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Date/Report Number …..052914.WPW-SWWI-SWWII Item ANTIQUE RESTORED AND OVERHAULED 1902 GOLD FILLED WALTHAM POCKET WATCH.

Description of item: ANTIQUE RESTORED AND OVERHAULED 1902 GOLD FILLED WALTHAM POCKET WATCH. PORDELAIN DIAL IN MINT CONDITION, CASE IS GOLD FILLED HAND CHASED  IN HIGH FINE CONDITION.WITH NO ENGRAVING.   ORIGINAL NON RESTORED OR REPAIRED MILITARY BEVELED EDGE THICK GLASS CRYSTAL. CONFITION IS EXCELLENT TO FINE, SOME NORMAL MARS FROM USE. THIS WALTHAM CONTAINS A 7 JEWEL HIGH  DETAIL RHODIUM GILDED MOVEMENT WITH HAND CHASING.. NO CASE NOR MOVEMENT REPAIRS REQUIRED BESIDES A MAIN SPRING AND STANDARD SERVICING REQUIRED. . ALL ORIGINAL WITH  CONDITION RATING OF HIGH FINE TO NEAR MINT..

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $699.00


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1902

GOLD FILLED
WALTHAM
POCKET WATCH

49 MM
68 MM
WITH BALE


SERVICE IN

1917/18
WWI

1ST ID: THE FIRST INFANTRY DIVISION WAS THE FIRST USA MODERN ARMY DIVISION
IN WWII THE DIVISION WOULD EARN THE FAMOUS MONIKER AS THE BIG RED ONE

1938
WWII

DURING WWII THIS WALTHAM SERVED IUN THE PACIFIC FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR OF 1943 A TIME EHICH WOULD CHANGE THE WAR AND BEGIN TO PUDSH BACK THER JAPANESE WHO UNLIKE BEING ALLIED TO THE USA IN WWI, HAD BECOME THE DEALIEST FOE OF AMERICA

 

AS PART OF THIS APPRAISAL
THERE ARE POP UP LINKS TO
WITH THE FACTUAL HISTORY OF
SERVICE DURING WWI 1917/18 AND WWII 1943
MILITARYWATCHBOX  GOLDSMITHWATCHWORKS
AND OTHER SITES WHERE PREVIOUS WORKS CONCERNING
WWI/WWII ARE STORED WERE LINKED BELOW TO
NBETTER UNDERSTAND THE PERIOD OF THIS ANTIQUE
TIME PIECE. ANY TIME PIECE OVER 100 YEARS OF AGE
ARE CONSIDERED ANTIQUE TIME PIECES

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A HISTORY OF WWI

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THE BIG RED ONE

1ST ID [INFANTRY DIVISION] CREATED AS
THE FIRST 20 CENT. USA PROFESSIONAL ARMY DIVISION
BY WWII IT WOULD FURTHER ITS FAME
AS THE BIG RED ONE!
GENERAL PERSHING
ATHE CREATION OF THE 1ST ID
AND
THEIR ACTIONS
GREAT WAR
WWI

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MILITARYWATCHBOX
HARLEM HELL FIGHTERS
BLACK NATIONAL GUARD UNIT CALLED THE B;ACK RATTLERS [IE SNAKE]
ARRIVED IN EUROPE WITH 1ST ID ANDGEN. PERSHING
FOUGHT WITH THE FRENCH
CALLED FIGHTERS FROM HELL BY THE GERMANS
LEFT THE WAR AS HEROES
OVER 169 MEDALS LATER'

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SHORT HISTORY OF THE WWI TRENCH WATCH
WITH PHOTOS AND OTHER
PUBCLICATIONS

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THE US WOMAN IN WWI
NURSES GAVE THEIR LIVES

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THE JAPANESE IN WWI
HIGHLIGHT WAS PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS
FOR ALLIES FRANCE ENGLAND USA AND SERVICE

IN RED CROSS ON WWI BATTLE FIELDS

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INDIA AND WESTEND
THE IDIAN MADE  WWI TRENCH WATCHES
ALSO WORN BY INDIAN TROOPS
IN BATTLE FOR GB

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GERMANY
AND THE
ALPINA CONVERSIONS

GSW HAS 3 WATCHES IN
THE ALPINA MUSEUM
SWITZERLAND
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ONE OF ROCKS GREATEST RESTORATIONS

RAREST OF ALL  WWI WWII WATCHES
AN ALPINA OVERSIZE PILOTS WRIST WATCH
ALPINA 1915: EIGENTUM DER
FLIEGERTRUPPEN AIRFORCE WWI

PURCHASED BY THE
ALPINA
WATCH COMPANY
FOR
THEIR MUSEUM

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WWI AND WWII
THE COREMAN CORPSMAN MEDIC

