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Date/Report Number:.110214:EGST-AF43-3322 ItemUSA IMPORT WWII 1944 RADIUM DIAL TISSOT SWEEP SECONDS
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Description of item:  TISSOT Genuine Restored To Original Condition Overhauled & Serviced
USA IMPORT WWII 1944 RADIUM DIAL TISSOT SWEEP SECONDS MILITARY WATCH
STEEL CASE HACKED SWEEP SECONDS
Condition is fine to mint.

Estimated Retail Replacement Value $649.00


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TISSOT

Genuine
Restored To Original Condition
Overhauled & Serviced

READY TO WEAR
USA IMPORT

WWII
1944
RADIUM DIAL
TISSOT
SWEEP SECONDS
MILITARY WATCH


STEEL CASE
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS

30 X 38 MM
W/O CROWN

SWEEP SECONDS - 17 JEWELS

WITH

OD OLIVE DRAB
NYLON G-18
MILITARY STRAP
WITH
KEEPERS


Tissot was a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches founded in 1853 in Le Locle, Switzerland.

Tissot introduced the first mass-produced pocket watch and the first pocket watch with two time zones in 1853 and the first anti-magnetic watch in 1929–30. Charles-Emile Tissot left for Russia in 1858 and succeeded in selling their savonnette pocket watches across the Russian Empire. The Tissot company was also the first to make watches out of plastic (IDEA 2001 in 1971), stone (the Alpine granite Rock watch in 1985), mother of pearl (the Pearl watch in 1987), and wood (the Wood watch in 1988). Tissot merged with the Omega watch making family in 1930 and Tissot-Omega watches from this era are sought after by collectors. Tissot's parent company The Swatch Group define Tissot as a "mid-range" brand.

Still based in Le Locle, Switzerland and marketed in 160 countries around the world, Tissot has been a member of The Swatch Group Ltd., the largest watch producer and distributor in the world, since 1983.

Tissot is an official timekeeper for the world championships in cycling, motorcycling, fencing and ice hockey, and was used for the Davis Cup in 1957 and Downhill Skiing in Switzerland in 1938. Tissot was also a key Sponsor for the Formula one teams Lotus, Renault and Sauber. Tissot's first engagement as an official timekeeper was in 1938 where they timed a series of Ski races in Villar, near the company's home town in the Jura mountains.

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AWESOME FULL RESTORATION
NOTE THE CLEAN LOOK
ALL STEEL 3 PART CASE
RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF LUMINOVA

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   LARGE MILITARY CROWN IS ORIGINAL
NOTE THE THROUGH HOLES ON LUGS
VERY POPULAR BECAUSE IT MADE IT A BREEZE TO CHANGE STRAPS
AND WIRE COULD BE USED

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FOUR WATCHES COMPLETED ON SAT 18, 2014
THIS ONE IS SECOND FROM RIGHT


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MILITARY WATCHES

SEVERAL YEARS HAVE GONE INTO REVERSING THE MYTH THAT WATCHES MADE FOR PRIVATE SALE TO MILITARY PERSONAL, ADVERTISED TO MILITARY PERSONAL, AND DESIGNED FOR MILITARY ARE  NOT "MILITARY WATCHES." YET SINCE WWI AND THE WRISTLET WATCH, MORE WATCHES WERE SOLD DIRECTLY TO THE SOLDIER.

OUR CLAIM AND THE RESULTING FACTS DEMONSTRATE THAT THERE   WERE/IS WATCHES DIRECTLY MANUFACTURED, OFTEN BETTER THAN THE GOV ISSUE, AND ADVERTISED AND SOLD DIRECTLY TO  MILITARY PERSONAL IN STORES, THE US MILITARY PX/BX SYSTEM, AND R&R LOCATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE THROUGH 5 WARS.

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

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STEEL CASE BACK
CASE
BEZEL

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RESTORE PRODUCED A 94% FINISH ORIGINAL STEEL CASE
 

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24HR DIAL

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WWII POPULAR HACKED SWEEP SECONDS

CENTER SWEEP


By WWII, 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 . The sweep second watch simply made the watch more than an instrument to "tell time"....

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 .

 THE DESIGN

So, what did Record and other manufacturers 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.

***sweep second hand
technically, "sweep" usually means rotating round without TICKS. In other words, smoothly rather than "ticking" by second round. In this write up, we are using sweep in a general way to better explain our history and science. It made no difference whether it was ticks or moves smooth, 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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SIGNED AND HALLMARKED
DIAL
CASE
MOVEMENT

 

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STRAP FITS PERFECT

 

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SIGNED

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SIGNED

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

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MIXING AF LUMINOVA

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A HEAP OF HANDS
32 TO BE EXACT

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PARTS ASSOCIATED
CASE
MOVEMENT
OLD CRYSTAL
NEW CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT HOLD DOWN
CASE BACK

ALL READY FOR OVERHAUL

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NEW SET LEVER

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FIFTEEN JEWELS
TISSOT SIGNED
NOTE HACKED SWEEPS WHEEL

TISSOT
1944
ETA 640 BASED

manual wind
sub second
CONVERTED TO SWEEP SECONDS
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h

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