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Turning Your Old Jewelry Into Something New
State Licensed Precious Metal, Gemstone & 2nd Hand Dealer
VINTAGE MILITARY COLLECTIBLE WATCH RESTORATION
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WATCH CARE

Having your watch serviced overhauled and/or restored by GSW/GSWW/MWB is a fantastic means to increase the value and wearability of your time piece. GSW/GSWW/MWB provides a one year limited warranty on every restoration, overhaul or service and nearly every time piece sold.

This warranty covers parts that were replaced or repaired, and work performed, such as timing. a restored watch, or restore, overhaul or service of your watch does not mean the replacement of all parts that can wear, or are worn. Just about all vintage parts have some wear. We change, replace or repair parts that are severely worn or worn enough to effect the operation of the timepiece. though 99.5% of all completed time pieces have operated perfectly for many years after patrons either had their own time pieces repaired/restored, or invested in one of our timepieces.

There can be events or situations that effect a time piece. there can be failures due to the fact that the time piece is vintage. Anything can happen. A wheel, gear or part may break. A replaced part may fail. in other words. We do everything possible to ensure long wear but cannot state that your time piece will operate with no failures for any specific time. What we can do is offer a free limited warranty with excellent terms of service to insure our patrons that if something occurs, we will repair it. in most cases we repair freely, in some cases, depending on the time frame and the failure. We offer an inexpensive means to repair. our reputation for first class restoration and for 1st class warranty repair and/or service has been proven by our track record.

1) RESTORED & OPERATING TRENCH & VINTAGE WATCHES ARE RARE DUE TO AGE AND PART ISSUES. SO TREAT YOUR VINTAGE WATCH WITH CARE

2) PROTECT AGAINST WATER & MOISTURE DAMAGE.

        1- AFTER WEARING,. BE SURE YOU ALLOW YOUR VINTAGE WATCH TO SIT FACE UP FOR A FEW HOURS IN A DRY LOCATION BEFORE PLACING IT IN YOUR CASE FOR LONG OR SHORT STORAGE DURATION.
        2- WITH TRENCH, PENDANT AND/OR POCKET WATCHES WITH HINGED CASES THIS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE
        3- WATER RESISTANCE OR WATER PROOF . DO NOT SWIM OR TAKE SHOWER WITH YOUR WATCH ON UNLESS IT HAS A SCREW DOWN CROWN AND HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR WATER USE BY GSW. MANY DIVE WATCHES HAVE NON-SCREW DOWN CROWNS. REPLACING SEALS DOES NOT NECESSARILY MAKE UP FOR CASE AND STEM TUBE WEAR. NOT ALL STEM TUBES ARE AVAILABLE FOR VINTAGE WATCHES.

3) *DO NOT WEAR YOUR VINTAGE WATCH WHILE RIDING MOTORCYCLES , 4 WHEELERS, OR ANY PLACE YOUR WONDERFUL TIME PIECE IN A SITUATION THAT INVOLVES STRONG VIBRATION OR MAGNETIC FIELDS. SOME VINTAGE WATCHES, SUCH AS SEIKO DIVES AND OTHERS, CAN BE WORN IN THESE SITUATIONS, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED. .

4) *DO NOT WEAR WHEN WORKING WITH TOOLS SUCH AS HAMMER, SAW, OR, ESPECIALLY, VIBRATING TOOLS SUCH AS SANDERS AND BUFFERS. SO, POLISH YOUR CAR WITH THE WATCH OFF . LOL

       *1- DO NOT FREAK OUT IF A HAND OR CROWN EVER COMES LOOSE!
       *2- MANY VINTAGE AND, EVEN MORE SO, TRENCH WATCHES, HAVE A UNIQUE CENTER HAND PINION THAT THE MINUTE HANDS IS PRESSED OVER. ONLY PERIOD ORIGINAL MINUTE HANDS FIT THESE PINIONS. THOUGH IT HARDLY EVER OCCURS, AND IS SIMPLE TO FIX, IF THE MINUTE HAND, OR ANY HAND, EVER COMES LOOSE, BUT DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PLACE IT BACK ON. PLEASE SEND IT TO GSW FOR FREE WARRANTY REPAIR
.      *3- IF A CENTER SWEEP, SUB-SECONDS OR CHRONOGRAPH REGISTER HAND, COMES LOOSE, A LOCAL WATCH PERSON CAN RESET IT , THOUGH WE RECOMMEND SENDING IT TO GSW TO RESET WHETHER IN WARRANTY OR NOT.

