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Date/Report Number …..030113.LWWBPW Item LONGINES WWII BRITISH G.S.T.P MILITARY POCKET WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII 1940-1945 LONGINES BRITISH G.S.T.P MILITARY POCKET WATCH WITH 15 JEWELS 3 POSITION ADJUSTMENT HIGH END FINISH MOVEMENT.  51 MM WITH OUT CROWN & BOW 72 MM WITH CROWN & BOW. FOUR (4) ORIGINAL BRITISH MILITARY WWII BADGES REPRESENTING THE BRITISH MILITARY FORCES  BOTH COMBAT AND MEDICAL IN A MINI MILITARY WATCH BOX  CONDITION  NEAR  MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $899.00


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WWII 1940-1945
LONGINES
BRITISH

G.S.T.P
MILITARY
POCKET WATCH


WITH

15 JEWELS
3 POSITION ADJUSTMENT
HIGH END FINISH
MOVEMENT

 

51 MM
WITH OUT CROWN & BOW
72 MM
WITH CROWN & BOW

WITH

FOUR
(4)
ORIGINAL
BRITISH MILITARY
WWII BADGES

REPRESENTING
THE BRITISH MILITARY FORCES 

IN A
MINI
MILITARY WATCH BOX

NOTE

THE CASE OPENS FROM THE REAR SO YOU MAY REMOVE THE WATCH
TO SHOW AND UTILIZE THEN REPLACE IN MOMENTS
THIS NEW GSW MWB HAS AN EXCELLENT SEALING EFFECT


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After the war Field Marshal Montgomery would visit watch companies to thank them for their war time effort -no pun intended.

G.T.S.P.


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. 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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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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MINTY DIAL
BLACK OUTLINED
&
LUMED
9 12 3

BLACK
12 45 78 10 11
NUMERALS

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LUMED CATHEDRAL HANDS

SUB-SECONDS REGISTER
BORDERED SECONDS
CHAPTER RING

OUTER BUTLER STYLE
SECONDS CHAPTER RING

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BROWN LEATHER POCKET WATCH FOB

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RE-ILLUMINATED

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TOP SNAP BEZEL ACRYLIC CRYSTAL

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CASE BACK HAS PITTING
SIGNED
BROAD ARROW
G.S.T.P.
M7642

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THE RESTORATION ON THIS AWSOME
WWII BRITISH POCKET WATCH
BEGAN WITH A CASE THAT SAW
ACTION. ONE CAN SEE THIS FACT
IN THE CONDITION OF THE CASE
THE RESULT WAS EXCELLENT
ESPECIALLY THE MOVEMENT
THIS UNMARKED POCKET WATCH
WAS WELL MADE AS ANY ROLEX
OF THE PERIOD

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SNAP-ON CASE BACK IS ALSO FINISHED

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SUPER NICE
RESTORED
TOP OF THE LINE
MOVEMENT
WITH
3 ADJUSTMENTS
15 JEWELS
AND
HAND FINISHED BRIDGES


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CONDITION
EXCELLENT
RUNS WINDS SETS
KEEPS TIME

WITH

BRITISH MILITARY BADGE AS PIN FOB
AND
3 BRITISH
INSIGNIA/MEDAL/BADGES

BOTH COMBAT & MEDICAL

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OPENS FROM REAR SIMPLY TURN LOCKS

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