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Date/Report Number …..010613.FN21HY.04 Item:  WWI LANCET RARE PURE NICKEL DOUBLE CASED TRENCH WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWI LANCET RARE PURE NICKEL DOUBLE CASED TRENCH WATCH WITH 15 JEWEL FINELY SWISS FINISHED MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT AND LEATHER TRENCH WATCH STRAP

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $889.00


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VINTAGE
WWI
LANCET
RARE
PURE NICKEL
DOUBLE CASED
TRENCH WATCH

32 X 42
W/O
CROWN


WITH


15 JEWEL
FINELY SWISS FINISHED
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH

LEATHER
TRENCH WATCH
STRAP

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EXCELLENT SIZE FOR TRENCH
32 X 42
W/O
CROWN

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WE BEGIN THIS OFFER WITH SOME FACTS
RATHER THEN REPLACE THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL
WITH
PLASTIC OR THIN GLASS

WE CHOSE TO KEEP THE ORIGINAL

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THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL HAS SOME SCRATCHES

BUT THESE SCRATCHES DO NOT EFFECT
THE LOOK OF THIS ANTIQUE
LANCET TRENCH WATCH

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IN THESE PHOTOS WE HAVE TAKEN A
BUFFING CLOTH WITH DARK COMPOUND
AND
RUBBED THE GLASS TO LEAVE THE COMPOUND
IN THE SCRATCHES SO YOU MAY SEE THEM

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WHEN CLEANED THE SCRATCHES ARE CLEAN

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HERE AGAIN WE DEMONSTRATE
WHY WE KEPT THE ORIGINAL GLASS

SEE HOW THICK?
AND
IT IS BEVELED!

AND
THE GLASS IS TOUGHER
THEN ANYTHING
WE COULD USE


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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE SCRATCH


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HERE MAGNIFIED WITH PARTIAL CLEANING


NOTE: THE CATHEDRAL HOUR HAND HAS [4] FOUR   WINDOWS WHILE THE MINUTE HAND HAS [1] ONE. NORMALLY THE MINUTE HAND HAVE TWO; IN FACT WE HAD A TWO AND THREE WINDOW MINUTE HAND THAT FIT THIS WONDERFUL LANCET,

BUT, IN FACT, THIS MINUTE HAND WAS ORIGINALLY CHOSEN FOR IT'S LENGTH AND LOOK!

NOTE THE LENGTH OF THIS MINUTE HAND PLACES THE UNCUT POINTED CLEARLY PAST THE OUTER CHAPTER; EXTENDING BEYOND THE OUTER BUTLERS RING/MINUTE CHAPTER DUE TO THE FACT THAT THERE WERE MINUTE NUMBERS ON THE OUTER "WHITE" SPACE.

PAINTED ON AFTER DIAL WAS COMPLETED WITH BLACK WATER COLOR PAINT - RATHER THAN EMBEDDED IN THE PORCELAIN - THEY DID NOT LAST & ANY RESIDUE OF THESE NUMBERS WAS REMOVED WHEN THE PORCELAIN DIAL WAS CLEANED.

IF YOU DESIRE THE HAND ADJUSTED, LET ROCK KNOW AND HE WILL CUT THE POINTER TO THE OUTER EXISTING RING..


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ROCK' CUSTOM BEAD FINISH
(MORE OF THIS LATER)

WHAT IS AWESOME
IS THE CASING OF THIS
LANCET

THERE IS THE STANDARD
THREE PIECE OUTER CASE

1- BEZEL
2- CENTER MOVEMENT CASE
3- CASE BACK

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HERE IS THE INTERIOR CASE
THIS INTERIOR CASE HAS FOUR "SNAPS"
THAT LOCK INTO THE MAIN CASE

NOTE THE STEM TUBE IS ON THE INNER CASE

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THE ABOVE IS THE OUTER CASE
SEE THE STEM OPENING?

