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RARE
RESTORED
1938
SEIKOSHA
SEIKO

MILITARY
WRIST WATCH
WITH
SUPER RARE
DESIGNED FOR JAPANESE
MILITARY USE
NO LUG
INNER CASE
WITH
CRYSTAL
AND
OUTER PROTECTIVE CASE
WITH
BEZEL LUGS
&
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&
SUPER RARE
AWESOME ORIGINAL
ADJUSTABLE JAPANESE
MILITARY LEATHER STRAP
WITH
NAVY BADGE

AND
Restored & Serviced
1925-1945
SEIKOSHA
SIGNED
JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY

DECK WATCH
IN
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with
LEATHER POCKET WATCH STRAP
AND
AWESOME
1936

JAPANESE ENAMELED
SUPER RARE
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BATTLE GROUP
MEDAL/MEDALLION

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IMPERIAL INSIGNIA
  1939-1945 SOLDIERS ID & SERVICE BOOK
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The Rise Of Japan
1905 – 1945

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Manchuria , along with other borderlands of the Chinese Empire such as Mongolia and Tibet, came under the influence of colonial powers such as Britain which nibbled at Tibet, France at Hainan and Germany at Shandong. Meanwhile the Russia encroached upon Turkestan and Outer Mongolia, having annexed Outer Manchuria. Inner Manchuria also came under strong Russian influence with the building of the Chinese Eastern Railway through Harbin to Vladivostok.

Due to the Russo-Japanese War in 1904–1905, in which Japan surprised the world powers by decisively defeating Russia on the ground as well as out at sea,virtually annihilating the Russian Far East Fleet and the The Russian Second Pacific Squadron (The   Russian Baltic Fleet Renamed) ,  Japan replaced Russian influence in the southern half of Inner Manchuria.

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Great Empire of Manchuria

With the erosion of Qing China influences in the 19th century, Korea began to show greater independence, partly to avoid western domination, but also to avoid Japanese control, while Japan was rapidly modernizing in the second half of the 19th century and showing a keen interest in Korea.

By the 1880s there were pro-Japanese and pro-Qing factions influencing decisions by the Korean court. With the defeat of Qing forces inside Korea in 1895 and the murder of Empress Myeongseong by Japanese agents, and the subsequent defeat of Imperial Russia by Japan in 1905, Korea came firmly under the control of Japan and would be occupied by Japan for 35 years.

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Japanese General Kuroki and his staff, including
foreign officers and war correspondents 1904

AFTER THE  Russo-Japanese War the European powers and the United States recognized Japan as a colonial power and a  valuable ally during World War I., In Japan, this led to the rise of ultra-right wing and nationalist leaders, such as Fumimaro Konoe and Sadao Araki, who advocated uniting Asia under the rule of the emperor. Known as hakkô ichiu, this philosophy gained ground during the 1920s and 1930s as Japan needed increasingly more natural resources to support its industrial growth.

Japan entered World War I in 1914, seizing the opportunity of Germany’s distraction with the European War to expand its sphere of influence in China and the Pacific. Japan declared war on Germany on August 23, 1914. Japanese and allied British Empire forces soon moved to occupy Tsingtao fortress, the German East Asia Squadron base, German-leased territories in China’s Shandong Province as well as the Marianas, Caroline, and Marshall Islands in the Pacific, which were part of German New Guinea. The Siege of Tsingtao and a swift invasion in the German territory of Jiaozhou (Kiautschou), proved successful and the colonial troops surrendered on November 7, 1914. Japan then gained the German holdings.

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Terauchi Masatake
Prime Minister of Japan
1916-1918

In July 1918, President Wilson asked the Japanese government to supply 7000 troops as part of an international coalition of 25,000 troops planned to support the American Expeditionary Force Siberia. (the western powers acting against the Russian Revolution) Prime Minister Terauchi Masatake agreed to send 12,000 troops, but under the Japanese command rather than as part of an international coalition

To keep the economy growing, an emphasis was placed on arms and weapons production with much of the raw materials coming from the United States. Rather than continue this dependence on foreign materials, the Japanese decided to seek out resource-rich colonies to supplement their existing possessions in Korea and Formosa.

 

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Manchuria was (and still is) an important region for its rich mineral and coal reserves, and its soil is perfect for soy and barley production. For pre-World War II Japan, Manchuria was an essential source of raw materials. Without occupying Manchuria, the Japanese probably could not have carried out their plan for conquest over Southeast Asia or taken the risk to attack Pearl Harbor on the 7th of December, 1941

Around the time of World War I, Zhang Zuolin established himself as a powerful warlord with influence over most of Manchuria. He was inclined to keep his Manchu army under his control and to keep Manchuria free of foreign influence. The Japanese tried to kill him in 1916 by throwing a bomb under his carriage, but failed. The Japanese finally succeeded on June 2, 1928, when a planted bomb exploded under his seven-carriage train a few miles from Mukden station.

On September 18, 1931, the Japanese staged an incident along the Japanese-owned South Manchuria Railway near Mukden (Shenyang). After blowing up a section of track, the Japanese blamed the “attack” on the local Chinese garrison. Using the “Mukden Bridge Incident” as a pretext, Japanese troops flooded into Manchuria.

On October 24, the League of Nations passed a resolution demanding the withdrawal of Japanese troops by November 16. This resolution was rejected by Tokyo and Japanese troops continued operations to secure Manchuria.

the Japanese created the puppet state of Manchukuo with the last Chinese emperor, Puyi, as its leader. Like the United States, the League of Nations refused to recognize the new state, prompting Japan to leave the organization in 1933.

