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Report Number …..022612.EHY.04 Item:  STAINLESS STEEL EMPIRE
 

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Description of item: VINTAGE 1940-1944 ALL STAINLESS STEEL EMPIRE DOUBLE CASED DOCTOR- NURSES WATCH ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT WITH OVERHAULED A.SHIELD 9 JEWEL INCABLOC ANTIMAGNETIC AS 984 [FACTORY SWEEP SECONDS CONVERSION] WATCH MOVEMENT 29 X 38 MM WITHOUT CROWN WITH NEW GENUINE TURNED EDGES BLACK TEJU LIZARD STRAP 8.5 INCHES FITS 7.5

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $579.00


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VINTAGE
1940-1944
ALL STAINLESS STEEL
EMPIRE
DOUBLE CASED
DOCTOR- NURSES
WATCH
ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

WITH

OVERHAULED
A.SHIELD
9 JEWEL
INCABLOC
ANTIMAGNETIC
AS 984
[FACTORY SWEEP SECONDS CONVERSION]
WATCH MOVEMENT

29 X 38 MM
WITHOUT CROWN

WITH

NEW
GENUINE
TURNED EDGES
BLACK TEJU
LIZARD STRAP
8.5 INCHES
FITS 7.5********

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FULLY LEGIBLE
BLACK SWEEPS SECONDS
COPPER WITH BLACK TRIM
TIMING CHAPTER RING
BLACK OUTLINED
RAISED LUMINANCE NUMBERS
BLACK STEEL HANDS WITH LUMINANCE INSERTS

29 X 38 MM

NOTE: THE BROWN/HONEY STRAP
HAS BEEN CHANGED TO BLACK TEJU LIZARD

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THE BLACK SIMPLY LOOKS FANTASTIC

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THE EMPIRE WATCH COMPANY PRODUCED
A WATCH WITH A SEALED MAIN CASE
AND
A TWO PART STEM SYSTEM

THIS DESIGN WAS COPIED FROM THE
FAMOUS WYLER WATCHES OF THE DAY

AND
FURTHER

10 YEARS BEFORE THE
CROTON WATCH COMPANY
PRODUCED THEIR
  ANTARCTIC VERSION
WITH OUTER STEEL BEZEL
W/LUGS
AND
A "HAT" CRYSTAL
WITH SEAL

EMPIRE PRODUCED THIS ONE

NOTE: THE BROWN/HONEY STRAP
HAS BEEN CHANGED TO BLACK TEJU LIZARD

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CONTRAST

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THE MOVEMENT WITH DIAL
AND
FEMALE STEM INSERT
FITS INTO THE ONE PIECE CASE

NOTE: THE BROWN/HONEY STRAP
HAS BEEN CHANGED TO BLACK TEJU LIZARD

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RICH

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THE STEM IS MATCHED TO STEM TUBE

NOTE: THE BROWN/HONEY STRAP
HAS BEEN CHANGED TO BLACK TEJU LIZARD

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BLACK  IS RIGHT HERE SMOOTH & CLASSY


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EXCELLENT GRAINING

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SO MUCH CLASS

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AS 984
NOTICE THE INCABLOC
RED JEWEL
WITH BRASS SPRING
FOR PROTECTING
THE BOTTOM OF
BALANCE STAFF

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NOTE: THE BROWN/HONEY STRAP
HAS BEEN CHANGED TO BLACK TEJU LIZARD

 

 

 

 

 

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AS 984
NOTICE THE INCABLOC
RED JEWEL
WITH "BRASS SPRING"
FOR PROTECTING
THE TOP OF
BALANCE STAFF

ALSO THE LARGE BRASS WHEEL
THIS WAS AN ENGINEERING
MIRACLE THAT CONVERTED
A SUB SECOND AS 984 MOVEMENT
TO A SWEEP SECONDS AS 984 MOVEMENT
ALLOWING IT TO BE USED BT
DOCTORS NURSES
AND
OTHER PROFESSIONALS
WHO COULD NOW TIME EVENTS

AS 984

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 3.8mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h

Example, year: signature; shock device
ca. 1940: Fab. Suisse

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DIAL IS AWESOME
RESTORED TO ORIGINAL CONDITION

OFF WHITE DIAL
COPPER NUMERAL MARKED
CHAPTER RING
WITH BLACK NUMERALS
AND
OUTLINED IN BLACK

SIGNED
EMPIRE
WATERPROOF
SHOCKABSORBER
NONMAGNETIC
SWISS

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THE MALE PART OF STEM
IN THE CROWN
IS PUSHED INTO STEM TUBE
WHERE IT JOINS
WITH THE FEMALE END

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NOW WE ADD
THE SEAL
AND A
"HAT CRYSTAL
TO THE
TOP OF CASE

WE UTILIZED THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL

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THE STEEL BEZEL
WITH LUGS
IS PRESSED OVER T
HE CASE
WITH CRYSTAL

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THEN 4 SCREWS
ARE
PLACED IN EACH LUG
THEN HAND TIGHTENED
PUSHING
THE STEEL MAIN CASE
WITH SEALED
HAT CRYSTAL
UP AGAINST THE BEZEL


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YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT STRAP
IT TOOK THREE TO FIND ONE
THIS IS IT

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GENUINE
HAND MADE
STITCHED
&
PADDED
WITH TURNED EDGES
TEJU LIZARD
STRAP
8.5 INCHES
FITS 7.5


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ONLY THE BEST FOR THE BEST


EXCELLENT SCALING

GENUINE
HAND MADE
STITCHED
&
PADDED
WITH TURNED EDGES
TEJU LIZARD
STRAP
8.5 INCHES
FITS 7.5

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DIAL & HANDS
ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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DIAL & HANDS
ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES
ALL FEATURES WORK

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