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Date/Report Number …..011213.FNT5HY.04 Item:  WWII 1940 1945 COLONIAL INDIAN ARMY NIVADA BUMPER
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII 1940 1945 COLONIAL INDIAN ARMY NIVADA BUMPER AUTOMATIC ALL STEEL 4 SCREW SINGLE CASE WITH PULL DOWN BEZEL 29.6 x 37 MM
W/O CROWN CONDITION EXCELLENT RETORED.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $499.00


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WWII
1940 1945
COLONIAL INDIAN ARMY
NIVADA
BUMPER AUTOMATIC

ALL STEEL
4 SCREW SINGLE CASE
WITH
PULL DOWN BEZEL

29.6 x 37
MM
W/O CROWN

SIMILAR IN SIZE TO THE U.S. HACKING A-11

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THIS NIVADA' BEGINNINGS:

THE BRITISH MILITARY DID NOT INVEST IN NOR SUPPLY AUTOMATIC WATCHES. YET WWII NON-MILITARY SIGNED AUTOMATICS USED BY BRITISH TROOPS [MOSTLY OFFICERS] HAVE APPEARED IN THE MARKET -MANY INSCRIBED. THIS NIVADA WAS AS IT IS; WITH A BROAD ARROW ON THE DIAL. WE KNOW THAT INDIA CONTINUED THE BRITISH TRADITION OF THE USE OF A BROAD ARROW. THEY WOULD PRODUCED MILLIONS OF WATCHES WITH BOTH THE ARROW ON DIAL AND ON CASE BACK. THUS, DO TO THE FACT THIS TIME PIECE CAME FROM INDIA IN 1979, WITH AN ARROW ON DIAL, COMBINED WITH REAR CASE TRENCH ART, WE BELIEVE IT ORIGINATED IN THE COLONIAL INDIAN ARMY. 

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INDIA

India was ruled by Britain and thus India officially declared war on Nazi Germany in September 1939. The Provinces of British India,being colonies of the United Kingdom, were by default, a part of the Allied Nations and sent over three million volunteer troops to fight alongside Allied Forces against the Axis powers. Additionally, several Indian Princely States provided large donations to support the Allied campaign during the War.

Indians fought with distinction throughout the world; in the European theaters of Germany and Italy, in the deserts against Rommel and in the Asian region defending India against the Japanese, and liberating British colonies such as Singapore and Hong Kong when the Japanese surrendered after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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BROAD ARROW

A broad arrow or pheon is a type of arrow with a typically flat barbed head. It is a symbol used traditionally in heraldry, most notably in England, and later the United Kingdom to mark government property.

The Office of Ordnance was created by Henry VIII in 1544. It dates back to the position of Master of Ordnance, one of whom, Nicholas Merbury, was present at the Battle of Agincourt. The Office became the Board of Ordnance in 1597, its principal duties being to supply guns, ammunition, stores and equipment to the King's Navy. The headquarters and main arsenal of the Office were in the White Tower of the Tower of London. The broad arrow mark has been used over the years by the Office and Board to signify at first objects purchased from the monarch's money and later to indicate government property. With the demise of the Board in 1855, the War Department and today's Ministry of Defense continued to use the mark. The arrow also appears in the Ordnance Survey logo.

The broad arrow frequently appeared on military boxes and equipment such as canteens, bayonets and rifles, as well as the British prison uniform from the 1870s, and even earlier, that of transportees in British penal colonies such as Australia The broad arrow marks were also used by Commonwealth countries on their ordnance.

The broad arrow was used by the British to mark trees intended for ship building use in North America during colonial times. Three axe strikes resembling an arrowhead and shaft, were marked on large mast-grade trees.

It is currently a criminal offence in the United Kingdom to reproduce the broad arrow without authority

 

 

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THIS DIAL IS IN NEAR PRISTINE CONDITION.
THE AREA BEYOND
THE SECONDS CHAPTER RING SHOWS SOME WEAR

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WE ARE OFFERING THIS TIME PIECE WITH IT'S ORIGINAL LEATHER BAND
BUT HAVE PLACED PICS OF OTHER STRAPS
IN CASE YOU WOULD LIKE SOMETHING ELSE
HERE IT IS WITH A STEEL BAND

