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Date/Report Number …..051212R5BY.04 Item:  VINTAGE-1940-1944-STAINLESS-STEEL-GOLD-FILLED- EMPIRE-DOUBLE-CASED-DOCTOR-NURSES-WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1940-1944 STAINLESS STEEL & GOLD FILLED EMPIRE DOUBLE CASED DOCTOR- NURSES WATCH ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH- PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT WITH OVERHAULED EMPIRE 17 JEWEL INCABLOC ANTIMAGNETIC HACKED SWEEPS [FACTORY SWEEP SECONDS CONVERSION] MANUAL WIND WATCH MOVEMENT 29 X 36 MM WITHOUT CROWN WITH NEW GENUINE HAND MADE STITCHED & PADDED TURNED EDGES HAVANA FINISHED OSTRICH HIDE

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $599.00


Reports are supplied at the request of the customer and it is for the customer's exclusive use. Reports express an opinion of the time of the examination of the jewelry. This report is for customers use only for the following two purposes, indicating estimated retail replacement value to obtain insurance coverage, or for the purpose of providing geological information. goldsmith Works does not guarantee that the appraisal valuation will result in a sale at the price. Estimated retail replacement value is arrived after analyses of what the approximate high retail cash asking price is for labor, materials, and design. These prices may be substantially higher than actual transaction or warranty with regards to any item described in the report, since jewelry grading is not an exact science, this  report represent the best opinion of the company. GoldSmith Works is in no case responsible for differences that occur by repeated grading by other experts in the field and/or use of other standards, norms, methods or criteria other than those used by GoldSmith Works. GoldSmith Works is expressly held harmless by customers including, but with out limitation for any claims or actions that may arise out of negligence in connection with the preparation of this laboratory report, or actions based upon the customer's use of the report. The information on the carat weight, clarity grade, color grade on the report is approximate due to the limitations in jewelry grading. The item was tested, graded, and examined under 10x magnification using the techniques and equipment available to GoldSmith Works, including fully corrected triplet loupe, binocular microscope, master color comparison guides, diamond color comparison tools, electronic carat balance, non-contact optical measuring device, and ancillary instruments necessary at the time of Exam


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1940-1944
STAINLESS STEEL
&
GOLD FILLED
EMPIRE
DOUBLE CASED
DOCTOR- NURSES
WATCH

ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

WITH

OVERHAULED
EMPIRE
17 JEWEL
INCABLOC
ANTIMAGNETIC
HACKED SWEEPS
[FACTORY SWEEP SECONDS CONVERSION]
MANUAL WIND
WATCH MOVEMENT

29 X 36 MM
WITHOUT CROWN

WITH

NEW
GENUINE
HAND MADE
STITCHED
&
PADDED
TURNED EDGES
HAVANA FINISHED
OSTRICH HIDE

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AWESOME
WHITE AND COPPER
DIAL
WITH
RAISED LUME NUMBERS

SIGNED
EMPIRE
WATERPROOF
SHOCKABSORBER
ANTIMAGNETIC
SWISS

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

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FULLY LEGIBLE
BLACK SWEEPS MARKED SECONDS
COPPER WITH BLACK TRIM
TIMING CHAPTER RING
BLACK OUTLINED
RAISED LUMINANCE NUMBERS
BLACK STEEL HANDS WITH LUMINANCE INSERTS

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

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THE EMPIRE WATCH COMPANY PRODUCED
A WATCH WITH A SEALED MAIN CASE
AND
A TWO PART STEM SYSTEM

THIS DESIGN WAS COPIED FROM THE
FAMOUS WYLER WATCHES OF THE DAY

AND
FURTHER

10 YEARS BEFORE THE
CROTON WATCH COMPANY
PRODUCED THEIR
ANTARTIC VERSION
WITH OUTER STEEL BEZEL
W/LUGS
AND
A "HAT" CRYSTAL
WITH SEAL

EMPIRE PRODUCED THIS ONE

 

