1175 Buford Highway. Suite 120
Suwanee, Georgia. 30024
www.goldsmithworks.com
770.831.1257 - 1.800.438.6894

Date/Report Number …..09-29-015-981 RK Item: MILITARY SUPPLY COMPANY to4x (923)yukon33x@eart 161765478926 WWII -KOREA-VIETNAM WAR TRUE 24 HOUR TIME PILOT MILITARY WATCH WITH MIL STRAP wittyman86@hotmail.com

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OVERHAULED RESTORED SUPER RARE TRUE 24 HOUR FULL NUMERAL 1 THROUGH 24. 17 JEWEL 1039 WWII KOREA VIETNAM.BY NOW DEFUNCT MILITARY SUPPLY COMPANY. POERED BY 1940'S MILITARY AND PILOTS SWISS A SHILD 1187. THE SAME GROUP THAT PROVIDED SIMILAR MOVEMENTS FOR THE GLYCINE HACKING GMT  AIRMAN AND A HOST OF MILITARY RELATED WATCHES. 

INSURED VALUE: 697.98
WITH ORIGINAL STRAP ; 765.98


Reports are supplied at the request of the customer and it is for the customer's exclusive use. Reports express an opinion of the time of the examination of the jewelry. This report is for customers use only for the following two purposes, indicating estimated retail replacement value to obtain insurance coverage, or for the purpose of providing geological information. GoldSmith Works does not guarantee that the appraisal valuation will result in a sale at the price. Estimated retail replacement value is arrived after analyses of what the approximate high retail cash asking price is for labor, materials, and design. These prices may be substantially higher than actual transaction or warranty with regards to any item described in the report, since jewelry grading is not an exact science, this  report represent the best opinion of the company. GoldSmith Works is in no case responsible for differences that occur by repeated grading by other experts in the field and/or use of other standards, norms, methods or criteria other than those used by GoldSmith Works. GoldSmith Works is expressly held harmless by customers including, but with out limitation for any claims or actions that may arise out of negligence in connection with the preparation of this laboratory report, or actions based upon the customer's use of the report. The information on the carat weight, clarity grade, color grade on the report is approximate due to the limitations in jewelry grading. The item was tested, graded, and examined under 10x magnification using the techniques and equipment available to GoldSmith Works, including fully corrected triplet loupe, binocular microscope, master color comparison guides, diamond color comparison tools, electronic carat balance, non-contact optical measuring device, and ancillary instruments necessary at the time of Examination.


 

 

 MILITARY SUPPLY COMPANY SEEKS TO PROVIDE QUALITY GOODS AND SERVICES TO THE MILITARY, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, SECURITY COMPANIES

THE ORIGINAL
MILITARY SUPPLY CO
IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS
WHEN IT WAS THIS TIME PIECE
WAS OFFERED IN
1965 - 1969

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I REMOVED THE LAYERS OF PAINT AND DEPEATED RADIUM
THEN DISASEMBELED IT AND OVERHAULED MOVEMENT
AND
PERFORMED A NATURAL CASE RESTORATION
[NOT MAKING IT LOOK BRANDNEW]

 

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VINTAGE 24 HOUR WATCHES ARE RARE  --THOSE USED IN MILITARY ACTIONS
ARE EVEN HARDER TO FIND. I TOOK THIS FACT INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN I DECIDED TO RESTORE MOVEMENT TO MINT CONDITION, RESTORE THE CASE TO EXCELLENT, AND TO CLEAN UP DECADES OF RADIUM AND LUMINOVA ON THE DIAL. KNOWING THIS WATCH SERVED IN KOREA AND VIETNAM, I DECIDED TO ONLY REMOVE WHAT WAS NOT ORIGINAL FROM THE DIAL .

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THE VINTAGE 24 HOUR WATCH

THERE ARE BUT A FEW GENUINE VINTAGE 24 HOUR WATCHES FROM THE OLD DAYS, AND EVEN LESS WHEN CASED IN AN OLD VINTAGE CASE. THESE ARE WATCHES THAT TIME A COMPLETE 24 HOURS. THE HOUR HANDS ACTUALLY GO FROM 1 TO 24 -.THE HANDS HITTING THE APPROPIATE HOUR X 24 TIMES PER DAY.

NOW IN THE 1950'S THE GLYCINE AIRMAN AND SOME GMT WATCHES WERE AVAILABLE WITH A 24 HR MOVEMENT.

IN 1960 THE ZODIAC GMT AERO SPACE AND BULOVA 24 HOUR WERE OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC AND MILITARY SOLDIERS COULD INVEST DIRECT.

