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Date/Report Number …..022612.FLO1JY.04 Item:  VINTAGE 1939 CYMA MILITARY GSTP POCKETWATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1939 CYMA MILITARY GSTP POCKETWATCH ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT 51MM W/O BOW 71 MM WITH BOW WITH CYMA 707 1935-1942 352699 Patented Swiss Made 15 Jewels WITH LEATHER POCKET FOB  CONDITION IS EXCELLENT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $659.00


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VINTAGE
1939
CYMA
MILITARY
GSTP
POCKETWATCH


ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

51MM W/O BOW
71 MM WITH BOW


WITH

CYMA 707
1935-1942
352699
Patented
Swiss Made
15 Jewels


WITH

LEATHER POCKET
FOB

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 In 1939, with war on the horizon, the British War Department
realized they required time pieces. With no plans and knowing that a shortage of watches would surely occur, they quickly purchased watches from numerous Swiss watch makers and retailers.


Each watch had to have 15 jewels, luminous black or white dial, and subsidiary seconds dial. Most were snap backs though there were higher grades with screw backs.


Most of these pocket watches were titled "General Service" time pieces and    classified as "Temporary Pattern". Thus they were stamped "GSTP".


These GSTP watches would become the work horse of the military. From Radio operators to drivers, they fulfilled the requirements of keeping time through out the war.


Note: at the conclusion of the hostilities, most of the watches purchased by the various Government Buyers were destroyed due to a deal with suppliers. The suppliers had sold these watches at a discount and they did not want the market flooded at the wars conclusion with "surplus military watches".


 

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45 Commando R.M.
45 Cdo RM
"four-five commando"

Since the beginning of the war the Royal Marines had been fighting on land as well as at sea. The Royal Marines Division, specifically organized for land warfare, was reformed into two Commando units which were then joined two army Commando groups to form the Special Service Group. Thus in August of 1943 the 45 Commando Royal Marines was formed.

On the 26th May '44 the 45 RM were trucked to a staging camp at Southampton where they were briefed and trained for secret mission. That mission would be Operation OVERLORD; the invasion of  Hitler’s Fortress Europe through Normandy.

On the night of 5th June, 1944, 45 Commando R.M. moved to Warsash, at the entrance to the Solent, where they embarked in five Landing Craft Infantry to cross the English Channel.

During the voyage the Commando's mission was revealed, 0910 hours on the following morning the Commandos would land on "Queen Red" beach, some two miles west of Ouistreham in Normandy.

Under the cover of heavy bombardment from Allied naval forces, the 45 RM made their run for the beach as German shells fell upon the landing craft setting many ablaze many of which were ablaze.

 

As 45 RM reached the beaches and disembarked, they met heavy fire, most had to wade through the surf with 60 pound loads as German fire from flanking pill boxes, mortars, heavy guns and land mines greeted them.

 

It would take three days and many casualties to finally secure the beach. The 45 R.M. would fight on through Europe and into Germany, including Montforterbeek on 23 January 1945. The Commando returned to UK after a short period in Germany in June 1945.

 


More Information At Bottom Of Offer


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OFFERED HEREIN IS THE CYMA BLACK FACED 24 HR
POCKET WATCH WITH SILVER FILLED CASE ABOVE RIGHT

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STEEL HANDS

I WAS ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE ORIGINAL
RADIUM COATED STEEL HANDS BY LOADING THEM
WITH 3 DIFFERENT LUME COLORS
IN LAYERS UNTIL THEY WERE
COVERED PROPERLY

ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

AS YOU SCROLL DOWN YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY
LIGHT UP LIKE NEON AGAIN

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DIAL HAS PROPER
RE-LUMED
DOTS
&
NUMERALS

ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

AS YOU SCROLL DOWN YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY
LIGHT UP LIKE NEON NOW


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THE SECONDS HAND
WAS OBVIOUSLY A REPLACEMENT
IT WAS GOLD COLORED
--NOT ORIGINAL--
I PAINTED IT WHITE
AS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN

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ATTACHED IS A LEATHER FOB
I WANTED TO ADD A BRITISH FOB PIECE
BUT COULD NOT FIND A

45 Royal Marine Commando
(45 RM Commando)

BADGE IN OUR COLLECTION
I KNOW WE HAD ONE
IF WE FIND IT WE WILL ADD
IT TO THE LEATHER POCKET FOB


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THE LUME IS ALMOST AS
BRIGHT AS THE ORIGINAL
RADIOACTIVE
"RADIUM"
AS YOU CAN SEE
IT GLOWS BRIGHT ENOUGH
TO ILLUMINATE
THE 24 HOURS NUMERALS

ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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CONDITION OF THE
FRONT CASE FINISH IS
EXCELLENT.