5) WINDING YOUR WATCH TO MAXIMUM SPRING TENSION. PLEASE PULL CROWNS GENTLY WHEN SETTING TIME/DATE. DO NOT PULL IT OUT!


        1- GRASP CROWN BETWEEN THUMB AND FOREFINGER NAILS AND LEVER IT OUT IN ONE MOTION..THE CROWN WILL TURN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS YET WILL ONLY WIND ONE. BY TWISTING THE WATCHES CROWN WITH THE THUMB AND FOREFINGER IN A CLOCKWISE FASHION.YOU WIND YOUR WATCHES MAINSPRING.
       2- ALWAYS GENTLY WIND YOUR WATCH SLOWLY AND NEVER PAST THE POINT YOU FEEL RESISTANCE. WHEN EVER POSSIBLE SET TIME IN CLOCK-WISE MOTION ONLY. TRY NOT TO SET VINTAGE WATCHES COUNTER (REVERSE) CLOCKWISE UNLESS IT IS FOR SETTING DATE .
       3- LEARN YOUR WATCH. OVER TIME YOU WILL KNOW IT. ROCK WINDS HIS WATCHES TO NEAR MAX AND HE WILL OCCASIONALLY WIND IT WHILE WEARING.
       4- IN MANY CASES WE LIST MAIN SPRING RESERVE TIME, THIS INFORMATION IS FOR A NEW MOVEMENT. IT WILL NOT APPLY IN MOST CASES. OLD WATCHES HAVE WEAR. MOST PARTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AND SECONDS MARKET MEANS "UOS" AND NOT "NOS" ( USED VS NEW OLD STOCK). WHILE MAIN SPRINGS ARE USUALLY NEW, MOST COMPONENTS HAVE NORMAL NATURAL WEAR WHICH COULD TRIM THE ACTUALLY FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS.
5 YOUR TIME PIECE SHOULD LAST 50 OR MORE YEARS , IF YOU HAVE IT SERVICED EVERY 3-5 YEARS DEPENDING ON USE. WEAR EVERY DAY = 3 YEARS.


6) ALWAYS SET ALL VINTAGE TIME PIECES CLOCK WISE.


        1- IT IS FINE TO COUNTER SET YOUR WATCH WHEN YOU BY PASS THE TIME YOU ARE SETTING - BUT CONTINUALLY COUNTER SETTING VINTAGE WATCHES CAN EFFECT THE AGED "WEAR IN" OF THE WHEELS.

7) CLEANING YOUR TIME PIECE
-. REGARDLESS OF THE CONTACT OF THE CASE - NEVER USE CHEMICALS OR POLISHING COMPOUNDS ON YOUR CASE. -SIMPLY USE A SOFT CLOTH OR JEWELRY BUFFING CLOTHS. USE A DAMP SOFT COTTON CLOTH TO CLEAN YOUR VINTAGE WATCH. PAYING EXTRA ATTENTION TO CLEANING THE UNDERSIDE CASE BACK.

8) MOST TRENCHES & SOME SMALL POCKETS/PENDANTS DO NOT HAVE "LOCK DOWN" HOLDERS, RINGS OR SCREWS TO HOLD MOVEMENT

      1-. MOST FIT BY CONTACT THOUGH A THIN METAL PIN THAT FITS UNDER THE LIP OF THE CASE,A LEDGE AROUND THE TOP OF THE MOVEMENT HOLDS IT DOWN BUT WITH FREE PLAY
      2- ACROSS FROM THIS PIN, A SCREW TURNS TO CONTACT CASE INTERIOR.
      3- THE STEM THEN COMPLETES THIS "LOCK SET" WITH THE CRYSTAL BEZEL ADDING THE LAST CONTAINMENT.
      4- BUT THE MOVEMENT IS NEVER "LOCKED TIGHT" AS WE EXPECT WITH STANDARD WRIST AND POCKETS .

9) PLACING ON AND REMOVING BEZEL COVERS, SHRAPNEL GUARDS DIVE PROTECTORS.

