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Date/Report: 12.1117 -93BbenMil  Item: 1936-1938 WWII IMPERIAL JAPAN SEIKOSHA CYMA/TAVANNES MILITARY NAVAL WATCH

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1936-1938
IMPERIAL JAPAN
WWII
SEIKOSHA
MILITARY NAVAL WATCH
.CYMA/TAVANNES

VALUE: 1410.87
WITH MILITARY STYLE STRAP: & BUTTON 1569.98 


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ORIGINAL CONDITION
1936-1938
WWII

IMPERIAL JAPAN
SEIKOSHA
MILITARY NAVAL WATCH


NOTE ILLUMINATION. THIS AWESOME NAVY POCKET WATCH HAD DEPLEATED RADIUM WHERE EVER YOU SEE THE GLOW. WHAT WAS LEFT OF THE RADIUM WAS PRO REMOVED THERE IS NO LEFT OVER RADIUM NOR DOSE THE DIAL REACT WITH GEIGER COUNTER AF-LUMINOVA IS A PHOSPHORUS WITH ZINC HARMLESS MIX SET WITH LAQUER.

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Imperial Army Imperial Seal Seal & Flag Imperial Flag

While Japan provided SEIKOSHA made, SWISS made & Hybrid [Japan Case/Dial, w/Swiss and Japanese Movement] watches, timers, ships watches and chronographs in limited numbers compared with total amount of forces, many watches we discover that survived the napalm fire bombing, and atomic bombs and bonzai charges in the air and on the land, and the sinking of the ships and subs, were those supplied by the individual soldier and officer. Many of the watches and timers that survived were either captured or sold to the occupation forces such as the 11th Airborne and 8th Army.

 

"GOLDSMITHWORKS JAPAN MILITARY"

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BOTH HAD SKS FINE NICKEL SEIKOSHA CASES
BOTH HAD THE CORRECT STEM AND CROWNS
BOTH DIALS FIT PERFECT

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THIS ALSO HAD CYMA/TAVANNES MOVEMENT BUT WAS BRANDED SEIKOSHA ON THE MOVEMENT
BUT IT HAD SEVERE DAMAGE TO PLATES SO ALL WE CAN DO IS STRIP PARTS
BOTH HAD THIS MOVEMENT

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SEIKOSHA IMPERIAL PERIOD EMPIRE NOTE SKS CASE THE SECOND EBAY INVESTMENT FOR PARTS


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NICE DIAL 24HR MILITARY TIME
I PLACED A PIC OF THIS DIAL BEFORE CLEANING
ARMY STAR


HERE IS ANOTHER TAVERN WITH SEIKO ALLOVER THE PLACE
NUMERALS ARE IN THE PORCELAIN
RED 24 IS APPLIED 

SEIKOSHA UTILIZED GALLET, LONGINES, CYMA, MOERIS, WALTHAM, ELGIN AND MANY OTHER BRANDS
SOME WERE COMPLETE WATCHES AND SOME WERE COMPLETE MOVEMENTS

SOME WERE PRE BRANDED AND OTHERS BLANKS,
LIKE THE LAST SWISS LONGINES CHRONO I RESTORED WITH SEIKOSHA ON BRIDGE
I RECALL WHEN I SAID SEIKOSHA ILLUMINATED DIALS AND INVESTED IN DIALS ILLUMINATED

POCKET WATCHES, WRIST WATCHES WERE RADIUM ILLUMINATED
NOT AS MUCH AS WESTERN WORN WATCHES BUT ENOUGH WAS TOLD THEY NEVER WERE ILLUMINATED
FINE NICKEL CASE

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EARLY 1930'S EXPORT CYMA TAVANNES 15 JEWEL MOVEMENT EXPORT
THERE IS A MARKING ON MOVEMENT THAT PROVIDES PROOF OF JAPANESE IMPORT

IMPORTED BY HATTORI SEIKOSHA AND MOUNTED IN A FINE  SKS [NICKEL] SEIKOSHA CASE



THE WATCH FOB OF LEATHER HAS A PEP PIN FROMWWII SIGNIFYING THE MARINE AIR CORP DURING THE MOST HELLISH BATTLES BETEWEEN OUR SOLDIERS AND THE JAPANESE

VM224 WWII   
VMAW 224 WWII
VMFA 224 WWII


BASE
Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 (VMFA(AW)-224) is a United States Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet squadron. Also known as the "Fighting Bengals",  the squadron is based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 (MAG-31) and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW).

 

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SKS
IS/WAS 
THE MILITARY CASE BRAND 
OF
HATTORI
SEIKOSHA


MISSION
Attack and destroy surface targets, day or night, under the weather; conduct multi-sensor imagery reconnaissance; provide supporting arms coordination; and intercept and destroy enemy aircraft under all-weather conditions.

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WORLD WAR II

Marine Fighter Squadron 224 (VMF-224) was commissioned on May 1, 1942 at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii. Flying Grumman F4F Wildcats, the Bengals entered World War II as part of the Cactus Air Force stationed on Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. Led by Medal of Honor recipient Maj Robert Galer, the squadron accounted for over sixty Japanese aircraft being destroyed in less than two months. The squadron also conducted close air support (CAS) missions while under constant attack from Japanese naval, air, and ground forces. VMF-224’s contributed significantly to the American victory during the Guadalcanal Campaign, which in turn, helped stem the tide of the Japanese advance across the Southern Pacific and secured a crucial foothold in the long island-hopping campaign against Japan.

