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Date/Report Number …..10261B2R5BY.04 Item:   1940-1945 HELIOS PILOTSWATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1940-1945 HELIOS SIGNED UNITAS 147 TOP OF THE LINE SWISS BARS 17 JEWELED SHOCK RESISTANT SWEEP SECONDS HACKED MANUAL WIND BASED ON 1940 AS 984 1007.1041 &ETA 820 857 973 AND RESTORED DOUBLE STITCHED BROWN TOP GRAIN LEATHER HEAVY DUTY CHRONOGRAPH STRAP WITH STAINLESS STEEL DOUBLE BUTTON QUICK RELEASE DEPLOYMENT

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1170.00


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SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

1940-1945
WWII
PERIOD
HELIOS
PILOTS
24 HR TIME
MINUTES SECONDS
CHAPTER RING
RADIUM DIAL
WRIST WATCH

WITH

ROTATING BEZEL
TIMING MARKER

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

36 X 41
MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

1940-1945
HELIOS SIGNED
UNITAS
147
TOP OF THE LINE
SWISS BARS
17 JEWELED
SHOCK RESISTANT
SWEEP SECONDS
HACKED
MANUAL WIND

BASED ON
1940

AS 984 1007.1041
&
ETA 820 857 973

AND

RESTORED
DOUBLE STITCHED
BROWN TOP GRAIN LEATHER
HEAVY DUTY CHRONOGRAPH STRAP
WITH
STAINLESS STEEL
DOUBLE BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
DEPLOYMENT



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Helios Watch Co. Chose their name based on the Greek and Roman Sun God [Ancient Greek: Helios, Latinized as Helius].

HELIOS was the personification of the Sun in Greek mythology. Homer often calls him simply Titan or Hyperion, while Hesiod  and the Homeric Hymn separate him as a son of the Titans Hyperion and Theia  or Euryphaessa and brother of the goddesses Selene, the moon, and Eos, the dawn. The names of these three were also the common Greek words for Sun, Moon and dawn. Ovid also calls him Titan.

Helios was imagined as a handsome god crowned with the shining aureole of the Sun, who drove the chariot of the sun across the sky each day to earth-circling Oceanus and through the world-ocean returned to the East at night.

Homer described Helios's chariot as drawn by solar steeds. Later Pindar described it as drawn by "fire-darting steeds". The horses were eventually given fiery names: Pyrois, Aeos, Aethon, and Phlegon.

As time passed, Helios was increasingly identified with the god of light, Apollo. However, in spite of their syncretism, they were also often viewed as two distinct gods (Helios was a Titan, whereas Apollo was an Olympian). The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology was Sol, specifically Sol Invictus.

Thus the Helios Watch company identifed with the power of the Sun God and the fact time was part and portion of the Myth.

Helios would supply watches both to the Axis Powers and the Allies. British and German watches with WWII Military imprints and stampings can be found for reasonable prices.

This Helios is extra special. From the top-of-the-line Unitas Movement, with 17 jewels, swiss bars, sweep seconds hack, luminous radium dial, clear timing chapter ring and 24hr time, it's greatest feature is the rotating bezel indicator. An inner pointer can be set to minutes or seconds for timing.

 

 

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ORIGINAL

BLACK

MILITARY STYLE DIAL
WITH
RAISED WHITE OUTLINED
ILLUMINATED NUMERALS
WITH
WHITE FLAT 24 HOUR INDICATORS
WITH
WHITE BUTLERS
SECONDS/MINUTES
CHAPTER RING
WITH
WHITE
RECTANGULAR HOUR MARKERS

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

 


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THE HANDS WERE RESTORED
&
PAINTED THEIR ORIGINAL COLOR
THEN
RE-ILLUMINATED

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

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THE STRAP IS A

RESTORED
DOUBLE STITCHED
BROWN TOP GRAIN LEATHER
HEAVY DUTY CHRONOGRAPH STRAP
WITH
STAINLESS STEEL
DOUBLE BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
DEPLOYMENT

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CASE BACK IS SIGNED

HELIOS WATCH
SWISS
STAINLESS STEEL BACK

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ORIGINAL
CROWN & STEM

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CASE WAS RESTORED
TO FINE CONDITION

WITH THE ABSENCE OF

SCRATCHES - DENTS - ABRASIONS

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

THIS IS NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS
IT IS EASIER TO REFINISH THE ENTIRE DIAL

WHILE NOT MANY WATCHES ARE WORTH MORE
WHEN THEY HAVE THEIR ORIGINAL DIALS.