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GOLD FILLED OUTER BEZEL/CASE
29 X 38 MM
W/O CROWN


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THE MOVEMENT WITH DIAL
AND
FEMALE STEM INSERT
FITS INTO THE ONE PIECE CASE

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FANTASTIC
WHEN EVER WE FIND ONE WE BUY IT
AND
RESTORE IT
THESE WATCHES BY EMPIRE WILL APPRECIATE
TEN FOLD OVER TIME


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THE  STRAP WE CHOSE
IS A GENUINE HAND MADE
PADDED OSTRICH STRAP

YOU MAY REQUEST
A LESS COSTLY STRAP
IF YOU LIKE

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IN
1940'S HAVANA COLOR


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THIS GENUINE HAND MADE
PADDED OSTRICH STRAP
IS SMOOTH AND STUNNING

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TAS YOU CAN SEE IT IS HIGHER
IN PRICE THAN OUR WONDERFUL LEATHER STRAPS

 

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BEAUTIFUL HAND MADE
AND
HAND FINISHED

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ANOTHER SHOT

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NO MATTER THE ANGLE
IT IS AWESOME


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WYLER LIKE CASING

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THE GOLD FILLED CASE IS AS IT WAS
JUST FANTASTIC

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THERE YOU CAN SEE
ROCK HAS THE MOVEMENT OVERHAULED

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HERE IS THE CASE AMONG SEVERAL OTHERS
BUFFED POLISHED REPAIRED AND CLEANED

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T
THIS IS THE STEEL MOVEMENT CASE
WITH LONG STEM TUBE

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THIS WAS BEFORE THE CLEANING
IMAGINE
SOME PEOPLE BUY
A WATCH AND WEAR IT WITHOUT SERVICING IT

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THIS IS THE BEZEL OUTER CASE

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THE MOVEMENT WITH DIAL
IS FITTED INTO THE STEEL CASE
A TWO PIECE STEM SYSTEM
WITH FEMALE IN MOVEMENT
AND
MALE IN CROWN
COMPLETES THE WATCH


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WE STOCK ORIGINAL LUME HANDS
WE HAVE 5000 HANDS

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HERE ROCK IS REPLACING A WORN MINUTE
HAND WITH AN ORIGINAL HAND
HE WILL THEN RE-ILLUMINATE
THE NEW AND THE OLD

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HERE SHE IS
JUST WATING FOR HNDS
AND THE SEALING CRYSTAL
WHICH IS INSTALLED OVER THE CASE

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ROSE GOLD PLATED
MOVEMENT AND DIAL
RETAINER

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THE CASE WITH CRYSTAL
IS PRESSED INTO THE BEZEL
NOTE: THE COLORING AROUND THE EDGES
IS RED LOCK TITE THAT ROCK PLACES
TO INSURE A SEAL. THE CASE CAN BE PRESSED
TO OPEN. BUT ALWAYS USE LOCKTITE


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EMPIRE WATCH COMPANY
1940
17 JEWELED
HACK SWEEP SECONDS
INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTION

 

EMPIRE BUILT THEIR
OWN CALIBERS
THIS MODEL
WAS BASED ON THE
AS  984
NOTICE THE INCABLOC
RED JEWEL
WITH BRASS SPRING
FOR PROTECTING
THE TOP OF
BALANCE STAFF
THERE IS ONE AT
THE BOTTOM ALSO

ALSO NOTICE THE LARGE BRASS WHEEL
THIS WAS AN ENGINEERING
MIRACLE THAT CONVERTED
A SUB SECOND MOVEMENT
TO A SWEEP SECONDS MOVEMENT
ALLOWING IT TO BE USED BY
DOCTORS NURSES
MILITARY AND SCIENTIFIC PERSONS
AND
OTHER PROFESSIONALS
WHO COULD NOW TIME EVENTS


Features
manual wind
sweep seconds
shock protection
antimagnetic

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 3.8mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h

 

ca. 1940

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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