On November 25, 1936, Japan joined with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in signing the Anti-Comintern Pact which was directed against global communism.

the military, Konoe permitted troop strength in China to grow and by the end of the year Japanese forces had occupied Shanghai, Nanking, and southern Shanxi province. After seizing the capital of Nanking, the Japanese brutally sacked the city in late 1937 and early 1938.

The last Manchu emperor, Puyi, was then placed on the throne to lead a Japanese puppet government in the Wei Huang Gong, better known as “Puppet Emperor’s Palace”. Inner Manchuria was thus detached from China by Japan to create a buffer zone to defend Japan from Russia’s Southing Strategy and, with Japanese investment and rich natural resources, became an industrial domination.

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As his brother Emperor Puyi was without a direct heir,, HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, Prince Pujie, was regarded first in line to succeed the Manchukuo throne, and the Japanese officially proclaimed him as heir apparent. He l went to Japan for studies. After graduation from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy, Pujie agreed to an arranged marriage with a Japanese noblewoman. Pujie selected Lady Hiro Saga (1914-1987), who was a relative of the Japanese Imperial Family from a photograph from a number of possible candidates vetted by the Kwantung Army.   the wedding had strong political implications, and was aimed at both fortifying relations between the two nations and introducing Japanese blood into the Manchurian Imperial family.

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A Japanese propaganda poster for the Tripartite Pact:
“Good friends in three countries”.
(left AdOolf HiItler, center Fumimaro Konoe, right Benito Mussolini)

On September 22, 1940, taking advantage of France’s defeat that summer, Japanese troops occupied French Indochina. Five days later, the Japanese signed the Tripartiate Pact effectively forming an alliance with Germany and Italy

At the time of the collapse of Manchukuo during the Soviet invasion of Manchuria of August 1945, Pujie initially attempted to escape to exile in Japan with his brother. However, as it became apparent that no escape was possible, he opted to return to Hsinking in an unsuccessful attempt to surrender the city to Kuomingtang forces of the Republic of China, rather than have the city fall into Russian hands. Pujie was arrested by the Soviet Red Army, and was sent to prison camps in Chita and Khabarovsk in Siberia with his brother and other relatives. With the Sino-Soviet rapprochement after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, Pujie was extradited to China in 1950.Under the People’s Republic of China On his return to China, Pujie was incarcerated in the Fushun War Criminals Management Centre. A model prisoner, he became a symbol of leniency by the communist regime, joined the Communist Party of China, and later served in a number of important posts.In 1978, Pujie became a deputy from Shanghai at the 5th National People’s Congress. He subsequently served as deputy from Liaoning, Politburo Standing Committee Member, and Vice Chairman of the Nationalities Committee of the 6th National People’s Congress in 1983. He was appointed Deputy Head of the China-Japan Friendship Group from 1985. He rose to a seat on the Presidium of the 7th National People’s Congress in 1988. From 1986, Pujie was also Honorary Director for the Handicapped Welfare Fund.


Kintaro Hattori

  • 881 — Kintaro Hattori opens the watch and jewelry shop “K. Hattori” (Hattori Tokaiten in Japanese; currently named Seiko Holdings Corporation) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1892 — Seikosha is established in Tokyo as the clock manufacturing arm of K. Hattori.
  • 1917 — K. Hattori becomes a company (K. Hattori & Co., Ltd.).
  • 1937 — The watch production division of Seikosha is split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. ( “Daini” = “The Second” Seikosha).
  • 1942 — Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd. is founded in Suwa, Nagano by Hisao Yamazaki.
  • 1943 — Daini Seikosha establishes a factory in Suwa for manufacturing watches with Daiwa Kogyo.

SEIKOSHA
* Almost every Japanese military timepiece seen to date has carried the mark of watch manufacturer ‘Seikosha’ or ‘K. Hattori’, the forerunners of the modern day Seiko Co. Ltd. Ginza Tokyo, Japan.

WATCHES
The dials of the Seikosha’s Military pocket watch has a typical navigation-clock design with luminescence at each hour mark, a 36-hour operating duration and a seven jewel Screwed- bimetal- movement with Breguet. Cases are signed SKS, and had an **S leading serial number ( S12345).


THE 1917 ADVERTISEMENT DEMONSTRATES THE GENIUS OF THE JAPANESE MIND. FOR THE JAPANESE WOULD, AND ***CONTINUE TOO, PRODUCE SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING WATCHES AND WATCH MOVEMENTS.  THEY IMPROVED UPON THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE WEST. THE DEFEAT OF RUSSIA ASTOUNDED THE WORLD.

* THERE ARE A FEW BRANDS SUCH AS WALTHAM THAT WERE UTILIZED FROM WW1-WWII. THEY WE RE PERSONAL WATCHES IMPORTED AFTER 1917 SEE THE VINTAGE ADD BELOW
** S12345
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POST WWII HI-BEAT – 1969 QUARTZ – 2007 SPRING DRIVE


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 AFTER THE HUMILIATING 1905 DEFEAT OF THE RUSSIANS BY THE JAPANESE, JAPAN WAS MORE OR LESS AWARDED KOREA AND  MANCHURIA BY THE WORLD POWERS. IN FACT, RUSSIAN COLONIAL EXPANSION INTO KOREA AND MANCHURIA WERE A DIRECT CAUSE OF THE SINO-RUSSIA WAR AS OUTLINED ABOVE.

AFTER THE JAPANESE VICTORY,  THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE U.S., WERE AMAZED AND ASTOUNDED AND THE U.S. WOULD FORM AN ALLIANCE OF SORTS WITH JAPAN AND WOULD BE ONE OF JAPAN’S LARGEST TRADING PARTNERS.

BY 1933,  JAPAN BEGAN TO SEE HERSELF ON EQUAL GROUND TO THE WORLD POWERS. NATIONALISM AND MILITARISM WERE AT THE FRONT OF HER AGENDA. JAPAN  BEGAN FLEXING HER NAVAL POWER AND EXPANDING IN A WAY THAT THREATENED THE U.S. AND HER EUROPEAN ALLIES. 

