCE

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I WANTED THE WATCH TO LOOK AS IT DID IN WWII
AND
IT DOES
 
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STRAP AND BUCKLES ARE 98%

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READY TO WEAR OR DISPLAY

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IN SPECTACULAR CONDITION

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THIS LEATHER IS IN GREAT CONDITION

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THE SAME LOGO AS THE CASE

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SEIKOSHA
OVERHAULED & SERVICED
WINDS SETS AND RUNS

 

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WINDS SETS & RUNS

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