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Date/Report Number …..011213.FNT5HY.04 Item:  1940 HELIOS 24 HR TIME RADIUM DIAL
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII 1940 HELIOS 24 HR TIME RADIUM DIAL WIRE LUG WRIST WATCH RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT 30.8 X 38 MM W/O CROWN WITH 1940 HELIOS 10146 15 JEWELS HACKED SWEEP SECONDS MANUAL WIND [BASED ON 1940 AS 1007.1041] AND CLOTH AND LEATHER PERIOD WIRE LUG STRAP CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00


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WWII
1940
HELIOS
24 HR TIME
RADIUM DIAL
WIRE LUG
WRIST WATCH

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

30.8 X 38
MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

1940
HELIOS
10146
15 JEWELS
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS
MANUAL WIND
[BASED ON 1940 AS 1007.1041]


AND

CLOTH AND LEATHER
PERIOD
WIRE LUG STRAP

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AWESOME FLAT WHITE MILITARY DIAL
RE-LUMED RAISED OUTLINED NUMERALS
BLACK OUTER MINUTE/SECONDS CHAPTER RING
RED 24 HOUR MILITARY TIME

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WHILE THIS DIAL UTILIZED RADIUM
GSW RESTORED THE DEAD RADIUM
WITH SAFER AF-LUMINOVA

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

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THE WIRE LUG CASE HAS UNDERGONE
AN EXTENSIVE OVERHAUL AND RESTORATION

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TO NEAR MINT CONDITION


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ILLUMINATED ORIGINAL BLACK STEEL HANDS
ORIGINAL RED CENTER SWEEP SECONDS HAND

 

THE ORIGINAL BLACK STEEL HANDS
WERE RE-ILLUMINATED

WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THE CASE IS SIMPLY WONDERFUL

4 HOURS WENT INTO THE CASE
A CHROME PLATED CASE THAT WAS
PITTED AND WORN IS NOT TO FACTORY
SPECS AND SMOOTH AND SHINY!

THE ABOVE VINTAGE WIRE LUG STRAP
IS A MIX OF CLOTH AND LEATHER

THE NEXT SHOTS ARE THOSE OF THIS SAME HELIOS
MOUNTED WITH BROWN NYLON

AND

IF ANOTHER STRAP OR COLOR IS DESIRED
CONTACT US BEFORE INVESTING

 

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I LIKE THIS NEWER --YET DESIGNED
FROM AN ORIGINAL BROWN COTTON
MILITARY STRAP-- BECAUSE OF IT'S COLOR

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THE STRAP SETS OFF THE
COLOR OF THE WATCH CASE

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IT ALSO IMPLIES MILITARY
TO THE ENTIRE PIECE

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I ALSO LIKE THE SIMPLE
BUCKLE ATTACHING DEVICE

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YOU CAN SEE WHY I LIKE IT!

BUT, JUST ABOUT WHAT
EVER YOU DESIRE WE HAVE IT

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NOTE THE FACT THAT THERE
ARE NO HOLES IN THE STRAP

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HERE THIS HELIOS IS SET UP WITH
THE LEATHER AND FABRIC WIRE LUG STRAP


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THIS LOOK AND COLOR ARE ALSO TOP END

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THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF
THE BEST RESTORATIONS

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A NICE SIZE ALSO
30.8 MM
WHICH WAS GREAT COMPARED TO
THE A-11 MILITARY ISSUE

 

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NEW CRYSTAL

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OLD STRAP

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IS BEAUTIFUL
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CONDITION IS FANTASTIC

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READY TO WEAR

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A WONDERFUL AND RARE FIND

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IN THE EXTREME LIGHT
IT STILL SETS THE BAR
FOR FINE RESTORATION

 

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A 26 HOUR RESTORATION

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IS WHAT YOU ARE INVESTING IN

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WITH A ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

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AND A NEW SEAL IS A MUST

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EVEN CASE BACK INTERIOR

SIGNED
HELIOS
IS FINISHED IN A FINE MANNER

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THE TOOLS FOR DIAL ILLUMINATION RENEWAL

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BAM!

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A LUXURY IN IT'S TIME

PUN INTENDED

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IN FULL
HALOGEN LIGHT

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HERE I AM SEALING CRYSTAL

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IN FULL
HALOGEN LIGHT

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THE MOVEMENT WAS OVERHAULED

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MOVEMENT IS SIGNED

HELIOS
SWISS MADE
15 FIFTEEN JEWELS
UNADJUSTED
10146

BASED ON THE
1940 AS 1007
1940 AS 1041

 

MOVEMENT IS WELL MADE
WITH
SCREW ADJUSTED BIMETALLIC BALANCE
STAR BALANCE STAFF SHOCK ABSORBER
FINE TUNE BALANCE ADJUSTMENT
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS
TWO GOLD JEWEL HOLDERS
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS PIVOT JEWEL

FEATURES
manual wind
sweep seconds
18000 A/H
power reserve 40h

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HERE IS A HACKED UP STORY FOR YOU

 

WWII
CENTER SWEEP


Prior to WWII, most watches had a sub-second register above the #6 position. This design failed to allow precision seconds timing. The sub-second style dial, with a tiny second hand rotating around a tiny seconds register at the 6 position, was difficult to utilize for timing events. In most cases it was ignored. On the other hand, a sweep second hand could be used to time events, mark events, and was easier to read .

By 1942, the sweep second hand watch had became "the" watch. Two of the major reasons were the Government issued U.S.A. A-11 hacking sweep seconds pilots watch and the sweep seconds watches in demand by Doctors, Medics and Nurses and other professionals.. The sweep second watch simply made the watch more than an instrument to "tell time"....

THE DESIGN

So, what did Pierce and others do?

Did they re-tool and re-design new movements? NO!

They simply placed a hollow canon pinion that allowed a wheeled center shaft to protrude through the dial, mounted a second hand to it, and ran the combo with the very sub-seconds wheel they were eliminating...

 

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Instead of the drive train turning the dial protruding shaft/pinion at 6 position connected to the tiny second hand, they mounted a large brass/alloy wheel on the opposite side of the shaft that now protruded through the bridge. That wheel turned a wheel on top of a NEW center "shaft' held in position be a new this jeweled bridge that went through a new HOLLOW center cannon pinion in the center of the movement that then protruded through the center of the dial where a new long sweep second hand attached;  the idea being that one had a large second hand that went round in tune with the movement and the chapter ring so one could count, time & now even synchronize

 

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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