THERE IS NO TUBE
AND NEVER WAS THERE A TUBE
THE INNER CASE TUBE FITS THROUGH THE HOLE

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ABOVE IS THE
INNER CASE
AND
OUTER CASE
ASSEMBLED

NOTE THE STEM TUBE

THE MOVEMENT LOCKS INTO INNER CASE

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WE RE-INSTALLED
MOVEMENT
STEM AND CROWN
RUBBER SEAL

SEAL ACTS AS A SHOCK ABSORBER

THERE IS ROOM FOR AN INNER CRYSTAL
IF THE OUTER CRYSTAL WAS DOMED

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THE FLAT LARGE FITTED
WHEELING CROWN IS INSTALLED
IT HAD A FLAT WIDE RUBBER SEAL THAT WAS WORN OUT

THIS CROWN IS AERODYNAMIC
IT IS NOT "JUTTING OUT"
A LARGE WHEEL MEANS

SETTING & WINDING
IS EASY

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GLASS CLEANED

THIS ANTIQUE TRENCH WATCH

HAS
A WHITE DIAL
SIGNED
LANCET
SWITZERLAND

WITH

BLACK OUTER MINUTES CHAPTER
BLACK OUTLINED
**RADIUM FILLED NUMERALS
RED MILITARY 24 HOUR NUMERALS

** RADIUM
REMOVED AND REPLACED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

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TO MATCH THIS LANCET TRENCH
TO A PROPER STRAP WAS A TOUGH ORDER

STRAPS ARE LIMITED
I HAVE SEEN SOME OF THOSE SOLD

WE CHOSE AN
OLD, ANTIQUE, VINTAGE
TWO PIECE
LEATHER TRENCH STRAP

MADE SPECIFICALLY
FOR THE LUG  CASES

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THE FOLLOWING ARE GSW GSWW PICTURES
OF ROCK RESTORING A TRENCH STRAP

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12 HOURS CAN BE REQUIRED TO RESTORE EACH STRAP
7 TO 8 HOURS ARE JUST FOR SOAKING AND STRERCHING

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AFTER SOAKING, STRETCHING, AND DRYING THE STRAP
OILS,WAXES, NEATSFOOT AND STANDARD LEATHER POLISHES
ARE APPLIED WITH INTENSE HEAT FROM BUFFING

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A WOOD ROLLER IS UTILIZED TO "SMOKE" THE STRAP
IT GETS SO HOT IT IS DIFFICULT TO HANDLE THE LEATHER!

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SOMETIMES NEW BUCKLES ARE PLACED ON STRAP
THEY ARE ACQUIRED FROM MODERN STRAPS

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NOTE THE GENUINE PHOTO ABOVE WITH LEATHER MILITARY STRAPS
IN THE FULL SIZE PICTURE YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE 10 DIFFERENT STYLES
INCLUDING ONE COMPARABLE TO THE STRAP WE ARE
OFFERING WITH THIS LANCET

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COLOR AND FINISH ARE EXCELLENT
BUCKLE STRAP 1/2 INCH WIDE BY 9 1/2 INCHES LONG

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WE THOUGHT ABOUT A PIN OR EMBLEM
THE STRAP HAD WHAT LOOKED TO BE AN AREA
WHERE SOMETHING WAS ONCE ATTACHED
BUT FOR NOW WE WILL LEAVE IT PLAIN
CENTER STRAP 1 1/4 ICHES WIDE BY 6 INCHES LONG

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BUTTERFLY ROLLER BUCKLE FROM A 1960'S STRAP

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FINISH INCLUDES AWESOME LEATHER STAINING
WHICJH IS NOW SEALED INTO LEATHER FINISH

FINELY FINISHED
15 JEWEL
SWISS MADE
NOTE REGULATOR
BIMETALLIC SCREW BALANCE

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PURE NICKEL

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THIS STUNNING BEAD FINISHED CASE
ABSORBS LIGHT
RATHER THAN REFLECTING IT

ONCE COMPLETED

IT CAN BE
QUICKLY REFINISHED
OR
QUICKLY REPAIRED

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HERE SHE IS OVERHAULED

SWISS MOVEMENT

Features
manual wind
sub second
finished bridges & plates
custom regulator
bimetallic screw balance
nickel plated


Data
10.5
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 36h

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CONDITION
-EXCELLENT-
WATCH WINDS SETS RUNS

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