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Date/Report Number …..102612M5BY.04 Item:  1938-1945 JAPANESE MILITARY SEIKOSHA
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Description of item: VINTAGE VINTAGE 1938-1945 JAPANESE MILITARY SEIKO WITH 15 JEWEL SEIKOSHA MANUAL WIND MILITARY MOVEMENT WITH ITS ORIGINAL TWO PIECE CHROME PLATED &STAINLESS CASE RESTORED LEATHER SEIKOSHA JAPANESE WRIST STRAP 7.4 INCHES MAXIMUM . CONDITION NEAR MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1275.00


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JAPANESE IMPERIAL PERIOD
HATTORI-SEIKOSHA
WRIST WATCH

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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
ALL FEATURES WORKING
EXCELLENT CONDITION
VINTAGE
1938-1945
JAPANESE
MILITARY
SEIKO

WITH

15 JEWEL
SEIKOSHA
MANUAL WIND
MILITARY MOVEMENT

WITH ITS

ORIGINAL
TWO PIECE
CHROME PLATED
&
STAINLESS
CASE


RESTORED
LEATHER
SEIKOSHA JAPANESE
WRIST STRAP

7.4 INCHES MAXIMUM

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TYPE RARE

THIS IS A COLLECTORS WRIST WATCH, THOUGH IT OPERATES AS IT SHOULD AND IS IN EXCELLENT TO FINE CONDITION, THIS SHOULD NOT BE AN EVERYDAY WEAR WATCH. SIMPLY PUT, IT IS EXTREMELY RARE AND PARTS ARE DIFFICULT TO FIND.

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The Rise Of Japan
1905 - 1945

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Imperial Army Imperial Seal Seal & Flag  Imperial Flag

Manchuria , along with other borderlands of the Chinese Empire such as Mongolia and Tibet, came under the influence of colonial powers such as Britain which nibbled at Tibet, France at Hainan and Germany at Shandong. Meanwhile the Russia encroached upon Turkestan and Outer Mongolia, having annexed Outer Manchuria. Inner Manchuria also came under strong Russian influence with the building of the Chinese Eastern Railway through Harbin to Vladivostok.

Due to the Russo-Japanese War in 1904–1905, in which Japan surprised the world powers by decisively defeating Russia on the ground as well as out at sea,virtually annihilating the Russian Far East Fleet and the The Russian Second Pacific Squadron (The   Russian Baltic Fleet Renamed) ,  Japan replaced Russian influence in the southern half of Inner Manchuria.

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Great Empire of Manchuria

With the erosion of Qing China influences in the 19th century, Korea began to show greater independence, partly to avoid western domination, but also to avoid Japanese control, while Japan was rapidly modernizing in the second half of the 19th century and showing a keen interest in Korea.

By the 1880s there were pro-Japanese and pro-Qing factions influencing decisions by the Korean court. With the defeat of Qing forces inside Korea in 1895 and the murder of Empress Myeongseong by Japanese agents, and the subsequent defeat of Imperial Russia by Japan in 1905, Korea came firmly under the control of Japan and would be occupied by Japan for 35 years.

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

AFTER THE  Russo-Japanese War the European powers and the United States recognized Japan as a colonial power and a  valuable ally during World War I., In Japan, this led to the rise of ultra-right wing and nationalist leaders, such as Fumimaro Konoe and Sadao Araki, who advocated uniting Asia under the rule of the emperor. Known as hakk˘ ichiu, this philosophy gained ground during the 1920s and 1930s as Japan needed increasingly more natural resources to support its industrial growth.

Japan entered World War I in 1914, seizing the opportunity of Germany's distraction with the European War to expand its sphere of influence in China and the Pacific. Japan declared war on Germany on August 23, 1914. Japanese and allied British Empire forces soon moved to occupy Tsingtao fortress, the German East Asia Squadron base, German-leased territories in China's Shandong Province as well as the Marianas, Caroline, and Marshall Islands in the Pacific, which were part of German New Guinea. The Siege of Tsingtao and a swift invasion in the German territory of Jiaozhou (Kiautschou), proved successful and the colonial troops surrendered on November 7, 1914. Japan then gained the German holdings.