IN 1936 JAPAN THEN PULLED OUT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND RENOUNCED THE WASHINGTON AND LONDON NAVEL TREATIES IN ORDER TO SECRETLY DEVELOP A NEW CLASS OF BATTLE SHIP CALLED THE YAMATO CLASS; A CLASS  OF BATTLESHIP THAT WAS THE LARGEST AND MOST FORTIFIED AND GUNNED IN HISTORY.

ON 15 JANUARY 1936, JAPAN WITHDREW FROM THE LONDON NAVEL CONFERENCE WHERE TALKS WERE TO PROCEED ON ARM REDUCTION–PRIMARILY ON BATTLESHIPS.

IN 1936, A WORLD WIDE ARMS RACE HAD BEGUN WITH BATTLE SHIPS BEING THE PRIMARY WEAPON OF CHOICE. FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, ENGLAND AND THE US IMMEDIATELY  BEGAN PLANS FOR LARGER MORE POWERFUL BATTLESHIPS..

BY 1937, JAPAN WAS CONDUCTING AN UNDECLARED WAR IN CHINA.

THE SEA WOULD BECOME THE BATTLE GROUND FOR JAPAN AND ITS ISLANDS JAPAN’S BASES. THUS THE BATTLE SHIP WAS THE MOST PROMINENT WEAPON OF JAPAN.

IT WAS THE WAR WITH CHINA AND JAPAN’S EMPIRE BUILDING IN KOREA, MANCHURIA AND OTHER PLACES THAT BUILT THE IMPERIAL ARMY.  MOST OF THE FIRST FRONT LINE TROOPS, AND OFFICERS IN THE AIR, ONE THE GROUND AND ABOARD SHIPS DURING WWII WERE THOSE THAT SERVED IN KOREA AND CHINA. 

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SEIKO MILITARY WATCH
ONE OF FIRST BRANDED SEIKO.

FROM 1874 TO 1917,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD. JAPAN   HAD BECOME A BUILDER OF HER OWN ARMAMENTS, SHIPS, PLANES AND HAD EVEN   IMPROVED UPON THE ADVANCEMENTS OF THE MODERNIZED WORLD.  IN FACT, AFTER THE 1904-05 ANNIHILATION OF TWO VAUNTED AND POWERFUL RUSSIAN FLEETS, SHE HAD BECOME A WELCOME TREATY PARTNER OF THE USA, BRITAIN AND THE WORLD AT LARGE. BY 1917,  DAINI SEIKOSHA WAS SEEKING WESTERN TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THEIR  CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES. THEY INVITED SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN. THEY DID WHAT THE JAPANESE DO BEST. UNDER THE BANNER OF POSSIBLE EXPORTS, THESE COMPANIES WOULD, IN FACT, TEACH THE JAPANESE WOW TO MAKE WATCHES THAT, BY THE 1950’S, WOULD COMPETE TOE TO TOE, WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBAL WATCH COMMUNITY.

 

IN 1917, JAPAN HAD AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. THE ABOVE ADD IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THIS OFFER AND ITS HISTORY. MANY SEIKOSHA MILITARY WATCHES CONTAINED WALTHAM MOVEMENTS! IN ADDITION, SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LIMITED ANTIQUE VINTAGE JAPANESE TIME PIECES AVAILABLE TODAY, SUCH AS THIS SEIKOSHA SEIKO TIME PIECE WITH SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT THAT HAS ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SWISS OR AMERICAN TIME PIECE OF THE DAY.\


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THE SEIKOSHA WATCH >
SEIKO > NATION + DELIKATA + OTHERS….

I SPEND MOST OF MY “SPARE” TIME SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR RESTORATION,. I DO NOT COLLECT THEM, I SELL THEM– SO I CAN DO IT OVER AND OVER. SO, I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA SEIKO/NATION

AFTER THE RUSSO-JAPANESE  WAR [1905], WITH JAPAN’S STUNNING VICTORY, JAPAN WAS ON THE MOVE. HER EMPIRE ON THE BUILD -MOTIVATED BY A GROWING RIGHT WING IMPERIAL MILITARY  WING – JAPAN, WITH FULL SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,  RECEIVED THE    RIGHT  TO “COLONIZE” KOREA.

IN REALITY, THE US-BRITISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS SIMPLY HANDED OVER KOREA [1910] –WHICH HAD BEEN A RUSSIAN SEMI-COLONY–AS A “REWARD” OR THE LATE “SPOILS RRESULTING FROM THE WAR.

IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT JAPAN SOUGHT WESTERN TECHNOLOGY IN A BID TO FURTHER WHAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY FROM A BACKWARDS TECHNOLOGY NATION OF 1875, TO A NATION THAT DESTROYED TWO RUSSIAN FLEETS IN 1905.

THE ONE AND ONLY POWERFUL SEIKOSHA COMPANY TRAVELED THE GLOBE ABSORBING ALL THE INOVATIONS IN TIME KEEPING AND SOON BECAME THE MAIN WATCH AND CLOCK DRIVING AND PRODUCING FORCE IN JAPAN.

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES REPRESENT SEIKOSHA’ CUMILATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE; A LINE OF STANDARD & MILITARY WATCHES (THERE WERE MILITARY ACTIONS IN KOREA, CHINA, MANCHURIA AND OTHER PLACES 24/7) WITH UNIQUE NAMES SUCH AS   “NATION” [ SIGNIFYING THE JAPANESE NATION] SEIKO [WAS NOT A BRAND YET], DELIKATA AND OTHERS. THESE WATCHES WOULD BE WORN AND CHERISHED JAPANESE SOLDIERS.

