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WELCOME TO GOLDSMITHWORKS EBAY STOREFRONT. GOLDSMITHWORKS AND MILITARY WATCH BOX, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA ARE STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALERS, JEWELERS, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, AND ARE IN$URED THROUGH JEWELERS MUTUAL. WE ARE A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, THE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND HOLD A MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS. OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 800-438-6894


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THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTAR STUDIO & GALLERY & 5 WEBSITES ON A DEDICATED SERVER WITH OVER 30,000 PICTURES OF RESTORATIONS, AND HAVE OFFERED OUR SERVICES SINCE 1989 [JOINED THE INTERNET 1992], EBAY HAS BECOME OUR EXCLUSIVE MARKETING ENTITY FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE BAY, WE INVEST IN DOZENS WATCHES FROM FELLOW WATCH SELLERS ON THE BAY EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEVERAL ACCOUNTS. GSW STRIVES TO ABIDE BY EBAY POLICES WHILE  PROVIDING INFORMATION TO EDUCATE AND ASSIST YOU IN MAKING A DETERMINATION ON WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST WITH GSW/MWB FOR THIS OR ANOTHER GSW VINTAGE WATCH OFFERING, AND/OR ASSIST YOUR INVESTMENT THROUGH A COMPETING SELLER.  THUS, WE HAVE PLACED THESE POP-UP LINKS TO PAGES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU WHILE MAINTAINING ADHERENCE TO EBAY POLICY.


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 BEFORE YOU INVEST IN A MILITARY ISSUE WATCH
BE SURE TO CHECK
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I LOVE THESE FINDS
THEN I LOVE RESTORING THESE FINDS
THEN I LOVE OFFERING THESE FINDS
THEN I HOPE I CAN FIND ANOTHER RARE TIME PIECE


READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

1938-1943
RARE
WWII
NORMANDIE
NURSE SHIP MILITARY
WATCH

SWEEP SECONDS
RADIUM DIAL
24 HR MILITARY TIME
NUMBERED SECONDS CHAPTER RING
17 JEWELS

WITH

NORMANDIE
MODIFIED
AS 1180

24 X 28
MM

W/O CROWN

AND

RESTORED

ORIGINAL PERIOD
PIG SKIN STRAP

WITH

FREE
PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH
HISTORY PICTURES
AND
ASSOCIATED INFORMATION
OUTLINED BELOW

INSURANCE APPRAISAL  590.00
READ AT BOTTOM HOW WE ARRIVE AT OUR
LEGITIMATE APPRAISAL PRICE

WITH

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

18.00 US SUBSIDIZED DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

25.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

FREE USA
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ABOVE ARE WATCHES ROCK COMPLETED TODAY. THEY ARE AWESOME. EACH A SERIOUS MILITARY OR NURSE/DOCTOR WATCH. ABOVE IS THE WATCH LISTED HERE IN THIS OFFER A KILLER ALL ORIGINAL NEAR MINT CONDITION NORMANDIE WITH MINT CONDITION ORIGINAL RADIUM DIAL, AN ORIGINAL HELIOS PILOTS WATCH WITH ORIGINAL EVERYTHING EXCEPT ROCK RELUMED THE NUMERALS AND REPAINTED THE HANDS AS WELL AS RE-ILLUMINATED THEM. tHEN THERE IS THE GALLET NURSE DOCTOR POCKET WATCH. IT IS AWESOME AND FROM THE OLDEST AND MOST RENOWN COMPANIES THAT INTRODUCED CHRONOGRAPH WATCHES. THEN THERE IS THE RARE 1920 DOUBLE CASED JAPANESE RED CROSS WATCH WITH  A SEIKO SIGNED  DIAL AND SEIKOSHA SKS SIGNED MOVEMENT. ALL THESE ARE AVAILABLE. THEY ARE ALL HIGH END TIME PIECES AND GREAT FOR THE COLLECTOR.  ALL CAN BE WORN/UTILIZED EVERY DAY EXCEPT HE JAPANESE RED CROSS WATCH. WHILE ONE COULD WEAR EVERY DAY, THE SERIOUS LACK OF PARTS MAKES OUR RECOMMENDATION TO A WEAR NOW AND THEN.   IT SHOULD BE STORED IN A GSW/MWB WATCH BOX FOR DISPLAY!