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Terauchi Masatake
Prime Minister of Japan
1916-1918

In July 1918, President Wilson asked the Japanese government to supply 7000 troops as part of an international coalition of 25,000 troops planned to support the American Expeditionary Force Siberia. (the western powers acting against the Russian Revolution) Prime Minister Terauchi Masatake agreed to send 12,000 troops, but under the Japanese command rather than as part of an international coalition

To keep the economy growing, an emphasis was placed on arms and weapons production with much of the raw materials coming from the United States. Rather than continue this dependence on foreign materials, the Japanese decided to seek out resource-rich colonies to supplement their existing possessions in Korea and Formosa.

 

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Manchuria was (and still is) an important region for its rich mineral and coal reserves, and its soil is perfect for soy and barley production. For pre-World War II Japan, Manchuria was an essential source of raw materials. Without occupying Manchuria, the Japanese probably could not have carried out their plan for conquest over Southeast Asia or taken the risk to attack Pearl Harbor on the 7th of December, 1941

Around the time of World War I, Zhang Zuolin established himself as a powerful warlord with influence over most of Manchuria. He was inclined to keep his Manchu army under his control and to keep Manchuria free of foreign influence. The Japanese tried to kill him in 1916 by throwing a bomb under his carriage, but failed. The Japanese finally succeeded on June 2, 1928, when a planted bomb exploded under his seven-carriage train a few miles from Mukden station.

On September 18, 1931, the Japanese staged an incident along the Japanese-owned South Manchuria Railway near Mukden (Shenyang). After blowing up a section of track, the Japanese blamed the "attack" on the local Chinese garrison. Using the "Mukden Bridge Incident" as a pretext, Japanese troops flooded into Manchuria.

On October 24, the League of Nations passed a resolution demanding the withdrawal of Japanese troops by November 16. This resolution was rejected by Tokyo and Japanese troops continued operations to secure Manchuria.

the Japanese created the puppet state of Manchukuo with the last Chinese emperor, Puyi, as its leader. Like the United States, the League of Nations refused to recognize the new state, prompting Japan to leave the organization in 1933.

On November 25, 1936, Japan joined with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in signing the Anti-Comintern Pact which was directed against global communism.

the military, Konoe permitted troop strength in China to grow and by the end of the year Japanese forces had occupied Shanghai, Nanking, and southern Shanxi province. After seizing the capital of Nanking, the Japanese brutally sacked the city in late 1937 and early 1938.

The last Manchu emperor, Puyi, was then placed on the throne to lead a Japanese puppet government in the Wei Huang Gong, better known as "Puppet Emperor's Palace". Inner Manchuria was thus detached from China by Japan to create a buffer zone to defend Japan from Russia's Southing Strategy and, with Japanese investment and rich natural resources, became an industrial domination.

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As his brother Emperor Puyi was without a direct heir,, HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, Prince Pujie, was regarded first in line to succeed the Manchukuo throne, and the Japanese officially proclaimed him as heir apparent. He l went to Japan for studies. After graduation from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy, Pujie agreed to an arranged marriage with a Japanese noblewoman. Pujie selected Lady Hiro Saga (1914-1987), who was a relative of the Japanese Imperial Family from a photograph from a number of possible candidates vetted by the Kwantung Army.   the wedding had strong political implications, and was aimed at both fortifying relations between the two nations and introducing Japanese blood into the Manchurian Imperial family.

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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.


Kintaro Hattori

SEIKOSHA
* Almost every Japanese military timepiece seen to date has carried the mark of watch manufacturer ‘Seikosha’ or ‘K. Hattori’, the forerunners of the modern day Seiko Co. Ltd. Ginza Tokyo, Japan.

THE 1917 ADVERTISEMENT DEMONSTRATES THE GENIUS OF THE JAPANESE MIND. FOR THE JAPANESE WOULD, AND ***CONTINUE TOO, PRODUCE SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING WATCHES AND WATCH MOVEMENTS.  THEY IMPROVED UPON THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE WEST. THE DEFEAT OF RUSSIA ASTOUNDED THE WORLD.

* THERE ARE A FEW BRANDS SUCH AS WALTHAM THAT WERE UTILIZED FROM WW1 TO WWII. THEY WE RE PERSONAL WATCHES IMPORTED AFTER 1917 SEE THE VINTAGE ADD BELOW
** S12345
*** POST WWII HI-BEAT - 1969 QUARTZ - 2007 SPRING DRIVE

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AFTER THE HUMILIATING 1905 DEFEAT OF THE RUSSIANS BY THE JAPANESE, JAPAN WAS MORE OR LESS AWARDED KOREA AND  MANCHURIA BY THE WORLD POWERS. IN FACT, RUSSIAN COLONIAL EXPANSION INTO KOREA AND MANCHURIA WERE A DIRECT CAUSE OF THE JAPANESE-RUSSIA WAR AS OUTLINED ABOVE.