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THE ABOVE PICTURE IS DATED 1929-1930. YOU CAN SEE THE “SWISS BARS” FINISH ON THE MOVEMENTS -ALTERNATING LINES- YOU ALSO SEE THE WIRE LUGS AND TWO WITH PIN-LUGS.

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THE ABOVE PICTURE SHOWS THE MILITARY VERSION OF THE SEIKOSHA SEIKO NATION WITH RED 24 HR MIL TIME. THIS MODEL HAS A CHROMED CASE AND PIN/SPRING BAR LUGS. YOU WILL ALSO NOTE THAT SEIKO IS REPRESENTED AS THE BRAND WITH NATION IN SMALLER PRINT BELOW ON THE RIGHT. SEIKO WAS JUST BECOMING A  BRAND OF SEIKOSHA, IT WAS A SHORTER NAME FOR SEIKOSHA.

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THE ABOVE PIC SHOWS VARIOUS CALIBRE. 

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THE ABOVE PIC SHOWS THE DATE AGAIN AS 1929 1930. WATCHES WERE VALUABLE COMMODITIES IN THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY. MANY ANTIQUE VINTAGE JAPANESE MILITARY CAPABLE WATCHES THAT REMAINED AFTER W.W.II, WERE ACTUALLY MADE FROM 1929 THROUGH 1936.

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THE DELIKATA ABOVE IS PICTURED BELOW -NUMBER 3 OF THE
WATCHES WITH LEATHER STRAPS


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THIS HATTORI – SEIKOSHA SEIKO
WWII MILITARY WATCH
THE ONE IN THE CENTER ABOVE
IS LIKE THOSE IN THE
HISTORICAL PICTURES LEADING TO THIS OFFER

IT HAS
24 HOUR MILITARY TIME
TWO PIECE DOUBLE CRYSTAL CASING

AND
LUMED HANDS AND NUMBERS

NOTE: THE ABOVE WATCH WITH COMPASS IS A DELIKATA

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THIS SEIKO HAS AN ORIGINAL MILITARY DIAL
WITH
BLACK OUTLINE RAISED LUME NUMERALS
RED MILITARY 24 HOUR TIME
CATHEDRAL STYLE LUME HANDS
OUTER SECONDS TRACK WITH HOUR SLASHES
SUB-SECONDS REGISTER
WITH BLACK STEEL HAND

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THIS JAPANESE SEIKOSHA SEIKO MILITARY WATCH
IS EXTREMELY RARE. NOTICE IT HAS WESTERN STYLE NUMERLAS
AND CATHEDRAL HANDS. THIS BEAUTY WAS PURCHASED
FROM JAPAN AND ROCK WANTED TO BE SURE HE REMOVED THE
RADIUM AND REPLACED WITH MODERN LUME

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THIS IS A THE BACK CASE OF THE MAIN WATCH

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ANOTHER RARITY
MANY OF THE NATION WATCHES AND OTHER
LINE NAMED WATCHES
HAD MINIMUM JEWELED MOVEMENTS

SUCH AS THIS BEAUTY ROCK RESTORED & SOLD ON THE BAY
SEIKO NATION MILITARY WATCH & STRAP

YET THIS COMPACT 1938 SEIKOSHA MOVEMENT
HAS 15 JEWELS AND SWISS BARS

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THAT WOULD BE POWDERED LUMINANCE
ROCK GOES THROUGH $200 IN LUME EVERY MONTH!

OH… ULMOST FORGOT, THE PICTURE IS THE MAIN
MOVEMENT CASE BACK INSTALLED
NOTICE THE LONG STEM TUBE

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THIS SHOT IS WITH BEZEL AND CRYSTAL
LOCKED DOWN AND THE ENTIRE UNIT
READY TO PLACE INTO THE MILITARY
OUTER CASE.

ALSO NOTE NO LUGS WHAT SO EVER

UNLIKE THE 30 OTHER RESTORATIONS
INCLUDING THE LINKED NATION AND
THE DELIKATA PICTURED AT THE TOP

THIS IS THE FIRST TRUE MILITARY
WATCH WITH OUTER CASE
ACTUALLY DESIGNED WITH THE
SEIKO WATCH AS ONE PIECE

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HERE THE SEIKO HAS GLOWING
NUMERALS LIKE IT HAD IN 1938

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HERE THE SEIKO HAS GLOWING
NUMERALS AND HANDS LIKE IT HAD IN 1938

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READY FOR ACTION AGAIN

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READY TO ASSEMBLE

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THE OUTER CASE BACK HAS SOME BASIC KANJI

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A PAD OF NATURAL FABRIC
IS PLACED OVER THE CASE BACK KANJI


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WE ARE NOW READY TO PLACE THE
OUTER CASE TOP BEZEL WITH LUGS

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WE NOW PLACE THE MAIN ASSEMBLED
WATCH IN THE CASE BACK

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THE ASSEMBLED WATCH IS NOW SITTING
ON FABRIC IN THE OUTER CASE BACK

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HERE ROCK SNAPS THE OUTER CASE BEZEL
WITH LUGS  TO THE OUTER CASE BACK

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HERE IS THE OUTER CASE BACK

NOW WE HAVE
INNER CASE BACK
MOVEMENT WITH DIAL
INNER CASE TOP
WITH CRYSTAL
OUTER CASE BACK
OUTER BEZEL WITH LUGS
AND
CRYSTA
L

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OUTER PROTECTION CASE
DOES NOT HAVE WIRE LUGS

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NOW FOR THE STRAP

ROCK HAS UTILIZED GENUINE ORIGINAL STRAPS
FOR TRECH WATCHES – SOME WWII & KOREA WATCHES
AND
THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND RARE WWII JAPANESE
LEATHER STRAPS FOR SEIKO, SEIKO NATION
SEIKO DELIKATA & OTHER HATTORI-SEIKOSHA WATCHES.