PLEASE CONTACT IF U DESIRE STRAP
CHANGE BEFORE YOU INVEST

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WE ARE OFFERING THIS TIME PIECE WITH IT'S ORIGINAL LEATHER BAND
BUT HAVE PLACED PICS OF OTHER STRAPS
IN CASE YOU WOULD LIKE SOMETHING ELSE

HERE IS A SHOT WITH GREEN NATO G-18 NYLON STRAP

PLEASE CONTACT IF U DESIRE STRAP
CHANGE BEFORE YOU INVEST


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

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ORIGINAL CASE IS STAINLESS STEEL

RADIUM LEAF HANDS ARE ORIGINAL

RED SECONDS W/TAIL IS ORIGINAL

DIAL IS ORIGINAL WITH EXCEPTION
OF THE RE-OUTLINING OF NUMERALS
AND
THE REMOVAL OF RADIUM
AND THEN RE-ILLUMINATION

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

 

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NOTE THE LONG STEM ON CROWN
THERE WAS A WORN FAT RUBBER O RING
WE REPLACED IT WITH TWO RUBBER O RINGS

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THIS WAS THE WAY IT WAS
BUT WE CAN CUT THE STEM DOWN
IF THAT IS WHAT YOU PREFER LET US KNOW
[THOUGH I WOULD KEEP AS IS]]

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THE BEZEL IS COMPRESSED OVER CASE

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OUTSIDE THE TRENCH ART ON CASE BACK
THIS IS AN ALL STEEL CASE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE

YOU CAN SEE THE 4 LOCK SCREWS
THESE WERE MADE FAMOUS
BY NIVADA

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THIS IS A 193 LEATHER STRAP
A PREMIUM STRAP
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

IF YOU DESIRE A DIFFERENT STRAP
CONTACT US BEFORE YOU INVEST

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ABSOLUTELY 1943 LEATHER STRAP
MADE FROM ONE PIECE OF LEATHER
THE FOLDS ARE SIMPLY FROM AGE

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LUG GO THROUGH ALLOW THE USE OF PINS
ALSO MADE IT EASIER TO REMOVE SPRING BARS

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ILLUMINATED

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

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HANDS RE-ILLUMINATED

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THIS IS MAIN STEEL CASE
WITH
"BREVET"
[TRADE MARK]
NUMBER
[ACIER INOXY]
STAINLESS STEEL

THERE IS ALSO INFORMATION THAT IS SURELY
ORIGINAL HAND APPLIED WHICH SAYS "PATENTED ASSEMBLY"
"SWISS" WHICH WE ONLY FIND ON
WATCHES THAT WERE SPECIAL /OR FIRST
EDITION. WHICH MEANS THIS WAS  A FIRST
AND A SPECIAL MODEL. 

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MOVEMENT WITH DIAL FITS
INTO THE CASE
LIKE THE FAMOUS WYLER
NO DOUBT THAT THE WYLER
WAS THE CATALYST

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A MALE STEM IN THE MOVEMENT PROTRUDES
HALF WAY THROUGH THE LONG CROWN TUBE 

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CROWN HAS FEMALE STEM
THAT LOCKS ONTO MALE

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"TOP HAT" CRYSTAL
FITS OVER MOVEMENT

WE HAD THIS NEW CRYSTAL SITTING FOR YEAR!

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A SEAL FITS IN-BETWEEN
THE CASE AND CRYSTAL

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FOUR STRAIGHT SCREWS
LOCK THE CASE TO THE BEZEL 


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THE MAIN CASE FITS UP-INTO THE ABOVE BEZEL
NOTE THE FOUR SCREW HOLES

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THE SCREWS LOCK INTO
FOUR CUT-OUTS
LIKE THE ONE ABOVE
AS THEY ARE TIGHTENED
THEY PULL THE CASE INTO
THE BEZEL

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1937-1945

AS 1172
Swiss Made
17 Jewels
Brevet+
AS
SWEEP SECONDS
Incabloc
Automatic
(bumper)
&
Manual Wind


THE AS 1171-72 ARE A REDESIGN OF
THE ORIGINAL AS
HARWOOD AUTOMATIC

MANUAL WINDING    & SHOCK PROTECTION
WERE TWO OF THE 1171-72 UPGRADES


1171
DATA
= 11'''
Dm= 24.8mm
H= 5.7mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 36h


1171-72 ALSO UTILIZED IN
Favre-Leuba 437 (AS 1171)   
Fortis 250 (AS 1171

1171 SUB-SECONDS
1172 SWEEP SECONDS

 

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