THIS WATCH IS EXTREMELY RARE
YES YOU WILL FIND THEM
BUT VERY FEW IN RELATION TO MOST BRAND MODELS

THE DIAL WAS IN SUPERB CONDITION
AND THUS THE VALUE IS RAISED
ON THIS RARE HELIOS TIME PIECE

VALUE AS TO REFINISHED OR ORIGINAL DIALS REMAINS IN THE RARITY OR HIGH VALUE NAME OF THE WATCH. 90% OF VINTAGE WATCH SELL BETTER AND AT HIGHER PRICES WHEN THEY ARE TOTALLY RESTORED ALONG WITH THE DIAL. ALSO, REMOVING THE RADIUM ON ANY DIAL DOES NOT LOWER THE VALUE

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THE SEATED BEZEL ROTATES
AND MOVES THE TRIANGULAR POINTER
UNDER THE CRYSTAL
SO YOU CAN MOVE IT TO MARK TIME
BACK IN IT;S HEY DAY, IT WAS TRULY UNIQUE


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AS YOU CAN SEE
THE
CASE BEZEL CRYSTAL DIAL CROWN
ARE IN FINE CONDITION

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WHILE NOT RADIUM
THE LUMINOVA
IS
AWESOME AND PERFECT
AS
PERFECT CAN BE
 

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THE STRAP OS ALSO STUNNING
AND
EXTRA HEAVY DUTY

REMEMBER- DO NOT WEAR WITH WHITE SHIRT THE FIRST WEEK OF SO, WHEN WE RESTORE A STRAP, WE USE  MANY TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING HIGH SPEED BUFFING WITH WAXES AND OILS THAT EMBED INTO THE STRAP. IT TAKES A FEW WEEKS TO PROPERLY "DRY". WHILE WE HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM, AND THE OILS ARE USUALLY COMPLETELY EMBEDDED, WE WOULD RATHER INFORM YOU... SO, WEAR IT WITH NON EXPENSIVE LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS FOR A WEEK OR SO AFTER YOU RECEIVE IT JUST IN CASE... HATE FOR YOU TO CALL ROCK AND SAY "YO, PAY MY DRY CLEANING BILL!"... LOL

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STEEL DEPLOYMENTS ARE A STRAP PROLONGER.

YES, ALLOWS LEATHER STRAPS TO LAST 2 TO 3 TIMES LONGER. PLUS IT IS  A MUST HAVE DUE TO THE FACT IT IS SO EASY TO SET ONCE AND THEN PLACE IT ON AND OFF WITH EASE!

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THE VERY BEST IN DEPLOYMENTS

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NOTE THE AWESOME DIAL
YOU CAN SEE THE NUMERALS ARE RAISED
IT IS SUPER DIFFICULT  TO JUST RELUME NUMERALS


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CASE
BACK SIDE

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HERE IS THE FRONT
CLEANED AND POLISHED

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THIS IS THE PRODUCTION NUMBER
THE HIGHEST I HAVE SEEN IS 947

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THE BEZEL SNAPS INTO PLACE
THERE IS A FINE DEEP CIRCULAR NOTCH
THAT FITS/MATES WITH THE CASE WALL LEDGE


[I BET 90% OF THESE SOLD ARE LACKING THE SEALER!]

TO SEAL THIS THE BEZEL WE USE THE BEST *"INDUSTRIAL
USE ONLY" SILICONE HIGH VACUUM PRESSURE WATCH CASE SEALANT. *THIS SEALER DOES NOT POSE ANY HEALTH HAZARD UNLESS YOU EAT IT, OR HANDLE IT ALL THE TIME. IT WILL NOT LEAK AND THUS IT IS SAFE AND MADE JUST FOR THIS PURPOSE.

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BLURRY BUT YOU GET THE POINT

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
WE BELIEVE THIS CRYSTAL IS ORIGINAL

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SOME ONE PAINTED THE HANDS
AN UGLY RED . WE ARE REMOVING
THE PAINT HERE

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THE PAINT CAME OFF LEAVING THE HEAVY DUTY ORIGINAL MILITARY COLOR ON THE HOUR HAND. ROCK WILL MIX PAINT TO MATCH THIS COLOR PERFECTLY THEN PAINT THEM THEN ILLUMINATE THEM.

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TOOK 4 COLORS TO MATCH
SEE THE COLOR IN WELL?