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THIS ORIGINAL MILITARY STRAP HAS A 170.00 COST VALUE
IT IS NOT A CHINESE REPLICA OR A “NEW” OR
“NEVER USED” OR “NOS” STRAP. IT WAS WORN DURING
THE LATE JAPANESE IMPERIAL PERIOD THROUGH
WORLD WAR TWO. 

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ROCK IS USING OILS, WAXES AND DYES
COMBINED WITH HEAT FROM VARIOUS
WOOL AND COTTON BUFFING WHEELS
TO EMBED AND REFINISH THE LEATHER

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THIS STRAP IS AWESOME
FEELS LIKE NEW
AND LOOKS AWESOME

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LETS SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

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FEELS LIKE NEW

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EVERY PART AND PORTION GENUINE

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THE JAPANESE NAVY SEAMAN BADGE FEELS AS IF IT IS
ALUMINUM. IT IS MOUNTED IN A COPPER MOUNT
WITH SOME CHASING ON EDGES AND STEEL PINS

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THE STEEL PINS THAT GO THROUGH TWO HOLES IN STRAP
AND ARE BENT INTO LEATHER

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YOU MAY WEAR THIS WATCH AS WELL AS DISPLAY

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ROCK CHOSE NOT TO RE-PLATE THE OUTER CASE
FELT IT WOULD BE BETTER ORIGINAL

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WHAT AN AWESOME TIME PIECE
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WOW


CONDITION
– EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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THE SEIKOSHA MILITARY POCKET WATCH

THE WATCH AND WATCH FOB (IT WAS MADE AS A MEDALLION AND PROBABLY HAD A RIBBON) IN THIS OFFER WERE CARRIED THROUGH OUT THE WWII BY AN OFFICER OF RANK.

WHAT MAKES THESE ITEMS SO COLLECTIBLE IS THAT THEY ARE GENUINE ITEMS OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE MILITARY.

THE WATCH HAS A GOLD PLATE THAT BOASTS OF THE JAPANESE IMPERIAL MILITARY. ONLY AN OFFICER COULD AFFORD THIS WATCH.

THE WATCH “FOB” HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THE RAREST ITEMS MADE-AND IT WAS MADE AND PRESENTED ONLY TO A SELECT FEW!

THIS FOB/MEDALLION CELEBRATES THE 1936 DECISION TO BUILD THE BIGGEST BATTLE SHIPS IN THE WORLD– THE YAMATO CLASS BATTLE SHIP WHICH WAS TOP SECRET IN 1936– AND JAPANS DREAM OF DOMINATION OF EASTERN ASIA, CHINA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC NATIONS.

THE MEDALLION WAS MADE IN CELEBRATION OF THE THE DECISION TO BUILD THE YAMATO CLASS DESTROYER AND THE DECISION TO BREAK ALL TREATIES AND PROMOTE JAPANESE POWER.   

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SEIKOSHA

ORIGINAL SIGNED PORCELAIN DIAL
WITH

1-12
BLACK HOUR MARKERS
AND
12-24
BLACK MILITARY MARKERS
BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER RING
WITH
OUTER LUME MARKED # STATIONS
AND
5-60
MARKED NUMERAL SECONDS
WITH
LUME MARKERS

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BLACK STEEL HANDS

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LEATHER POCKET
WATCH STRAP

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IN MINTY CONDITION

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THIS 1936 ORIGINAL RARE MEDALLION
TURNED WATCH FOB WITH
IMPERIAL ARMY FLAG IN ENAMEL HAS
THREE AWESOME DETAILED
REPRESENTATIONS OF JAPANESE
1936 BATTLE SHIPS
PERFORMING MANEUVERS
CRUISING THE SEA
WITH A PROPELLER
DRIVEN  AREOPLANE FLYING
ABOVE IN THE CLOUDS.

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THE STRAP HAS A DOUBLE FOLD-OVER
WITH
SILVER PINNED REMOVABLE FOB

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AWESOME

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FIRST CLASS

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MEDALLION TURNED
WATCH FOB

COMPOSED OF
BRASS WITH
NICKEL PLATE

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THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA
CASE BACK HAS SIGNED
KANJI CHARACTERS

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THIS ORIGINAL SEIKOSHA
CASE BACK IS SIGNED
NO . 31
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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK

A NATIVE JAPANESE PATRON OF OURS

( MR. MASAFUMI OOWADA )

WHO TOOK THE TIME TO

DECIPHER THE KANJI

ON THE WATCH AND FOB:

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FRONT OF FOB WITH SHIPS & KANJI

“The first piece photograph is empire Navy”
(top-tei,bottom-koku,right-kai,left-gun,’teikokukaigun’)”

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BACK OF FOB WITH KANJI

“[THIS] piece is the memory [HISTORY-STORY] that empire
Navy performed large-scale maneuver dated 1936.
up right to left-shou wa jyuu ni nenn ??,i do not know last word.
middle right to left-tei koku kai gun dai en shuu,’teikokukaigundaienshuu’
bottom up to down-san ka ki nen,’sankakinen’ “

My grandfather had a similar thing.
(A “photograph” [IMAGE] of the beginning and end)
It is a very rare thing.

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CASE BACK OF WATCH

[THIS]  photograph is a North Korean (kitachousen)
abbreviated designation.(left-kita,right-sen,”kitasen” )

THE KITA-SEN IS FROM THE OCCUPATION OF KOREA
The No 31  IS JAPANESE MILITARY NUMBER OF WATCH


Korea was under Japanese rule as part of Japan’s 35-year imperialist expansion
(22 August 1910 to 15 August 1945). Japanese rule formally ended on 2 September
1945 upon the Japanese defeat in World War II that year.

