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Date/Report Number …..022612.FNAWEHYEE04 Item VINTAGE 1913 JAPANESE MARKET WALTHAM
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1913 JAPANESE MARKET WALTHAM 3/4 PLATE 17J - 12S
39.78MM WITH JAPANESE FUJI  LOTUS PROTECTOR CASEAPP: 44MM WITHS TERLING SILVER "BAMBOO" WATCH CHAIN/FOB

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $893.00


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1913
JAPANESE MARKET
WALTHAM
3/4 PLATE
17J - 12S
39.78MM

WITH

 

JAPANESE
FUJI LOTUS
PROTECTOR CASE
APP: 44MM

WITH

STERLING SILVER
"BAMBOO"
WATCH
CHAIN/FOB

Kintaro Hattori

BETWEEN 1874 AND 1900,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD.

BETWEEN 1894 AND 1904. JAPAN  HAD BECOME A BUILDER OF HER OWN MODERN ARMAMENTS AND SHIPS; IN MANY CASES, IMPROVING 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.

 

1904 MT. FUJI WALTHAM WATCH DIAL

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BETWEEN 1905 AND 1917,  SEIKOSHA/K. HATTORI SENT TEAMS OF EASTERN DRESSED MEN OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACROSS THE GLOBE IN DISCOVERY OF WESTERN WATCH MAKING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THEIR  OWN CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES.

THESE MEN WOULD ARRIVE AND WESTERN CORPORATIONS WOULD WINE AND DINE THEM WITH AN EYE TOWARDS SELLING THEIR PRODUCTS IN JAPAN. IN FACT, IN PRIVATE, MANY OF THESE COMPANIES WOULD LOOK DOWN ON THESE MEN AND THEIR "FUNNY WAYS".  

EVENTUALLY, THE JAPANESE WOULD NOT ONLY INVITE A FEW SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN, BUT ENCOURAGED "PARTNERSHIPS" WHERE WESTERN WATCHES AND TECHNOLOGY WOULD BE SOLD DIRECTLY TO JAPANESE CONSUMERS.

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IN SOME CASES, AS WITH THE WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY, THE COMPANY WOULD UTILIZE THEIR PARTNERSHIP TO SELL THEIR TIME PIECES IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES; AS DEMONSTRATED BY THE 1917 ADVERTISEMENT ABOVE.

BUT, AS THE WESTERN COMPANIES BRAGGED ABOUT THEIR COUP D' ETAT, THE  JAPANESE DID WHAT THE JAPANESE DO BEST. UNDER THE BANNER OF EXPORTS TO JAPAN,  WESTERN COMPANIES WOULD, IN FACT, TEACH THE JAPANESE HOW TO MAKE WATCHES THAT, BY THE 1950'S, WOULD COMPETE TOE TO TOE WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBAL WATCH COMMUNITY.

SOON JAPAN WOULD PROFIT FROM THEIR AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. JAPAN WOULD PRODUCE THEIR OWN WATCHES WHILE LIMITING NEW IMPORTS. SOON, THE JAPANESE SEIKOSHA WATCH BRAND WOULD BE PRODUCING CIVILIAN AND MILITARY WATCHES WITH WALTHAM [AND SOME SWISS] MOVEMENTS IN EVERY WAY BUT NAME.

 


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AWESOME RARE 1913
JAPANESE MARKET
WALTHAM
WITH
KANJI ON DIAL
AND
INSIDE CASE BACK

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WITH OUTER
FUJI LOTUS
CASE

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AND
STERLING SILVER
BAMBOO
CHAIN FOB

NOTE: HOOK END IS REPLACEMENT

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DIAL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
A FEW SURFACE HAIRLINES
BLACK NUMERALS
RED SECONDS NUMERALS 

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OUTER
PURPLE LOTUS
12 S JAPANESE POCKET WATCH CASE

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ORIGINAL PADDING
AND
ADVERTISEMENT

NOTE 16 1/2 IS NOT WATCH SIZE
WILL ONLY FIT SIZE 12

 

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SIZE 12
WALTHAM
MODEL 1894
1913 PRODUCTION DATE
17 JEWELS

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DIAL HAS JAPANESE ACCENTS

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GOLD FILLED CASE HAS
INTRICATE WORKED BEZEL

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PICTURE DOES NOT PROPERLY SHOW THIS CASE
THE COLOR IS DEEP PURPLE PEARL

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THE CASE HAS SILVER INTEGRATED HINGE
AND
AWESOME TRIM

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A SILVER LOTUS DESIGN
GRACES
THE TOP OF CASE
WITH EACH HALF SIDE
SPORTING ONE HALF
OF THE LOTUS

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NOTE THE CROWN AND BALE FIT PERFECT

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THIS JAPANESE MARKET
1913 WALTHAM
OPERATES PERFECTLY
WINDS SETS RUNS
IN OR OUT OF THE CASE

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ATTACHED TO THE BALE IS A
HEAVY STERLING SILVER
BAMBOO CHAIN FOB

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THE LOOK IS SIMPLY AWESOME

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THE HOOK ON END WORKS
BUT  IS NOT ORIGINAL

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THIS STERLING SILVER CHAIN IS SOLID

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THE WALTHAM WATCH CASE
IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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THERE ARE NO ENGRAVINGS

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INTERIOR OF HINGED CASE BACK
HAS A TON OF MARKINGS
FROM ENGLISH SERICE MARKS
TO
JAPANESE KANJI

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EDGES ARE CARVED RELIEFS
ON BEZEL
CASE EDGE
CASE BACK EDGE

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1913
3/4 PLATE
17J - 12S
1894 MODEL
39.78MM

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WATCH CONDITION
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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