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CASE AND CASE BACK ARE FANTASTIC

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DIAL EXCELLENT CONDITION

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GOLD FILLED
CASE AND CASE BACK
EXCELLENT CONDITION

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SHIPS  WHEEL
WADWOTH

[WATCH CASE COMPANY]
PILOT
[WORD FROM THE "PILOT" ON SHIPS[
GUARANTEED
20 YEARS
96783451

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UV CEMENT

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USING UV CEMENT TO SET CRYSTAL
WITH
ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT

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SEE HOW THICK
ORIGINAL
GLASS CRYSTAL IS

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MOVEMEMT SERVICED

11461887


Waltham Watch Company, also known as the American Waltham Watch Co. and the American Watch Co., produced about 40 million high quality watches, clocks, speedometers, compasses, time fuses, and other precision instruments between 1850 and 1957. The company's historic manufacturing facilities in Waltham, Massachusetts have been preserved as the American Waltham Watch Company Historic District.

In 1850, at Roxbury, Massachusetts, David Davis, Edward Howard, and Aaron Lufkin Dennison formed the company that would later become the Waltham Watch Company. Their revolutionary business plan was to manufacture the movement parts of watches so precisely that they would become fully interchangeable. Based upon the experience of earlier failed trials, Howard and Dennison eventually perfected and patented their precision watch making machines, creating the what has been called the American System of Watch Manufacturing.

THE COMPANY NAME WOULD CHANGE SEVERAL TIMES AT LEAST UNTIL:

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American Waltham Watch Company

In 1885 the company name changed to the American Waltham Watch Company (AWWCo). Under this name, the company would produce some of the finest examples of pocket watches ever created.

Waltham Watch Company

In 1907 the company name changed to Waltham Watch Co. (WWCo), in 1923 briefly to the Waltham Watch and Clock Company and finally in 1925 to the Waltham Watch Company (WWC)

Two high-quality groups of watches were produced by the company for orders placed by the Canadian Pacific Railway. One large group has the shield and beaver emblem of the Railway engraved on the movements, and is known as the "CPR" type. The second group has "Canadian Railway Time Service" engraved on the movements, and is known as the "CRTS" type. They are both highly prized by collectors.

Waltham Precision Instruments Company

The company closed its factory doors and declared bankruptcy in 1949, although the factory briefly reopened a few times, primarily to finish and case existing watch inventory for sale. Several different plans were presented to restart the business, but all failed for various reasons. In 1958, the company got out of the consumer watch business completely, and reorganized into the Waltham Precision Instruments Company. All remaining watch inventory had been sold to the Hallmark Watch Company the previous year, and rights to the "Waltham" trademark were sold to a new Waltham Watch Company incorporated in Delaware in exchange for stock.

Specialized clocks and chronographs for use in aircraft control panels continued to be made in the Waltham factory by the Waltham Precision Instruments Company until the company was sold in 1994. The company is now based in Alabama, as the Waltham Aircraft Clock Corporation.

SO, FOR ALL PRACTICAL HISTORY, THE COMPAY KNOWN AS WALTHAM WENT OUT OF BUSINESS 1949/50. THE FACT IS, WWII WOULD BE THE DOWNFALL OF AMERICAN WATCH MANUFACTURING. BEFORE WWII, AMERICA WAS THE GREATEST. AMERICA CONCEIVED AND BLOSSOMED HUGE FACTORIES WITH FINE MASS PRODUCTION.

WWII CAME AND ALL FACTORIES OF AL MAKERS RETOOLEDTO MAKE INSTRUMENTS, SPECIALY MIL WATCHES, FUSES. BOMBING EQUIPMENT, AIRCRAFT AND SHIP EQUIPMENT, TIMERS.   YET SWITZERLAND WAS NEUTRAL. THEY CNTINUED TO MAKE WATCHES FOR THE PUBLIC IN ALL COUNTRIES., AT END OF WWII, AMERICAN COMPANIES REQUIRED SEVERAL YEARS TO RETOOL, DURING THIS TIME SWISS COMPANIES WERE 5 YEARS PREPARED TO SWEEP IN AND CAPTURE MARKET SHARE....

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HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS


Though the Allies (England/France) thumbed their noses at the US Military proficiency, a nearly overwhelming German offensive and large French mutiny in the spring 1917 provided added incentive to urge that the US send troops as replenishments to their own divisions. Though Gen. John “Blackjack” Pershing would  allow the integration of the (Who would serve famously) Harlem Hellfighters --the 369th Infantry Regiment composed of African Americans-- with French Divisions, he nixed the request and the 1st Infantry Division was born.

