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Date/Report Number …..010212R5BY.04 Item:  WWI ERA HALLMARK 925 SILVER  Longines
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1915 WWI ERA HALLMARK 925 SILVER  Longines Three Star Military Watch WITH OUTLINED ILLUMINATED RAILROAD NUMERALS 24 HOUR TIME 27 X 32MM W/O CROWN WITH LONGINES RARE 1162N 15 JEWEL SCREW BALANCE MOVEMENT WITH MATCHING SERIAL NUMBERS ON CASE & MOVEMENT 3332651 1915 AND HAND MADE GENUINE HAVANA CROCODILE OPEN END WITH DUAL BUTTON DEPLOYMENT CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1149.00


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1915
WWI ERA
HALLMARK
925 SILVER
 Longines Three Star
Military Watch
WITH
OUTLINED
ILLUMINATED
RAILROAD NUMERALS
24 HOUR TIME

27 X 32MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

LONGINES
RARE
1162N
15 JEWEL
SCREW BALANCE
MOVEMENT

WITH


MATCHING
SERIAL NUMBERS
ON
CASE & MOVEMENT
3332651
1915

AND

HAND MADE
GENUINE HAVANA
CROCODILE
OPEN END
WITH

DUAL BUTTON
DEPLOYMENT

 

THE FOLLOWING AWESOME THREE STAR MILITARY LONGINES WAS PURCHASED ON THE BAY FROM A SOUTH AMERICAN EBAY MEMBER FOR 209.00 [US] AND 14.00 [US] SHIPPING.

THE REASON WE SPENT 223.00 ON THIS PARTICULAR MODEL WAS THAT WE KNEW IT WAS UTILIZED EXTENSIVELY BY OFFICERS IN WWI. IT WAS SOLD WORLD WIDE AND THE UPPER CLASSES IN EUROPE AND THE USA WERE THE ONLY CLIENTEL THAT COULD AFFORD THEM.

THEY WERE SOME OF THE VERY FIRST "FULL BIRTH WRIST WATCHES" - NOT CONVERSIONS.

IN FACT, THIS PARTICULAR MODEL HAD A RARE ORIGINAL LONGINES MIX OF TWO SEPARATE LONGINES MOVEMENTS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY DESINGNED AND PLACED INTO MARKET BEGINNING IN "19&10"

THOUGH THE ORIGINAL PICTURE DID NOT SHOW *RADIUM OR RED 24 HR CHAPTER, OR ***BLACK STEEL RADIUM HANDS, MANY OF THE LONGINES 3 STAR SOLD IN EUROPE HAD RADIUM DIALS & HANDS FROM THE FACTORY. .

***
ROCK HAS THREE BOTTLES OF THE VERY ORIGINAL STEEL WITH RADIUM HANDS FOR THIS MOVEMENT SIZE 80 MINUTE + 135 HOUR

AND IN FACT, THE FIRST THING OFFICERS OR PROFESSIONALS DID WHEN THEY INVESTED IN ONE OR RECEIVED THIS MODEL AS A GIFT, WAS TO HAVE THEIR LOCAL JEWELER RADIUM ILLUMINATE THEM & HAVE THE HANDS UPGRADED TO RADIUM STEEL HANDS.

RADIUM, RED 24 HR AND RADIUM HANDS BECAME WERE A FULL FLEGED INDUSTRY & "UPGRADE"  INDUSTRY IN THEIR OWN RIGHT. IN FACT, IN ONE TOWN IN SWITZERLAND, THE MAYOR SPOKE PROUDLY OF HOW THE WATCH INDUSTRY "NOW EMPLOYED 78% OF THE PEOPLE". HE BRAGGED THAT AT NIGHT "ONE COULD ACTUALLY SEE THE RESULTS OF THE BOOM BY HOW MANY PEOPLE WALKING THE STREETS GLOWED"...

ROCK HAD TWO LETTERS THAT WERE SOLD IN MILITARY WATCH BOXES™ THAT WERE LITERALLY THANK YOU LETTERS FOR LONGINES 3 STAR WATCHES GIVEN AS WEST POINT GRADUATION GIFTS. THE LETTERS TALKED ABOUT THE NUMERALS AND HANDS, HOW THEY GLOWED SO BRIGHT THAT THEY COULD SEE THE RED 25 HR NUMBERS AS A RESULT AT MIDNIGHT WITHOUT MOON LIGHT!

*RADIUM IN WATCHES

Henri Becquerel discovered that radiation emitted by radium would cause  materials such as zinc sulfide to fluoresce.

The invention of radioluminescent paint was first developed by William J Hammer in 1902 when he mixed radium with zinc sulfide. This "paint" wuld soon be applied to watches and clock dials.

George Kunz, a gemologist at Tiffany & Company would    patent this invention and, along with chemist Charles Baskerville, made their paint by mixing radium-barium carbonate with zinc sulfide and linseed oil.

While US manufacturers disregarded the radioluminescent paint, Europeans, especially the Swiss, it was utilized on and in everything.

The first company to produce radioluminescent paint in the US was in 1914 when the Radium Luminous Material Corporation in Newark New Jersey was founded.

**When the United States entered World War I the use of Luminence paint in watches, timers, clocks , on aircraft and ship instrument dials and other manly military items took off and the company began mining and producing radium. By 1921 they became the  U.S. Radium Corporation and their  Brand name was "Undark.".

Standard Chemical Company soon followed with "Luna" and the Cold Light Manufacturing Company made "Marvelite."