AFTER THE JAPANESE VICTORY,  THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE U.S., WERE AMAZED AND ASTOUNDED AND THE U.S. WOULD FORM AN ALLIANCE OF SORTS WITH JAPAN AND WOULD BE ONE OF JAPAN'S LARGEST TRADING PARTNERS.

BY 1933,  JAPAN BEGAN TO SEE HERSELF ON EQUAL GROUND TO THE WORLD POWERS. NATIONALISM AND MILITARISM WERE AT THE FRONT OF HER AGENDA. JAPAN  BEGAN FLEXING HER NAVAL POWER AND EXPANDING IN A WAY THAT THREATENED THE U.S. AND HER EUROPEAN ALLIES. 

IN 1936 JAPAN THEN PULLED OUT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND RENOUNCED THE WASHINGTON AND LONDON NAVEL TREATIES IN ORDER TO SECRETLY DEVELOP A NEW CLASS OF BATTLE SHIP CALLED THE YAMATO CLASS; A CLASS    OF BATTLESHIP THAT WAS THE LARGEST AND MOST FORTIFIED AND GUNNED IN HISTORY.

ON 15 JANUARY 1936, JAPAN WITHDREW FROM THE LONDON NAVEL CONFERENCE WHERE TALKS WERE TO PROCEED ON ARM REDUCTION--PRIMARILY ON BATTLESHIPS.

IN 1936, A WORLD WIDE ARMS RACE HAD BEGUN WITH BATTLE SHIPS BEING THE PRIMARY WEAPON OF CHOICE. FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, ENGLAND AND THE US IMMEDIATELY  BEGAN PLANS FOR LARGER MORE POWERFUL BATTLESHIPS..

BY 1937, JAPAN WAS CONDUCTING AN UNDECLARED WAR IN CHINA.

THE SEA WOULD BECOME THE BATTLE GROUND FOR JAPAN AND ITS ISLANDS JAPAN'S BASES. THUS THE BATTLE SHIP WAS THE MOST PROMINENT WEAPON OF JAPAN.

IT WAS THE WAR WITH CHINA AND JAPAN'S EMPIRE BUILDING IN KOREA, MANCHURIA AND OTHER PLACES THAT BUILT THE IMPERIAL ARMY.  MOST OF THE FIRST FRONT LINE TROOPS, AND OFFICERS IN THE AIR, ONE THE GROUND AND ABOARD SHIPS DURING WWII WERE THOSE THAT SERVED IN KOREA AND CHINA. 

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SEIKO MILITARY WATCH
ONE OF FIRST BRANDED SEIKO.

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. THE ABOVE ADD IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THIS OFFER AND ITS HISTORY. MANY SEIKOSHA MILITARY WATCHES CONTAINED WALTHAM MOVEMENTS! IN ADDITION, SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LIMITED ANTIQUE VINTAGE JAPANESE TIME PIECES AVAILABLE TODAY, SUCH AS THIS SEIKOSHA SEIKO TIME PIECE WITH SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT THAT HAS ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SWISS OR AMERICAN TIME PIECE OF THE DAY.\


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THE SEIKOSHA WATCH >
SEIKO > NATION + DELIKATA + OTHERS....

I SPEND MOST OF MY "SPARE" TIME SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR RESTORATION,. I DO NOT COLLECT THEM, I SELL THEM-- SO I CAN DO IT OVER AND OVER. SO, I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA SEIKO

AFTER THE RUSSO-JAPANESE  WAR [1905], WITH JAPAN'S STUNNING VICTORY, JAPAN WAS ON THE MOVE. HER EMPIRE ON THE BUILD -MOTIVATED BY A GROWING RIGHT WING IMPERIAL MILITARY  WING - JAPAN, WITH FULL SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,  RECEIVED THE     RIGHT  TO "COLONIZE" KOREA.

IN REALITY, THE US-BRITISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS SIMPLY HANDED OVER KOREA [1910] --WHICH HAD BEEN A RUSSIAN SEMI-COLONY--AS A "REWARD" OR THE LATE "SPOILS RESULTING FROM THE WAR.

IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT JAPAN SOUGHT WESTERN TECHNOLOGY IN A BID TO FURTHER WHAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY FROM A BACKWARDS TECHNOLOGY NATION OF 1875, TO A NATION THAT DESTROYED TWO RUSSIAN FLEETS IN 1905.

THE ONE AND ONLY POWERFUL SEIKOSHA COMPANY TRAVELED THE GLOBE ABSORBING ALL THE INNOVATIONS IN TIME KEEPING AND SOON BECAME THE MAIN WATCH AND CLOCK DRIVING AND PRODUCING FORCE IN JAPAN.

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES REPRESENT SEIKOSHA' ACCUMULATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE; A LINE OF STANDARD & MILITARY WATCHES (THERE WERE MILITARY ACTIONS IN KOREA, CHINA, MANCHURIA AND OTHER PLACES 24/7) WITH UNIQUE NAMES SUCH AS   "NATION" [ SIGNIFYING THE JAPANESE NATION] SEIKO [WAS NOT A BRAND YET], DELIKATA AND OTHERS. THESE WATCHES WOULD BE WORN AND CHERISHED JAPANESE SOLDIERS

 

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THE ABOVE PICTURE IS DATED 1929-1930. YOU CAN SEE THE "SWISS BARS" FINISH ON THE MOVEMENTS -ALTERNATING LINES- YOU ALSO SEE THE WIRE LUGS AND TWO WITH PIN-LUGS.

 

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THE ABOVE PICTURE SHOWS THE MILITARY VERSION OF THE SEIKOSHA SEIKO NATION WITH RED 24 HR MIL TIME. THIS MODEL HAS A CHROMED CASE AND PIN/SPRING BAR LUGS. YOU WILL ALSO NOTE THAT SEIKO IS REPRESENTED AS THE BRAND WITH NATION IN SMALLER PRINT BELOW ON THE RIGHT. SEIKO WAS JUST BECOMING A    BRAND OF SEIKOSHA, IT WAS A SHORTER NAME FOR SEIKOSHA

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JAPANESE IMPERIAL PERIOD
[1938 - 1945]
HATTORI-SEIKOSHA
WRIST WATCH

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THIS SEIKO MILITARY DIAL
HAS
HAND PAINTED
BLACK NUMERALS
RED MILITARY 24 HOUR TIME
BLACK STEEL HANDS
BLACK SUB-SECONDS REGISTER
WITH
BLACK STEEL HAND

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THIS SEIKO MILITARY DIAL
HAS
AN ORIGINAL
JAPANESE
IMPERIAL MILITARY WATCH STRAP

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THAT IS GLUE ON FINGERS

 

HEAVY DUTY
CHROME PLATED CASE
HAS SOME WEAR
WE DO NOT RE-PLATE
ANTIQUE JAPANESE WATCHES CASES
KEEPING THE THE VALUE HIGHER

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THIS CASE UTILIZES SPRING BARS
WE CHOSE BLACK SPRING BARS

THE "DEEP-PAN"CASE BACK
IS STAINLESS STEEL

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THE MOVEMENT FITS INTO A
STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK
THE SIDES OF THE CASE BACK
FIT TO THE DIAL LINE

WHEN THE OUTER CASE
IS PRESSES ONTO
THE CASE BACK
IT SEALS THE
WATCH MOVEMENT

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NOW FOR THE STRAP

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES SHOW
A RARE AWESOME RESTORED
CLASSIC
JAPANESE
SEIKOSHA WATCH STRAP

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MUCH OF THE TIME ROCK
ATTEMPTS TO UTILIZE
GENUINE ORIGINAL
WATCH STRAPS
FOR
TRENCH WATCHES-WWI WWII-KOREA WAR-VIETNAM
AND
THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND RAREST
THE
JAPANESE EMPIRE PERIOD
[*1905 - 1945]
WRIST WATCHES

[*THE YEARS FROM DEFEAT OF RUSSIA TO THE END OF WWII]

INCLUDING
LEATHER STRAPS FOR
SEIKO - NATION - DELIKATA
&
OTHER
HATTORI-SEIKOSHA WATCHES

WHEN WE CAN BUY ONE!