A NOTE TO DEMONSTRATE THIS IS ONE, IF NOT THEE FIRST 24 HOUR TIME PIECE, EVER MADE.

I HAVE WITNESSED A FEW BULOVA A-17 WATCHES "STATED AS BEING RARE 24 HOUR WATCHES. ONE SELLER ACTUALLY STATED ONLYBULOVA HAD A 24 HOUR MOVEMEMNT. PEOPLE ARE PAYING UP TO 1000.00 FOR ONE. PROBLEM IS THE A-17 AND A-17A AND THE 3818A AND B WERE HACKING WATCHES ORDERED  MY THE US MIILITARY, -YOU COULD PULL THE CROWN AND THE MOVEMENT WOULD STOP TO " ZULU" WATCHES SO ALL MEN WOULD HAVE SAME TIME ONA MISSION.

EACH OF THESE ORDERS WOULD PROVIDE A SPECIFIC NUMBER FOR EACH TYPE. THE A-11 AND A-17 WERE SPEC PILOT NAVIGATOR WATCHES. TO DISCOVER ONE WITH 24 HOUR DIAL AND MOVEMENT WOULD MEAN THEY WOULDHAVE TO HAVE A SPEC SHEET.  I HAVE YET TO DISCOVER  ANY UNIQUE NUMBER ON ANY OF THE FEW OFFERED. THEY ALL HAVE ONLY THE MARKINGS FOR A-17 PILOTS HAKING WATCH?
TO PROTECT MY PATRONS I WROTE A PAPER [ABOVE] ON THIS FACT.

WATCH CONTRACTS FOR SPEC WATCHES WERE ASSIGNED A UNIQUE NUMBER, THE A-11 OR A-17 OR A-17A OR A-8 0R 3818 A OR B. THEY EACH WOULD HAVE SPECICATION SHEETS [SEE LINK ABOVE].

THERE ARE NONE FOR A BULOVA 24 HOUR HACKING WATCH. IN ADDITION, BULOVA ALLEGEDLY INTRODUCED THEIR FIRST 24HR MOVEMENT IN 1960.  I FIND NOTHING BEFORE THAT DATE. AND NO BULOVA MILITARY WATCHES WITH 24 HOURS --WE ARE NOT DISCUSSING WATCHES WITH THE INNER 24 HOUR CHAPTER THAT ONLY TURN 1 TO 12.

THE EARLIEST TRUE 24 HOUR WATCH MOVEMENTS WE ARE AWARE OF WERE BUILT BY HELBROS AND MILITARY SUPPLY CO USING THE AS 1187[1945] AND AS 1194 [1950] [THIS OFFER IS MILITARY WATCH CO AS 1187. . 

IF YOU HAVE INO, COMMENTS, AND OR DOCUMENTS CONCERNING TRUE 24 HOUR VINTAGE WATCHES LET US KNOW. IF YOU HAVE EVIDENCE THAT CONFLICTS WITH OUR REPORT OR THA COULD HELP US LET US KNOW. 

 

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WE WERE ABLE TO LIGHT COAT WITH NICKEL

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TO THE RIGHT ABOVE IS AN HOUR WHEEL FOR THE NON 24 HR [SAME] MOVEMENT ON THE LEFT IS THE HOUR WHEEL FOR THE 24 HOURS

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[17 JEWELS] ABOVE THE MAIN SPRING
IS CHANGED OUT. SHE LOOKED FINE
BUT PROVED TO REQUIRE CHANGING

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NOTE DIFFERENCE OF CENTER HOUR WHEEL. AS WATCH TURNS ALL ENERGY WINDS UP TURNING THE HOUR AND MINUTE WHEEL.THE ONLY REASON WE NEED TO CHANGE MINUTE WHEEL IS IT LOCKS INTO THE TINES OF THE HOUR WHEEL WHEN YOU PULL CROWN THERE IS A CLUTCH WITH "GEAR" ON END THAT TURNS AN INTERMEDIATE WHEEL THAT TURNS THE MINUTE WHEEL AND THE MINUTE WHEEL TURNS THE HOUR WHEEL WHEN SETTING THE TIME

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THIS MOVEMENT HAS 1187AND AN AS  SHEILD

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NEW SPRING

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THE OLD SPRING
THE MAIN SPRING CHANGED

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MILITARY SUPPLY CO

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NOTE, WE ONLY OFFER
RESTORED WATCHES
RESTORATION MAY INCLUDE DIAL

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