APPRAISAL
# 071012-R5BY.06
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Suwanee, Georgia. 30024
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Date/Report Number …..071012-R5BY.04 Item:  RESTORED CAPTURED WWII STOWA  MILITARY GERMAN WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE RESTORED CAPTURED WWII STOWA  MILITARY GERMAN WATCH. THIS APPRAISAL VERIFIES THAT THE STATED STOWA WRIST WATCH ABOVE WAS ONE OF THREE ITEMS PFC ROBERT BAUER REMOVED FROM A CAPTURED GERMAN SOLDIER IN 1945 AND RECEIVED AUTHORIZATION WITHIN AN AG USFET FORM No 33. TO BEAR, RETAIN & SHIP SAID CAPTURED ENEMY EQUIPMENT. THE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE WAS OFFERED ALONG WITH A FLARE GUN ON EBAY: Auction #: 11114332  -- WWII Czech Vz. 30 Flare Gun Pistol German Issue. GOLDSMITHWORKS VERIFIED THE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND AUCTION AND FURTHER  VERIFIES THAT THE COPY PRESENTED WITH THIS APPRAISAL IS AN EXACT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL. FURTHER, GOLDSMITHWORKS VERIFIES THAT THE RESTORED STOWA ABOVE --AND  OUTLINED BELOW -- IS THE EXACT WATCH THAT WAS CAPTURED BY PFC ROBERT BAUER.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $779.00


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COPY OF AG USFET FORM No 33

AG USFET FORM No 33
Authorization To Bear,Retain & Ship Captured Enemy Equipment

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HISTORY OF RESTORATION

 

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1939/1942 STOWA WWII GERMAN WIRE LUG MILITARY WATCH
28.9 X 35 mm W/O CROWN WITH 15J D202 MILITARY MOVEMENT
Made In Pforzheim/Germany By Deutsche Uhrenrohwerke
VINTAGE WIRE LUG BLACK LEATHER STRAP

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THIS SIGNED  VINTAGE STOWA GERMAN MILITARY WATCH IS
99% ORIGINAL WITH ORIGINAL RADIUM MARKERS AND HANDS

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IN 1945 AMERICAN SOLDIER  PFC ROBERT BAUER  CONFISCATED
THIS VERY WATCH FROM A GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR AND
RECEIVED WRITTEN PERMISSION TO KEEP IT AS WAR BOOTY AND
TO SHIP IT TO THE UNITED STATES.

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CASE IS 90% WITH SOME CHROME WEAR AND SCUFFING IT HAS ITS ORIGINAL CRYSTAL
WHICH WAS BUFFED TO REMOVE SCRATCHES AND FAINT YELLOWING

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THE CROWN IS ORIGINAL WE HAVE REPLACED THE SEAL
BUT CANNOT GUARANTEE HOW  LONG IT WILL SEAL

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THERE IS SOME CHROME WEAR ON THE EDGE AND A FEW SCRATCHES

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THE 3 9 & 12 & OUTER CIRCLE MARKER DOTS WERE ORIGINALLY RADIUM COATED
UNDER OUR UV CURING LIGHT THE 3 9 AND 12 STILL FAINTLY GLOW

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ONLY THE MARKER DOTS AND HANDS WERE RE-ILLUMINATED

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

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THE TIP OF THE SECONDS HAND AND THE MINUTE & HOUR HAND WERE
RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THE HANDS DO NOT LOOK NEW NOR DOES THE LUMINOVA

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

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THE CHROME PLATED BRASS CASE HAS BEEN LIGHTLY BRASS WIRE BRUSHED
AND ELECTRO CLEANED THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL THAT WAS PLACED ON THE WATCH
72 + - YEARS AGO WAS POLISHED & REPRESSED INTO CASE WITH THE ADDED PROTECTION
OF UV CRYSTAL CEMENT AND CURED 

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YOU CAN SEE HOW DEEP THE CASE BACK WALL IS WHEN ADDED WITH A SEAL
THAT FITS ON AN INTERIOR LEDGE THESE CASES STOOD UP TO THE DAUNTING CONDITIONS OF WARFARE

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THE ORIGINAL CROWN TIGHTLY FITS THE STEM TUBE

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THIS STOWA FEATURES A SNAP CASE BACK  THIS IS NOT A NORMAL CASE BACK
THE CASE BACK HAS A WALL THAT IS 25% OF THE  DEPTH OF THE CASE WHEN
PRESSED INTO THE CASE THAT WALL CREATES A SEAL

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SER #:624619 NOTE THE LARGE PRY FOOT IT IS NECESSARY FOR
THE REQUIRED FORCE TO OPEN THE CASE


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THIS GERMAN STOWA WITH WIRE LUGS IS LIMITED TO
SEVERAL CHOICES OF STRAPS 

1- WIRE LUG LEATHER STRAP
W/FOLD OVERS & METAL KEEPERS

2- G-18 NATO STYLE W/KEEPERS

3- NYLON SLIP THROUGHS


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WHAT EVER YOU ULTIMATELY UTILIZE
WE START YOUR JOURNEY WITH
THE STRAP ON THIS STOWA IS A BLACK GENUINE LEATHER
WIRE LUG STRAP WITH FOLD OVERS & METAL KEEPERS

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HERE THE STOWA PARTS ARE
READY TO REASSEMBLE

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CROWN CLEANED AND RESEALED

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CASE IS READY & STEM TUBE CLEANED AND A LIGHT LAYER OF
SILICONE 7 CASE VACUUM SEAL ADDED

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TESTING THE CROWN TO SEE AND FEEL IF IT IS
TIGHT ON THE STEM TUBE

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CASE BACK IS READY

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OVERHAULED MOVEMENT
CROWN PLACED IN CASE

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THIS MOVEMENT HOLDER
HAS FOUR JOBS

1) IT KEEPS THE MOVEMENT CENTERED

2) THE SWIRL ACTS AS A SPRING, PUSHING THE
MOVEMENT INTO CASE

3) ACTS AS A SHOCK ABSORBER BY FLEXING
UP AND DOWN IN THE CASE OF SHOCK

4) PROVIDES ADDITIONAL MOISTURE & DUST
SEALING IN COMBINATION WITH CASE BACK


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THE HOLDER IS SET

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NOTE THAT A HOLE IS DRILLED
REVEALING THE STEM SET SCREW
IN CASE THE STEM HAS TO BE REMOVED
WITHOUT REMOVING MOVEMENT OF HOLDER


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DUROWE
D 202

Durowe D 202
Made In Pforzheim/Germany
By Deutsche Uhrenrohwerke.

FEATURES
manual wind
sub second
shock protection

DATA
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h

PRODUCTION
1934-1942

D202
Werkgröße in Linien:     10 ½
Anzahl der Steine:     15
Halbschwingungen pro Stunde:     -
Stoßsicherung:     ohne/Incabloc
Hemmung:     Steinanker
Aufzug:     Kupplungsaufzug
Sekunde:     kleine Sekunde

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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