A NEW CRYSTAL WAS INSTALLED

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CONDITION OF THE
CASE BACK HAS WEAR
AND
SIGNS OF USE

I UTILIZED WATER BASED
BLACK ENAMEL TO
HIGHLIGHT THE
BRITISH MARKINGS
G.S.T.P.
T 15969


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HERE WE HAVE TAKEN
A PICTURE OF THE
ILLUMINATION
IN A
LIGHTED SHOP
YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHT
REFLECTING OFF MY HAND
YET THE TIME PIECE
STILL GLOWS

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CASE INTERIOR
1943 - 1944
D-DAY
NO 45 RM
15BP
1ST SSB
MAY 1943
SWISS MADE
029439
7723


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CLEANED & SERVICED
CYMA 707
1935-1942
352699
Patented
Swiss Made
15 Jewels

Features
stem wind and set
sub second

Data
17''', Dm= 37.8mm
H= 3.85mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 30h

open face calibre
Breguet hairspring

family:
hunter / open face

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES
ALL FEATURES WORK

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The names of members of the 45 Royal Marine Commando killed in action or died during the WWII.


Lance-Corporal A. C. Dryburgh
Corporal J. J. Duchan
Marine A. J. Earl
Marine B. C. S. Fenton
Sergeant W. Finlay
Marine E. W. Forbes
Marine B. B. Foster
Corporal H A Gage
Lieutenant A. Gale
Marine R. George
Marine E. J. Gladwin
Corporal F. J. E. Goodenough
Captain E. E. D. Grewcock
R.S.M. J. H. Grimsey
Corporal E. G. Gynes
Marine J. Hall
Lance-Corporal H. E. Harden, V.C.
Marine W. Hobbins
Marine P. L. Holmes
Lance-Corporal C. Johnson
Marine A. J. Kemp
Lieutenant W. Kennedy
Marine R. J Keogh
Sergeant F. Kerr
Marine F. Kershaw
Marine C. King
Corporal J. T. Knott
Corporal J. H. Laing
Marine G. Lay
Sergeant T. M. Ledger
Marine E. J. Lee
Marine L. L. Lee
Lance-Corporal W. Purvis
Corporal D. W. Reed
Corporal A. W. Rogers
Marine R. J. Rolson
Marine G. J. Russell
Marine D. A. Baker
Corporal L. Baker
Corporal E. B. Beach
Sergeant W. B. Begbie
Marine R. Bell
Marine J. Benson
Corporal A. Bidmead
L /Cpl. W. G. Boniface
Marine G. Boothroyd
Captain M. C. Brockbank
Corporal A. R. Brooks
Marine F. Campbell
Marine B. L. Cann
Corporal W. Carter
Lieutenant A. C. P. Caspar
Marine R. Casson
Marine H. J. Clarke
Corporal R. Clarke
Corporal J. Cocks
Corporal J. Cohen
Marine A. C. Conaty
Marine A. G. A. Cook
Marine E. P. Corbyn
Marine W. Crompton
Marine W. Crouch
Marine E. C. Dangerfield
Marine G. Davidson
Marine O. Davies
L/Cpl. K. W. J. Davis
Marine T. A. Lovett
Marine C. Lyon
Corporal R. McFall
Marine J. McFatter
Marine N. W. McIntosh
Marine D. McKeown
Marine F. Wale
Marine J. W. Walker
Sergeant P. Ahern
Marine G. Watson
Corporal J. A. Watson
Sergeant J. P. Wharton
Marine F. Whitaker
Captain B. G. White
Sergeant R. D. White
Marine R. A. Wilcox
Marine F. Wild
Marine R. Williams
Sergeant W. A. Wilson
Lieutenant P. Winston
Marine A. Wright
Lieutenant T D Wright
Marine G. McPake
Lance-Corporal H. McNulty
Marine L. H. Manley
Marine T. B. Marshall
Marine R. Mitchell
Corporal D. A. W. Money
Marine C. Moseley
Marine A. Mulhall
Marine W. H. Murphy
Marine K. Musgrave
Corporal L. Myers
Cpl. B. G. Newman
Marine B. K. Ord
Marine W. H. Pearce
Corporal J. R. Ruston
Sergeant J. T. R. Smith
Lance-Corporal F. T. Stallwood
Marine H. J. Stapley
Marine D. P. Sweet
Marine R. Symes
Marine J. Timmins
Marine T. G. Unthank

45 Commando's active service

* Normandy Invasion (D-Day), 1944
* Advance through France and low countries to Germany, 1944–45
* Palestine, 1948
* Malayan Emergency, 1950–52
* Suez Crisis, 1956
* Aden Emergency, 1960–67
* Kuwait, 1961
* Tanganyika, 1964
* Cyprus, various tours 1955-58
* Northern Ireland
o Belfast, June – August 1970
o Belfast, August – September 1971
o Belfast/Newry, October 1971 – February 1972
o Belfast, July 1972
o South Armagh, July – November 1974
o Belfast, June – October 1977
o Belfast, August 1978
o Belfast, July – November 1981
o Belfast, July-November 1986
o South Armagh, October 1990 – March 1991
o Fermanagh, April – November 1995
o East Tyrone, December 2003 - May 2004
* Falklands War, Operation Corporate, 1982
* Northern Iraq, 1991
* Belize Tour 1993
* Kuwait – Op Driver, 1994
* Nicaragua/Honduras – Operation Tellar, 1998
* KFOR, 2000
* Afghanistan - Op Jacana, 2002
* Iraq - Telic 1, 2003
* Afghanistan – Operation Herrick 5, 2006/7
* Afghanistan – Operation Herrick 9, 2008/9
* Afghanistan – Operation Herrick 14, 2011