Active

May 1, 1942 - present
Country
United States

Allegiance
United States of America


Branch
United States Marine Corps
Type
All Weather Fighter/Attack

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Role
Close air support
Air interdiction
Aerial reconnaissance
Part of
Marine Aircraft Group 31
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

 

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PARTS NOW IN THE MILITARY SEIKOSHA
THE BLACK IMPERIAL WAS NOT MILITARY ABSOLUTE
WHAT I AM SAYING IS THAT IT MAY HAVE

BEEN A PERSONAL ITEM USED IN THE WARS
AND IT HAD AN SKS SEIKOSHA MILITARY CASE

BUT SKS CASES WERE USED SO MUCH THE
WERE NOT ALL THE TIME STRICT PURE MILITARY


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HERE THE MOVEMENT IS A SIGNED SEIKOSHA THOUGH NOTE THE "SWISS BARS"?
THE TWO COLOR STRIPES?
THIS IS A SWISS MOVEMENT SIGNED SEIKOSHA
PURE AND SIMPLY DID THE JAPANESE SWISS BAR THEIR MOVEMENTS?
USED 1930-1945

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Garrison/HQ
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Nickname
"Fighting Bengals"
Fighting Wildcats (WWII)
Tail Code
WK

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Engagements
World War II
* Battle of Guadalcanal
* Battle of Okinawa
Vietnam War
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Joint Endeavor
Operation Iraqi Freedom

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SKS
IS/WAS 
THE MILITARY CASE BRAND 

OF
HATTORI
SEIKOSHA

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WWII PEP PIN WITH BENGAL TIGER 
IS FOR
VM224 WWII   
VMAW 224 WWII
VMFA 224 WWII

DURING WW11

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I USED IT FOR ITS HISTORY
MARINES IN THE PACIFIC
AGAINST THE JAPANESE

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 LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH
SIGNED AND CASED SEIKOSHA

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ROCK LUCKED OUT. THE OWNER OF THIS JAPANESE SKS CASED POCKET WATCH NEVER REALIZED IT WAS AN IMPERIAL JAPANESE MILITARY POCKET WATCH. NOW, I RECALL 9 YEARS AGO WHEN WRITING ABOUT GALLET, AND WALTHAM, LONGINES ELGIN AND MANY OTHER SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCHES BEING SHIPPED TO HATTORI SEIKOSHA WHO CASED THEM IN SKS MILITARY CASES. AND EVEN SIGNED MOVEMENTS AS BEING HATTORI SEIKOSHA! MAN, HAD SOME PEEPS CALLING HIM CRAZY.

JUST GOOGLE

"GOLDSMITHWORKS JAPAN WWII WATCHES"

WE ALSO HAVE A FREE PDF AVAILABLE

AS I STATED, ROCK HAD SO MANY PEOPLE BEGIN ARGUMENTS AND WHEN HE STATED MOST WERE ILLUMINATED HE RECEIVED MORE HATE MAIL SO, HE PLACED SOME OF HIS VAST RESTORATIONS OF HATTORI SEIKOSHA RESTORATIONS ONLINE. THAT WAS THAT.

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NO RADIUM????? TRY AGAIN. THE JAPANESE UTILIZED THE SAME "STUFF" AS GERMANY ,THE USA, ENGLAND , INDIA, SWISSYLAND

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15 JEWEL POCKET WATCH BY TAVANNES FOR HATTORI

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THE FACT IS THESE WERE NOT CASED
LIKE GALLET AND LONGINES AND OMEGA
ALL THAT WAS SHIPPED WERE THE MOVEMENTS

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CYMA

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In 1891 a young, talented master watchmaker, Henri-Frédéric Sandoz, founded the Tavannes Watch Company in a small Swiss village, Tavannes, in the Jura mountains. He and his partners, who were rich fabric merchants, soon opened markets around the world, notably in Canada, Russia, United States, and the Far East

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ROCK MADE A SPECIAL SAUCE FOR ILLUMINATION
YOU CAN SEE ABOVE THE MARKERS SHOW THROUGH THE LUMINOVA

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SKS FINE NICKEL S SERIAL NUMBER
SORRY BUT THIS IS HATTORI /SEIKOSHA

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ROCK IS MAKING A FOB FOR THIS WATCH
I WILL POST ASAP

THE ABOVE HAD A BOOT LEG COPY OF A MAJOR SWISS BRAND!!!
NOTE THE LOOK AS SIMILAR TO THIS OFFER

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ROCK SOLD THIS TO AM INVESTER 7/3/2015

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Gallet Hattori Trade Mark
GALLET SEIKOSHA TRADE MARK
(1862–1934)

JAPANESE FAN AND LAURAL TRADEMARK, REGISTERED IN 1896 BY JULIEN GALLET (1862–1934). THIS MARK WAS USED TO IMPORT GALLET SWISS WATCHES INTO JAPAN BY KINTARO HATTORI, FOUNDER OF HATTORI, SEKIOSHA AND SEIKO. HATTORI WOULD BE GALLET'S TRADE PARTNER DURING THE LATE 19TH TO THE EARLY 2O CENTURY. HATTORI WOULD BE SOLE AGENT FOR GALLET, LONGINES AND OTHER TOP GRADE SWISS WATCH COMPANIES.

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Japanese Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (“cherry blossom”)
A specially built rocket-powered kamikaze aircraft.
The U.S. called them Baka Bombs (“idiot bombs”).