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THE NORMANDIE WATCH COMPANY WAS NAMED AFTER THE NORMANDIE OCEAN LINER. THE NAME NOMANDIE  ON DIALS WITH A SHIPS ANCHOR DEMONSTRATES THIS FACT.

THE SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France, for the French Line Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat; she is still the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built.

Her novel design and lavish interiors led many to consider her the greatest of ocean liners. Despite this, she was not a commercial success and relied partly on government subsidy to operate. During service as the flagship of the CGT, she made 139 transatlantic crossings westbound from her home port of Le Havre to New York and one fewer returns. Normandie held the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing at several points during her service career, during which the RMS Queen Mary was her main rival.

During World War II, Normandie was seized by US authorities at New York and renamed USS Lafayette. In 1942, the liner caught fire while being converted to a troopship, capsized onto her port side and came to rest on the mud of the Hudson River at Pier 88, the site of the current New York Passenger Ship Terminal. Although salvaged at great expense, restoration was deemed too costly and she was scrapped in October 1946

The name "Normandie" for use on watches was registered to the Normandie Watch Company, located at 71 Nassau Street, New York City. Their importation code was JXE, which appeared on imported watch movements e.

The name was chosen for the  famous French ocean liner named Normandie. Normandie was a magnificent liner which broke all speed records on her maiden voyage in 1935. She was considered to be the most luxurious and beautiful liner ever.! After some modifications to her superstructure, she was also the largest.

When WWII broke out, the U.S. seized her after France went on the German side. They then decided to convert her to a troopship. In February 1942, while she was being converted at her berth in Manhattan, a spark from a welder's torch set fire to some carelessly discarded debris. To put out the ensuing fire, firemen poured tons of water into the Normandie , causing her to turn over on her side and sink. She was eventually refloated with great difficulty and cut up for scrap after the war.

 

 

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ORIGINAL

BLACK

MILITARY STYLE DIAL
WITH
RAISED WHITE OUTLINED
RADIUM NUMERALS
WITH
RED FLAT 24 HOUR INDICATORS
WITH
WHITE BUTLERS
SECONDS/MINUTES
SWEEP CHAPTER RING

HANDS
RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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SIGNED


NORMANDIE
IN
A WHITE ANCHOR
17 JEWELS
WATERPROOF
SWISS

 

THE HANDS WERE RESTORED
&
RE-ILLUMINATED

RE-ILLUMINATED

WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THE STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACK
IS SIGNED

90
79821
NON-MAGNETIC
WATERPROOF
INCABLOC

[SHOCK PROTECTED]

 


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NOTE THE HANDS ARE RE-ILLUMINATED
EVEN THE RED SWEEP SECONDS  HAND
HAS AN ARROW THAT HELD RADIUM

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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I CANNOT SAY HOW WONDERFUL
AND RARE THIS TIME PIECE IS

LOOK AT THE MINT ORIGINAL DIAL
THE CASE IS IN AS FINE CONDITION
AS ONE COULD DISCOVER

IMAGINE
OVER 70 YEAR OLD

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NOTE THE COLOR OF THE RADIUM
HAS AGED PERFECTLY

ORIGINAL
CROWN & STEM

CASE WAS RESTORED
TO FINE CONDITION


WITH VERY LITTLE

SCRATCHES - DENTS - ABRASIONS

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WHILE NOT MANY WATCHES ARE WORTH MORE
WHEN THEY HAVE THEIR ORIGINAL DIALS.

