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Date/Report Number …..032612R5BY.04 Item:  WWII BROAD ARROW G.S.T.P. 1939 MOERIS BRITISH MILITARY POCKET WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII BROAD ARROW G.S.T.P. 1939 MOERIS BRITISH MILITARY POCKET WATCH WITH HIGH GRADE ADJUSTED BEVELED EDGED BRIDGES SWISS BARS 15 JEWEL MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT WITH LEATHER FOB STRAP WITH VINTAGE 24K GOLD FILLED HELMET FOB WITH MILITARY WATCH BOX.   CONDITION NEAR MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $599.00


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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

WWII
BROAD ARROW
G.S.T.P.
1939 MOERIS
BRITISH MILITARY
POCKET WATCH

WITH
HIGH GRADE
ADJUSTED
BEVELED EDGED BRIDGES
SWISS BARS
15 JEWEL
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH

LEATHER FOB STRAP
WITH
VINTAGE 24K GOLD FILLED
HELMET FOB

WITH

MILITARY WATCH BOX

YOU MAY WEAR UTILIZE AND SHOW
THEN PLACE BACK INTO
THE MWB
TO PROTECT AS YOU DISPLAY IT

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G.S.T.P. VS PATTERN


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FOR MUCH OF HER HISTORY, THE BRITISH WAR DEPARTMENT SUPPLIED PRECISE DETAILS ON ALL FACETS OF THEIR TIMES PIECES. THEY TESTED THEM AND THEY WERE THEN ASSIGNED A USE NUMBER AND PATTERN.

IN FACT, AS THE FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATES, THEY WERE STRAIGHT UP:

1890  TRIALS FOR  CHRONOMETERS

Chronometer makers who may care to send watches to the trial must first obtain permission from the Hydrographer, Admiralty, Whitehall, S.W., To whom all requests for such permission must be sent not later than October 6.

The watches are to be deposited here between the hours of 10 and 1 on any day (excepting Sunday),. during the week ending with October 20th, after which no watch can under any circumstances be received.
The rating this year commences on Saturday, October 25 and will be as follows:
Watch horizontal, dial up, in room for 6 weeks
Watch horizontal, dial up, in oven for 1 week
Watch vertical, pendant up, in oven for 4 days
Watch vertical, pendant right, in oven for 3 days
Watch vertical, pendant left, in oven for 3 days
Watch vertical, pendant up, in oven for 4 days
Watch horizontal, dial up, in oven for 1 week
Watch horizontal, dial up, in room for 6 weeks
The mean temperature in the oven will be from 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
The watches are to be in silver cases with crystal glass, and each must bear a distinguishing No. engraved on the plate of the movement, Preference will be given to key less watches.

Each watch is to be labeled with its price, which is to include a mahogany box with ivory label, cleaning after trial and engraving the Government mark on the dial and plate of the movement, and the name of the maker, the No. of the watch, the letters D.W., and the Government mark on the ivory label of the box.

THUS, ALL WATCHES WERE GOVERNED BY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS. FROM MOVEMENTS TO CASES TO DIALS, WATCHES SPECIFICATIONS WERE PROVIDED AND A "PATTERN" ASSIGNED. SO, A PATTERN WAS IN FACT REQUIRED.

BUT, IN 1938, WITH WAR BEATING ON THE DOOR, THE BRITISH, WHO NORMALLY WOULD HAVE REQUIRED TESTING AND ASSIGNED PATTERNS TO THE DIFFERENT WATCHES, SIMPLY MADE A CALL ON WATCH MANUFACTURERS AND PROVIDED BASIC REQUIREMENTS AND THEN STAMPED THE THOUSANDS OF TIMERS AND POCKET WATCHES WITH AN ABBREVIATION OF THE WORDS,  GOVERNMENT SERVICE TEMPORARY PATTERN: GTSP G.T.S.P. GT/SP

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THE
BROAD ARROW

The Office of Ordnance was created by Henry VIII in 1544. It dates back to the position of Master of Ordnance, one of whom, Nicholas Merbury, was present at the Battle of Agincourt. The Office became the Board of Ordnance in 1597, its principal duties being to supply guns, ammunition, stores and equipment to the King's Navy. The headquarters and main arsenal of the Office were in the White Tower of the Tower of London. The broad arrow mark has been used over the years by the Office and Board to signify at first objects purchased from the monarch's money and later to indicate government property. With the demise of the Board in 1855, the War Department and today's Ministry of Defence continued to use the mark. The arrow also appears in the Ordnance Survey logo.

Early use of the broad arrow can be found on some objects recovered from the Tudor ship Mary Rose, which sank in 1545. Bronze sheaves for rigging blocks, spoked wheels for gun carriages, bowls and wooden tankards were found to bear this mark. The broad arrow frequently appeared on military boxes and equipment such as canteens, bayonets and rifles, as well as the British prison uniform from the 1870s, and even earlier, that of transportees in British penal colonies such as Australia. The broad arrow marks were also used by Commonwealth countries on their ordnance.