1st ID:

The first U.S.Infantry Troops (an estimated 25,000 1st ID troops would serve) to set foot in France during the summer of 1917 were from the 1st ID. While dependant upon French and British artillery and tanks, Pershing had his own ideas on how to end the bitter stalemate of defensive trench warfare. From 1914 through 1917,much of the fighting involved a defensive posture. Machine gun and artillery ruled the field; inflicting devastating casualties.

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The last time American Forces had been in a war that rivaled WWI and its weapons of destruction had been 62 year previous. The Civil War, while being far fetched to compare with the massiveness of WWI and its weapons, casualties, chemical warfare and numbers, it also had new weapons and tactics, including rifled barrels, new canon, canon shells, and the horror of a mid 19c war wound. The 1st ID faced a battle field that surpassed those of the Civil and that battle field would set the line of history that would become famous twenty years later: The Big Red One...


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WWI UNIT INSIGNIA OF THE
1ST ID
NOTE THE STATUE IS SIMILAR TO THAT CHOSEN
FOR THE ENTIRE ALLIED FORCES VICTORY MEDAL
FURTHER DOWN THIS OFFER 

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WWII UNIT INSIGNIA OF THE
1ST ID
NOTE THE PROUD IST ID [1ST  INFANTRY DIVISION]
WOULD BECOME THE PROUD BIG RED ONE OF WWII
 

By the Fall of 1917, 1st ID soldiers and other American soldiers were pouring into France each day and winding up in the trenches of France. Once there, the dismal trench life of mud, parasites, poor food and the constant artillery barrage started to take it's toll and undermine the morale of the troops. The Americans to give up their lives also occurred in the fall of 1917. In the lead up to the battle of Cantigny, 1st Division troopers Corporal James B. Gresham, Privates Thomas F. Enright and Merle D. Hay lost their lives when the the American trenches were raided by German troops at Bathelémont on November 2, 1917.

As the Central Powers continued a series of devistating offensives, Pershing was hard pressed to create an action plan to both improve the moral of his men and to counter victories of the Germans; who were desperate to win before the US could send more troops and supplies.

 The action plan that Pershing would create would be an attack plan, a means to get his soldiers up and out of those slits of mud and blood, those mind numbing trenches. Pershing would improve upon the use of artillery and marksmanship. He devised a battle plane for precise rolling artillery barrages followed up by waves of infantry; the goal was to break through and behind German entrenchment's and capture German artillery positions and, ultimately, supply lines. Positioning, Training, Supplying and Planning took nearly 8 months. In the spring of 1918, 1st ID forces were prepared for their first attack.

April/May 1918

Spring time 1918 was anything but joyous. The Germans had launched a series successful offensives. Within 40 miles of Paris, the Germans began massing troops with the plan to break through and seize Paris herself... a fact that had the Allied Powers seeing red. And it was at the place where the first Americans of  the war would lose their lives ...

It was at the German Occupied French village of Cantigny that events would play their course. Cantigny had proven to be a hard place for the French to reclaim and even harder to keep when they got it. In order to turn the tables on the Germans,they had to win it back. It was not a war winning fact, but it was necessary to improve the morale of all allied troops.

With German artillery and machine guns guarding the approaches to Cantigny, 4,000 1st ID soldiers of the division’s 2nd Infantry Brigade, 28th Infantry Regiment, relieve an exhausted French First Army forces that manned trenches 600 yards from the village. Under Pershings plan, an Allied artillery bombardment began just before 6 a.m. May 28 and the 1st ID forces moved in and took the village in an hour.

The Germans replied with artillery while hidden German soldiers emerged to battle close quarters with the 1st ID Forces and lost. The 1st ID Forces would repulsed three German counter attacks.

Cantigny stands as the definition of 1st ID and the eventual reputation of the Big Red One as well and the proof that the US could more than stand toe to toe with any force.

American forces numbering one million in 29 divisions by the summer of 1918, did more than help route the Germans in the fall of 1918.

In 17 months under Gen Pershing, the 1st ID went from a a small,loose group of rapidly trained ground troops, to a concise, well trained and courageous unit that helped defeat the most powerful army in the world'

Over 22,320 1st ID troops perished in the Great War, 1ST ID helped clear St. Mihiel salient , fought in the Meuse-Argonne Forest advancing seven kilometers and defeating eight German divisions,  completed the farthest American penetration of the war, was first to cross the Rhine into occupied Germany. Five Medals of Honor were awarded.

The 1st ID colors carry campaign streamers for
(1) Lorraine, 1917;
(2) Lorraine, 1918;
(3) Picardy, 1918;
(4) Montdidier-Noyon;
(5) Aisne-Marne;
(6) St. Hihiel;
(7) Meuse- Argonne.

America’s military stepped into the 20th century on the backs of those troopers of the 1st ID . And two decades later the 1st ID would once again place the U.S. Army at the forefront of the Western world.