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Date/Report Number …..010112-785 Item RARE 1935-1941 SEIKOSHA SEIKO MILITARY WRIST WATCH
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Description of item:  VINTAGE RARE 1935-1941 SEIKOSHA SEIKO 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 COMPASS

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1398.00


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RARE
1935-1941
SEIKOSHA
SEIKO
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
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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A FEW OF ROCKS LAST RESTORES ABOVE

 


 

HATTORI - SEIKOSHA
SEIKO
WWII MILITARY WATCH

 


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THIS SEIKO IS A
RARE MODEL WITH
STANDARD
24 HOUR RED MILITARY TIME

 

AND
BLACK NUMERALS
WITH
BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER

 

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THE
BLACK MOON HANDS
AND
SUB-SECONDS HAND
ARE
ORIGINAL
WITH THIS PLATE

 

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MAIN CASE HAS HINGED BACK
AND
SNAP CRYSTAL BEZEL

 

A NOTE:

 

ROCK KEEPS A WELL STOCKED
CRYSTAL COLLECTION
YET
WE CHOSE TO KEEP
THE CRACKED
ORIGINL CRYSTAL
BECUASE IT IS
SUPER RARE
AND
MILITARY COATED
AND HAS THE
"AI"
ETCHED ON THE INSIDE

 

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[SEE THE AI?]

DUE TO THE FACT THIS CASE
FITS INTO THE MILITARY OUTER CASE
WITH ITS OWN NEW
UV SEALED CRYSTAL
THE CRACK WHICH WAS STABILIZED
WITH UV CEMENT
THE WATCH IS PROTECTED

 

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THE STRAP
WHICH WE WILL FOCUS
ON FURTHER DOWN
HAS THE OUTER CASE
ATTACHED ABOVE

 

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HERE THE INNER CASE IS INSTALLED
THIS MILITARY PROTECTION CASE
IS ONE OF THE BEST WE HAVE RESTORED
IS WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY
FOR THIS
MILITARY SEIKOSHA SEIKO

 

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THIS IS THE INNER CASE
WITH
THE AI ORIGINAL
GLASS CRYSTAL
THE YELLOW COLOR
IS THE ORIGINAL COATING

 

 

 

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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 STRAP HAS A COMPASS
A WORKING COMPASS
ONE WOULD TAKE
THE WATCH OFF
LAY IT DOWN
TO UTILIZE THE COMPASS

 

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NOTICE THAT
THE TIP
WAS
RADIUM COATED

 

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THE STRAP HAS IT'S ORIGINAL
JAPANESE INFO TAG
IT WAS LOOSE BUT ROCK
ASSURED THAT IT REMAINED

 

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BY TREATING IT
AND THEN
ADHERING IT
TO THE LEATHER

 

 

 

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BOTH CASES ARE IN OUTSTANDING
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION

 

 

 

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STRAP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
BE SURE NOT TO WEAR WHITE WHEN WEARING
THIS BEAUTY FOR THE FIRST FEW WEEKS
ROCK TREATS ALL OLD LEATHER
IT TAKES SEVERAL WEEKS FOR THE LEATHER
TO FULLY ABSORB THE OILS

 

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NOTICE THE
JAPANESE BRASS STAR

 

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THAT STRAP LOOKS GREAT
NOTICE THE FINISH!
BELOW IS THE STRAP
  WITHOUT CONDITIONING
LIGHTER IN COLOR
AND
EXTREMELY DRY

 

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STRAP AS FANTASTIC AS PURCHASED
BUT REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION
NOTICE THE AWESOME OUTER CASE

 


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UNLIKE THE LATER VERSIONS
WHEN THINGS WERE TIGHT
AND
THEY WERE MADE FROM
BASE METALS LIKE TIN
THIS BEAUTY
IS CONSTRUCTED
OF
BRASS
WITH
CHROME PLATING

 

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A NEW CRYSTAL
WAS INSTALLED
THEN
UV CEMENT
WAS APPLIED
AND THEN
CURED
IN ROCK'S NEW
36 WATT
UV DRIER

 

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TALK ABOUT SEALED......

 

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AND THE TONGUE
IT IS PINNED
WHICH IS AWESOME

 

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THERE WERE FRAGMENTS
OF A BLUE MATERIAL
SO ROCK USED GREEN FELT

 

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THE WIRE LUG ON TOP RIGHT
HAD TO BE FABRICATED
ROCK UTILIZED SILVER
AS THE MATERIAL
THEN WELDED IT TO THE CASE

 

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YOU CAN SEE THAT THE CASE
IS BRASS FROM THE BOTTOM

 

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ANOTHER SHOT

 

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A WORK OF ART

 


 

 

 

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READY FOR ANOTHER 70 YEARS!

 


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ALL PARTS ARE ONE
EVERYTHING FITS
THE MAIN WATCH CASE
WITH DIAL
CAN BE VIEWED WITH EASE

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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WHY ARE THESE
SEIKOSHA
MILITARY
WATCHES COSTLY?

IT TOOK THREE BUYS
  TOTALING 600 BUCKS
TO GATHER PARTS
TO MAKE ONE

 

 

 

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HERE ARE PARTS LEFT OVER
TO MAKE THIS ONE WORKING MODE

 

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READY TO WEAR OR DISPLAY

 

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HINGED CASE BACK

 

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SKS
FINE NICKEL
847515

 


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HERE IS THE
SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT
BEFORE
OVERHAUL

 

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SEIKOSHA
OVERHAULED & SERVICED

 

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WINDS SETS & RUNS

 

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