The origin and earliest use of the broad arrow symbol are unknown. It could be related to the actual arrow, longbows and bowmen being a key part of the English army in the Middle ages. Broad Arrow Tower, built by Henry III of England between 1238 and 1272, in the Tower of London is said to be named after the royal property mark. Invention of the mark is frequently attributed to Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, who served as Master-General of the Ordnance from 1693 to 1702, since the pheon appears in the arms of his family, but it is known to have been in use earlier than this. There is also an unsubstantiated claim that a document dated 1330, issued by Richard de la Pole, the King's Butler, for the purchase of wine, shows that in order to make sure that ownership could be readily established as King's property, he marked each item with an arrow from his own coat of arms.

Similarly to hallmarks, it is currently a criminal offence in the United Kingdom to reproduce the broad arrow without authority. Section 4 of the Public Stores Act 1875 makes it illegal to use the "broad arrow" on any goods without permission.

The broad arrow was used by the British to mark trees intended for ship building use in North America during colonial times. Three axe strikes resembling an arrowhead and shaft, were marked on large mast-grade trees. Use of the broad arrow mark commenced in earnest in 1691 with the Massachusetts Bay Charter which contained a Mast Preservation Clause specifying, in part for better providing and furnishing of Masts for our Royal Navy wee do hereby reserve to us...ALL trees of the diameter of 24 inches and upward at 12 inches from the ground, growing upon any soils or tracts of land within our said Province or Territory not heretofore granted to any private person. We...forbid all persons whatsoever from felling, cutting or destroying any such trees without the royal license from us...

Colonists paid little attention to the Charter's Mast Preservation Clause, and tree harvesting increased with disregard for broad arrow protected trees.


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WE ADDED THIS AWESOME
NEW 2012 NEW
MINIATURE MWB MILITARY WATCH BOX
WE WILL  ATTEMPT TO ADD ONE OF THESE
FOR ALL OUR PW & PT WATCHES
NOT ONLY PROTECTS YOUR
TIME PIECE

BUT YOU CAN DISPLAY IT
AND IT TAKES MOMENTS TO REMOVE
TO WEAR & UTILIZE

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AWESOME
WWII
1939 MOERIS

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BRITISH MILITARY
WATCH

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ALL PARTS RESTORED SERVICED CLEANED LUBED

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FANTASTIC STUNNING

TOP/BOTTOM
SCREWED DOWN
WHITE DIAL
BLACK
1 2 4 5 7 8 10 11
&
RAISED RE-LUMED
12 3 9 12
&
RE-LUMED DOT MARKERS
1 2 4 5 7 8 10 11

 

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SUB-SECONDS
HAS
NUMERALS
EVERY 10 SECONDS

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HANDS WERE RELUMED

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HERE THE HANDS ARE ATTACHED

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THEY ARE ALIVE AGAIN
WITH
AWESOME GLOW

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WE HAVE ATTACHED A VERY NICE
LEATHER FOB STRAP
WITH
VINTAGE MILITARY
WWI
GOLD FILLED HELMET FOB

[THE FOB HAD TWO BOW TYPE ATTACHING EXTENSIONS FOR UNIFORM
WE SIMPLY CUT THE STRAP AND PUSHED THEM THROUGH AND BENT THEM]

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PROPERLY MOUNTED SO IT HANGS CORRECTLY

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IN ORDER TO WEAR WITH JEANS OR TOP POCKET

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A GREAT PIECE
WE DID NOT PLATE IT
IT IS AS IT WAS WHEN WE PURCHASED IT

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AN EXCEPTIONAL RESTORATION

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EXTENSIVE RESEARCH HAS NOT
  EXPLAINED THE
DOUBLE SERVICE NUMBERS
WITH ONE CROSSED OUT
UNDER THE

BROAD ARROW
AND
  ABBREVIATED

"GOVERNMENT SERVICE TEMPORARY PATTERN"

IF YOU HAVE THE ANSWER, LET US KNOW!

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CASE FINISH IS ALSO
EXCEPTIONAL

SER: 2704243

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CLEANED UP NICELY

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HERE IT IS
DONE DID
AND
READY FOR A HOME

 

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AS I SAID
ALL EVERYTHING
IS
FIRST CLASS

IMAGINE
THE DIAL COVERS THIS AWESOME
FINISH!


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SWISS BARS
BEVELED EDGES
ADJUSTED
BAM

SIGNED

19H
ADJUSTED
15 JEWELS
MOERIS
SWISS MADE

Moeris 19H
[19"]
open-face

Features
stem wind and set
sub second

Data
19''', Dm= 42.5mm, Do= 43.2mm
H= 5.3mm
15 Jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 35h

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BUNGEE CORDS HOLD THE WATCH DOWN


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EXCELLENT SEAL

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JUST SLIDE THE KEEPERS
TO REMOVE THE MWB BACK

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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