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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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RARE USA IMPORT CODED
25.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED
THE FIRST MOERIS 15J CALIBER 10.5 WAS PLACED IN A WIRE LUGGED SNAP BACK CASE WITH BLACK RADIUM DIAL THAT FOUND ITS WAY INTO GERMANY.
IN 1939, MOERIS UTILIZED THE SAME 15J CAL 10.5 TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BRITISH WAR DEPARTMENT. THE RESULT WAS 15 JEWEL10.5 CASED IN A WATER PROOF SCREW BACK CASE WITH WHITE RADIUM DIAL. THIS VERSION CAN BE FOUND SIGNED BY THE BRITISH AS "ATP".
THEN GERMAN SUPPLIERS TO THE GERMAN MILITARY ORDERED THE SAME MOERIS WITH BLACK RADIUM DIALS IN CASES WITH STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACKS. THESE CAN BE FOUND WITH D [serial] H ON THE CASE BACK-- THOUGH AT THE MIDDLE OF 1944 TO TO THE END OF THE WAR, THE GERMANS RECEIVED ADDITIONAL WATCHES THAT WERE NEVER STAMPED DH AND SOME WERE HALF THE QUALITY OF THOSE PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED.
WHEN THE USA JUMPED INTO THE WAR, THEY HAD COMPLETELY A DIFFERENT WAY OF BUYING WATCHES FOR THE MILITARY. THE US GOVERNMENT DESIGNED THE WATCH, THEN MANUFACTURERS IN THE STATES --OR WITH A LARGE PART OF OPERATIONS IN THE STATES-- FOUGHT FOR THE CONTRACTS. PRODUCING EXACTLY WHAT WAS ORDERED.
MANY GREAT COMPANIES COULD NOT STOP PRODUCTION OF WATCHES THEY DESIGNED AND WERE SELLING OVER SEAS. BUT WITH MILLIONS OF MEN AND WOMAN BEING RECRUITED FOR THE MILITARY, AND MILLIONS MORE MOVING INTO THE BURGEONING WAR PRODUCTION, THE MARKET WAS SIMPLY TOO LARGE TO IGNORE. MEN AND WOMAN WHO WOULD HAVE NEVER INVESTED IN A WATCH, NEED THEM NOW. ,
SO MOERIS DESIRING PART OF THE GROWING PIE, FIRST APPLIED FOR A NEW IMPORT CODE. THIS CODE APPEARED ON THE CAL 10.5 DESIGNATED FOR THE USA.
[NOTE: WHEN THE BLOCKADES WENT UP, THE GERMANS BEAT THEM BY BUYING MANY WATCHES WITH US IMPORT CODES, BUT THAT IS ALSO FOR ANOTHER TIME. ]
THE IMPORT CODE WAS STAMPED ON THE MOVEMENT. THE REASON WAS IMPORT DUTIES. THE STAMP ALLOWED FASTER IMPORTS --AND OTHER REASONS TOO LONG TO WRITE HERE..
SO, MOERIS, KNOWING THAT STANDARDS WERE HIGHER
IN THE US, STARTED WITH THE THE CAL 10.5 WITH 15 JEWELS AND ADDED THE incabloc SHOCK
THESE WOULD ALSO WORKED THEIR WAY INTO BOTH BRITISH AND GERMAN WATCHES. BUT THE FACT REMAINED, IT WAS THE US MARKET THAT CAUSE THE 10.5 TO SPROUT THE INCABLOC.
THE HANDS ARE ORIGINAL
THE LARGE CASE
THERE IS SOME WEAR ON EDGES. BUT ONLY WHEN MAGNIFIED
THOUGH THE ORIGINAL CROWN
THE BRASSING WHICH IS MAGNIFIED
I AM SURE THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN UTILIZED
IN ANY CASE WE ARE STRAP DEALERS
SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DIFFERENT STRAP
A NEW FITTING CRYSTAL WAS CHOSEN
THIS WATCH IS IN EXTREMELY
NOT THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
THE CASE BACK INTERIOR FINISH
NOTE: FXY WOULD BE IMPORT CODE FOR USA. THE GERMAN MOVEMENTS USUALLY WERE ABSENT OF THIS CODE. BUT, DUE TO CERTAIN EMBARGOES AND A LACK OF GERMAN FINANCES TOWARDS THE END OF WWI I, WE FIND WATCHES THAT WERE IMPORT CODE STAMPED BEING SOLD TO GERMANY. ALSO, QUALITY BECAME A LESS CONCERN, AND, STAMPING OR SIGNING OF CASES WERE DROPPED. DH AND OTHER CODES WERE NO LONGER STAMPED IN GERMANY . JUST BECAUSE A WATCH IS NOT STAMPED WITH ARMY, NAVY AIRFORCE CODES, NUMBERS, LETTERS MEANS LITTLE TO PROVIDENCE IF OTHER FACTORS ARE SHOWN..
WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:
C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY
D) 900.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE
SO 450 X 2 = 900.00
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.