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Date/Report Number:.110214:EGST-AF43-3322 Item: 1 1936 -1940 WWII SUPER RARE WYLER *
 

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Description of item:  1936 -1940 WWII SUPER RARE WYLER *RADIUM DIALED [REPLACED WITH LUMINOVA 24HR MILITARY [W/0 BOX]


Estimated Retail Replacement Value $995.00


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KM & PANZER PARA

JAPANESE WWII NAVY

SEIKOSHA SUB TIMER

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RCAF WWII

TRENCH

TRENCH

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WYLER GERMAN WWII

WWII HELBROS 24HR

JAPANESE WWII CHRONO
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SEIKOSHA CHRONO

WWII NAVY SUB TIMER

WWII SEIKOSHA

ABOVE ARE SOME OF THE MILITARY WATCHES ROCK RESTORED

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RARE
1936 -1940
WWII

SUPER RARE

WYLER
*RADIUM DIALED
[REPLACED WITH LUMINOVA]
24HR
MILITARY


THE ONLY OTHER THREE I WAS FORTUNATE TO RESTORE WERE THOUGHT TO BE CUSTOM MADE FOR GERMAN SOLDIERS, OR, SHOULD I SAY,  NAVEL PERSONAL DUE TO THE FACT THE THE FIRST I RESTORED AND SOLD HAD GERMAN MARKINGS ON THE CASE . WHILE THESE WERE NOT GOVERNMENT ISSUE, THEY ONLY SHOWED UP IN RELATION TO GERMAN TROOPS.

UPDATE 08/28/14
RECENT RESEARCH INDICATES THIS MODEL WAS INTRODUCED DURING THE 1936 GERMAN OLYMPICS BY WYLER HIMSELF. SO THEY WERE A MODEL  INTRODUCED ONLY IN GERMANY THAT WOULD FIND THEIR WAY INTO WAR ON THE WRISTS OF GERMAN SOLDIERS WHO WERE FORTUNATE TO HAVE INVESTED IN ONE...

BAND

STEEL BONKLIP STYLE STEEL
OVERCOAT BRACELET IN FANTASTIC
CONDITION

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GERMAN
WEILER - WYLER
CHRISTIAN & JEWISH

The surname Wyler is a local surname; it is derived from the Latin word vilare, which means farmstead. This makes Wyler a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other category of surnames; they were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after.

First found in Upper Swabia, where the name Weiler came from aristocratic origins, and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The name Weilerr is derived from the Latin form "vilare" meaning farmstead. It was taken on by an ancient baronial dynasty, whose founding member appears as early as 813. This man was Hermann von Weiler, whom chronicles mention as being present at the founding of the monastery of St. George in the Black Forest.

This line became known as Weiler zu Weiler (a city near Heilbronn,) and many members held the position of Priori of the cloister Weiler in Blauthale which the family founded in the 11th century.

Burkhard Weiler was the Abbot of Sinsheim in 1468, Wolf von Weiler (1508-1585) accompanied Duke Christoph von Wuerttemberg on a campaign in France, and Dietrich von Weiler (1542-1602,) the chief steward and private tutor to the Duke of Wuerttemberg, united all the various estates of numerous branches into his own hands.

"Weiler" or "Weiller" later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

By the 18th century, the name "Weiler" or "Weiller" could be the surname of a    German Christian or Jewish citizen. .

By the late 19th Century, the famous    "Weiler" or "Weiller" name would be altered to the English spelling/sounding  "Wyler".

By the start of the 20th Century and the fallout of WWI, many men with  the surname of "Weiler" or "Weiller", who were born in Switzerland or Germany, seeking wealth and business abroad, changed the spelling to WYLER. due In fact, men like Wilhelm Weiller, (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) who was born to a Jewish family in Mulhouse, Alsace in the then-German Empire, changed his name to the English version, William Wyler. William Wyler would  become a famous wealthy multi academy award winning Film Director and Screen Writer in the United States.

The first WYLER settlers to the USAthat we know of was Jacob Wyler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 , William Wyler, who arrived in California in 1920, PAUL WYLER NEW YORK 1946. .