THIS WATCH IS EXTREMELY RARE
YES YOU MAY FIND ONE
BUT I HAVE ONLY SEEN TWO IN FIVE YEARS

THE DIAL WAS IN SUPERB CONDITION
AND THUS THE VALUE IS RAISED
ON THIS RARE NORMANDIE TIME PIECE

VALUE AS TO REFINISHED OR ORIGINAL DIALS REMAINS IN THE RARITY OR HIGH VALUE NAME OF THE WATCH. 90% OF VINTAGE WATCH SELL BETTER AND AT HIGHER PRICES WHEN THEY ARE TOTALLY RESTORED ALONG WITH THE DIAL. UNLESS THE ORIGINAL DIAL IS SPECTACULAR -- LIKE THIS ONE

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THE STRAP IS ORIGINAL PERIOD
IT IS IN SUPER FINE CONDITION
AND
HAS BEEN CAREFULLY RESTORED
AND
INVIGORATED




AS YOU CAN SEE
THE

CASE BEZEL CRYSTAL DIAL CROWN
ARE IN FINE CONDITION

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A WONDERFUL STRAP

SOFT YET STRONG
AND
ORIGINAL TO THE PERIOD
T IS HAND STITCHED
HAS AN AWESOME COLOR
THE VINTAGE
AGED BROWN
MIXED WITH TAN

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NOTE THE TRIPLE SKIN
OUTER INNER AND BACKING

AND
WE WONDER HOW A STRAP THAT IS DECADE OF AGE
LOOKS FEELS WEARS
LIKE IT WAS MADE YESTERDAY

REMEMBER- DO NOT WEAR WITH WHITE BLOUSE SHIRT DRESS THE FIRST WEEK OF SO, WHEN WE RESTORE A STRAP, WE USE  MANY TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING HIGH SPEED BUFFING WITH WAXES AND OILS THAT EMBED INTO THE STRAP. IT TAKES A FEW WEEKS TO PROPERLY "DRY". WHILE WE HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM, AND THE OILS ARE USUALLY COMPLETELY EMBEDDED, WE WOULD RATHER INFORM YOU... SO, WEAR IT WITH NON EXPENSIVE LONG SLEEVE BLOUSE SWEATER SHIRTS FOR A WEEK OR SO AFTER YOU RECEIVE IT JUST IN CASE... HATE FOR YOU TO CALL ROCK AND SAY "YO, PAY MY DRY CLEANING BILL!"... LOL

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YES, YOU CAN SEE IN BRIGHT LIGHT
IT SIMPLY IS A CONVERSATION GRABBER

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BAM
JUST LIKE IT WAS 70 YEARS AGO
AND WHILE THE RADIUM HAS DIED
IT LEFT THE WONDERFUL YELLOW ORANGE BROWN
COLORED RAISED NUMERALS

 

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archived

LUMINOVA

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MIXING

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PLACING ON HANDS

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DRYING

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THIS MOVEMENT WAS OVERHAULED
AND NEW MAIN SPRING INSTALLED

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OLD TIME BLUED MAIN SPRING
BROKEN INTO THREE PIECES

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NEW MAIN SPRING

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SIGNED AS 1180
BREVET SWISS CROSS REGISTERED
AS
BREVET SYMBOL REG

1180 AS IN SHIELD


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NORMANDIE
55106

MODIFIED
AS 180
JXE

[IMPORT MARK]

Features
manual wind
sweep second

incabloc
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 39h


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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 590.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

NOTE: PRO APPRAISALS ARE APP  DOUBLE KEYSTONE.IN THE EVENT YOU LOST THIS WATCH, THE INSURANCE COMPANY WOULD HAVE TO MATCH THIS VERY TIME PIECE. MOST TIMES A WATCH THIS RARE IS OFFERED FOR 75.00 RUNNING AS IS . TO HAVE ONE LIKE THIS, YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE IT RESTORED-- WHICH IS AT LEAST 250.00. GET IT?

SO 325 X 2  = 650.00

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APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future.