        1- BE CAREFUL AS TO BENDING METALS BACK AND FORTH . IT CAN UNATTACHED A FOOT. IF THIS EVER OCCURS, IN WARRANTY OR NOT, PLEASE SEND TO GSW FOR REPAIR.
        2- WHEN REMOVING OVER-FOOT HOLDERS, LIGHTLY PULL THE FEET UP AND OUT JUST ENOUGH TO FREE THE CASE.
        3- EXPECT LIGHT MARKS ON SILVER AND GOLD CASE BACKS WHEN USING GUARDS.
        4- SHOULD A BEZEL, DIVE BEZEL INSERT, GOLD CAP BEZEL, COMPRESSION RING BEZEL (WYLER) OR ANOTHER PART COME OFF, WHILE WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND SENDING IT TO GSW, YOU MAY TRY PLACING BACK ON. BUT PLEASE, NO MATTER WHAT, CALL GSW FIRST. 1-800-438-6894 . IF WE DO NOT PICK UP, LEASE MESSAGE.

10) . SETTING DAY OR DATE:


       1- "QUICK SET": PULLING CROWN TO FIRST POSITION CLOCK WISE AND COUNTER CLOCKWISE. SETS DAY AND DATE. SOME SEIKO HAVE A PUSH-IN SETTING SYSTEM
       2- MANUAL SET: TURNING CLOCK WISE UNTIL DATE CHANGES, REPEAT
        3- MANUAL SET 2: SET BY TURNING CLOCKWISE FROM 20 (8) TO 24 (12) HOUR. YOU TURN THE HANDS CLOCKWISE UNTIL DATE CHANGES, THEN GO BACK TO 20 HOUR (8) AND THEN CLOCKWISE TO 24 HOUR (12). YOU REPEAT THIS UNTIL DATE IS APPROPRIATE.

11) AUTOMATIC WINDING

       1- FULL AUTOMATICS (SEIKO) MUST BE MOVED UP AND DOWN COUNTING AT LEAST 30 TIMES PER DOUBLE MOVEMENT BEFORE WEARING.
       2- MOST AUTOMATICS SHOULD BE WOUND AND NOT SHAKEN,MOVED UP /DOWN TO START THEN AUTO FEATURE TAKES OVER.

11)  DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VINTAGE TIME PIECE IN A VEHICLE-- EXTREME TEMPERATURES CAN HARM THE WATCH.

12) DO NOT USE CHEMICALS, CLEANERS OR JEWELRY BUFFING CLOTHS. USE A DAMP SOFT COTTON CLOTH TO CLEAN YOUR VINTAGE WATCH. PAYING EXTRA ATTENTION TO CLEANING THE UNDERSIDE CASE BACK ALSO.


13) CRYSTAL CARE:

       1- MINERAL GLASS :: CANNOT BE BUFFED OUT. CAN SCRATCH, THE MOST TOUGHEST OF ALL CRYSTALS .
       2- SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL: CANNOT BE BUFFED OUT. IS CLEARER THAN ANY OTHER CRYSTAL, BUT SHATTERS EASY,
       3- HARDLEX/COATED : CANNOT BE BUFFED OUT. CAN SCRATCH, SCRATCHES LESS THAN STRAIGHT MINERAL GLASS CRYSTALS .
       4- PLASTIC: THOUGH THIS IS THE LEAST APPRECIATED CRYSTAL, IT IS THE BEST DUE TO THE FACT THAT SCRATCHES CAN BE BUFFED OUT, IF YOU SCRATCH IT, ANY LOCAL JEWELER SHOULD BE ABLE TO BUFF OUT IN A FEW MINUTES.


14) TWO OR MORE CROWNS:


        1-THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. WHEN YOU HAVE TWO OR MORE CROWNS, AND ONE IS FOR TURNING AN INNER CHAPTER RING, SUCH AS RADO CAPTAIN HOOK, VELESSA AND OTHERS, NEVER ATTEMPT TO PULL THAT CROWN OUT.

IF YOU ENCOUNTER A PROBLEM, PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL 1-800-438-6894 TOLL FREE OR INTERNATIONAL NUMBER BEFORE DOING ANYTHING.



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