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NOTE THESE ARE GSW/GSWW/MWB ARCHIVAL PHOTOS

ORIGINAL JAPANESE STRAPS HAVE HIGH INVESTMENT VALUE
THESE ARE  NOT CHINESE REPLICAS OR  "NOS"
THESE ARE USUALLY STRAPS WORN  DURING
THE JAPANESE IMPERIAL PERIOD

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NOTE THESE ARE GSW/GSWW/MWB ARCHIVAL PHOTOS

ROCK   USES WATER, OILS, WAXES AND DYES
COMBINED
WITH HEAT FROM VARIOUS
WOOL AND COTTON BUFFING WHEELS
TO
EMBED IN AND REFINISH
THE LEATHER

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NOTE THESE ARE GSW/GSWW/MWB ARCHIVAL PHOTOS

THE STRAPS BECOME  AWESOME
USUALLY FEELING & WEARING
LIKE NEW
&
THEY LOOK AWESOME

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NOTE THESE ARE GSW/GSWW/MWB ARCHIVAL PHOTOS

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THIS 1940 JAPANESE 
MILITARY STRAP
REQUIRED RENOVATION
SO THAT YOU
COULD ACTUALLY WEAR IT
AND
NOT JUST SHOW IT

THE STRAP WAS 125.00 WITH DAMAGE


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WE ADDED EXTRA SUPPORTS

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A
LONGER THICKER
STITCHED
LEATHER TONGUE
TO REPLACE THE
SHORT DAMAGED TONGUE
BELOW

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THE ORIGINAL TONGUE
WAS WORN THROUGH
AND
ONLY WENT THROUGH
LAST SLOT 1MM

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HERE IT IS ABOVE
ENOUGH LENGTH TO WORK WITH ALL
VINTAGE SEIKOSHA WATCHES

WE ADDED RE MOVEABLE
LEATHER STRIPS
TO PROTECT THE MAIN STRAP

THIS IN NO WAY LOWERS VALUE

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HERE ARE TWO MORE
LEATHER SRTIPS
TO FORTIFY THE STRAP

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FINAL FINISH IS AWESOME

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YOU CAN SEE THE STRIPS
UNDER THE STRAP
ARE MINIMAL IN ALTERING
THE LOOK AND THE FEEL
IS NO DIFFERENT

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TRYING IT ON BEFORE
PERFORMING THE
RESTORATION
AND
THE LEATHER STRIP
FORTIFICATION IS COMPLETE


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HERE WE STRESS TEST THE STRAP
I FIT IT TIGHTLY TO THIRD HOLE

I NOTICED THE SLIGHT CRACKING AT BUCKLE
AND
THE FACT ONCE THE WATCH WAS MOUNTED
THE 1MM LEFT OVER IN TONGUE
WOULD BE A WEAK POINT


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HERE THE TONGUE IS PLACED

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NOW IT IS AT
SECOND HOLE FROM END
AND
FITS 7 1/4

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HERE I HAVE OT ON 2ND HOLE
WITH THE LEATHER
  REINFORCING STRIPS

STILL FITS 7 1/4
AT SECOND HOLE



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THE ENGINE


IT TAKES A LONG TIME
AND PLENTY OF CASH
TO BUY THESE JAPANESE
HISTORIC TIME PIECES

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BECAUSE
YOU HAVE TO BUY
EVEN THOSE READY
FOR THE GRAVEYARD

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BECAUSE
IT IS THE STORING OF PARTS
THAT ALLOW FOR
PROPER RESTORATION
OF THESE
ANTIQUE BEAUTIES

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THE EXTRA PARTS WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT
PART OF THE COST

FOR THE RESTORATION OF THIS
JAPANESE IMPERIAL PERIOD
[1905 -1945]
HATTORI-SEIKOSHA
WRIST WATCH

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DIAL IS SHARP AND CLEAN

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USE OF A SILICONE CASE SEALER
ASSISTS IN SOME EXTRA PROTECTION

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BUT THOUGH IT HELPS
IT DOES NOT MAKE
THESE ANTIQUE WATCHES
WATER PROOF

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CASE BACK IS STAINLESS
AND
IS THE FULL DEPTH
OF THE MOVEMENT

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ANOTHER RARITY
MANY OF THE
SEIKOSHA
WRIST WATCHES
HAD MINIMUM
7 JEWELED
MOVEMENTS

THIS
COMPACT
SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT
HAS
13 JEWELS
DOUBLE WHAT YOU SEE
INCLUDING BALANCE
[8]
ADD
ROLLER JEWEL = 1
PALLET FORK = 2
  PALLET FORK PIVOTS = 2

AND
SWISS BARS

 

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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