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AWESOME DESIGN
12 3 9 OUTLINED AND ILLUMINATED
REMAINING MARKERS ILLUMINATED
24 HOUR MILITARY TIME
DOUBLE OUTER  MINUTES CHAPTER RING
DOUBLE CHECKED SUB-SECONDS REGISTER

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GERMAN
WEILER - WYLER
CHRISTIAN & JEWISH

The surname Wyler is a local surname; it is derived from the Latin word vilare, which means farmstead. This makes Wyler a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other category of surnames; they were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after.

First found in Upper Swabia, where the name Weiler came from aristocratic origins, and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The name Weilerr is derived from the Latin form "vilare" meaning farmstead. It was taken on by an ancient baronial dynasty, whose founding member appears as early as 813. This man was Hermann von Weiler, whom chronicles mention as being present at the founding of the monastery of St. George in the Black Forest.

This line became known as Weiler zu Weiler (a city near Heilbronn,) and many members held the position of Priori of the cloister Weiler in Blauthale which the family founded in the 11th century.

Burkhard Weiler was the Abbot of Sinsheim in 1468, Wolf von Weiler (1508-1585) accompanied Duke Christoph von Wuerttemberg on a campaign in France, and Dietrich von Weiler (1542-1602,) the chief steward and private tutor to the Duke of Wuerttemberg, united all the various estates of numerous branches into his own hands.

"Weiler" or "Weiller" later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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LOTS GOING ON
YET SIMPLE TO READ AT A GLANCE
GOLD METALIC CHAPTER RING
REFLECTS THE DIAL COLORS
NOTE THE
WATER PROOF
DESIGNATION ABOVE REGISTER

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By the 18th century, the name "Weiler" or "Weiller" could be the surname of a    German Christian or Jewish citizen. .

By the late 19th Century, the famous    "Weiler" or "Weiller" name would be altered to the English spelling/sounding  "Wyler".

By the start of the 20th Century and the fallout of WWI, many men with  the surname of "Weiler" or "Weiller", who were born in Switzerland or Germany, seeking wealth and business abroad, changed the spelling to WYLER. due In fact, men like Wilhelm Weiller, (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) who was born to a Jewish family in Mulhouse, Alsace in the then-German Empire, changed his name to the English version, William Wyler. William Wyler would  become a famous wealthy multi academy award winning Film Director and Screen Writer in the United States.

The first WYLER settlers to the USAthat we know of was Jacob Wyler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 , William Wyler, who arrived in California in 1920, PAUL WYLER NEW YORK 1946. .

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CASE IS 89%. 
AREAS THAT ARE WORN ARE THE LUG AREA,
BACK OF LUGS AND SOME SCRATCHES TO VARIOUS PARTS OF CASE.
ALL IN ALL, IT DID NOT WARRANT CASE RESTORATION.
MORE VALUE IS HAD BY KEEPING EVERYTHING AS IT WAS COMPLETED
A RARE WWII WRIST WATCH. .

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 ONLY THE FOURTH RESTORATION IN 7 YEARS

THIS IS A WATCH WE WOULD LOVE TO OFFER MORE OF   IT IS FANTASTIC BUT, SORRY TO INFORM MYSELF ---ONLY THIS ONE, THE ONE OFFERED HERE, AND ONE OTHER  WHERE RESTORED BECAUSE ONLY 3 EVER CROSSED OUR BENCH THE TWO BELOW WERE SOLD ON EBAY TWO YEARS AGO. A THIRD A FEW MONTHS AGO, AND THIS ONE FROM THE ESTATE SALE.  THEY ALL ARRIVE MISSING SOMETHING OR OTHER

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THIS EARLIER RESTORED MODEL HAD A SLIGHTLY SMALLER CASE

IT ALSO HAD THE STANDARD WYLER SINGLE CASE SYSTEM

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IIT HAD A" SECRET " OUTER CASE BACK
NORMALLY THIS OCCURS WHEN A
SINGLE CASE IS CONSTRUCTED OF PLATED BASE METAL AND THOUGH ONE PIECE AN OUTER  STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK IS MADE

THE TRENCH ART ON THE INSIDE OF THE OUTER CASE BACK AND ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE ONE PIECE "CASE BACK"
ACTUALLY CONCERNED THE WWI 1916-19 UB-38 GERMAN NAVEL SUBMARINE
AND "HANS"

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THE ABOVE SIX [6] PICTURES ARE NOT PART OF THIS OFFER THEY ARE PICTURES OF PREVIOUS WYLER RESTORATIONS PLACED TO DEMONSTRATE THE TIME PIECE' SOLD ON EBAY

