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Date/Report Number …..082613.FN698HY.04 Item:  KOREAN WAR ERA TIMOR
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Description of item: VINTAGE KOREAN WAR ERA TIMOR

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $499.00


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RESTORED & SERVICED
1952
KOREAN WAR ERA
TIMOR
17 JEWEL
ORIGINAL MILITARY DIAL
24HR
MILITARY TIME

WITH

15 JEWEL
SWEEPS SECONDS
EB MOVEMENT

AND

G-18 NATO NYLON
MILITARY STRAP
IN KHAKI
WITH
4 KEEPERS



MILITARY DESIGN
THE TEN YEAR PERIOD BETWEEN 1938 AND 1948 SAW THE UNIQUE STYLE OF MILITARY WATCHES SWEEP THE GLOBE. THE DEIGNS INCLUDED 29 TO 34 MM CASES, SCREW ON BACKS THAT AFFORDED SOME WATER PROTECTION, SHOCK ABSORBERS IN 15 AND 17 JEWELED MOVEMENTS. THE DIALS WERE ALSO REVAMPED TO WHITE OR BLACK WITH, IN SOME CASES, TWO TONE COLORS. THEY HAD OUTLINED RAISED RADIUM NUMBERS AND MOST HAD SWEEP SECONDS WITH OUTER CHAPTER RINGS AND LUMED HANDS AND IN MANY MODELS A RED OR CONTRASTING COLOR SWEEP SECOND HAND.

MILITARY WATCH OR NOT
THERE WERE LITERALLY MILLIONS OF SOLDIERS DURING WWI AND WWII. ONLY A FRACTION WERE PROVIDED WITH MILITARY ISSUE WATCHES. THE WATCH INDUSTRY TOOK NOTICE OF THIS FACT AND PRODUCED AND MARKETED MILITARY DESIGNED WATCHES DIRECTLY TO TROOPS.

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THE ABOVE 1942 ADVERT FOR GRUEN SHOWS EIGHT
SPECIFIC MODELS FOR EIGHT SPECIFIC BRANCHES OF
THE US ARMED/DEFENSE FORCES .


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THE ABOVE PICTURE IS FROM 1914. IT SHOWS THE SALE OF ARMY TRENCH WRIST WATCHES AND KICHENER LEATHER MILITARY STRAPS. IT IS PHOTOS LIKE THIS ONE THAT DEMONSTRATE THAT MORE MILITARY DESIGNED WATCHES WERE MADE AND SOLD DIRECTLY TO CIVILIAN AND MILITARY PERSONAL THAN THOSE ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

 

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ABOVE PAST GSW PRE-RESTORATIONS


RESEARCH FROM
"A CONCISE GUIDE TO MILITARY TIME PIECES"
"1880-1990"
Z.M. WESOLOWSKI\

FROM 1939, TIMOR SUPPLIED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WATCHES TO THE BRITISH MILITARY. THE TIMOR MILITARY WATCH HAD BLACK OR WHITE LUMINOUS DIALS, WATERPROOF CASES, LARGE CROWN  AND FIXED STRAP LUGS.

THOUGH THE FACT IS THAT MANY THOUSANDS OF THESE WATCHES WERE DELIBERATELY DESTROYED AT THE END OF THE WAR, THE WAR DEPARTMENT CONTINUED TO INVEST IN MILITARY WRIST WATCHES UNTIL THE 1950'S.

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BELOW IS AN ANOTHER
ORIGINAL 1944/45 BLACK DIAL
SWEEP SECONDS TIMOR

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ORIGINAL DIAL IS AWESOME

SECONDS CHAPTER RING
WITH
CLEARLY  MARKED 5 SECOND
NUMERAL INCREMENTS
WITH
OUTLINED RAISED LUME NUMBERS
WITH
MILITARY RED
13-24
MILITARY TIME

THERE IS SOME WEAR TO
THE CHAPTER RING
BETWEEN
#5 & 6
WHERE THE OLD CRYSTAL LEAKED

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STANDARD MILITARY DIAL

MATTE WHITE

BLACK OUTLINED
RAISED ILLUMINATED NUMBERS

RED 24 HOUR MILITARY TIME

BLACK OUTER
SECONDS CHAPTER RING

WITH

NUMERALS EVERY
5 SECONDS

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

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BLACK STEEL
CENTER LUMINANCE
HOUR & MINUTE HAND
RED STEEL SECONDS

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

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CASE IS 95%

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CASE IS 95%

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Original Crown

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

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

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G-18 NATO NYLON
MILITARY STRAP
WITH 4 KEEPERS

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G-18 NATO NYLON
MILITARY STRAP
WITH 4 KEEPERS

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G-18 NATO NYLON
MILITARY STRAP
WITH 4 KEEPERS

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G-18 NATO NYLON
MILITARY STRAP
WITH 4 KEEPERS

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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