NOTE
AFTER THE HUMILIATING 1905 DEFEAT OF THE RUSSIANS BY THE JAPANESE, JAPAN WAS MORE OR LESS AWARDED KOREA AND  MANCHURIA BY THE WORLD POWERS, NO ONE OBJECTED TO JAPAN’S ANNEXATION OF KOREA.

BY MID 1930’S JAPAN WAS AT WAR WITH CHINA, HAD TAKEN OVER KOREA AND WAS EXPANDING THROUGHOUT EAST ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC. MOST WWII FIRST FRONT LINE TROOPS CAME FROM THOSE TRAINED ON THE FIELDS OF BATTLE IN THE 1930’S . 

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GOLD BADGE
Nippon Tochi-jidai no ChoIn Japan
“Joseon of the Japanese-Governed Period”
Nippon Tochi-jidai no Chosen?).sen?).

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“Japanese Imperial Period”

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CASE INTERIOR IS SIGNED

SKS
FINE NICKEL
S57314

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SIGNED
SEIKOSHA
36-HOUR
SEVEN JEWEL
SCREWED BI-METAL
BREGUET
MOVEMENT

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  –  RUNS EXCELLENT
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RARE
SEIKOSHA
DINAH
[DINAH FIGHTER/BOMBER]
WWII JAPANESE
ALUMINUM & STEEL
AIRCRAFT CLOCK.

THIS RARE 1939-1942 JAPANESE AIRCRAFT CLOCK IS FROM A DINAH KI-46III  OR KI-100 FIGHTER. THE REASONING IS THAT PICTURES OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AS ILLUSTRATED IN THE WORKS OF DONALD NIJBOER IN “COCKPIT” SHOW HOLES IN THE AIRCRAFT PANEL THAT MATCH THE RETAINER HOLES OF THIS CLOCK. ALSO, THIS VERY CLOCK IS FEATURED IN SEVERAL OTHER MILITARY WATCH AND CLOCK BOOKS. THIS CLOCK HAS ALL BUT A FEW PARTS. ROCK HAS A REQUEST OUT BUT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET RUNNING.

 

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KANJI IS ON THE FACE IN LUME PAINT AS WELL AS…

 

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… ENGRAVED INTO DIAL ABOVE NUMERAL 6
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PLATE ON TOP HAS KANJI AS WELL AS STAMPED NUMBERS 9233

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THE CASE IS ALUMINUM
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THE DIAL HAS LUME NUMBERS 1-12

LUME HANDS

AND

THERE ARE TWO POINTERS

ONE BLUE

THE OTHER RED



THE DIAL DIAMETER IS 55mm

AND HAS A

BLUE POINTER THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE

OUTER GLASS RETAINING BEZEL



WHEN YOU ROTATE THE OUTER BEZEL

THE BLUE POINTER CONTACTS THE RED POINTER
AND

MOVES THE RED P0INTER

WHICH IS ATTACHED TO AN INNER RING


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.THE INTERIOR OF THE CLOCK IS STAINLESS STEEL

SIGNED “SEIKOSHA” and “7 JEWELS”.

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1940’S PAPER IMPERIAL FLAG
LAMINATED

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HERE IS THE
OFFICIAL
WW
II JAPANESE ARMY SOLDIERS
ID BOOK & TRAVEL RECORD
DATED 1939-1945
MANCHURIA
Showa 14 [1939] to March 1945

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 KANJI SIGNATURE “**PEN”
Japanese **Hanko or **Inkan Name Stamp
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OVAL EBONY WOOD
IMPRESSION KANJI
“PEN”

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WITH A
HAND STITCHED
LEATHER COVER


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SUPER
EXCELLENT CONDITION

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YOU SLIDE THE LEATHER
COVER OFF THE “PEN”

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EXCELLENT CONDITION
NOTE
A SMALL PIN HOLDS THE LEATHER COVER TO FELT

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THE END OF THE
WOOD “PEN”
IS CARVED WITH
NAME IN KANJI

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DETAIL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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THIS WORKS EXCELLENT

IN WAX OR WITH INK

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15
JAPANESE
IMPERIAL TO WWII
MEDALS

INCLUDING
NCO Merit Award (2)
Japanese Red Cross
Manchukuo
KOREA
RUSSIA (2)
CHINA
REGIMENTAL
Navy Badge (2)

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1904-05 War With Russia

A unique jugun kiso was ordered on March 31, 1906 by Imperial Edict No. 51 in recognition of those who served in the Russo-Japanese war which occurred during the 37th and 38th years of the Meiji period — Meiji 37-38 (1904–1905). The Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 – 5 September 1905) was “the first great war of the 20th century” which grew out of the rival imperial ambitions of the Russian Empire and Japanese Empire over Manchuria and Korea. The major theatres of operations were Southern Manchuria, specifically the area around the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden, the seas around Korea, Japan, and the Yellow Sea. The Russians sought a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean, for their navy as well as for maritime trade. Vladivostok was only operational during the summer season, but Port Arthur would be operational all year. From the end of the First Sino-Japanese War and 1903, negotiations between Russia and Japan had proved impractical. Japan chose war to maintain dominance in Korea. The resulting campaigns, in which the Japanese military attained victory over the Russian forces arrayed against them, were unexpected by world observers. As time transpired, these victories would transform the balance of power in East Asia, resulting in a reassessment of Japan’s recent entry onto the world stage.

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China Incdent
War/Service Medal.

