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Date/Report Number …..030114.SEIKOMTH ItemFULLY OPERATIONAL JAPANESE FIELD MILITARY TIMER WITH TRENCH ART 
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Description of item: VINTAGE SEIKOSHA JAPANESE ARMY MILITARY TIMER/STOP WATCH W/TRENCH ART AND FOB. FIELD USE 1942 - 1945.

CONDITION  NEAR WAR USE  MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1200.00


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THE 18K GOLD SUISSE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH ON RIGHT IS NOT
INCLUDED IN THIS APPRAISAL
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RARE
ORIGINAL
EMPIRE THRU WWII
PERIODS
SEIKOSHA
JAPANESE ARMY
MILITARY
TIMER/STOP WATCH

WITH
ADJUSTABLE
YELLOW
LEATHER SILVER & BRASS
TIMER FOB

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1930 THROUGH 1945

 

Kintaro Hattori

FROM 1874 TO 1917,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD.

JAPAN  HAD BECOME A BUILDER OF HER OWN ARMAMENTS, SHIPS, PLANES AND HAD EVEN  IMPROVED 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.

BY 1917,  DAINI SEIKOSHA WAS SEEKING WESTERN TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THEIR  CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES. THEY INVITED SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN. THEY DID WHAT THE JAPANESE DO BEST. UNDER THE BANNER OF POSSIBLE EXPORTS, THESE COMPANIES WOULD, IN FACT, TEACH THE JAPANESE WOW TO MAKE WATCHES THAT, BY THE 1950'S, WOULD COMPETE TOE TO TOE, WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBAL WATCH COMMUNITY.

IN 1917, JAPAN HAD AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. MANY SEIKOSHA MILITARY WATCHES HAD WALTHAM MOVEMENTS! IN ADDITION, SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LIMITED ANTIQUE VINTAGE TIME PIECES, SUCH AS THIS 1929/30 SEIKOSHA NATION MOVEMENT WITH ITS "SWISS BARS" FINISH.

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TRENCH ART CASE BACK

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ALL FUNCTIONS WORK

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REGISTER RECORDS REVOLUTIONS

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AS A WWII ARMY ISSUE ORIGINAL    CONDITION IS EXCELLENT

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FOB HAS SILVER STAYS
BRASS SWIVEL
[MAY HAVE BEEN PLATED SILVER]

 

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Imperial Army Imperial Seal Seal & Flag  Imperial Flag

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SOME OF THE NICKEL FINISH IS GONE
BUT RATHER THAN RESTORING THIS FINISH
LOOKS RESALE  VALUE AND COLLECTOR DEMAND
MAKES THE ORIGINAL WORTH 4 TIMES 

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EVEN STEM WAS BLACKENED WITH THE FILTH
OF 85 TO 74 YEARS OF DIRT

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BEFORE THE OVERHAUL
FILTHY FILTHY FILTHY
4 HOURS TO COMPLETE MOVEMENT OVERHAUL
WHAT NORMALLY TAKES ONE HOUR

 

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YELLOW AND BLACK LEATHER STRAP
BRASS BUCKLE
SILVER STAYS

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MOVEMENT HAS SWISS BARS
SIGNED
ADJUSTED SEIKOSHA

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YES, IT IS 1930 TO 1945
THE DIAL IS ORIGINAL
NOTE NUMBERS CAN BE SEEN ON SMALL REGISTER

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IT IS AN AWESOME RARE TIME PIECE


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Japanese General Kuroki and his staff, including
foreign officers and war correspondents 1904

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WE CLEANED AND SERVICED THIS WWII JAPANESE ARMY MILITARY TIMER
A COMPLETE TEAR DOWN DUE TO THE FACT
IT WAS FILTHY. AND IT RAN PERFECT AFTER WE WERE FINISHED

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A Japanese propaganda poster for the Tripartite Pact:
"Good friends in three countries".
(left AdOolf HiItler, center Fumimaro Konoe, right Benito Mussolini)

On September 22, 1940, taking advantage of France's defeat that summer, Japanese troops occupied French Indochina. Five days later, the Japanese signed the Tripartiate Pact effectively forming an alliance with Germany and Italy

At the time of the collapse of Manchukuo during the Soviet invasion of Manchuria of August 1945, Pujie initially attempted to escape to exile in Japan with his brother. However, as it became apparent that no escape was possible, he opted to return to Hsinking in an unsuccessful attempt to surrender the city to Kuomingtang forces of the Republic of China, rather than have the city fall into Russian hands. Pujie was arrested by the Soviet Red Army, and was sent to prison camps in Chita and Khabarovsk in Siberia with his brother and other relatives. With the Sino-Soviet rapprochement after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, Pujie was extradited to China in 1950.Under the People's Republic of China On his return to China, Pujie was incarcerated in the Fushun War Criminals Management Centre. A model prisoner, he became a symbol of leniency by the communist regime, joined the Communist Party of China, and later served in a number of important posts.In 1978, Pujie became a deputy from Shanghai at the 5th National People's Congress. He subsequently served as deputy from Liaoning, Politburo Standing Committee Member, and Vice Chairman of the Nationalities Committee of the 6th National People's Congress in 1983. He was appointed Deputy Head of the China-Japan Friendship Group from 1985. He rose to a seat on the Presidium of the 7th National People's Congress in 1988. From 1986, Pujie was also Honorary Director for the Handicapped Welfare Fund.

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DIAL SURELY DEMONSTRATES IT'S AGE,
THE WORN YELLOW COLOR IS PERMANENT
IT WILL NOT "COME OFF"