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REMOVE WHAT IS LEFT
THEN PAINT THE HANDS

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THEY ARE PAINTED
THEN ILLUMINATED
THEN
RAZORED
THIS WILL SMOOTH
THE PAINT & EXCESS LUME
PERFECTLY

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SAY LUMINOVA ANYONE
THIS FANTASTIC STUFF
COMES IN 6 COLORS
THOUGH WE ONLY WHITE AND GREEN
THE WHITE AND GREEN IS NOT THE  ILLUMINATION COLOR
IT IS THE NON ILLUMINATION COLOR
THEY ALL GLOW THE SAME COLOR
GREEN


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MIXED WITH LACQUER
UNTIL THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY IS DEVELOPED
IT IS THEN APPLIED TO THE HANDS

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APPLYING LUME

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INTO THE UV LIGHT OVEN TO QUICK DRY

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THE MINUTE HAND WAS ALWAYS RED.
BUT THE RED USED WAS LIKE

TERRIBLE

THE RIGHT COLOR RED IS ABOVE
YOU DID KNOW THAT RED RED COMES IN SEVERAL FLAVORS
THE VINTAGE FLAVOR IS THE HARDEST TO MATCH

THERE IS BLACK IN THAT RED


BLACK P

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NICELY NIECE NIECE

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THE
DIAL BACK
IS

WEIRD
WITH ITS
MYSTERIOUS
CROP CIRCLES


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TESTING BEZEL

IT PASSED

 

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TOP SIDE IS SIGNED WITH

UNITAS
TRADE MARK

SHIELD
WITH CENTERED
"T" IN "UT"

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OVERHAULED SERVICED

HELIOS
[SIGNED]

NO IMPORT MARK
[US IMPORTS HAD THREE LETTER MANUFACTURE CODE]

UNITAS
147
ETA/AS
EBAUCHE BASED
SWEEP SECONDS
SHOCK PROTECTED
SWISS BARS
17 JEWELS
f = 18000 A/h

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WHAT IS AMAZING IS THAT THERE ARE TECHNICALLY THREE WATCH MANUFACTURERS MOVEMENT DETAILS IN THIS AWESOME UNITAS MOVEMENT.

SIMILAR EBAUCHE FAMILY
INCLUDES

ETA
973
857
820

&

AS 1130
Wehrmachtswerk
(army movement)
984
1002
1027
1128
1130

 

NOTE THE ADDED SWEEP SECONDS WHEEL. THIS WAS THE POPULAR METHOD TO TRANSFORM A SUB SECOND MOVEMENT TO A SWEEP SECONDS MOVEMENT. THIS TECHNIQUE GAINED POPULARITY WITH NURSE/DOCTOR WATCHES IN THE LATE 1920 EARLY 1930'S AND THEN  DURING WWII THE SWEEP SECOND HAND WENT FROM POPULAR TO NECESSARY AND THUS BECAME A VALUABLE FEATURE

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PARTS CHANGED

UNITUS

 UT 147

 SWEEP SECOND

 13L

0 PRICE DENOTES NO LONGER AVAILABLE

RED DENOTES   NEW REPLACEMENT

 DESCRIPTION PRICE
 BARREL 18.40 
 BARREL ARBOR 11.30 
 CANNON PINION, SS HT 2.55 12.00 
 CANNON PINION, SS HT 2.85 12.00 
 CENTER WHEEL, SS 14.20 
CLICK 8.10 
 CLICKSPRING 7.70 
 CLUTCH LEVER 10.20 
 CLUTCH WHEEL 14.90 
 CROWN WHEEL 9.60 
CROWN WHEEL RING 7.70 
 HOUR WHEEL, SS HT 1.60 9.20 
 JEWEL, LOWER BALANCE CAP 11.40 
 JEWEL, UPPER BALANCE CAP 11.40 
 MAINSPRING 1.50-.12-320 9,5 10.95 
 MINUTE WHEEL 7.70 
 PALLET ARBOR 8.10 
 PALLET FORK & ARBOR 30.30 
 RATCHET WHEEL 14.30 
 REGULATOR, BREGUET 10.50 
 ROLLER 265X100X48 14.60 
 SCREW, CLICK 0.00 
 SCREW, CROWN WHEEL 0.00 
 SCREW, DIAL FOOT 0.00 
 SCREW, PALL BRIDGE 0.00 
 SCREW, PLATE (LONG) 0.00 
 SCREW, PLATE-SHORT 0.00 
 SCREW, RATCHET WHEEL 0.00 
 SCREW, SET LEVER 0.00 
 SCREW, STUD 0.00 
 SCREW, UPPER BALANCE CAP JEWEL 0.00 
 SET BRIDGE 8.40 
 SET LEVER 6.60 
 SET SPRING 6.60 
 SET WHEEL 12.80 
 STAFF 7.00 
 STAFF, INCA 7.00 
 STEM, 4.50 
 SWEEP SECOND FRICTION SPRING 6.60 
 SWEEP SECOND PINION HT 7.15 10.50 
 SWEEP SECOND WHEEL 7.10 
 THIRD WHEEL, LONG PIVOT 10.50 
 WINDING PINION 10.10 

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
BEZEL RING OPERATES PROPERLY
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