The incident that occurred at the Marco Polo bridge near Peiping on the 7th of July, 1937 triggered a series of actions that would culminate with the invasion of China by Japan. The war medal was awarded to soldiers departing for service in China. The front of the medal depicts the “Yata-no-karasu” (mythical bird) on crossed Army and Navy flags. Complete with rays of light behind and the Chrysanthemum crest above.   The back of the medal portrays mountains, clouds and waves. The meaning behind this symbology is Northern China, Central China and the red Sea. The inscription reads “China Incident”. The “Yata-no-karasu” is a giant three legged mythical red crow which, according to legend, guided Jimmu Tenno’s army through the mountains. In designing the medal, the decision was made to depict the bird with only two legs.

The China Incident Medal (Sina jihen jugun kisho) medal was created by Imperial Edit No. 496 on July 27, 1939 and was awarded for service in China from during the 12th through the 20th years of the Showa period — Showa 12-20 (1937–1945). An amendment was promulgated by Imperial Edict No. 418 in 1944; and the decoration was abolished in 1946 by government ordinance No. 177. Although the Japanese government still uses “China Incident” in formal documents, media in Japan often paraphrase with other expressions like Japan-China Incident (???? Nikka jihen) or (???? Nisshi jihen). These terms were used by media even in the 1930s, and the word Shina is now construed by China as a derogatory term.

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JAPANESE 6TH CLASS ORDER OF SACRED TREASURE

The Order of the Sacred Treasure  is a Japanese Order, established on January 4, 1888 by Emperor Meiji of Japan as the Order of Meiji. It is awarded in eight classes (from 8th to 1st, in ascending order of importance). It is generally awarded for long and/or meritorious service and considered to be the lowest of the Japanese orders of merit (hosho). A European counterpart of the order would be the Order of the British Empire. It is awarded for both civil and military merit, though of a lesser degree than that required for the conferment of the Order of the Rising Sun. Unlike its European counterparts, the order may be conferred posthumously.

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JAPANESE 8TH CLASS RISING SUN MEDAL

The Order of the Rising Sun was awarded to military and civilian personnel for general merit. This award was given extensively to Japanese and foreign individuals. The award comes in eight different classes, or six classes and two decorations. CREATED April 10, 1875.

3 OF THE MEDALS
WERE WITH THE PEN

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PLUS
9
INSIGNIA
AND
PATCHES

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PRE-WWII
IMPERIAL
JAPANESE GOGGLES
LEATHER CASE

JAPANESE STAR SNAP
USED MAINLY IN KOREA,

MANCHURIA &CHINA
1934-1940

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IMPERIAL JAPANESE MAP
HOUSED IN A SEPARATE BOX
60 x 50 INCHES

OFFICIAL JAPANESE IMPERIAL FLEET MAP
“SURVEYS OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY TO 1931”

Sasebo is located in the northwestern part of Kyushu,. Sasebo has been an important naval base ever since 1883, when then Lieutenant Commander Heihachiro Togo nominated the tiny fishing village here to form the nucleus for a base for the Imperial Japanese Navy. In 1904, ships of the Japanese Navy under Admiral Togo sailed from Sasebo to take on the Russian Baltic Fleet. The Imperial Japanese Navy had some 60,000 people working in the dock yard and associated naval station here at the peak of World War II. When war broke out in Korea three years later, Sasebo became the main launching point for United Nations and US Forces. Sasebo provided heavy support to the expanded Seventh Fleet during the years of war in Southeast Asia. In the mid Seventies, US Fleet Activities, Sasebo played a vital logistics role in Operation Desert Sheild/storm during 1990-91, Approximately 1.5 hours from Sasebo is Hirado Island. This area was made famous to the American populace in the NBC mini-series “SHOGUN”, because it was where the character Blackthorne, (who was actually William Adams), became shipwrecked.

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Sasebo is located in the northwestern part of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four islands that comprise the main portion of Japan. Kyushu is bordered on the southeast by the Philippine Sea, on the west by the East China Sea, and on its northwest side by the Korea (Tsushima) Strait, which connects the East China Sea with the Sea of Japan. Kyushu is separated from the Japanese islands of Shikoku and the much larger Honshu by the Inland Sea. Currents within the inner and outer harbors vary widely with the tidal flow.

Those within 2 nmi of the inner harbor generally are less than 0.3 kt regardless of the stage of the tide. At low tide velocities approach 2 kt in the area 4 to 4.5 nmi south of the inner harbor (east of the main anchorage area near Ebisu Bay), and over 1 kt near the western entrance to the outer harbor. However, currents are generally not so strong as to hinder navigation. There is no record of a tsunami affecting the harbor.

Sasebo is located on the Northwest coast of Kyushu, the third largest – and with the exception of the Ryukyu Island chain – the southernmost of the Japanese islands. The southern tip of the Korean peninsula lies about 120 nautical miles to the northwest, Hong Kong about 1000 miles to the southwest, and Tokyo, about 900 miles to the northeast. Sasebo has been a Naval Port since the beginning of this century, first with the Japanese Imperial Navy and, since 1946, the American Navy. Today its harbor and shore facilities are shared by the U. S. Seventh Fleet and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force.

Sasebo has been an important naval base ever since 1883, when then Lieutenant Commander Heihachiro Togo nominated the tiny fishing village here to form the nucleus for a base for the Imperial Japanese Navy. In 1904, ships of the Japanese Navy under Admiral Togo sailed from Sasebo to take on the Russian Baltic Fleet
. The Imperial Japanese Navy had some 60,000 people working in the dock yard and associated naval station here at the peak of World War II.

In September of 1945, the US Marine Corps Fifth Division landed at Sasebo, and in June 1946, US Fleet Activities, Sasebo was established.

When war broke out in Korea three years later, Sasebo became the main launching point for United Nations and US Forces. Millions of tons of ammunition, fuel, tanks, trucks and supplies flowed through Sasebo on their way to UN Forces in Korea. The number of Americans in Sasebo grew to about 20,000; and some 100 warships and freighters per day swelled the foreign population here still more.