 



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ALL STERLING SILVER CASE
PORCELAIN DIAL

SIGNED
LONGINES
3 GOLD STARS

15 JEWELS

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BLACK SHADOWED
ILLUMINATED
RAILROAD NUMERALS


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RED 24 HOUR

BLACK BUTLERS CHAPTER RINGV

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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HANDS ARE
PERIOD STANDARD
LONGINES
BLACK STEEL
RADIUM HANDS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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THE LUMINOVA ON HANDS ALWAYS LOOK BRIGHTER THEN THE NUMBERS
THE MIX IS DIFFERENT. HANDS ARE LIKE WINDOWS
THE DIAL REQUIRES A DIFFERENT MIXTURE

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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HERE THEY ARE WITH FULL LIGHT SHOP
YOU CAN SEE THE HANDS ARE SLIGHTLY BRIGHTER
YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THAT
RADIOACTIVE RADIUM GLOWS 24/7
WHILE NEW ILLUMINATION
REQUIRES LIGHT TO ENERGIZE IT

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ROCK DECIDED TO ORDER A $112.00 HAND MADE
HAVANA CROCODILE OPEN END STRAP.

SO THE SPRING BAND IS NOT PART OF THE OFFER

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NEW

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WITH DEPLOYMENT

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PERFECT LOOK FEEL & SHAPE

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COMFORT & STYLE

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AN AWESOME CHOICE OF
PERIOD CROCODILE IN HAVANA


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THE SILVER CASE
IS PRO FINISHED

ROCK DECIDED TO ORDER A $112.00 HAND MADE
HAVANA CROCODILE OPEN END STRAP.

SO THE SPRING BAND IS NOT PART OF THE OFFER

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PORCELAIN DIAL HAS ONE CHIP
THAT IS HIDDEN BY CASE
OVER 10-11 NUMBER

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I LOVE ILLUMINATED DIALS

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YES,
GLASS CRYSTALS ARE RARE
ON VINTAGE WATCHES
PLASTIC WAS AND IS WHAT IS THE BEST
EXCEPT ON THESE
ANTIQUE WATCHES
AND YES,
WE SECURED A DOMED
THICK
MINERAL GLASS CRYSTAL

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THIS IS UV CEMENT
CURED BY SUNLIGHT
ULTRAVIOLET

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WE PLACE CEMENT

ROCK DECIDED TO ORDER A $112.00 HAND MADE
HAVANA CROCODILE OPEN END STRAP.

SO THE SPRING BAND IS NOT PART OF THE OFFER

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YES WITH DEPLOYMENT

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THEN SNAP CRYSTAL IN
ROCK DECIDED TO ORDER A $112.00 HAND MADE
HAVANA CROCODILE OPEN END STRAP.

SO THE SPRING BAND IS NOT PART OF THE OFFER


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38 WATT UV UNIT
I BELIEVE THEY USE THESE FOR NAILS

I WILL SAY, DO NOT ALLOW THE
NAIL PERSON TO USE THIS ON YOU!!

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PLACING THE CASE TOP
WITH CRYSTAL

ROCK DECIDED TO ORDER A $112.00 HAND MADE
HAVANA CROCODILE OPEN END STRAP.

SO THE SPRING BAND IS NOT PART OF THE OFFER

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ROCK DECIDED TO ORDER A $112.00 HAND MADE
HAVANA CROCODILE OPEN END STRAP.

SO THE SPRING BAND IS NOT PART OF THE OFFER

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ROCK DECIDED TO ORDER A $112.00 HAND MADE
HAVANA CROCODILE OPEN END STRAP.

SO THE SPRING BAND IS NOT PART OF THE OFFER

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ABSOLUTELY
FIRST CLASS

ROCK DECIDED TO ORDER A $112.00 HAND MADE
HAVANA CROCODILE OPEN END STRAP.

SO THE SPRING BAND IS NOT PART OF THE OFFER

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FABULOUS

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YOU CAN SEE HOW
AWESOME THIS HAND MADE OPEN END CROCODILE WATCH STRAP IS


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ABOVE PICTURE IS ONE OF THE
ORIGINAL PHOTOS OF THIS LONGINES
WITH A SPLIT IN THE CASE BACK
BELOW THE CROWN

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ABOVE SHOWS ROCKS REPAIR.

THE PROBLEM WAS THAT THE SPLIT IN THE SILVER CASE
WAS IN AN AWKWARD POSITION AND ALLOWED SALT MOISTURE
TO SEEP INTO THE WATCH. THE REPAIR HAD TO BE PERFECT
TO ALLOW THE MOVEMENT AND STEM TO FIT PERFECT
YET SEAL WHAT WAS NEARLY AN 1/8 OF INCH X 1/3 OF CASE LINE
AS YOU CAN SEE, ONLY A FEW SOLDER DIMPLES REMAIN
AND IT IS 100% SEALED COMPLETELY

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[YOU CAN SEE THE SEPARATION]

HALLMARKED
925 STAMPED
SERIAL NUMERAL
3332651
1915

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HERE WE ARE
ELECTRONICALLY
CHECKING THE TIMING


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11.62N
THE ORIGINAL PIC
OF THE MOVEMENT
SHOWS SHE REQUIRES SERVING

 

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11.62N
HERE SHE IS
PUT BACK TOGETHER
AFTER
CLEANING

NOTE
THE SERIAL # OF MOVEMENT IS SAME AS CASE
LONGINES STATES SERIAL # IS 1915


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THIS IS AN ORIGINAL
Longines 11.62

Features
stem wind and set
sub second

Data
11.75''', Dm= 26.5mm
H= 4.8mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 32h

 

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3332651
1915

 

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL
Longines 1162N

NOTICE THE BRIDGES ARE
DIFFERENT FROM THE 11.62

stem wind and set
11.75''', Dm= 26.5mm
H= 4.8mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 32h