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MOST WEAR REMAINS INVISIBLE
SEE THE EDGES ABOVE?
NOT WORTH DESTROYING THE LOOK TO RE PLATE

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PAUL WYLER
GERMAN

Writing about Paul Wyler, we discover he was the famous founder of the Wyler Watch Company and  the engineer who developed the Incaflex Balance and the Single Case Water Proof System,  as well as designer of the first REVOLUTIONARY WYLER 16 and 19-line precision movements WITH THE WYLER INCAFLEX AND housed in the WYLER WATER PROOF SINGLE CASE system. He was also the Promoter who would THROW HIS WATCHES OFF TALL STRUCTURES --INCLUDING THE Eiffel Tower--   to demonstrate the toughness of his watches. 

Paul Wyler, the first son of German Parents, was born on 15th June 1896. He was 18 years of age and attending school in Switzerland when WWI  commenced.  Yet between 1924 and 1930, he would establish the Wyler Watch company in Basel Switzerland.

Paul Wyler was, in fact, a genius. During his days, he would present the world with watch designs nothing short of miraculous. His innovations would be copied by just about every watch brands. Many US Issue Vietnam War watches used his case designs. The INCAFLEX balance wheel was still in use in the 21 century. No company ever designed a balance wheel like the INCAFLEX, nor better nor the same as. Between 1927 and 1940, Paul Wyler would obtain seven Swiss patents for watch inventions. He would stun the world with his Wyler 16 and 19-line precision movements with his legendary Incaflex balance wheel , and his single case water-proof case system. By 1934, the Wyler Watch was the official watch of Italy's World Cup winning team.

Wyler even had a gift of creative generous when it came to publicity and promotion. He once gained worldwide notoriety with a spectacular marketing stunt in 1956, when two watches were dropped from the top of the Eiffel Tower and demonstrated that they continued to function.. Paul Wyler eventually moved to the United States and maintained the Wyler Watch Company in Switzerland and a New York office at the world famous , prestigious, Watch Makers Row on Fifth Avenue [ WYLER WATCH CO 630 FIFTH AVENUE ]. Of two of Wyler's most famous trademarks - Wyler Dynawind and the Wyler Incaflex --. the most spectacular, the Incaflex, was registered as a U. S. trademark while Wyler was living in Forest Hills, New York in 1949.

Though many spectacular watch designs, such as the LifeGuard series, and the 660 feet Divers series,  and the Vietnam Era PX/BX R&R models would follow through the 1960's, his greatest achievement during this time was in 1960 when the manual and self-winding Incaflex models became the official railway watch of the Santa Fe Railroad.

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AWESOME

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HANDS IN OVEN

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NOTE THE BOKLIP STYLE STEEL BRACELET IS MADE
TO EXPEND OVER A JACKET OR COAT
THE PARTICULAR BRACELET IS A PERIOD BRACELET
IT IS IN IMACULATE CONDITION

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DETAILS ARE AS THEY SHOULD BE

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IT SURE MAKES THIS ENSEMBLE PERFECT
FEELS PERFECT WHEN WEARING
A ZAP TO SIZE

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THINK ABOUT IT
FIRST CLASS

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INSTRUCTIONS WILL ARRIVE WITH TIME PIECE

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A CLIP SYSTEM MAKES FITTING A BREEZE

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THE BRACELET END CLIP SIMPLY CLIPS TO LOWER PORTION

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A GREAT WWII COMBINATION

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LUGS AND BEZEL [TOP] ARE BRASS WITH CHROME PLATING
THERE ARE AREA WHERE THE BRASS SHOW THROUGH

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SINGLE CASE
THIS EARLY MODEL HAD A STEEL BASE
AND TOP WAS CHROME PLATED

 

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FITTING THE MOVEMENT W/DIAL

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CRYSTAL
ONE   HARD TO LOCATE
THERE ARE AFTER MARKET
BUT ROCK WANTED TO USE THE ORIGINAL
SO THIS IS THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL
SIGNED "W" IN CENTER
THERE IS A SMALL CHIP ON EDGE
IT DOES NOT WEAKEN OR EFFECT THE CRYSTAL

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FHF 150
BASED
1938 - 1940
WITH
INCAFLEX
&
17 JEWELS

SIGNED
SWISS MADE
17 JEWELS

Features
manual wind
sub second


Data

17 Jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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