Sasebo provided heavy support to the expanded Seventh Fleet during the years of war in Southeast Asia. In the mid Seventies, US Fleet Activities, Sasebo became Naval Ordnance Facility, Sasebo, and fleet visits dwindled to a very low level. But on July 4th, 1980 this trend was reversed.

US Fleet Activities regained its name, and once again Seventh Fleet ships started to make Sasebo their overseas
homeport. Sasebo played a vital logistics role in Operation Desert Sheild/storm during 1990-91, by serving as a supply point for ordance and fuel for ships and Marines operating in the Persian GuIf Theater.

Approximately 1.5 hours from Sasebo is Hirado Island. This area was made famous to the American populace in the NBC mini-series “SHOGUN”, because it was where the character Blackthorne, (who was actually William Adams), became shipwrecked. You can visit the feudal lord’s castle and visit William Adams’ grave, a truly memorable trip to the past. The Ureshino Hot Spring Resort is about 20 miles east of Sasebo. Ureshino is famous for its abundance of natural hot springs, beautiful mountains, and the peaceful atmosphere of a soft stream running through the town. It is a popular resort for those who like to relax and enjoy taking natural hot- spring baths. Sasebo and the surrounding areas are a photographer’s delight.

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DUE TO THE ORIGINAL OIL FINISH
OF THE ORIGINAL PAPER
GLUES OR TAPES WOULD NOT WORK
AND MAY HARM THE MAP
SO WE UTILIZED A SPECIALLY FORMULATED
NON-BINDING “TAPE”
ON 4 PARTS OF THE MAP

IT HELD JUST ENOUGH TO ALLOW US
TO SET THE MAP
ALLOWING THE COVERING
TO KEEP IT IN POSITION

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THIS MAP IS IN EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION

THOUGH THERE ARE CREASES THE PAPER IS
HEAVY OIL SKIN
SO THERE ARE NO WEAR THROUGHS


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THIS IS AN AWESOME LARGE MAP
WITH FRAMING


WHEN PLACED BESIDE THE MAIN

MILITARYWATCHBOX™

THEY MAKE A
LARGE IMPRESSION

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WE ALSO ADDED THE FOLLOWING

JAPANESE MILITARY POST CARDS
TO THE MAP CASE


16 AWESOME POSTCARDS SO WE USED STICKUM
CORNERS TO HOLD EACH PHOTO AND POST CARDS
TO FELT. SO THEY CAN BE REMOVED
WITH NO DAMAGE

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PEARL HARBOR

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MOVED TO CENTER LEFT

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FOLDED & MOVED TO TOP OF MAP

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MOVED TO CENTER RIGHT


JUST IMAGINE THESE TWO BOXES
ON YOUR WALL

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NOTICE THE BLACK TRIANGLE HOLD DOWNS ON CORNERS OF PICS/CARDS

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THANKS TO ONE OF OUR PATRONS WHO RECENTLY PASSED,
WHOSE DECEASED FATHER SERVED IN WWII AS A NAVY COMBAT
PHOTOGRAPHER AND KNEW A HOST OF OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS,
WE WERE GIVEN OVER 2000 WWII PHOTOS, WE ARE FREELY
OFFERING THE FOLLOWING HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC
IMAGES AS A FREE ADDITION TO THIS HISTORICAL  COLLECTION.
WE ARE NOT RAISING THE PRICE OF OUR OFFER.

THESE ARE NOT PRINTER COPIES BUT ACTUAL PHOTOS THAT
WERE  DEVELOPED FROM ORIGINAL NEGATIVE FILM ON
SPECIAL FUJI ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PAPER.

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THE PICTURES ARE IN THE MAP FRAME
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THE
JAPANESE
PIC
COLLECTION

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DECLASSIFIED INTELLIGENCE MAP ON THE JAPANESE
EXPANSION LEADING UP TO WWII. INCLUDES AREAS
AND LANDS SUCH AS KOREA AND CHINA

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ANOTHER CLOSE UP

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AWESOME!

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ACE MAJOR JOE FOSS
26 KILLS

THE BIGGEST
American Seaborne Invasion Force
DURING WWII
Manila
“Pearl of the Orient”
Leyte Landing
Oct 20 to Dec. 31, 1944
2 months and 1 week campaign

THE FOLLOWING IS AN
OCT 24TH
NAVAL INTELLIGENCE PHOTOGRAPH
COVERING THE ATTACKS
AND
DETAILING THE RESULTS

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THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST AWESOME DECLASSIFIED MAPS
THEY WERE THE SIZE OF A PHOTOGRAPH WITH DETAILS OF
THE ENTIRE JAPANESE  NAVEL FORCES, INCLUDING DETAILED LAND
MASS AND OTHER DETAILS. FANTASTIC FOR THIS COLLECTION

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NOTICE THE SHIPS ARE EVEN DETAILED

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THE MAP GOES INTO DETAIL
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WOW.. THIS PHOTO ALONE IS AWESOME!

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IMAGINE, THIS IS ON A PHOTOGRAPH

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IT IS LIKE YOU ARE RIGHT THERE!

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PHOTO
JAPANESE PLANES
GETTING READY TO
ATTACK PEARL HARBOR

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JAPANESE KAMIKAZE
SHOT DOWN

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JAPANESE PLANE
SHOT DOWN

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INTERNATIONAL PATRONS PLEASE
CONTACT ROCK BEFORE INVESTING
SO HE MAY CHECK CUSTOMS AND SHIPPING 
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THIS IS THE UV PROTECTED
NON-GLARE COVER

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THIS IS THE ACID FREE BACKING
WE THEN COVERED THIS WITH ACID FREE
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 WITH 6500.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

**
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

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

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